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I think dropping the "outcast" Sull on us suddenly in this book seemed a little But I'm not sure if there'd been a way to get that detail across in the previous book.
There must have been, though. Raina's struggles were fun. I like reading her parts. I like seeing her come into her own as a strong empowered woman.
Though—and maybe I'm being biased here—I feel a little bit of a "female empowerment" message shining through in those chapters. She's come a long way as a scared little girl, and she's so chill about it.
She's definitely a little bit of a autistic spectrum character. And i love that Jones can convey that. I'm not sure I dig Effie's plot line though.
It ended rather abruptly. I think Jones struggled with the capacity of a 9-year-old girl for grief, and trying to convey those emotions.
The Listener dude's plot book-ends the novel, but leaves you wondering I love what she has created with the Sull. She makes them so mysterious and cool.
They're an homage to Elves, and I wonder if that's sort of what you have to do in this day of fantasy. The term "Elves" has become too cliche.
I think I may have to take that into consideration with my own writing. Magic Jones has several flavors of magic, none defined clearly or at all.
Effie's "old magic", straight up sorcery which we didn't see much of in this book. Raif's powers as Watcher becomes more important, as she reveals how unique his gifts truly are.
I'm still somewhat confused about Ash's powers as Reach. It's similar to sorcery, almost? Summary I devoured this book in about a week.
She can do no wrong by me—as long as she keeps pumping out books for me to read. Aug 20, Thomas Edmund rated it liked it.
The highly anticipated first book in this series in which the title does not contain the word ice, follows the events of Sword from Red Ice in much the same manner.
Watcher of the Dead is better than Sword from Red Ice, but is still bogged down in tr The highly anticipated first book in this series in which the title does not contain the word ice, follows the events of Sword from Red Ice in much the same manner.
Watcher of the Dead is better than Sword from Red Ice, but is still bogged down in trying to advance all the characters enough to justify them being part of the story.
Valyo, Effie, Marafice, younger-brother Dhoone, seem pointless, as each character undergoes exactly one plot point throughout the novel.
Raina continues her fight against her husband, and Ash learns more about the Sull, both interesting stories that move far too slowly. Ultimately the plot is moving too sluggishly for me to give rave reviews on each book.
Aug 11, Elizabeth Baxter rated it it was amazing. JV Jones is one of those writers who gets better with every book. The Sword of Shadows series is different, and Watcher of the Dead, the fourth book, particularly so.
From the moment I picked it up, I struggled to put it down. Within the series there is an overarching plot about the Endlords escaping their prison in the Blind and destroying the world.
But within this, each of the d JV Jones is one of those writers who gets better with every book. But within this, each of the different characters has their own story.
Each character is brilliantly drawn and you laugh, cry, hate with them all. Jones manages to create an incredibly intricate world full of colour and detail that brings it alive.
You can smell the treachery in Spire Vanis, feel the cold of the Want, see the beauty of the Sull Heartfires. This is a great book. May 16, Phleghm rated it liked it.
Reduced length was good, doing something on Raif as a character also as much as I appreciate whining, there is a limit , some things actually happen, and the new ranger side of things is interesting.
Not a satisfying read. It leaves you hungry. Doesn't feed us like it is supposed to. The part with the Ash at the end made me wtf.
JV Jones definitely has potential and I will probably read whatever she comes up next, but I sincerely hope it wont be such a drag.
That it become Reduced length was good, doing something on Raif as a character also as much as I appreciate whining, there is a limit , some things actually happen, and the new ranger side of things is interesting.
That it becomes a more compact and satisfying story. The only side of things that thrives in her books is the negative one. Which can be cool, but the problem is that we only see perspectives from goody characters.
From the positive side. It's like we have two teams, and only 1 of them is covered, the second one we only see on the field during the match.
How can it ever feel satisfying, when first we get to feel for a team, get to know the personally, only to see them lose every single time.
That is just a terrible plan. Aug 06, Xara Niouraki rated it it was amazing. I just love this series. It's one excellent book after another.
I love all the characters and all the storylines. Jones has become one of my favourite authors. Her writing is really good and the world is very interesting.
Details and events stick to your memory. Although I waited before I read Watcher of the Dead because the next book isn't published yet , I didn't forget anything and that doesn't happen to me often.
The only bad thing is that now I have to wait. I hope the next book comes out I just love this series. I hope the next book comes out soon.
Aug 25, Angus Mcfarlane rated it really liked it Shelves: A fourth and then a fifth book in what I'd hoped to be a trilogy, but the story telling remains thoroughly enjoyable with little xxx some but not much which is not, as far as I can tell, significant.
The genuine difficulty I had, and yes I could have chased this one down sooner after publication, was forgetting the detail from previous books, reducing the depth of the characters and making some of the plot intricacies confusing.
