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Morningside Fall

(Legends of the Duskwalker #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  821 ratings  ·  74 reviews
The lone gunman Three is gone, and Wren is the new governor of the devastated settlement of Morningside, but there is turmoil in the city. When his life is put in danger, Wren is forced to flee Morningside until he and his retinue can determine who can be trusted.

They arrive at the border outpost, Ninestory, only to find it has been infested with Weir in greater numbers th
Paperback, 512 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by Angry Robot (first published January 1st 2014)
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Dan Schwent
Jan 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, angry-robot
Wren's term as Governor of Morningside is short-lived when it becomes apparent he's been targeted by people within the Council. With his mother and a group of trusted allies, he flees the city. But who is working against him and why are the Weir massing in greater numbers?

I got this from Angry Robot via Netgalley.

The Weir threat escalates in the second entry in the Duskwalker series. Wren is struggling to grow into his role as boy governor of Morningside and the influx of people into Morningside
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: post-apocalyptic
With Morningside Fall, Jay Posey's Legends of the Dustwalker saga is beginning to remind me of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Saga. Both series started off strong, with first novels that really impressed me with their imagination and their storytelling, and which guaranteed I would keep on reading. Unfortunately [minor spolier here], the second volume in both series suffers from the absence of the protagonist who made the first book so compelling.

That absence made this a frustrating reading experi
Luke Taylor
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
While far too many readers were expecting a second helping of the incredible first book of the Dustwalker series, Three, Jay Posey wrote Morningside Fall, and in doing so, greatly expanded the depth of the saga which hopefully never stops. I loved Jay's use of the spec ops team and the gratifying revelations of the book's saga plot expansion reminded me in many ways of one of the best movies ever made, The Empire Strikes back, in the classic operatic psychological second act fall, no pun intende ...more
Rebecca McNutt
Holy cow, this series is very intense at this point! A lot changes since Three. ...more
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
It’s getting hard to find science fiction books that aren’t dystopian. Because of that, they’re all starting to blend together. This book series manages to stand out by showing a world in the aftermath of a combined robot/zombie apocalypse.

I was excited to get an ARC off NetGalley and from the good people at Angry Robot. I really enjoyed Three, the first book in the Legends of the Duskwalker series. I loved the futuristic biotech, the fast paced story, and the special-forces like action. The sto
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Around this time last year I read another one of my favourite debuts. Three from Jay Posey. AND WOW!! Yes it really was that good. I am still fired up by it. My god I can still slap myself when I think that Three escaped my attention, luckily I was notified by Angry Robot about the release, was send an ARC and totally lost myself in the world that Jay Posey created in Three. It had a very raw feeling and the lone gunman Three readily
Cathy Ryan
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
4.5 stars

In a post Three world, young Wren is now the governor of Morningside after the death of his father, Underdown. His mother, Cass, acts as his advisor, protector and companion. Although Wren has special abilities, and is sometimes able to ‘awaken’ Weir, including Cass and his friend Painter, he’s not equipped to deal with Morningside’s politics. It becomes clear not everyone in the Council is in favour of Wren’s governorship and his life is in danger. Following a failed murder attempt the
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I reread my review from Three, and I felt this book hit all the same notes. Fast-paced, very little exposition about the world, good characters that have unique points of view from each other, interesting setting and tech. Ironically, the new hot trend he adopted this book was what happens when a zombie comes back to human, which I've recently seen 3-4 books and a couple tv shows with similar themes.

Pretty much if you liked the pacing, action, and characters in Three, you're going to like this
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is actually a 3 and a half, but I am rounding up due to my love for the first of this series.

I really like this world and I like where the story goes, it mainly in my opinion suffers from being the middle book a bit. You know how it goes, series starts with a bang, then the middle part comes along, fills in the holes from the start, then hopefully the finish gives you what you need.

I dug it, I am offically a fan, and look forward to the next in the series, Do yourself a solid, go get both b
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
When judging Jay Posey's Morningside Fall, I used the tried and true "sadness gauge" to decide how much I liked the book. The standard? When I find a series I love, such as Wesley Chu's Tao, Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive or Lev Grossman's The Magicians, I tend to feel a genuine sadness when I finish a volume and I know it will be a long wait until the next one arrives (I would include G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, but if I was down in the dumps waiting for each installment of ...more
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
Morningside Fall: Legends of the Duskwalker 3.5 Stars
• Written by: Jay Posey
• Narrated by: Luke Daniels
• Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
• Series: Legends of the Duskwalker, Book 2
• Unabridged Audiobook
• Release Date:02-24-15
• Publisher: Audible Studios
• Reviewed for Audiobook Reviewer

I am OCD about reading books in order….so I picked up Three (Legends of the Duskwalker, #1) by Jay Posey to listen to first before starting this Morningside Fall, and I’m still reeling a bit from it, Three was an awesome listen……This second installment….not su
Robert Defrank
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
Disappointment is an unwelcome but increasingly familiar guest. It’s shown up a lot in my life as a reader. Slight spoilers.

