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Quicksilver Zenith (Dreamtime #2)

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  222 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
From the author of the internationally acclaimed Orcs series comes a powerful new epic fantasy to rival the work of Raymond E. Feist and David Gemmell.
Paperback, 532 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2004)
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Ian
Oct 10, 2013 Ian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: high-fantasy
You can also find this review posted on my blog Another World.


Quicksilver Zenith is the second part of Stan Nicholls’ underrated Quicksilver Trilogy, and readers who enjoyed the first book should be pleased to discover that book two delivers more of the same, in terms of great characterisation and action-packed narrative. It even sheds just a little more light on some of the mysteries first touched upon in Quicksilver Rising.

Any concerns that Quicksilver Zenith might succumb to the weak second i
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Metaphorosis
In this book, and its prequel, The Covenant Rising, Nicholls has seemingly set out make a world where magic is a part of everyday life. However, he's made some strange choices that cause immersion in the world to be difficult. 1) very few people can make magic, though everyone can use it. It's not clear who's creating all this magic, since very few of the story's characters have any skill with it at all. 2) magic replaces everyday modern devices; as another reviewer notes, the characters even ta ...more
Deirdre
A bridge novel and you can see the setups for the finial story building here. While you could read this alone as the author usefully has a recap at the beginning, it does follow on from the previous novel.

Reeth Caldason is still trying to work out where he comes in the scheme of things and why he is so difficult to kill. The rebels are trying to find themselves a utopia away from tyrrany and the madness of some kings is getting worse.

Overall interesting, made me want to read book three now and
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Jennifer
Jul 23, 2007 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
an excellent sequel to 'quicksilver rising'. i cannot wait to read the conclusion. 'quicksilver zenith' is a slightly shorter book, but none-the-less intense and paced. these books aren't the best written, but the action involved is fantastic. and the underlying themes that i am amazingly picking out are very realy and true. i definitely recommend these book to be read by fans of david eddings, david gemmel or robin hobb.
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Stan Nicholls (born 1949) is a British author and journalist, working full-time since 1981. He is the author of many novels and short stories but is best known for the internationally acclaimed Orcs: First Blood series.
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