(Banewreaker! He wreaks banes!) But the novel itself, Jacqueline Carey’s fourth and the first volume in a diptych titled The Sundering, is an often powerful piece. 28 Aug BANEWREAKER (Tor, ) and GODSLAYER (Tor, ) by Jacqueline Carey. Someone once said that the villain is the hero of the other. When the unknown is made known, when the lost weapon is found, when the marrow-fire is quenched and Godslayer is freed, when a daughter of Elterrion.

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Also, not nearly enough sensuous sex scenes; I think she referenced penises twice in the first half of the book, which is a stark contrast to her Kushiel books, where “phallus,” “shaft,” and other tasteful references are rife.

Carey’s subtext is not only a metaphysical hint to the mastery of the other senses over thought itself, it is a subtle commentary on any who identify with a majority unthinkingly. Of course, one can read it as the other side of the story, whom the victors painted as the villain in their grand songs and stories. It’s an interesting concept, though: Heomane’s champions were given three magical stones and three powerful weapons to fight Satoris.

Incidentally it seems that no one in this world stumbled on the “bros before hos” or whatever that would be in Carey’s sweeping prose code of conduct. And the wonderful grey area continues to spread throughout the book. The dragons alone may just be worth the read. This book was truly wonderful.

Somehow, after reading the aforementioned take on elves and orcs and dragons, the usual “quest for the magical object” and “politics of race” lack luster; it’s all been said before.


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Whereas, doing so banewrea,er limit the reader’s vision of encompassing the epic panorama of events. Well, I don’t know about that as I have no interest in LOTR, but it was a very good story with dragons, sorceresses and sorcerers, gods and immortals, races of men and other creatures shaped by Go I found this story slow to start, but once I got in a few chapters it picked banewreakr and I looked forward to coming home from work to read.

Full Review Here When I heard that this book was basically The Banewrraker of the Rings told from the perspective of the losing side, I had to check it o Another old review from the blog: The novel gets rolling when a red star appears in the heavens, a sign from Arihala that a prophecy foretelling Satoris’ imminent downfall is near to fulfillment.

Other series have all of the above, but introduce them gently, so the reader doesn’t feel overwhelmed.

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So it had been, since the day he was beaten and left for dead, and Men said it was madness to meet his eyes. Betrayed by his wife and king who had an adulterous affair, Tanaros kills them both and then finds sanctuary with Satoris in Darkhaven.

May 20, Cristy rated abnewreaker it was amazing Shelves: The author tells the story so intriguingly, you will want to read it again. When I read it my enthousiasm faded a bit. The young shaper being wounded fled far away and created his own little world for himself and those who made alliance with him including, soldiers, dreamspinner, ravens, dragons, sorceresses, the were, the well of life and much more.


Never had I loved the trolls this much after reading them in this novel. Return to Book Page. How long had they been bandwreaker that task? Nov 28, Becky Koski rated it it was amazing. The characters that should be “evil” are actually very likea The Sundering is basically Jacqueline Carey’s retelling of the Banewreker of the Rings trilogy, but from the perspective of what we think of as “the bad guys”.

At some points I cried for the losses. There’s a huge range of them: A lot of epic fantasies try, but few hit their marks with such precision.


On the horizon, the red star of war flickered. Banewreaker The Sundering, 1 3. To ask other bwnewreaker questions about Banewreakerplease sign up.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Are the madlings Lord Satoris takes in used by him in their madness? I love and miss Robert Jordan and he recommended reading Jacqueline Carey.

Anyway, banewresker happened before and it’s not a huge problem. In the end it does a reasonably good job of challenging the notions of good and evil in a typical epic fantasy setting. It was faint, but it was there. If all that is good thinks you evil Ushahin Dreamspinner said nothing, but his eyes gleamed in the dark chamber. Their sense of unflinching loyalty, simple camaraderie touched my heart. Is it not so?