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Shapers of Darkness (Winds of the Forelands #4)

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The Forelands are at war. The magic-wielding Qirsi and their Eandi masters have mobilized their forces. The Eandi have had to look beyond past differences to make alliances for the sake of the future, praying it isn't too late for them to change the outcome of the war. Tavis, an Eandi prince who was framed for murdering the princess to whom he was pledged, and endured tort ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Tor Fantasy (first published 2005)
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Tim Pollard
I found Shapers of Darkness to be the weakest of the five but I can't quite place why. The pace moves along rather quickly but I found myself thoroughly uninterested in certain plot lines (most predominantly the goings on in Galdasten)--so much that I took a nearly three month hiatus from reading halfway through and just recently finished it up. That isn't to say that this book isn't entertaining because it is, I just found it less so than the others, including Weavers of War (the fifth book in ...more
Much like Jordan's The Wheel of Time series, The Winds of the Forelands has been so massive that stories and characters after often given one or two chapters per book making it extremely difficult to remember the inactive stories as the currently active ones continue on. That being said, the main plots themselves have good pacing and general layout stop the book from becoming one long battle or discussion by mixing the two.
I am now 4/5'ths of the way through this series and I have really enjoyed it. The only complaints it is the number of characters and sometimes the plot gets really intricate. Overall it has been a great series. I am looking forward to the final book.
Chris Pacheco
i dont have time to say much, THIS SERIES WAS EXCEPTIONAL! One of the most innovative, enthralling stories iv'e ever read that has emotional and political depth that i believe that deserves a second read.
The war is staring to ramp up in earnest now and things are getting really exciting. I flew through this book faster than I thought possible, always a good sign.
Better than the first book. More conflict, conflict resolution, confessions, etc. Quite dramatic overall.
This is a good continuation of the series that sets the stage for the final volume of the series.
Maryam P.
This book marked the beginning of the boring part of the series for me :(
Still going good in the series! Can't wait for the wrap up in the last book.
See first book for review of entire series =)
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