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The Spiral Heart

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  7 reviews
As the marandaal draw ever closer to Harn, Inerdyr is intent on crushing the renegade Watchers and mercenaries who have banded together in the name of a unified resistance to the starspawn.

In Luudhoq, the Seven fight and plot as cracks appear in their ancient empire.

Ilumor prepares to lead the defence of Mirkwall against the marandaal, but an unexpected fate awaits him.

Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 20th 2015 by Completely Novel (first published April 19th 2015)
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May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Aona series has got better and better with each book and The Spiral Heart is an exceptional read. Author Simon Williams has an uncanny knack for portraying unforgettable, multi-dimensional characters and in The Spiral Heart their trials and adventures are as memorable as in the previous parts of the series. The combination of continual impending doom and characters who I’ve grown to really care about, makes it an exciting read. I started and finished it in a few days almost without realising ...more
Julie Powell
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous read in this Aona series, where its inhabitants continue to fight for survival against many things.

The story is wonderfully detailed with a cast of complex, intriguing and interesting characters - both good and bad. The plot is simple in many ways and yet not so, in that the characters compel us to see so much more on many levels.

As individual battles rage within larger ones, the complexity of this fantasy is are the many secrets regarding the Watchers and the Seve
Joyce Hertzoff
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic story in the Aona series, as dark as all the others. Everyone is heading for the ultimate clash between the old powers of Aona and the starspawn.
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Spiral Heart is the longest book in the Aona series so far, and happily it also covers the most ground, with the action continuing to come at a good pace although it never feels so rushed that the exquisitely dark atmosphere is compromised.

I can't think of a single character in the series, and particularly in this book, who doesn't have at least some interesting facet about them that makes you want to find out more- and more importantly what happens to them- something which never seems to be
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Simon Williams is an author of dark fantasy with elements of science fiction and horror, and a rather shapeless male of indeterminate age who seems intent on writing about himself in the third person.

If you're especially lucky you may see him half-shambling, half-rolling along the street in his home town of Trumpton. You'll catch the best view from the other side of the road, which is probably wh

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