The Light of Burning Shadows (Iron Elves #2)
Musket and cannon, bow and arrow, and magic and diplomacy vie for supremacy once again in this second epic fantasy adventure from acclaimed author Chris Evans. As the human-domina...more
This book deals primaril...more
I don't read military fantasy. I've never been so glad to have made an exception.
From the first chapters, I loved the main characters: Konowa Swift Dragon and Visyna Tekoy. Between their rather obvious attraction to each other and ongoing verbal sparring, I often forgot I was reading military fantasy.
Then Yimt, the sole dwa...more
The Light of Burning Shadows continues the story of the Iron Elves a few months after the end of the Battle of Luuguth Jor depicted in A Darkness Forged in Fire. The Iron Elves have won a reputation as fearsome fighters with unwavering loyalty to the Calharian Empire. Their reward for success and beating suicidal odds? More impossible assignments.
Traveling to remote islands and the deserts of the Calharian Empire, the Iron Elves encounter a new supernatural enemy. As they make sense of th...more
The story itself was pretty good. It's part two of a militaristic fantasy. I'm not usually a fan of strict military stories, but this one has plenty of other magical elements to it that I enjoyed it a lot. For the most part, it was exciting and flowed pretty well. There were a few parts where I was confused by the flow of events,...more
the author manages to put countless hints and snippets into his story, that seem to prepare for some really great explanation scenarios later in the series (trilogy?) and some big surprises. Hopefully he will be able to follow this preparations with a big bang finale.
The cast is still interesting and shows a good mixture of abilities, affi...more
Magic, political maneuverings and military strategy all wind together to make this an excellent read. I do wish that I had read A Darkness Forged in Fire first. I think it would have given me more background on what was going on and the characters. I will go back and read...more
Finish this last night and it left me with a cliff hanger so I hope to see the next book soon before I forget the story details. #2 was NOT as good a story as the first. It seemed thin in action and heavy in characters moaning about their fate. Still, its an OK series and I'll look for the rest of the story in the future.
I can't wait for this summer when the third book comes out.
However, some of the side characters have gone through more development. It appears that the author wanted to focus on two other characters more than the main captain.