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The Light of Burning Shadows [Epub] ➝ The Light of Burning Shadows By Chris Evans – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk New with shelf wear to front cover reflected in price The seuel to A Darkness Forged In Fire A gutsy fantasy set in a world of imperial greed and magical plotting with an eye for the ordinary soldier' New with shelf of Burning ePUB ↠ wear to front cover reflected in price The seuel to A Darkness Forged In Fire A gutsy fantasy set in a world of imperial greed and magical plotting with an eye for the ordinary soldier's plight that would have done kipling proud fic.

  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • The Light of Burning Shadows
  • Chris Evans
  • English
  • 04 September 2014
  • 9781847375582

10 thoughts on “The Light of Burning Shadows

  1. Jim Jim says:

    I really enjoyed the first book of this trilogy this one picks up where it left off Definitely needs to be read in order It was pretty good but I got kind of lost in how the magic worked A lot of the action seemed too convenient to the plot not particularly logical Good enjoyable characters Many were fun caricatures that grew in depth the dialogue had me chuckling than once Still overall I just sort of lost interest because I couldn't keep focused I had to just suspend all disbelief go along with it The third book isn't available in audio from my library but could buy it from Abebooks for 4 I might just do that for the entire trilogy but only because I think my wife would like them I won't buy the third book just for myself Not sure if I'll read it if I do buy it25 stars

  2. Joseph Joseph says:

    And now the Iron Elves most of whom are not in fact elves have sailed across the sea to a desert kingdom to continue the fight against the forces of the Shadow Monarch think Galadriel who succumbed to the temptation of the One Ring and others who would stand between them and their prize More adventure dark magic musketry complications ensue yeah it's a middle book but it's an enjoyable middle book and I'm cheerfully continuing on to the third

  3. Blodeuedd Finland Blodeuedd Finland says:

    This book continues where book 1 left off Konowa and The Iron Elves are destroying the Shadow Monarchs trees on islands on their way to the desert on the south There Konowa hopes to meet up with his exiled men the true Iron Elves and with them take up the fight to banish the Shadow Monarch But as they come closer darkness is growing and there are rumours about another Star falling in the desert Everyone wants the starts power for their own purpose and Konowa knows that he held it once and did not free his men from their terrible oath but can he do it again?I really liked book 1 A Darkness Forged in Fire It was good and then suddenly it was so good that I did not want to put it down Not the same feeling here because all books are different but this was still great epic fantasy and after reading this I do want to read book 3 that is out sometime 2010A negative thing about this book is that he did not move forward the possible relationship between Visyana and Konowa Are there to be books? Because then he movie it slow as it was now they did not even say a word to each other That was a tad bit slow since there obviously is something thereThe other negative part for me was that this was mostly about Allwyn yes he was crucial to the book as he can see their fallen comrades and talk to them he has a tree for a leg and he can handle the dark magic the best It was his story in a way still I missed KonowaBut don't get me wrong this was still good fantasy The battle continues and I am really starting to like the different soldiers while not so much others Here we learnt and got to see of everyone and of course big epic fight in the end when the star has come The Empire wants it the desert wants it mysterious powers wants it the Shadow Monarch wants it yes it's not an easy battle and he manages to surprise me in the endGood old fantasy with a big slice of military I do like it I will always like fantasy the best because it has this way of capture me the most It's the excellent world building the thought behind the political unrest and so forth Oh and gotta have a nice map too I want to see where I am going This book has all those things and I hope book 3 keeps up the good paceThey might be doomed damned and buggered for all eternity but that didn't mean they couldn't sparkle like a diamond in the sun and grin like a skull in the moonlight on their way to oblivion

  4. Christopher Christopher says:

    Wow Excellent second book in the Iron Elves series D As in the previous book the blending of Napoleonic mentality in a fantasy world works brilliantly D The characters as in the previous book of the series are rendered brilliantly in three dimensions and continue to grow throughout this book D Throughout the book the Iron Elves actually manage to gel into an effective force with great results though not without there hiccups along the way D Many of the character that you would have though deserved a comeuppance in the first book actually also grow in change resulting in the majority of them actually showing startling signs change for the better D Though their are some big exceptions DThe world in which the Iron Elves fight across is once highly detailed and rendered with Iron Elves exploring of it from islands to deserts D The are are many moments of action and adventure which is pretty much constant but at the same time this is interspersed with some of genuine humour ; D One example being its ok to have your friends and enemies with you on campaign but never bring your parents along;D The predatory wives also spring to mind D Lol An excellent book and highly recommended D

