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The Name of All Things (A Chorus of Dragons 2) (edició 2019)

de Jenn Lyons (Autor)

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1445152,046 (3.43)No n'hi ha cap
Kihrin D'Mon is a wanted man. Since he destroyed the Stone of Shackles and set demons free across Quur, he has been on the run from the wrath of an entire empire. His attempt to escape brings him into the path of Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know Kihrin. Janel's plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin's old enemy, the wizard Relos Var. Janel believes that Relos Var possesses one of the most powerful artifacts in the world―the Cornerstone called the Name of All Things. And if Janel is right, then there may be nothing in the world that can stop Relos Var from getting what he wants. And what he wants is Kihrin D'Mon.… (més)
Membre:Jawin
Títol:The Name of All Things (A Chorus of Dragons 2)
Autors:Jenn Lyons (Autor)
Informació:Tor (2019), 579 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:***
Etiquetes:Fantasy

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Es mostren totes 5
Good. It took a bit to get going and the duplicate framing felt a little forced but it really picked up in the end. I'm excited for the sequel (and hopefully final book?). ( )
  nosborm | Oct 10, 2021 |
Like the previous volume in this series, this book tells a complex, epic fantasy story. Overall, a compelling tale, but I found I didn't like this one nearly a much as I enjoyed The Ruin of Kings. ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | Oct 8, 2021 |
In Lyon's second Chorus of Dragons book, The Name of All Things, is recorded this time by Senera, one of Relos Var's associates, and the majority consists of Janel and Qown telling Kihrin their story, in a bid to gain his assistance. During the time they are storytelling, they and the rest of Janel's people are trapped by the dragon Aeyan'arric in the tavern they are at. Janel was waiting on Kihrin and one other in order to tackle another dragon problem. The other Janel refuses to disclose at first. Sometimes enemies become temporary allies. Sometimes not.

First off, I loved Senera's footnotes! Even more than Thurvishar's notations in Ruin of Kings, these were full of deliciously sarcastic humour. The perspective switches were easy to follow, and had different voices. The last maybe one-fourth of the book was a return to the present, when Janel's mysterious contact finally arrives, and they take the fight to the great dragon Morios.

I might not agree with Var's methods, but through Senera, Janel, and Qown's eyes one begins to see a much more complex and complicated adversary. Var is old, older than most even realise, and these plans have had centuries to solidify, and those plans make sense! It's as they realise in the book, sometimes you have to choose the best of two unpalatable options. Of course, with his gift and curse of longevity, Var sees time differently. I'll be interested to see if he continues as the 'villain' in the next book, or if they'll work together again.

I gained more appreciation for Var, but my favourite character in the book is Brother Qown, who ends up in some pretty rough situations, but still manages to plug along. He's a sweet, gentle-tempered man with a compassionate heart that threatens to get him in trouble sometimes.

We get to see more Cornerstones in this book! Qown has Worldhearth, which allows him to spy or communicate through light sources. Senera has The Name of All Things, which can answer any question. Just be careful how you ask, or you could end up stuck writing out the answer til you die of dehydration! Var has Warmonger, though we don't learn how that Cornerstone works. Each Cornerstone is tied to one of the dragons. And there's one dragon whose Cornerstone I really want to learn.

Highly recommended!

***Many thanks to the Netgalley and Macmillan Tor/ Forge for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Reviewed for JBN Book Tours. ( )
  PardaMustang | Aug 26, 2020 |
DNF.

This sequel did not at all follow the story or characters of the first book. That's the first thing you should know before starting.

Second thing you should know is that the story being told is boring. I found it hard to care about what is happening during the 'telling' of these misadventures.

I especially disliked how one of the characters retells his story by reading from his chronicles and so is constantly referring to himself in the third person.

I absolutely **hate** the constant references to horses as a metaphor and comparison to anything and everything. It's maddening. Every few sentences someone is referring to someone as a mare, stallion, colt, or foal. God I hated it so much.

The first book felt new and interesting and the unusual narrative style was fun and spicy. That style used in this book feels like window dressing to distract from a boring story.

I'm so disappointed as the first book really captured my imagination, I actually had pre-ordered this book. It took me a while to get to it, but I really regret the purchase. This book didn't at all feel like a sequel to the first one. It just uses one if the characters from the first book as a prop to connect the two in a really lazy way, and tells a story that I just couldn't get into.

I seem to be in the minority with this opinion as I incredulously am reading a bunch of 5 star reviews from people who loved it, some even more than the first book. Meanwhile I give it one star and one of my rare DNFs. ( )
  tjglaser | Jul 31, 2020 |
DNF.

This sequel did not at all follow the story or characters of the first book. That's the first thing you should know before starting.

Second thing you should know is that the story being told is boring. I found it hard to care about what is happening during the 'telling' of these misadventures.

I especially disliked how one of the characters retells his story by reading from his chronicles and so is constantly referring to himself in the third person.

I absolutely **hate** the constant references to horses as a metaphor and comparison to anything and everything. It's maddening. Every few sentences someone is referring to someone as a mare, stallion, colt, or foal. God I hated it so much.

The first book felt new and interesting and the unusual narrative style was fun and spicy. That style used in this book feels like window dressing to distract from a boring story.

I'm so disappointed as the first book really captured my imagination, I actually had pre-ordered this book. It took me a while to get to it, but I really regret the purchase. This book didn't at all feel like a sequel to the first one. It just uses one if the characters from the first book as a prop to connect the two in a really lazy way, and tells a story that I just couldn't get into.

I seem to be in the minority with this opinion as I incredulously am reading a bunch of 5 star reviews from people who loved it, some even more than the first book. Meanwhile I give it one star and one of my rare DNFs. ( )
  tjglaser | Jul 31, 2020 |
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Kihrin D'Mon is a wanted man. Since he destroyed the Stone of Shackles and set demons free across Quur, he has been on the run from the wrath of an entire empire. His attempt to escape brings him into the path of Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know Kihrin. Janel's plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin's old enemy, the wizard Relos Var. Janel believes that Relos Var possesses one of the most powerful artifacts in the world―the Cornerstone called the Name of All Things. And if Janel is right, then there may be nothing in the world that can stop Relos Var from getting what he wants. And what he wants is Kihrin D'Mon.

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