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The second in the Book of Deacon series, The Great Convergence continues the tale of young Myranda Celeste. With fresh knowledge of magic and steadfast resolve to see the end of the war that plagues her land, Myranda sets out to find and unite the five fated heroes, the Chosen. Each new warrior brings her world a step closer to peace, but does she have the strength to surv ...more
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Published December 30th 2010 by Smashwords
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Melinda
In The Great Convergence we start up directly where we left off in the first book, The Book of Deacon. We left Myranda following Lain out of the cave at Entwell hoping to convince him to stop the war because he had been shown to be one of the five Chosen. And the prophesy said that the five Chosen would end the war, but Lain wants nothing to do with it. Myranda has decided that it is her mission in life to get him to take on his responsibility even if it kills her. So she and Myn, her dragon, tr ...more
Opal
In the start of the second book, I found Myranda to be rather naive and petulant. In fact, I found her childish and annoying. It made it very hard to enjoy the book.

I also found the beginning of the book slow to start. That and the fact that the heroine was being such a prude made it hard to read.

After that troublesome start, things looked up for the better. In fact, things got considerably better. Enough so that it made up for the beginning.

The book took unexpected twists and turns in the plot
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Maren
If I could give it three and a half stars, I would, as this book definitely rates more than three but excess baggage keeps it from gaining a whole four.

The second installment of the Book of Deacon series doesn't let down or let up. In fact, that is part of why I gave it a rating of only three stars instead of a well deserved four - it doesn't let up, ever.

VAGUE SPOILERS AHEAD, DON'T READ BETWEEN THE DOTS IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN SPOILER FREE!!!
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It's one battle after another, all of them seemin
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Miranda Barnett
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MamaCache
The Good:
The world continues to be enjoyable. The story continues to be interesting. The storytelling is improving. The dialogue is considerably less stilted, and the overall flow and pacing is more even.

The not-so-good:
Formatting continues to be an issue. There are no reliable chapter breaks and paragraph breaks when the action switches from one character to another are inconsistent. Perhaps this is limited to e-book format? Grammatical errors are fewer, but still present. Proper word form (f
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Vincent Wood
I admit I am very disappointed. When I read the first book in this series, I thought I had found a virtually unknown author who had some talent and can write a quality novel. I have now changed my mind after reading this book.

Just as when Michelangelo did not use a sledgehammer when he was carving the intricate details of the Statue of David, it was almost as if this author used a sledgehammer to force the plot to fit into the pattern he wanted it to fit in. So in honor of his heavy-handedness,
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Jamie
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Kara Prem
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Johanne
I really enjoyed the story. I looked forward to my lunch breaks at work and to get home so that I could get back to reading this. It's a little different than the average fantasy novel which kept me interested. The writing style is a little bizarre. There are no chapters or real breaks, which makes it challenging to read on a kindle. It seems as though the author may be young in his career because the sentences/paragraphs are structured in such a way that it is not always clear who/what he is re ...more
Jenika Ioffreda
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Rachel
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Tanya
This one is also good, but I did like it less than the first one. I still gave it three stars but it is a low three compared to a high three for the first book. I liked the development of Desmeres in the end of book one and the start of book 2. But what I didn't like as much is just the description of battle after battle after battle.. It got a little boring for me. But the ending does make me look forward to the third book.
Gail
An exciting adventure- The author leaves you hanging when it flashes back and forth to Deacon and it makes you wonder, what is he going to do? It also left you hanging when Myranda went down in the fire, so glad they were able to reunite- Deacon is quite a fun character and it is good to see that Myranda- a good, kind person, is rubbing off on the shapeshifter, Ivy, and Lain. When she returned, it was nice that they all acknowledged they missed her -in their own way. If the D'Karon cannot be kil ...more
Stephen
The second in the Book of Deacon series, The Great Convergence continues the tale of young Myranda Celeste. With fresh knowledge of magic and steadfast resolve to see the end of the war that plagues her land, Myranda sets out to find and unite the five fated heroes, the Chosen. Great series of books! Loved the characters, the storyline and the imagination! Well worth the read! I enjoyed this book as much as the first book. The author has done a great job of mixing the possibility of great wars w ...more
Bev
This is the second in a trilogy and I often find that these can be the slowest or dullest part of a series.

Not so with this one.

The characters have fleshed out more and the back story has developed.

My only criticism is that the romance is lack lustre but then in the middle of a war maybe it is justifiably so.

Roll on book 3. Great entertainment.
Karla
This second book in the series is full of battle scenes, even more than the first. Miranda goes in search of Lain to help him fulfill his role in the prophecies. He is less than impressed with her perseverance. And yet, they seem to keep running into each other. They have a few new people who join them. And a lot of fighting. Amongst themselves and with the bad guys. It felt like a lot of the battles were really similar to each other. There was a scene that I absolutely loved, though.

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Bryan Ewert
I hate boss fights. I hate them in games. And, thanks to The Great Convergence, I now know that I hate them in books, too.

