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Through Stone and Sea: A Novel of the Noble Dead (Noble Dead Saga 2) Hardcover – January 5, 2010
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The Hendees have continued their complex world-building of the Noble Dead series to incorporate dwarves and their unique and fascinating culture. And once again, we follow Wynn on another suspenseful adventure. Chane has joined her, constantly battling his hunger and undead nature to kill. Both characters continue to grow and develop, along with their trust for each other. Shade, the daughter of Chap, is an incredible character as well. Even though she's a wolf and doesn't speak with words, Shade can speak with images and memories that Wynn is able to decipher.
In this latest installment of the Noble Dead saga, incredible world-building and intriguing characters are the best part of this quest-like fantasy. But there's still plenty of suspense, danger, mystery, and surprising revelations. The Hendees never fail to deliver quality, captivating stories that always impress. This series remains one of my all-time favorites, and one I always recommend.
With this series you take the top 3 characters and push the mediocre side kicks to the forefront, then eliminate the main bad guy (his side kick become one of the main good guys) and make the main bad guy basically mist with limited thought, background and unknown motivation. And what you have is boring.
(SPOILER ALERT) But wait there's more. The first book is good guys try to beat bad guy from getting to some books and kill the bad guy in the end. In Through Stone and Sea you find out they DIDN'T kill the bad guy and this story line is the good guys try to beat bad guy from getting to some books and kill the bad guy in the end (new city). BUT WAIT HE'S STILL ALIVE. Why do I have a feeling book 3 in this series will be the same rehash of the first two. You know what I won't know because I won't be reading it.
Supporting characters in this book. Mean dwarf lady who won't see reason. Mean lady who won't see reason. And some even less interesting supporting cast. Even the dog is weaker in the novels.
I like their writing style but the content is just so weak in this series I just can't see moving forward with it unless the real main characters come back. FYI I think everyone agrees the best thing in a story is a great bad guy - mist that barely thinks is not a good bad guy. Those mini-chapters put me to sleep.
If you were ok with the first book in this series you'll like this one less. No progress. No sense of completion for either side. Ho hum.
I enjoyed "Through Stone and Sea." I got easily caught up in the world building, in the settings, the Dwarves, and the mysteries. It wasn't an exciting adventurous book per say, but it was interesting. The characters felt real and relatable (at least some) and I enjoyed the feeling that this whole series is slowly building itself up to some grand finale. I enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next book in line.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I can't review the writing I purchased this series for the public library I run.Published 17 months ago by drammamomma82
Interesting, although I got tired of Wynn being treated like a nutty kid/Also, I don't see where this story with Chane can possibly go..Published 17 months ago by rkay48
This book kept me on the edge of my seat nearly the entire time. This series is definitely worth reading.Published on October 14, 2013 by Sherry
A friend suggested this series. I have been engrossed since by Hendee's writing. One more to go on this series then I'm at a loss and what to read next. lolPublished on August 4, 2013 by Dodie
I am looking forward to seeing how this unique story will conclude and hope the finish is available soon. Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by John M. Rapp