With one month to go before the U. The subplot came out of nowhere at the end and seemed sorta tacked Sequel to The Red Wolf Conspiracy. Alifros, its peoples and creatures, is one of the more important characters. Events progress orderly, naturally, logically, and sensibly. Or does this mean men are clinging to masts and nets and thrusting wildly while clinging against gravity? The wizard Ramachni has left the travelers and retreated to his own world to nurse his battle wounds, but Arunis remains at largeweakened, yet still a terrifying foe.
Chathrand sails The Ruling Sea and some new strands in the web of the conspiracy are revealed. The ending was less abrupt this time than the first book, which is good. She brings up some good questions: Where does each one's loyalties lie? We shall tell them instead that this is a poor peace of workmanship. The view we are given of these rich and fantastic characters does suffer a touch from our limited view of them. A fine copy of this fantasy. This was sort of explained in that killing one of them can cause something bad to happen and they don't know which one.
This was its least attractive feature. Pazel has thwarted the sorcerer who would bring back the god but both sides now face deadlock. There are few readers that could have brought these stories to life like Michael Page. I don't care about the characters. A masterpiece of plotting and adventure, Redick's new novel takes the listener further into the labyrinthine plots and betrayals that have underscored the trilogy from the beginning. The rules are still unestablished. Before he can claim it as his own, however, and use its mysterious power to unleash the ageless Swarm unto the world, he must work out who the spell keeper is to restore the Shaggat Ness to flesh and blood.
An order of mine was shipped out in early September. On the surface its about good guys, bad guys, pirates and secrets. Redick's sophomore effort, and it shows in both good and bad ways. His brother Mektu was never meant for this world. Magi, mortals, daemons, and even the gods - Walker will burn them all if he has to.
In this book Redick adds quite a bit of backstory, and chapters devoted to sole development of the heroes and the villains. The setting takes place in Alifros, the current name of the planet. He has a knack of really being able to immerse me in both his story and the lives of his characters. And behind them all stands Arunis, a 3000-year-old sorcerer bent on scouring life from the world of Alifros. Can the war between two Empires be stopped? This was a good diversion, picked up as part of a grab bag at the library sale, and worth the time I spent, but I didn't like the world or characters enough to want to press forward. The main characters are living on this huge ship, along with a few hundred other people, and they're allowed their own quarters, given food and generally have run of the ship. These are the voyages of the Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand, her crew and her passengers.
More than once, Robert hits so hard, the bond between reader and story becomes immutable. That aside, this was a pretty entertaining book, a seafaring adventure with talking animals, mostrous insects and storms like you wouldn't believe, to say nothing of murder and magic. The six kingdoms of man are fractured, unallied and always clawing at each other's doors for more power. Robert Redick had the petal to the floor from the first chapter and never let up. I have been swept away by wonderful, fantastical voyage that this series has been. Where book 1 ended with only a nebulous suggestion of what the overarching story thread will be, the end of this one makes some definite moves toward setting up what is sure to be a girl can hope a gut-wrenching culmination of the series, even if it still doesn't leave you with a strong indication of where the author is going. An Outstanding Copy - Signed By The Author On The Title Page.
Some of the plot was disjointed and the varying points of view weren't as well put together as in the original novel. A First Edition, First Printing, With The Corresponding Number Line. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. We learn more about the Ixchel as they fight for survival against the Chathrand's rats, discover more about the true motives of conspirators, live with Thasha and Pazel as they face death and deceit, and watch as the Chathrand sails into the infamous Ruling Sea. Now, as the Chathrand sets course through the uncharted waters of the vast and mysterious Ruling Sea, the fragile bonds of trust and love beginning to form between the unlikely allies will be tested to the breaking pointby unspeakable terrors, magical wonders, and shattering betrayals that dwarf anything that has come before.
Redick's nifty Chathrand Voyage quartet. Ignus Chadfallow, Mugstur, Ramachni, and Neda Ygraël who is related to one of the main protagonists. When I follow the hint in the reviewer copy it will be The Night of the Swarm. That puts it miles ahead of many a book 2. Kandri is good at blending in, but Mektu is hopeless: impulsive, erratic - and certain that a demon is stalking him.
It is a wedding that will both fulfil the promise of a mad god's return and see her murdered. I feel like its a fair and proper assessment. Redick manages to add depth to some of the characters like Hercól Stanapeth and Eberzam Isiq, while further developing relationships some obvious and some not so , as well as introducing new faces Neda Ygraël, the Father , evolving characters, and occasionally surprising the reader with a major death or allies who are actually villains and vice versa. Further explored the world he created in the first, with some new and interesting features. And after a long search in various threads on websites I finally found it. What is left to say? Perhaps the conflicts and events that arose from them are in some way necessary to the plot at some point, but it did not feel to me as if they were weighty enough to carry a whole book.