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Jorundyr's Path

(Wolf of the North #2)

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Book 2 of the Wolf of the North trilogy.

Jorundyr's Path is walked only by the brave. It is survived only by the strong.

As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid's Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth.

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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published March 30th 2017
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Terry Bates
Apr 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Hmm...while I enjoyed the continuation, there were way too may POV in the second book. I see the importance and how it gives the book more depth, I got hooked on the first book because of Wulfric's story. I found myself trying to get through the other character's storyline, in an effort to simply read his part. If anyone has ever read Blood Song vs Tower Lord, you'll get what I mean here. ...more
LJ Waguespack
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the characters in this trilogy, the Wolf of the North, I enjoy Duncan Hamilton's ability to make the characters human, feeling and relatable. The story is one of many epic journeys, undertaken by different people who face overwhelming odds and challenges, while continuing to stride forward. The sheer will of focus, determination and grit is inspiring. This second book picks up right where book one ended, the transition is smooth, the writing capturing the raw intensity of the in ...more
Eric
This book seemed to run a little slower than the first. I think it is a setting for the next book to come. Jorundyr's Path is a good read overall though. I listened to the audio book, and again, Simon Vance does a superb job. The cover for this book is really cool!

At the end of Book 1, Wulfric thinks Adalhaid is dead. He discovers a plot that was to take Adalhaid away from their town where she was supposed to have died. Wulfric declares a Blood Debt and seeks out to avenge her death. As a part o
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Nicholas Kotar
DNF. Someone called it "epic fantasy ADD". That's exactly right. There are no scenes in the book. There are a bunch of prematurely cut off half-scenes, like in a soap opera. It doesn't help the pace. Plus, I don't really care what happens to the main character. ...more
Brandon
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I was given an advanced reader copy by the author in return for an honest review.

Approximately 6 months ago I wrote a review of The Wolf of the North, my closing comment was that I couldn't wait for book 2 to arrive. Book 2 is here and let me be the first to tell you, block some time out of your schedule when you sit down to read it as you will not want to put it down. It picks up right where the first left off, Wulfric fleeing town seeking vengeance for Adalhaid's "death".

The maiste
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David Rose
A fine second volume in the story, this fighting fantasy is outstandingly well written, maintaining the high standard of the first book. This one differs from the first as I recall it, in that the pov changes in fairly short bursts. However, there are only four primary pov characters, and it is easy to follow; also, the concurrent strands of the story unfolding add to the suspense and keep the pages turning.

Wulfric matures (and gets a little more cynical) as being in the graf's Company exposes
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Gina Basham
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book two!

I couldn't wait to get this and I'm sorry I finished. Loved it. Now I want book three immediately! Hurry up Mr Hamilton. I can highly recommend. If you are a fantasy reader you will thoroughly enjoy. Gbash
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Piyush Rajput
Apr 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I loved book 1 of the series. It was very well done. But the way book 2 has been written, left me frustrated to no end. The books switches between characters with half a page / one and a half page to character one, moving on to another page of character two and then on to the third.

With barely a thought given to one character before moving on to the next often made it difficult to move on with the book.

It is like your mind is thinking about something and then suddenly flip flops and moves along
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Enzo
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book starts right after the end of Wolf of the North. Wulfric is looking to avenge Adalhaid to fulfill the Blood Debt. But they are not the only two who are out in the world. Rudolf is in competition to see who will be named Baron and that consumes all of his attention. Finally Aethelman is on a path to completes life mission.
Let me say one thing. What I loved in the first novel the story telling is continued and now augmented with a much larger world for the characters to explore. Wulfric
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kartik narayanan
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read the full review at my site Digital Amrit

People want an exotic hero, someone who stands apart from them. No one wants to hear about the man from two fields over who becomes a great hero. That only makes them feel bad for not doing it themselves.

Introduction
The “Wolf of the North” trilogy is written by Duncan M. Hamilton, author of the excellent “Society of the Sword” series. The trilogy is at it’s a core a heroic fantasy – it is the story of Wulfric Wolframson who braves all odds for love a
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Shannon Wolf
Apr 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Almost Great

I was really looking forward to this book dagnabbit! Unfortunately it turned into a very good stories (yeah, I know it should be story), but for cripes sake, what is with the bouncing around between characters argh! I hate that! Just as I start to get into the story, stop change gears, read a different story. This always seems to happen with authors I like, someone told them they are great, so of course they have to write a technically difficult storyline (and don't pull it off). Arg
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Matthew T. McCormick
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good

I read this type of book as much as possible...... this series is as good as any other out there. I seldom leave a review but this writer is very good, and I suspect he will only get better.
Chris
May 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Point of View changes galore

The first book was great, I really looked forward to this one, but the point of view changes were infuriating. Made it painful to read.
Matthew Doyle
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
An excellent follow-up!