The boss fight. Where the enemy has interminable health. And the ability to regenerate. And is somehow immune to all of your primary attacks. And, after it's killed, (view spoiler).

I hate boss fights.

Where The Book of Deacon (#1) was an introspective journey, Convergence (#2) is all about action. Non-stop action.

And t
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Deziree
Like the first book, the plot and characters are great. My only criticism is that it had too many battles and back to back. It seems like when one battle ended, the other swooped in to replace it. It took away from the plot a bit which became annoying BUT the battle scenes were pretty awesome. I love the character development for everyone although Lain gets a bit boring but I think I'm just being biased. Overall, I did end up buying the last in the series and I'm glad I kept reading all the way ...more
T.J.
i give up, man. the first one was all right. dialogue wasn't the best, origins were a little confusing, but i thought it would get better as it progressed. instead evdrything got worse in this one. i know this guy heard of a fucking thesaurus, so like why the hell didnt he use one? and what was with that wqnnabe plot twist? it sucks.because i was genuinely excited to see where things could go but this sequel pissed me off so much i dont even care about.the ending anymore i'm not wasting more.tim ...more
Scott Wozniak
The action scenes were strong and furious. The characters did some clever things while fighting. But the overall plot was weak. The dialogue between characters seemed overplayed. Heroes yelled at each other ALL the time. Hardly any nuance or wit. And a couple of them changed--but rather quickly and with little explanation. Even the bad guys often monologued--you know, explained how and why they did everything. And the main characters just stumbled along, reacting without a serious plan. The swee ...more
Monica
Why is this series called the book of deacon? I dont understand it. The battles for me was too long. I wish they were edited better. Despite his shortcomings i find Desmeres to be the most interesting character in the book. I also like Teloran and hope in the third book she is in more chapters and if what i think will happen is correct i think she will. Since the Deacon is in the title of the book it would seem the character would be delightful but i find him to be creepy and quite obsess with t ...more
Douglas Cook
2nd book in the trilogy "Book of Deacon." Myranda leaves Entwell to gather the Chosen together. They have various adventures as they meld into a group.


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A story half told is a crime, and there is no crime greater. When this tale began it was the tale of a common woman in an uncommon circumstance. A woman unprepared, unskilled, and unready. When the last words were written, they spoke of a master many times over. She was a woman filled with resolve--fearless, steadfast, and, above a
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Crystal
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Gaynell
I've read all three books. This review is for the series as a whole. All three books basically are one long story. I really enjoyed the series. I would have rated it as a five star read except for the grammatical errors in all three books. I missed a lot of sleep while reading these books. Yes, the story was that good! It had magic, wizards, creatures from another world, the Chosen - who according to a prophecy are supposed to come together to save the world. A heroine that grows into her role i ...more
Amber St.
Enjoyed this book a lot. What isn't to love? Magic, a little romance, dragons, elves, mermaids, and assassins!

Overall this book could have been much better with proper editing, chapters (you don't realize how much you utilize chapters till they are not there!), and a tad more character development.

I loved the depths the author took the characters. It wasn't always pretty but it made me feel.

Recommend this one!
Jessica
I liked the first book in this series a lot more (The Book of Deacon). I just felt annoyed at the characters way too often. Miranda just seemed either out of character or just plain stupid concerning the conclusion/decision she made early in the book about the Alliance Army. I had to re-read the sentence because I had trouble believing it. I know she is a naive person but really!! I liked her in book 1 but I just had a hard time getting over her decision.

The other aspect that drove me a little
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Charlie Kravetz
This is the second book of the Book of Deacon series. If you have not read the first book, I highly recommend it. It will make understanding the story so much easier. Myranda Celeste did not know how much she could do until a short time ago. Now, she finally understands and decides that her goal is to unite the Chosen, 5 heroes that will save her world.

I enjoyed this book as much as the first book. The author has done a great job of mixing the possibility of great wars with the fantasy of magic
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Nichole
Mar 20, 2012 Nichole rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fantasy genre readers
As with the first, there were a fair share of slow spots throughout but the intensity was kicked up a notch as things played out. The battle scenes were a bit long for my taste but understandable in displaying certain details that had to be revealed. The main character, Myranda, was still a bit flat for me but picked up a little more development since the first book. Some of the other characters like Lain and Deacon who were in the first book, I was hooked on before and this really solidified th ...more
Toddbert
After reading the first book for free, I had to pick up this second book in the trilogy. Yes, it has its flaws. It could have used a little more editing. But looking past those cosmetic issues this turned out to be a really fun fantasy ride. Characters I loved, hated, and even loved to hate were really fleshed out between the first book (The Book of Deacon) and this one. This series would be great for anyone who loves fantasy, and is totally appropriate for young readers. The magic system in thi ...more
Wilson E. Stevens Sr.
I again enjoyed this book, and read it after the first book in the series. However the one thing I objected to was the fact that at no time did she ever practice the skill of breathing underwater that she learned in the first book. Other than this objection and complaint, it was a very good book, and one that is well worth the time and money.
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