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Feast of the King's Shadow by Chaz Brenchley

Feast of the King's Shadow (2000)

by Chaz Brenchley

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Series: Kingdom of Outremer ( UK edition - Book 2)

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This I really should have launched into after finishing the first one, there were bits I was groping for recollection of as I started reading this one, definitely a bridging novel.

It's an interesting story of a slightly different world but with similarities. Medieval Outremer with war and magic. Djinn and ghouls abound and people try to live with some of the stronger magics. The tensions between some of the characters build and the road that Marron walks takes a few more twists.

It's interesting but a world you would need to almost make notes about as you read. I found myself somewhat lost with what had happened before and sometimes wanting things to move a little quicker. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Mar 26, 2010 |
"The Kingdom of Outremer was raised on sands steeped in the blood of war, and to war it is returning."

Seuqel to "Tower of the King's Daughter"
  Melisende | Sep 22, 2009 |
Plot: What plot? (And sadly, not a PWP either.) Five people trek through the desert without an apparent reason beyond getting from A to B. Why they want to get to B is a bit of a mystery, but nobody seems to be concerned about it. A few things happen on the way, but never really feel alarming. Horrible ending - cliffhangers are fine, but not when they're done like this. No tension throughout the book, and the plot merely meanders along, when it can be bothered to do as much.

Characters: Flat as cardboard. They never develop any motives for what they're doing or why they want to achieve something, so it's impossible to care about whether they succeed or not. Interactions are flat, background for specific behaviour is rarely given. You never get to know these people in any way.

Style: Very pretty prose, especially in the descriptive sections. Horrible scene structures an an oddly distant feeling whenever action scenes come up.

Plus: The prose.

Minus: Nothing happens. And if something happens, it's written in a way that the reader cannot possibly care about.

Summary: There are a lot of books out there with more interesting stories than this one. Character development isn't just a catch-phrase! ( )
  surreality | Dec 7, 2007 |
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He had come out of the west in the early morning, running now as he had run all night, hard on their trail.
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Be careful when combining books in this series.

The Kingdom Of Outremer was published as 3 books in the UK and then reprinted as 6 books in the US. Some of the books in the US series have the same name as the UK books.

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