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Evil gods walk the land as armies prepare for war in the thrilling grimdark seuel to the fantasy debut Godblind In the besieged city of Rilporin Commander Durdil Koridam is crowned a reluctant king and orders that the city’s people must fight to the last rather than surrender to the surrounding armies of the Mireces and their evil Red Gods Outside Rilporin the uneasy truce be 'Darksoul' is the compelling and eagerly anticipated seuel to 'Godblind' and as this begins exactly where the previous book concluded I recommend reading it before you start this one it will leave you rather perplexed otherwise as it doesn't work as a standalone If you thought 'Godblind' was a fantastic read then let me tell you this is even better This is an action packed journey that will stay with me a long timeThe brutal gory and evocative battle scenes continue in this novel as do the plentiful twisty and turns and the unpredictability of the plot Stephens is adept at creating amazing characters that you really care about and are invested in but not all of them will escape the story alive so be preparared as the conclusion is bittersweet There is so much to love here that I found I couldn't put it down The author has expertly crafted every aspect of the plot creating a wonderfully immersive reading experience As with a lot of books in the genre there are good guys and bad guys facing off against each other so you not only have characters to cheer for but also ones that you'll love to hate The narrative seems to flow much better in this book as opposed to the previous one leading to the reader becoming properly engaged in the story much earlier on The worldbuilding deserves a special mention as it is simply spectacular and I was actually really sad to leave it I look forward to returning to the kingdom of Rilpor in the concluding book 'Bloodchild' set to be released in August 2019Many thanks to HarperVoyager for an ARC I was not reuired to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own Los últimos caminos de Antonio Machado: De Collioure a Sevilla (F. COLECCION) of Rilporin Commander Durdil Koridam is crowned a reluctant king and Astonishing X-Men orders that the city’s people must fight to the last rather than surrender to the surrounding armies Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration of the Mireces and their evil Red Gods Outside Rilporin the uneasy truce be 'Darksoul' is the compelling and eagerly anticipated seuel to 'Godblind' and as this begins exactly where the previous book concluded I recommend reading it before you start this Red Mercury Blues one it will leave you rather perplexed Mil veces tú (Secretos y confesiones 1) otherwise as it doesn't work as a standalone If you thought 'Godblind' was a fantastic read then let me tell you this is even better This is an action packed journey that will stay with me a long timeThe brutal gory and evocative battle scenes continue in this novel as do the plentiful twisty and turns and the unpredictability The Great Game of the plot Stephens is adept at creating amazing characters that you really care about and are invested in but not all Soldados del Multiverso: Guerreros del pasado (Guerras del Multiverso nº 2) of them will escape the story alive so be preparared as the conclusion is bittersweet There is so much to love here that I found I couldn't put it down The author has expertly crafted every aspect Diccionario Akal de la Antigüedad hispana (Diccionarios) of the plot creating a wonderfully immersive reading experience As with a lot LPAC versión Martina: Ley 39/2015, de 1 de octubre, del Procedimiento Administrativo Común de las Administraciones Públicas. Texto Legal (Derecho - Práctica Jurídica) of books in the genre there are good guys and bad guys facing Palestina, zure mina (Taupadak) off against each Facha other so you not TRILOGÍA COMPLETA UN GIN TONIC, POR FAVOR only have characters to cheer for but also Fil. Filosofía. Aula 3D - 9788468229485 ones that you'll love to hate The narrative seems to flow much better in this book as Topofilia (General) opposed to the previous Lingua galega e literatura 2º ESO. LOMCE (Libro de texto) one leading to the reader becoming properly engaged in the story much earlier Manual de albañilería on The worldbuilding deserves a special mention as it is simply spectacular and I was actually really sad to leave it I look forward to returning to the kingdom Gramatika Dbh 1, ikaslearen liburua (i.bai.berri proiektua) - 9788483946220 of Rilpor in the concluding book 'Bloodchild' set to be released in August 2019Many thanks to HarperVoyager for an ARC I was not reuired to post a review and all thoughts and Thomas Dekker. Mi lucha. opinions expressed are my Sintoísmo. La Vía De Los Kami (Filosofía y Religión) own

