[Ebook] The House of the Stag (Lord Ermenwyr, #2) By Kage Baker – Tkcleaningservices.co.uk

The House of the Stag (Lord Ermenwyr, #2) It Begins With A Tragedy Before The Riders Came To Their Remote Valley, The Yendri Led A Tranquil Pastoral Life When The Riders Conquered And Enslaved Them, Only A Few Escaped To The Forests Only One Of Them Possessed The Necessary Rage To Fight Back Gard The Foundling, Half Demon, Who Began A One Man Guerrilla War Against The Riders But His Struggle Ended In The Loss Of The Family He Loved And Condemnation From His Own People.Exiled, He Was Taken As A Slave By Powerful Mages Ruling An Underground Kingdom Wiser And Bitter, He Found Subtle Ways To Earn His Freedom This Is The Story Of His Rise To Power, His Vengeance, His Unlikely Redemption And Marriage, And His Maturation Into A Loving Father As Well As A Lord And Commander Of Demon Armies. This book was a prequel to the first book in the trilogy, The Anvil of the World Whenever I hear that a series has a prequel, my first question is always Should I read the prequel first or should I read the books in the order they were published In this case, I don t think it matters too much, because the stories are only loosely related However, I would lean toward reading this book, the prequel, first The prequel centers around two characters who aren t seen much in The Anvil of the World This book was a prequel to the first book in the trilogy, The Anvil of the World Whenever I hear that a series has a prequel, my first question is always Should I read the prequel first or should I read the books in the order they were published In this case, I don t think it matters too much, because the stories are only loosely related However, I would lean toward reading this book, the prequel, first The prequel centers around two characters who aren t seen much in The Anvil of the World, but who have a major underlying influence on some of the characters in that story I think their relevance in The Anvil of the World could be better appreciated wit ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Kage Baker s The House of the Stag is a stand alone novel set in the same world as The Anvil of the World and The Bird of the River In this story, the pacifist Yendri tribe has been enslaved by cruel invaders, and the half demon foundling named Gard is the only one who will fight back When he s exiled from the tribe, Gard is captured by mages who live underground and set to work with their bound demon slaves With some advice from his fellow slaves, he r ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Kage Baker s The House of the Stag is a stand alone novel set in the same world as The Anvil of the World and The Bird of the River In this story, the pacifist Yendri tribe has been enslaved by cruel invaders, and the half demon foundling named Gard is the only one who will fight back When he s exiled from the tribe, Gard is capt I thought this was a sequel to Anvil of the World , but it s actually a prequel, telling the story of the parents of Anvil s protagonist.My first thought, starting the book, was that it was much too earnest The tale of an innocent agrarian society living in Edenic peace until attacked by violent slavers wasn t bad, but also wasn t what I was expecting Anvil was just much funnier.But as the book progressed, I was caught up by the story of Gard, a foundling raised by the peaceful Yendri wh I thought this was a sequel to Anvil of the World , but it s actually a prequel, telling the story of the parents of Anvil s protagonist.My first thought, starting the book, was that it was much too earnest The tale of an innocent agrarian society living in Edenic peace until attacked by violent slavers wasn t bad, but also wasn t what I was expecting Anvil was just much funnier.But as the book progressed, I was caught up by the story of Gard, a foundling raised by the peaceful Yendri who, regardless of their nurture, grows to be a fighter, insistent on pursuing retribution against the oppressors of his people His journey takes him through a variety of scenarios, from slave to gladiator to laborer to actor to Demonic Dark Lord Around the time when he becomes an actor, it begins to get funny again By the time the story ends, I was like, yep, this book is awesome It s always an event when I buy a new book in hardcover there are only a handful of authors that merit this honor, especially since I became a broke ass student Kage Baker deserves it House of the Stag is the best fantasy novel I ve read since Swanwick s Dragons of Babel It takes place in the same setting as Baker s Anvil of the World, though it s been so long since I read AOTW that I couldn t tell you how they overlap and diverge Like AOTW, HOTS is considerably less plot driven than the bo It s always an event when I buy a new book in hardcover there are only a handful of authors that merit this honor, especially since I became a broke ass student Kage Baker deserves it House of the Stag is the best fantasy novel I ve read since Swanwick s Dragons of Babel It takes place in the same setting as Baker s Anvil of the World, though it s been so long since I read AOTW that I couldn t tell you how they overlap and diverge Like AOTW, HOTS is considerably less plot driven than the books in Baker s Company series, with aintimate focus on character and conflicts.HOTS is about how difficult it is to be a Bad Guy or a Good Guy, a Dark Lord or a Messiah, when really all you want to be is a person It s about the conflict be

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