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Hinterland (Godslayer Chronicles #2)

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,363 Ratings  ·  54 Reviews
Following a Battle of Myrrwood, darkness again stirs, and all of Myrillia is held in the grip of unease. Far to the south, an ominous artifact is found: a skull, twisted and corrupted by dark Graces. It is the skull of god—and the work of the Cabal, a faction of daemonic naethryn intent on destroying the Nine Lands. But what does it mean? Tylar, former knight and new regen ...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published 2007 by Orbit (first published 2006)
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Simon le comte de l'érable last news i saw in may 2014 and it said that it will be a 5 book series the author has finished book three writing book four and the publisher will be…morelast news i saw in may 2014 and it said that it will be a 5 book series the author has finished book three writing book four and the publisher will be announcing a release date for book three once book five is finished.(less)
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Jan 16, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
This "trilogy" is great, but leads you to a fiery end of disappointment in the form of an eternal cliffhanger. WRITE THE LAST BOOK, CLEMENS!
Aug 08, 2013 Mihir rated it really liked it

Full review originally at Fantasy Book Critic

OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: With Hinterland, we are once again thrust in to the malevolent and shaky world of Myrillia, wherein Gods, humans and monsters strive to achieve a balance. This book is set nearly a year after the horrific and world-shattering events of Shadowfall. The Gods now know that Tylar Ser Noche is the genuine article and his previous title as Godslayer is far from the lie they believed it to be.

With this book, we gain a new map (checkout t
May 22, 2008 Lighthearted rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I read this book in one day—I wish the sequel were already published because I want to know how this story will play out—this is definitely one of the most intriguing series I’ve come across!

Our hero from Shadowfall has cleared his name of murder—he’s even assumed a leadership role—but that doesn’t mean that everyone is behind him. The land of Myrillia is facing uncertain times and no one quite knows whom to trust. As an attempt to strengthen ties among the Nine Lands, an elaborate ceremony is
Guy Haley
Nov 27, 2015 Guy Haley rated it it was ok
More god-bothering fantasy antics

To reiterate the review of Godslayer book one: this is a good idea, poorly delivered.

Clemens’s good idea is this: His world of Myrillia is blessed with 98 gods (whittled down from 100 in Shadowfall) whose humours can bestow power upon their followers. The 100 gods each settled a particular area and bound themselves to it long ago, though there are still areas, like the “Hinterland” of the title, inhabited by rogue gods. Both types are but the earth-bound aspect o
Su Ann
Jun 17, 2015 Su Ann rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Hinterland : Book Two of the Godslayer Chronicles, by James Clemens. No sooner had I a chance to catch my breadth from reading Shadowfall, book one, when I was once again caught up in the excitement, and mysteries of this volume. Whereas Shadowfall dealt mainly with the good Graces, Hinterland thrusts Tylar de Noche into a world of dark Graces. A world of mystery that he has to unravel before Myrillia is destroyed. Myrillia is now engulfed in a war with a demonic Cabal in ...more
Feb 16, 2009 Maya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-recommend
A fantastic continuation of an already-strong series. If anything, this book is even better and more complex. If I ever learn to plot a quarter as well as James Clemens, I will consider myself a rousing success. I hope the third book gets contracted and released soon!

And thank the Goddess, Dart and Tylar aren't in love, so I can relax.
Jul 23, 2010 Nathalia rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this novel as much as the first one, and especially not as much as his Wit'ch Fire series. I'm incredibly disappointed in James Clemens for ignoring his fantasy audience due to his fame with his mystery audience (by which he goes by the alias James Rollins) and taking years to continue his Godslayer series.
Oct 05, 2014 Paula rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed these novels, but am a bit pissed off that the author has seemingly abandoned this series without finishing it.
Sylvain G.
Jan 31, 2015 Sylvain G. rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, and picked it up in hard cover as soon as it came out. At the time, I was still on a high from reading the Wi'tch Fire books which I absolutely loved.

