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Valour (The Faithful and The Fallen Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- Book 2 of 3 in Faithful & the Fallen (3 Book Series)
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(Review has some spoilers - look out for --!SPOILER!-- and skip that paragraph if you haven't read it yet!)
Corban is on the run with a mixed band of survivors, having just escaped a maelstrom of shocking betrayals and power plays at Dun Carreg, and begins to deal with a fate he can no longer hide from; Cywen lives life on the edge behind enemy lines, and relies on wit & luck to keep her head; Evnis is carried along by the plan he set in motion, and nervously tries not to get swept up by escalating events; Maquin is steadily being consumed by shame & a thirst for revenge, and battles to stop this taking control; Nathair proves a terrifying blend of zeal, ruthlessness and ignorance as he pushes forward with his misguided mission; Veradis finds his loyalty challenged by the company he keeps and the decisions he is forced to make; and we meet Coralen, a feisty soul searching for truth & meaning in her life… sounding good yet?
The big strengths of John Gwynne’s style are all here in full force - naturally evolving situations, conflicts and characters - all a real joy to read, and so fresh in the genre! The politicking and shifty motivations of the villains will keep you guessing, and the earnest underdog nature of the heroes keeps you firmly rooting for their self-discovery and resolve to do what is right against terrible odds.
I really enjoyed the filling out of his world in this novel, and was glad, (and perhaps guiltily pleased to see my prediction validated), that we see greater detail emerging on the side of the giants.Read more ›
I won't give any of the story away but I love his character development, coupled with the fact he's not afraid to let done of them die. All the while letting us see each player's view point in the narrative
I'm only unset that I don't know when the next book is due to arrive!
It's been a pleasure getting to this point though.
First volume was Malice: Book One of The Faithful and the Fallen (Faithful & the Fallen 1). This one is absolutely not a jumping on point, as there's nothing to bring people up to speed. So new readers should start with that.
Those who have read it, read on.
This book runs for six hundred and forty eight pages. It is divided into one hundred and twenty chapters. There are several viewpoint characters, but it tells you at the start of each chapter which one is the focus.
There's a cast of characters at the front and a map of the lands in which the story takes place.
Picking up from where book one ended, this volume begins with Corban and various others fleeing the fall of Dun Carreg. They are only one plot strand. As the narrative jumps over the land keeping up with various other warriors as well.
There are battles aplenty. Character moments galore. Bigger things going on. And since this is not the end of the story, everything finishes with quite a game changing event.
It's a bit tricky to get into at first. Corban was by far the most interesting character in book one, but he doesn't have as big a share of the narrative as he did there in this one. If it's been a while since you read that you might take a while to get back into things here. But whereas his plot strand was by far the most interesting in book one, that's not the case here. Because the other storylines do start to grab just as much. You can't say too much about these without spoilers, although new character Lykos, a pirate king, does grab the attention.Read more ›
Still it's a beautifully descriptive and well written novel. I think John Gwynn could make the phone directory look like a great book but with a vast list of characters. Well worth your time this one, but read Malice first!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this book difficult to start with but it soon became enthralling, although having so many different plots going on at the same time was difficult at times. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Roz
Gave it 5 star as its kept me gripped throughout- couldn't put the book down! Great storyline and characters !Published 8 days ago
I loved Malice. I love Valour more.
The story flows, at quite a fast pace. The scenes run together nicely and keep you wanting more. Read more
Seamlessly continuing the story started in book 1 of the Faithful and the Fallen (Malice), Valour is every bit the equal of its predecessor, possibly even surpassing it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan Jones
This is the second book of the series and carries all of the excitement of the first admirably. The characters are developed with care and attention evoking sympathy from the the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Northern Exile
Valour continues directly on from Malice, the first in the series. War spreads throughout the Banished lands. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike A.
Brilliant 2nd fantasy Novel of a Trilogy. Great dynamic writing, each chapter leading to a cliff hanger.
Recommended... Up there with Game of Thrones and Tolkien