Summary

Branimir emerges from the Netherworld as a living legend and learns the Ash Tree is still in danger from the cursed dagger, kaelandur. An old friend compels Branimir to finish what they started at Melkorka. Once again, the former slave must keep kaelandur out of uncertain hands, while struggling to separate heroes from villains and friends from foes.
Some evils never lessen.
©2016 Joshua Robertson (P)2018 Joshua Robertson
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5 out of 5 stars
By juozas kasiulis on 02-03-18

Great sequence to the first book

Listening to this audiobook was a lot of fun. After first book I was wondering how it will continue and now I know. I wasn't disappointed. I may question few things in the story but it is as it is. Narration again was wonderful. Surely will get next part oo the book series.

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4 out of 5 stars
By CAP on 03-07-18

The Little Hobbit Demon Strikes Again

Joshua definitely has a darker style of writing to his fantasy. There is very little hope in each book, and like George R R Martin, you cannot get attached to too many of his characters. The narration still isn't my favorite, though it was admittedly better than the first book. I don't know if the narrator improved, or if I just got more used to him after a total of 20 hours of his voice now with this series. Some voices he does very good, like Dorofej and a few others, but a lot of his voices and the standard narration I don't particularly care for.

I've read this book before the audio and enjoyed it. The story is good for its style, though as I said in the beginning, it's definitely dark. There is little to no hope in each of Joshua's stories, and it's very unclear if anyone is actually a hero. The adventure continues, and Branamir, the little red-skinned demon hobbit, is doing everything he can to help Dorofej and Kaelandur from utter destruction. He wants to protect the Ash Tree, but he begins to wonder if he's on the right side. Plenty of action, battles, and death. If you like your fantasy with a bit of a darker tone, and don't mind a bit of a different narration, you'll enjoy this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By chgruver on 27-03-18

great follow up in the series

Joshua Robertson has done it again. This was another story where I was kept enthralled, waiting to find out what happens next. I can't wait four book 3 inn the series to nge available as an audio book.

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