Elena bears the mark of the wit ch upon her palm, the crimson stain that testifies to the awesome power of unimaginable potency wild seductive, and difficult to control Only a mistress of blood magick can stand against the foul minions and all corrupting evil of the Dark Lord But Elena is not yet the mistress of her magick Protected by an ageless warrior and a band ofElena bears the mark of the wit ch upon her palm, the crimson stain that testifies to the awesome power of unimaginable potency wild seductive, and difficult to control Only a mistress of blood magick can stand against the foul minions and all corrupting evil of the Dark Lord But Elena is not yet the mistress of her magick Protected by an ageless warrior and a band of renegades, she quests for a lost city where prophecies speak of a mystic tome that holds the key to the Dark Lord s defeat But if the Dark Lord finds her first, Elena will become his most fearsome weapon.A different form of power touches Sy wen, girl child of an ocean dwelling clan that bonds mates to the terrible and majestic sea dragons But bonds ancient still tie Sy wen to the land she does not know, to a man she has never seend to a legend asleep in stone deep beneath A loa Glen a legend beginning to wake.Now, as Elena and Sy wen converge on A loa Glen from land and sea, will the forces they unleash lead to a future of freedom or an eternity under the Dark Lord s yoke
Wit ch Storm Elena bears the mark of the wit ch upon her palm the crimson stain that testifies to the awesome power of unimaginable potency wild seductive and difficult to control Only a mistress of blood magick
Wit ch Storm The Banned and the Banished 2 , by James ClemensElena bears the mark of the wit ch upon her palm, the crimson stain that testifies to the awesome power of unimaginable potency wild seductive, and difficult to control Only a mistress of blood magick can stand against the foul minions and all corrupting evil of the Dark Lord But Elena is not yet the mistress of her magick Protected by an ageless warrior and a band of renegades, she quests for a lost city where prophecies speak of a my [...]
The creepy, horror characters and scenes are not really my thing, but the story and the series is an interesting mix of familiar fantasy stereotypes and creative, original elements.
L histoire se densifie encore plus dans ce tome 2, et si au d but je tiquais un peu face au d cha nement de surnaturel et bestioles rebutantes, tout le reste du livre m a beaucoup plu On rencontre de nouveaux personnages passionnants, m me si je trouve que les personnalit s ne sont pas assez d velopp es, assez fouill es L univers est tr s riche et on ne peut que se laisser happer, quelle imagination
Neue Gef hrten, zwei neue V lker und ihre Geschichten, neue Feinde Auch der zweite Teil hat mich beim nochmals lesen gefesselt Hier bekommt man au erdem, im Gegensatz zum ersten Teil, viel mehr Einblicke in die Geschichten und Welten der B sew chter und dunklen Magiker Ich habe meinen Schlaf f r dieses Buch geopfert.
If the first book wasn t full of enough magic and mayhem for you, this one follows up in such a way that you can t help but bite your nails as you read about Elena s dire quest to reach Aloa Glen This one has enough villains and creepy creatures in it, including a lovely Spider Birthing woman named Virani who, honestly, gave me a nightmare or two But as with all the other characters in this intricate and immense world, she has a back story that makes you feel sorry for her.All in all, Clemens is [...]
I can t rate this one I only got to about 10 pages and realized the writing style was not for me I didn t know that this author is also James Rollins The other book I read by James Rollins I gave 2 stars I think his style is just not for me I bought this book because of the cool witch on the cover I guess I judged this one wrong,.
Een heel mooi vervolg op Het boek van vuur Elena is al wat gegroeid als mens en ook als heks Ze moet verder, ook om haar broer te redden Spannende fantasy, en genre die ik door Clemens leerde kennen en waarvan ik zeker meer ga lezen.
I m giving this one a solid 4 stars for the improvement to the writing It s not nearly as try hard or repetitive this time around, and if I m remembering correctly it just gets better from here I don t really have too much to say about this one that I haven t already said in my review for the first book I think I do prefer this book slightly because it introduces my favorite set of characters Sy Wen, Kast, and Rag nark Also, I just love the concept of underwater dwelling dragons So cool I have a [...]
In this second book of The Banned and Banished series, the saga of Elena the Wit ch continues Now, she is travelling across the lands to reach the old magical city of A loa Glen to seek out the Blood Diary and end the reign of the Dark Lord The Dark Lord, however, wants the wit ch for his own evil deeds and has set up traps throughout the land to capture her, using his Ill guard With the help of her gang of misplaced heroes, she must evade the traps and survive long enough to reach A loa Glen In [...]
There s two main approaches to telling you how evil is the evil wizard is in a story containing an evil wizard.One of them goes The evil wizard used magics most foul to force the pitiable woman to birth a demon , and the other one will describe the birth and how it smelt when her water burst I will not provide that description here.This book is squarely in the second category, with gratuitous gore, and entire passages included which have no bearing on the story except for shock value.The world i [...]
I really liked this book Just enough characters to fully develop yet not get lost in their importance as in, every one played a significant role , histories revealed, mysteries presented, and teasers for what s next to come As an aside, I don t mind the apostrophe s How else can you know how to pronounce a name RA Salvadore used them in Menzoberranzen.
Nouveaux personnages, nouvelles routes et nouveaux pouvoirs La qu te de la sor ci re se complexifie alors que les bannis et les proscrits prennent des d cisions qui changent leur vie jamais.Les descriptions des paysages nous emm nent travers les ges et les contr es d Alasea, du sommet des pics enneig es, aux fosses peupl es par les monstres des l gendes.
