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The Great Convergence (The Book of Deacon series 2) [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Lallo
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Book Description

The second in the Book of Deacon series, The Great Convergence continues the tale of young Myranda Celeste. With fresh knowledge of magic and steadfast resolve to see the end of the war that plagues her land, Myranda sets out to find and unite the five fated heroes, the Chosen. Each new warrior brings her world a step closer to peace, but does she have the strength to survive the trials ahead?


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About the Author

Joseph R. Lallo is the author of the Book of Deacon series, Bypass Gemini, and Unstable Prototypes.

Karyn O'Bryant is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and also has a degree in English literature. She has several audiobooks and television appearances to her credit, as well as over twenty-five years of experience in stage productions in New England, Germany, and Los Angeles.

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  • File Size: 609 KB
  • Print Length: 315 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477684425
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004I437ZO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,583 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine book (glad it was updated) January 11, 2012
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So I went ahead and read the first Book in the trilogy with much enjoyment. However, I held off of purchasing this the second book as many of the reviews noted large amount of typos and errors in the book.

Then I hopped onto the author's blog and noticed several posts about revisions to his books already on Amazon's, urging readers to re-download them.

Effectively, he's patched his books, fixing the rougher portions and problems. Being a self-starter, I can understand the reasoning. Now looking forward to the book, I purchased it at the first opportunity.

It didn't disappoint. While I enjoyed the first a bit more (which I believe has as much to with my almost never enjoying the middle of a trilogy as much as the beginning or the end) I still had a good time and did enjoy some of the methods the author used to play the reader into his hands. I won't give away much of the plot, aside from the warning that the author does manage to break a few tropes, even if he falls into a few other tried and true ones. Let's just say if your thought you knew what was going on at the end of the first book, be prepared for some eye openers, as well as some more knowledge about how the world is working.

I enjoyed the second book quite a bit, and am looking forward to the third title (when I pick it up).
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a let down after the first book. June 11, 2011
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One and a half stars. I rounded the review upwards to two stars as Amazon does not allow half ratings. The only thing that will cause me to finish this trilogy is the low cost and my curiosity regarding how the series will end.

My reasons for one and a half overall stars:

EDITING!!! This fact alone caused me to reduce the book from five to three and a half stars. If I thought the editing was poorly done on the first book, the second in the series reads almost as if it were a rough draft. As you read through the first half of the book you will notice numerous grammatical and spelling errors, erroneous usage of homonyms and the clunky use of language that was present in the first book, but the second half of this book is even worse. About mid-way through the book I noticed these errors were becoming more common, and even at some points additional errors were creeping in, such as misattribution of dialogue (in one case "Ether" is essentially talking to herself). Towards the end of the book there are even sentences that contained words and phrases that did not even belong in the sentence, much as if the author was writing one thing, changed his mind and deleted a portion of the original text but not all. This seriously compromises the flow of the novel and removes the reader from any semblance of immersion in the story. Loss of one and a half stars simply for poor editing.

Poor detailing of action. Without giving too many spoilers, in one action sequence the protagonists are battling a created version of the dragon as well as one of the antagonist generals. These "dragoyles", which number at least fifty, are constantly "focusing" on the antagonists but never seem to come within striking distance.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed. July 24, 2011
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I enjoyed the first book, so I had high hopes for the following books. This book was such a disappointment that I don't know if I can force myself to read the third book.
*****Spoiler Alert*****
Killing off Myn (the baby dragon) pretty much did it for me. I completely lost interest at that point. Before, when the dragon suffered fatal injuries, Myranda was willing to sacrifice her life to save Myn's. When Myn dies in book 2, Myranda's reaction was nothing like it had been in book 1. I didn't feel her suffering... She just moved on. Let's go on to Ivy's character. She comes across as completely pathetic. Once she was introduced, and Myn was killed, Ether almost had me convinced that yes, these characters were useless and should be wiped out. I found myself wishing everyone in the book would just be incinerated somehow, so it would all come to an end. Yes, there were grammatical issues in books 1 and 2, but I can look past that as long as the story still draws me in. Book 2 felt different, and Myranda was left out of the story too much. Also, please make chapters and a table of contents. When I read a book without chapters, it makes me wonder what your outline looked like.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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The Great Convergence is the second in the "Book of Deacon" series. I really enjoyed the first book, and the second was really good as well. I waited until after I'd read the third book to write this review, so I can't really say much about plot because there's too many spoilers. So, as a broad overview, good things happen, bad things happen, pretty standard plot arc for a second-in-a-trilogy book. The characters are very well developed, and that makes it easy to hate some, love some, cry for others.