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Darksoul

Tween King Corvus’s Mireces and the traitorous Prince Rivil’s forces holds but the two armies are growing desperate to force a breach of the walls before the city’s reinforcements arrive Meanwhile prophet Dom Templeson reaches Rilporin the Red Gods have tortured and broken his mind and he ends up in Corvus’s hands forced to tell all his secrets And what he knows could w The cards have been spread the chariot rides towards the fool as the tower falls Hierophant looks down upon Death the ten of swords cutting back the soldiers unto the DarksoulThe king is dead the war goes on everybody losesThe biggest problem with this book is it is exactly the same as Godbind I am not saying it's not brilliant because it is its violent savagebrutal but War is This well written dark ghostly with the religions of evil as the Gods are in control over this fantasyThen the Godblind arrives to make the war so So evilBound to the Lady the Gods work through Dom Here the Gods are real not just pray but Take active part Not good one The Gods glory War lovely war the Fox God is back This book that uses modern things but in fantasy world such as gay love

summary Darksoul

In the war for the Mireces Elsewhere in Yew Cove only a few survivors remain from a Rank of thousands of Rilporian warriors Dom foresees the important role one of those survivors Crys Tailorson will take on as the events to come unfold As Crys grows into his position as a leader that role becomes clearer and far darker Will he be willing to pay the price to fulfill his destiny? Oh she's done it to me again My Dark Lady has taken me guided my feet upon this path nurtured my love for these people my deep seated care for them; and shredded it all into tattered ribbons it's exuisite agony and I didn't expect anything lessAfter falling madly deeply in love with Godblind earlier this year Darksoul was certainly my most anticipated book for 2018I can categorically state it did not let me down I suppose you want to actually know something about the book?It will destroy consume It's emotionally engagingRilporin is under siege Whereas with Godblind we roamed uite freely across the land of Rilpor following each character as the threads inevitably drew them in; Darksoul is a much claustrophobic affair We are ensconced in the camp of the Mireces trapped behind the walls of the defenders driven street by street by each new betrayal and heart break In this regard Darksoul could have been a very different monster to her sister but it's like I never left Stephens' writing style is perfectly consistent which made for such a smooth transition I felt immediately immersed in this world once   I was drawn back into the story and Stephens really doesn't give you time to find your feet before she's knocking you off themI suppose before we go much further we should address the Grimdark Elephant in the room; can you see her lurking there in the shadows? Now there are many differing opinions on the true meaning of Grimdark  Darksoul gleefully stabs each one Her characters are morally ambiguous and she makes you consider the darkest recesses of the human condition under pressure To visit the other Grimdark School of Thought; it's gory AF I never felt it was gratuitous get a shock out of you gory but rather utterly completely lost in depravity kind of gory The true meaning of blood lust kind of gory The Following Contains Images That Some Viewers May Find Upsetting kind of gory But please don't let this put you off Because than anything Darksoul is still about the characters There were so many of them I missed so many of them I cried for; but so many of them I hoped for And as bleak as the story sometimes gets as deep as you feel you've fallen there is still a glimmer A yellow glow of hope It's this which drove me on when I had no idea what else to expectAs this was something that truly struck me about Darksoul I couldn't tell what side the narrator was on I don't think I have ever come across a objective narrative voice You generally get a sense in a book that the good guys are the good guys the bad guys are the bad guys and the good guys will triumph because what they are doing is just and true and Nope I genuinely couldn't tell what was going to happen because at no point did I feel Stephens had a preference for one side over the other To be able to create this objectivity in such an emotionally fuelled piece of work is astounding There were so many moments during this book where I caught myself holding my breath I had to remind myself to breath My heart was racing; it's visceral I felt I could feel every pounding of every heart beat How can simple words on a page have this effect on you? Have this complete mastery over your senses until you're utterly lost and you resurface dazed and torn asunder At one point she did it with three words Three He didn't run I had to put the book down Just with Godblind there is no release once you reach the end; I'm left once bereft and unknowing of what's left in store for the characters I am left once in awe of Anna Stephens' story telling genius I am left in the belief that this is a trilogy which will forever haunt me and draw me back inI have a long wait for Book Three but at least I can look forward to the re read gods what is wrong with me


