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A Blight of Blackwings

(Seven Kennings #2)

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From the New York Times bestselling creator of The Iron Druid Chronicles comes the story of a world-breaking war--an invasion of giant warriors--that inspires a movement to fight back.

SOLDIER AND AVENGER
Daryck is from a city that was devastated by the war with the Bone Giants, and now he and a band of warriors seek revenge against the giants for the loved ones they lost.
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Paperback, 512 pages
Expected publication: February 6th 2020 by Orbit (first published February 4th 2020)
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Beth Cato
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, fantasy, netgalley
I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley.

I loved Kevin Hearne’s first book in this epic series, and the sequel lives up to all of my expectations. I needed a smidgen of time at the start to find the groove of this world, as it’s been a while since I read the first, but I soon recognized characters and immersed myself in Hearne’s incredible setting. The magic continues to fascinate me—the ‘kennings’ with their unique abilities and consequences—but the characters are what truly shine
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John
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in a series, and it is necessary that you have read the first one, before you read this one. The story begins exactly where the first book ended, and closure is eventually offered for some of the mysteries of the first book, but many more unresolved ones are presented.

While the main characters are a bard (a storyteller with perfect memory) and the historian tasked with writing down the stories he narrates, the stories focus on an enormous number of characters, much more
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Jason S Wrench
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
First, and foremost, I'm becoming a huge Kevin Hearne fan. The Seven Kennings series is a fun and interesting series to read. I definitely think fans of Hearne's will appreciate Book 2 in the series: A Blight of Blackwings.

In the second book, all of our favorite characters are once again with us, but there are also some new characters. As with the previous book, the book centers on the relationship between Dervan (a scholar who is tasked with writing the words of a visiting bard) and Fintan (the
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Joscelyn Smith
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really great follow-up to book one, A Plague of Giants. I enjoyed getting all of the stories of the different characters, so much detail and interesting storytelling. All in all a very enjoyable read from a great author.
Beth
I received this ARC copy of A Blight of Blackwings from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine - Del Rey. This is my honest and voluntary review. A Blight of Blackwings was set for publication Feb 4, 2020.
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Kevin is the NYT bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, as well as The Seven Kennings, an epic fantasy trilogy, and the Tales of Pell, a humorous fantasy series co-authored with Delilah S. Dawson. INK & SIGIL, a new urban fantasy series set in the Iron Druid universe, will be out in 2020.

Other books in the series

Seven Kennings (2 books)
  • A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings, #1)