Psalms of Isaak

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 510 ratings

Lamentation Publisher's Summary

An ancient weapon has completely destroyed the city of Windwir. From many miles away, Rudolfo, Lord of the Nine Forest Houses, sees the horrifying column of smoke rising. He knows that war is coming to the Named Lands.

Nearer to the Devastation, a young apprentice is the only survivor of the city - he sat waiting for his father outside the walls, and was transformed as he watched everyone he knew die in an instant.

Soon all the Kingdoms of the Named Lands will be at each others' throats, as alliances are challenged and hidden plots are uncovered.

This remarkable first novel from an award-winning short-fiction writer will take readers away to a new world - an Earth so far in the distant future that our time is not even a memory; a world where magick is commonplace, and great areas of the planet are impassable wastes. But human nature hasn't changed through the ages: War and faith and love still move princes and nations.

©2009 Kenneth G. Scholes (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Lamentation

    • The Psalms of Isaak, Book 1
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Scott Brick, William Dufris, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    This remarkable first novel from an award-winning short fiction writer will take readers away to a new world - an Earth so far in the distant future that our time is not even a memory; a world where magick is commonplace and great areas of the planet are impassable wastes. But human nature hasn't changed through the ages: War and faith and love still move princes and nations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Enjoyable

    • By Meg on 05-15-09

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 2

    • Canticle

    • The Psalms of Isaak, Book 2
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, William Dufris, Eliza Foss, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    It is nine months after the end of Lamentation. Many noble allies have come to the Ninefold Forest for a Feast in honor of General Rudolfo's first-born child. Jin Li Tam, his wife and mother of his heir, lies in childbed. As the feast begins, the doors of the hall fly open and invisible assassins begin attacking. All of Rudolfo's noble guests are slain, including Hanric, the Marsh Queen's Shadow. And on the Keeper's Gate, which guards the Named Lands from the Churning Waste, a strange figure appears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Encore, Encore

    • By James on 09-13-10

    Regular price: $46.60

  • Book 3

    • Antiphon

    • The Psalms of Isaak, Book 3
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubenstein, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Nothing is as it seems to be. The ancient past is not dead. The hand of the Wizard Kings still reaches out to challenge the Androfrancine Order, to control the magick and technology that they sought to understand and claim for their own. Nebios, the boy who watched the destruction of the city of Windwir, now runs the vast deserts of the world, far from his beloved Marsh Queen. He is being hunted by strange women warriors, while his dreams are invaded by warnings from his dead father.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a significant volume that move the story far.

    • By Brian Layman on 07-11-16

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 4

    • Requiem

    • The Psalms of Isaak, Book 4
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori, Emily Rankin, John Rubinstein, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Who is the Crimson Empress, and what does her conquest of the Named Lands really mean? Who holds the keys to the Moon Wizard’s Tower? The plots within plots are expanding as the characters seek their way out of the maze of intrigue. The world is expanding as they discover lands beyond their previous carefully controlled knowledge. Hidden truths reveal even deeper truths, and nothing is as it seemed to be.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A wrap up and stepping stone

    • By Brian Layman on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 5

    • Hymn

    • The Psalms of Isaak, Book 5
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Now the struggle between the Andro-Francine Order of the Named Lands and the Y’Zirite Empire has reached a terrible turning point. Believing that his son is dead, Rudolfo has pretended to join with the triumphant Y’zirite forces—but his plan is to destroy them all with a poison that is targeted only to the enemy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A satisfying ending

    • By C. Andrew Hessler on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $29.95