The Gods of Amyrantha (Tide Lords #2)
How do you go about killing yourself when you are an immortal? Is it even possible? Jennifer Fallon explores this tantalizing puzzle in The Gods of Amyrantha, the second in her Tide Lords series.
The Tide is turning and the Tide Lordsâ€™ powers are returning with it. Cayal, the Immortal Prince, hero of legend, was thought to be only a fictional character.
As the Tide increases in power the Immortals are back to scheming for power, with the usual suspects from Jaxyn, Dialla to Sirolee, Tryan and Elissa positioning themselves for the richest spoils around.
Even the righteous Brynden may be ready to forgive Kinta and get an Empire, since an ascetic cult wears thin after a while too, while Lukys has his "hands" in so many plots that it's not clear if even his stated goal is actually true.. ...more
Jennifer Fallon: "The fun of self-delusion, that's what faith is all about... believing in something so profoundly you'd devote your entire life to it without any proof that it actually exists. Worse than that, it's believing without the need for proof. It's believing, even when confronted with definitive proof that you're wrong. A truly effective religion doesn't need gods ...more
Take the characters for instance, loving the characters I read about contributes a lot to my liking of a book. While I did empathize with Cayal in The Immortal Prince I definitely did not in this book. I'm sure that's what Jennifer Fallon intended, but this actually took of ...more
Das Machtpolitische Intrigenspiel der Unsterblichen geht in die nächste Runde!
Die Götter von Amyrantha
"Auf Amyrantha steigen die Gezeiten. Die Unsterblichen spüren, dass die Stunde ihrer Macht wieder näher rückt. Sie verlassen ihre Verstecke und versuchen, unerkannt einflussreiche Positionen zu besetzen, um die Menschheit zu unterwerfen. Arkady, die junge Fürstin von Lebec, erkennt die Gefahr. Auch Declan, der Erste Sp ...more
Auf ein Wiedersehen mit Arkady und Cayal habe ich mich mehr als nur gefreut. Band 1 endet mit einem Cliffhanger, der den Leser zwar nicht völlig frustriert zurücklässt, aber eben doch neugierig macht auf einen zweiten Band. Diese Fortsetzung beginnt dann aber leider nicht mehr so stark wie der Auftakt. Es werden weitere Charaktere eingeführt, wobei es dem Leser trotzdem gut gelingt den Überblick zu behalten. Leider treffen die beiden Protagonisten erst sehr spät im Handlungsverlauf ...more
Full review originally at Fantasy Book Critic
ANALYSIS: The novel starts off within a couple of weeks of time from "The Immortal Prince" and picks up exactly where that one ended. The various characters are shown to be in different places due to the events occurring in the previous book. Cayal is in Torlenia awaiting Arkady & Stellan who are traveling there for political reasons.
Declan Hawkes is doing spy-work & secret assignments to find out the current identities of the hidden Tide Lo ...more
It has been a thousand years since the last High Tide and humanity has forgotten the threat posed by the Tide Lords...
This is an EXCELLENT sequel to followup the Immortal Prince.
The world view has definitely expanded in this book! Though we still have a few back stories, this book gives a much better view of Amyrantha as an actual world and it's histories.
The story is still pretty much following Cayal as he looks for ways to end his life, but the Immortal Prince had a more minor role this ...more
Tides Jennifer! You did it again =)lol...
She takes us into a thrilling and absorbing read, and true to the title of the book, it was about The Gods of Amyrantha.
Without revealing too much, I will start by saying that at the end of The Immortal Prince, we know that there are 9 Tide Lords (powerful immortals that can influence the Tide) C ...more
The Tide Lords are such a funky concept. They are humans who come into power over the elements in cycles referred to as the 'The Tide'. They are immortal but The Tides are hundreds of years apart. They never know when it's coming or how long it will stay. When The Tide is out, they live on the downlo ...more
This series isn’t one I would have ever picked up on my own, but I’ve really been enjoying it. The world building is really cool. There are these immortals (Tide Lords) who have the ability to manipulate the tide, which is magic ...more
I thought this book was better than The Immortal Prince which bodes well for the series as a whole. To begin with the Crasii were better realized and less distracting than in the first book and they make up some of the more interesting characters. There's much more action as well and Fallon has beg ...more
I Liked it because it kept me reading and i was wanting more the whole time. (always good for a book) The catactors are intriging and in this book we got to know some of them better.
I disliked it because of the ending, yes, yes I know I will have a phew people who disagree,but I have reasons. Well I dislike it because we have this build up the whole and then it just suddenly goes in to all these unfinished ends and twists and things now that is always good ...more
Was totally thrilled with the ending, and could have guessed it coming. It totally made sense. Really looking forward to the third book in the series that is due out in a month. Ticking off the days. Bring it on! Ready to see what ...more
As with the first novel, The Gods of Amyrantha skips around from character to character and so at times the plot moved very slowly. This criticism was countered by the fascinating world building in the first novel, but by the second novel the sense of discovery wore off.
I have no complaints about the characters or the tone of the writing. I simply ended up putting this book down because t ...more
In addition to 4 complete fantasy series - The Demon Child trilogy, The Hythrun Chronicles, the Second Sons Trilogy,The Tide Lords Quadrilogy and the Rift Runners series - Fallon has written both a tie-novel and short fiction for the TV series, Stargat ...more