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Lord of the White Hell (Lord of the White Hell #2)

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Kiram fought his family and Cadeleonian bigots to remain in the Sagrada Academy to prove himself as a mechanist and to dispel the deadly shadow curse that threatens to destroy his upperclassman, Javier Tornesal.

But when his efforts provoke retaliation, Kiram’s family and home are endangered. Both Kiram and Javier risk everything in a desperate gambit to combat the curse.

Paperback, 346 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Blind Eye Books
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The 2nd instalment of Ginn Hale’s Lord of the White Hell series begins with the boys returning to the Sagrada Academy after competing in an inter school tournament. Javier and Kiram are at odds after a night spent in a bordello with the Hellions, where it becomes obvious Javier will hide his true nature at any cost. Kiram returns to work stoically, but events conspire to throw him into Javiers path more often than Kiram would like. Danger still lurks and Javier and Kiram have to work together to ...more
4.5 stars

I enjoyed Book One well enough, but I loved Book Two!

The things that annoyed me about the first one were largely missing in this book - it was still overly descriptive in places, but the story never once lagged. It was action-packed, interesting, and even hilarious at times.

I wasn't a huge fan of Javier in Book One - his arrogance grated on my nerves, even if Kiram did find it charming. But in this book, I saw him grow as a person, and I admit that him (view spoiler)
This is an amazing second installment and I am once again in awe of Ginn Hale's incredible talent. There was a very satisfying ending and it's good to know that more books are planned in this series.
4 stars because of the ending. I feel it was a bit abrupt with just the main conflict resolved. It left me with many questions, and feeling a bit cheated, as I had hoped for a solid conclusion for everything (and everyone). There wasn't one. I hope it is because because the author has plans for a third book, however. If not, that's a pity.

This was still a great book, a lot of fun to read. I couldn't put it down, because I just had to know how it ends. The main 'villain' didn't come as a surprise
Vanessa North
This is a review of both this book, and Lord of the White Hell.

Ginn Hale writes with an elegance and maturity that is difficult to find in any genre. She does it while straddling two genres--romance and fantasy I typically associate with wish-fulfillment.

The first book sets up the story with rich world-building and the steady, sweet build of Javier and Kiram's relationship. One of my favorite parts of the first book was the academy setting. The work and play and daily life of the school boys pro
Lord of the White Hell is a 700 pg epic fantasy story filled with romance, danger, legend, lore, action, clashing religion, and the theme of following your heart. Thankfully this incredible story is broken up into two books so as not to scare readers but book two picks up exactly where book one left off. In fact I even went back and read the last few pages of book one so I’d know where book two was starting. So be sure to read the prior book (which you definitely should anyway!).

Book Two starts
When things ended in Book 1 of the Lord of the White Hell, Academy student and Haldiim Kiram Kir-Zaki was heartbroken. Kiram comes from a culture where men loving one another is accepted and not looked down upon. When Kiram ended up winning a scholarship to attend an affluent Cadeleonian Academy, he knew he would be an outcast because of his race. He did find friends, one being Cadeleonian Nestor, who is engaged to be married. The other close friend is Javier Tornesal, the Duke of Rauma, his roo ...more
An excellent book 2 from Ginn Hale. Kiram returns home to Anacleto and the adventure continues. Javier strives to gain greater control of the white hell or 'shajdi' inside him. Seems as if a book 3 should be in the pipe-line.
"All life is sacred. Whether it takes the shape of a moth, a man, or a great oak, every life is precious and part of a greater whole, because no matter how different our physical bodies, all our souls arise from and return to the same divine union of the shajdi."
Terrific. Just terrific. A great, action packed conclusion to this series. Two thumbs up!
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This review, along with a review of Lord of the White Hell - Book One, was first posted at So I Read This Book... and can be found here:

Book Two picks up shortly after the first one ended. While book one was set in the Cadeleonian world, book two takes us to the world of the Haldii. The relationship between Javier and Kiram has hit some bumps. Javier wants to keep their relationship a secret but Kiram comes from a
Jan 04, 2011 orannia rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Four and three quarter stars. I'm knocking off one quarter star because of editing issues, which may sound harsh but while I can accept the odd error, missing words and additional words should be caught, especially if there is more than one or two.

As for the story - WOW! It was...amazing! The world-building was spectacular and the characters fairly leap of the page - secondary characters too. In the first book I feel in love with Fedeles, but in this book another secondary charcter came to the f
Kaje Harper
This is a beautifully crafted fantasy. Books 1 and 2 are really the two halves of one story - you can't read just one. The world-building is seamless, the action is riveting and unpredictable, and the romance develops slowly with appropriate ups and downs that fit the young characters and the forces arrayed against them. This is appropriate for older YA too - there is one episode of more explicit sex in the second book but it was not erotic, and most of the sex is off-page or lightly described. ...more
Don Bradshaw
An excellent series so far. Ms Hale gives her characters a life of their own as they walk across the pages. Javier and Kiram were a perfect couple battling the shadow curse with power, faith and intelligence. The world building has phenomenal and the differences between Cadaleonia and Haldiim culture and beliefs wonderfully drawn. Highly recommended fantasy.
Umm. Book 2 is as great as book 1 and again, check out Kassa's review because she says what I would say. Love it and even those who don't love fantasy (aka me) should read these. I'm sure I would have read them more quickly if I'd had an e-book, but I have signed paper copies so ... :-)
Lou Harper
I keep re-reading bits and pieces of this book (and others by Ginn Hale). It's just that good. Ginn is a master at blending plot and emotion, and not to mention creative world building. I want to move into one of her worlds, just not sure which one.
Julie Bozza
A good story, with involving characters. I was left feeling very satisfied.
This is definitely Part 2 (as opposed to Book 2) of the Lord of the White Hell story, since the beginning of this book doesn't even recap anything that happened in the first book -- it just jumps right in where the first book left off.

