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The Silent Isle

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FEAR ABIDES...

Since its discovery, the island of Haven and its ore-rich mines have kept House Hallander from being overrun by the larger, wealthier houses of the Draconian mainland. But Haven is not the godsend it seemed.

The last ship to reach Hallander's harbor from Haven carries no ore but only a single passenger - a dying old man with a strange mark burned in his fore
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Published February 12th 2014
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Deborah
Aug 27, 2016 Deborah rated it it was amazing
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Addictive reading

Every so often like most readers I suppose I struggle to settle on a book and it's not necessarily the books fault when I started reading The Silent Isle I'd left two books half read, these were both good books which I will go back to but I needed something different and it was with this frame of mind that I started this book. If I'm being honest I didn't expect to see it out after all it's a long book, over 400 pages and with the way I was feeling but I couldn't have been more
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Matt
Apr 15, 2014 Matt rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. As I page through The Silent Isle one more time, a couple of thoughts come to mind:

I can't recall the last time I found a novel so genuinely thrilling. Not necessarily in a cheap, horror-movie kind of way, but in a deeper, more evocative sense. (By the way, not generally a fan of scary stuff, but I still loved this book - just in case anyone is worried about that.) This is probably because I cared about the characters almost from the start. Both the main and supporting cas
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Natasha Huang
Apr 16, 2014 Natasha Huang rated it it was amazing
This book was such a page-turner! I was pulled into an imaginary new world with the author's descriptions of character and attention to detail. I especially loved the fight sequences and could imagine them in my head as I read :) Sometimes, fantastical elements in stories actually bring out characters' humanity (with its weakness and strength, its cruelty and love) in deeper and more poignant ways, and very real life issues and lessons are conveyed even more powerfully in imaginary settings. I ...more
James Anderson
Oct 29, 2014 James Anderson rated it it was amazing
Sustained suspense described my reading of this book. Intrigue carried me well past the middle while still seeking the nemesis. The Silent Isle is neither predictable nor predicated on previously published stories (think: sequels). Shouldn’t a novel be novel? What I mean to say is; it should be original and interesting. The Silent Isle is both, and more. Without being moralizing, it assumes actions have consequences. The well-shaped characters invite visceral response. The underlying tension ...more
Conny
Oct 23, 2016 Conny rated it did not like it
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Did not finish it. Could not.
I was on page 103 and I got so bored.
Much talking little action and nothing scary.

It was so obvious written by a man, so I disliked it from the start.

Maybe I'll try it again next year, but for now only 1 star.
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