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The Light of Burning Shadows (Iron Elves #2)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  992 Ratings  ·  61 Reviews
"They might be doomed, damned, and buggered for all eternity, but that didn't mean they couldn't sparkle like a diamond in the sun and grin like a skull in the moonlight on their way to oblivion."

Musket and cannon, bow and arrow, and magic and diplomacy vie for supremacy once again in this second epic fantasy adventure from acclaimed author Chris Evans. As the human-domina

Hardcover, 360 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Pocket Books
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Sep 03, 2015 rated it liked it
And now the Iron Elves (most of whom are not, in fact, elves) have sailed across the sea to a desert kingdom to continue the fight against the forces of the Shadow Monarch (think: Galadriel who succumbed to the temptation of the One Ring) and others who would stand between them and their prize. More adventure, more dark magic, more musketry, complications ensue -- yeah, it's a middle book, but it's an enjoyable middle book, and I'm cheerfully continuing on to the third.

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Oct 16, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This book continues where book 1 left off. Konowa and The Iron Elves are destroying the Shadow Monarchs trees on islands on their way to the desert on the south. There Konowa hopes to meet up with his exiled men, the true Iron Elves and with them take up the fight to banish the Shadow Monarch. But as they come closer darkness is growing, and there are rumours about another Star falling in the desert. Everyone wants the starts power for their own purpose, and Konowa knows that he held it once and ...more
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS is Book Two of The Iron Elves series by Chris Evans. I recently reviewed the first book, A Darkness Forged In Fire, and was thrilled to have THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS sitting here waiting or me. I was excited about continuing the story ofKonowa and his men, yet at the same time I was nervous. I didn ’t know if the second book could hold up to the first but I was pleasantly surprised. THE LIGHT OF BURNING SHADOWS held up wonderfully to the expectations set forth in ...more
Aug 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The Red Star will stay with the Elfkynan people, but more stars will certainly fall. Konowa Swift Dragon and his Iron Elves now realize the full weight of the curse they are bound under and fear their immortality of service. Konowa and his men want the curse to end, but they don’t know how to end it. To strengthen and reinforce their numbers, Konowa sends the Iron Elves south to look for the former elven members of the group. With the Shadow Monarch still alive, the new Viceroy of Elfkyna under ...more
Feb 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, čj
Vojenská síla, magie, vše se splétá dohromady a každý se vydává na hon. Hvězdy, předměty obrovské magie schopné měnit svět, se vracejí. Kdo získá hvězdu, kdo koho chrání a kdo koho zachrání? Hvězda v Elfkyně byla zachráněna a nese lidu naději na svobodu, na osvobození od Impéria, které jej potlačuje. A teď se vrací Pouštní klenot, hvězda země pouští. Kdo získá tuto hvězdu? Železní elfové, vojáci Impéria svázaní krvavou přísahou, kterou otrávila zlá Temná vládkyně? Nebo jiná moc, která hoří bílým ...more
Aug 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
As with various fantasy epic series I've read, there are different story arcs in this plot. You have the main plot; to stop the Shadow Monarch. Then you have Konowa's quest, which is to free him and his Iron Elves from this dreaded Blood Oath and to also recruit back his original Iron Elves army. Then you also have the interesting plot of Renwar, a soldier in the Iron Elves who has trouble with visions, and hears voices. He realizes he is different from the rest of them and wants desperately to ...more
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spec-fic
c2009.FWFTB: oath, troublemakers, elf-witch, desert, library. Trawling through my books on GR, I came across the earlier book in the series and remembered that I really enjoyed it. So, when I found this second book in the library, I really had no choice but to read it. The style of writing just suits me down to the ground. It is not overly clunky or overworked - it is succinct and descriptive at the same time. I love the humour that runs through the book. It is not manufactured; in other words, ...more
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
The sequel to A Darkness Forged in Fire improves immensely over the first book by doing one thing; cutting out the filler. Although the length of pages is close to the same amount, the spacing in between lines is noticeably larger, making the book seem longer than it really should be. There is less to read, but the meat is left unharmed. In a lot of ways the writing is the same and the plot is still a bit predictable, but the book introduces a major theme, and incorporates its supporting charact ...more
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Light of burning shadows is the second installment in Chris Evans epic fantasy trilogy 'The Iron Elves' and if anyone has read my review and thoughts on book 1 (A darkness forged in fire) then you will already know how much i love his work. When a first book in a series or trilogy is so good and has set the bar high as a concequence it is then hard for the author to maintain that same momentum into the second book and to keep the readers attention engaged, but with this fantasy trilogy you d ...more
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