Thanks for taking the time to join us, John. When I started writing my family were my audience, the only people that I was certain would ever read my scribblings. Malice is a really slow-paced and character-driven book, exploring every important characters' backgrounds and personalities and everything else that makes us truly care about them. In mediocre books, the plot is a predestined, orchestrated affair. As well as the above-mentioned character reuniting scenes; it is interesting when individuals who know each other often only by notorious, confused or opposing reputations meet. All but one of my ship is now sailing. And before you all start assuming everyone survives Wrath as there is another series set in this world, it's a hundred years afterwards.
My dad is reading Malice right now, with my brother waiting next in line. It is so much more, there is real emotion in those pages, and there was one occasion where I was crying. Ra To Whom It May Concern, You have been followed same trodden path with footsteps of all those who came before you. This series was sooo soo soo good!!. The history is so well developed now that is almost a living breathing entity in the pages here. Events are coming to a climax in the Banished Lands, as the war reaches new heights. No, no — I love your enthusiasm! With all seven under his command, he can open a portal to the Otherworld.
His series, The Faithful and the Fallen began with Malice, Valor, and Ruin and concludes with Wrath. It is light and dark, a hand extended and a hand snatched away, an oasis and a warzone, endings and beginnings. It didn't feel like I was reading about some conjured up world, with made-up people. Furthermore, there are also other forces which are there to ensure that the war between the Giants and humans goes on. John's writing has always been impeccable since the first book and it always improves with each installment. Forgiveness can be the greatest act of courage.
I could care less and started speed reading those chapters in this book. It is sum of the characters put to page and the relationships they build. At one point a character pulls down his breeches and wiggles his bare arse at the enemy! Well, it is, but that wasn't the first thought that crossed my mind as I closed the book. A silence settled on them. The people whose minds we have been floating within for three and a half books meet characters we have also known for that amount of time and their meetings happen prior to the showdown, yet are not always convenient, straightforward and without confrontation. It's what makes Corban's warband feel real, the bitching and complaints telling you better than any sappy declarations that these people will fight and die for each other.
The mantle of death fell upon the world as war spread. And what happens when you run out of cool nouns to use? His life hangs in the balance - and with it, the fate of the Banished Lands. And to use it for humour? Malice is the first book in the Faithful and Fallen series where the reader is taken to the Banished Lands that has just witnessed war. It will be a dark day, a bloody day, a proud day, for this is the day of our wrath. I was too angry and heart heavy.
Gwynne has definitely made my list of favorite authors. In terms of sheer fantasy awesomeness, this book has it all: battles to the death, memorable character moments and a culmination of 4 books worth of material that I won't soon forget. In this book, Corban has no longer the insecure boy that we met in the first instalment. The last quarter of this book is centered around the final battle in the war for control of the Banished Lands, and it does not disappoint! It will be a dark day, a bloody day, a proud day, for this is the day of our wrath. Yes, I would have loved for all of my favorite characters to still be living when I finished the final chapter, but their deaths added a poignant realism that would have been lacking otherwise. I envy anyone discovering the books for the first time.
I kid you not when I call the closing chapter devastating. Although the world and cast are huge, until this story all the players and cities had not been introduced or frequented, respectively. The following days and nights I don't really remember as I pretty much read around the clock. Disclaimer: I've been an enormous fan of The Faithful and the Fallen series ever since Malice came out all those years ago. I expect to have to buy new copies of these four books in the years to come, because I foresee them being tattered and worn from being reread and lent out. The loyalty they both evoke and express and the lengths they will go to for one another, how they will fight when hope is but a dream. I had grown so attached to so many that when characters starting dropping like flies, it was heartbreaking.
This whole book is about vengeance and justice. Wrath was an amazing conclusion to an already epic tale of The Faithful and The Fallen. As those of you who have been following my reviews will know, I hate spoilers, so I'm going to avoid naming characters specifically for fear of spoiling who lives and who crosses the bridge of swords. What a ride you are about to emba I am only giving this 5 stars as you cannot give 6. It is intriguing to see how these characters we have known, loved, hated and despised all intertwine and what effect it has on the overall outcome.
Great, ha, I might have shed a manly tear along the way to! And together with Calidus and his ally Queen Rhin, Nathair will do anything to obtain the remaining Treasures. The beginning bits of this book and other parts of this book made me so freaking happy I thought I was going to fall over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For me, it was equally exciting as it was uninteresting. Concepts, ideas, attempts at setting the tone of each book, and a multitude of images, all are emailed back and forth. Similar to the previous striking spectacles in the series, there are sparring factions and confrontations throughout the entire landscape of the Banished Lands, however; all involved now seem to acknowledge that they are part of something larger than their own existence with the looming likeliness of a true convergence at an ultimate showdown that hangs the future of the world in a balance. Also, Conn Iggulden, what a terrific writer that man is! As always, this review can be found at Takes deep breath, cracks knuckles.
Some of the main characters like Corban and Veradis were better fleshed out than others, I just wish I could have spent more time with them and. I was engrossed and invested and completely enthralled by every chapter of this book. Truth and courage, fellow readers. The ending, with tears and a smile, for me, is perfect. Describe people a little better. As I said before, the whole series has always been full of action sequences with a great climax in each installment, but Wrath managed to take it up to a whole new level within its mind-blowing 160 pages of climax sequences.