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The War of Mists (Luthiel's Song #2)

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She chose to die in her sister's place and yet she lived. Luthiel, just 15 years old, made a brave peace with the dreaded Vyrl of the Vale of Mists. Now she must face an army sent to destroy them. With her companions -- the werewolf Othalas, the dragon Melkion, the sorcerer Mithorden, a Vyrl named Ecthellien, and the elf Vaelros who would love her -- Luthiel races back to ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Dark Forest Press
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Jul 28, 2009 Gayle rated it it was amazing
I just finished the book yesterday, and it was fabulous!! An action-packed additional chapter to Luthiel's life that leaves you wanting more! I am eagerly looking forward to the next installment! The introductory book was wonderful and this sequel did not disappoint! It is delightful to watch Luthiel maturing, as well as watching the development of the terrific supporting characters around her. Keep scribbling, Rob! I'm hooked!
Jul 28, 2009 Kate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, elves, feminism, epic, wyrd
This second installment in the Luthiel's Song epic explores deeper the conflict between the feminine and the masculine. Luthiel has saved and redeemed demons only to bear the blame for their past mis-deeds and to be called a witch. As the entire land of elves and fairies is ripped asunder, she must confront a dark and stunningly handsome lord would use the fear of Luthiel to make himself king.

It is an amazing story rife with conflict, action, and a little romance too. The stunning depictions an
Jul 28, 2009 Casey rated it it was amazing
Luthiel's Song: The War of Mists was an enchanting book that you could never put down. Luthiel had to go through so much in little amount of time. Facing Zalos, the man that held her mother prisoner for centuries, being called the blood witch, and her friends dieing for her. Plus learning how to go into the dreams of others and learing that she has become queen. Luthiel then has to choose who to love. I hope the next book comes out soon so I could see what happens when Luthiel is trialed of witc ...more
Jul 28, 2009 JP rated it it was amazing
Just finished this novel and found it to be well worth the wait (two years for me). Amazing story and character development. Plus turns some well-worn fantasy cliches directly on their heads. Won't reveal because I don't want to spoil. Another point is this book has some of the best fantasy dialogue and aphorisms I've run into yet. They have depth and command without sounding archaic. For example, Zalos: 'The world is full of massive things in motion. Little creatures get hurt,' or Mithorden: 'W ...more
Jul 28, 2009 Shelly rated it it was amazing
This second book in the Luthiel's Song series, perhaps, surpasses the first. And this is a very tough thing to do as the first book was one of the best I have ever read. The writing becomes more paced and, if possible, even more fluid and the story itself picks up to multiple crescendos of action, conflict, and, yes, romance too. But more than anything else, I loved the themes in this story. In the end it is a conflict between love and a very grim practicality that loses itself in what must be d ...more
Aug 12, 2009 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
The grand effort that began with "Dreams of the Ringed Vale" grows in scope and intensity throughout this second chapter in the Luthiel's Song series. Luthiel matures but still shows a few hints of endearing innocence through the many hard lessons of this story as the clouds of storm to kill an age gather. Perhaps most striking is the conflict between male and female in the form of Luthiel's clashes with Zalos -- a very chauvinist villain.
Ashley Saunders
Jul 28, 2009 Ashley Saunders rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
In this book Luthiel has found out who she is and relationships are starting to bloom! Luthiel decided to help the Vyrl and is now trying to prevent war between the Fae! The widdershae have become more knowlagable in the magical arts as well as becoming more visious. Will Luthiel Succedd? will she ever get used to the Vyrl? read and find out. I have read this book about 10 times and it is bound to be your favorite!
Abigail Yow
I was thoroughly captivated by the prequel and had much hopes that the second book would be just as good or maybe better but sadly, the novel did not live up to my expectation.

