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Best Laid Plans: Shader Series book 2 [Kindle Edition]

D.P. Prior
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Book 2 of the Shader series (Epic Fantasy)

The reavers are swarming and this time their prey is the supreme ruler of the Templum, the Ipsissimus himself.

With Shader dead and his piece of the Statue of Eingana in the hands of Shadrak the Unseen, the threat of the Unweaving of all Creation is one step nearer.

Dr. Cadman realizes he’s in too deep and there’s nothing for it but to go on the offensive. If he’s to survive the coming war for the statue, what better allies could he have than an army of the living dead?

As Sektis Gandaw closes in and a clash of cultures threatens the land of Sahul, the philosopher Aristodeus still has ideas of his own that could decide the fate of all existence.

But with the passage to the heavenly realm of Araboth covered by the Abyss, nothing is as it should be. Aristodeus knows that even Shader’s death can be turned to his advantage; after all, it’s a long game, and he holds all the cards.

But even the best laid plans …



Best Laid Plans is the second book in the epic Shader series by D.P. Prior.

Here's what readers are saying about book 1, Sword of the Archon:

"This is the best full-length self-published fantasy I've yet to read." - Rex Jameson

"Gritty and thought-provoking, Shader is an absolute triumph of fantasy." - Journal of Always

"If you liked Abercrombie's trilogy I think you'll like this." - Ray Nicholson

"This author has some major talent." - Readers Favourite

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3850 KB
  • Print Length: 367 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466417412
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Homunculus Books; 3 edition (3 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UOIAGW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,411 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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D.P. Prior is the author of the acclaimed SHADER series of fantasy books and the Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf.

Website: http://dpprior.blogspot.com
Twitter: @NamelessDwarf
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dpprior

Email D.P. Prior with comments, feedback, questions, and donations of wine: derekprior[at]yahoo.co.uk

If you are new to the fantasy works of D.P. Prior, start here:

Shader series book 1: Sword of the Archon

D.P. Prior's The Nameless Dwarf is a spin-off of the Shader series. The best order in which to read the books is:

Shader book 1: Sword of the Archon
Shader book 2: Best Laid Plans
Shader book 3: The Unweaving

Nameless Dwarf book 1: A Dwarf With No Name
Nameless Dwarf book 2: Axe of the Dwarf Lords
Nameless Dwarf book 3: The Scout and the Serpent
Nameless Dwarf book 4: The Ebon Staff
Nameless Dwarf book 5: Bane of the Liche Lord

Watch out for the 2014 release of HUSK, a standalone book set in the same world as Shader and The Nameless Dwarf.

Also pending:

Shader book 4: The Archon's Assassin (2014/2015)
Shader book 5: Rise of the Nameless Dwarf
Shader book 6: Saphra

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 20 Mar 2014
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A different approach on a post apocalyptic world refreshingly different with a unique world set. Random twists leave you wondering and the seemingly unstoppable come and go
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shader 13 Mar 2014
By Michael
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Both books 1 & 2 are just brilliant. The writing is superb, the characters are well developed and just great, and the story really engulfs the reader into its world.

Fantastic read, looking forward to book 3!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, great continuation... 26 Jan 2012
By JOA
Format:Kindle Edition
Rating: 5 out of 5

Sequels are a tricky business. I consider it a rarity when books actually get better after a fantastic opening volume. Off the top of my head, I can only think of three series that hold this distinction: King's The Dark Tower, Dalglish's Shadowdance Trilogy, and of course the Harry Potter books.

In other words, with Best Laid Plans: Shader Book II, D.P. Prior has joined some pretty select company.

Best Laid Plans picks up the story of the events on Sahul (and in other, more surreal locales) with the characters in dire straits. The undead army of the liche Dr. Cadman has overwhelmed Sarum, the Templum fleet is approaching Sahul, and Deacon Shader, our hero, is, well, dead...none of which will stay true for very long.

To say this book has a busy plot would be an understatement. At my count, there are at least nine storylines going on at once: Deacon's experience in the afterlife, the struggles of the White Order, the survival of those trapped in Sarum, Cadman's angst and rise to efforts to retain power, Maldark the dwarf's guilt over his past, the dreamer Huntsman's continuing education of Rhiannon's brother Sammy, Sektis Gandaw's quest to assemble the statue of Eingana and begin the unweaving, Shadrak's growing importance to the whole (possibly) preordained events unfolding, Shader's resurrection and subsequent quest, and Emperor Hagalle's double-handed dealings. Throw into this mix vast battle sequences, and you have a piece of literature that could very well have become disjointed and confusing in a lesser author's hands.

Yet Prior is up to the task in this opus, and the narrative he builds is a fascinating one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best read for a long time. 15 July 2014
By Phil
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Couldn't put this one down. Really got involved with what was going on and had to keep reading. Scifi / fantasy / mythology all working together with morality over good and evil. Fairly gory at times but not overdone. Half way through book three now. This is a great series!
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