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Armies gather for war in the frozen land of Angrääl, threatening to set the world ablaze. The elves are divided and scattered, and humans fall prey to the dark influence of the Reborn King. Now, Gewey is faced with his greatest challenge yet: unite the world of elf and human before it is too late....

©2012 Brian D. Anderson (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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  • SMAC
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 11-02-16

Great Series

I wrote a review for this one already. Obviously, it didn't publish. I'm writing this review now having just finished the 3rd book.

I'm very glad my original review of book two didn't publish. I'd given it 3 stars, as I did book one, and listed what misgivings I had while watering them down with things I'd hoped to see in book three.

I found those things.

I can say for certain now that if you are unsure about this series, for whatever reason, you should definitely keep going until you get to book three, by the end of which you should have fully formed your opinion.

For me, I really like it. It grows more complex and unpredictable with every chapter, noting that I believe there is a difference between predictable and inevitable regarding storytelling.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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More enjoyable than the first.

More enjoyable than the first. Moved right along. Starting the 3rd A. S. A. P.

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Outstanding book!

I am literally going through these books like water. I can't get enough. Great storytelling with great characters. Now Book 3

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Robert Jordan is that you?

Loved the first book. Hoped the second would take direction and develop the story's potential. Story meanders without further character development or plot enrichment. Feels like the same mistakes made by Robert Jordan are being relived here.

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Not bad, good story

The story is pretty good. Kind of a transparent story, classic good guys always triumph and bad guys not so much. Not much in the way of intrigue. Any suspense and intrigue is far too transparent and I was never really surprised by any of the events. Pretty easy to figure out what happens next. It's a good story but the characters are underdeveloped as is the same with the dialogue. Not much depth to the characters. The dialogue isn't very believable, and quite frankly pretty childish at times. People the main character meets are strangers one moment and the next they are lifelong friends and would die for him...There isn't much depth to the characters at all. Dialogue is simple and characters are very transparent (too easy to see who is good and who is bad). It's no wheel of time, or song of ice and fire but all in all it's not a bad story. I would recommend it to others but in terms of epic fantasy novels you could do much better

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  • Timothy
  • Springfield, OR, United States
  • 02-13-16

Meh

I listened to the first book and thought, "meh". It was neither a great book nor a horrible one. I decided to give book 2 a whirl, just in case it was a slow starter. Can't say as it was worth it. The book has a decent story line, nothing super original, and alright characters. However, there was nothing and no one that made me want to keep coming back. Except the fact that I hate not finishing a book. The transitions between the books are odd as well. Typically, the author builds to some kind of climax, then has some kind of resolution, though obviously leaving something unresolved for future books. Right? This one just seemed to stop mid adventure...both times!! Weird.

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story line is slow very little movement.

the main story line is sound but the progression is slow and although the reader tries to bring life to the book the slow movement kills the enjoyment this story could be.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Weak and Predictable

Would you try another book from Brian D. Anderson and/or Derek Perkins?

No, Brian Anderson needs a cleaner plot, richer characters, and better plot development. Aside from the formulaic plot development, the characters are massively inconsistent going from bigotry against another race to despising others with this same bigotry in a matter of days! Characters have compelling need to go to certain cities...who knows why, but its always in the teeth of danger. The plot gets dragged, and dragged, and dragged through pointless interchanges and obnoxious turns that add nothing, but deflate interest. The verbal interchanges are really weak too.

Has The Godling Chronicles: Of Gods and Elves, Book 2 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just the author.

Which character – as performed by Derek Perkins – was your favorite?

His performance is okay, a bit weird with some voices.

Do you think The Godling Chronicles: Of Gods and Elves, Book 2 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It needs one, but I won't read it/listen to it.

Any additional comments?

It gets worse after book one...turn back now.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Why the high ratings?

What did you like best about The Godling Chronicles: Of Gods and Elves, Book 2? What did you like least?

Cover art is about all I can say that I like about this book.<br/>Boring! Just goes on and on with nothing to engage. It is a y.a. story that audible placed in adult genre to fill in gaps. They do this often.

What was most disappointing about Brian D. Anderson’s story?

Lack of action! Boring lame characters.

What about Derek Perkins’s performance did you like?

His reading was good but too mature for this story.

Was The Godling Chronicles: Of Gods and Elves, Book 2 worth the listening time?

No,not for me. Others rate it high ,so maybe it's just my taste. Sometimes it happens,a book will be a favorite of many and I just don't see it.

Any additional comments?

Don't be fooled by cool cover art! "Don't judge book by cover" , will I ever learn?

2 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Tedious, at times

Long on Elves back story and back-stabbing but short on action. Does not move the story along much other than in distance traveled.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Maslasoren
  • 02-02-16

ok

Not bad, but plenty if time needed for someone to digest all the aspects if the story.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • William
  • 06-16-15

poor even by fiction/fantasy standards

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

people with limited intelligence or age

What could Brian D. Anderson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

should have read what he wrote and realized it needed burning with fire.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

not much. a dry heaving cat with asthma is more entertaining than the narrator.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

umm. no weak combat scenes. stupid dialog and no kick ass yes they just brought the awesomeness moments which other books had. it was like a long painful masturbation session but instead of the relief and pleasure at the end . you only are left disappointed and in pain.

Any additional comments?

this like cow tipping should be a thing u consider but never go through with,

0 of 8 people found this review helpful