Canticle

Canticle

Book - 2009
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Come back to the Named Lands in this compelling sequel to Ken Scholes amazing novel Lamentation .It is nine months after the end of the previous book.  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, with a message for Petronus, the Hidden Pope.Thus begins the second movement of The Psalms of Isaak, Canticle .
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2009
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780765321282
0765321289
Branch Call Number: FIC Schol 6939
Characteristics: 384 p. :,map. --

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lasertravis Jan 25, 2012

This is like the Empire Strikes Back of the series so far. All that was made right in Lamentation is turned on it's ear in this novel. Just as good as the first, and in many ways superior. The world building continues, set firmly on the foundation Scholes built in the first novel. The twisting plots and emotional highs and lows continue throughout. There are fewer action scenes in this one, but the book still moves along very well. I was entertained and enthralled from start to finish. I am currently reading the third book in the series and hope to read them all.

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dida
Mar 09, 2010

Enjoyable read with a good storyline. Plot has some interesting twists, but the characters themselves could be more developed/less stereotyped. As in the last book, longer segments before point of view transitions would be have been an improvement.

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Mar 09, 2010

dida thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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