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The Warlord's Legacy (Corvis Rebaine #2)

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In his trademark suit of black armor and skull-like helm, armed with a demon-forged axe, Corvis Rebaine twice brought death and destruction to Imphallion—willingly slaughtering countless innocents in pursuit of a more just society. But that was the old Rebaine. Before he killed the mad warlord Audriss and banished the demon Khanda. Before he lost his wife and children, who ...more
Paperback, 374 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Spectra (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jonathan Moss
I hate spoilers, so don't worry.

The first book in this series, The Conqueror's Shadow, was fantastic. I picked it up on a whim and am so glad I did.

I found out about the sequel accidentally, seeing it for the first time on the shelf at Barnes & Noble. I got it immediately, and am so glad I did.

The Warlord's Legacy is a fine book, though perhaps weaker in some ways than the first in the series. There's a bit of a time shift from the first book that was off-putting at first. But once I got int
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Blodeuedd Finland
My thoughts:
This book takes places 6 years after the events in Conqueror's Shadow, and sure you can read it as a stand alone novel. But if you really want to get to the bottom of things then you should read CS first.

I do like Corvis, why? Well I do not know because I honestly should not. Over 20 years ago he brought death and destruction and killed..and then killed some more. He was one crazy warlord. Then he came back and killed some more but the point is that he always had an idea behind it. H
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Brandon Zarzyczny
Every fantasy fan should give Ari Marmell's books a try. He has something in his writing and story telling that is very unique and relatively unusual in the Fantasy Genre, witty sarcasm and a strong sense of humor that runs through every bit of the book. That being said, his books are far from being a comedy or a parody of the genre, it's just obvious that Ari loves Fantasy and in his own work he wants to create something different. This book stands alone so you don't have to have read the Conqu ...more
Clay
I’m off the bus with this one. “The Warlord’s Legacy” (Spectra, $26, 364 pages) is the second in a series set on a typical fantasy world: pre-industrial, magic, demons and so forth. Corvis Rebaine is the anti-hero’s anti-hero, who agonizes about the evil he’s done as a conquering general, but then casually kills servants and slaves to help disguise himself. These deaths are meaningless to him, and supposedly are to be meaningless to readers as well, and yet we’re still expected to appreciate his ...more
Joe Aguiar
I enjoyed Ari Marmell's sequel to Conqueror's Shadow but, I think it definitely falls short of the first book. Legacy takes place 8 years later and starts out very grim with Corvis Rebaine being left by his family and an invading army moving unchallenged through his homeland. Worse yet, an impostor is committing slaughter disguised as he and Jassion is once again pursuing him along with a mysterious sorcerer and Corvis' own vengeful daughter, Mellorin. Legacy is entertaining enough but, takes a ...more
Chris Bauer
I was very excited to dive into this second book of Marmell's series featuring Corvis Rebaine. I really enjoyed the first book in the series - great dialogue, interesting characters and excellent action scenes.

But at the end of The Warlord's Legacy I was disappointed. The entire tone of the book seemed off somehow and detracted from my enjoyment of it. Gone was the cast of bad guy misfits. The main characters seemed equally droll and witty but without much substance. There were some excellent co
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Michael Hanchett
Ok book, but really failed to live up to the first book. It mostly just felt like the characters were just running from place to place not accomplishing much. The end was not obvious, but neither was it surprising and was a bit of a let down. The plot seemed like just a rehash of most of the same characters and plot points of the first book.
Kenneth
I really enjoyed this sequel to The Conqueror's Shadow. The warlord has come out of retirement, having crafted a new identity, and has tried to take up his original cause in a new and less violent way. But his legacy continues to haunt him, as the repercussions of his past deeds bear down upon him. In the end, he discovers that his truest legacy is also the one that hurts the most.
Brennan Griffin
Entertaining fluff. Enjoyable as a blood and guts, sword and sorcery, with a bit more of a heart and a bit more realism than is usual for fantasy. Sort of a Joe Abercrombie-lite, in a good way.
Pkinsella
Not as light-hearted or funny as the first book in the series, still worth reading. Be warned about the ending, which is wide open for another sequel.
Tbloxham
A good book, but weak in comparison to the very strong opening entry in this series. I feel the time step between the books let it down a bit.
Jakob Barnard
Great follow up to the first one. It was enjoyable and kept me turning the page, so would recommend to anyone to enjoys fantasy lit.
Paul
Great second book to the series. Made me want to read even more about the main character(s). I hope that Ari continues to write about them.
Charles
Good follow-up to Conqueror's Shadow; same dark fantasy with fast paced action and witty characters. Mr. Marmell...will there be a #3?
Jan
To hard to follow the characters. Not worth the effort. If all you want is dark and dreary...this is for you
Hp
I really wanted to like this one but it was a struggle to finish.
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Ari Marmell was born in New York, moved to Houston when he was a year old, moved to Austin when he was 27, but has spent most of his life living in other worlds through a combination of writing and roleplaying games. He has been writing more or less constantly for the last dozen years, though he has only been paid for it the past five. He is the author of multiple roleplaying game supplements incl ...more
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