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Preview — A Sword from Red Ice by J.V. Jones
A Sword from Red Ice (Sword of Shadows #3)
J.V. Jones made her impressive fantasy debut with the Book of Words trilogy (â��Wonderfulâ�¦ J.V. Jones is a striking writer.â��â��Robert Jordan). A Sword from Red Ice is the latest in the Sword of Shadows, a uniquely powerful epic fantasy series of enormous scope, peopled by fascinating, compelling characters whom readers will take to their hearts.
This sharply observed
I am totally gripped with wondering what will happen with all the various characters in the book.
I must say I am so cross with Ash, fancy giving it up to that creep Fallstar.
She should have waited for Raif, he waited for her.
Some great stories within stories, if I had any criticism it is that due to the large number of characters it is difficult to progress each persons story fully within one book and I never get enough of any one persons ...more
On the whole this felt more a filler until the main action in the 4th (and hopefully final) installment....
Nicely written though.
However, I did like A Sword from Red Ice. While I agree with most of the other reviews that it's a book where "nothing happens", I enjoyed both the style and the intriguing ...more
As with the previous two books I read them this one several years ago so if I have misremembered any details I apologise. I have not, however, misremembered the profound disappo ...more
I picked up ...more
I have so many favorite characters, Raif, Ash,, Effie, and Raina, to mention a few. Each are on his or her ow ...more
I am fixing to move on to book four, "Watcher of the Dead" today. I am praying that it takes the entire story somewhere. I would hate to stop reading the series after three books because the story is just too drawn out.
Other than that, "A Sword From Red Ice" is another excellent offering from Jones. She has a talent for bringing ...more
Can’t say, but yeah…sort of, come on, read it, yeah it is.
I see huge potential in the Red Blade storyline… I mean they way is being found(spoiler in the title) has so much potential for becoming interesting and push the main arc further, of course following intriguing avenues (ambiguous non spoiling statement).
Is thee any plot progression?
Yeah, totally, I guess the characters are definitely getting more in charge of their destiny…
(little sister evolution is quite nicely an ...more
There are some fantastic characters in the series yet I longed for more on Raif.
Bram, Raina, Ash and Effie have interesting stories and I wanted more of Angus Lok and less on Marafice Eye. The Dog Lord's story is interesting as well and as I have said in many of my reviews on these epic series - I know to be an outstanding epic there must be depth to the story including a world of characters and in the end it is wo ...more
Let me guess: there's a sword we need to find. It's cold and winter is staying. Bram seems to be a like able misfit. Raids f ...more
Characters remain intriguing, but also grow to be stupid and annoying. There's just enough reasons left for me to continue reading. In a suffering state of mind hah.
Just finished it. Her writing is so rich and detailed. She really puts you in a harsh world of fighting clansmen and makes it real. I'm curious how much research she puts into these books.
All three books in The Book Of Words Trilogy are #1 national bestsellers, and have been bought for publication in England, Poland, Russia, Germany, France and Holland. Her fifth book, ...more