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Shadowgod (The Shadowkings Trilogy Book 2)

Shadowgod (The Shadowkings Trilogy Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Cobley
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Ancient powers stir all across the domains of the defeated Khatrimantine Empire. Its last defiant defenders have won a great victory and a new, young emperor has been crowned. A harsh, unseasonal winter has shrouded the land. In the icy north, the Shadowking Byrnak musters his forces, determined to crush the Imperial remnants and their allies. But his freedom to act is hampered by the intrigues of the other four Shadowkings, while a ghostly fragment of the Lord of Twilight haunts them all. If fulfilled, his dread destiny will devour the foundations of the world...

The barbarian Mogaun are born to ice and snow and are no strangers to winter campaigns, as Tauric’s advisors know full well. Despite reservations, Tauric’s general, Ikarno Mazaret, knows they must stand and fight, against the ravaging winter, against the pitiless Mogaun, and against the dark destiny of the Lord of Twilight.

So the onslaught begins, and the faces of Day join in the dance of might, and every turn tempts fate while every step skirts the edge of doom.

“ of the most gritty, grimy and evocative fantasy worlds... There's none of the sanitised fairytale fantasy world here.” -- Eternal Night on SHADOWGOD

“SHADOWKINGS, was brutal, cruel and realistic in a way genre usually avoids. SHADOWGOD, his second, is not only lighter, it is better... and makes good use of the world Cobley has created... writing to rival David Gemmell.” -- Jon Courtenay-Grimwood (Guardian)

About the Author

Michael Cobley has had short stories published in magazines and anthologies for a number of years. He attended Strathclyde University and lives in Glasgow.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2420 KB
  • Print Length: 463 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. (31 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #522,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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From the contents sticker on a can of beans to the hallowed scripts of I Claudius, Michael Cobley has always believed in the power of the written word. The written word comes before everything, whether its TV, radio, video games, political manifestos - some poor blighter has to sit on his behind and get the words down.

He also believes, poor fool, that is may be possible to make the world a better place by writing science fiction. Which goes some way to explaining his persistence over the years, from the first short stories in 1986 to the publication of the 2nd Humanitys Fire novel, The Orphaned Worlds, with the culminating volume, The Ascendant Stars, due to appear in 2011. After that, there will be more books, more words, more foolhardy attempts to change the world for the better. Who knows - he might succeed.

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4.0 out of 5 stars so so 20 Feb 2006
By Rylin
I definetly liked the first one better. This one didn't flow as well as it's predecessor had. We'll see if the next one of is better or not. Overall, not too bad, but there are better ones out there.
**A book I would also recommend is The Unsuspecting Mage by Brian S. Pratt. This, the first installment of The Morcyth Saga is a great beginning for a new author. Battles, magic, gods, secret passages and intrigue, all the elements of a classic epic fantasy! Any fantasy reader will enjoy it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing sequel 13 May 2004
Cobley's first book was engagingly grim and well plotted. The sequel is a big disappointment. The story wanders all over the place. Plot elements occur without any definable rhyme or reason, and the ending is so contrived that I practically binned the book in the last couple of chapters. Shame, because I had expected better. Not a *complete* turkey, but would still look quite good on a Christmas dinner plate.
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