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eBook The Broken Kings: Book Three of The Merlin Codex ePub

by Robert Holdstock

  • ISBN: 0765311097
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Robert Holdstock
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Ed edition (May 15, 2007)
  • Pages: 368
  • ePub book: 1613 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1558 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 815

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Kymon noticed my sudden alarm. We stood on scrubby hillside, looking into the valley, to the pale, mist-shrouded east. His eyes had brightened. What had happened to Skogen? I turned a full circle where I stood, drawing in the land. But younger, sharper eyes than mine found it. Colcu’s! He was laughing and pointing down the side of the hill, where the woodland, I could now see, shimmered in an unnatural wa. .

Also by Robert Holdstock from Tom Doherty Associates. This was Durandond, eldest son of the High King of the Marcomanni, one of the five federations that drew its strength from the forests north of the great river Rein. For the new Argonauts: Josh, Matilda, Callum, Louis, Rory, and Toby. He cried out a salute to his foster brothers, all of whom were drunk by now, then tossed his weapons into the car. The charioteer carefully turned the horses and joined the other drivers where they sat, some way away, eating and drinking and sharing their experiences of the long journey south into the mountains.

Series: Merlin Codex (Book 3). Hardcover: 368 pages. The book reads at times as if Holdstock was desperately trying to tie things together. Ultimately, I recommend this book.

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Between 2001 and 2007 Holdstock produced a trilogy of fantasy novels, the Merlin Codex, consisting of Celtika, The Iron Grail and The Broken Kings. The covers of Holdstock's books were produced by a variety of illustrators.

The final part of the MERLIN CODEX: a a fabulous tale of honour, vengeance and magic by one of the great fantasists of.

The final part of the MERLIN CODEX: a a fabulous tale of honour, vengeance and magic by one of the great fantasists of modern times. His first novel of Ryhope Wood, MYTHAGO WOOD, won the World Fantasy Award. He lives in London, collects masks and escapes to the wildwoods whenever he can. Country of Publication.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Broken Kings: Book 3 of the Merlin . In this third volume of the Merlin Codex, Robert Holdstock weaves myth and history into a fabulous tale of hour, vengeance and magic.

In this third volume of the Merlin Codex, Robert Holdstock weaves myth and history into a fabulous tale of hour, vengeance and magic. At its centre, moving along his never-ending path, is Merlin himself, an enchanter in the prime of his life, feckless, curious, powerful, yet a stranger to his own past - and a man about find a true and hourable use for his talents.

Synopsis for book 3: The hill below the fortress of Taurovinda, stronghold of Urtha, High King of the Cornovidi, is.In this third volume of the Merlin Codex, Robert Holdstock weaves myth and history into a fabulous tale of honour, vengeance and magic.

Synopsis for book 3: The hill below the fortress of Taurovinda, stronghold of Urtha, High King of the Cornovidi, is coming alive: the Otherworldly realm of the Shadows of Heroes are claiming the land as their own. But this time their actions are driven by a force that is darker and older than even the oldest among the ghosts. Who or what is raising the Dead? Merlin, a temporary resident in the fortress, must answer that question if this time of kings and lovers is to be saved.

Argo, the ancient ship, has returned and hides beneath Urtha's fortress in Alba. Jason and the Argonauts are aboard her, enchanted into sleep. Niiv is still Merlin's lover, still seeking magic and mysteries, still a delight and torment to him.Something is wrong in Alba. An unknown force is affecting the land. The omens are frightening. The feckless Sons of Llew arrive, having stolen their uncle's chariot and horses once again. They bring news of hostels, gateways between the worlds of the living and the dead. An enormous gathering of the Shades, of the dead and the unborn, are being drawn to them.Meanwhile, Kymon and Munda, Urtha's son and daughter, are coming of age. Kymon is angry, boastful, ready to fight the Shades of Heroes, and violently annoyed by his father's diplomacy. Munda, on the other hand, is possessed of the Sight and welcomes the new, strange force in the land. She breaks taboo to visit one of the hostels. She comes back speaking of the Killer of Kings, the son of Jason.And as Merlin walks in and out of time, clinging to his magic and the remains of his youth, the forces set in motion will determine the fate of kings and kingdoms alike.

Comments

Zicelik Zicelik
I've read several writing styles and takes on the Aurthur/Merlin stories.
This has definitely turned out to be one of the most interesting ones of them all.
I look forward to any possible future additions to this series, and will also be collecting other books from this author.
Arcanescar Arcanescar
As Merlin temporarily resides inside fortress Taurovinda, he is worried as the Shadows of Heroes leave the other realm to claim the Kingdom of Cornovidi as their own. His concern is not with these Shades, but the unknown adversarial puppeteer that enabled them to enter the realm of the living and apparently guides them.

Meanwhile, High King Urtha Pendragon of Cornovidi seeks a diplomatic solution while his heir Prince Kymon wants to go to war. His daughter Princess Munda foresees the future lies with Jason's sentient ship Argo, who has returned battered but ready to confess a dark secret to Merlin only at the right time. The mage knows as he traverses time with the Argo that he must find the truth in his past to save the kingdoms from the horde of dead, but it is up to Jason to prevent the latter's offspring from usurping Urtha's rule so that the envisioned glorious future can occur.

This is a complex blending of several myths that is difficult to pick up even with gimmicks telling the back story of the first two novels (see CELTIKA and THE IRON GRAIL). Readers will appreciate the intricate series The Merlin Codex much more so by starting with the first book. Merlin tells the exciting tale that fans of Camelot and Greek and Celtic mythologies will enjoy; just set aside plenty of time as this is a rich multifaceted fantasy.

Harriet Klausner
Mora Mora
First warning and a disclosure: There's a few potential SPOILERS below. Also, I am a rabid Robert Holdstock fan. I've read everything he's written, even some schlocky stuff he wrote under a pseudonym. He is truly the greatest living fantasy writer of the English language.

That said, "The Broken Kings" was something of a disappointment for me. It continues the story, but introduces a new character to explain the invasion of Ghostland into Cornovidi lands. This new character is certainly interesting, but his connection to the main characters - especially to Medea and Jason - is flimsy and somewhat random seeming.

Also, the mystery of Merlin's and Medea's origins was not really explained or even poetically alluded to, at least not to my satisfaction. At best, it seems that Medea and Merlin are living incarnations of the Rajathuks, the 10 masks that appear throughout the Merlin Codex and the Mythago Wood Cycle. Or something like that. Nothing else is given.

The book reads at times as if Holdstock was desperately trying to tie things together. Some of the writing seems clipped and rushed, as if an editor was breathing down his neck to finish the manuscript.

Ultimately, I recommend this book. It is a worthy read, though,for me, something of a let down. It is not Holdstock's best. That, of course, means that it's better than 99% of the fantasy novels out there. I'd wait for the mass-market or trade publication before buying it, though.
Gralmeena Gralmeena
Nothing against other reviews or the snippets on the back cover of this book, but calling Holdstock a great fantasy writer is like calling Einstein a great file clerk. There is no one I would rather read and re-read than Holdstock, because each time something else will emerge whether it is a reference, character depth, or just plain brilliant sentences. This one is no exception, you can't go wrong by reading this. It's fantastic myth and legend that somehow makes you feel more human in the telling.