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Last of the Wilds (Age of the Five #2)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  10,383 Ratings  ·  174 Reviews
After pitched battle, The White—the avatars of the Five Gods—have briefly turned back the vicious invaders. And now, the priestess Auraya is sent on an urgent mission to reconcile with the powerful, outcast Dreamweavers, for their magical healing abilities may be the key to saving the land. But as a deadly plague devastates their allies and old adversaries resurface, a dre ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Harper Voyager
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Ok, so there is definitely a pattern with Trudi Canavan's books that seem to apply to each series.

Main female character is accepted into higher social/religious/political standing because of her unexpectedly high level of skills/powers. Once she comes into her powers fully, she defies her superiors, breaks rules, rebels for the sake of truth and because it's the right thing to do while still remaining on the good side of the other important characters as much as possible. Meanwhile she falls in
Joby Walker
Jan 05, 2012 Joby Walker rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Both worse and better than the first.

The Good
Some characters of interest: The Hag, Mirar, and Reivan are all interesting characters that work toward an interesting future and reveal the past.

Background: Finally near the end of the novel we learn more about the background of the War of the Gods and the Wilds. Really the most interesting part of the novel.

Interesting moral conflict: finally at the end of the novel we get a moral dilemma that is interesting (ev
Jun 19, 2011 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The action in 'Last of the Wilds' maybe wasn't full of twists and rapid changes of situation but I think it was a necessary manipulation. Why is that?
Well... firstly because of that the reader can finally take a closer look at normal life of our characters. I, for example, thought it's not that great to be one of the Whites... even boring sometimes. And that's it! By creating such atmosphere of things moving slowly the author succeeded in giving the whole story more authenticity.
Besides, I start
Jul 20, 2009 Mieneke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2009, 2012
Last of the Wilds is the second book in the Age of the Five trilogy, after Priestess of the White . Where I had a hard time getting into the book with the first one in the series, with Last of the Wilds I got sucked in immediately. This was partly because it's the second book in the series – the story doesn't need as much set up, plus I wanted to know what happened next after the events of book one – and partly because the prologue was captivating and written from the point of view of one of my ...more
Apr 09, 2013 Ian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: high-fantasy
The first book of Trudi Canavan’s Age Of The Five trilogy was a decidedly underwhelming affair; this is especially true for those readers who loved The Black Magician Trilogy. With that being the case, one could be forgiven for approaching book two, Last Of The Wilds, with a sense of trepidation. In fact, I would recommend that readers keep their expectations in check, for while this sequel is an improvement on Priestess Of The White, it is not a significant one.

Looking back at book one of the t
Jul 24, 2008 Duffy rated it really liked it
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Jul 29, 2015 Raphaelsaaaq rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ein wirklich gutes Buch von Trudi Canavan.
Dadurch, dass dem Leser Einblicke in Mirars Persönlichkeit gewährt wurden, ebenso durch die Perspektive der Pentadrianer, gewann das Buch sehr an Abwechslungsreichtum.
Aurayas Entwicklung war dazu noch eine spannende Ergänzung. und auch Emmerahls Geschichte wurde spannend weiter erzählt und ergänzt. ein sehr gutes Buch
Jody Mena
Aug 02, 2011 Jody Mena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Way better than the first book. Mirar is a way better character than Leiard ever could have been (sorry Leiard). I always wonder if Leiard was the reason that the first book seemed so dry, and whether or not Canavan did that on purpose to underscore the incomplete nature of his character. Genius if true! Anywho, great book!
Magda Pais
Jun 13, 2017 Magda Pais rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-own, 2017
Encantada. Acho que essa palavra resume bem o que sinto no final deste livro. Trudi Canavan volta a surpreender-me e coloca, no mesmo livro, fantasia, politica, magia, romance, amizade e religião obrigando a um debate interior - entre mim e eu - sobre cada um dos temas e levando-me a questionar o que eu própria faria em cada uma das situações.

Auraya continua a ser uma forte personagem feminina, tal como nos é mostrado n'A Sacerdotisa da Luz. Aliás, todas as personagens femininas desta trilogia s
Mar 05, 2017 Swiftsea rated it really liked it
I could not put the book down. 11 hours later, with an interval of 8 hours of sleep, I was finished. And now have returned to the library to borrow the Voice of the Gods (Age of the Five, #3) by Trudi Canavan.

Auraya and the Whites remain their boring and blindly devoted selves for most of the book. With Auraya unnaturally comfortable with the idea of having spiritual intercourse with a non-physical being. The idea of it is quite creepy actually. So this spirit that has no true physical form has been watching you since birth, has stalked you basical
Apr 14, 2010 Quigui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Last of the Wilds is the second book on the Age of the Five trilogy. Priestess of the White ended with the aftermath of the religious war between the Circlians and Pentadrians. The five were clearly victorious, but not without some losses.