While the first few chapters were all right and some interesting elements were introduced, the story quickly began to feel padded. The very first time I recognized truly superfluous scene I felt my spirits sink.

Without getting too far into spoiler territory, the plot does not so much move the characters forward as tread water, then set them back to square one. Much like Dan
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Three is no more and wren is the new governor of morning side but when a forgotten evil arises again is found by our hero's they will have to face them with the full frontal force they have this book is very slow after have read Three i would still recommend it to people that have read hunger games or other survival books
James Cox
Apr 01, 2015 rated it liked it
This was interesting.
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Three is dead. Wren is now the Governor of Morningside, having watched his father be killed by Asher, and then, having removed Asher. Asher determined that the previous Governor had a trick he was using, a special machine, that he could control the Weir with, call them, and then send them away. However, Asher, with his enhanced abilities worked out that he could do other things to them as well, having greater control. And it was with this control, that he exerted his will over Cass, who had been ...more
Brandi Knepper
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I find it painfully frustrating that Posey introduces a horde of characters with no real explanation or back story. It's hard to become attached to characters you barely know anything about. However, I somehow managed to do just that.

The storyline, again, lacks development, though Posey's imagery is spectacular. He has a beautiful writing style that is so completely descriptive yet devoid of any real explanation. I so desperately want to know the wants, desires, and innermost thoughts of the ch
Charlie F
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was a pretty good sequel to the first (Three) but it didn’t have the same kind of atmosphere as the first. It kind of lacked what the first had, it didn’t have a clear plot or explain what was happening. Throughout the story they keep having little cutscenes to a man who where’s a blind fold who is later on completely disregarded till the last three chapters for no resone. Also this book lacks so many details that the first had not giving the characters a solid foundation. You learn wh ...more
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.0 of 5


I raved, not too long ago, about Three , the first book of the Legends of the Dustwalker series by Jay Posey and I was both excited and fearfully nervous about starting this second book.  After all, Three was so good, it would be impossible to follow it up with something equally fantastic or even better, right?  Right?

Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
I did not expect to like this book as much as I enjoyed the first, and my reason for that is (spoiler alert if you haven't read Three!!) the main character died at the end of the first book. So I didn't see how I could possibly enjoy this one in the same way. And I was partially right; this book IS different. However, it's just as intense, just as gripping, just as incredible. Three is obviously missing from the story, but new characters are introduced who are their own special kind of complex. ...more
R.J. Blain
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-reviewed
Morningside Fall by Jay Posey is a a novel that slips between a variety of different genres. For the sake of simplicity, I’m defining this novel as a Science-Fantasy Western.

Morningside Fall is the second novel in the Legends of the Duskwalker series.

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The lone gunman Three is gone.

Wren is the new governor of the devastated settlement of Morningside, but there is turmoil in the city. When his life is put in danger, Wren is forced to flee Morningside until he and his retinue can dete
Nov 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn't like this book as well as the first one; I really had liked Three, and his absence in this book really made a difference. Wren and Cass annoyed me, she was a bit over the top smothering, and Wren seemed a bit like a weenie. Going into the book I had been thinking Wren would be older and total kickass. The mysterious blindfolded man was what kept me going. I am hoping the third book will be as good as the first book.
Den L
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: junkfood
Action packed, lots of fighting and running and fighting. Good light reading. Reminds me of a lot of seinen manga (graphic novel).
Unfortunately, found the story itself predictable and the central protagonists at times irritatingly naive. I suppose it makes them human. Sorry mama bear and precocious child protagonist. The secondary characters (the bodyguards) were much more likeable.
Trista Wilson
Dec 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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Andy Robson
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
It's all about the characters and this has them in spades. A great part 2 that makes you eager for part 3 👍
Val smith
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jan 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopian
Pacing and plot issues. A disappointment after the excellent first novel in the series Three.
Zach Deon
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
a bit of a slow book in certain aspects but a solid book two excited to read part 3
Kimmi Afro Puffs
Feb 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
A big string of actions scenes with a short story's worth of actual plot. Doesn't live up to expectations set by "Three" which was amazing.
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the follow-up to the book Three, which was by far one of my best reads of last year, and this one is taking it's spot as my favourite read for this year.

In Three, the child Wren and his drug addicted dying mother Cass are on the run, and find themselves under the wing of the titular Three, a lone gunman who guides them to (relative) safety in Morningside Falls - but at terrible cost.

In Morningside Fall, Wren is now the titular governor of the city of Morningside but not everyone is happ
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Jay Posey is fabulous again. I think I liked the first book better, because I liked the character Three so much.
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Jay Posey is a professional typist with a face for radio and a voice for print. He’s the author of the Legends of the Duskwalker trilogy (novels, THREE, MORNINGSIDE FALL, and DAWNBREAKER), and the military science-fiction novel OUTRIDERS, all published by Angry Robot Books.

He's also Expert Narrative Designer at Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment, where he has spent over a decade contributing as a wr

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Legends of the Duskwalker (3 books)
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