  5. Cinnamon Cinnamon says:

    THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS is Book Two of The Iron Elves series by Chris Evans I recently reviewed the first book A Darkness Forged In Fire and was thrilled to have THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS sitting here waiting or me I was excited about continuing the story ofKonowa and his men yet at the same time I was nervous I didn ’t know if the second book could hold up to the first but I was pleasantly surprised THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS held up wonderfully to the expectations set forth in the first book making for a great action packed readTHE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS continues the story of Konowa Swift Dragon a banished elf come back to civilization In A Darkness Forged In Fire Konowa was called back into service as the former regiment the Iron Elves was reformed With most of the troops barely surviving the ensuing battles between light and dark and the rest suffering a fate worse than death the bedraggled bunch create a great story Now in THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWSKonowa and his men embark on a mission to find the original Iron Elves while rumor of another fallen Star of great power begins to spreadFull of action packed with suspense and kissed with the perfect amount of romance THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS is a wonderfully epic read Evans does an amazing job of creating a world where a land of fantasy mixes with modern characteristics creating a world that is distant and yet very near all at the same time Evans style of writing and his ability to create realism in his stories forms an atmosphere where the characters come to life and leap or rather battle off the pageI’m usually a fan of romance but I find myself drawn back to The Iron Elves series Although I love the softer and tenderer moments that can be found the action seuences were fantastic and even a little addicting Pages after a battle I would find myself still going over the action seuences and would end up turning back to relive the adrenaline rushI mentioned in A Darkness Forged In Fire that Evans did a great job of keeping the tension flowing throughout the book This is maintained if not made even better in THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS Evans creates an ebb and flow of emotion as he leads us through the story Not even page on the book is full of action and suspense yet every page is tense Each word in the story leads us somewhere the feeling of something pulling at us uite palpable If you plan on reading this story slowly perhaps making it last a few weeks I’m going to recommend that you don’t even bother It is uite difficult to put down Evans’ work even so with this new installment ofKonowaMy favorite aspect of THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS was the fact that the story seemed just a bit darker We get to follow some minor characters from the last book a bit closely and emotions run much intense While the first book was a lovely introduction to the world of the Iron Elves THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS really introduces us to the darkness of the hearts of the fighters and those they are fighting againstFair warning time As in A Darkness Forged In Fire there are a few graphic and violent scenes Not enough to turn me off from the book but I wanted to put the warning out there nonethelessTHE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS was a wonderful book that is sure to please any Fantasy lover Even if Fantasy isn't uite your thing I'm fairly certain that the action mystery and intrigue gracing the pages would be enough to keep any reader enticed Although I still came across a few instances where the pace seemed a little off or characters knew things when I had no clue how they could know them I still found THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS to be a total winnerI would suggest that anyone who likes their stories with a bit of magic take a look at THE LIGHT OF THE BURNING SHADOWS This is an epic tale of magic and adventure that keeps the heart racing from the front cover all the way through to the back

  6. Daniel Macgregor Daniel Macgregor says:

    As a piece of literature other people have said everything that could be said and However as a history major I was suprised to find that the author was a historian Reading the book it does pretty good with its own world's history It is always treated as a natural part of the world and only is made the focal point when it makes absolute sense Also as someone who has had to read a lot of dry historical texts I can tell you that this book while not being a masterpiece if you have a few hours free will give you a nice little ride

  7. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Another episode in the trilogy Now that the Iron Elves are assembled the war against the Shadow Monarch heats up Very well narrated one stays pretty attached to the characters even the annoying Prince I'm looking forward to the final book but alas the audiobook is read by someone else

