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Revelation: Book Two of the Rai-Kirah
Revelation: Book Two of the Rai-Kirah
by Carol Berg
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first, 6 Oct. 2001
I brought the first book because on the US amazon site there where very good reveiws for the first book 'Transformation'. I brought it from UK Amazon, and highly enjoyed the book. I waited for the release of 'Revelation', and brought that. This book was even better than the first. Revelation mainly follows Seyonne, him searching the truth of how his people came to be, why the demons are evil and why they do not just kill them outright. Aleksander plays a limited role in this, showing up in a few parts. The story in this book really has tons of surprises or shall I say Revelations. The demons are not what they seem, Seyonne is still not trusted and is thought to be corrupted, and has a watchdog you is more stubborn than Aleksander and Seyonne put together.
When Seyonne encounter's a demon unlike any other, he starts to become mad, confused, and that leads him into trouble with his own people, his own wife, his own friends. You are shown the world where the Demons come from and learn much more. The characteristion continues to build, and the world creation is alive even more. The Author does not waste words which many books tend to today, this book is Quality NOT quantity.
Overall: Moves at a decent pace. Keeps the reader intensly engaged. Enough action that should keep reader who like plenty of action satisfied. Plenty of Revelations which most you will be surprised with. And can be very emotionally moving. Carol berg is improving her skill of story telling with each book. Highly recommended.


The Broken Crown (Sun Sword, volume 1)
The Broken Crown (Sun Sword, volume 1)
by Michelle West
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.86

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good plot, 26 Aug. 2001
The characters and the plot are excellent. The cultures, traditions, rules etc are well thought out. The book starts out a bit confusing, but that becomes clear later on, even though you still have hundreds of questions at the end of this book. The way the demons are shown have been just right, there hasn't been too much magic, so the magic capabilities will most likely been shown later in the series. The characters where well rounded, and some mysterious. There are plenty of plots, and twists.
The only bad thing I found was that is was quite a bit hard work to get through the book. There was just too much detail and thoughts. I beleive that if this book was edited to maker it smaller it could be only 400 pages. The story is slow, though there are parts where it picks up and at the end. The dialogue was superb, fiting well with the characters, the society for the north and south very different, where in south women have very little power, though in the north quite a bit.
I will most likely buy the 2nd in the series as the plot is very interesting. I will recommend to readers who like well detail books and who has the will to read thick books.


Transformation: Book One of the Rai-Kirah
Transformation: Book One of the Rai-Kirah
by Carol Berg
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A slave who comes, 16 Aug. 2001
Excellently well written. This story is very imaginative, and creative. the characters well drawn out, even the demons are not altogether what you thing, as they are part of nature. I really like the description, not too much, and not too little. The dialogue was very good also. Highly recommended. I hope to see more of the characters which we dod not see much of in the book in the next book, some of those looked interesting.


Son of the Shadows: Book 2 of the Sevenwaters Trilogy
Son of the Shadows: Book 2 of the Sevenwaters Trilogy
by Juliet Marillier
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Playing with emotions - really gets you into the story., 10 Aug. 2001
This was an awesome books, full of surprises. You really get into the characters, feel what they feel, see what they see, you become the character. The writing and description in this books is top-notch, all the characters well drawn out. This book is not quite as sad as the first but there are many parts where it makes you feel really sad, at a lost. This book is both a sadness, pain, loss, joy, happiness and love. The stories that are told by the characters are very exciting as well. Sevenwaters is a place where you wished you could make your home, go to the forest and all. You also get to see more of the area and allies of Sevenwaters. You'll be mad to miss this one, highly recommended.
Overall: Excellent drawn out characters, superbly detailed, very good storyline and plots, really plays with your emotions (similar to the Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy in playing with readers emotions). Buy it now, and you will not regret it.


Ring (Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice)
Ring (Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice)
by Deborah Chester
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.99

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very gripping characters, 22 July 2001
This continues from The Sword. The characters continue to develop, changing as they go. We go to Savriox, the Capital of Mandria. We meet some interesting characters, and get a feel of the court of the kingdom. The characters in this series are quite gripping and you cheer for them all the way. You'll want to read this series, the detail in the books are about right, not too much nor too little.


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