This book is mostly about the return to normal life after the war. Alliances have been forged to gather help to fight the evil other side, but they remain strong in times of peace through commerce and cooperation. And the Pentadrians are also trying to make am
May 31, 2015 Sophia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Ich freue mich, wenn ihr meine Rezension von Trudi Canavans Magier. Das Zeitalter der Fünf in meinem Buchkritik-Blog besucht. Da könnt ihr auch eure Kommentare da lassen!
Danke :)

Kennt ihr diese Bücher, die eigentlich echt langweilig sind, aber dann doch spannend genug, dass man sie weiter lesen muss? Schrecklich, sowas, nicht wahr?
Tja. Leider ist Trudi Canavans Roman ein solches Buch. Man kann es wohl so im Bus lesen oder so, aber sich mal so hinsetzen und lesen, das geht nicht. Gar nicht. Da
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3.5 out of 5 stars

Last of the Wilds starts with the defeated Pentadrian army escape the battle field and making their way home. They've been temporarily pushed back and need to find a elect a new leader. Meanwhile the Whites are celebrating their victory and Auraya is so relieved that everyone is safe. Then a devastating plague sweeps through the Siyee and Auraya rushes off to help them. As the Pentadrians slowly regain their strength, Auraya realizes how hard decisions can be and how much they
Aug 21, 2011 Saskia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Obwohl ich den ersten Teil beim ersten mal Lesen so sehr geliebt habe, hat es recht lange gedauert bis ich mich an den zweiten gewagt habe. Und dann hab ich nach 153 Seiten einfach nicht mehr weiter gelesen ... Ich kann auch verstehen warum, denn der zweite Teil führt nicht nur neue Figuren & Handlungen ein, sondern lässt dafür vor allem auch meine geliebten Siyee hinter sich. Dadurch geht die Geschichte in eine völlig andere Richtung als ich es erwartet habe. Das ist es aber auch, was die R ...more
May 29, 2013 Shima rated it really liked it
this was a really good book. it was definitely better than the first book of trilogy, even though it still was not the kind of book that makes you sit on the edge of your chair at the beggining, it was a lot more exiting than the first book, and as pages went by you began to care more about the characters.
both Mirar's inner fight to realize who he really was and auraya's inner fight as she began to doubt the gods she once loved without conditions were amazingly the end of the book th
Feb 12, 2017 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I prefer the side storyline with The Hag than the main one, it's more interesting with superior characters. Looking forward to hearing more about the immortals in the last book. And having the Pentadrian POV definitely adds a good dimension that has improved on the last book, although the Elai girls story is fairly dry (pun not intended). I think the Elai story is trying to emulate the Siyee in the first book but it's just not as good. Most likely because Tryss is a more endearing character.
Ayu Windyaningrum
Oct 10, 2015 Ayu Windyaningrum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This is double personality disorder, fantasy-style.

Pertama kali buka buku ini, punya ekspektasi yg rendah buat ceritanya... mengingat cerita sebelumnya alurnya lambat bgt dan kurang menggigit kecuali di 1/3 akhir buku.

Tapi ternyata, baru 1/3 awal baca buku ini, ada twist yg ga terduga banget dan jadi fondasi dasar dari hampir keseluruhan cerita secara general. Berhubung biasanya sy baca cerita bukan pake pov penikmat cerita aja tp jg pov penulis, kaget jg bahwa twist ini luput dr prediksi.

Mar 19, 2015 Valarauco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meine Meinung

