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The Sword of Straw (The Sangreal Trilogy #2)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  128 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Embark upon a quest rife with magic, wonder, and forces as dark as midnight. . . .

Parallel universes and grave danger are nothing new to Nathan Ward. During his last mission, he risked life and limb to retrieve the Grail for safekeeping. But Nathan’s adventures are just beginning. Lately his dreams have been transporting him to a desolate city whose people have fled–save f
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 28th 2006 by Del Rey (first published November 1st 2005)
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Book two of the trilogy is The Traitor's Sword, also published in some editions as The Sword of Strour or The Sword of Straw. This book, like the first, has a solid fantasy-science-fiction plot. Nathan has risked life and limb to retrieve the Grail, and now it seems it's his quest to retrieve another relic. Lately his dreams have been leading him to Wilderslee (a place he realises he's been to before in his childhood), a largely abandoned city, in a kingdom ruled by an ailing king and his daught ...more
Silvio Curtis
This second book in the trilogy continues much like the first - reasonably good plot along typical fantasy lines, dialogue that usually succeeds pleasantly at being witty, even though it sometimes seems unnatural in the more serious parts. The first book explained how an ancient magician in another universe made a cup, a sword, and a crown to serve in a spell whose cosmic power would one day be needed, and it seems each book will center around one of the three objects. This is the book where I s ...more
Anne Hamilton
I wasn't at all impressed by this story. I didn't like any of the novels Hemingway wrote under the pseudonym Jan Siegel but I thought The Greenstone Grail was a promising start to this series. It was a promise that remained unfulfilled.
JJ DeBenedictis
Another lovely book in this series. The writing continues to be strong, the characters charming, and the action quick. The story wasn't as full as the the previous or next book in the series, but it was still a solidly entertaining novel
Unusual fantasy book, although still conforms to the 'young boy, some family issues, has very special talents, saves world/universe, etc', but the characters and writing was good.
Amanda R
Fabulous! I loved this one, couldn't put it down. Thought it was better than the first in the series and all the different sideplots were all intriguing. Can't wait to read the third!
Second book in the Greenstone Grail trilogy. The main character continues his mission. The story adds new characters and doesn't simply repeat what was in book one.
I loved the first one, and this sequel, but I thought the 3rd one was a weak ending for such a great buildup
it was really wise of Nathan for not saying he loves princess nell.
average but enjoyable
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