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The Hawk and His Boy and The Shadow at the Gate (The Tormay Trilogy #1-2)

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Published February 26th 2013 by StoryBundle
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Juli Rahel
I absolutely loved the first part of this trilogy, The Hawk and his Boy, so I was almost afraid I wouldn't like this one as much as the first one. Sequels always seem to be a hard thing to do well, in whatever media genre. It is the one book in which you have to try to keep every storyline going, develop your characters and slowly get people exited for the end. While many authors fail, Christopher Bunn definitely didn't! I absolutely adores this book. I don't know whether I ever finished a book ...more
Adam
Aug 01, 2013 Adam rated it it was ok
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"The Tormay Trilogy" by Christopher Bunn confounds me. It's a weird felling. I enjoyed the read, but that is in spite of some very definite issues. I'm sick of thieves and murderers being made into heroes, and while the protagonist of the story has some excellent arguments for being a thief (more on that below), in other major cases, it's too jarring to believe that so-and-so is as honourable as he turns out to be, since he's basically been unforgivably horrible from before the start of the ...more
Jason Corfman
Mar 05, 2016 Jason Corfman rated it it was ok
Technically, I only read the first book (The Hawk and His Boy), not the whole volume, but this isn't for me. I should add, however, that I'm not much of a fantasy fan, which might have something to with it. I just had a hard time following the story and keeping up with the characters (at one point, I got a character confused with a horse, which surprised me when the "horse" spoke). Obviously, the author has a vivid imagination.
Jason Kivela
Jul 25, 2013 Jason Kivela rated it really liked it
I love this world and the different characters that the reader follows and how they come together. The slow reveals of plot points and the magic/myths of the world were also great. I got this two pack in a Humble Bundle, and immediately bought the third and final book when I finished these two.
Asl4u
Nov 12, 2013 Asl4u rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a good story.
Actually a really good book. I enjoyed it - and am looking forward to the next book in the series. Good story - and reasonably good writing.. some klunks occasionally - but then - some really amazing effects /writing!... very good! I recommend it!
Morelos Barros
Sep 19, 2013 Morelos Barros rated it liked it
A little slow at some points, but it's a great read.

I loved the world and lore Christopher has created.

Looking forward for book 3.
Dan WC
Mar 07, 2014 Dan WC rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the whole trilogy. A great, quick read when you want to focus on something other than the work at hand. The wrap up was a little rushed at the end and somewhat less than satisfying.
Brett
Nov 27, 2013 Brett rated it really liked it
Competent fantasy - I think i liked the first book better than the others, but I don't regret the series.
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Christopher Bunn was born and raised in California. After serving his obligatory sentence in school, he hit the road and spent years wandering around the world. He's worked on all the continents except for Antarctica. Among other jobs, he has worked in a shoe factory in Israel, ran a post office in a UN refugee camp in Thailand, done construction in the Amazon jungle, crewed on TV documentaries ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Tormay Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Hawk and His Boy (The Tormay Trilogy, #1)
  • The Shadow at the Gate  (The Tormay Trilogy, #2)
  • The Wicked Day  (The Tormay Trilogy, #3)

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