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Bloodheir: The Godless World: Book 2 Hardcover – 5 Jun 2008

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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; First Edition edition (5 Jun. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841494380
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841494388
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,127,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brian Ruckley lives in Edinburgh. He has worked for a series of organisations dealing with environmental and youth development issues, but now writes full-time.

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"Winterbirth is written with great assurance and tells a gripping story that builds to a grim climax. No one who enjoys heroic fantasy should miss this" The Times "An intriguing and imaginative story... particularly evocative" Dreamwatch

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The second volume of the spectacular epic fantasy debut from a new British author destined to become a major new name in the field.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By QuillofArkham1 on 18 April 2009
Format: Paperback
Bloodheir is Brian Ruckley's second volume in the Godless world trilogy and it takes off where the first book left. The story centres around Orisian oc Lannis-Haig, now thane of the ruined Lannis Blood Clan, who have been brutally slain by the invading Black Road Armies.

This book is very very good, the writing is much tighter, the characters are fleshed out more...my favourite being Taim Narran and Mordyn Jerain. The grim setting gives this book an air of realism, the battle scenes towards the end of the story are well written and pull you further into the story.

You begin to see the story and the world created open up more, and I was fascinated by the different cultures...some influence from Scottish Highland Clans and (David Gemmell's Rigante series) one reviewer already mentioned this and I have to agree...I was just swept away.

Towards the end of the book you get the feeling that no character good or bad is safe...and I especially liked Mordyn Jerain...I just wished he had a bigger part in this book.

As ever Ruckley leaves the ending on a cliff-hanger, at least I don't have to wait too long to find out what happens.
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The Godless World is changing; the events of "Winterbirth" have left their scars and the Black Road is growing ever stronger. Many of the True Bloods are in mourning for their lost friends and relatives, but the battle isn't even nearly over. Encouraged by previous successes, the Black Road are pushing for further gains and they are being assisted by the rogue na'kyrim, Aeglyss, who is growing in power since being left to die on the Breaking Stone by the White Owls.

This isn't entirely welcomed, even amongst the Black Road, as many of them see Aeglyss as a half-breed and not a true follower of their creed. Whilst Aeglyss has the power to turn many of them to his way of thinking, others are not so deeply under his power and so there is discord. The same is true of the True Bloods, as whilst Aewult is the commander, as befits his position of the Bloodheir to the Thane of Thanes, the head of the most important of the True Blood families, his position seems to have gone to his head and he is not popular with many of the other Thanes.

Meanwhile, assisted by some of the na'kyrim friendly to their cause, Thane Orisian has taken some of his men in an attempt to capture K'rina, who is very important to Aeglyss, in an attempt to lessen his influence. At the same time, Aeglyss has come to the attention of the Anain, who are amongst the original beings created when the Gods were still in the world and are supposedly the most powerful beings in existence. It seems that there are to be two battles to be had; one physical battle between the two armies and a battle of power and influence between a powerful being and a powerful race.

There is an awful lot going on within the novel and it frequently proves difficult to keep everything separate.
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Book two of the Godless World is crafted with passion, vehemence and blood which seeps through the pages with such potency as to bring the intense drama to life. It is a world of ice, a place that is bleak and so harsh that you feel physically frozen to the spot and which makes the hairs on your arms stand on end. Full of electric tension, bloodthirsty and very realistic, graphic (although not sickening) battle scenes the writing really does bring the author's vision to life - literally before your very eyes!

Continuing the compelling and dramatic saga you are plunged into a changed world, where the land has fallen from its former state and with the Great War between the two mighty clans of the black road & the true bloods has now spread further. Thane Orisian, of Lannis Blood has no time to greave for his great loss as the invading armies who brutally and mercilessly slaughtered his family, have now all but gone. As more blood is shed upon this tainted soil he comes to realize the significance of stopping the Black Road and how imperative his mission is, for it to succeed would not only be in his own interests but those of the free people of this arctic world. Each side of this unending and highly charged conflict is driven to into a dramatic frenzy by deeply ingrained feelings of internal dissent and disunity, as the divide between races expands with every passing year...Meanwhile the long dormant Anain begin to stir, and as the most potent race of this world makes its re-appearance once again and emerges into the forefront, one begins to wonder if the bloodletting and never-ending war will end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Simon Morris on 22 Aug. 2009
Format: Paperback
What we have here is a quite a simple novel, but a rollicking read anyway. its probably very much in the same manner as Gemmell, which is no bad thing. Solid characters, without much finesse but that's cool. Not much of a wide-range of emotions - what you see is what you get. Plenty of tension and lots of grittiness. Battles are some of the better in the genre today - much better than Abercrombie's, and with some crafty plotting.
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