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(Infinity Blade #2)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  4,731 ratings  ·  278 reviews
Long months have passed since Siris and the God King, enemies betrayed together, were left to rot in the prison at the Vault of Tears. Their true enemy - the Worker of Secrets, creator of the Infinity Blade itself - now reigns. Upon finally obtaining freedom, Siris must unravel plots that seem to make no sense, lead a rebellion with no direction, and fight against the ...more
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Published September 3rd 2013 by ChAIR Entertainment Group
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Reid Otterbacher It is, in fact, on audible, but you can find the pdf's rather easily online. It's a shame the universe they're based in has been discontinued.

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Dana Ilie
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I did not like this book, the first one was sooo good.....
The action is not the way Sanderson used to write . I did not understand much and it is clear the first book from him that I have made an effort to read it .... Maybe it's just me
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms  (Book.Enchantress)
3.75 Silver Stars

for the first time in my reading life, my favourite character changed!

good plot! good characters!
except I think it had a very loose ending! I mean, what happened then!? TELL ME! I want more!
also too much bloody! too much slicing!
& of course it was confusing again! especially, I hate that time skip! also I felt a few time problems (in writing/story telling) because of that!

World building: ★★★/5
Writing style: ★★★★/5
Characters: ★★★★/5
Plot: ★★★★/5
Idea: ★★★/5
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Let's just get my gripe out of the way. This book assumes that the reader has played the second game, otherwise you will have no idea how Siris and Raidriar ended up in the Worker's prison together with the Worker escaped. At the end of the first book, you had thought the Worker was on Siris's side. I did actually play the game, but it annoys me that the two books don't work together - there should at least be some synopsis or explanation of the second game, but there's not. This might have been ...more
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Hmmm now this is the second instalment in the Infinity Blade series which is an adaptation series by Brandon Sanderson based aroind the Infinity Blade Games. This series of books started out really well for me as I hadn't played the games before reading the books and the first one was still really interesting, however this one was a big disappointment for the majority with only the last 30% really capturing my interest and making me want to read on.

basically this starts a fair way after the
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Brilliant! Just brilliant!
I figured since I hadn't played any of the video games that I'd be really lost, but I wasn't. It was fairly simple to figure out what went on in the gap that was left out in between books one and two.
What a great story and ending! Can't wait for the 3rd. Maybe I'll even try the video games at some point.

C.P. Cabaniss
I'm not much of a gamer and have never played these games (or seen them at all, for that matter), but I have really enjoyed both of the Infinity Blade books. This one was not quite as enjoyable as the first and had me a bit thrown off because of the jump in time and alternating story. Still, it was a great little novel and I enjoyed it a lot.

For being so short it was surprisingly well developed, but I didn't expect anything less of Sanderson. Isa is probably my favorite character. She's just so
Stefano G.
**2.5/5 Stars** This barely scrapes the 3 stars, this is definitely the weaker piece in the two book Infinity Blade series.

The small emotional attachment I had developed for Siris and Isa in Awakening is completely thrown under the bus in Redemption... where I feel a continuation straight after the events of the previous instance would have been a-ok, Brandon decides to dump us into a random starting scene, completely skipping the part where he fills us in on what happened in between the two
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: digital
I can never wrap my head around the grotesque, borrowed and arbitrary denominations the English language has taken from other ones for books. This one is probably considered a novella, like its forebear. Whatever.

This is part of the multimedia (or transmedia, as they now call it) project around the Infinity Blade franchise and universe. First there was the first game, deliberately sparse in narrative to concentrate the player on the mechanics, but hinting at exquisite possibilities. Then
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's Brandon Sanderson, what do you expect?

Of course the book was fantastic. Haven't played the games but you get more than enough info in the background to help you along, plus a few visits to Wikipedia filled up any holes remaining.

I'd like to see some more expansion of the universe in which these stories are based. There's plenty of potential for a unique saga IMHO
Joyce ☘ clutteredbooks ☘
The time jump was a bit confusing because I don't play the game this series was based on. Am not sure I'll continue on with the series BUT Ausar/Siri's predicament is interesting! We'll see.
Soroush R. Gharehbaghi
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After events of Awakening, Redemption tells of a bigger story behinde the world character are living in. Two stories in one book, Redemption - as it name would suggest - tells us the story of God-King's redemption and his origins and who he really was. And also story introduce us to a " Great Evil " who is behind all these dirty games.

The story has more progress in narrating than the pervious volume of it. And characters are as perfect as they were before and some of them get even better and by
Crimson Sparrow
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Violent. Depressing. Intriguing. Cliché in places. Strange. Sanderson's characters and plot points can get simplistic at times, but it was still an interesting story. I still wanted to find out what would happen; I felt compelled to seek out the why behind the mystery. But I did feel a little morose by the end. Certainly not a feel-good or lighthearted read.

Rated mature for fairly graphic violence.
4/5 Rating Review first posted at MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape

Whoever it was that had the idea to get Brandon Sanderson to write these was a genius!

After finishing Infinity Blade: Awakening, I could not wait to dive right into the next one! I read a quick summary of Infinty Blade II online (just to refresh my memory) and it was time to go! And just like Awakening, Redemption did NOT disappoint :)

Siris and Isa fought their way to free the Worker from the prison and succeeded - except for one thing...
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, fantasy, z-2013
This novella takes place between the 2nd and 3rd Infinity Blade games for iOS. It doesn't do much to summarize what happens in the 2nd game, which made things a little confusing (in contrast to the first book, which I thought did ok at giving some background as to what happened in the first game). Seemed reminiscent at times of Hugh Howey's Shift, which was a little unexpected for me. Not Sanderson's finest work, but a quick, enjoyable read at least.