I continue to be compelled to read these books, although the char A fourth and then a fifth book in what I'd hoped to be a trilogy, but the story telling remains thoroughly enjoyable with little xxx some but not much which is not, as far as I can tell, significant.
I continue to be compelled to read these books, although the character thread style can also feel a bit repetitive - setting of a new scene, reminiscence to update on recent or longer term 'local' events, then back to the present event before an imperfect cadence signaling the end of each chapter.
Perhaps the final book will see the unification of various plot themes as I hope the story reaches its resolution. I enjoy the highland clan centered setting, regardless of how 'authentic' this is it is fiction after all!
Looking forward to the next one! Feb 08, Steven rated it really liked it Shelves: I started this about a year or so after finishing the 3rd part.
I really like writing style of JV Jones and it was nice to get a " story so far " synopsis. Instantly got back into the story and the characters.
There are some major developments with some the characters. Raif's storyline takes a new and even more difficult direction. Vaylo Bludd is at odds with his son and the leadership of his clan.
I also liked getting more details of Angus Loks past and they way his character develops thought thi I started this about a year or so after finishing the 3rd part.
I also liked getting more details of Angus Loks past and they way his character develops thought this novel kept me wanting more.
Sep 22, Chip Hunter rated it really liked it. Like Martin, however, the pace of new releases has become unbearable for fans of Jones see below for more an update regarding expectations for the release of the next book in the series.
The first two books of the series wowed me with the intense emotion and absolutely brutal treatment of some of the most sympathetic characters This fourth book in the Sword of Shadows series continues to advance the dark fantasy story that used to be promoted by TOR Publishing as another Song of Ice and Fire.
This pull-no-punches approach in the first two books got me hooked and made of me a life-long fan of Jones. That, along with the unexpected demise of the most important antagonist, Penthero Iss, resulted in a book that had a hard time keeping my attention.
The intensity and brutality that made books 1 and 2 so powerful was partially restored here, in particularly with the treatment of Raif, but in a repetitive and not-so-shocking way.
The progression of the storyline also continued to feel slow and guided by a heavy hand. This one definitely did recreate the thrill I felt while reading the first two entries.
Raif is again the character on whom the most time is spent. He is treated brutally here, being captured and tortured by a rogue group of Sull, with the purpose of making of him a weapon, assumedly to use against the Endlords.
Ash Marsh has also essentially lost her freedom at the hands of the Sull, though with a much gentler group. Her story has gotten downright boring.
Unfortunately, Crope and his master seem to have been forgotten about as we hear nothing of them. As of she has apparently resumed work on the 5th book of the series, but cautions that progress is very slow.
This series is complex, with lots of moving parts. Normally I re-read early books before reading the latest in a series, and I strongly recommend doing that here.
I wasn't able to, and the provided "What has gone before" summary was limited and seemed to lose steam half-way through its few pages.
You can jump straight in, but it takes a while to remember and re-orient. Watcher of the Dead is a straightforward continuation of the series. We learn more about our hero Raif, and, separately, his en This series is complex, with lots of moving parts.
We learn more about our hero Raif, and, separately, his engaging sister Effie. The plot moves forward in fun if not terribly surprising ways.
One of the things I enjoy about Jones is her willingness to defy happy-ending expectations and maim or kill key characters, and some of that goes on here.
A few mysteries are revealed, but not very many. This book is primarily about moving the story along.
I was disappointed to finally reach the Heart of the Sull, and find it not very different from anywhere else. This was surprising from an author who normally does well in creating murky mystery and revealing excitement.
The same is somewhat true for some of Raif's travails. While interesting, it didn't feel like a top rung effort, and there's an element at the end that seemed to come almost out of nowhere.
Nonetheless, this is a very enjoyable sequel, and the overall story is still exciting and fairly fresh. All in all, well worth picking up for readers of the series.
Definitely not the place to start if you've not read the prior books. Though if you haven't, I recommend you do. I haven't seen anything about Ms.
Jones' plans, but I anticipate that the next book or at most the one after will be the end of the series.
Much more than that without a fresh infusion of energy , and I think the story will have stretched too far. The story continues not much has substantially changed by the end of the book.
It's starting to get a bit boring. Some of the characters are still pretty interesting e. Riana, Vallo dog lord.
The author seems remembers to add details about hunting and survival that I think adds to the atmosphere of the setting.
Kid characters have a distinct voice. Things I thought could be improved: The author could use less modern metaphors e. It also seemed to me that the battle strategies of the 'clan chiefs' seemed to resemble modern warfare in both language and style.
I think it should be the job of a good editor to spot these gaffs and suggest fixing them. They totally break the 'suspension of disbelief' that allows me to enjoy the fantasy setting.