10 thoughts on “Darksoul

  1. says:

    First off 69542 stars for the freaking cover Gahhhh And I got my signednumbered edition with blue sprayed edges Oh yeah See pic below I loved both books pretty much the same It's all gruesome well not all gruesome and evil people out the wazoooo I'm looking forward to the next book already Lol Happy Reading Mel 🖤🐺🐾


  2. says:

    2020 reread35maybe even 4 stars because blood was flowing and that makes me happyThis book starts shortly after Godblind ended The whole book is basically about the siege of Rilpor so it's battles galore And death galore as well as torture blood and gore galore If you all thought Janis getting a nail hammered through his balls to his asshole in Godblind was bad? Hon you only just seen the beginning Though that particular scene was just so chef's kiss Lol okay back to the plot It's the siege of Rilporin As stated in my first review it feels like it dragged a little I also still feel it's too many characters The short chapters and constant POV changes makes it jumpy and drags you out of the character's story It's especially annoying when you get a chunk of chapters from characters you enjoy following and you in there deep and feeling Then you get thrown into a chunk of chapters from characters you don't enjoy following and you can't care less about their story It takes you out of the book Dom and Crys are still my faves And I gotta add Tara and Gilda too Should have done that already in my review for Godblind Tara is badass and won't take anyone's bullshit and will chop off your dick And my brave precious will sass dark high priestesses any dayAlso uite a few characters died that I had completely forgot died in this book Some made me sad some made me happy Though there's a slight issue of bringing back the dead to life at one point and I don't fucking care how sad and heartbroken a character death makes me LET THE DEAD STAY DEAD 2018Actual rating 35 starsI thought that due to my issues with the first book I would struggle a lot with this one But it actually went really easy I still had some issues getting into it should have reread the first book to freshen up my memory on the plot and all the characters Had lot of problems remembering who everyone was at first But this one was less fragmenty as I remember the first book being The book is basically the siege of Rilporin which made it feel like the plot dragged a little On the other side it was never not anything happening This book could have been a solid 4 star if it was either longer as it is it's 10 characters fighting go get page time on less than 400 pages or if it was half the amount of character PoVs That would have helped giving the book depth if we followed fewer characters but each got space in the book For book three I'll have to remember to reread the two first books because I can for real not remember much at all from Godblind


  3. says:

    'Darksoul' is the compelling and eagerly anticipated seuel to 'Godblind' and as this begins exactly where the previous book concluded I recommend reading it before you start this one it will leave you rather perplexed otherwise as it doesn't work as a standalone If you thought 'Godblind' was a fantastic read then let me tell you this is even better This is an action packed journey that will stay with me a long timeThe brutal gory and evocative battle scenes continue in this novel as do the plentiful twisty and turns and the unpredictability of the plot Stephens is adept at creating amazing characters that you really care about and are invested in but not all of them will escape the story alive so be preparared as the conclusion is bittersweet There is so much to love here that I found I couldn't put it down The author has expertly crafted every aspect of the plot creating a wonderfully immersive reading experience As with a lot of books in the genre there are good guys and bad guys facing off against each other so you not only have characters to cheer for but also ones that you'll love to hate The narrative seems to flow much better in this book as opposed to the previous one leading to the reader becoming properly engaged in the story much earlier on The worldbuilding deserves a special mention as it is simply spectacular and I was actually really sad to leave it I look forward to returning to the kingdom of Rilpor in the concluding book 'Bloodchild' set to be released in August 2019Many thanks to HarperVoyager for an ARC I was not reuired to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own


  4. says:

