Reap the East Wind

Reap the East Wind

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by Glen Cook
     
 

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It has ended. It begins again. In Kavelin, Lady Nepanthe's new life with the wizard Varthlokkur is disturbed by visions of her lost son, while King Bragi Ragnarson and Michael Trebilcock scheme to help the exiled Princess Mist re-usurp her throne — under their thumb. In Shinsan, a pig-farmer's son takes command of Eastern Army, while Lord Kuo faces plots

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It has ended. It begins again. In Kavelin, Lady Nepanthe's new life with the wizard Varthlokkur is disturbed by visions of her lost son, while King Bragi Ragnarson and Michael Trebilcock scheme to help the exiled Princess Mist re-usurp her throne — under their thumb. In Shinsan, a pig-farmer's son takes command of Eastern Army, while Lord Kuo faces plots in his council and a suicide attack of two million Matayangans on his border. But in the desert beyond the Dread Empire, a young victim of the Great War becomes the Deliverer of an eons-forgotten god, chosen to lead the legions of the dead. And the power of his vengeance will make a world's schemes as petty as dust, blown wild in the horror that rides the east wind.
This volume marks the beginning of the end. Reap the East Wind is the first step on the road to the long-delayed final chapter of Glen Cook's legendary Dread Empire series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597803199
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Dread Empire
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
249,711
File size:
329 KB

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Reap the East Wind 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
geo68 More than 1 year ago
Just another outstanding good read by glen cook.
MattyCB More than 1 year ago
This is a part of a wonderful series of fantasy fiction books. The characters are well developed, the story lines move along without unnecessary excruitiating drama. All in all - great reads! Thanks Barnes and Noble for another great choice. I appreciate that over time you select books of all genres to offer to us for free. Much appreciate the help with my budget!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good story using a lot of imagination. The author kept the action going very well. For a free book, there were very few typos. There was a bit of obscure description, but in general, the characters were interesting and the story very creative. Some readers should remember that you cannot expect a lot from something free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Part of the Dread Empire series by one of my favorite suthors. Glad this is available for Nook. Hoping the Black Company books will be coming soon!
afear43 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! Very entertaining and I got a little lost but otherwise very good.I have tried many of the free friday offerings many that were not my preferred genres ,however Ive read quite a few that were suprisingly great! My only complaint here is that this isnt the first in the series. The odds of me going back to purchase the previous books because of this is nil now, even tho I enjoy this author. Doing this just turned me off totally. However I agree with most folks on here,please read the book then write your review ,this isnt a place to complain about FREE books! There a place on the forums for your ridiculous criticisms.
cieastin More than 1 year ago
An okay read if you enjoy fantasy battle strategy. The names and cast of characters (and their extra abilities) are confusing for those not already acquainted with Cook's fantasy world. The majority of the book revolved around strategies for accumulating power. Cook managed to embue the characters with enough personality to make me care -- at least mildly -- what happened to them; which was the only reason I finished the book. The ending seemed a little flat, but not outrageous. I would recommend the book to people who like fantasy and like to read about power struggles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not my usual genre of reading material. Found it interesting to read. Easy to follow in the beginning, until I got to all the flashbacks. Probably would be easier to follow if I had read the earlier books in the series. Probably a well written book of it's type. Appreciate the opportunity to try out this type of book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written a lot of complicated characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to follow where the author is (sort of) leading - the story line is rather jerky. Also, while he uses foreign-sounding character names to set the tone, he then flips back and forth between foreign/military/royal-sounding dialogue and modern slang chit-chat...it almost seems like he gets tired of trying to stay in character and just wants to spit the story out...disconcerting...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book has a very interesting cadence. Just enough charater development to get to know them and then the story moves. I liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can people actually rate the book and say why its good or bad instead of just complaining that the free friday book isnt what they wanted? If thats the case go buy the book you want and rate those ones instead
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kamas716 More than 1 year ago
Perhaps if I was more familiar with the series it would have come across as a better read. But, having this as the introduction to the fantasy world Glen Cook created I didn't enjoy it. The only character that I cared for was Lord Ssu-ma, General of one of the antagonist armies. Ethrian didn't seem believable as a leader (perhaps previous books had back story on his education?), the 400 year old wizard came off as a petulant child, the women (other than Mist) seemed weak and not overly intelligent, and the politics was uninteresting. This isn't a long book and it still took me a week to drag myself through it. There was some good groundwork for an interesting world in Shinsan, and perhaps that was explored in other books. But, as a stand alone book, I can't recommend it to anyone. The ebook was formatted well with no obvious spelling or grammatical errors.
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I already wrote a lengthy review which appears not to have posted but the gist of it was this: even though this was a free book for many people, if you are going to read it you need to read the rest of the series first for background and context. It is a very good book by a great author but way too confusing if you walk into the middle of the story.
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