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eBook Knife Sworn: Book Two of the Tower and Knife Trilogy ePub

by Mazarkis Williams

  • ISBN: 1597803863
  • Category: Action and Adventure
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Mazarkis Williams
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (November 13, 2012)
  • Pages: 346
  • ePub book: 1176 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1769 kb
  • Other: lrf docx mbr mobi
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 375

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The second book of Mazarkis Williams' Tower and Knife series picks right up where the first volume left off, literally; if you don't remember what is going on in the plot, don't look expect to find a refresher in Knife Sworn.

The second book of Mazarkis Williams' Tower and Knife series picks right up where the first volume left off, literally; if you don't remember what is going on in the plot, don't look expect to find a refresher in Knife Sworn. That, in of itself, is refreshing; all three-hundred-plus pages of this novel are devoted entirely to new story.

Book 3. The Tower Broken. by Mazarkis Williams.

by Mazarkis Williams. The brother of a fallen emperor ascends to th. ore. Book 3. The world is at breaking point. Shelve The Tower Broken.

The Tower and Knife series continues with Knife Sworn, and the second book is as full of magic, intrigue and beauty as the first - if not even more so! One might be tempted to stop with The Emperor's Knife, its story having wrapped up so nicely at the end after all, with Sarmin coming into his own and the Pattern Master vanquished forever. But trust me, you won't want to miss this.

Knife-Sworn: Tower and Knife, Книги 2. Mazarkis Williams. After years locked in a tower, Sarmin has come into his own: he has been crowned emperor, he has wed Mesema of the grasslands, and the Pattern Master is dead. Everything should be happy-ever-after

Knife-Sworn: Tower and Knife, Книги 2. Everything should be happy-ever-after. But war is threatening, Sarmin has no royal assassin and both Mesema and his mother have given birth to sons, throwing the succession into question. The last thing anyone needs is for the Yrkman peace envoy to be murdered in his bed.

The Tower and Knife series continues with Knife Sworn, and the second book is as full of magic, intrigue and . And this time I did connect with some of the characters.

The Tower and Knife series continues with Knife Sworn, and the second book is as full of magic, intrigue and beauty as the first - if not even more so! . Williams gave more dimension to her characters, showing sides that were hidden in the first book and created more depth. The author sets yet again a scorching pace, with twists and turns every few pages, throwing obstacles on our character's paths and introducing questions that trouble character as well as reader. Though in the first book the pacing was a bit too fast to my liking, I had no problem with it this time.

Knife Sworn Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн Knife Sworn. Читать онлайн Knife Sworn. Mazarkis Williams Knife Sworn PROLOGUE Aldryth looked out over the sands of Cerana. Aldryth looked out over the sands of Cerana. They had come from the thickness of the pomegranate grove, two of them sticky with sweat, laying down their pruning hooks as they saw her. Both of them old enough for wives, young enough for wickedness, stripped to loincloth and sandals, white-orange blossom from the second crop clinging to their chests and arms.

Books by Mazarkis Williams: Knife Sworn. 10. Tower & Knife 03 - the Tower Broken. The Emperors Knife.

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After a lifetime locked in his tower room, Sarmin has come into his own. He is the crowned emperor; he has wed Mesema of the horse tribes; the Pattern-Master is dead. But war ignites in the north, and in the palace, Sarmin's new baby brother is seen as a threat to Mesema's unborn child. Scheming courtiers surround the Petal Throne, and when a peace envoy is invited, their plots blossom.

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The brother of a fallen emperor ascends to the throne of the Cerani Empire in the second installment of the Tower and Knife trilogy.After a lifetime locked in his tower room, Sarmin has come into his own. He is the crowned emperor; he has wed Mesema of the horse tribes; the Pattern-Master is dead. Everything should be happy-ever-after.But war ignites in the north, and in the palace, Sarmin’s new baby brother is seen as a threat to Mesema’s unborn child. Scheming courtiers surround the Petal Throne, and when a peace envoy is invited, their plots blossom. Sarmin has no royal assassin as proof against their treachery; no one to whom he can give the twisted Knife.Those whom Sarmin saved from the Pattern-Master’s curse, unsure how to live without the Many, turn to Mogyrk, the god of their ancient foe, for comfort. And Sarmin has not been left alone: the remnants of the Many haunt his thoughts; he hears their voices in the darkness of his room. The worst damage left by the Pattern-Master is about to take Sarmin unawares . . .

