The Blasted Lands (Seven Forges, Book II)

The Blasted Lands (Seven Forges, Book II)

by James A. Moore

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The Blasted Lands (Seven Forges, Book II) by James A. Moore

The sequel to SEVEN FORGES

The Empire of Fellein is in mourning. The Emperor is dead, and the armies of the empire have grown soft. Merros Dulver, their newly-appointed – and somewhat reluctant – commander, has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen.
Meanwhile, a perpetual storm ravages the Blasted Lands, and a new threat is about to arise – the Broken are coming, and with them only Death.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857663931
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Series: Seven Forges Series , #2
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 94,193
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

JAMES A MOORE is the author of over twenty novels, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under the Overtree, Blood Red, Deeper, the Serenity Falls trilogy, and his most recent novels Blind Shadows and Seven Forges. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association.

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The Blasted Lands 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the continuation of the story which was started in The Seven Forges. The world that has been created for the series is full of variety and diversity, from the characters to the landscape, and becomes more lush and vibrant in the second book. What is intriguing in the series is that each area of power is ambiguous in terms of whether they are inherently good or evil. It's interesting to watch the interplay between them. Their regional belief systems guide (or in some cases don't) how they behave. Every character has a mission, calling or reason to act, and they seem justified in the decisions they make. So who is the real “bad” guy? It isn’t clear cut, which makes the book, and the series, genius. Where the Seven Forges introduced you to the characters, The Blasted Lands invites you to the table for an up close and personal experience with their cultures and history with a huge dose of mystery and intrigue woven into the fabric of the story. Between the Fellein and the Sa’ba Taalor, there are many characters to follow that are rich in depth and development. It doesn’t take long to rack up favorites on either side of the battle lines. And James Moore writes from the perspective of those in power to those who seemingly have none flawlessly. And they are all on paths that are going to converge at some point. The question is how will that happen and who will survive? You have to read it to find out. And hopefully, you will fare better than me. I actually finished the last paragraph, and was so engrossed; I didn’t realize it was the end. I hollered out loud, “That’s IT????” And proceeded to gnash my teeth. I wanted more. And now I have to wait. Impatiently. So go, buy, read, get lost in it, enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author has balanced the subplots well and provides action and suspense aplenty!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series, of which this book is a fantastic installment
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and not as predictable as most fantasy novels. Cant wait fir #3!
coffeephilosopher More than 1 year ago
I had enjoyed its predecessor, The Seven Forges, greatly. Like that one, this was enjoyable beyond the quality of its writing. Moore has a flair for tension in his plots and still has little in the way of vivid descriptions. This one has a few more, though. Apparently, Moore is primarily known as a horror writer and there is a touch of body horror in this book, so maybe that’s why his descriptive powers seem a bit (just a bit) stronger. But honestly, I needed more. The previous book very much read as a cliffhanger, so even if this is a trilogy (or more), the second book needed to add some more. I understand the need to leave the audience wanting more, but there needed to be a bit less foreshadowing and bit more ‘stuff happening’ here. Some more things resembling some kind of resolution, while still leaving plenty o’ tension and suspense for the third book. Which, by the way, I will read. Moore seems pretty prolific, so I don’t expect to have to wait long.
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There are very few books that force me to marathon read but both Seven Forges and this amazing sequel forced me to do just that. I could not put these books down. Well worth every penny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learned lots about the various groups. Ended on a cliffhanger. I enjoyed it and can not wait for the third book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second book in the series didn't hold my interest like the first did. I got a little bored during the middle. It was a bit slower paced. However, I enjoyed it enough to read the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has one of the most well developed plots. This is a must read.
Pi-E More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this series, The Seven Forges, now this The Blasted Lands. The only thing bad is waiting for the next book. Hopefully we don't have to wait too long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story my only complaint is the books are to short the trilogy is the length of most novels I read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read a book so short that felt so long. The author manages to say a whole lot of nothing in only two hundred pages. The stirh jumps from perspective to perdpective without revealing enough of what is going on for me to maintain interest and the poorly described characters fail to captivate. I was only able to finish this story by skipping through large chunks of empty description and almost irrelevent scenes. The barbarians in thid storh are almost interesting but their personalities are too flat, their narratives are too slow and their power manages to somehow be godlike, predictable and boring all at once. I wish i had never began this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There needs to be a third book and SOON because this left me hanging so third plz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gonna be great