Just as good as, or better than, the first book! Where the first book seemed a bit slow at the start and when getting to the nitty-gritty, this excellent sequel thrusts you right into the action from page one.

While I understand some of the other reviewers' complaints about the almost nauseating transition between characters and their stories, it was no more confusing than A Song of Ice and Fire, really. Not to mention, the ultimate pay-off with the convergence of different
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Starr Jones
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good

It was a good read through and through. However,I felt that there were to many unnecessary changes in character throughout the book. I would have liked to see more of wulfric. Still looking forward to completing the series.
Justin Healy
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Too many character changes

I Loved the book it just changed back and forth between characters a lot. Ready to read the next one
Charles  van Buren
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
 A fine adventure centered around a Norse style hero, November 27, 2017

This review is from: Jorundyr's Path: Wolf of the North Book 2 (Kindle Edition)

In this volume Wulfic's saga is joined by those of Adalhaid, Aethelman and the truly black hearted villain, Rodulf. The story is told primarily from their points of view, switching back and forth fairly quickly. There are also a few lesser characters whose points of view contribute to the story. Of course the Maisterspaeker continues to be the tell
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Tomas Grizzly
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
While the immersion level remained where it was after reading the first book, this book also reminded me why I dislike this type of narration, recollection and finale several years later than the story told. The main problem is that at some point, it revealed too much to a point I might be tempted to call significant spoiler.
The PoV shifts were also maybe too frequent, I think it wouldn't hurt to follow some character(s) for a while instead of switching several times in a chapter, often across h
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JennIfer Thomas
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Read this trilogy!!!

I really love this author. He isn't as windy as some of the other fantasy authors (cough cough GRRM, cough). But he is every bit as talented. Worth double the price, definitely check out Duncan M. Hamilton!
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Matthew Kropp
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Part 2

Really enjoyed this second book in the series and will continue on to the final book! I could see this series being a pretty good movie if given the right direction and actors!!
Andrew Crust
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great work of art. The story takes multiple twists. The character development was wonderful. I totally enjoyed this book. I cannot wait until book #3.
Suzanne Allen
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the greatest trilogy of my reading history so far. I’m so glad I found this series!
Martina Fagan
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good solid continuation of the story. Look forward to reading the next book in the series...
Phillip helmer
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vastly improved

Much more entertaining read than the first book in the series. Strong character development and plenty of gripping action! Highly recommended!
David
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Story gets better than the first part, looking forward to the final book.
JM
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Still framed as a story being told at an inn by a bard, the previous book closed with Wulfric running sough to avenge Adalhaid's death after having killed Donato. He quickly makes his way to Elzburg in Ruripathia and kills the former ambassador to his village and some of his soldiers, but not before he's told the Markgraf is responsible, so he decides to run way for a few weeks until he can return and finish the job.

However, he soon finds that he's a wanted man and ends up in a ship towards Estr
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L G Mosher
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"...Finally of all, you're a big bastard, and it never hurts to have a big bastard with you when you're going into the unknown." -Jagovere.

Ya know... I can't help but agree with his wisdom! The more I learn of Jagovere the more I love him... maybe even more than Wulfric.

For a warrior age meant you possed the skill to have survived countless battles, in the Northlands it was something deserving respect not mockery.

All the southerners say that the Northerners are the savages... when you look at t
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Caleb Tseng
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was ok
Why you should read this book: You read the first book and are committed to the rest of the series.

Why you should not read this book: If you're a fast reader with an attention span > 5 minutes.

Summary:

Classic middle-book-ism, where nothing really happens and there's little plot arch. The real crime here though is the completely unnecessary, brain-confusing, schizophrenic constant switching between POVs, which makes this book barely readable. The average POV is probably around 2 pages, with some
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Nicholas Voyles
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Ernest Crowder
Aug 15, 2017 rated it liked it
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The story overall was okay and was a good setup for the next book. There were only two big issues I had with this book.

First, the switching of POV's every 3-4 sentences was extreme. It became very difficult to follow what was going on with each character because you would get their POV for 3 sentences then it would switch to another character. You would end up going through 4-5 different POV's before you would come back to the original POV, and by that time you would have forgotten what was goin
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