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The Ruling Sea (Chathrand Voyage Series #2)

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

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    Robert Redick is a great new talent.

    Two books into the series and this is one of the most original and endearing stories I have read in quite some time. It is a strange mash-up of elements that should never have worked and I almost didn't pick up the first book. What a mistake that would have been!

    I have read a lot of fantasy over the years and it gets harder and harder to find something new and original. This series surprised me. The world is quirky and fascinating, the action is fast and furious and the characters are 100% believable.

    The characters are actually what prompted me to write this review and why I would recommend this book. Every character is fully developed and real. Redick writes from the heart and this is reflected in the characters you meet and their interactions with each other. I fell in love with Pazel and Thasha! I hated to leave this world and I am really looking forward to the next book so I can go back.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

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    An accomplished dark fantasy despite the talking animals and pixies

    I wasn't sure when I picked up Reddick's first book The Red Wolf Conspiracy. The description of little people (the Ixchel) and talking animals (Awakened)gave the impression that it might be light hearted, humorous, fairytale-ish or aimed at younger readers. I was pleasantly surprised that the book was none of these things. This in itself is an accomplishment by the author. In this the second book the principal characters don't know who to trust onboard the great ship Chathrand. There are plots and conspiracies all around. Having the principal characters, good and bad, all contained on the ship builds the tension, and is clever plot idea. It has become conventional in fantasy to send off the principals in different directions all over the created map, where they have there own exploits. Think of Jordan, or most formulaic David Drake. The talking animals are explained as symptoms of magical leakage. They are not all cuddly friends, but experience emotional problems of varying severity due to their "Awakening". The Ixchel are tiny but ferocious, and treated by the larger humans in this world as vermin and killed on site. This seems a little unlikely, I would think people would be more likely to leave a saucer of milk outside the door for them. I am not sure whether they are necessary to the plot, or if the author just liked the challenge of putting them in the mix. He takes on the risk of not being taken as seriously by including them. I recommend you read the books and decide for yourself. I did and have no problems with talking rats and the wee peeps.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    THE RULING SEA

    I got tired of the constant switching from one character to another and finally have given up The book has become tedious and boring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Across the Ruling Sea

    This is a very good book. It is kind of long but im sad it had to end, I cant wait to read the next book.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    Great series

    As good if not better than the first installment.I can`t wait for the next book.

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