Cons - still with the spelling and usage errors. Hopefully enough people will purchase these books so that the author can afford a professional proof reader :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars lacking December 30, 2011
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This book has all of the issues as the first. Lots of promise but rough. The editing of this one is much worse than the previous book. The author really needs an editor, the characters are disconnected and the narration is choppy, also there are "reveals" which are very obvious, the battle scenes are pretty drawn out and ultimately boring. I feel the author really does not know his characters which is disappointing because the story does have a huge amount of promise. In many scenes the characters do not react or act in ways that seem to flow with their development. For example the death scene is underwhelming and lacking in emotion, even though it was meant to evoke strong emotions and serve as a catalyst for the main character. Ultimately it didn't seem emotional for the characters and it wasn't emotional for me. It did however seem annoying and pointless. The flow really needs work, but the author has promise and so I will read the third book.

As long as this series is read with the understanding that it is rough and in need of work it is a good way to pass time. I hope that the author gets picked up with a publishing house so that the books can be smoothed out and the errors fixed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Totally enjoying this series.
Published 3 days ago by Linda D. Valdez
5.0 out of 5 stars Continued success in Deacon series
Good read. Excellent follow on to original book in series.
Published 3 days ago by James Bossard
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Very enjoyable, could not stop reading before it was finished. Now on to the next one. Hope it is as good as the first two of the trilogy.
Published 5 days ago by Annelia
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the story but it does drag at times
Love the story but it does drag at times. Good character development and a good story line make it an enjoyable read.
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I really like Joseph Lallo
I really like Joseph Lallo. The fantasy AND the scifi. I think he has great characters I can believe. This series I read in two days cause I couldn't stop.
Published 12 days ago by CarrieD
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent read, but not Literature
You really need to read the first of the series and the series prequel before reading this one.
In my review of the first book I said how all the fantasy components were in... Read more
Published 15 days ago by PlannerK
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this story
Can't put these books down. Love this story.
Published 18 days ago by Susan F. Bikas
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than book 1
Book 1 hooked me. Book two is now reeling me in without much resistance.
Published 21 days ago by Frank
5.0 out of 5 stars I have a new favorite author!
Spell binding! Absolutely enthralling fun. On to book three already downloaded. I will be reading Joseph Lallo, I highly recommend his work.
Published 24 days ago by Albert Einstein
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Grande me like the first book, enjoyed the development of the characters
Published 26 days ago by C. Brower
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A native of Bayonne, NJ - the fabled birthplace of George R. R. Martin - Joseph Lallo is an unlikely entry into the world of literature. After a childhood spent daydreaming and reading, he fully intended to pursue a career in the tech sector. He received a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from NJIT, and subsequently got a job working IT for a large healthcare corporation. Things changed when, in January 2010, his friends finally convinced him to publish the story that had accumulated over the course of a decade of spare time. That story, now known as the Book of Deacon Trilogy, was a surprise hit, and once he got a taste of the world of indie writing, he was hooked. Now he splits his time between crunching numbers at his day job, writing novels at night, and writing articles and reviews for BrainLazy.com, a group blog he helps run. His latest novels are Bypass Gemini and Unstable Prototypes, the first two books of a science fiction series.

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