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An Ill Fate Marshalling (Last Chronicle of the Dread Empire #2)

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Rejecting the advice of the wizard Varthlokkur and spymaster Michael Trebilcock, King Bragi Ragnorson of Kavelin joins Chatelain Mist's coup against the Dread Empire. Ragnorson dangles the fate of his nation in the jaws of his foes, refusing to see that his one true enemy may be himself.
Paperback, 313 pages
Published January 15th 1988 by Tor Books (first published January 1st 1988)
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Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
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The small kingdom of Kavelin barely survived being completely slaughtered by the Dread Empire with its magic, but the price for victory might be just too high. A lot of good leaders who supported the King are dead; the new people have to replace them, some of them are not ready, some have hidden agendas. Speaking of which, now that the external thread is eliminated the internal one rises its ugly head from several different directions. The King, while being an excellent general is not ready to f ...more
Mar 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. This book moves the focus of the Dread Empire series from the war in the far east (as recounted in Reap the East Wind) back to the more familiar countries of the west. Chronologically, this book begins before the events of East Wind and ends after them; the events of the other book mostly happen offstage, although in some cases we see them from a different point of view.

Again, a full recommended daily allowance of intrigue, betrayal and marching armies.
Newton Nitro
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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An Ill Fate Marshalling (Dread Empire #7) - Glen Cook | A queda de um rei! | NITROLEITURAS #fantasia #fantasiasombria #horror

Segundo volume da trilogia final da saga Dread Empire, que narra a tragédia do Rei Bragi Ragnorson!

An Ill Fate Marshalling (Dread Empire #7) - Glen Cook | 1985, 313 páginas, Tor Books | NITROLEITURAS | Lido de 06.02.18 a 10.02.18


Rejeitando o conselho do mago Varthlokkur e do espião Michael Trebilcock, o rei Bragi Ragnorson de Kavelin junta-se ao golpe de estado plan
Luke Coury
Jul 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, glen-cook
Really not a bad book, but I was not up for a re-reading of the Reap the East Wind. I was bored through a lot of the book simply because half of it was retelling the previous book from a different view. I'm glad he did write the book because it filled some holes from the previous book that left me wandering "what the heck" and reading a confrontation from both Bragi and Varthlokkur at different times was certainly entertaining at times.

SPOILER: The meat of this book lies toward the end of it wh
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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The plot moved, no doubt. The story was EXCELLENT. The characters were a little flat - but the reader should by now know that the characters dont have a lot of depth. Some change a bit, but really its the epic story that carries this part of the dread empire series (really the last three books). Bragi has really lost control in this part of the saga... well, it seems like many of the characters have made bonds they dont understand and loyalties no one comprehends. The political struggles of the ...more
Dec 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book on Goodreads/First reads

I should start by saying that this is the first book I've read in the Dread Series so I wasn't familiar with the characters when I started.

This novel has it all in there. There is intrigue, action, suspense, politics, Royalty, Royal armies, spies and wizards. I enjoyed this book for all those reasons. There are alot of twists and turns to the story and I found myself trying to figure out who was spying on who and who was lying to who.

King Ragnorson is not
Joshua Simon
4.5 stars

Great book, and a big improvement over Reap the East Wind Blows. Although the focus was heavily slanted toward the politics of the kingdom, I thought it was handled very well. Great characters with lots of twists and turns.

I did have a couple of minor complaints. One, I thought Bragi started to turn into Croaker at times based on dialogue and overall personality. Two, too much stuff happened "off-camera." Another 100 pages or so really could have made the book even better by showing mo
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was much better than its predecessor, as the Kingdom of Kavelin and its leaders faced greater danger which led to more suspense. Things go so right for so much of the book that you can tell the "Ill Fate" is going be awful. The previous entry, Reap the East Wind, can be seen to setup or foreshadow the events and conflicts occurring in Ill Fate, so perhaps having to do that meant it wouldn't pay off until later. A few small elements which added to the enjoyment were the sport of Capture ...more
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I am a big fan of Glen Cook's work and always look forward to his books. Unfortunately, I just didn't care for this one at all. Maybe it was me in the wrong kind of mood or something, but the book seemed to be pretty much all about kingdom politics from beginning to end. There were virtually no action scenes, except one toward the end, but even that was given short shrift in the story.

The prose was fine and the characters were well drawn. They just didn't seem to do much of anything except intri
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good book that started by paralleling the events from the previous book then moving past. I'm glad I'm reading this book now rather than when the third book in the series was stolen and not finished for 20 years.
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Begins at the same time as Reap the East Wind, but focuses mostly on Bragi's perspective of events, plus lots of Michael Trebilcock. Decent.
Troy Brumfield
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, Great series. This is not your usual "Happily ever after", the plot twist & turns and
the characters all have human flaws. This book may be a little "dark" for some readers,however I
highly recommend it.
Nov 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The dread empire world/story continues. It has the Cook characters and focuses on the politic more and less on the action that the previous ones. I was not as hooked from the start as with some of his other novels but ended up devouring it by the end.
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Glen Cook was born in New York City, lived in southern Indiana as a small child, then grew up in Northern California. After high school he served in the U.S. Navy and attended the University of Missouri. He worked for General Motors for 33 years, retiring some years ago. He started writing short stories in 7th grade, had several published in a high school literary magazine. He began writing with m ...more
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