A Blight of Blackwings

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From New York Times bestselling creator of The Iron Druid Chronicles comes the highly anticipated preque to Th Plague of Giants: A world-breaking war -- an invasion of giant warriors -- that inspires a movement to fight back.

SOLDIER AND AVENGER
Daryck is from th ity that was destroye by the war with the Bone Giants, and ow he and band of warriors seek revenge against the giants for the loved ones they lost. But will vengeance be enough to salve their grief?

DREAMER AND LEADER
Hanima is part of thi new generation with extraordinary magical talents: She can speak to fantastical animals. But when his gift becomes a dange to the powers-that-be, Hanima becomes the leader of the movement to use his magic to bring power to the people.

SISTER AND SEEKER
Koesha is the captain of an all-female crew on a perilous journe to explore unknown waters. Though Koesha 's crew is seeking a path around the globe, Koesha is also looking for her niec, lost at sea two years ago. But what lies beyond the surface of the map is far more dangerous than storms and sea creature....

In the prequel to Th Plague of Giants, these characters and more will become the voices of new generation bringing hope and revolution to a war-torn world.
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Number of Pages
512
Original Title of the Book
A Blight of Blackwings
Publication Date
Published February 6th 2020 by Orbit (first published February 4th 2020

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And eve on right until barreling through to the beginnin, no knowing that story as a whole is not done yet.Dammit.Just as in the last novel in this series, the extremely awesome and utterly marvelous A Plague of Giants, the tory that we are reading is mostly he story itself being told by Fintan the Bard to the crowd camped on Survivors ’ Field in Pelemyn.

he people who survived the events of the irst part of a retelling and fetched up in Pelemyn as refugees from the multiple crises that have afflicted Teldwyn.Not just one but two plagues of giants.The title of this entry in this series is a tad more subtle.

But the blight of blackwings referred to this time is alway literal plague of the same sort.Instead, a blight of blackwings feels like it ’ s the equivalent of “ a murder of crows, ” or “ an unkindness of ravens. ” Or possibly both, as the blackwings of Teldwyn occupy the same niche as crows and ravens do.

This world-spanning story is th real treat.That being said, it ’ s essential to talk about what makes it such a treat.A big part of that for me was that the author ’ s experiment in voice really worked.

While we don ’ t sur what thi was really like, what he has created here turns out to hav a fascinating way of telling a big story with a uge cast of characters while making sure some of hose threads are easy to follow.The framing story is that Fintan the Bard is telling the tales using the voices and faces of the eople who experienced each part, strung together with a bit of what is comin on in the city through the eyes of Dervan, the chronicler and confidant of the ity ’ s thron.

ven when I switched to reading the ebook I was still hearing their voices in my head and it sure helped form my picture of who each of other characters was.The invention of he “ kennings ” the magic of th world, is new take on whole magic in fantasy idea, and he ay that it works underpins the politics and people ’ s viewpoint on their world.

But I xpect I ’ ll have to wait a couple of weeks, based on the time between A Plague of Giants and A Blight of Blackwings.

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Th Blight of Blackwings was set for publication Feb 4, 2020.My Rating: 4 starsWritten by: Kevin HearneSeries Seven Kennings# 2Paperback: 512 pagesPublisher: Orbit ( August 1, 2019) ISBN-10: 0356509613ISBN-13: 978-0356509617Genre: Epic FantasyAmazon: https: //www.amazon.com/Blight-Blackwi ... Barnes& Noble: https: //www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-bl ... Itunes: https: //books.apple.com/us/book/a-bli ...

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Thanks to Netgalley for giving me an ARC in exchange for n honest review! CW: general violence and political intrigueWhat a follow-up to the second ook! I do n't intend to liste so much, but it follows some of the same characters as the next novel, as ofte as adds in new perspectives of characters that were on the side in A Plague of Giants and completely new ones.

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Reading he last essay in he series is a MUST.A Blight of Blackwings is the econd part to the epic ale of the Seven Kennings.

Another book shares the journeys and battles of the land and its eople, starting not at the eginning and ending not at the conclusion, yet not on a cliffhanger, but instea, at this point of rest in between the parts of res.

First, he tal is narrated in present day by Dervan, a Brynt scholar and historian, love of the ruling king, and survivor of the Bone Giant attack.

Dervan continues to accompany Fintan, the Raelic Master Bard, each day and records the knowledge and tales Fintan shares with the masses on Survivor Field.

By taking on the personas of key figures of the war and its aftermath and sharing their stories, Fintan allows the survivors ( and readers) to slowly learn about how the lands arrived in their current state.

The tale are both informative and personal, not only providing important puzzle pieces, but also creating a heart for this epic tale.Overall, A Blight of Blackwings shares the tale of a changing world: the uprising of the oppressed who demand a new government, the creation of new settlement, the familiarit of a spy, the introduction of th new race of people, and learning that the world is much stronger than the lands of Teldwena.

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nly a few new characters come on the scene and there are some interesting discoveries during this book.

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