Second Sight: Book 2: Second Tale of the Lifesong Hardcover – 1 Aug 2010
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"When you reach the end of The Riddler's Gift, you're left wanting more. Highly, highly recommended." --FANTASY BOOK CRITIC
"There are moments in this novel that are sheer magic..." --SFBOOK.com
"Utterly compelling ... with a blistering climax. --TERRY GRIMWOOD
"A highly recommended fantasy novel - enormous fun to read and extremely easy to lose yourself within." --FANTASY BOOK REVIEW
About the Author
Greg Hamerton hopes that writers have the best chance of learning magic, because they know how to spell. He lives near London, close to the airport so he can escape should the island go under due to global climate change. He is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys soaring over clouds and getting lost on his paraglider.
"My primary-school was artistic. We made up stories. We painted things. We acted out Norse Mythology. It was great, and it's probably the reason I'm a writer. I love reading all kinds of fantasy, and have been influenced by the wonderful writing of Charles de Lint, Robin Hobb, Stephen Donaldson, Robert Jordan and Terry Pratchett."
The Riddler's Gift is the first novel in the Tale of the Lifesong cycle, followed by Second Sight.
Top Customer Reviews
While life in Eryi tries to rebuild itself, the Chaos that rules Oldenworld grows and spreads and the power of He Who Shall Not Be Named continues to grow while the Gyre try and recover themselves from their earlier battle. However there is a traitor in their midst's who convinces the young (and very naïve and arrogant) Prince Bevn to steal his father's crown, leave Eryi and make an alliance with the Sorcerer. In doing so he condemns his father to madness and pulls Tabitha into Oldenworld on the hunt for the Kingsrim. And so begins the epic adventure that takes Tabitha into the midst of Chaos where she has to save not only herself, her friends, Eyri and Oldenworld but also Ethea, the Goddess of Life and of the Lifesong, the source of Tabitha's power.
This book continues the promise of the epic fantasy laid down by Riddler's Gift and follows the story with all the dry wit, humour, tenderness, magic, mystery and mayhem (actually there's a hell of a lot more mayhem in this one, unsurprisingly considering where they're travelling through) found in the first tale.Read more ›
I was not disappointed. Not even close.
Mr Hamerton has excelled and the complex and creative world he unveiled in The Riddlers Gift has only been enriched and built upon.
Now I am pestering him on his blog because I can't wait to see further into his imagination with book number 3.
I highly recommend these books!
Tabitha has to use her type of magic to the utmost as the story gets tighter and tighter and then; even tighter! All her adventures are compellingly written drawing you deeper and deeper into the mysterious world beyond Eeyrie.
Once again you'll be the only one left in your lounge but you'll have to stay for just a bit longer to find out how ......
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good read.interesting characters and storyline.the toddler is a very clever creation..would recommend this series to any science fantasy fans.Second Sight . Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2014 by paul theriault
Very cleverly written with fascinating insights and a great fantasy read. Look forward to more works from this writer. ThxPublished on 10 Feb. 2014 by Miss T. L. Gargiulo
Wow totally compelling. Gripping threw out. I could not put the book down. Fantasy well worth reading and a joy to have read.Published on 28 Dec. 2013 by Craftaholic
A great sequel! A story full of twists and turns. A great reminder to all about the beauty of life.Published on 24 Dec. 2013 by Miss L