Treachery and blood magic threaten King Martris Drayke's hold on the throne he risked everything to win. As the battle against a traitor lord comes to its final days, war, plague and betrayal bring Margolan to the brink of destruction. Civil war looms in Isencroft. Finally, in Dark Haven, Lord Jonmarc Vahanian has bargained his soul for vengeance as he leads the vayash moru against a dangerous rogue who would usher in a future drenched in blood.
I did feel like the whole series fell apart for me in this one. I was not interested at all.
Tris spent most of the time in a tent or well outside the tent. His character lacked depth.
Kiara was somewhat better as she tried to navigate the court and people tried to kill her. But honestly even her character was flat and showed nothing.
Jonmarc actually showed some feelings. He did his best to keep the peace between humans and vamps.
Then there was Cam who spend the entire book in a cell and who cares, and his sister Carina who *yawn* did something.
The book took place during a week, and honestly only book 1 showed any real promise. I think it would have been better if book 2-4 would have been 2 books instead of 3.
The book left me disappointed. And too bad that I have the first of the sequel, sigh.
Paperback, 595 pages
Published February 4th 2010 by Solaris
Chronicles of the Necromancer #4
Vlora is an orphan living at a boarding school as a ward of the state. Even at her young age, she already has enemies: the Bulldog Twins, Baron Fendamere, and her own headmistress. When a strange man offers to buy her, Vlora runs away and takes to the roofs above the gunsmithies of Hrusch Avenue. It is there that she meets a boy named Taniel and begins a friendship that will change her life forever.
This is the story of how Vlora met Taniel.
I am so bad with reviewing short stories, cos they are short!
Vlora has courage, she wants more. She meets Taniel, and that meeting puts her in the right direction.
I like these shorts, even if I do not have a lot to say at the end. I also think it might even work as a stand alone. But hey do read the series! This is just one of the prequels ;)
ebook, 29 pages
Published June 28th 2013
Taniel is a powder mage; a flintlock marksman with the ability to imbibe common black powder to strengthen his mind, body, and senses, as well as shoot over long distances. Sent into short-term exile by his father, he's supposed to see some of the world and cool his head, to learn something besides life in the Adran army. His arrival in exile, however, coincides with the eruption of a bloody new conflict as the colony of Fatrasta rises up against its Kez suppressers. Taniel has certain talents that the Fatrastan militia could very well use, and he just can't help but get involved...
It's the story how Taniel met Ka Poel.
Ok so this is a short story, so not a lot will happen. A war is coming, he wants to fight. There is danger, there is Ka Poel. The end.
It takes place before the powder mage trilogy.
A nice short story. Always good being back in this world.
Kindle Edition, 38 pages
Published May 29th 2014