And I got absorbed into the story again very quickly. The details and setting were again vividly and cinematically rendered, and the characters were as relatable, with even more complexity added to their personalities.

Best of all, the fantasy magic grew in importan
Lord of the White Hell is the second series by Ginn Hale that I've read - although it's probably fairer to say that it's not really a series, just one book separated in two parts. The first one was the Rifter (First book: The Shattered Gates) - and that was a fantasy epic that trumped almost any other fantasy epic I've ever read, and I've read quite a few of them. At the very least it's in my top 5 of favourite fantasy books ever.

I have to say right away that Lord of the White Hell did not reach
Wow! I loved this duology, despite the cliff-hanger ending in the first book. Again, the suspense through the second book was well maintained, while more and more information came to light. Also again, things weren't what they seemed, and the characters reactions sometimes surprised me, yet still managing to stay true the character. Hale has a deft touch in her characterization and her plot skills really are excellent. While there is definitely sexual tension and romance in this novel(s), don't ...more
This was a satisfying conclusion to the story that stopped much too abruptly in the first book. Getting to learn about Kiram's culture was fascinating, and while I guessed at the reveal of the second book back in the first, it didn't feel obvious. I liked the way Kiram and Javier's relationship continued to develop, and the impact of the Haldiim culture on Javier's views. The secondary characters lent nice depth to the story, especially the Grunitos and Kiram's brother Majdi. The climax was grip ...more
I have read many fantasy series in my lifetime. From the immense epics like Wheel of Time to the modern classics like Game of Thrones, with so many others in between, I have been bathed in the waters of the fantasy world. After finishing this series, I feel reborn.

In the prestigious Sagrada Academy, an accommodation problem is solved when techno-genius Kiram, a new student hailing from the heathen Haldiim who don't believe in demons and hell, is put in the room and care of Cadeleonian noble Javi
I really liked book one of Lord of the White Hell, and was greatly looking forward to the second volume. However, book two didn't quite rise to the same level as its predecessor - it felt flatter. It was fairly obvious who the bad guy was long before he was revealed, though that didn't impact the overall storyline. The eBook could definitely use more editing - lots of missing words.

It was still an enjoyable read. Just not written to the level that I was expecting.
4.25 stars
More romance and less fantasy. A very good second part where we see how the relationship between Kiram and Javier develops, and how their commitment to each other prompts them to make decisions and to take actions that will have a major impact on their lives. The ending felt a bit rushed, but hopefully the author will write a follow-up to this great series.
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A bit slow on the start, this story develops into a magical school thriller to catch a curse wielding murderer. Unfortunately, the enemy can be guessed rather early in book one, so there's not really a surprise at the end.

Nice characterization and world building, well written action scenes and good dialogue most of the time. A few hiccups here and there, but nothing too off-putting. The romance has depth, however the sex scenes are kept very vague - keep that in mind, if you prefer a more direct
Carolyn Ma
It has the same things that I liked about the first book, but less tension and more ROMANCE! Where the first book was set almost entirely at school and the tournament, this book is set in Kiram's hometown. It's definitely interesting to see Kiram's side of the world and culture and how his new companions fit (or don't fit) into it.

One of the things that I don't love is the predictability of the plot. While the romance is nice to read and the porn abundant, the plot is a bit lacking. It is prett
Kiram is the first full blood Haldiim studying at the Academy Sagrada and his parents couldn’t be prouder. Among the Cadeleonians, Javier is feared and respected, he is believed to bear the white hell. There’s not much action in the first book and it became a little annoying when I realised, the romance became the entire story in itself and it had practically no fantasy or magic.

The second book though, was more fun. I liked to meet Kiram’s family, and even though there was something missing, I c
Cody Mintz thibault
Though, both books are truly astoundingly good, the second was much better in my opinion.

The series has a very Harry Potter feeling to it, and just like when I finally finished HP, I have that "oh, God, what will I do now?!" Feeling. I'm struggling to decide what to read next, and I'm sure whatever I choose won't be able to hold a candle to this. I fell in love with Javier and Kiram, I feel like Nestor and I are old friends, and I long to stay up discussing sciences and such with Scholar Blasio.
I'm a bit torn about this book. Whereas the beginning and middle were excellent - almost better than book 1 - the ending was disappointing. The rules governing the ancient magic were never fully explained like so many other aspects of this world, so the events felt arbitrary. Plus, the ending was very sudden. Either the author possessed great foresight and planned on continuing this series (at least four years after the previous books were published), or she just got tired and couldn't be bother ...more
Andreea Irina
Dialogue is definitely Ginn Hale’s strong point, followed closely by action scenes.

“Lord of the White Hell” was a pleasant read, although I have to say that the twist was predictable. The last chapters boosted the books’ rating for me. I was a bit disappointed by the “twist” and wanted to rate it a 3 star but the last chapters made me reconsider and give it a 4. They also had me reading without pause, so that’s saying something.

I'm not saying that the book didn't have flaws, like the constant re
The second instalment of this captured me just as much as the first. I loved it.
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