    The cards have been spread the chariot rides towards the fool as the tower falls Hierophant looks down upon Death the ten of swords cutting back the soldiers unto the DarksoulThe king is dead the war goes on everybody losesThe biggest problem with this book is it is exactly the same as Godbind I am not saying it's not brilliant because it is its violent savagebrutal but War is This well written dark ghostly with the religions of evil as the Gods are in control over this fantasyThen the Godblind arrives to make the war so So evilBound to the Lady the Gods work through Dom Here the Gods are real not just pray but Take active part Not good one The Gods glory War lovely war the Fox God is back This book that uses modern things but in fantasy world such as gay love


  5. says:

    Loved it Can't wait to read the next one


  6. says:

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Anna Stephen’s debut Godblind was a book I had mixed feelings about I wasn’t even sure I was going to be continuing with the series but when the publisher unexpectedly sent me the seuel Darksoul I decided to go for it After all despite my issues with the first book I also felt it was solidly written and the trilogy showed immense potential to develop into something I didn’t want to write it off completelyAnd well now that I’ve come out on the other side of this book I’m really I glad I didn’t I enjoyed Darksoul much than I expected and not only because it improved upon many of the weaknesses I found with its predecessor I also felt invested in the story this time around which might seem a little strange considering how most of it takes place during a siege—and a long and drawn out one at that But perhaps it was because we got to concentrate all the action in one place that we were also able to better explore the intricacies of the characters’ lives In the middle of this intense conflict the real human emotions finally emerged and thus these new developments enabled us to truly grasp just how much everyone has at stakeThe story catches us up with many of the characters from Godblind—or at least the ones that have managed to survive the bloodbath that was the first book Now the capital of Rilpor is surrounded on all sides by the invading army of Mireces Spurred on by the Dark Lady whose boundless influence now lies unchecked thanks to the shattered veil that used to keep the enemy’s bloodthirsty Red Gods at bay the Mireces forces have already killed most of the Wolves along with many of Rilpor’s soldiers Rillirin is on the run heartsick at what has become of her lover Dom whose seer abilities had made him vulnerable to the corrupting powers of the Red Gods Now he stands by the Dark Lady his will broken and completely under her control Meanwhile Commander Durdil orders the city to keep fighting and a captain named Crys also falls into an unexpected role as fate apparently has bigger plans for himLike the first book Darksoul is extremely heavy on the brutality and gore even by the grimmest of grimdark standards But unlike the first book the violence seemed less gratuitous somehow and less tacked on This was just one of the many improvements over Godblind Part of this is due to the deeper characterizations I mentioned before In this area the seuel surpassed the original by leaps and bounds Because the scope of the plot is much smaller this time focused around the siege all the different character perspectives were also less spread out This made for a streamlined narrative with fewer POVs and less freuent transitions between them I think this was why I felt engaged with the characters this time as I found their voices also memorable and their plot arcs interesting to read aboutDarksoul was also much better paced and I was impressed at the way Stephens kept up momentum and interest despite the limitations of a siege story Covering it across multiple fronts she managed to convey the full horror of the situation as well as the desperation and despair The twists and turns in the plot had impact because I cared about what happened whereas I didn’t feel the same with Godblind because in a way that book felt like it was shock factor than substance In contrast Darksoul was better at bringing out the emotion that I expect from a good story and it was also an overall immersive experienceBottom line I was really glad I decided to give this series another chance While I had my issues with Godblind I felt Anna Stephens delivered a rock solid seuel in Darksoul fixing a lot of the flaws from the first book She also appears to have learned from some of the missteps she made in her debut and as a reader nothing makes me excited than to watch an author’s skills develop over time I look forward to what the conclusion of this trilogy will bring


  7. says:

    Full review to come but I will say that Darksoul is one of those books that will stay with me forever Amazing


  8. says:

