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The Silver Hand by Stephen R. Lawhead

The Silver Hand (original 1992; edition 2010)

by Stephen R. Lawhead

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Title:The Silver Hand
Authors:Stephen R. Lawhead
Info:Thomas Nelson (2010), Edition: Reprint, Hardcover, 448 pages
Collections:Your library, Annotated
Tags:Fantasy, Multiple Universes, Celtic, Mythology, Adventure, Magic

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The Silver Hand by Stephen R. Lawhead (1992)



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  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Recommended by Mr. Feick.
  EDHSLC | Feb 4, 2016 |
So many times a sequel doesn't satisfy, but this one does. Lawhead's story is interesting and exciting, and extremely well-written. I'm learning a lot about ancient celtic culture, too. He's done his research well.
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  Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
Good again. The world painted is very vivid and beautiful. The characters are strong and interesting, too. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
The Silver Hand is a necessary companion to The Paradise War, but I think it does not do what it sets out to quite as smoothly. For one, the switch to a "native" viewpoint character undercuts a lot of the tension built in the first one about whether or not Lewis should stay or go, and while that's less the focus of the story, it detracts from Lewis's character - his reluctance to take the lead becomes petulant rather than justified, and he becomes a cipher rather than a three-dimensional character.

The villains are also increasingly flat - they are edging into the puppy-kicking stage by the end of the book. It's clear what their initial motivation is, but by the end they're just as much ravening monsters as the actual ravening monsters from the previous book are. And the whole "they lose because they are by definition the Bad Guys" is a little hard to take.

That said, it's still a fun book, and there are quite a few entertaining secondary characters keeping things moving. But it's a step down for sure. ( )
  JeremyPreacher | Mar 30, 2013 |
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'Aangezien de hele wereld slechts een verhaal is,
zou u er goed aan doen,
het duurzamere verhaal te verwerven
in plaats van het minder duurzame.'

Het Oordeel van St. Colum Cille
(St. Columba van Schotland)
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We droegen het lichaam van Meldryn Mawr van het hooggelegen Findargad naar beneden om het te begraven in de Heuvel der Koningen.
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The great king, Meldryn Mawr, is dead, and his kingdom lies in ruins. Treachery and brutality stalk the land. Prince Meldron, prompted by the cunning and grasping Siawn Hy, now claims the throne. Kingship, sovereignty, and the making of a true king lie at the heart of this second book in the Song of Albion trilogy. Herein lie passion and power, heartbreak and hope—the fate of Albion and the destiny of the long-awaited champion: Silver Hand.

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Story deals with the exploits of the champion Llew of the Silver Hand when he is called on to fight an usurping High King.

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