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Seeds of Betrayal: Book 2 of the Winds of the Forelands Tetralogy

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

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    WHY? I mean, why havent we heard more about David B. Coe?....I picked up Rules of Ascension, and was greatly impressed by the story, plot, characters, places, etc...I just couldnt put it down. I was blown away. Seeds of betrayel is just as good, If not, Better...Some things begain to develop quickly then others as the seeds are planted and the ones that have been planted...I just dont know why this author hasn't had that much recognition. After reading the first book, I went out and bought all the rest. You will love this book. Rarely does a book or story grip me in such away, besides Martin or Feist. The description of the Qirsi and thier magic is just awesome. I loved the Forelands and the way the author describes the lands, Dukes, Kings and Thanes. I really am enjoying the world he created. You can tell by the author amazing writting skills that he is very intelligent. Im a very hardcore fantasy fanatic. Its all I read, and those of you who are like me, know that most books these days seem like a copy of tolkien, Feist, Martin. It's usually the same hero v.s villian....Dwarves, Elevs, Dragons, Wizards, etc...And I love all those things...It was just so refreshing that Coe wrote about something unique and different. I didnt feel bogged down or like I was trudging through the story...If you start out with Rules of Ascension, PLEASE read on, The first few chapters can be slow..It doesn't take long to hit you though. Once the seeds of betrayel start get planted, and I mean alot of seeds, you will be on the edge of your seat and wishing your eyes could scan the pages quicker to find out whats gonna happen. I usually give strong recommendations on good books but for this book and the others, I say ITs A MUST READ. A HAVE TO READ FOR FANTASY LOVERS...SO GO OUT AND BUY IT. GET IN YOUR LAZY BOY AND YOUR MAGE ROBE LIKE I DO, THEN TURN ON SOME WEATHER SOUND MUSIC AND ENJOY THE GRIPPING TALE OF "WINDS OF THE FORELANDS.....ENJOY!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2003

    Don't miss this one!

    In 'Seeds of Betrayal', David B. Coe continues not only the story began in 'Rules of Ascension', but his excellent style of writing as well. This novel is an intriguing, suspenseful, non-stop sequel to the first book, where the 'Seeds of Betrayal' are deeply planted throughout the Forelands and beyond. A smart, clever novel, 'The Seeds of Betrayal' leaves you wishing you had Book 3 NOW!!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    For nine centuries since the devastation of the Qirsi Wars, the Forelands have lived in peace. However, the murder of Lady Brienne of Kentigern allegedly by her lover Lord Tavis of Curgh has stirred up emotion especially when the prime suspect escapes his incarceration. While Tavis flees for his life, the Qirsi assassins who killed Brienne cause more havoc in the Forelands as their rumored leader the Weaver seeks domination through belligerence. <P>Meanwhile some Qirsi mages remain loyal to the current ministers they have served as advisors for years. Although their non-sorcerer leaders now fear and distrust them, this group attempts to stop the 'Conspiracy' of their peers that if successful would turn the subservient class both sides belong to into the rulers of the Forelands. While civil war brews amidst the mages, Tavis plans revenge as his way of redemption, but fighting powerful enemy magicians seem doomed from the start. <P>The second book in ¿The Winds of the Forelands Tetralogy¿ is a straightforward fantasy that never loses its direction even while numerous subplots abound. The story line is as action packed as a sword and sorcery tale becomes without ignoring the cast. Tavis is a wonderful character struggling to control his ire boiled further by frustration to find any solid way to enact on his obsession to avenge and consequently redeem himself. Both sides of the Qirsi mages make sorcery seem so real so that fantasy fans will want to join this journey, but for greater delectation readers should try book one first though David B. Coe¿s insure that the SEEDS OF BETRAYAL can stand on its own. <P>Harriet Klausner

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