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Stan Nicholls
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drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 3 years ago
The first part of a fantasy trilogy, this novel deals with Reeth Caldason, a seemingly immortal warrior trying to rid himself of a curse and the various characters that he encounters along the way. It takes place in a world of magic where two rival empires are constantly vying for control. The bo...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 7 years ago
Quite a different take on magic where basically magic is the technology in the world. Reeth Caldason is the last remaining member of a tribe of warriors who were brutally massacred decades ago, he's cursed with fits of blind rage and apparently almost indestructable, and aging very slowly. He want...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 7 years ago
Reeth Caldason is still searching for an answer and now he's trapped between two warring empires and some pirates. The resistance are still trying to work out a way to survive and things keep getting harder. Looming in the background is Zereiss, a morading barbarian warlord determined to conquer a...
B. Morris Allen
B. Morris Allen rated it 8 years ago
In this book, and its prequel, The Covenant Rising, Nicholls has seemingly set out make a world where magic is a part of everyday life. However, he's made some strange choices that cause immersion in the world to be difficult. 1) very few people can make magic, though everyone can use it. It's not c...
B. Morris Allen
B. Morris Allen rated it 8 years ago
The final book of this trilogy (The Diamond Isle), was better than the middle book (The Righteous Blade), but not as good as the first one (The Covenant Rising). The ubiquity of magic replacing modern technology in a medieval setting continued to be an issue. It was jarring in the first book, wearin...
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