These books take place in debatable land--centuries earlier a sorcerer twisted the relationship in time and space between locations along a river valley and its tributaries--and the moral landscape in which the characters get bogged down is equally perverse and disjointed. He brings a compassion to relationships--that between the blind minstrel King Carral, for example, and the hideously scarred Llyn--that never becomes quite saccharine. As its predecessor, The One Kingdom,The Isle of Battlekeeps us caring about the destinies of a large cast of characters and weighs courage against wisdom, loyalty against righteousness in an intelligent and morally complex narrative. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
For the weeks that I read these books, I lived in the world of its characters. I have searched Amazon regularly for more of the same author's works. Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 2012 by KTRhys
I really struggled to finidh this book, despite quite enjoying the one kingdom. It felt a labour to read it rather than a pleasure. Read morePublished on 11 April 2008 by genejoke
You're driving down the road, heading into some of the most beautiful scenery you've ever seen. It's fall, and the trees are gloriously orange, brown, and gold, the colours... Read morePublished on 8 Jan. 2004 by David Roy
The Isle of Battle has some good episodes. The Stillwater is one of the best magical locations in any fantasy I have read. Read morePublished on 14 Oct. 2003 by Cr Gibbs
If you are a fantasy fan who has read their Eddings, Feist, Tolkien, Goodkind etc 20 times and are desparing of finding something new then this could be what you are looking... Read morePublished on 3 Oct. 2003 by Steve James
This book is so great and gripping that I can't even do it justice. If you have read The One Kingdom you will know exactly what I mean. Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2003