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Shield of Thunder by David Gemmell
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May 11, 12

Read from April 03 to May 10, 2012

This review will probably be chock-full of spoilers. Warning you now!

I liked this even better than the first book, even if they killed my favourite (KARPOPHORRRUUUUSSSS) off-screen. Yup, what did I tell you? Chock-full of spoilers. And then my new favourite became the awesomely awesome fat man who is not portrayed as a joke but as an actual, wonderful human being Antiphones, who only received the spotlight for a few chapters before fading into the background again (SOB). And then I fell in love with Kalliades and Banokles and Piria. That whole adventure with them was wonderful. Though, you know, after Piria died, I kept thinking I was reading the third book with such a huge time gap. But what I was trying to say was that I fell in love with Kalliades, who nearly got killed, then I fell in love with Halysia who got killed.

I just need to ask Mr. Gemmell (who is also dead. Rest in peace.) why he needs to kill everyone. I mean, I know it's following mythology. He can't do much about the deaths, to be sure. But I was so certain Halysia would make it out alive that I ended up nearly headwalling at her death. That whole ending chapter was fucking emotional and brought tears to my eyes. I WANTED HER TO MAKE IT OUT ALIVE, ALRIGHT?

But yeah, honestly, so much happened in this book that I can't really energetically analyse it like I did the first one. Not this time of night, anyway.

Let's just say it was bigger, badder and better.

And it kills everyone.

You're worse than George R. R. Martin, Mr. Gemmell...nah, no-one's worse than George R. R. Martin.
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Reading Progress

04/03/2012 page 17
04/08/2012 page 54
8.0% "This is genius so far. Love Banokles, Kalliades and Piria. ♥"
04/12/2012 page 115
18.0% "And now once more with feeling, "EEEEEVERYBODY LOVES ANDROMACHE...""
04/27/2012 page 429
67.0% "fuq u gemmell"
05/08/2012 page 613
96.0% "Shit is getting real."
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