Stands a Shadow

Stands a Shadow

by Col Buchanan
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Overview

Stands a Shadow by Col Buchanan

In Farlander, the first book of the Heart of the World series, readers met Ash, an aging master assassin of the famed order of Roshun, and his apprentice Nico, a boy who always managed to be in the wrong place at the right time. Ash and Nico, one with failing health and the other with little training, were sent on a suicidal mission to fulfill a contract against the favored son of the Holy Matriarch, the ruler of Mann. The assassination of the Matriarch's son maintained the honor and reputation of the Roshun, but further destabilized a nation already beset by strife. For Ash, fulfilling the contract came at an enormous personal cost.

Now in Stands a Shadow, driven by grief and anger, Ash embarks on a journey that takes him through the Free Ports and towards the embattled city of Bar-Khos. He arrives at the city as the Holy Matriarch of Mann orders her forces to breach the walls of Bar-Khos and bring it under her control. Renouncing the ways of the Roshun, Ash disguises himself among the Mannian soldiers, determined to go to any lengths to have his revenge against the Matriarch. . . .

The Heart of the World series is an epic adventure that, through the lens of its vibrant and unique world and engaging characters, asks intriguing questions and illuminates the humanity at the core of both hero and villain. Stands a Shadow is the second book in the series.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429994941
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Series: Heart of the World , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 546,169
File size: 707 KB

About the Author

COL BUCHANAN lives in Lancaster, England. Farlander was his debut novel, and the first novel in the Heart of the World series.


Col Buchanan lives in Lancaster, England. Farlander was his debut novel, and the first novel in the Heart of the World series. The second book in the series is Stands a Shadow.

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Stands a Shadow 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read the previous book in the series I was expecting the same methodical build up to the end, which is exactly what I got. It's not a fast reading book, but at the same time it doesn't drag to the point of boredom. Characters are well fleshed out and a person learns enough background in them in this book that they become more fully realized than the previous book. Overall it was a good read, but it wasn't a story that made me want to read it in one sitting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buchanan continues the vivid writing , well crafted characters and indepth worldbuilding in the second book of the Heart of the World series. The story does hop around a little to much in my opion but I feel it finds its footing by the middle. There were also some moments that felt rushed.
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Can't wait for the next one.
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jfoy More than 1 year ago
This book is good fun. Sometimes the storylines seem a bit scattered and seem to get ahead or fall behind themselves but they always come around and make a point. I have a single complaint, I got so into the story on my nook I didn't realize I was in the last chapter.... Sir you are not nice for ending the book like that! :D I will definitely be waiting for the next one!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Sucked me in despite of Nico's unforseen demise