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Shadow's Lure (Shadow Saga) Paperback – June 21, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
-- Joe Bonadonna, author of MAD SHADOWS: THE WEIRD TALES OF DORGO THE DOWSER
This guy, this Sprunk fellow, I think he's the real deal. A true talent. He has a knack for writing edgy characters, rather in the same vein as, say, Brent Weeks or Peter Brett. Heck, he may just be fast approaching the level of the Undisputed King of Heroic Fantasy, David Gemmell (only time will tell, but I plan on giving Jon Sprunk lots of my time). Five stars! Read this series. Now.
I'm still enjoying this series enough to get book 3 when it is published and if you enjoyed the first book you'll probably like this one as well - and if you haven't read the first book you are advised to do so before picking up this novel as it doesn't work as a stand alone book.
There are people who've written way more indepth reviews than I feel I need to as they cover everthing I would say. I just wanted to add my voice to the positive reviews in case this will motivate Mr. Sprunk to get the next book out quicker. We need story three!
Caim is a well fleshed-out hero, mortally ambiguous and trying to be selfish but the inner hero won't allow him. Little by little, in this second book, he becomes more willing to use his powers (which I will not spoil since they're not the usual fantasy wizard powers) even though he is still not sure he likes these powers or sure where they come from.
Great adventure, brisk pacing and excellent writing all around. I like how Mr. Sprunk gets in detail of his world without boring us with it like some fantasy authors seem they must. He has the right blend of action and character development.
I highly recommend this author.
Immediately upon beginning Lure, however, it becomes clear this book is going to be a different type of story. Yes, Caim the master assassin is still wielding his twin blades to devastating effect, but now, the frenetic pacing, which was the dominate trait of Shadow’s Son, is turned down several notches, while the world building and character development take much more prominent roles in the narrative. And when I say “character development,” I should say “characters,” because the narrative seamlessly shifts back and forth between four of them: Caim, Josey, Kit, and a vile villainess from the shadowlands.
Naturally, Caim’s part of the tale involves lots of fighting. His quest leading him into the teeth of a raging civil war in his childhood homeland. New companions and enemies appear in his life, entangling him in an epic battle to determine the fate of the land. One fight leads to another, (Each one amazingly choreographed and depicted by Mr.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I find myself really enjoying this series despite the fact that this particular book was chock full of pain and death at pretty much every turn. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Donna C
Picking up where Shadow's Son left off, I found the same strengths and less of the weaknesses of the debut novel. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ogre
Definitely enjoyed this one. I had trouble at the beginning, because I had waited so long between books. Read morePublished 21 months ago by KCarlson
A very good, and dark fantasy, with some (fore me) new aspects. I won't give anything away, but I can recommend it to everybody. Read morePublished on July 8, 2014 by Joa
Shadow's Lure by Jon Sprunk is more of what we saw in Shadow's Son. This book, the second in the series, follows the events of the first and introduces some new characters. Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by Sneaky Burrito
If you liked the first one, you'll like the second one. The story is still told by Caim and Josey in alternating chapters, but the second feels a lot more action packed than the... Read morePublished on June 16, 2013 by fiddleninja451
It's a perfect continuation to its predecessor always keeping the reader fascinated at what might happen next. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by Susan Kowalenko
This trilogy is rich in characters. It is bloody and dark, but a good fantasy read. I recommend it. It is cheap on your Kindle.Published on March 7, 2013 by Big Dave
As I have noticed with many trilogy fantasy novels, the 2nd book has a hard time measuring up to the first. The book is quite enjoyable, and definately a good series to read. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by David