A Blight of Blackwings

The Seven Kennings, Book 2
Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Xe Sands
Series: The Seven Kennings, Book 2
Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
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From the New York Times best-selling creator of the Iron Druid Chronicles comes the highly anticipated sequel to A Plague of Giants: A world-breaking war - an invasion of giant warriors - inspires a movement to fight back.

Soldier and avenger

Daryck is from a city that was devastated by the war with the Bone Giants, and now he and a band of warriors seek revenge against the giants for the loved ones they’ve lost. But will vengeance be enough to salve their grief?

Dreamer and leader

Hanima is part of a new generation with extraordinary magical talents: She can speak to fantastical animals. But when this gift becomes a threat to the powers-that-be, Hanima becomes the leader of a movement to use this magic to bring power to the people.

Sister and seeker

Koesha is the captain of an all-female crew on a perilous voyage to explore unknown waters. Though her crew is seeking a path around the globe, Koesha is also looking for her sister, lost at sea two years ago. But what lies beyond the edges of the map is far more dangerous than storms and sea monsters....

In this sequel to A Plague of Giants, these characters and more will become the voices of a new generation bringing hope and revolution to a war-torn world.

Don’t miss any of Kevin Hearne’s action-packed Seven Kennings series
A Plague of GiantsA Blight of BlackwingsA Curse of Krakens (coming later!)

©2020 Kevin Hearne (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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starting again

As with the first book in this series, I enjoyed listening to this one so much that I'm starting it again, some 14 hours after I listened to it for the first time. I just can't wait!

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One of the best!

One of the very best stories. I pine for the next book. There is such wonderful character building and the language K.H. Uses is very fresh, contemporary and story driven.

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Masterful Storytelling

‪Kevin Hearne’s masterful weaving of stories, creating the larger tapestry of The Seven Kennings is the work of a true Bard. As the threads come together under his incredible hand, readers are drawn in, waiting, mesmerized by the picture slowly coming together.

Luke Daniels and Xe Sands bring the characters to life ~ making them even more tangible in the telling.

Excellent listen. Fantastic storytelling.

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Absorbing and entertaining, Kevin Hearne’s at the top of his game with this series.

I enjoyed ’A Plague of Giants’ so much, and awaited the sequel so eagerly, that I read it three times!
‘A Blight of Blackbirds’ definitely delivered on the promise of ‘Plague’...
Kevin Hearne has created a fascinating world with a brilliant system of magic, vivid characters and this richly imagined universe you just don’t want to leave! Coupled with the brilliant narration of Luke Daniels and Xe Sands, this is top-notch fantasy to get lost in!
If you love fantasy, don’t waste another second! Start with A Plague of Giants, but don’t miss The Seven Kennings!

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Marvelous storytelling!

An absolute delight to listen to! One of very few books which I found enhances by the audio presentation. Marvelous storytelling.

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Amazing

I can't wait for the 3rd book... I can't help but listen. The characters come alive.

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Great book! Great listen!

All I can say is that I wish there was a way for me to give this book, and this series, more than 5 stars.
if you listen to it, you will get why I use this quote for this book - "It's just the BEST!"

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abrupt

The performance is absolutely amazing, both narrators really give life to the characters

the story is above average it's just abrupt, abrupt beginning and ending. It just starts the second the first book ended and just goes, which is good once I caught up. I do recommend rereading a Plague of Giants and just rolling into this one, also the ending of this book just drops off a cliff, with very little closure until the next book, its a bit jarring. I mean you're just humming along and then WHAM! Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program!

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Author/performer total knockout

The Hearne and Daniels team can’t miss! Great range of time, character and emotion. One new character had me laughing out loud in amazement at the spark of talent in the writing and reading.

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Exceptional as always

Loved the story! Couldn't wait for this one and now I can't wait for the conclusion.

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