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- Print Length: 544 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: BenGalley.com; 1 edition (May 29, 2013)
- Publication Date: May 29, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D3O57L2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,359 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book picks up just after the end of Part 1 and the aftermath of the demon assault. Farden is still Farden; angry, bitter, and still suffering the effects of 15 years of nevermar use. While he slowly is regaining his confidence and strength, for the most part magic seems beyond him.
Farden, and the characters in general, are the strong points of the whole series, this book included. His interactions with his family and friends after his long absence; the distrust, hurt feelings, self-esteem issues, anger and pity, all ring true to me. Farden has to learn to trust himself, and those around him have to decide whether or not they should trust him as well.
To me, in the Dead Stars novels, there are two main storylines: Farden's daughter and the prophesy of the return of demons, and Farden's own journey of redemption. Ben, I thought, decided to end the book focusing on the resolution of one of these while really blowing over the other. I thought the ending seemed really rushed in that regard, with showdowns that had seemingly been building for a while passing in a blink.
Finally, don't expect all the minor storylines to be wrapped up. There were so many loose ends left at the end of the book, and while Ben may be returning to Emaneska in the future, it won't be for a while, which is slightly maddening to any video game completionists out there who have to have everything ticked off at 100% completed.
All that being said, the storyline that DOES get the full treatment IS very satisfying, if a little predictable. I hope Ben does get back to Emaneska in the near future, but in any case, I will look forward to his new work.
I don't know about you, but I tend to get distracted from the story when a soldiers gender unintentionally changes from female to male back to female all in one sentence!
Give it a try,
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Well on to a review of this final book "Dead Stars, part two", following the terrible battle for Krauslung between Samara (Farden's daughter) and her daemons and the twin Arkmages, the blind Durnus and Farden's Uncle Tyrfing. Elessi now married to Modren, under Mage is fatally wounded by deamon touch. Farden assisted by his uncle and a band of written must travel to the frozen North in an iron clad ship called Waveblade to seek many things, the Sirens are mysteriously silent...magick emanating from the North is getting stronger and where the battle lines will be drawn against the coming cataclysm. Can Farden seek help in Hel, the underworld of the dead to save Elessi and can the location of the fabled scalussen armour be located which would make Farden almost invincible against the daemon hordes?
Get ready for a roller coaster ride of a story. Completely absorbing, addictive, thrilling, a page turner of a tale of dark fantasy, blood and evil, gods and daemons.
This book and series deserves more than five stars. If you love fantasy, you HAVE to read this series! Ben Galley is an author to watch for in the future and I shall happily read all of his future books.
strong ending to every book not least this last one. Ben deserves to be up there - this last book is a good as Brandon Sanderson’s best. His writing has grown each book. Keep going fella, bat on my friend. Great read.
I thoroughly enjoyed the four books. The only lost star is that there were too many hanging threads at the end of the book. It needed one more chapter at the end...
Came latish to these books but very glad I found them. Well written. Strong main characters and a great support cast.
Well rounded and enjoyable. Thanks
The series is packed with magic, demons, dragons and a whole lot of imagination.
I can't wait for the Scallusen series to come. Looking forward to it. I think it will be as epic as Emaneska.
Thank you Ben Galley for an amazing adventure.
I didn't think this series could get any better, however, it did. I just couldn't put it down, up till silly hours wanting finish and was glad I did, it was amazing
(oh, and there's an amazing bit in the underworld).
A great conclusion to a great series, and I'm excited to see what Galley does next.
The hero/anti-hero is uncompromising stubborn and its his way or no way, get in his way and die double cross him and die love a hero that gives the evil a run for there money.
If you haven't read the rest off Ben Gally's book there we'll worth a read!!