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Publisher's Summary

Control of the land under the Northern Sky rests in the balance as two fierce races collide in the sequel to The Wolf, a thrilling and savagely visceral epic fantasy from Leo Carew, an author who "will remind readers of George R. R. Martin, David Gemmell, or...Joe Abercrombie." (Booklist)

Roper, the Black Lord of the north, may have vanquished the Suthern army at the Battle of Harstathur. But the greatest threat to his people lies in the hands of more shadowy forces.

In the south, the disgraced Bellamus bides his time. Learning that the young Lord Roper is planning to invade the southern lands, Bellamus conspires with his Queen to unleash a weapon so deadly it could wipe out Roper's kind altogether.

And at a time when Roper needs his friends more than ever, treachery from within puts the lives of those he loves in mortal danger....

For more from Leo Carew, check out:

Under the Northern Sky:

  1. The Wolf
  2. The Spider
©2019 Leo Carew (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Never read such an oblivious protagonists

I struggled through the first book. Hated the protagonist. Read so many reviews that said it got better so forced myself through the second. Im So infuriated with the main character and the author. his many shortcomings and sheer blindness to what everyone sees and tries to make it seem like a positive character trait. By the end of this book I literally said "every bad thing that happens as a result of this guy's foolish behavior is good for him" I wanted to love these books, in the end I couldn't even like them.

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Amazing

Top 10 ten for sure. I was on the edge of my seat ! from start to finish.

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Fantastic - 1 critique only

Fantastic story, just like the first in the series. Also like the first, the characters just lack something slightly. While I did find myself loving certain characters and enjoying the depiction of the others, there could be more development of who they are and what drives them.

With that said, this is a great book and performance. Definitely recommend. I see people have criticized Roper's naivety - I didn't think much of it... it's only applicable a couple of times at most in this book, and those are not blatant. The author portrays the perspective of various characters at times, which could fuel the sense of "how could he not know?!". If you recognize and appreciate the changing perspective, it makes for a cool experience.

If I didn't already enjoy the book, the last chapter and epilogue would have pushed me over the edge. As it was, I was left with such powerful emotion that I was briefly thinking this is the best book I've ever heard. I wouldn't truly say that, but it's a good one. Check it out for yourself!

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Good storyline, but jumps too much

Although the storyline is good and unlike the first book, this book takes too many jumps. It leaves a lot of questions in the middle but picks up enough at the end to want to continue the series.

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Masterful with the perfect narrator

Knowing from the beginning of what was to come on the close of the book had every chapter lingering with nausea inducing anticipation. The how and when kept this as interesting as it gets. The narration is spot on; truly enhanced the story

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Eagerly waiting for the next book

A unique story driven by memorable characters and delivered by a compelling narrator. I'll be waiting to see what is to come in the next book.

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Fantastic Sequel

Another fantastic book! This was as entertaining add the first. I hope there are many more to come!