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Canticle (Psalms of Isaak Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Love it

    Great read. Love this new realm and how the story references an ancient back history and mythology.

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  • Posted February 26, 2010

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    Mesmerizing Second Installment

    This sequel to "Lamentation" is a masterful tale of treachery, desperation, loss and upheaval in a horse-powered world where past technological marvels mingle with prophesy, 'magick' and byzantine schemes. The complex, intertwining plot-lines are engrossing, unpredictable, fascinating and fast-paced. The established characters develop even greater depth, and interesting, (albeit occasionally sinister), new characters join the party. This is truly a wonderful labyrinth of a story with gut-wrenching moments, perplexing mysteries and wonderfully complex characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2009

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    Get Ready For a 350+ Page Thrill Ride And File Your "To-Do" List Away For Another Weekend!

    The 2nd book in the series is guaranteed to keep you riveted to your favorite chair. Forget the leaf raking, fall chores and anything else you had planned for the weekend because once you start reading this book, you won't be able to put it down. Now that the players have been established in "Lamentations", Ken Scholes takes you on a journey that combines plot and character twists that will, at some moments, make you say to yourself, "I didn't see that coming, at all". Even as a novel, you get an epic feel for the action that threads itself through the storyline. The characters, although previously introduced in the first book, continue to develop throuhout Canticles. With Ken's imagination and style you can't predict which direction the story will take them. Who knows where or how it will end by the time we get to the end of the 5th book. What I do know, we will all be saying to ourselves, "I didn't see that coming, at all".

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

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    The second book in the Psalms of Isaak series.

    I have really been taken away by this series so far. There are going to be five books in all. The characters are well developed and you really get a feel for them all, even the ones you think may be the "bad" guy or girl. The world that is created in these first two books is amazing. You have different cultures, religions, believes and gods. All well done to give you just what you need to understand the rules and what is going on, yet enough to keep you with the feel of mystery.

    I think Ken Scholes is an awesome author with an epic tale to tell. He lays the paths of possible ways the story could go, we just have to wonder if we are thinking the correct path. Just when you are on the right path you come to a fork in the road again. The story can change directions at any time, but the rules never change and the information is there to keep you on the correct path of thought, thus creating a great mystery adventure.

    Being a second book of a series Ken has started us right into the next story. Not even 50 pages into the book and I was caught up with where I left off on the first book and full scale right into the middle of another great mystery of the Whymr maze in this amazing fantasy book.

    This book has; mechoservitors ~ Kens' term for metal men, magick ~ which has limits, Gods ~ are a distant past but are there in the background, an ancient vendetta of two old families and ways of lives, and current people trying their hardest to find where there home is.

    These books are amazing reads from the point of view of the characters. You learn so much in this way with the way Ken writes it. Very well done to understand what is going on, just pay attention to get the details.

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  • Posted August 23, 2009

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    The second Psalms of Isaak, CANTICLE, is an action-packed fantasy

    Nine months have passed since the Y'Zirite cult destroyed Wendwir and its library containing the known knowledge of the Old World (see LAMENTATION). Now the allies who fought bravely back then have gathered for a joyous occasion at Ninefold Forest. They have come to bestow honor and their support to Gypsy King General Rudolfo and his wife Jin Li Tam as she gives birth to his heir Jakob.

    However, that same Y'Zirite cult continues its reading of the Crimson Empress prophecy in which they execute the needed pre-events. Thus an invisible horde of assassins enters the gala hall and begin killing the attendees. Civil war continues to spread across the Named Lands while at the Keeper's Gate a message arrives from the Churning Waste for the Hidden Pope. All this explodes as Rodolfo and Jin seek a miracle for their ailing newborn while the Y'Zirite Cult declares Jakob is the Child of Promise. To her chagrin while feeling alone and overwhelmed since her beloved prophetic dreamer Neb of Wendwir entered the Churning Wastes and she learned that the growing powerful Y'Zirite killed her Shadow Hanric, the Marsh Queen Winters knows the origin of the cult, which adds to her fear of doom.

    The second Psalms of Isaak, CANTICLE, is an action-packed fantasy that grips readers with the opening attack and never loosens its hold until the Watcher places down his pen on the unfinished page. The characterizations are amazingly strong as the audience will understand the flaws and especially the trepidations of several key players. Ken Scholes is two for two with this exciting saga as his realm seems genuine and his cast real; all this with complete adventures and setting up the next tome.

    Harriet Klausner

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