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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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Dec 28, 2015 Simon rated it really liked it
Shapers of Darkness by David B. Coe is the fourth book in the Winds of the Forelands series. After being disappointed with Bonds of Vengeance, I am happy to say that Shapers of Darkness provided the redemption I was hoping for. This was the book I was actually expecting in book three. Everything from the events taking place to plunge the Forelands into disarray to the increase in action have been met satisfactorily. Oh and equally important is keeping up with the political aspect of all things c ...more
Jan 28, 2016 Micaela rated it liked it
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These last two books are definitely not at the same level as the first three. Partly it is because the pacing suddenly speeds way up, but this would be acceptable if Dusaan, our bad guy weren't such an underwhelming villain. He is a bit of a spoiled brat and more irritating to read about than anything else, mostly because of his interactions with the supporting characters become increasingly unpleasant and unbelievable. He is basically a schoolyard bully with a gaggle of mean girls, and he would ...more
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Jan 09, 2014 Tim Pollard rated it really liked it
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
Dec 28, 2007 Tyler rated it liked it
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.
Apr 29, 2009 Eric rated it really liked it
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.
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May 17, 2014 Chris Pacheco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 18, 2012 Jacquelynn rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 29, 2012 Marilyn rated it liked it
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Better than the first book. More conflict, conflict resolution, confessions, etc. Quite dramatic overall.
Jan 12, 2012 Jaya rated it really liked it
This is a good continuation of the series that sets the stage for the final volume of the series.
May 23, 2015 Maryam rated it liked it
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This book marked the beginning of the boring part of the series for me :(
Jun 16, 2008 Lydia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still going good in the series! Can't wait for the wrap up in the last book.
Oct 03, 2010 Dan rated it it was amazing
See first book for review of entire series =)
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David B. Coe is an author of fantasy novels and short stories. He lives with his wife, Nancy Berner, and their two daughters on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.
He has begun writing a new historical fantasy series under the pen name D.B. Jackson. The first one is titled Thieftaker, published in 2012.
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Winds of the Forelands (5 books)
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