The War of the Dwarves (The Dwarves #2)
A secret army of Orcs, made immortal by the hidden powers of the Black Water, now marches towards Girdlegard, set to unleash its fury upon the kingdom. Sooner than they realize, Tungdil and his comrades will need to summon all their courage to do battle against...more
So, in general I like the world, t...more
Tungdil und seine Freunde feiern immer noch den Sieg über den Magus Nôd'onn. Sie freuen sich jedoch zu früh, denn ein Heer von Orks ist unterwegs, um die Zwergenreiche zu zerstören. Und diese Orks sind unsterblich.
Doch wenn das doch nur alles wäre, denn ein weiteres Unheil droht von einer anderen Seite: Elf Magi, die eine Verkörperung eines gefallenen Gottes darstellen, erheben sich an der Westgrenze des Landes mit ihren Heeren. Den Zwergen steht ein Kampf an zwei Fronten bevor, doch das...more
Synopsis and generic summary
Your traditional Tolkien-esque yarn, with characters not cliched, but certainly typical of the more traditional-beginning`s of the Fantasy genre. The framework of the Characters seem stripped from those of The Lord of the Rings, without the piercing seriousness of the Silmarilion, or the contemptous, c...more
I love the characters of this book and the ideas behind the world that Heitz creates. However, things do have a tendency to just... happen. It's like most stories in that you know X, Y, and Z are events that have to take place, but usually the author fleshes out the struggle to accomplish it. In War of the Dwarves (and in the Dwarves, really) the actual struggles and climax points are brief and overly simple. I don't kno...more
Mi è piaciuto di più del primo libro della serie: sviluppa meglio i personaggi e aggiunge un po' di carattere al mondo.
(NB: entrambi i libri possono essere letti in modo indipendente)
- Mondo (2,75):
Un po' studiato a tavolino ma sufficiente; la mitologia
(creazione dei popoli, dei, semidei, ecc.) risulta un po' troppo "storica" e poco mitica (nel libro le leggende non solo hanno un fondo di verità sono spesso vere, storiche).
- Personaggi (3,25): convincono abbastanza e, rispetto al primo l...more
Il resto del libro è un crescendo molto appassionante, con colpi di scena al momento giusto e pochissime sbavature, sviluppi molto interessanti dei personaggi e intrecci molto godibili.
Decisamente meglio rispetto al primo.
The dwarves have gone to battle and they have been victorious. But outside the realm, dark forces are at work.. .
A secret army of Orcs, made immortal by the hidden powers of the Black Water, now marches towards Girdlegard, set to unleash its fury upon the kingdom. Sooner than they realize, Tungdil and his comrades will need to summon all their courage to do battle against this bloodthirsty horde.
The Orcs are not the only threat. An unspeakable new power is growing and threatens the very exist
Qua ontwikkeling van het verhaal en de hoofdpersonen zit het uitstekend in elkaar. Ook leuk is de nieuwe dwergen die je leert kenne...more
This book comes across as badly written, badly proof read, and generally has a feeling of being rushed to press.
Overall, a very frustrating and disappointing read!!
I have the third in t...more
I think he stroke a good balance between killing off characters and not killing anyone. Heitz is certainly not afraid to kill his "creations".
Translation was better than the first book where sometime some sentence were built strangely and that was a bit distracting.
The ending of the book could be the finish of the series, but I know there's a third book.
Pretty good, straightforward story, easy reading.
Dwarves will always have a special place in my heart, they're just the coolest fantasy-creatures ever I.M.O.
The Battles were again Epic the characters were strong, you were pulled through this epic adventure, by a ring through you nose, you just had to find out what happened next.....
Well here's looking forward to the third installment....