Leviathan's Blood #(2020)
- Title: Leviathan's Blood
- Author: Ben Peek
- ISBN: 9781250050038
- Page: 401
- Format: Hardcover
At the end of The Godless, Mireea lay in ruins, the dead of the city had risen as ghosts, and the keepers Fo and Bau had been slain by Zaifyr.The Mireeans have now fled to the city of Yeflam with the immortal Zaifyr in chains to barter for their safety With the threat of war arriving at the Floating Cities, Zaifyr s trial will become the center of political games HoweverAt the end of The Godless, Mireea lay in ruins, the dead of the city had risen as ghosts, and the keepers Fo and Bau had been slain by Zaifyr.The Mireeans have now fled to the city of Yeflam with the immortal Zaifyr in chains to barter for their safety With the threat of war arriving at the Floating Cities, Zaifyr s trial will become the center of political games However, Zaifyr is intent on using his trial to begin a new war, a motive that many fear is an echo of the dangerous man he once was Ayae, a young girl cursed with the gift of fire, sees a chance to learn of her powers here in the floating city, but she is weighed down by her new responsibilities regarding the safety of the Mireean people.Across the far ocean, exiled Baron Bueralan and cartographer Orlan have arrived in the city of Ooila with some chilling cargo the soul of a dead man As the two men are accepted into the city s court, they are pulled ever deeper into the Queen s web of lies and deceit All the while, a rumor begins to spread of a man who has come ashore, whose seemingly innocent presence threatens them all.
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Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.Ben Peek s The Children Trilogy is a richly detailed, intricately plotted epic fantasy filled with magic, mystery, political machinations, world wide conflicts, and complex, diverse characters The immensity of the setting for this sweeping story hard to capture in a brief sentence or two, as the ancient history of this place with its dead gods and immortal god touched people is just too prodigious this vividly alive world with its many societies needing to be e [...]
Two things immediately become apparent when you have read Leviathan s Blood One Leviathan s Blood is a bloody awesome name for a book And two Leviathan s Blood is arguably one of the best modern fantasies to come out in years I must admit I some mixed feelings about reading Leviathan s Blood Sequels usually struggle to reach the heights set by their predecessor, and I was worried that this book would follow in that common tradition Peek s first book The Godless had been one of my favourites when [...]
This review originally appeared on the Newtown Review of Books newtownreviewofbooks I m not overstating things when I say that Ben Peek is one of the most accomplished writers of richly detailed and intricately plotted epic fantasy working in Australia today When I reviewed The Godless, the first book in his Children trilogy, I said Peek gave George RR Martin a run for his money Book Two, Leviathan s Blood,keeps him well and truly at that high water mark.The world of the Children trilogy is suit [...]
This is the sequel to The Godless, and will therefore have some spoilers for that first book Like that one, this was sent to me by the author at no cost.Aaaaarrrrrgggghhh The third book isn t out until 2017 The Godless basically ends with the siege of Mireea ending badly for our friends there, with additional problems like having killed a couple of very powerful men, while Buerelan s friends are dead and the child god is being distinctly creepy So you just know that this second book is going to [...]
Even better and tightly plotted than its precursor Leviathan s Blood follows right from where the Godless ends Here, we see the people of Mirrea as refugees in the floating cities of Yeflam, and their efforts to find a place in the midst of other Immortals We also get to know about the religious war of the Leerans and their child god As in the first book, the narrative is given force through the experiences of the three principal characters Ayae, Zaifyr, Burelan.This book gives greater insight [...]
Leviathan s Blood is a story told with perfect pacing veined with pithy heart stopping chapters requiring immediate recovery by the reader from the events that unfold within them a genuine pacemaker It s a pulse pounding tale that immerses you in its environment a world you d not long to be in and you d probably not be long in it nor belong in it , yet one as a reader you don t want to leave a place filled with gods and near gods some dead, some dread, some ancient, some nascent, some of great b [...]
This is book two in The Children trilogy though the cover is very subtle about this fact To be fair there is a short report historical document that neatlys summarises the action from the first book, so you could probably go into this book blind Things that I love about this book beautifully written, and full of diverse characters both in terms of gender and race and I guess god status D This book expands from the first book with point of view characters and action happening in very different a [...]
You can read the prologue for free on Pan Macmillan s site here A different extract is here.And Leviathan s Blood Soundtrack Before anyone asks No, this isn t a review, but rather simply a place where I ll leave a few links for those interested If you re curious as to why I gave it five stars well, it s clearly the best second book in a trilogy I have ever written It s also the only one.
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I found that the action was so fast paced that I was confused If you like plot complexity with four different mini stories going at the same time, this one is for you.
I received this in a giveaway The thing about this story is that the world was all there, and often it all came together, but I was just consistentlyimming The characters were diverse like diverse The most diverse in any story I have ever read in every way of the word and the world building was freaking amazing, but I just felt a disconnect from the story I ve read some other reviews, and I agree that it often had to do with a lack of connection with the characters There were way political or a [...]
Book Description from edelweiss.abovethetreelineThe next installment in Ben Peek s crackling, unputdownable epic fantasy series, introducing an original new world and an incredible heroine.At the end of The Godless, Mireea lay in ruins, the dead of the city had been risen as ghosts, and the keepers Fo and Bau were slain by Zaifyr.The Mireeans have now fled to the city of Yeflam with the immortal Zaifyr in chains to barter for their safety With the threat of war arriving at the Floating Cities, Z [...]
4.5 5 I did an In Lieu of a Review over at Book Frivolity Because it s how I roll
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