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A Blight of Blackwings (The Seven Kennings Book 2) Kindle Edition
“So strong [that] it is very easy to become immersed . . . Kevin Hearne is continuing to prove how earned his reputation is as a storyteller at the top of his game who is continuing to push his storytelling skills to new heights. A Blight of Blackwings is an immensely entertaining, rewarding, and powerful novel.”—SFFWorld
“Elements mesh perfectly, presenting an inventive, eye-filling panorama . . . that will leave readers impatiently awaiting the concluding volume.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for A Plague of Giants
“A spectacular work of epic fantasy . . . A Plague of Giants is a roller coaster, a whirlwind and an absolute delight, and will leave fans of epic fantasy hungry for the next installment in the Seven Kennings series.”—Shelf Awareness
“If you’re looking for some entertainment before Game of Thrones returns to television, this could be the series you need to read.”—Newsday
“There’s a great deal of depth to this world, from its deep history, its magic, its characters and how they all come together rather organically. . . . The easiest and most apt comparison is to Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle.”—SFFWorld
“A genuine page-turner . . . vividly described, moves briskly, and features a splendid climax.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Imbued with Kevin Hearne’s phenomenal wit, charm, and originality.”—Jason M. Hough, author of The Darwin Elevator
“You’ll laugh and cry and crave mustard as you’re immersed in the literal magic of storytelling in Kevin Hearne’s vivid new epic fantasy. I don’t want to leave this world.”—Beth Cato, author of Breath of Earth and The Clockwork Dagger
“A Plague of Giants is an absorbing epic fantasy, with clever storytelling that allows its many threads to each feel important, personal, and memorable. I’m very much looking forward to the sequel!”—James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost
About the Author
- ASIN : B07RJZRC6H
- Publisher : Del Rey (February 4, 2020)
- Publication date : February 4, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 9777 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 709 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #125,272 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My Rating: Even though there wasn't as much action in this book as there was in the first, I was still fully invested in the story. There are some great twists, some fantastic character development and great plot movement that just keep the pages turning. I am beyond excited for the next and final book and I can't help but give this one a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!
Not every character is a deep thinker, however, and some provide comic relief and not a few fart jokes and bad puns. One character is semi-famous for writing pornographic poetry, for example.
There are some shocking surprises that move the overall plot forward and an amazing myth that seeks to explain the separation of societies via a war of the Gods over the seventh Kenning. We are left with two clues about the nature of this Kenning, keeping in mind that each one manifests in a few different ways among members of its society. We also learn more about geography that even major characters were not aware of because krakens prevented exploration across the ocean. (I keep hearing "Release The Kraken!" in my head.)
Once again I can't wait for the next book and deeply appreciate the chance to read this series during this particularly volatile time in our own world.
This is an outstanding read. Kevin Hearne captures your imagination with this series about kennings. Kennings are abilities granted a select few that survive the testing. the kenning depends on the testing area and could be fire, earth, wind, water, plants, animals and a seventh kenning that is yet to be divulged.
The adventures of each of these individuals is told by a bard. It is not all about the kennings, as there is deceit, corruption, politics, (Yeah, I know. Not much difference.) intrigue, suspense and revolts, but the main topic is when the lands are invaded by “A Plague of Giants” (First novel) and how the kennings are used to defend the assorted lands.
A fascinating page turner. I have become an instant fan of Kevin Hearne.
Book one: A Plague of Giants
Book two: A Blight of Blackwings
Book three: A curse of Krakens
ANDE NOW i AM STUCK WITH THE HARDCOVER VESION . . . :-( Anyone want a good deal?
Top reviews from other countries
I won’t go through the amazing story line, the oh so many believable and rounded characters, that I am completely on tenterhooks to hear how things work out for. I won’t even mention the complex and convincing world building.
I’d put off reading the first in this series as I didn’t want to be disappointed, I was so sure nothing would match the iron Druid. I was totally wrong.
I read both books in around a week, simply devouring them, so I will have to blame the author for my lack of sleep, chores not completed and family ignored.
But how am I going to last out till the autumn?????
Please write quickly!
So I couldn't wait for the next installment. And I wasn't disappointed.
It is not as fast paced and action packed as the first book, instead we get to know our characters better and there are some very cool new voices.
And the story moves forward, we learn about the strange bone giants and the mysterious seventh kenning.
I love that this book not only let's you dive in a fantastic world, which is extremely well written and has a logic in its own. There is also a moral aspect and even some philosophic aspects of how people can live together peacefully and get over traumatic events, again beautifully written.
I've read the Iron Druid series and was always entertained, but these books have just another level, there much deeper and - quite simply better.