The armies of the faelands have finally gathered to put a stop to the Vyrl's requests for chosen sacrifices. Now together with her companions, Luthiel races back to the faelands to convince them about the Vyrl's change of heart or is it too late, with shadows of the Widdershae lurking in the darkness of the Vale of Forest.
Jul 28, 2009 Mickey rated it it was amazing
In this book, Luthiel embarks on the second phase of her great adventure that began in the Vale of Mists. After a surprising turn of events that has made Luthiel an ally to monsters, she must now convince the elves to forgive them. But do the dreaded Vyrl even deserve forgiveness? After all, they were responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent elves. Even worse, Luthiel is confronted by her father's old friend and rival -- Zalos. Now Zalos is spreading wicked rumors and dark prophecies ab ...more
Jul 28, 2009 Ashley rated it it was amazing
This book is the sequal to "Luthiel's Song Dreams of the Ringed Vale." In the book Luthiel goes on yet another journey but this time she's up against the Evil Fae Lord. by chosing to side with the vyrl she is helping them to stop a war with the Elves of Fae! For the Evil Widdershae are apon them. Will Luthiel ever see her sister again? Will she ever go back to Flir Light? Will she ever live up to her fathers legacy? And.....Will she succeed? Find out in this book!!!!!!!!!
Jul 28, 2009 Elise rated it it was amazing
In this volume, Luthiel continues her journey which started as a quest to save the life of her foster sister and best friend. Readers of the first book will enjoy seeing Luthiel develop as she confronts many dangers and troubles. The plotting is fast paced and intense and I was pleasantly surprised at the themes -- very valid to the current day though set in a mythic tale. It is perhaps an understatement to say I love this story and hope others enjoy it as much as I did.
Jul 28, 2009 Christine rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading this only three days ago. Absolutely wonderful!! Even better than the first book which I loved immensely.
Jul 02, 2010 Anna rated it liked it
I feel a slight hesitation as I write this; I can almost see the rotten tomatoes coming towards my head. Let me begin by saying that Luthiel’s Song is a wonderful story. I really enjoyed “Dreams of the Ringed Vale” and started “War of Mists” without delay. The principals of Fanney’s story continue to develop and grow, but all of the secondary characters seem more and more meaningless as they multiply in number. I sense that Fanney has this unbelievably interesting fantasy world, complete and per ...more
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The beginning of the story was a bit difficult to get. It had been a while since I had read the first book. I remembered the outlines of the story, but this is a story with a lot of characters, so I had to struggle the first couple of pages with who the heck Luthiel was talking to, or misplaced the names… (okay again an index, but again I refuse to scroll down my eBook continuously to look it up)

Luthiel was a real drama queen and adolescent at the st
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
First off let me say while I love novels that can be considered epic fantasy there are few that I love within a few chapters, and there are even fewer that I get attached to and read in only a few days. To me that's a feat that needs to be mentioned and shows the amount of talent that Fanney possesses.
This book is as rich as the first and it gives more life and depth to an already wonderful world. The plot has an interesting twist to it that made it even more interesting. I really enjoyed the di
Aug 20, 2014 Deval rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-read, teen
The book picks up where the last one left of. Luthiel has the impossible task ahead of her to convince all of Fealand that the Vyrl have changed and are now their allies. She knows deep down that they are remorseful but how is she to convince everyone else when she herself has moments of doubt. She has to also warn them of a greater danger that seems to be growing. All that is just a small part of the entire story. There is much more that happens, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone. You hav ...more
May 23, 2012 Beth rated it it was amazing
A war is coming. Luthiel has survived the Vale of the Mist by making a tenuous treaty with the Vyrl. But now the elves that she grown up with are planning to make war with the Vyrl and she rushes home to try and stop the blood shed. Plots are set in motion to take possession of Luthiel’s wyrd stone and the power it wields. Armies march for vengeance but hidden agendas and evil abound, with rumors of a “Blood Witch” and the ending of the world. Luthiel again must rely on herself and her allies to ...more
Jun 21, 2011 Alexandria rated it it was amazing

From page one we are launched straight into the action and given no time to catch a breath until the last page.

Luthiel continues to be just as strong and as focused as she was during the first novel. And although she has ended up taking on more than she ever thought she would have to – after all she thought she was going to die and now the weight of her people’s survival is resting on her 15 year old shoulders - she faces every obstacle that comes along. (If that doesn’t sound like th
Jul 10, 2011 Darcie rated it it was amazing
Once again, Robert Marston Fanney has written a marvelously captivating novel. You are pulled into the second half of Luthiel's story from the first word. One feels as if they have become a guardian angel to Luthiel as you read/watch over her during the many adventures and heartaches. If given the opportunity, I would join Luthiel in her quest against the Vale of Mists and the evils it brings.

