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Reckoning of Fallen Gods

(The Coven #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  39 reviews
The new Coven series from the bestselling creator of Drizzt Do’Urden, continues with R.A. Salvatore's Reckoning of Fallen Gods!

The winds of change are blowing upon Fireach Speur. Aoelyn risked her life to save the trader Talmadge and it cost her everything that is dear to her, but Talmadge survived and can’t forget the amazing woman that killed a god.

Little do they realize
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published January 29th 2019 by Tor Books
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Sean Gibson
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Salvatore continues to explore new aspects of his world of Corona in a series that’s as harsh and brutal as the dark elven neighborhoods that populate his Drizzt books (fun fact: dark elves will often bake cookies for new neighbors, and while you might think those cookies would be laced with poison, you’d be wrong—but, recipients of said cookies usually end up with a dagger in the heart the moment they take the offered plate).

He dives deeper into the tale of Aolyn this time around, but also goe
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
Child of a Mad God was one of the best books I read last year, so this sequel was very high up on my 2019 priority list.

Reckoning of Fallen Gods almost suffered from middle-book syndrome, but the writing is so good that the slight lack of focus didn’t make it feel like an unnecessary drudge. The pacing was on par with the first book – which was slow af but each moment had a lot of depth, so it was never boring. However, because the story in this one spent time with more POV characters, the slow
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read, I didn’t think quite as good as the previous books by the author, but still good. I love the characters in this, relatable and real. Great world building, a wonderful fantasy plot. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I want to warn readers that this one starts off quickly, and jumps in directly after the events of the previous book. The setting and scale of the the events in Child of a Mad God stayed pretty consistent, but this one gets big, fast. Also, the swiftly shifting points of view seem different than the pacing of the last book, yet it’s in tune with the ramping tension in this one as more peoples and races are brought in to face the war drums’ beats. The characters meet with Salvatore’s usual style, ...more
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
A rich, immersive world, excellent characterization and world/culture building. I did have trouble getting into the book initially because there were so many complicated names and elements. Once I connected with the characters, however, I couldn't put the book down.
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an unbiased review.

I don’t know what to think about this book. I started out excited to read since I really enjoyed the first book in the series, Child of a Mad God. I shouldn’t be too surprised though because now that I think about it, the first book was difficult for me also in some respects. The story line hinges on the mistreatment of women by a barbaric tribe and that can be a little hard to take, but the main character Aole
Aryssa Hutchins
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love a good action filled fantasy novel. This is obviously going to be continued, but major plot development here. I really enjoy the mythology in this series. The protagonist is inspiring.
Unseen Library
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rating of 4.5.

Prepare to return to Corona, the world of The DemonWars Saga, for Reckoning of Fallen Gods, the latest book from master fantasy author R. A. Salvatore and the second book in his outstanding new The Coven series.

In the world of Corona, no lands are as harsh or unforgiving as those surrounding the massive Loch Beag. All manner of dangerous creatures live in and around the loch, including one massive and unseen lake monster that lurks right below the surface. But for those who live in
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a good sequel to an ok first book. It definitely improved on the first book in a lot of ways. I found the plot more enjoyable, the magic more interesting as it explored stones and things that the other Corona books never spoke of, and character interactions to be more entertaining. All in all it was a good book. The focus of the villain has shifted to a race not yet seen in any of the Corona books.

