With the Leran threat laid to rest, Alec and Seregil are now able to turn their attention to the ancient evil which threatens their land. The Plenimarans, at war with Skalans, have decided to defeat their ancient enemy by raising up the Dead God, Seriamaius. The early attempts at this... show more
With the Leran threat laid to rest, Alec and Seregil are now able to turn their attention to the ancient evil which threatens their land. The Plenimarans, at war with Skalans, have decided to defeat their ancient enemy by raising up the Dead God, Seriamaius. The early attempts at this reincarnation--masterminded by the sinister Duke Mardus and his sorcerous minion Vargul Ashnazai--once left Seregil in a sorcerous coma. Now, an ancient prophecy points to his continuing role in the quest to stop Mardus in his dread purpose.Seregil's friend and Mentor, the wizard Nysander, has long been the guardian of a deadly secret. In a secret, silver-lined room hidden well beneath the Oreska, he has served for most of his 300 years as the keeper of a nondescript clay cup. But this cup, combined with a crystal crown and some wooden disks, forms the Helm of Seriamaius, and any mortal donning the reconstructed Helm will become the incarnation of the god on earth.Nysander holds the cup and Mardus the wooden disks--one of which was responsible for Seregil's coma--but the crown must still be located. Threatened under pain of death by Nysander to keep his quest a secret even from his loyal companion, Alec, Seregil is dispatched to find the last missing piece of the Helm so that he and Nysander can destroy it. But this is only the beginning of one of his deadliest journeys ever, for the prophecy also holds that four will come together in a time of darkness, and gradually all that Seregil values is placed at risk as he, Alec, Nysander and Micum are drawn into a deadly web of terror and intrigue.
Publish date: November 17th 2010
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Nightrunner (#2)
The sequel to "Luck in the Shadows", this novel essentially closes the story arc relating to the ritualistic reconstitution of an ancient object of power by a nasty modern-day pair (a politician and a wizard, of course). It also sees the first kiss between our two heroes, who have certainly dilly-da...
Ugh, these books held up so much better than I thought they would. Really solid high fantasy genre.
This series is good classic fantasy (with the exception that the MCs' romantic interests are broader than normal - but the romance is rather in the background and there's no on-page sex). In this book, events moved quicker and there was more action than in the first part of the series, which was a b...
[Originally posted on tumblr on 14. January 2014] I finished Lynn Flewelling’s second book of the Nightrunner series ‘Stalking Darkness' in record time. Okay, I admit I was curious about the main characters becoming a pair but then there was also EVERYTHING ELSE. I mean, the main plot was sometime...
Story: Nachdem die Spione Alec und Seregil die Hintergründe des Komplotts gegen Königin Idrilain erfolgreich aufklären und sogar noch das ein oder andere Geheimnis aufdecken konnten, kehrt ein unsicherer Frieden ein. Doch schon bald werfen die düsteren Vorboten des Krieges ihre Schatten voraus und d...