From get go it was interesting, towards the end on the first part it sounded like whats happening, where are we, what we talking about, but then it a..Show More »ll gets cleared up. Every time I paused the book due to me having to do something else I was always left wanting more, the story pulls you into the 3 characters lives, I will be going onto the second book tonight, I am very keen to continue the story :) I really hope the the 3rd book is released before I finish the second. Also, I really liked this Narrator, he is absolutly brilient, well fitted to the book. I hope he does lots more, of this type of book FICTION like the Raymond Fiest books etc. Although he may have done more of them I just probly can't see them due to me being in NZ, the publishers won't release the Raymond E Fiest Audio Books here for some reason, and a substantial amount of other books I am interested in. Anyway I HIGHLY recommend this book :)
The novel is amazing granted a few things, first the character set up is at least 35-40% of this story. The writer does a great job showing their deve..Show More »lopment vs telling it via reflection, you can see the characters growing. Secondly, this book is intended to be one of several, because of that there seems to be a lot of minor loose ends. All of that aside, I think the novel was amazing. Very well thought out, structured and executed. Amazing character development and over all interesting. It kept my attention from the very beginning. Now for the narration, originally I thought Pete Bradbury was going to be too dry to endure. Surprisingly this novel suits him allowing him to show case his control over his voice. However, there are few times where knowing who is speaking can become problem. Overall, the novel is very pleasing and highly suggested.
Sort of following on from the first book except it took you through the beginings of all the other charaters from the first book so you get an underst..Show More »anding of where they come from and how they are going to meet up.
Towards the end of the book it got REALLY exciting with Arlin (The Warded Man) thats not to say the other parts of the book was not good, in fact i really loved this book, I will be REALLY!!!! mad if they don't bring out the 3rd book as I want to know what happens next, they can't just leave us hanging like that lol. Whats happening with Jadiers army, and the other characters, come on :)
These two books were realesed 1 month apart, and its been nealry 6 months wheres the 3rd Book! Come on Peter, read faster, give us that book :)
If you are like me, you're going to be a little disoriented when you start this book. It does not continue where The Warded Man left off. Instead Bret..Show More »t takes us back in time to learn of Jardir and the Krasia, but don't worry because he will get back to Arlen, Leesha, and Rojer. So, is this detour into the past worth it? Absolutely, Brett expands his setting quite a bit in this novel, adding new corelings, explaining the Krasia culture, and introducing new ways in which the corelings fueled magic of the setting can be used.
In short, like The Warded Man, there are all the aspects that build an interesting fantasy novel. There is not only the battle with the corelings and Jardir's desire to unite/conquer humanity, but discoveries about the world, and the relationships between the characters to keep the reader hooked.
Pete Bradbury continues to be an excellent narrator for this series.
My only disappointment was when I heard, "The End. You've been listening to. . ."
Third book in the series doesn't add as much to the world the author has been building as the first two, instead concentrating on carrying forth the p..Show More »lot lines started before and adding more background and detail to the existing characters. There are definitely some good parts to this book, so I would expect someone whom liked the previous two, enjoying dipping back into Peter Brett's demon world.
I must warn, however, that throughout latter parts of the book, I had a certain feeling that the author is forcefully contriving to bring everyone together for a grand finale to the series. This would probably be timely, as some repeating elements in the storytelling (characters' inner struggles and constant escalation in power) are definitely wearing on me. That, combined with diminishing excitement as demons no longer seem as much of a threat, made some of the sections feel more tedious than interesting.
Overall, there's more of what you've likely already read. The book doesn't necessarily add new revelations, but the story progresses along adding more depth to the characters, has a bit of a dip in the middle, but adds pace towards the end and finishes off with almost a literal cliff-hanger - so there's definitely more to come.