Went straight onto the next book because was really absorbed in Mara’s story. Great story, heaps happening, filled in bits and pieces from other stories in the series too. Great book.
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When I started reading this one I was a bit annoyed at Mara (the protagonist) and thought she was a bit of a whiny little cow but I really got into her story and while I found some of the things she did unnecessary you could see where she was coming from.
(Annoyed now about the bad shot of the book but it was the best I could find grrr)
I think one of my friends have borrow the book I need to read next :( Will have to ring them tomorrow to see…
Krondor Tear of the Gods
I’m up to date with the characters and got into the story more this time. Great story, lots of action. Poor James always fighting something lol. Kind of good but annoys me when random magical things just “happen” to help then good guys win…but then again it’s just random black magic stuff that is just happening to make it bad in the first place so I guess I should accept it lol.
Can’t wait to read the next one but as it’s a different part of the series I have a feeling it’s going to change time/characters again, guess I’ll find out soon :)
Krondor the Assassins DONE
Still weird reading the book because it’s set back further then others I’ve read but get into this one quicker then the last. You see the beginning of William (Pug’s son) in the Army, James beginning to build his network and the Prince Arutha fighting the Nighhawks again and his twin boys are young and at home and his daughter 5-ish.
In the last few pages of the book it brings in the necromancy theme and the names of Savan (the dead magician), Sidi (magician who fashioned the fox-faced demon artifact) and Bear the pirate.
Definitely leaves the last few pages as a massive cliffhanger for the next book and makes you want to read it to find out more.
Krondor the Betrayal DONE
It was SO weird reading this book! Apparently I’m reading them in the correct order (or I thought I was) but this one is set 9 years after the battle at Sethanon and so much of the story has happened past this so I’m a bit confused. Gamina is only a teenager (not married, had children and died with James in the sewers of Krondor, so obviously I was a little confused). Thomas’s sword is still in the lifestone and Calis is still a child. Was a great book as usual but confused me a little with the jump back in time.
Not sure where it would fit in…will try to figure it out sometime.
Shards of a Broken Crown DONE
Liked the book, was a bit all over the place because it had some many different perspectives so at times I got sick of swapping while I read so I would read one or two and then when I got to the third I’d put down the book and come back to it later so it took me a bit longer then it usually would. Liked the storyline and a good moral of “are we really so different, life courses are chosen with something so fickle as to which side of a wall your born on”. Patrick is a very annoying ruler and hopefully he’ll be disposed of in the following book so I don’t have to hear too much else about him but we’re meant to dislike him so it’s all good. Sad that Dash’s new love died and often the futileness of it all. Really well written and interesting book overall.
Rage of a Demon King.
Liked the book, really into the story at the moment and already started on the next one because this one ended VERY unfinished. Still good book with lots of war craft, magic and intrigue.
Rise of a Merchant Prince.
Have definitely read this one before as well. Liked it heaps but Roo shits me off a bit with his cheating of his wife and his selfishness but I guess we’re only meant to enjoy the story and it is interesting to have a protagonist who isn’t a complete saint. Interesting unfolding about the Emerald Queen’s army and leaves you wondering what the corruption is and who the ultimate force is behind it all.
Shadow of a Dark Queen. Great book! I so remember reading it the first time but still great. Told from the beginning of Erik’s and Roo’s story, with their trip to the gallows, into their training as ‘Desperate men’, and then to infiltrate the Pantathians army. They succeed in stinting the progression of the Pantathians by burning their ship building equipment. With the story ending on the “heroes” traveling back to the kingdom to return the knowledge they have gained, and be granted their freedom.