And so I started the Godslayer Chronicles, and I found myself re-immersed in a new, fantastic world. And then... nada. Where's the next book? What happens next? How does it end? I'm not sure what kind of publisher would allow for an obvious series to be written then never tie it up properly. What the hell? Anyway, it's
Nov 09, 2013 Jack rated it liked it
Hrmmm, read my review on the first book, I must not have been in a very good mood as I did not mention the novel or the story ,but ranted at how the author had not worked on the third book of what is a trilogy.
I really liked the story and I think this is what promted such a negative response from me.
The story (been awhile) about a dishonored knight that walk's into a life-changing moment and is brought back to his former (self), as before he turned to drink and self pity as you first meet "tyl
Jul 28, 2010 Matt rated it liked it
This book is a follow-up to Clemens' surprisingly gripping Shadowfall. While not as mile-a-minute, Hinterland does fairly well at keeping up the action and suspense, albeit with a slow beginning. The imagery is quite compelling however, and Some of the plot devices are rather well-wrought. Instead of synopsizing the book, encapsulating each element as it occurs, I will list the main elements I think were cool:
1. The worship of shit and piss . . . and to pass it off without sounding like the afor
Ben Arispe
Dec 08, 2011 Ben Arispe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was awesome! I enjoyed the first book quite a bit, and while this sequel started off a little slow, I enjoyed it just as much! We see a lot of character development in the main circle of people, as well as a new character, Brant, that's just as important as Dart was in the first story. There's some predictable plot points such as Dart's "heritage" and Tylar figuring out how to cure himself. Beyond that, the story progressed, while leaving the ending wide open for another book. My only complai ...more
Feb 16, 2014 Anja rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best fantasy series I've read (and I read a lot) and I am desperately waiting for the third book. Maybe in between the continuous Sigma Force and Blood Gospel novels (which I read all and love as well) and the Jack Ransom books (which I read, too - even though they are written for a younger audience) James Rollins/Clemens could make time to finish this series some time soon?
Rena McGee
Jul 03, 2013 Rena McGee rated it it was ok
Hinterland is a slightly dull mix of adventure and political intrigue. For political reasons, the Shadowknights decide to reinstate Tylar, now the regent of Chrismferry, as a knight. This is supposed to be symbolic of the unity of the Realms. What it ends up being is an immense point of contention when the Cabal makes their move and a group of disgruntled gods decides to destroy Tashijan so they can get Tylar. (Whom they feel should not be regent because he is mortal.)

Meanwhile, a young Hand na
Bill Wood
Jan 02, 2013 Bill Wood rated it it was ok
Shelves: own-it
I'm still reading this book, and it is a mixed bag. Good parts are the imaginative world and a suspenseful plot. Bad parts are that this man needs to learn to write about emotions. There are two pairs of characters that whenever they are near each other you know you are going to get hit over the head with how they hurt so badly, still feel pain, are afraid to look in each others' eyes, blah blah blah. If the plot weren't so interesting I would have put it down. I could forgive it if it was a fir ...more
Feb 10, 2014 Terence rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hinterland was an awesome sequel to Shadowfall. The pacing was excellent and the characters were just as strong as they were in the first book all while they continued to develop. There is no single moment or line except for maybe one (view spoiler) that stood above the rest. The story was very strong and James Clemens is becoming one of my favorite authors.