Some of the scenes felt a bit like a script for a movie. I'd suggest less focus on schlick, movie stunt scenes and more work on believable, fail-able characters which is what gets me reading these books in the first place.
Probably the bit with view spoiler [ Raif and the moon snakes. It was a cool build up with the heart-empathy and the final battle.
Also it put enough work in for me to believe his transition the 'the watcher' hide spoiler ] Sep 18, Graham rated it really liked it.
Another enjoyable book in a captivating series. I really like the characters. The story seems to have lost a little cohesion in this book in terms of tying in the strife in the clan-holds and the widening in the rift back to the change in Surlords at Spire Vanis.
Also, what is going to happen to Angus Lok to bring him back into the main thread of the story? I guess these questions will be answered in the next book which I assume will tie off the series.
Interesting to see that this book was publi Another enjoyable book in a captivating series. Interesting to see that this book was published in and JV hasn't published a book since.
The 5th book is due out in Hopefully the author has been enjoying the fruits of her labour from her other successful books.
On that tangent, I wonder how much pressure gets put on authors to 'produce' once they become popular. How hard is it to maintain a balanced lifestyle?
I know as a reader I am impatient to get more books from my favourite authors. Back on track - the book. Great book, great series and I am really looking forward to the 5th book.
Oct 20, Mark L rated it really liked it. A bit of resoultion and change occurred. The reader can sense the hand of the Phage aligning the clans in the North.
The multiple POV's make this all clear if they serve no other purpose. I hope the next book sees a fitting culmination of the series; the author became somewhat bogged down given the scale I waited with bated breathe for this book as I was less than satisfied with A Sword From Red Ice.
I hope the next book sees a fitting culmination of the series; the author became somewhat bogged down given the scale she has captured.
It is hard to look forward and see any good ending for Raif, he seems to be a victim of circumstance. Hopefully he can cast off the bonds on him.
A fortuitous meeting with his siblings could be the catalyst for this or, on the other hand, could be the impetus for him sacrificing himself.
It will be interesting seeing which end the author chooses. This book was published in Now, with almost over, the author has not updated her homepage in some time.
The last I heard the working title is Endlords. Thankfully, I am patient. Apr 24, Steven Montano rated it really liked it. A big improvement over "A Sword from Red Ice".
Jones is finally moving things into place to finish out this excellent series. Unfortunately, she's fallen into the traditional trap of the epic fantasy author: I'd almost recommend reading just those chapters pertaining to the once main character, Raif Severance, as his storyline is exce A big improvement over "A Sword from Red Ice".
I'd almost recommend reading just those chapters pertaining to the once main character, Raif Severance, as his storyline is excellent, well written, and entirely gripping.
Ash's story is also very engaging though it is a bit disappointing that she's been delegated to a lowly supporting character in the series. If this book had been just about Raif and Ash, I'd have given it 5 stars.
I still think it merits a 4 star rating based on the strength of Jones' prose and a continually fascinating world setting. Oct 09, Todd rated it really liked it.
First I felt she dragged out Raifs personal developmento too much. I dont mind dark and sad plots. But I enjoyed identity struggling whiny Raif rather than the tortured soul she seems to be directed him towards.
I really dislike Ash as a character and her plot is bland. But I enjoy the phage introduction and the clan politics. Angus Lok has a.
But I must say. There just is First I felt she dragged out Raifs personal developmento too much. There just isnt a clear conflict and the clear conflicts are rarely resolved She writes each book as if they are all a long story rising to a final.
Apr 18, Paparas rated it really liked it. Her command of the written word is still evolving: This volume had a simpler, cleaner storyline than the previous installments.
Raina Blackhail, widow of a murdered ruler and wife of his brutal successor, has seen her clan disgraced and has, herself, taken up the mantle of chief.
But there are enemies both beyond her gates and within. And in the murky swamps of the Stillwater, two children will learn the secrets of the Marsh clan.
Secrets so old they threaten everything Here they are, the fierce women of Sword of Shadows. They have serious attitudes and fearless wardrobe choices.
Be afraid, be very afraid. Raif is wielding the legendary sword named Loss. You can see the weight of the blade.
It's forged to kill. What would Tem Sevrance make of his son now? What advice would he give to a man who could heart-kill any target he set in his sights?
Live or die, it barely mattered. She still wouldn't know her own luck. Watcher tells that story. As I was writing, I realized that the title, which originally referred to Raif Sevrance taking possession of the sword named Loss, also applies to Angus Lok as well.
Angus watches the living and believes he is no longer one of them. He waits in the shadows and watches for the one who has wronged him Synopsis In the frigid wasteland of the north, Raif Sevrance, Watcher of the Dead, has endured many trials to lay claim to the renowned sword known as Loss.
Hot Women, Cold Ice.