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Keeper of the Keys (The Cycle of Fire #2)

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Paperback, 350 pages
Published 1990 by Grafton (first published 1988)
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Sandra
Oct 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Cycle of Fire continues, with Jaeric running from his destiny because of his horror of ending like his father. How contemporary is that? The elements of science fiction are more plausible than they were in the first book. Sailing and the sea are vivid elements in the story, well written, making me feel the wind and the surf and the salt spray.

The demons are nasty and disgusting critters, the magic intriguing, and the characters finely drawn. It's interesting reading this early work after rea
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Kat  Hooper
Oct 29, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

In this second episode of The Cycle of Fire, Ivainson Jaric witnesses some crucial history: how his father the Firelord and Anskiere the Stormwarden, both Vaere-trained sorcerers, bound the demons at Elrinfaer; how his father went mad and betrayed Anskiere; and how, though the demons were eventually bound, the land was destroyed in the process. Jaric also receives forewarnings, in the form of visions, of what the future will hold if he does not master his
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MissSusie
In this one we see Jaric still trying to not become his Father Ivain the Firelord, to run from his responsibilities yet deep down knows he must face them sooner or later. IMHO This book explores the question does the power make a man mad or is the man mad to begin with? Just because the Firelord Ivain, Jerics father, was mad/crazy with power does that mean that Jaric will be too?

Taen is going through some troubles of her own plus still trying to save Anskiere and Jeric. There are some nasty demo
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Elizabeth
Jaric attempts to escape his fate as the heir to the elemental mysteries of earth & fire continue. He tries to leave the Keys of Elrinfaer at Anskiere's prison of ice, only to be confronted by another Llondelei seer who warns him of the consequences of his refusal. Next, he searches the extensive libraries of Landfast for answers, only to discover that mankind has no other arcane defense against demonkind. Finally, in a desperate bid to help Taen receive healing from the Llondelei, Jaric bec ...more
Elise
Jun 02, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this book is my least favorite Janny Wurts book. Halfway through the book, I stopped caring about Jaric. Taen's dreamsense made me wonder why the book wasn't told in true third person instead of watching through her powers. Oh, and Jaric sailed. A lot. Every other page, it seemed. I get it. He's a sailor. Good for him.
Diana
Jun 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't say enough about Janny Wurts, her books are the kind where you fall in love with the characters and feel you know them, where you keep turning the pages cause you have to find out what happens next!!!!

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Margareth8537
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Excellent series. Rather easier reading than some of Janny Wurts
Elentarri
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Original concept, beautiful writing.
Edwin Kort
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Noelle Campbell
Jun 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really great action, though the protagonist wears on you with his constant denial of his calling. He has other redeeming traits that make you forget his vices.
Helen
Mar 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
#2good plot, rough edges to narrative, badly proofed in places
Grimward
Aug 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was happy to see the series started with Stormwarden continued. Enjoyed this book too, although not as much as Stormwarden.
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Janny Wurts is the author of War of Light and Shadow series, and To Ride Hell's Chasm. Her eighteen published titles include a trilogy in audio, a short story collection, as well as the internationally best selling Empire trilogy, co authored with Raymond E. Feist, with works translated into fifteen languages worldwide. Her latest title in the Wars of Light and Shadow series, Initiate's Trial, cul ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Cycle of Fire (3 books)
  • Stormwarden (The Cycle of Fire, #1)
  • Shadowfane (The Cycle of Fire, #3)