    Oh she's done it to me again My Dark Lady has taken me guided my feet upon this path nurtured my love for these people my deep seated care for them; and shredded it all into tattered ribbons it's exuisite agony and I didn't expect anything lessAfter falling madly deeply in love with Godblind earlier this year Darksoul was certainly my most anticipated book for 2018I can categorically state it did not let me down I suppose you want to actually know something about the book?It will destroy consume It's emotionally engagingRilporin is under siege Whereas with Godblind we roamed uite freely across the land of Rilpor following each character as the threads inevitably drew them in; Darksoul is a much claustrophobic affair We are ensconced in the camp of the Mireces trapped behind the walls of the defenders driven street by street by each new betrayal and heart break In this regard Darksoul could have been a very different monster to her sister but it's like I never left Stephens' writing style is perfectly consistent which made for such a smooth transition I felt immediately immersed in this world once   I was drawn back into the story and Stephens really doesn't give you time to find your feet before she's knocking you off themI suppose before we go much further we should address the Grimdark Elephant in the room; can you see her lurking there in the shadows? Now there are many differing opinions on the true meaning of Grimdark  Darksoul gleefully stabs each one Her characters are morally ambiguous and she makes you consider the darkest recesses of the human condition under pressure To visit the other Grimdark School of Thought; it's gory AF I never felt it was gratuitous get a shock out of you gory but rather utterly completely lost in depravity kind of gory The true meaning of blood lust kind of gory The Following Contains Images That Some Viewers May Find Upsetting kind of gory But please don't let this put you off Because than anything Darksoul is still about the characters There were so many of them I missed so many of them I cried for; but so many of them I hoped for And as bleak as the story sometimes gets as deep as you feel you've fallen there is still a glimmer A yellow glow of hope It's this which drove me on when I had no idea what else to expectAs this was something that truly struck me about Darksoul I couldn't tell what side the narrator was on I don't think I have ever come across a objective narrative voice You generally get a sense in a book that the good guys are the good guys the bad guys are the bad guys and the good guys will triumph because what they are doing is just and true and Nope I genuinely couldn't tell what was going to happen because at no point did I feel Stephens had a preference for one side over the other To be able to create this objectivity in such an emotionally fuelled piece of work is astounding There were so many moments during this book where I caught myself holding my breath I had to remind myself to breath My heart was racing; it's visceral I felt I could feel every pounding of every heart beat How can simple words on a page have this effect on you? Have this complete mastery over your senses until you're utterly lost and you resurface dazed and torn asunder At one point she did it with three words Three He didn't run I had to put the book down Just with Godblind there is no release once you reach the end; I'm left once bereft and unknowing of what's left in store for the characters I am left once in awe of Anna Stephens' story telling genius I am left in the belief that this is a trilogy which will forever haunt me and draw me back inI have a long wait for Book Three but at least I can look forward to the re read gods what is wrong with me


  9. says:

    Wow I'm almost speechlessI already loved Godblind but Darksoul is even betterThis one is a rollercoaster of a ride Anna Stephens manages to balance just enough hope to keep you invested with utter bleakness and many deaths and unexpected turns and twists Nobody is save in this series and yet not everyone gets killed off and there's still always a glimmer of hope It just HAS TO work out in the end doesn't it? At least you are glued to the pages waiting to see and hoping Always hoping I devoured it I love the characters the good as much as the bad They are all well fleshed out full personalities not cardboard cutouts Some I wish would die others I don't want to lose They are definitely one of the authors specialitiesThere's plenty of action mixed with politics friendships war religion betrayals and lots of character growth It has everything I want in a book and Darksoul is still brand new and already I can't wait for the seuel This definitely is becoming one of my all time favourite series


  10. says:

    This is a leaner book than its predecessor and I think it's the better for it Stephens has pared down the scope to a single city and a single battle a fantasy Siege of Stalingrad that is every bit as bloody and visceral as it sounds It has of a mythic feel than Godblind for all that with actual living gods of death stalking the battlefield and laying waste around themThis is what I think of as Extreme Grimdark the Death Metal of fantasy literature It's not going to be to everyone's taste for that very reason but I absolutely loved every blood drenched minute of it


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