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The Rats and the Ruling Sea: Chathrand Voyage 2,
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This is the second book in the Chathrand Voyage series, following on from The Red Wolf Conspiracy. That was a giant rollercoaster of a book, and this one is too – nearly 700 pages long. It had been a while since I read the first book (other things kept getting in the way) and I was worried that I wouldn’t remember who was who or what was going on, but within the first few pages it had all come back to me, so that was good.
The action picks up straight from the end of the first book, with Thasha about to be married as the bride destined to bring peace to the Mzithrin and Arqual Empires. But as we know, and some of the others are starting to discover, there’s an awful lot more at stake than peace between two warring Empires; old enemies are already starting to resurface and they mean to bring about the end of all unless they are stopped. For Pazel Pathkendle personally, there are secrets that he has not as yet uncovered.
This is a seafaring voyage worthy of the greats; the Chathrand, mighty in size and scope voyages south on its own mission under Captain Rose. The whole book is consumed with their voyage, and it’s a testimony to the author’s skill in narrative and characterisation that there is not one wasted word or gesture within the book. The scope is huge and ambitious, and brilliantly carried off. I look forward immensely to the next two books in the series, themselves large volumes but which promise to tell the next riveting exciting chapters of the the Chathrand voyages. Brilliant; if you’re looking for an epic saga, this is the one to look at.
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Initial post: 2 Apr 2014 21:13:09 BDT
Timelord - 007 says:
Two review's of same product what am I missing here?, Good review's on both reviews which are identical? erm arh yes very good (Need a cuppa KR confusing me lol).
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2014 22:19:02 BDT
Keen Reader says:
That's all right, I confused myself too! I put up one review on one link, and it didn't show up, so I thought, oh well I'll put the review up again on the other product link - and they both popped up! Never mind, it should be available to all people looking at either product that way.
Phew, I'm having a cuppa on the strength of all that confusion.
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