The River of Shadows (Chathrand Voyages #3)
PRAISE FOR ROBERT V. S. REDICK
“Robert Redick is an extraordinary talent.”_—New York Times_ bestselling author Karen Miller
The Red Wolf Conspiracy
“This is one terrific read. . . . I can’t remember when I’ve been more enthralled.”—Terry Brooks
“Masterful storytelling . . . a delight.”—_Los Angeles Times_
“With comparisons to George R. R. Martin and Philip Pullman, this is highly recommended for all fantasy collections.”—_Library Journal _(starred review)
The Ruling Sea
A great premise, and then the worst evil imaginable is also resident as well as lovable characters too. The author then tried to expa...more
Beside great characters the other appeal of the...more
Let me start off that I highly recommend this incredibly fun fantasy that is both imaginative and beautiful to behold. I love the way that Redick as an Author has matured through out these long novels. The cast is large, likable, and well developed after nearly 2000 pages of writing. There are numerous bad ass antagonists and a deep plot that unfolds over the course.
This book unfortunately, is the weakest of the series, even though it is probably the best written. I loved the clever cha...more
The magic bones of the dragon-like things that I can't remember how to spell (egraungs?) was a neat idea, and played out interestingly. I wish it could have been developed a little more dramatically, though. We kind of were dropped in at the end of this unique period of history whe...more
The action is fast without overw...more
This is a superbly crafted story, in an incredibly detailed world, filled with real characters with a plot that carries you with it from beginning to end. Loved, loved, loved it.
The world of Alifros is fully developed with great c...more
The third book in Redick's series, The River of Shadows, takes us further into the South and into new lands. We've crossed The Ruling Sea and now we have some very interesting issues to deal with. In fact, there's a lot more action in this book than the others - things begin to move forward, plots unravel, and Pazel becomes dumb and useless.
I'm not certain what happened in this novel. Previously, in book 1 and book 2, Pazel was always the thinker, using his brain before anythi...more
The Chathrand has finally reached the Bali Adro empire, but the situation has drastically changed from the diverse and welcoming society it was originally.
While I continued to follow with interest, there were parts that were too slow, as if Redick didn't want a conclusion and decided to spin things out.
The characters are still the high point, but the in some areas the plot be...more
The whole series is a very large adventure with lots of places, people, and different species. It really does feel more like an adventure than a fantasy novel.
I would have given 5 stars, but I felt like the end was an info dump to close all the loose ends.
I will definitely read the...more
The last book The Night of the Swarm hopefully will put the exclamation mark on this superbly entertaining series, but you can read these 3 for a complete experience.
Exuberant, crazy, inventiveness, g...more