  8. John Tallett John Tallett says:

    Good steady read

  9. Valorie Valorie says:

    The Red Star will stay with the Elfkynan people but stars will certainly fall Konowa Swift Dragon and his Iron Elves now realize the full weight of the curse they are bound under and fear their immortality of service Konowa and his men want the curse to end but they don’t know how to end it To strengthen and reinforce their numbers Konowa sends the Iron Elves south to look for the former elven members of the group With the Shadow Monarch still alive the new Viceroy of Elfkyna under her spell and his men upset that Konowa chose to let the Elfkynan keep the star instead of use it to free them of the curse Konowa is ever determined to use the power in the acorn given him to defeat the evil forces and free his menHe just doesn’t know howStill suffering the Prince who wants to use the stars as collections of knowledge while expanding the oppressive Calahran Empire Konowa is at the breaking point Private Renwar is also battling his own ghosts Almost killed during the last big battle he lost a leg and neared death Getting so close to the other realm has put him in a state of living limbo Along with the constant pain of his wooden leg being rejected by the magic of the frost fire curse he is connected to the shades of the dead Iron Elves The Viceroy of Elfkyna now a dark servant to the Shadow Monarch is set out on a mission to spread her dark forest which he does dutifully as Her Emissary The frost fire curse gives the Iron Elves the ability to destroy the dark forests but the they use the powers the deeper they fall into the curse Now there is also a new flame a white flame that consumes the shadow until the body is dead Most interesting is that those who die of the white flame are cured of the curse and do not return as shades Unfortunately though they still die Can the Iron Elves harness this power to free them of the curse? Will they find the former Iron Elves and defeat the Shadow Monarch keeping the stars out of the hands of darkness? If you think this book is going to resolve anything you are wrong But isn’t that great? It means there are books to come At the end of the book you are literally left at the edge of your seat because you cannot believe that what has happened indeed really happened Evans very effectively wraps up his story with a proper cliffhanger to leave you wanting I absolutely loved the foreboding way The Light of Burning Shadows ended and am going to watch the web for information about book three which I have to readEven masterfully Chris Evans weaves in elements of our world into the one he has created I like connecting the parallels such as the Dwarf slave trade the one omnipotent creator one soldier raves about and the imperialist spirit of the Calahrian Empire that seems very familiar when one understands the history of our world If not for the magic and mystical creatures involved one could easily see this series as an historical and Napoleonic epic Fans of military fiction battles and fantasy are going to love this book I also think there’s something about the dark nature of the book that will appeal to people who enjoy supernatural and paranormal fiction The Shadow Monarch and the Viceroy are certainly evil enough to sate anyone’s need for dark forces For those of you who love romance there is some of that included too Konowa and Visyna like each other but they can’t seem to see eye to eye and Visyna is worried for Konowa as he wields the dark power She feels that he won’t be able to properly control or resist it He of course sees differentlyI cannot wait for book three because I need to know how the book will end I hope for the best for Private Renwar and I hope that the darkness is defeated that the men are severed from the power of the curse and that Konowa becomes the elf he has never been Oh and that he and Visyna stop fighting long enough to love each other properly

  10. Sensitivemuse Sensitivemuse says:

    As with various fantasy epic series I've read there are different story arcs in this plot You have the main plot; to stop the Shadow Monarch Then you have Konowa's uest which is to free him and his Iron Elves from this dreaded Blood Oath and to also recruit back his original Iron Elves army Then you also have the interesting plot of Renwar a soldier in the Iron Elves who has trouble with visions and hears voices He realizes he is different from the rest of them and wants desperately to end his Oath and free himself from his agony True this may seem like a lot to read but it's not confusing or muddled Everything is clear and easy to understand so you won't get lost while reading because eventually it all ties together in the end I loved this book Although I sort of had to go back and jog my memory a bit I loved the action and the doses of comedy mixed into this story There is plenty of action so you will not be bored with this book I find it interesting this nice mix of cannons and muskets with magic and swords It add a uniueness to this type of fantasy story and in some ways it reminds me a lot of the Sharpe series which I enjoyed reading as well There were parts in the story where the dreaded realization hits you and you're blindsided with a giant revelation or a surprise I've been blindsided at least two or three times reading this book Plus the ending was a total cliffhanger and I couldn't believe it ended that way and I had to reread the last few pages to make sure I got it right but I still couldn't believe it ended like thatI find myself very attached to some of these characters I usually do with several characters while reading fantasy You actually follow Renwar in this story as he's central to what's been happening and you see how he develops as a character I like Yimt He provided the comic relief but you knew he loved his suad and cared for each of them in his own way It was too bad you don't really read much of Konowa not like the first one as I like him a lot he reminds me a lot of Richard Sharpe of the Sharpe series but he's changed and not necessarily for the better Overall a really good book The plot moves uick and to the point Unlike some series where when you reach the middle point of the series everything stands still then the series start to drag Not with this one You're taken to the next stage with surprises in store I can't wait for the third one

