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

Joseph Lallo
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (491 customer reviews)

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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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 25 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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23 of 29 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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9 of 11 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 18 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
1.0 out of 5 stars The Great Convergence November 8, 2012
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A let down from how much I enjoyed the first book of trilogy. By the time I read this edits must have been made. Still needs edits but the low score was due to the non-ending battle scenes.

Would have read better removing 1/3 or more of the book.

Removing the most interesting and highly described characters really took away the thrill for me.

Barely made myself finish reading it. Purchased the 2nd and 3rd book right after reading 1st in trilogy. Suggest you don't waste the time even with cost so low on Kindle because it ruined how good 1st one made me feel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 5 days ago by arthur
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed these books, great fun
Published 6 days ago by tania scales
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the last, not as good as the first
The first book of the series was definitely my favorite. This book was alright however, it marked the beginning of a drawn out story that I finished just to say I finished it. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars Love book 2
I don't usually get through books quickly, but can't wait to get to book 3. I hope it does not disappoint.
Published 8 days ago by Nancy G
5.0 out of 5 stars What a trip
I loved the action in book 1 &2. The characters and adventures were awesome. Well written and able to keep me entertained and guessing what would happen next. Great read. Thanks.
Published 12 days ago by Audrey N. Bates
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great book.
Published 15 days ago by gaylon
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fantasy book would be good for adolescents
Inspire of the grammar I read all three of the books in the trilogy. Good fantasy book would be good for adolescents, the story is kept clean.
Published 16 days ago by BarbAR
5.0 out of 5 stars Finished Quickly
Unlike the first book that took me some time to read I finished this book quickly. I was truly enthralled by the story and in love with the character development. Read more
Published 18 days ago by chimjim89
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Great story with plenty of twists!! Love the Heroes who are complex and yet most definitely human. Look forward to the last instalment!
Published 18 days ago by Gail
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good read.
The series has a good story line. It does spend to much time on battles and ugly monsters, but I just spent some time skimming those areas as they are nearly the same type of... Read more
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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, 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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