Licanius Trilogy by James Islington

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  1. Sri'vastra

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    I read the first book some time ago and now the second on over the past summer. Anyone else read this? Thoughts? Comments? Concerns? Favorite character(s)?


    I really liked the second book with Caeden being my favorite. I am really enjoying the series thus far.. well only two books are out at the moment.
     
  2. Juliya Karasu

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    Ooooh I am jumping in here.

    I've only read the 1st one, I have the 2nd sitting on my shelf and hopefully will read soon. And I've got the 3rd pre-ordered!

    It's a little more amateur-ish than WoT and all the quotes were saying how if you like WoT you'd like these. Well, I did like it, and I found it moving and also exciting. Very cool world-building and I'm excited to see where it goes.

    This is a little aside, but I bought the first two, and was really mildly upset because the book jacket cover on the spine was a bit damaged. I got my money back from Indigo but they have no more left of the 1st edition hardcover! So now I have to look at that every day :cry
     
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    You should get to reading the second one as the world-building just gets better. I agree, the first book is a bit more amateur-ish and the ending seemed a bit rushed. It felt like he couldn't exceed a certain amount of pages and realized he needed to end it. But, still good. The second book is much better and you can see that his own confidence - if this is the word I want.. - in his writing improved. The magic system in the series is nicely fleshed out as well (but nothing beats WoT's. Maybe tied with the bending in Last Airbender. Close tie for me).

    No spoilers. But I am usually not a fan of time-travel. I don't know why. But it was extremely well done in these two books, in my humble opinion.
     
  4. Juliya Karasu

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    I've started reading the 2nd.

    I'm not a fan of time-travel either! But I do like it in these books as well. I'm excited to see what happens.
     
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    Okay I am finished the book and it was so good! I think it was definitely more fleshed out and well done. I can't wait for the next one! I've got lots of questions.

    Is Karaliene already Nethgalla at the end?
    I think Wirr is going to go bad with the Oathstone.
    I also think Davian's last moment is going to be going back in time to talk to Tal'kamar/Arkein Davead and that'll be the end of book 3 b/c that's when he dies.
    I think Caeden is going to kill all of the Venerate.

    Those are just some of my thoughts.
     
  6. Arisaema Draconis

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    Just finished the first book and into the second.
    Asha and Wirr are my favorite characters at this point.
    The relationship to WoT style story telling is extremely diluted, but that tag line is what drew me in.
     
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    I really like Asha as well! And Wirr, too. I was drawn in by the covers - I love the style.