Un tr s bon deuxi me tome Cependant, je l ai trouv un peu plus confus que le premier, et certains de mes personnages pr f r s taient tr s peu pr sents J ai h te de lire le troisi me tome, qui promet d tre absolument pique
AwesomeJames Clemons has caught the essence of really really good fantasy He is as good writer of fantasy as he with his international thrillers His writing moves his characters constantly I m never bored when I read anything he written.
Much better than book 1 Vivid imagery, characters with substance rather than caricature except for Er ril, and I ll be reading book 3.
2nd book in the series Great read Really want to get next in series and continue
This book never really hooked me I was interested in what was going on, and I really liked Elena a a character But somehow, something just never clicke to make me really enjoy this book as some other people obviously have A weirdly frustrating Three Stars Plot Three Stars It certainly had it s moments There was action, itrigue and pace Indeed I m sure that, if it wasn t for some really dull parts that I just couldn t care less about, this book could have made it four stars As it was, the slightl [...]
WIT CH STORM continues the tale of Elena and her band of heroes as they travel across a continent to a lost city from which they must retrieve a magical item that is needed to end the reign of an evil Dark Lord If that sounds generic, the storyline largely is A young heroine discovers latent magical abilities, is told that she is the prophesied savior of the realm, and begins a quest against impossible odds Along the way she is joined by a motley group of companions, gradually learns to harness [...]
James Clemens, I have found, is a better writer than James Rollins Why does that matter when this book is by Clemens Because both are pen names of Jim Czajkowski I mentioned in another review, the one for a Rollins latest book that I liked Rollins non series books better than his Sigma series The first five Rollins books were non series, last five were Sigma books at the time of writing this review, 2008 I took that to mean that Rollins felt freer and less restrained when he wrote a non series b [...]
Apr s ma lecture du premier tome, je vous avoue que je ne me suis plus tellement int ress cette saga Je n avais pas tellement appr ci Elena, le premier tome se d roulait sur deux jours et demi pour plus de 600 pages, et a me faisait l effet d un gros prologue Mais il y avait quand m me un petit quelque chose qui m incitait revenir vers la Sor ci re, puisque j ai profit de l OP1000K pour obtenir ce deuxi me tome en ebook, une sorte de crash test pour savoir si on continue la saga, ou pas.Maintena [...]
First off, this book was generally written better than the first IMO Too many excessive details, or lack of details, hooked me and pulled me right out of the story in Wit ch Fire that didn t happen as often in Wit ch Storm, which was nice to see At times the writing seems like it s aiming for far higher than it can reach, but the definite improvement helped smooth that out.Despite that though, the first third of the book seems almost under developed in comparison to the rest of it, as if the aut [...]
I m placing my review for the entire series on this page, because it was the book which originally drew me to buy the entirety of the five volumes Why Brom s artwork The portrait of the dark witch Virani on featured on the cover of Wit ch Storm, was so striking that I went ahead and bought the whole series Little did I realise that Brom had only done covers for two of the books, and after that, Alan Pollack took over for Wit ch War, and the covers got worse and worse from there It s completely i [...]
I first read this series many years ago when I first got into digital reading and was the proud possessor of a Palm VIIx with, if I recall correctly a 256mb Compact Flash card in it that I stored apps and books on Damn those were the days In any case to show you just how compelling these books were, I read all five of the quite lengthy tomes on the minuscule screen of that Palm Pilot device They were in the Palm.PDB format and were acquired from the then fledgling, now departed it has since been [...]
This book was a great second installment to the Banned and Banished series, and I fully intend on reading the last three, but they are pretty long, and at times a little dry I find myself putting them down and going on to something else But seriously, do we need a full page describing how they loaded horses on to a boat SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT, NO PLOT RUINS I think that s my main issue with the book, he tends to over describe It could cut down the story a lot if he didn t describe as much useless [...]
This is a book for lovers of fantasy and lovers of small talk To me it s a book that s similar to when you meet someone who is kind of reserved but intrigues you and has so much promise that you figure if you just meet them in the right circumstances, they are likely amazing But then you meet them in their favorite setting and see that they spend so much time trying to please someone who is much less interesting and cliche that everything interesting about them gets buried The story is like a re [...]
This review may contain spoilers.This book returns to the land of Alasea, revisiting old characters and introducing new ones Or reintroducing, in my case There were characters I felt sorry for, even knowing what they d become Vira ni springs to mind.The ill guard was an interesting concept Powers and personalities twisted into something evil and corrupted it was a very scary idea.As in the first book, my favourite character remains Tol chuk, though Fardale is a very close second I also really li [...]
Mede door het heerlijke weer van afgelopen week, dit boek in een aardig hoog tempo uitgelezen Het verhaal gaat verder waar het in het eerste boek is gebleven Hetzelfde geldt eigenlijk voor de plus en minpunten uit dat boek Ten eerste loopt het verhaal weer heerlijk soepel, met vele afwisselingen van de hoofdpersonen Dat houdt de spanning erin, die overigens in het hele boek aanwezig is.Maar waar ik bij het eerste boek al over klaagde, is hier ook weer het geval Namelijk de vele doden onder de ho [...]
MY TAKE The second story in the series, I really enjoy this story line It is the epic continuation of the quest to unit Elena with the Blood Diary for the salvation of the land I didn t like the splitting up of the party, but do like the complex weaving of the separate story lines that build to the climax of the book It s interesting to see the patterns, and how each action is important or influential to the success of their goal This is filled with action and adventure, with moments of tenderne [...]
An improvement on the first book in the series Again Clemens has the main character act with wisdom beyond her years, but it s less grating this time around, possibly simply because I grew to accept it after the first book This story takes place a few months after the events of book 1, and Elena and her companions begin their journey to stop the Dark Lord One refreshing aspect of the book is that this Dark Lord isn t just sitting in his mountain lair waiting to be attacked by the hero, but is ac [...]