Rating: PG-13, for some violence and mild
M. ~ B&B
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
It's obvious by now that I love anything Brandon Sanderson writes. I've talked about his talents several times and this book is no different. His writing is excellent, his story is creative and intriguing and his characters are awesome. I love each and every one of them, each and every time. Even the bad guys and the good guys. The bad guys turning out to be good guys. Good guys turning out to be bad guys. I love them all. Even though his books are sci-fi, his characters and the subject matters ...more
Joshua Miller
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In Brandon Sanderson's second installment of the Infinity Blade series, he not only provides an origin story for the God King, Raidriar, but he also continues Siris's journey for freedom as he fights to fix his mistake. After being betrayed by the Worker of Secrets and having his soul trapped with Raidriar in the Vault of Tears, they find themselves freed by Siris's friend, Isa. After separating, Raidriar finds himself in his own kingdom destroyed by the Worker's meddling. After reuniting, ...more
Abel Veloso
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OK, so Sanderson is a Scary Man, if anyone of this level of skill can still be considered such, i am well aware I'm just another grain of sand in a massive desert of fans, and better words have been spoken about his work,but i think it must be said again, everything he writes is pure gold, and if i understand correctly this wasn't even a planed but commissioned work but he took it to another level, I'm a gamer at heart, and I've played a LOT of adventure games but i find that the plots and story ...more
Sep 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Not a gamer. Have not will not could not play this game. But, since B San wrote it - I have read it. I'm a very loyal fan.
This was good - obviously since it is so short and the story is picked up by a game it isn't complete - but I just couldn't give Mr Sanderson anything less than a 3. Because despite these things, I still enjoyed the book.

Brandon, love your style. Keep them coming. Even if it is for some crazy random reason. You have earned the right as an author to do whatever floats your
It's got some interesting stuff, but the beginning and end are tied up in the video games which I have not played. It can be a little gruesome with the violence at times.

I really liked the flashback part...until the surprise identity reveal revealed nothing about the character. The Redemption plotline was mildly interesting, but the main character in the flashback is not part of the future. And if we're supposed to infer something about the main character, I missed it. So why he is so special is
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another take from Brandon at the world of Infinite Blade. Personally, I think the first one is better since the very first chapters make you feel like reading just a fanfiction. However, the story gets better and better as you read on. It provides a perfect fleshing out of Raidriar's character as well as his backstory. Somehow this book has made Raidriar suddenly my favorite. I especially love the epilogue.
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Number 2, much as the first; definitely enjoyable, yet I feel that it suffered more than the first from the stripped back format. I really feel that this would have benefited from a more thorough treatment. Either that, or skip the three short story format and simply write a standalone book.
May 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
probably better if you played the games
Feb 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
It feels like the author -- who has written other books I love -- just didn't care much about this one.
Maybe you need to play the game for this book to be good, but on its own, it's just not.
Eze Vannucchi
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Brandon Sanderson you did it again! Now I NEED to play the Infinity Blade III. Really enjoy the book, it explains a lot about the Infinity Blade world in a way I've never expected.
Dec 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
So this story takes place after the second Infinity Blade game, and it starts at a place that doesnt make sense if you havent played the games, which I havent. At the end of the first novella, Infinity Blade: Awakening, Siris is about to go on a journey. At the beginning of Infinity Blade: Redemption, Siris is imprisoned with the God King. How did he get there? There is no prologue to explain that, no information to get you caught up if you didnt play the games, and that was a problem here. I ...more
SSR Project
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
A traditional fantasy setting mixed with elements of sci-fi, Infinity Blade: Redemption is an engaging novel that is sure to please readers, especially those that are fans of the series. 2 Years have passed since Siris and the God King Raidriar, enemies betrayed together, were left to rot in the Vault of Tears by the Worker of Secrets, creator of the Infinity Blade. He rules the world with an unsparing fist and plans something sinister with the broken moon. After finally obtaining freedom, Siris ...more
John Sorensen
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors, and to review and read all of his works I read this novella. Im not a huge fan of Novellus. However Brandon Sanderson has shared widely that while he is editing a book, hell write novellas during the editing process so that he can maintain connection with his creative side. So Brandon Sanderson has not only a huge body of novels and works, but he has a quickly expanding body of Novellus.
This is based off of a videogame, and was written in support
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mankind had a chance to reach the stars but all they did was use that ability to cast down fire upon one another. Eyes always downward, never toward the lights above

Noooo this cannot end here!

Do I have to play the video game this was based on to find out more? Because Ill do it. I have so many questions left; this isnt fair

Anyway, I liked this part more than the previous one, and mostly because of the Deviation chapters, and the fun it meant when I was trying to match each character to the
Jeff Daly
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Narrated by Samuel Roukin

Hmm. Feels like the ending was quite insufficient.
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Reid Otterbacher
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Infinity Blade: Redemption bridges the time-gap between "Infinity Blade II," and "Infinity Blade III," the final game in the trilogy, and for its length, the novella provides copious amounts of characterization, especially for characters like Raidriar, whose backstory was sorely wanted.

To put this lightly, this book only proves this the Infinity Blade universe deserves a fully-fledged book series, and that it would be absolutely fantastic. I won't spoil anything in the novella, but it brings so
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