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Lance of Earth and Sky (The Chaos Knight #2)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  113 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
In the sequel to Sword of Fire and Sea, Vidarian Rulorat faces the consequences of opening the gate between worlds. Elemental magic is awakening across the planet after centuries of dormancy, bringing with it magically-powered wonders including flying ships and ancient automata; empires leap into war over long disputed territory as their technologies shift; the spirit of h ...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Pyr (first published January 1st 2012)
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May 13, 2012 Rowena rated it it was amazing
Amazing, vivid novel as expected.
A little less action than the first novel, but thay does not appear to make it inferior.
There is richness still through Hoffman's detailed descriptions of the mythology in the book.
If you like those sort of lovely, old fantasy style novels, you need look no further than here.
Jul 10, 2013 Alex rated it really liked it
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Chaos Knight continues to be everything I'm looking for in fantasy. I just love it.

I did have a bit of a problem keeping track of all of the characters and who they were. There are a bunch of new characters as well as returning minor characters. I apparently read the first book a year ago (that long?!) so my memory was a little rusty. But other than that, it was loads of fun, and I'm looking forward to reading the final book.
May 13, 2012 Teresa rated it it was amazing
I can not not more avidly recommend this book as well as the original, if you haven't read the first already. The world is entrancing and magical, the characters are rich, and the story is artfully well told. I already can't wait for the third novel.
I only hope that one day, Erin Hoffman will be more recognized. This isn't a story, this is a work of art.
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thought this was amazing. I love the cover art just like the last one.
The story is interesting and engaging. If you liked the last book, this one is good as well.
May 19, 2012 Joseph rated it really liked it
I don't think I can do better than to paraphrase Lou Anders from Pyr: The Eternal Champion meets The Last Airbender (the series, obviously) meets Final Fantasy. Filled with gryphons and automatons and airships and elemental magic and other wonderful things.
Nov 01, 2012 Kellani rated it liked it
Firstly, I won this book in a double giveaway on goodreads, along with the first book in this Series "Sword of Fire and Sea". So I thank whoever was responsible for putting up the giveaway, also, to whoever shipped the books to me and gave me the chance to read them. I truly feel honored to have been given such a chance.

~*~*~ SPOILERS! ~*~*~

Now, as for the review, I have to say I liked this book much better then the first. Even though both books have the similarity of a constant journey spread a
May 11, 2012 Andrea rated it liked it
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I won a copy of this book, along with the first book in the series, from the Goodreads First Reads program.

Now I wasn't much impressed with the first book in the series. I loved the fact that there were gryphons, so rare in most fantasy novels and here they were, not just in the background but as main characters. The second book continued to keep the gryphons front and center. The world and it's magic system was also intriguing, but I was very disappointed in the writing style and the fact that
Aug 26, 2013 Kaila marked it as do-not-read
Thank you Goodreads for sending me this book, in the hopes that I might like it. I did not (I didn't finish the first one, actually), but thank you anyway. There is nothing so special as receiving books in the mail.

I must say that the books of this series have seriously pretty covers. They always catch my eye. Just check out the awesome phoenix on the last book in this series, Shield of Sea and Space. So pretty and shiny! Also I love phoenixes so I might be biased. Nonetheless, all the covers ar
Apr 17, 2014 Lexie rated it liked it
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Welcome to Book 2 of the Chaos Knight series, where our intrepid hero Vidarian Rulorat gets to fix the problems that came with opening the gate between worlds. Right up front if you haven't read the first book, read it. Its enjoyable and has some interesting world building elements to it, but beyond that Hoffman doesn't spend a whole lot of time or words talking about what came before. Though even having read the first book (SWORD OF FIRE AND SEA) I'm rather confused. I'm fairly certain time pas ...more
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May 18, 2013 Clay Kallam rated it it was ok
Erin Hoffman’s “Lance of Earth and Sky” (Pyr, $17.95, 319 pages) is one those books that fall just short of the mark. First, she begins this volume two as if the reader had just finished volume one, and never read anything in between. It’s certainly possible there are readers like that, but for most of us, a little bit of background explanation in the first few pages would have helped enormously – and a synopsis and character list would have been even better.

When I finally figured out who was wh
Feb 15, 2013 Kaarina rated it liked it
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2.5 Stars.
The writing does improve and the world building becomes very interesting, especially the pirate city. But the story and character development still isn't engaging enough to keep me reading, I could only seem read a chapter at a time.
Sep 13, 2012 Brandi rated it liked it
I liked the second book much better, it felt like a light read even though they are talking about the world ending. It has both gryphons and shapeshifters! I can't wait for the third book.
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Oct 31, 2013 Daniel Palmer rated it really liked it
Ms. Hoffman is improving. I liked the first book, but this one was better. I'm looking forward to the finale.
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Erin Hoffman was born in San Diego and now lives in northern California. She started an online writing group at age 15, and at 18 started as an assistant game designer for Simutronics on DragonRealms. Her other game credits include Shadowbane: The Lost Kingdom, GoPets: Vacation Island, Kung Fu Panda World, and FrontierVille. She also serves on the International Game Developers Association’s board ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Chaos Knight (3 books)
  • Sword of Fire and Sea (The Chaos Knight, #1)
  • Shield of Sea and Space (The Chaos Knight, #3)

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