The thing that bothered me about this book was the lack of focus. I don't know how to exp
Joe Aguiar
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
While I enjoyed much of the second book of what first appeared to be a new series, ultimately it turned out to be a big disappointment. Not in the story's content, but in the fact that the author ends it so abruptly. It is almost if Salvatore lost interest and decided not to go anywhere with the characters he was building in this and the first book. So much so, it ends leaving one unsatisfied and wanting much more from characters the reader is starting to get emotionally invested in. It seems th ...more
Laura Roslin
Feb 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
I'm angry that I wasted my time on this. The first book was great. The author should have stopped there and not written the 2nd book - which is crap. It drags in place, drags on and on in places, (skip worthy sections), suddenly gratuitously inserts "romance" or sex without any logical lead up or relationship building, some of the main characters especially Aoleyn are hollow,flat, basically 2-dimensional. I cared more about the secondary characters. Other characters and groups were inserted with ...more
Laura Newsholme
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found this second instalment in The Coven series a really interesting continuation and what I hope will be a good bridge novel. It tells the continuing story of Aeolyn as she explores her abilities. What I really liked about this book was the world building. and more specifically, the expansion of the world. Salvatore has introduced some key elements in this novel that I am very excited about and that I think will really have a lot of impact as the series continues. I did think that the plot f ...more
Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
The story picks up where "Child of a Mad God" stopped, no reread necessary, cause the updates are very thorough. A new set of characters are introduced, that pose a huge threat to all existing villages, so much of the book is based on establishing these orc like creatures into the series. Aoelyn comes of age, as she learns more of her talents with the stones, and her feelings for her people and Badlan. Talmadge continues his journey, along with an extraordinary friend. As much as I was looking f ...more
Jun 14, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jacky Rossi
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The same fantastic world, enchanting characters, and epic battles. There are some scenes told from multiple points of view that do not last long enough in any of the chatacters’ points of view, making some key scenes lack the level of detail and wondrous description always present in the first book of the series. In addition, it was wonderful to be introduced to a new land and its characters in the “Afterward” section of the book, but keeping all of the Honce the Bear’s religious sects’ scenes c ...more
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-reads, fantasy
I picked up this second book of The Coven series because I really enjoyed the first book that I had picked up from the library on a whim, as I had never read an R.A. Salvatore book. While the first book was highly enjoyable, I did not find this second foray as enjoyable. There was more world building, which is not a bad thing, but the way the book ended just left me with a feeling of "What?" I am ok with cliffhangers, but this particular ending just was kind of there and seemed to come out of no ...more
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, I kept wanting to know what happened next.
I did love the first book better, but this is a good continuation of the story. The world is still as rich and complex as before, and the characters are engaging and interesting. The magic system is really beautiful and, well, magical. Aoleyn especially is a character I enjoyed reading and falling into.
I did find the whole Xoconai storyline a bit boring, but it did bring the book to a cliff-hanger closure, which makes me wan
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Well I was really surprised by this book, I thought the first book in the series was amazing, but this one added another storyline, and there wasn't nearly as much about Aoelyn. Honestly I felt confused as to what the heck going on with the other storyline. Did not enjoy it as much as the first one!
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was going to leave a more detailed review of this book but I honestly don’t know where to start with it’s shitshow of a plot and cavalcade of unlikable asshole characters. It’s worse than the first, just unending world building. I don’t know why I bothered.
Edward Silverman
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Ryan Perkins
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Child of a Mad God was not my cup of tea, but as a big Salvatore fan I wanted to give the series another try. reckoning of Fallen God's gets back to the fast paced wild ride that is Salvatore's work. Great read, recommend reading Child first for context.
Samantha James
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very compelling book! I cannot wait for more by R.A Salvatore! Aoelyn and Talmadge are very easy to relate too and engrossing characters that I truly felt for as they faced some very difficult situations.
Jason Wilson
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Troy Osgood
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
The first 3/4 was okay, nothing good. The last 1/4 the pace picked up and became good.
Steven Jones
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A wonderful read. Picks up right where the previous book left off, it just felt like the story was a little rushed.
Ben Matelski
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A much better chapter than the first book, although...a cliffhanger.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I was enjoying this new series. But this had a strange ending and I'm wondering if the author will drag it back into familiar territory. I rather liked the cultures and setting as it was.
Julia Brandon
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This was as good, if not better than its predecessor. I love the characters, and the world building is just so well done. Can't wait for the next one!
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As one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10,000,000 copies. Salvatore’s original hardcover, The Two Swords, Book III of The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy (October 2004) debuted at # 1 on The Wall Street Journal best-seller list ...more

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