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In Forgery Divided (The Law of Swords) (Volume 2) Paperback – April 2, 2016
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David A. Tatum was born in Ithaca, NY, the son of a fashion designer and a book-collecting librarian who later became a spy. By the time he was four years old, he'd mastered how to spell the word "cat," which made inevitable his decision to become an author. Moving to Washington DC in order to keep his parents company, he started training in kenpo by the age of seven. Sadly, after failing to achieve his blackbelt despite twenty years of training, he gave up hopes of a career in martial arts and resumed his love of writing. By the time he was in high school, he joined a national organization dedicated to adventure and exploration -- later becoming a chapter president -- with the goal of using it to identify a route into the center of the Earth. Unfortunately, the Suffolk, Virginia caves he explored in order to find this discovery failed to provide this route. When his father died, he inherited a large library that there was no space for in his home and a life-threatening dental condition. He spent the next year and a half dealing with both. When he found that a degree in history offered him no local job opportunities better than your average fast food joint, he decided on a career that typically earns even less money: Professional writing. Now he's trying to juggle writing and publishing far too many series of books at once in a variety of genre, predominantly fantasy and science fiction.
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The battle scenes are gripping, as are the surprise way the spies travel around the countries. One of my favorite parts are when Euleilla meets her father in law and he doesn't know who she is. Watching each of them come to grips with the situation over time is satisfying.
It was a little dry when the Law of Swords was discussed but it should have been as that's what the Swords themselves thought of it when they had to study it ad nauseam in Book 1. But the rest was action packed and moves at a good pace.
This book was well worth the wait. I look forward to the 3rd installment. In the meantime I'm going to reread this one.
I waited 2 years for this book to come out. And it was worth it. So so worth it!
I look forward to seeing more of these characters, especially the elf introduced in the last quarter of the book. I'd love to see where her story leads. I already have an idea of who that will be with. But honestly, it doesn't matter because DAT is pretty good at crafting storylines I believe and characters I want to follow around like a puppy :)
There were a few continuity issues that I found: In book 1 Athy and the doc couldn't marry because they can't have offspring together and then all of a sudden in the middle of book 2 they are husband and wife? There are 2 other continuity issues but I can't remember them right now.
But that shouldn't stop anyone from reading this wonderfully involved, well characterised fantasy novel. Best thing I've read in a while.
The book does read well, but tends to jump around in each chapter, rather than devoting a chapter to the character involved, not a negative, but may have provided more impact or allowed the story to flow better.
No editing troubles, and only a couple of words missing letters or misspelled, so definitely a bonus there.
The growth of supporting characters as they interact with our hero and his wife is good.
The changing of the "bad guys", from the invaders to the Elves behind the thrones, possibly not the best plot move at this time. Involving more "lost arts" being possibly rediscovered, a good move.