ULLSAARD HAS THE CROWN.But when he is confronted with a truth too shocking to contemplate, he has to choose between power and honor.File Under Epic Fantasy Learning To Rule A Vast Empire A Shocking Truth History Dictates e book ISBN 9780857661227From the Paperback edition.
The Crown of the Conqueror ULLSAARD HAS THE CROWN But when he is confronted with a truth too shocking to contemplate he has to choose between power and honor File Under Epic Fantasy Learning To Rule A Vast Empire A Shocking Tr
Review may contain spoilers for the first book Happy No , said Ullsaard You know that I do not enjoy senseless slaughter Satisfied, perhaps, but not happy For one who doesn t enjoy senseless slaughter, he seems to partake of quite a lot with only two instances of guilt in the entire book over some of his lost soldiers No real reaction though when slaughtering women and children fleeing from his legions, which makes me feel like those words are bullshit.This book has a great world, but the charac [...]
The Crown of the Conqueror by Gav Thorpe is the second book in the Crown of the Blood series, published by Angry Robot Books It tells the tale of Ulsaard, a general cum emperor who is trying to solidify his rule and expand his kingdom amid opposition from foes both natural and supernatural.Off to a shaky startThe novel opens with a very fascinating scene that really set the bar high for enjoyment of the story to come Ulsaard has just taken control of the Empire when he makes an incredible discov [...]
The difficult second book in a trilogy is handled well by Gav Another brilliant page turner.
19th book read in 2012 Number 57 out of 251 on my all time book list Follow the link below to see my video review youtube watch v 02CsNe
You can read the full review over at my blog shadowhawksshade.wordpressShadowhawk reviews the second novel in Gav Thorpe s swords and sandal fantasy series from Angry Robot Books A solid and thrilling read from start to finish with lots of great twists and turns that builds on all the successes of the first book and none of the disappointments This one is just as much a must read as The Crown of The Blood Shadowhawk, The Founding FieldsThe Crown of the Blood, the first book in this swords and sa [...]
I was unabashed about my glee at the offerings of the first book in Gav Thorpe s pulp fantasy sandalpunk series, Crown of the Blood, and so my expectations for this second foray into the world of Ullsaard, sometime legionnaire and general in the armies of the Rome like empire of Askhor, who ended that first book seizing the empire s throne after learning he was the illegitimate son of its prior occupant, were pretty high.I m glad to say they were than met There is so much pulpy goodness in thes [...]
Honestly 4.5 stars is what I would give this book if I was able This book did not really alter the way I think so I can t go up to 5 in all honesty The book was very entertaining The book picks up exactly where the old one finished, and continues the story of the general s desire for conquest with a lot of treachery and heroics along the way I found myself really rooting for the king, and his legions the I got into the book The author clearly borrowed a lot of the empire s ideas from Rome, but [...]
Great sequel to Crown of the Blood without too many spoilers, Crown Blood ended on a major twist and Crown Conqueror picks up from there and follows Ullsaard and the rest of the cast in their new roles despite being a middle book, there is a lot of expansion of the universe and action galore with the story advancing dramatically, plot lines ending and others beginning the ending is another twist, though this time it is one that is foreshadowed somewhat so it comes as less of a shock I am really [...]
First off I ll say I won this book from a giveaway that I entered before realizing it was the second book in a series That being said I was dropped in and a little lost from the beginning There are a lot of characters and a lot of stuff going on that I didn t have the proper background on which made it take a lot longer to get into This book has a truly epic feel, the world is huge, the characters are vivid, and the writing is well done I honestly think that if you start at the beginning of the [...]
Thank you FirstreadsGreat sequel to Crown of the Blood without too many spoilers, Crown Blood ended on a major twist and Crown Conqueror picks up from there and follows Ullsaard and the rest of the cast in their new roles despite being a middle book, there is a lot of expansion of the universe and action galore with the story advancing dramatically, plot lines ending and others beginning the ending is another twist, though this time it is one that is foreshadowed somewhat so it comes as less of [...]
Really cool story but I didn t read the first book in this series.
very dry reading i had a hard time staying interested in this book it moves too slow.