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Blade Reforged (Fallen Blade #4)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  636 ratings  ·  22 reviews
After the fall of the goddess of justice, temple assassin Aral Kingslayer lost his purpose in life and turned to the bottle. That might have been the end of him if luck hadn’t given him a few people to help him get back on his feet—notably the irresistible Baroness Maylien Dan Marchon, who once sought his aid in claiming the throne that’s rightfully hers. Reluctant to resu ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Ace (first published June 23rd 2013)
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Kirsten
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jD
Mar 04, 2014 jD rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This installment was the best of them all. Aral needed to regain his mojo and finally he is well on the way. Once again, a thought-dead Blade comes into the mix and Aral has to fight harder than ever before. He has Triss by his side always but he finds that he has so much more. For one, Fie. I hated her in the first book but she has learned to respect Aral and stands by him like a true friend in this one. Devin. He just can't get over the fact that Aral is the real hero and a better man. The Dut ...more
Fantasy Literature
Kelly McCullough’s FALLEN BLADE series has been a lot of fun to read. For fans of cloak and dagger fantasy, it’s been a welcome, easy to read morsel. You really don’t need to pay close attention because the story is about humor, a little danger, long lost romance and loyalty to ideals that have been lost. It’s not complex, but it’s good.

Blade Reforged follows Aral Kingslayer through his final transformation back from dissolute, amoral thug-for-hire to someone who at least resembles the rising st
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Jack
I don't discuss what the novels I read are about but I like to comment about what my opinion is of the novel's I read.
This series has moved into my top Ten' Every book in this series has flowed with action, novel idea's great plot and very good writing. I hope the author continues to visit this world'
I was going to re-read from book one to refresh my memory of this world but could not resist reading this latest in the "blade" series.
I have a few other (to-read) list but I will mix them with th
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Raman
Fun, light, interesting, just like all the previous books in the series. Still, I keep feeling like there is a glimmer of an overriding plot, somewhere far in the distance, but I just can't see it clearly yet. This book actually moved a little bit further away from an overriding plot, it seems, than the last one.

I think this series has potential, but I just don't see a coherent thread that can tie these books all into a solid story. I really wish there was an endgame in sight, some hint of a st
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Henry Lazarus
Kelly McCullough introduced Aral Kingslayer as a Broken Sword (paper) drowning his sorrows in alcohol. He had been the best assassin for the Goddess of Justice until the Goddess was slain, her temple destroyed and her order scattered. Three books later we have the tale of the Blade Reforged (paper from Ace). Aral has given up drinking and, because a friend has been thrown into prison, wants to help kill the current king and put his niece Baroness Maylien, and friend and sometimes lover on the th ...more
Devan
Best in the series so far. I love the hints the author throws into the books. Is Namara still alive? Is there
some connection between Namara/Triss/Everdark? Where is the story going to go next? Somehow the author has managed to keep each new addition fresh and intriguing!
Cheryl Grinds
Aaaaah! I love this series, I wasn't sure at first but now I just love it. And I have some high hopessss for what may happen in the future.
Arthur Zhang
Kelly McCullough is nothing if consistent. All his books are consistently of great quality, and the plot always chugs along nicely. Don't expect massive intricate plots like that of epic fantasy; McCullough recognizes his strength in focusing on narrower, but very well done and satisfactory plots. He also knows exactly when to end his novels. The ending in this is extremely well done, neatly tying off of the plot of the book with an action packed final act and mystery filled final twist, as well ...more
Michael Jones
I'm aware I like these books well beyond the level justified by the competent but pedestrian writing. McCullough conTinues to get better, however, and Aral holds a place in my affections just below Dresden, Harrington, Kirk, Vlad (Taltos), and other favorites.

This book is all too concise, but that focus reflects the improvement in writing and the story is well told. The meta-story is spinning out in a way hat feels like it might have been planned from the start, and the antagonists we get to kno
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Richard
I enjoy this series quite a lot.
Nicole Luiken
Book four in a series. This one picks up some plotlines from book one: we see both Maylien and Devin again. I like Aral's evolving character throughout the series as he drags himself back up to being a good man (with the help of his shadow dragon familiar Triss). Good pacing, great fight scenes with the Kitsune and some nice plot twists.
Fave scene: the efik scene. Nicely foreshadowed by the rowboat scene earlier. Inner conflict at its best.
Wijaya
nice,

i got the feeling when i read this one, that the author ( no offense ) havent made up her mind as to where the actual plot is going to go for the ending. kitsune is a nice save. seemed confuse as to wanting to kill the series in the 3rd book or tryin to go on until the 5th series as the webmage series.
thats my honest opninion.

Nicholas Hart
Each book in this series just seems to get better and better. I want to tear right in to book five, but six doesn't come out for a while and I don't want to go through withdrawal that long.
Rion Wilhelm
This was a very satisfying read. The only problem is that it left you wanting more and I see that the next release in the series is not until next year. How will I ever wait?


Annie
Kelly writes an awesome tale. If you haven't read this series...do so. Highly recommended.
Rachel Chiapparine
Just keeps getting better, the ending was epic, I hope there is another book in the series soon :).
Pat Michaels
Aral takes steps toward a new life in this novel and changes the local power structure.
Wogc
Another pretty good book in this fantasy series. Waiting for more :)
Sam
Not as good as the WebMage series, but still very good books.
Kathy Henderson
can't wait for book #5
Kyle
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Kelly McCullough was raised and educated by free-range hippies. Later he received a degree in theater and worked in improv. That combination was the perfect preparation for his current career as author and cat herder. He lives and writes in the Midwest with his physics-professor wife, Laura. He enjoys hiking and biking and his role as self-heating cat furniture. He is the author of the WebMage and ...more
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