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10 thoughts on “The Light of Burning Shadows

  1. Jim Jim says:

    I really enjoyed the first book of this trilogy this one picks up where it left off Definitely needs to be read in order It was pretty good but I got kind of lost in how the magic worked A lot of the action seemed too convenient to the plot not particularly logical Good enjoyable characters Many were fun caricatures that grew in depth the dialogue had me chuckling than once Still overall I just sort of lost interest because I couldn't keep focused I had to just suspend all disbelief go along with it The third book isn't available in audio from my library but could buy it from Abebooks for 4 I might just do that for the entire trilogy but only because I think my wife would like them I won't buy the third book just for myself Not sure if I'll read it if I do buy it25 stars

  2. Joseph Joseph says:

    And now the Iron Elves most of whom are not in fact elves have sailed across the sea to a desert kingdom to continue the fight against the forces of the Shadow Monarch think Galadriel who succumbed to the temptation of the One Ring and others who would stand between them and their prize More adventure dark magic musketry complications ensue yeah it's a middle book but it's an enjoyable middle book and I'm cheerfully continuing on to the third

  3. Blodeuedd Finland Blodeuedd Finland says:

    This book continues where book 1 left off Konowa and The Iron Elves are destroying the Shadow Monarchs trees on islands on their way to the desert on the south There Konowa hopes to meet up with his exiled men the true Iron Elves and with them take up the fight to banish the Shadow Monarch But as they come closer darkness is growing and there are rumours about another Star falling in the desert Everyone wants the starts power for their own purpose and Konowa knows that he held it once and did not free his men from their terrible oath but can he do it again?I really liked book 1 A Darkness Forged in Fire It was good and then suddenly it was so good that I did not want to put it down Not the same feeling here because all books are different but this was still great epic fantasy and after reading this I do want to read book 3 that is out sometime 2010A negative thing about this book is that he did not move forward the possible relationship between Visyana and Konowa Are there to be books? Because then he movie it slow as it was now they did not even say a word to each other That was a tad bit slow since there obviously is something thereThe other negative part for me was that this was mostly about Allwyn yes he was crucial to the book as he can see their fallen comrades and talk to them he has a tree for a leg and he can handle the dark magic the best It was his story in a way still I missed KonowaBut don't get me wrong this was still good fantasy The battle continues and I am really starting to like the different soldiers while not so much others Here we learnt and got to see of everyone and of course big epic fight in the end when the star has come The Empire wants it the desert wants it mysterious powers wants it the Shadow Monarch wants it yes it's not an easy battle and he manages to surprise me in the endGood old fantasy with a big slice of military I do like it I will always like fantasy the best because it has this way of capture me the most It's the excellent world building the thought behind the political unrest and so forth Oh and gotta have a nice map too I want to see where I am going This book has all those things and I hope book 3 keeps up the good paceThey might be doomed damned and buggered for all eternity but that didn't mean they couldn't sparkle like a diamond in the sun and grin like a skull in the moonlight on their way to oblivion

  4. Christopher Christopher says:

    Wow Excellent second book in the Iron Elves series D As in the previous book the blending of Napoleonic mentality in a fantasy world works brilliantly D The characters as in the previous book of the series are rendered brilliantly in three dimensions and continue to grow throughout this book D Throughout the book the Iron Elves actually manage to gel into an effective force with great results though not without there hiccups along the way D Many of the character that you would have though deserved a comeuppance in the first book actually also grow in change resulting in the majority of them actually showing startling signs change for the better D Though their are some big exceptions DThe world in which the Iron Elves fight across is once highly detailed and rendered with Iron Elves exploring of it from islands to deserts D The are are many moments of action and adventure which is pretty much constant but at the same time this is interspersed with some of genuine humour ; D One example being its ok to have your friends and enemies with you on campaign but never bring your parents along;D The predatory wives also spring to mind D Lol An excellent book and highly recommended D