Although I'm bummed that book 3 hasn't been writt
Apr 11, 2015 Ann rated it really liked it
Not too bad, not the best either. I wish the author he would finish the series already. What a waste of time, and muddy. Characters were just okay. Too confusing with too many characters. But pretty good
Ivana Truglio
Jul 23, 2015 Ivana Truglio rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was a great sequel to Shadowfall. What I love about these books is that, even though you know there could be another story after each one, they are a complete story by themselves. Even if a third book is never written (as it looks like may be the case), Hinterland finishes off the story that it started so that you aren't left hanging to know more.
Jun 28, 2007 Robert rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
All that potential from Shadowfall? Didn't really seem to develop in this book. The plot was decent but once again the characters still fall pretty flat and I found that when terrible things were happening to them I didn't care enough about the characters. Don't get me wrong, this book definitely has some excellent scenes and some really cool ideas and puzzles are in the works. Shadowfall needed some work and Hinterland falls short of that. I do like this world a lot though and I'm hoping the ne ...more
Alweer het 2e deel van deze serie en ik kan wel zeggen dat dit boek me beter beviel dan het vorige.
Het verhaal loopt vanaf de eerste pagina prima en is ook gewoon vaak weer spannend. Een aantal gebeurtenissen en wendingen waren wel voorspelbaar maar niet echt vervelend.
Ik blijf me wel ergeren, of misschien irriteren, aan die humoren. Sorry, maar zwart gal en menes, het is gewoon goor. Geen idee hoe de schrijver erbij komt, maar apart is het wel.

Een beetje jammer dat het nu lang wachten is op h
Moriah Smith
Jan 24, 2015 Moriah Smith rated it it was amazing
Well written with a storyline so intense you won't be able to put it down.
Traci Loudin
May 02, 2015 Traci Loudin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not quite as good as the first. Too many characters for the author to keep a firm hold on, I thought. Perhaps it was for the best that a few of them were killed off. Regarding Brant, I felt there should have been a bit more development in terms of his viewpoint regarding Dart. I hope that the third book will be as good as the first, but it looks like we may never see the ending. The publisher or the author... something went wrong. I'd recommend not starting this serious until the third book gets ...more
Quinton Cole
Aug 18, 2012 Quinton Cole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
the sequel of this series and it packs its own set of mystery and action. the benefit of this book is that you know the characters and so you spend less time building characters in your mind and more time seeing the differences and roles they play. a great sequel and i cant wait to read the next one!
the way this author ties up lose ends is genius and the interconnection between characters is remarkably entertaining and interesting. a great new type of fantasy that makes me wish my humors gave s
Sep 05, 2014 Kat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not sure that this is a finished series... but it's a good one...
Dec 20, 2013 Hei rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Pretty good except that the author suffers the common flaw of not killing off protagonists. The story is bent and changed to preserve people who should have died resulting in a story with flawed/forced logic. Gets ridiculously convoluted as people are shown not to have done what seemed to be very obvious they did. Attempt to create suspense fails. Overall, pretty good although not great.
Jan 04, 2016 Gerry rated it liked it
Moves the story along but leaves you hanging
Sep 02, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Im waiting for book number 3 but Ive been told by our dearest mister James that it is a work in progress. (he mailed it to me in june 2012:D ) Gosh I loved the 2 books and I couldn't wait for part three..... now I'm just tired of waiting. I know he's a busy author and writing a lot of books as James Rollins (read them all) but I want part 3!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it
I really liked this new serie's.. But the writer gave up on it after a while. He is a SF writer who wrote under a diffrent name.
Good books, but bit sad about it..
Feb 13, 2009 Foomy rated it liked it
This book gives us more character development, but just begins to introduce the "real" plot. It feels like necessary filler and an introduction to the third book. Still, the main character growth is worth reading about, and I have high hopes for the next volume.
Aaron Anderson
Jun 30, 2011 Aaron Anderson rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5-fantasy
This stayed just interesting and action-packed enough to get a 4. It was almost 3 material. I still like this author, I just wish he'd join the 21st century and stop constantly using either apostrophes or 'y's. Ah well, you can't have everything.
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James Rollins and James Clemens are two of the pen names of American veterinarian Jim Czajkowski (born 1961), author of bestselling fantasy and action-packed adventure-thrillers. He sold his veterinary practice in Sacramento, California, to concentrate full-time on writing.

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