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Reckoning of Fallen Gods

(The Coven #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  526 ratings  ·  54 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
Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
This might be closer to a 3.75 only because we get a whole new perspective from a different part of the world that I didn’t care for that much and was so eager to get back to the mountain tribes and Aoelyn but other than that, this was amazing and ends on A CLIFFHANGER FROM HELL. So grateful to have an eArc for the 3rd one!
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
Aram Brazilian
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed book 2 (Reckoning of Fallen Gods) even more than book 1 (Child of a Mad God). As you'd expect, book 1 sets up the world and the main characters, and then book 2 throws things into overdrive and all hell breaks loose. By the time you reach the end of book 2, there is no way you'll want to call it quits. I suspect this series is going to have a strong ending with Aoleyn and Aydrian fighting side by side. And the enemy forces are as interesting (and menacing) as any others you're bound to ...more
Books with Brittany
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
DNF @ just over 50%.
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
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
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 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
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
Jesseruth (Oracleofmadness)
There is so much that happens in this sequel to Child of a Mad God that I really do not know where to start. So I will start at the start. It begins with a prophecy in a land full of power. A prophecy that begins its fulfillment during a solar eclipse which causes some elation and others a sense of oncoming doom.
Aoleyn, the female protagonist, returns to her tribe full of hope that the other female members of the Coven will celebrate her ordeal with the demon Fossa that dramatically ended the f
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
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Tabitha Bouldin
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
I loved the setting and characters depicted in Reckoning of the Fallen Gods. I did not read the first book in this new series, and I feel like I should have. Even though I was able to figure out who everyone was, it took longer than I would have liked. I know R.A. Salvatore typically creates several important characters, I thought I would be able to keep up without that first novel. Luckily, he adequately introduces the reader to all the players, it simply took some serious reading to figure out ...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
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
William Boothe
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Would be a great read if you completely wipe out the horrible names of an attacking people that the main character is up against. The names are so horrible to look at that it sucks the joy out of the story. Examples: Pixquiquah, Kithkukulakahn, Xocanai, Skath-mi-Zahn, Cizinfozza, and Scathmizzane. Some chapters are so riddled with these names that is looks like Bob fell asleep on his keyboard. I like the story and plot so far and can only hope that this rediculousness doesn't show up in book 3. ...more
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I freaking LOVED this book!! I found the new perspective boring as hell (the fallen empire of the West), yet I still loved this book thanks to the wonderfully like-able characters and their development. I wanted more Aoelyn and Bahdlahn and that's exactly what I got, even Talmadge/Aydrian grew on me.

The magic system is also just so badass and easy to understand. I love how they can combine gemstones to create different magic, or even how they can combine seemingly benign magic and turn it deadl
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 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
Jun 14, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, 2019-reads
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
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!
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.
Edward Silverman
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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.
Ben Matelski
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it
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.
Jason Wilson
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
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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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