Emissary (Percheron #2)
Without Lazar's guiding hand and presence, the Stone Palace of Percheron has become a different place. Young Zar Boaz, mistrusting of his mother, Herezah, but too inexperienced to stand on his own, seeks counsel from the suddenly changed and secretive Vizier, who has a sinister agenda of his own.
As Herezah privately grieves for Lazar, she hatches an audacious plot to d...more
So this book is the continuation of what happens in the first book. We have the Lyana subplot, especially with the characters like Pez and Lazar figuring out who is playing what role in this big "uprising" now that they have figured out who both Iridor and Maliz is. Ana basically tries to live an inconspicious life in the harem, but that is proving difficult because it is obvious that Boaz, the new Zar is just singling her out and not only that, but Herezah is out to get her for re ...more
How do you classify a bad book from a good one? That was the one question I have asked after reading negative reviews of this series. And let me assure you, her books should sit right beside Robin Hobb just a step away from George RR Martin's.
So it still gets me to wondering, how could one rate this book so poorly when I have enjoyed this far better than Tolkien's The Two Towers. The comparison being that, both are book 2 of a trilogy. And you ...more
I found myself screaming and wanting to slap the he ...more
That was the situation I found myself in early into reading "Emissary". There is clearly quite a lot has happened in the first book, affecting the lives of major characters and causing the deaths of others. These were referred to, but the story beh ...more
Following on from the previous story, Lazar the Spur is believed to be dead and so Ana is in mourning for him. With no glimmer of hope left in her harem life she is resound to live out her days with no chance of happiness, awaiting death, and in fact welcoming it. The Valide and Grand Master Eunuch Salmeo have plans that will aid i ...more
The second installment of the Percheron Saga is relatively tame in comparison to the first book. Other readers have said nothing happens, but that's untrue. This book is more of a political struggle than the first, both within Percheron and with the gods. It's a game of wits between characters and deities, but some big things happen. The goddess is ...more
She thinks her true love is dead but he isn't he's recovering from the dreadful punishment he has. His past is coming to reap it's revenge and he has to do what he can to survive.
Meanwhile the demon is finding his place, and trying to discover who has reincarnated ...more
Its telling when a character wishes for death as an escape and you really can't blame them; you even feel sorry for them when they don't die.
This is a middle book in a trilogy, so b ...more
With Fiona McIntosh the reverse is true, you read the blurb and think Oh, that might be ok, you read the book and WOW, you are caught u in a story you don't want to put down.
I would recommend her books to anyone who loves fantasy
Her most recent historical fi ...more