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The Golden Tower (Warriors of Estavia #2)

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The continuation of a new fantasy series set in “a unique world where gods and spirits walk the earth along with those who worship and fear them.”(Romantic Times)

In Anavatan, the city of the Silver Lake, the Gods manifest themselves on an all-too-regular basis, and it’s hard to survive if you’re not pledged to one of the deities. Now, Brax, Spar, and Graize have discovere
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by DAW
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Morgan Dhu
Nov 24, 2014 Morgan Dhu rated it it was ok
This is the second volume of Patton's Estavia trilogy. I read the first volume quite some time ago and enjoyed it very much, but then it took a long time to get an ebook of this one, and in the meantime, I had forgotten a fair bit of the detail of the first volume. That may be why I found it so difficult to get into this volume.

Or it could be suffering from middle-volume syndrome, where most of the action, physical or psychological, is about the characters getting into position for volume three
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Bad Tim
Jun 25, 2010 Bad Tim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i picked up this book because its world seemed intriguing, but i liked it because i cared about its characters. the world-building here, despite raves about it in the reviews, did not impress me and sometimes detracted from the story. the plot was compelling, tho, but has that all-too-familiar fuzzy ending of the now-obligatory serial novel.

i wish authors could concentrate on writing satisfying stories instead of selling books. i guess that's why i'll never be an author. i simply don't accept th
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Cissa
Aug 10, 2013 Cissa rated it it was amazing
#2 in an excellent series.

I was very taken with the world-building in the first of these, and this one confirms my fascination. The gods are very real and meddlesome, and have their own agendas. Meanwhile, the mere humans have to navigate this... While still sometimes having unexpected influence.

How are gods created? This book gives an indication.

Patton does a wonderful job of making the gods real- and not at all human.

This is an excellent series, and I look forward to #3.
Mark
Jan 20, 2012 Mark rated it liked it
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The city of Anavatan is home to six gods, protected by the God Wall from the wild spirits of the plains and mountains, which can kill a man if he is undefended. This second instalment sees the main characters – Brax, Graize and Spar – closer to their ultimate destiny, while also fleshing out the character of the Godling, born in the previous book. I find myself captivated by Patton’s worldbuilding and I’m going to go back to her Branion books for a re-read while I wait for the third instalment.
Heather
Jun 17, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing
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Stunning middle of the Warriors of Estavia trilogy. No second-book slump here!
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