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The Burning Man (Kingdom of the Serpent #2)

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Old gods never die. They wait for the right time to regain their grip on humanity. In Egypt, in Greece, in China, in frozen North Europe, ancient forces are awakening. Only a handful of heroes know the truth and stand ready to defend our modern world from powers rooted in a more brutal, terrifying time.
Unknown Binding, 340 pages
Published by Not Avail (first published December 30th 2010)
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Alisa Hedden
Book 2 picks up where book 1 ends. Luckily for those that haven’t read the first book (or have a short attention span) if you read the first part “The Final Age” you will be caught up on what came before and the entire necessary back story. Doesn’t take long and is very compact, so don’t let the idea of needing to read this part first scare you. Then you get into the meat of the tale. You get to visit different cultures (and there gods – no minor thing there!) and find out what happens if the ol ...more
Reunited with his own Five, Church is all set to truly begin the war with the Void, the nearly omnipresent evil who controls the Army of Ten Billion Spiders. With the Brothers and Sisters of Dragons once more with their memories - albiet missing Veitch, the Brother-turned-traitor - now the last Five there will ever be have to wake the Dominions, the god-kingdoms scattered across the planet. For the Tuatha de Danaan might believe they are the highest, but there are others; in Norway, Odin wakes; ...more
Noel G
A good book - to be honest i read this one before the 1st one (Jack of Ravens) and so missed out on the backstory. However i found it didnt matter too much as it was a great book in its own right.

By going through time periods etc you could forgive it gettinga bit self indulgent, but it doesnt. Straight forward fantasy writing which races along like a very fast thing on a very fast road.

Currently reading Jack of Ravens, and its equally good. MC builds the characters well and doesnt take the easy
The book was so good. I didn't know at the time that this book is a trilogy. In the opening of the book it's starts out by telling you about Jack Churchill, well Jack is the one telling you about what happen with who & how he came to be Brother of Dragons. Then he will give you a update about how all this came to be and what happen in the first book.

I could not put this down.. And if I did, it was very hard to do.
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A two-time winner of the prestigious British Fantasy Award, Mark has published his epic, imaginative novels in many countries around the world. He grew up in the mining community of the English Midlands, and was the first person in his family to go to university. After studying Economic History at Leeds, he became a successful journalist, writing for several of the UK's renowned national newspaper ...more
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