The imagery, as in the first novel, is entrancing. The picture your mind draws brings you to a wonderful
Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
Another trip into Mr Fanney's wonderful universe, and I did enjoy it, but I was a little disappointed with the quality. This book seems not to have been edited with the same rigour as the first in the series, and the roughness of it was enough to interfere with my enjoyment. Go back to your first editor, Mr Fanney, he did a better job than this one.
It took me well over a year to get through this one, I think. Usually it was my "waiting-in-line" book to read on my phone, when I didn't have an actual book with me.

The book definitely represents a lot of work on the part of the author. He's really trying to flesh out Luthiel's story and that of the world around her... my problem is just that so much of it felt like other things. I think my least favorite moment was when Rictinno showed up... because all I could picture was Reepicheep, from the
Apr 04, 2013 Maddie rated it really liked it
A lot faster pace than the first book, with a lot of battles, and ended with a big cliffhanger (and the sequel is about 2 years late than schedule). It is a bit difficult to keep up with the large cast of characters and the different names of the world/moon/groups of creatures, etc - makes me missed the more intimate setting presented in its prequel. Luthiel also, to me, becoming less likable - she seems more naive, brash and judgmental in this book - but then I remember that she is supposed to ...more
Aug 17, 2009 Kathy rated it it was amazing
After finally getting my hands on this book, I'm not surprised to see why so many people love it. My personal opinion is that it was just fantastic! You get the impression that much thought and hard work went into the story as the unique and interesting characters continue to develop through a brilliant and masterful adventure full of lively twists and stunning surprises. The interplays and dialogues are thoughtful, natural and crackle with delicious energy and the ending will leave you hanging ...more
This is a wonderful sequel that easily lives up to its fantastic predecessor. Luthiel is a sympathetic and compelling character dealing with a myriad of threats and her own uncertainty and determination to do the right thing, no matter how dangerous. I can't wait for the third book!

Oh, and by the way? Luthiel's Song: Dreams of the Ringed Vale and this one are among the reasons why I am so glad I have a Kindle. I knew that I could get a lot of public domain titles for free, but I hadn't realized
Mar 03, 2011 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
I am seriously disappointed in this book. I had such high hopes and then ... well then. I thought the dialogue was painful and the descriptions were boring and the overiding story was predictable and endless and then it ended, kinda. What is it with books and completely open ended endings? I get that it was part of a trilogy (or more who knows) but when you have YEARS between publication, would it kill the author to just wrap up a few loose ends. I did not enjoy it and I will not be reading the ...more
Dec 30, 2012 Riannon rated it really liked it
I am continuing to enjoy the series as it progresses. I really enjoy how different the setting feels from earth, with its climate, moons, etc. I am hoping we get more details on those in the third book. The character development of the main character is well done; I appreciate that she grows more powerful without becoming seemingly invincible (as so many main characters do in fantasy novels). Very interested to see how it all plays out and looking forward to reading the next in the series.
I think the first book in the series was better than this one. The story here is more interesting, but the flow of the book is often interrupted by very obvious political, social, and religious commentary from that author. Although I agree with his point of view, I find that stories work best when their messages are subtler than this book manages.
Feb 15, 2016 Jessi rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessi-s-books
Very nice. I especially enjoyed the healing descriptions and the tiny dragons promise. I felt like this book definitely deserved it's title, as it was all about battles. It felt like things were beginning to come together and have a place to go now too. I'll have to get the next one!
Jul 28, 2009 Lucy rated it it was amazing
A gorgeous story that builds on the amazing foundation laid by the first. Luthiel continues to grow and learn facing many dangers not the least of which are the prejudices of an all-too-patriarchal anti-hero. As much a beautiful story as it is a lesson for our age.
Jul 28, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Funny how people who haven't even read the book yet are rating this. Before you think I'm one, I'll have you know I got to be a student reviewer. This book is fabulous. I can't wait till it comes out to see what others think.
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Robert Fannéy was born on November 4, 1972 in Southeastern Virginia. He lived in Virginia Beach, VA for much of his younger life and currently resides in Washington Grove, MD with his wife, Catherine, and two talkative Maine Coon cats.

The scenic Seashore State Park and the frothy Atlantic Ocean bordered Robert's world as a child. Ever changing and full of mystery, both were an inspiration to Rober
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