13 books — 7 voters
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Hawk and His Boy and The Shadow at the Gate (The Tormay Trilogy, #1-2)” as Want to Read:
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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
"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
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.
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.
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!
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 ...moreMore about Christopher Bunn...
Other Books in the Series
The Tormay Trilogy (3 books)