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The Obsidian Key (The Legend of Asahiel #2)

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In battle's fire, young Jarom became Torin, King of Alson, and now must forge his kingdom from the ruins of an empire. But by recklessly reclaiming the Crimson Sword of Asahiel, Torin reopened a dimensional realm no longer sealed by the power of the Obsidian Key. And now the Illysp have emerged from history's darkest hour—foul spirits that possess men's bodies and enslave ...more
Paperback, 752 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Harper Voyager (first published February 4th 2006)
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Taylor P. Davidson
Apr 06, 2015 Taylor P. Davidson rated it liked it
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The Obsidian Key, Eldon Thompson

When Soric, an insidious and conquering sorcerer, declared war on Alson less than a year earlier, Jarom was forced into a birthright he had never asked for. Torn from his quiet life as the Farson of Diln, he soon found himself floundering as the new king following his father's brutal assassination. Jarom's quest to defeat Soric and an awakened demon queen from a bygone age drove him to seek out the fabled Crimson Sword, the magic of which promised to be Alson's sa
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Thomas
Jan 21, 2013 Thomas rated it it was ok
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The second installment of Eldon Thompson’s Legend of Asahiel begins not long after the conclusion of The Crimson Sword and the reader is immediately introduced to a more dangerous enemy (that was seen briefly at the end of The Crimson Sword), along with a new cast of characters.  The reader is also given a better understanding of the history of this land, although it is shaded through the eyes of a character that has dubious motives and a questionable int
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Jason
May 09, 2010 Jason rated it liked it
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A much slower read than the first one; Thompson takes a long time to warm up. One thing that I found annoying in this book and the first were how similar Allion and Torin are with the exception of a few skills and preferred weapons. While they had started to diverge midway through the first book, I found their personalities and...interests overlap so strongly again that one could be confused who was who, if they weren't in opposite parts of the world. I thought they dealt with Soric and the Shad ...more
Nicole
Apr 22, 2008 Nicole rated it really liked it
A great follow-up to the Crimson Sword. All three of the main characters do a lot of growing throughout the course of this book and all of the new characters that are introduced are great as well. Finished it yesterday, but still don't quite know what to think about the ending. In the spirit of not spoiling, I'll just say that the ending is making me somewhat hesitant about book 3, though I'll be sure to read that one as well.
Nic
Nov 05, 2007 Nic rated it it was ok
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Read about 100 pages and stopped. Super boring and it reminded of another story. Basically, if Book 1 was "Wizard's First Rule", This book is "Stone of Tears". However, this author is about 100 times worse than Goodkind.

The hero's actions in book 1 caused the problems for book 2...blah blah blah
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very good book worst in the series but get through this one third is amazing.
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Sep 01, 2011 Theresa Ortiz rated it it was amazing
loved the detail and thought process the author gives this series....''a must read if you like old world fantasy''T_Money705
Every Body
May 14, 2008 Every Body rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who like twists
I loved this book simply because it is so much diffrent Then Normal Series Of super hero's and continues villians This is a twist on the average Fantasy Series and is really worth reading
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