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A Dark Sacrifice (The Rune of Unmaking #2)

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  86 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
More than a century has passed since the mighty struggle between the wizards and the mages ended in their mutual destruction, and more than forty years since the Empress Ouriána became the Divine Incarnation of the Devouring Moon. Appointing twelve deadly sorcerers as her priests, she rules the land in darkness unending.

Yet, there is a small chance for hope, if one foreord
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 20th 2007 by Harper Voyager (first published 2007)
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Debbie Ledesma
Some middle books of trilogies suffer from little movement of the story forward. These books sometimes put readers off from boredom. A Dark Sacrifice by Madeline Howard is the second book of the 1CRune on Unmaking 1D trilogy. This book does not suffer from middle book stagnation. The story moves forward through setting, characters and plot.

First, the well developed setting moves the story forward. The world of the novel contains large islands with different cultures. These different islands are
Apr 04, 2009 Renee rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
There are obvious similarities between the Rune of the Unmaking and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy (even though the Rune of the Unmaking is not complete as of yet), but after a while, as a reader you do not care about the similarities because Madeline Howard (Teresa Edgerton) is such a beautifully poetic author. Unlike some other authors who barely left the realm of Middle Earth to pen their own novels, it seems Howard took inspiration there and then ran wild into her own territory. It work ...more
Jul 09, 2015 T J rated it really liked it
The princess who everyone is depended on to save the world is now in enemies hands and those who need her are hot on the trail to rescue her. There is high adventure and loads of magic and monsters are waking in this one entertaining book.
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Jan 15, 2015 Peggy Jamison rated it it was amazing
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Jun 12, 2015 Jori Reilly-Diakun rated it liked it
Compelling and entertaining if a little less effective than the first book in the series. It is an enjoyable read but not spectacular. The story relies on many traditional fantasy tropes, but does provide interesting twists some traditional character roles.
Lefty Right
Dec 13, 2010 Lefty Right rated it liked it
I think this series will be judged on the last book. This wasn't as interesting as the first but still entertaining.
Michael A. Chabolla
Aug 02, 2008 Michael A. Chabolla rated it liked it
Even more hopeless scenarios and lucky heroes. Only a third of the way through...
May 15, 2015 Foggygirl rated it it was amazing
An excellent sequel and I can't wait for the third book in the series.
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yeah but what happens next?
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Madeline Howard is the pseudonym of Teresa Edgerton, the author of many fantasy novels including the new series, The Rune of Unmaking.

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