Stormlord Rising (Stormlord Series #2)

Stormlord Rising (Stormlord Series #2)

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by Glenda Larke
     
 

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The last Stormlord is dead. War has come to the cities of the Quartern. The violent, nomadic Redunners have put every rainlord they could find to the sword and the cities are left without hope.

Shale has been betrayed, drugged, and left at the feet of his greatest enemy. Now, he must decide to work with those who have plotted against him or let thousands of the

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The last Stormlord is dead. War has come to the cities of the Quartern. The violent, nomadic Redunners have put every rainlord they could find to the sword and the cities are left without hope.

Shale has been betrayed, drugged, and left at the feet of his greatest enemy. Now, he must decide to work with those who have plotted against him or let thousands of the waterless die. He has great power but is no Stormlord. At least, not yet...

Terelle has escaped the Scarpen in search of her homeland and her people, the mysterious Watergivers. But a desperate message will send her back to find Shale and face her worst fears.

The people of the Scarpen are in danger. Shale and Terelle must find a way to save their people and punish those who have destroyed all they ever loved.

Editorial Reviews

This mass-market original sequel to The Last Stormlord (9780316069151, $7.99) offers a perfect standalone set-up: With the last Stormlord dead and war and drought devastating Scarpen, Shale and Terelle must search desperately for a way to save the people. The hinge volume of a fantasy for devotees of Karen Miller, Brent Weeks, and the Dune series.
Publishers Weekly
Families are divided, heroes are made, and the fate of the world is decided in the exciting conclusion to Australian conservationist Larke's Watergiver trilogy (after 2010's Stormlord Rising). In the desert-dry Quartern nation, only a cloudmaster can keep people alive by calling the rains. Lord Jasper Bloodstone, once a commoner, is the last surviving cloudmaster, but he is unable to manipulate salt water. His waterpainter lover, Terelle, wants to help, but a magical compulsion draws her away. Jasper's brother, Sandmaster Ravard, is killing every rainlord he can find—even targeting Jasper—in hopes of bringing back the Time of Random Rain. In poignant counterpoint, transgender warrior Rubric Verdigris struggles with his conscience and what it means to be a man. Themes of family and identity dominate a story line that is both intimate and world-spanning. Series fans will love the exciting action and well-developed characters; new readers will want to seek out the earlier books. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316069144
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
Stormlord Series, #2
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
165,954
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Glenda Larke was born in Western Australia and trained as a teacher. She has taught English in Australia, Vienna, Tunisia and Malaysia. Glenda has two children and lives in Western Australia, with her husband.

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Stormlord Rising (Stormlord Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
AdamBourke More than 1 year ago
According to my blog stats, the prequel to this book - "The Last Stormlord" - is the most viewed review on my blog. Apparently people are quite interested in the series. And I can see why, that first book was really good. This second one though, is even better. As before it has a striking cover, apparently of a woman this time, which really does it's job of attracting readers. And they should be attracted. But ideally to the Last Storlord first, as that really needs to be read before a lot of this one can be understood.But it's worth doing. In this one we see shale undergoing a lot of character development, and Terenelle as well to a lesser degree. But character development means nothing without a good plot, and this one is almost irresistibly good. Since the start of the first book the country is an a substantially different state, and the story being about the various powers of the "Quatern" means that we see a lot of dramatic changes. But there is one storyline that is about someone with no political power at all which really interests me. Now in this book her story isn't that exciting. It's basically just travelling for the most part. But there's something about the character of Terenelle that really wants to let me know more. I've recently said that the best books can make you fall in love with their characters. Now maybe it doesn't go quite that far - but I certainly wouldn't mind spending a considerable amount of time with her. There is another character - the competition for the "love" of the main character - but in the sense of an arranged marriage. She's a fantastic character, wonderfully written, and unlike Terenelle is the kind of person you wouldn't want to spend a lot of time with. She's a spoilt brat, essentially. Rather annoying, but still one of my favourtie characters. The others are all really good characters, but these two are my favourite. The only reason that I haven't given this full marks (Except on Amazon etc, where 4.5/5 is not available), is because there are a couple of discontinuity points in the same book. For example - Terenelle can't use her powers to save her and her grandfather because she has forgotten her paints. Yet later - when rescued - the rescuers say they picked up her paints. It's not a big problem - but it was kind of confusing. If Stormlord's Exile can avoid this problem, I can see it getting 10/10. This is a really good trilogy - on par with some of the best fantasy writers such as Trudi Canavan and Maggie Furey. There is a couple of minor problems - but the story is great, the characters are incredible, and it's generally a fantastic experience. I both look forwards to the next book and dread the end of the trilogy. If you read this, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed reading these books. At times they dragged, but I never lost interest. Typical in a lot of ways of the genera, but the setting was unique and the "world building" made it very interesting.
anonTX More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and the author's use of language. Why four stars? It seemed a little wordy in parts, but I'll still read every book of this author that I can get my hands on.
Deena Cannon More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. It has its hints of fantasy but has such a historical Arabian setting at the same time. The plot is wonderful and every character comes to life in this realistic novel.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
This book was every bit as good as the first, which makes me all the more eager for the final one! Stormlord Rising was so absorbing that I found myself foregoing other activities just so I could sit down and read more! I loved it, and I believe Glenda Larke has earned herself a solid place as one of my favorite authors! If you liked Goodkind's Sword of Truth series or Weeks' Night Angel Trilogy, this will definitely curb your craving for great books!
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Robin Fontenot More than 1 year ago
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