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Prince of dogs by Kate Elliott

Prince of dogs (original 1998; edition 1998)

by Kate Elliott (Author)

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Title:Prince of dogs
Authors:Kate Elliott (Author)
Info:London : Orbit, 1998
Collections:Library Loans, To read
Tags:fiction, read, 2019, january, fantasy, complex, magic, multiple point of view

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Prince of Dogs by Kate Elliott (1998)

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Sanglant, King Henry's bastard son is capitve of the Eika Bloodheart in the city of Gent, unknown to anyone. Liath is now one of the King's Eagles, grieving over Sanglant and trying to avoid Hugh, while trying to understand her father's teachings and what it could mean. Alain is now a Count's heir, is having visions of one of the Eika and the Lady of Battles appears to have a purpose for him. Fifth Brother, one of the Eika, the least favoured of Bloodheart's sons is trying to raise an army and understand the visioins he is having of Alain. Meanwhile Anna is trying to survive this broken world and keep safe.

It's a complicated world and you can see by the end that there are wheels within wheels and the story progresses, but I found it a bit of a slog. Satisfied by the end but I wanted more. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jan 11, 2019 |
Longer review to come. The worldbuilding in this series is fascinating, but it's so much slower than what I usually read and I have a feeling it's only going to get more glacial from here... ( )
  Arifel | Sep 22, 2018 |
I really enjoyed this book. Well written, characters are fleshed out, the threads of people’s lives are starting to weave together a little more and the magic is starting to be explored in more detail. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
This book isn't bad, but it certainly is bland. As fresh and interesting as the world is, Elliott relies on the same old fantasy tropes that have been making the literary rounds for years now.

Reluctant hero who believes in "justice" and regrets his rise to power? Check.

Mysterious heroine with a power she never knew she had? Check.

Ham-fisted political "intrigue" that boils down to "evil relative wants to take over the country"? Double check.

These things aren't bad - just boring. That's the best description for this book. It's very, very boring. I can only read Alain lamenting his good fortune for so long until I get the old "wheel of time" syndrome. Reluctant heroes aren't interesting. Fantasy needs to move past them and evolve. ( )
  Jeremy_Rolfe | May 30, 2016 |
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Grant, MelvinCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, Jody A.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Liath, Sanglant, Alain, and Fifth Son, fight their individual battles in the war-torn kingdoms of Wendar and Varre, with Liath struggling to master her magic powers; Sanglant, held prisoner in Gent, striving to maintain his sanity; Alain, the warrior, longing for peace; and Fifth Son, hoping to earn his father's favor in battle.… (more)

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