Der zweite Teil beginnt nahtlos da, wo der Erste endet. Für Auraya beginnt eine schwere Zeit. Nicht nur dass sie Leiard liebt, nein auch wird sie von den Göttern auf eine harte Probe gestellt. Bei den Siyee ist eine Seuche ausgebrochen, welche kaum heilbar ist. Zusammen mit Leiard versucht Auraya ihnen zu helfen und lernt dabei mehr, als sie sollte und auch mehr, als den Göttern gefällt. Damit begibt sich Auraya in große Gefahr.
Im weiteren Verlauf der Geschichte geht es hoch her. A
This was definatley a slower read than the first book, I mean it took me a whole month pretty much and I never found myslef reaching for it as much as I had hoped. However, in saying that, it was still a good edition to the trilogy; I can't expect every page to be jam-packed with action and new wonders... That would get pretty boring I'm sure.
I enjoyed seeing the development of the mysterious Elai sea people and was happy to see a lot more of the Siyee. The White as a group were a bit more in th
Sep 10, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-series
The White have won the war, but the Pentadrians are not prepared to give up so easily, With the choosing of a new leader, they set about invading the North by more subtle means. Meanwhile, Auraya is trying to reconcile the Dreamweavers and the priesthood, but she is haunted by the scenes she witnessed in the war. Mirar is fighting to gain control of his body from Leiard, with the help of one of the Wilds, Emerahl, but when plague hits the Siyee, he gets drawn back into the world and has to face ...more
Dec 11, 2008 Carla rated it liked it
Shelves: not-own, 2013
It has the same problems as the previous volume and the story seemed to be even more slowly developed, with parts that seemed not to contribute at all to the great picture - Imi's part for example was one I usually found myself to be bored with and really don't see how it will matter. Still there are a couple of characters that I do like to follow, Emerahl and Mirar, and Auraya surprised me. Me thinking she was another Mary Sue like Ayla ("I can fly! I understand languages! I can heal! I'm perfe ...more
Hacedores Desierto
Nos encontramos ante la segunda parte de La era de los cinco dioses, cuya primera parte, La sacerdotisa blanca, reseñamos hace muy poquito. Se trata de una saga de Trudi Canavan en un mundo distinto al de Imardin. Sin embargo, seguimos encontrándonos con esos detalles de la autora que tanto nos gustan. Es decir, nos encontramos ante una forma bastante clásica de acercarse a la fantasía, con un modelo de magia parecido al de Imardin pero basado hasta cierto punto en unos dioses que son reales. Po ...more
Apr 15, 2011 sabisteb rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Trudy Canavan schreibt flüssig und angenehm. Ähnlich wie Stepehnie Meyer nutzt sie einfache Sätze und ein beschränktes Vokabular, so das das Buch nur so flutscht. Zudem versteht sie es wunderbar zu beschreiben, so dass man sich in die Handlung hineinversetzt fühlt und in der Geschichte versinkt. Daher schneidet das Buch bei mir immer noch gut ab, obwohl es enttäuschen vorhersagbar ist. Mir war meist schon viele Hundert Seiten vorher klar, was die Protagonisten irgendwann merken, bzw. für den nic ...more
I had high hopes for this, but I unfortunately couldn't get into it. I read the first quarter or so, and realized several things: I need to read the first book first because while most details can be deduced from hints and with the help of imagination, I can tell that the background of the previous story is the fundamental foundation of this one; the characters all seem perpetually sullen and pensive, and their interactions are similar to those of co-workers in a dreary office despite the fantas ...more
Feb 05, 2013 Ithlilian rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
These books would be so much better without the multiple viewpoints and the clutter. There is an interesting set of gods that seem dubious and opposing factions that could lead to an interesting series, but the characters themselves are too weak. I wouldn't mind reading about each individual piece of the puzzle if they had a significant immediate contribution to large scale events or if they had some depth, but that is not the case. Even the ancient powerful characters just seem like normal peop ...more
May 26, 2015 Matthew rated it it was amazing
Shelves: epic-fantasy
This book builds much more on the first book. I took a really long time to read it and felt perhaps that it dragged in parts, but I enjoyed it by the ending. I enjoy the Wilds and how they are developing and see a pattern of fives and wonder where that goes. I have already started the next book. I like that we're getting a somewhat better sense of how magic works. And the books have ended up somewhat anti-religion. The White are not heroes. But neither are they villains. And the Pentadrians have ...more
Mar 19, 2010 Tammy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, own
'Last of the Wilds' continues where 'Priestess of the White' left off, and fills in some of the perspectives missing from the first book. We get an in depth view of the Southern Ithanians, the Elai, and the Wilds.

Although the second book is similar to the first in style and pacing, I enjoyed it far, far more. I had a hard time putting it down, and I am fighting myself to not start the last in the trilogy at 1:30 am. I finally developed a connection to the Auraya and Leiard, and some of the other
Maria Elmvang
Jun 23, 2009 Maria Elmvang rated it really liked it
I'm in the rare situation, that I actually prefer this book to the first book in the series. The characters are more fleshed out here, and the plot more interesting too. Guess great wars aren't all that fascinating to me, whereas character development is.

And there's a lot of character development. Mostly Auraya's obviously, but Leiard and Imi too are showing great potential. I enjoyed following Imi's growing friendship with Reivan, and am interested in seeing where that will take the Elais.

La Espada en la Tinta
Mar 26, 2014 La Espada en la Tinta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: received
Tengo que decir que, aunque las segundas entregas en las trilogías suelen ser libros de transición, más pausados y preparatorios, esta novela es muy superior a su predecesora. Me costó mucho pillarle el ritmo y el tono a Trudi Canavan en su presentación de "La era de los cinco dioses". El primer libro lo encontré demasiado introductorio, disperso, vago y unilateral en su argumento. Sin embargo, en La hechicera indómita, la cosa ha mejorado muchísimo con la aparición de los pentadrianos. Vamos, e ...more
V C Willow
Jun 05, 2011 V C Willow rated it liked it
Ultimately I found this book frustrating. The characters are so caught in their own religious dogma its impossible for them to see how myopic they're being. Even the Gods can't seem to see beyond their own narrow ideals and as immortals you would think they would have a more mature, catholic approach to morality and spiritualism. Maybe its my own prejudice colouring my view here, but I just found the characters unsympathetic, self involved and lacking in depth in many ways. There's so much going ...more
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Trudi Canavan was born in Kew, Melbourne and grew up in Ferntree Gully, a suburb at the foothills of the Dandenongs.

In 1999 she won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story with “Whispers of the Mist Children”. In the same year she was granted a writers residency at Varuna Writers’ Centre in Katoomba, New South Wales.

In November 2001, The Magicians’ Guild was first published in Australia. T
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