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The Sword of Straw (The Sangreal Trilogy #2)

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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
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 28th 2006 by Del Rey (first published November 1st 2005)
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Arati
May 27, 2012 Arati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 14, 2010 Silvio Curtis rated it really liked it
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
Dec 29, 2012 Anne Hamilton rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya
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
Oct 07, 2011 JJ DeBenedictis rated it really liked it
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
Lindsay
Jul 10, 2008 Lindsay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, z2006
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
Jul 10, 2008 Amanda R rated it really liked it
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!
Kelly
Aug 04, 2009 Kelly rated it really liked it
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.
Jennifer
Aug 15, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I loved the first one, and this sequel, but I thought the 3rd one was a weak ending for such a great buildup
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Oct 26, 2013 Shalini rated it really liked it
it was really wise of Nathan for not saying he loves princess nell.
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Sep 26, 2011 Rick rated it it was ok
average but enjoyable
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She has also written under the pseudonyms of Jan Siegel, and Jemma Harvey.
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