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(The Nandor Tales #2)

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Less than a year ago, Aron of Darien risked his life to deliver Nandor from its enemies. Now a new peril threatens; Lady Celaine is abducted and the bonds of friendship and honour demand Aron returns once again serve the Earl of Nandor. The road to rescue leads them to the infamous city of Keshan and, beyond to a war zone where they face a barbarian horde. For Aron the sta ...more
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Published December 5th 2016 by Phantasia
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Dave-Brendon Burgh
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nandor, the sequel to Exile -and the book which brings and end to Aron’s tale- picks up nine months after Exile’s end; Aron returns to the family he met in Exile when he receives dire news, and decides to lead a rescue mission, which takes him and the people with him into the kind of dangerous territory only hinted at in the first book. the excellent pacing which made Exile tick along is carried through into Nandor, and the characters are really put through their paces, as they find themselves c ...more
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
'Nandor' (The Nandor Tales #2) by Martin Owton.

This is the second book in the duology, and it ends up Aron's arc quite satisfactorily. If you would have seen my review for the previous book, I had some gripes with it initially, but the latter part of the book was good and that encouraged me to pick up the second book in this series.
The book takes place nine months after the events of the 'Exile'. Lady Celaine of Nandor is abducted by a gang of ruffians, and Aron must try to seek her out and help
Alon Lankri
Mar 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is a poorer followup to book one. While I enjoyed the mercenary aspect the final third of the book was too easy a challenge to overcome and the weird family sexual dynamic was offputting.
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Once again Mr Owton spins an easily accessible tale, with plenty of action and a fair amount of magic. As I said about Exile, it's not Game of Thrones or such, instead it's a fantasy in the vein of LeGuin's Wizard of Earthsea: No in-depth worldbuilding, no drawn-out political intrigues, but rather painted in broad strokes, giving the reader just what detail is needed to carry the story forward.

If you're looking for a quick read in a fantasy setting this one has plenty to offer without taking to
Toby Smiler
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nandor opens about 9 months after the events of the first book 'Exile', and continues the adventures of blademaster Aron of Darien in a similar fast-paced style. This time though Aron is less assured and not so gung-ho in his actions. He is acutely aware of what is at stake. The female characters Edith, Celaine and Lady Alice feature more prominently, particularly Edith, whose wish for adventure is certainly fulfilled. Some twists and turns and a most unexpected ending made this a very entertain ...more
C.T. Phipps
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Hannah Ross
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book wraps up the Nandor Tales duology, which had me a little disappointed - I'd have liked to see at least another volume, maybe two or three, set in this world.

The attraction of the first book is still there - plenty of action, skillful description, pretty good dialogue. The downside is that the magic - dreamwalking in particular - feels a little bit like cutting corners. I had hoped to perceive more growth in Aron's character, too. He's a bit "meh" to my taste. I liked Edith's courage a
J.F. Mehentee
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
All credit to Mr Owton, because with sixteen months between reading the first and second book, I found myself sucked back in the story of Aron of Darien. This time, Aron returns to Nandor after learning of Earl Baldwin’s murder at the hands of his scheming nephew, Tancred.

All the book 1 characters, humans and goddesses, make an appearance, including those out for revenge thanks to Aron’s crossdressing in the first book! What’s great to see is further character development of the protagonists and
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