By Anthony Ryan
Read by Steven Brand
The Raven’s Shadow Trilogy: Book 2
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In Blood Song, Anthony Ryan introduced readers to “a fascinating world of conflicting religions and the wars fought in the name of those faiths” (Library Journal). Now Ryan’s epic tale continues as Vaelin Al Sorna discovers that there is no escape from the call of destiny… “The blood-song rose with an unexpected tune, a warm hum mingling recognition with an impression of safety. He had a sense it was welcoming him home.” Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus’s vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus’s grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm. But those gifted with the blood-song are never destined to live a quiet life. Many died in King Janus’s wars, but many survived, and Vaelin is a target, not just for those seeking revenge but for those who know what he can do. The Faith has been sundered, and many have no doubt who their leader should be. The new King is weak, but his sister is strong. The blood-song is powerful, rich in warning and guidance in times of trouble, but is only a fraction of the power available to others who understand more of its mysteries. Something moves against the Realm, something that commands mighty forces, and Vaelin will find to his great regret that when faced with annihilation, even the most reluctant hand must eventually draw a sword.Learn More
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A New York Times bestseller
Very Slow Start But Finishes Big
This book didn't start to pick up until about half way thru the book, and then finally lived up to the hype. I, like many, prefer the first book, but now that I've finished, the new format worked in its own way. I'm just glad I didn't have to give up on the book, which I came close to doing on more than one occasion. My recommendation comes with caution, as I am reluctant to just go all out and say "Read This Book!". But I won't say no to the recommendation, because in the end, I think it's necessary to read if you have read the first book in the series, especially if you are vested in the characters.
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