  5. Cinnamon Cinnamon says:

    THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS is Book Two of The Iron Elves series by Chris Evans I recently reviewed the first book A Darkness Forged In Fire and was thrilled to have THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS sitting here waiting or me I was excited about continuing the story ofKonowa and his men yet at the same time I was nervous I didn ’t know if the second book could hold up to the first but I was pleasantly surprised THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS held up wonderfully to the expectations set forth in the first book making for a great action packed readTHE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS continues the story of Konowa Swift Dragon a banished elf come back to civilization In A Darkness Forged In Fire Konowa was called back into service as the former regiment the Iron Elves was reformed With most of the troops barely surviving the ensuing battles between light and dark and the rest suffering a fate worse than death the bedraggled bunch create a great story Now in THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWSKonowa and his men embark on a mission to find the original Iron Elves while rumor of another fallen Star of great power begins to spreadFull of action packed with suspense and kissed with the perfect amount of romance THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS is a wonderfully epic read Evans does an amazing job of creating a world where a land of fantasy mixes with modern characteristics creating a world that is distant and yet very near all at the same time Evans style of writing and his ability to create realism in his stories forms an atmosphere where the characters come to life and leap or rather battle off the pageI’m usually a fan of romance but I find myself drawn back to The Iron Elves series Although I love the softer and tenderer moments that can be found the action seuences were fantastic and even a little addicting Pages after a battle I would find myself still going over the action seuences and would end up turning back to relive the adrenaline rushI mentioned in A Darkness Forged In Fire that Evans did a great job of keeping the tension flowing throughout the book This is maintained if not made even better in THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS Evans creates an ebb and flow of emotion as he leads us through the story Not even page on the book is full of action and suspense yet every page is tense Each word in the story leads us somewhere the feeling of something pulling at us uite palpable If you plan on reading this story slowly perhaps making it last a few weeks I’m going to recommend that you don’t even bother It is uite difficult to put down Evans’ work even so with this new installment ofKonowaMy favorite aspect of THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS was the fact that the story seemed just a bit darker We get to follow some minor characters from the last book a bit closely and emotions run much intense While the first book was a lovely introduction to the world of the Iron Elves THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS really introduces us to the darkness of the hearts of the fighters and those they are fighting againstFair warning time As in A Darkness Forged In Fire there are a few graphic and violent scenes Not enough to turn me off from the book but I wanted to put the warning out there nonethelessTHE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS was a wonderful book that is sure to please any Fantasy lover Even if Fantasy isn't uite your thing I'm fairly certain that the action mystery and intrigue gracing the pages would be enough to keep any reader enticed Although I still came across a few instances where the pace seemed a little off or characters knew things when I had no clue how they could know them I still found THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS to be a total winnerI would suggest that anyone who likes their stories with a bit of magic take a look at THE LIGHT OF THE BURNING SHADOWS This is an epic tale of magic and adventure that keeps the heart racing from the front cover all the way through to the back

  6. Daniel Macgregor Daniel Macgregor says:

    As a piece of literature other people have said everything that could be said and However as a history major I was suprised to find that the author was a historian Reading the book it does pretty good with its own world's history It is always treated as a natural part of the world and only is made the focal point when it makes absolute sense Also as someone who has had to read a lot of dry historical texts I can tell you that this book while not being a masterpiece if you have a few hours free will give you a nice little ride

  7. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Another episode in the trilogy Now that the Iron Elves are assembled the war against the Shadow Monarch heats up Very well narrated one stays pretty attached to the characters even the annoying Prince I'm looking forward to the final book but alas the audiobook is read by someone else

