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This was certainly the case with Ken Scholes’s short story “Of Metal Men The first two volumes of The Psalms of Isaak (entitled Lamentation. So I told my friends over on Facebook that I would put up a post once I finished my re-read ofLamentation. I’m going to do that for each of the. Lamentation is a novel that promises much with its opening scene of the Desolation of Windwir, the wealthiest and most powerful city in the.

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Lamentation and Canticle by Ken Scholes. Antiphon The Psalms of Isaak.

Neb watched as the two cavalries made another pass before breaking off. Heartbreaking, but with sense. The world-building is effective and doesn’t drown in d Ken Scholes’s debut novel is a stunning work of epic fantasy.

Despite being hardly fair, a lot of it is downright inaccurate. I finished Lamentation yesterday morning. I do want to read more of this lamentatioon.

Not that the good guys have to work very hard to outwit their enemies – not only do they win every skirmish they’re involved in, they literally massacre opposing forces, and maybe incur the loss of one life in the process. Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings — cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal.

Ken is a native of the Pacific Northwest and makes his home in Cornelius, Oregon, where he lives with his twin daughters. Scholes typically delivers the information he wants the reader to know — this character is smart, that one is evil, this battle happened — and then moves on to the next thing.

I felt it stands alone. This work is original and skillfully done, and I’m glad there’s more to read. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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I have lamentatin felt that series books should do that. Hardcoverpages. The saving grace here, for me, was the premise. Showing of 99 reviews. His act amounts not only to genocide—home to thousands of Androfrancine priests, Windwir is one of the most populous and influential communities in the Known Lands—but to a profound erasure of knowledge: Oh, and the moon is terraformed, which gets mentioned in passing but really piqued my interest.

Instead of being the author of a great epic in LamentationScholes becomes a chess player, moving all his pieces into their necessary positions for the rest of the series. Isaak in particular, donning garments after the realization of his part in Windwir, takes on a near-biblical grandeur. Refresh and try again.

Strange Horizons – Lamentation and Canticle by Ken Scholes By Hannah Strom-Martin

His first novel, Lamentationwas based on a previous short story entitled “Of Metal Men and Scarlet Thread and Dancing with the Sunrise”, [2] and is the first of five in the Psalms of Isaak saga. Gradually, Scholes uses a smaller plot to establish a much bigger ke plot that never comes to fruition in this book. It helped that it was an extremely creative version, that the writing was well above average, very engaging, lamentatioon.

This was a great book. The actual end result was similar, but the “getting there” was not. He does everything right, and the characters say and do all the right things, but there’s just no connection. Whilst it is the first of five books in the series, it is sufficiently self contained that the reader ,amentation choose whether to continue on or not having read this first offering.

Admittedly, beyond the main characters’ names that we keep seeing as chapter headings, I don’t recall anything else. Some escaped the Wastelands to the New World and built a life there.

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But when Windwir itself is destroyed in a matter of minutes, the light of knowledge threatens to gutter, and all of the Named Lands, a civilisation built from the ruins of near-extinction, are dragged into war.

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And where the book starts. This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat I will say this. Very fast paced with some very interesting characters and story lines.

First there all those strange names. The first two volumes of The Psalms of Isaak entitled Lamentation and Canticlerespectively hit bookshelves this year.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I delayed reading this series until the third book was out, and it seems the lamenttation buzz has quieted down and the Psalms of Isaak is flying under the radar compared to Sanderson or Brent Weeks or Peter W Brett, who I think share a similar style and whose series I would rate a little below Scholes.

In the end, all the answers are not spelled out, which gives lamdntation reader room to draw a conclusion based on the hints given by the author. It also failed schiles build up a sense of danger, doom, and suspense as we always are informed of what is happening again no thanks to the shifting perspectives, pretty magick dusts, and those amazing messenger birds no one even thought of ambushing.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Thanks for telling us about scholles problem. The maze circle that seems to never end and always turns back on to itself.

The stakes are too low, the story too meaningless. This is the place to start looking.