Didn't need to spend 10 hours on jardeers (spelling) history. I hope the series doesn't continue to do this with other characters; telling the same series of events in painstaking detail in someone news perspective.
The narrator did a great job.
This book confused me at first. It started with a different perspective involving the first book. The story premise is great, and I enjoy it when the author can focus on the story. But he fills, what I consider the story line, with sexual exploits, which may act as filler, but distracts from the story. Although disappointed in this aspect, of what could be a great fantasy novel.
Having said that, I did purchase this second book after having problems with the first book, and now will purchase the third book given I am trapped into finding out the ending.
Hopefully there will be a conclusion soon.
I enjoyed the book except the first 1/4 I didn't really care to read about one of the "villains" they try to make him appear good but at first it tells about how they kill the week and rape all the women and then it has the smartest person in the book fall for him and acting like she doesn't even know about all the things he has done.
And so we travel into a new world, or maybe not. The intricate descriptions and the cultural mores are enough to satisfy an amateur cultural anthropologist, while balancing the information in and through a fantasy epic that is at the front of the line!
Take the trip! It will not disappoint.
I have loved the first two books now and I recommend them as a big YES! You must read them in order to be able to hang onto the plot and people.
I enjoyed the way this brought the prospective of the Warded Man's Desert Nemesis into the totality of the story. We learn from childhood his story and how he developed into one of the main characters of the story. It then takes it beyond to continue the story of the Warded Man.
A good sequel to The Warded Man bringing in new points of view and giving depth to all the characters.
I have very much enjoyed the two Demon Cycle books, but this one definitely suffers from whatI liken to being the "middle child" of a series, though I think there will be more than three books. There is a lot of character development and very little talking about the world that fascinates me so much. Brett touches on it, as if he is very much teasing us about the fascinating world he has created beneath the Earth's crust.
All my disappointment aside, the book is a great listen, the characters are fascinating and colorful and I can't wait for the next one.
Because of my poor eye sight, I have never read the printed version of this book, but believe it would be just as good.
I found myself drawn into the emotions of the characters. Hating the man from the desert for his betrayal, but understanding the need that drives him. The characters are rich and far from perfect people. They seem almost real.
The junglar Rouger
One of the best
The imagination army characters. Sand demons, come on, who doesn't love that
All of them
A must see. Too intense for words
Looking for more books like this and The Warded Man, Great Bazzare. Need more demons of this type
I enjoyed how the author can tell the same scene from multiple characters' perspectives. It adds depth to the experience.
I liked how he could make you both love and hate the same character depending on whose perspective he was reading from.
Definitely, I stayed up all night to finish it.