  8. John Tallett John Tallett says:

    Good steady read

  9. Valorie Valorie says:

    The Red Star will stay with the Elfkynan people but stars will certainly fall Konowa Swift Dragon and his Iron Elves now realize the full weight of the curse they are bound under and fear their immortality of service Konowa and his men want the curse to end but they don’t know how to end it To strengthen and reinforce their numbers Konowa sends the Iron Elves south to look for the former elven members of the group With the Shadow Monarch still alive the new Viceroy of Elfkyna under her spell and his men upset that Konowa chose to let the Elfkynan keep the star instead of use it to free them of the curse Konowa is ever determined to use the power in the acorn given him to defeat the evil forces and free his menHe just doesn’t know howStill suffering the Prince who wants to use the stars as collections of knowledge while expanding the oppressive Calahran Empire Konowa is at the breaking point Private Renwar is also battling his own ghosts Almost killed during the last big battle he lost a leg and neared death Getting so close to the other realm has put him in a state of living limbo Along with the constant pain of his wooden leg being rejected by the magic of the frost fire curse he is connected to the shades of the dead Iron Elves The Viceroy of Elfkyna now a dark servant to the Shadow Monarch is set out on a mission to spread her dark forest which he does dutifully as Her Emissary The frost fire curse gives the Iron Elves the ability to destroy the dark forests but the they use the powers the deeper they fall into the curse Now there is also a new flame a white flame that consumes the shadow until the body is dead Most interesting is that those who die of the white flame are cured of the curse and do not return as shades Unfortunately though they still die Can the Iron Elves harness this power to free them of the curse? Will they find the former Iron Elves and defeat the Shadow Monarch keeping the stars out of the hands of darkness? If you think this book is going to resolve anything you are wrong But isn’t that great? It means there are books to come At the end of the book you are literally left at the edge of your seat because you cannot believe that what has happened indeed really happened Evans very effectively wraps up his story with a proper cliffhanger to leave you wanting I absolutely loved the foreboding way The Light of Burning Shadows ended and am going to watch the web for information about book three which I have to readEven masterfully Chris Evans weaves in elements of our world into the one he has created I like connecting the parallels such as the Dwarf slave trade the one omnipotent creator one soldier raves about and the imperialist spirit of the Calahrian Empire that seems very familiar when one understands the history of our world If not for the magic and mystical creatures involved one could easily see this series as an historical and Napoleonic epic Fans of military fiction battles and fantasy are going to love this book I also think there’s something about the dark nature of the book that will appeal to people who enjoy supernatural and paranormal fiction The Shadow Monarch and the Viceroy are certainly evil enough to sate anyone’s need for dark forces For those of you who love romance there is some of that included too Konowa and Visyna like each other but they can’t seem to see eye to eye and Visyna is worried for Konowa as he wields the dark power She feels that he won’t be able to properly control or resist it He of course sees differentlyI cannot wait for book three because I need to know how the book will end I hope for the best for Private Renwar and I hope that the darkness is defeated that the men are severed from the power of the curse and that Konowa becomes the elf he has never been Oh and that he and Visyna stop fighting long enough to love each other properly

  10. Sensitivemuse Sensitivemuse says:

    As with various fantasy epic series I've read there are different story arcs in this plot You have the main plot; to stop the Shadow Monarch Then you have Konowa's uest which is to free him and his Iron Elves from this dreaded Blood Oath and to also recruit back his original Iron Elves army Then you also have the interesting plot of Renwar a soldier in the Iron Elves who has trouble with visions and hears voices He realizes he is different from the rest of them and wants desperately to end his Oath and free himself from his agony True this may seem like a lot to read but it's not confusing or muddled Everything is clear and easy to understand so you won't get lost while reading because eventually it all ties together in the end I loved this book Although I sort of had to go back and jog my memory a bit I loved the action and the doses of comedy mixed into this story There is plenty of action so you will not be bored with this book I find it interesting this nice mix of cannons and muskets with magic and swords It add a uniueness to this type of fantasy story and in some ways it reminds me a lot of the Sharpe series which I enjoyed reading as well There were parts in the story where the dreaded realization hits you and you're blindsided with a giant revelation or a surprise I've been blindsided at least two or three times reading this book Plus the ending was a total cliffhanger and I couldn't believe it ended that way and I had to reread the last few pages to make sure I got it right but I still couldn't believe it ended like thatI find myself very attached to some of these characters I usually do with several characters while reading fantasy You actually follow Renwar in this story as he's central to what's been happening and you see how he develops as a character I like Yimt He provided the comic relief but you knew he loved his suad and cared for each of them in his own way It was too bad you don't really read much of Konowa not like the first one as I like him a lot he reminds me a lot of Richard Sharpe of the Sharpe series but he's changed and not necessarily for the better Overall a really good book The plot moves uick and to the point Unlike some series where when you reach the middle point of the series everything stands still then the series start to drag Not with this one You're taken to the next stage with surprises in store I can't wait for the third one

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