Comments

Jan Jan
Williams is not a perfect fantasy novelist. But the world and atmosphere he creates is original, and he can write adult characters with depth. He can describe detail. He understands story structure. A lot of fantasy fans decide to write, but not enough writers are fantasy fans. Williams fits in the latter group, which makes him worth reading.
Purestone Purestone
I read 'The Emperor's Knife' (first book in this trilogy) last week. If you have read my review, you probably noticed that although some concepts and ideas were very original, when you calculate all the flaws the book was just an average read to me.
So I tentatively started reading 'Knife Sworn'. After all this book would be a deal-breaker to me, it will decide if I will continue to read this series or give up.

I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the 'Knife Sworn'. It's surprising to see how much Mazarkis Williams's style matured and improved in a year. While I was reading, I felt like he read my review and worked on all the things that really bothered me in 'The Emperor's Knife'. Of course that is not possible, except if he does not own a time traveling machine. :)

All the good things from the first book are still here in 'Knife Sworn': character driven story and show don't tell principle of writing. But switches between different points of view are not so sudden anymore. There is less tension because of chapter per character concept, but I feel it was worth it, because the story flow feels much smoother now.

Whose point of view we now have, since half of them were killed in the first book?
Sarmin is the main storyteller of course. He is now the emperor and he tries to applies all those ideals of peace to his country. To spice up the things and give us some different perspectives and views of events, we also have Grada, Nessaket and Rushes (a servant girl).
You all for sure remember Grada. I complained how I simply could not understand insta-love between Sarmin and her. I hoped that listening to story from her point of view would help, but I still don't understand and do not like her very much.
Nessaket, on the other hand, was a real surprise. We get to know what drives her actions and I think that you could never look at her and think of her as power-grabbing stops-at-nothing b...h again. Mazarkis Williams really managed to breathe a soul to her character.

'Knife Sworn' touches some interesting subjects. It shows us that seizing and getting control of the empire is the easy part. Healing & ruling it fairly are the hard ones.
What will Sarmin do, when the best advice he gets is: "You should find a new place, Sarmin emperor. This one is undone."
"How a man who could not rule himself might speak for a nation and heal the emptiness that threatened to consume them all"?
Read the book to find out. ;)

This book does not end in real cliffhangers but there are a lot of revelations and new decisions in the end that I can't wait for the next book to be released. I need to find out what will happen next!

I recommend this book to: lovers of high fantasy or fantasy in middle-eastern setting.

Disclaimer: I was given a free ebook by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. This review is also posted on Goodreads and my blog.
Andronrad Andronrad
The Pattern-Master has been defeated. Sarmin now reigns as emperor of Cerana, with Mesema by his side. Together they will raise Mesema's son, secretly fathered by Beyon, Sarmin's brother. But all is not well in Cerana. The Many, now free of the Puzzle-Master's taint, are feeling lost, and the Longing drives some to suicide and others to a foreign religion. Sarmin himself has taken on a great burden: some former souls, freed of the Many but with nowhere else to go, have taken up residence within him. Sarmin is not always himself, and this loss of control drives him to spend increasing amounts of time alone in his former room. And now a foreign diplomat has come calling to discuss peace, while the last remnants of the Pattern-Master's plan come to fruition deep in the desert. Plots and potential treachery are thick about the Petal Throne, and Sarmin must find some answers before it is too late.

The second book of Mazarkis Williams' “Tower and Knife” series picks right up where the first volume left off, literally; if you don't remember what is going on in the plot, don't look expect to find a refresher in “Knife Sworn.” That, in of itself, is refreshing; all three-hundred-plus pages of this novel are devoted entirely to new story. This fascinating series delivers just as its predecessor does, with plotting and betrayal and an interesting infusion of religion that will keep readers turning the pages and eagerly awaiting the final volume.

This review originally written for Another Universe.