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The Blackgod by J. Gregory Keyes

The Blackgod

by J. Gregory Keyes

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Series: Chosen of the Changeling (2)

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Sequel to the Waterborn, and not quite as good, but still excellent. I liked that the heroine did not automatically fall into the hero's arms at the end. I also liked the culture clash and the character's struggles to adapt. ( )
  JanetNoRules | Sep 17, 2018 |
good but didn't completely live up to the promise of the first book ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
Interesting, fascinating and different. What more can you ask for from a fantasy novel? This novel blends a mythic/epic feeling with low fantasy elements and does it very well. Sometimes it is hard to tell whether the characters in the story are going to be swept along by events, or whether they will actually end up controlling events, but even so, this was always a great book to read. ( )
  Karlstar | May 13, 2011 |
I don't like this quite as much as the first one, the Waterborn. In particular, the end was a bit strange. Feels like the bush was a bit rushed and confused. I really like the setting and in particular the concepts of magic though. ( )
  JonathanGorman | Jan 21, 2011 |
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The Blackgod brings the tale begun in The Waterborn to a satisfying conclusion. J. Gregory Keyes continues the adventures of Princess Hehzi of Nhol and her unwilling champion, Perkar of the Cattle People, as they struggle to survive the machinations of both the insatiable River God and his brother, the trickster Blackgod, Karak. This is epic fantasy at its best--original, richly textured, and filled with compelling characters.

Hehzi and Perkar are with the Mang, nomadic, horse-worshiping people. Under the protection and guidance of a shaman, Brother Horse, Hehzi learns to control and use her ability to manipulate the spirit world. But Ghe, the priestly assassin Perkar beheaded in The Waterborn, has been restored by the River and sent after Hehzi, and another clan of the Mang has declared war on Perkar's people. Their shaman has had a vision that demands Perkar's death. And the Blackgod wants them to journey to the River's source and slay him. People who don't read epic fantasy can enjoy this high adventure. Fans of the genre may be reminded of Kate Elliott's Jaran series and Philip José Farmer's Riverworld saga. Don't be put off by the size of these books; Keyes has the storytelling power to carry you swiftly through them. --Nona Vero

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A princess flees into the mountains to avoid becoming the wife of a river god. After finding refuge with some horse people she discovers her only hope is to kill the god, but for that she must reach the source of the river. Knowing this the god sends an assassin after her. By the author of The Waterborn.… (more)

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