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Revelation: Book Two of the Rai-Kirah Paperback – 1 Aug 2002

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Product details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; New edition edition (1 Aug. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841490458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841490458
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Revelation, the second of Carol Berg's "The Rai-Kirah" sequence, takes the difficult route of putting almost everything we were told in the first novel Transformation up for grabs. Berg's hero, the former slave Seyonne, is busy fighting demons in the mental landscapes where they possess the living, just as his people always have--until the day when he meets a demon who is not a ravening beast, but an urbane charming being who knows altogether too much about Seyonne. To the pursuit of an explanation, and a new justice based on that knowledge, Seyonne is prepared to sacrifice everything he has--including his friendship with the Imperial prince Aleksander and his marriage to his own queen Ysanne. As with Transformation, Berg creates in Revelation powerfully sensuous landscapes both realistic and uncanny; her characterisation of Seyonne, a man whose self-doubt is not the least of his virtues, is admirable, as is that of Fiona, the bodyguard/assassin set to watch him for signs of corruption and who comes to be his truest ally. Berg makes the pursuit of personal honour attractively the unchanging core of an adventure where everything else we know is unreliable. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'Wrestling with your inner demon s' has never before been so dangerous - or so magnificently actualised ... Carol Berg spreads an intellectual banquet, a cordon bleu repast of unusual fantasy themes and uses of power through sacrifice and thought ... The promise held up by the originality and depth of TRANSFORMATION is kept in REVELATION, and indeed surpassed. (THEALIENONLINE.NET)

Revelation, the second of Carol Berg's "The Rai-Kirah" sequence, takes the difficult route of putting almost everything we were told in the first novel Transformation up for grabs. Berg's hero, the former slave Seyonne, is busy fighting demons in the men (Roz Kaveney, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW)

A humdinger of a plot ... vivid characters, a tangible atmosphere of doom (SFX)

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Format: Paperback
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.
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Seyonne is back in Ezzaria with his wife the queen, who is expecting their first child. But there are snakes in paradise: being the only warden left, he has to fight all the demon battles to free the possessed souls. And the council of Elders are having him watched,, to make sure he doesn't bring corruption into their life because of his previous history as a slave.
Then everything goes wrong, his child is born demon possesed and is lain out to die, he encounters a demon, who seems only to observate and not to torture his victim. Not wanting to kill the strange demon, he get exiled, and at the same time he's dreams starts to get visited with visions of evil.
This is the second story of Seyonne in the trilogi, where his eyes get opened and he find old hitten truths - revelations !
The book is just as catching and surprising as the first, and I couldn't let it down, eventhough I had an exam that needed some attention.
The charachters have layers and develop all the time. Unfortunately there's not much about Alexander in this book, but instead new people appear ready to fill his place.
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I really, really liked this book. It's revelations are well elaborated and most intriguing, and altough not that much unexpected, they still have lots of new and fascinating ideas to offer. The only thing that is little bit disturbing is Seyonne's ordeals, which are... just too much in some places. I mean, being him, I'd probably go mad on the third page of the story. Not as if he didn't, at times.

After being released from his bondage, Seyonne's life did seemingly go back to normal, which in his case means he fights demons within human souls, using extraordinary sorcery and swordsmanship, trains every day until he falls from his feet and tries to forget past horrors of his personal history. After killing the Lord of Demons two years ago, he did reconcile with his only love, Ysanne, they married and are now awaiting their first child. Everything seems well and good. But is it really so?

Seyonne's elders believe him corrupted and are trying to get proof of it by watching his every step. His child is born in his absence and now everyone pretends it never existed. With his son mysteriously forgotten, Seyonne's relationship with his wife goes to ruins. On top of that, during a demon fight, absorbed in surge of rage, he kills not only the rai-kirah, but the victim as well, and as soon as he explains himself to his superiors and somewhat justifies his action, he confronts a demon who seems to be... deprived of all evil.

Seyonne's quarrel with his own people over the deepest truths of their very existence leads him in the end to departure and bitterness. He is determined to find his missing child, but finds the hard and painful revelation of the true relation between demons and Ezzarians besides...
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After her first book, I found this disappointing. Aleksander, so pivotal to the first story, appears only two or three times in this tale. Lydia, one of my favorites, only says about five words. Indeed, much of the book is occupied with torturing Seyonne or embroiling him in meaningless political maneuvering.
I was disappointed that the Seyonne in this installment did not seem to be the one we had left at the end of Transformation. If anything it was as if his own transformation had never happened, and he allows himself to be used and manipulated most horribly by almost everyone he meets. He acts like a slave. When will he truly grow some kind of backbone?
Again, our author takes Seyonne on a journey of transformation, and it is different enough from the first that it stays fresh and manages to stand on its own. And the change is no less meaningful than the first.
It's just unfortunate that he had to forget all he had learned in the first book to do it.
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