- Title: Weregild
- Author: Carole Cummings
- ISBN: 9781632163424
- Page: 499
- Format: ebook
Wolf s own Book Two The amorality of gods makes it hard to tell bad from good and right from wrong Fen Jacin rei doesn t care All Fen cares about is saving his family, and he ll sacrifice anything that gets in his way Including his own soul.No longer willing to wait for the machinations of the gods minions, Fen accepts the trade Kamen Malick offers Together they setWolf s own Book TwoThe amorality of gods makes it hard to tell bad from good and right from wrong Fen Jacin rei doesn t care All Fen cares about is saving his family, and he ll sacrifice anything that gets in his way Including his own soul.No longer willing to wait for the machinations of the gods minions, Fen accepts the trade Kamen Malick offers Together they set out to rescue Fen s family and kill the man who betrayed them But Fen is an Untouchable, one whose mind hosts the spirits of long dead magicians, and with Voices of the Ancestors screaming in his head, Fen finds it harder and harder to stave off madness.Malick has his own reasons to hand over everything Fen wants and equally compelling reasons to withhold everything Fen needs In over his head with his timing as bad as ever, Malick must devise a way to do his god s bidding without breaking his god s laws and keep Fen sane and on Malick s side in the bargain.
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3 Stars For The Blog of Sid Love.Beginning exactly where Wolf’s Own left off. Malick and his merry mercenaries are in a race to save fen’s family before Asia and his hirelings can steal them away to be used as leverage for Asai’s great plan. Fen, already sick and injured leads the fight, placing him in the front line without conscious thought for self-preservation – or is he suicidal, resolute, guilt ridden or just plain crazy? It’s an examination that continues to dominate.Once again [...]
4.5 stars. Another excellent installment in the fantasy series. Together with the first book, these two form a fairly complete story arc with a satisfying conclusion. Clearly there is more story that could be told, but this second book has some closure and not a cliffhanger ending. Reading these first two together is important, but then you can stop and take a breath.The characters are varied and appealing, the action complex and spectacular. There is no author who can make you feel a character' [...]
Review for Ghost and Weregild together posted at The Armchair Reader.This review is for the complete first part of the Wolf's-own story, books 1 and 2, and contains spoilers for the first book, Ghost.******************Oh Carole! What are you doing to me!?I remember when I read Aisling, Carole's first published series, how amazing she was at characterization, especially in creating a tragic hero. Here, with Fen Jacin-Rei she created an even more tragic one, with deeper motivations and a fuzzier m [...]
4.5 starsWhile I thought Ghost was a great book, this one turned out to be even better!This story picks up where Ghost ends, although a few hours after it, with us trying to figure out what Fen's answer to Malick's question was. There is so much more suspense in this story than in the previous one and we see the emotions flow more freely between all the characters. So many dangerous things happen within this story from injuries to sickness to ambushes to losses, it truly left me on the edge of m [...]
Carole Cummings writes one hell of a story. Faster paced and more action filled than the first installment, now that introductions are out of the way and the reader is familiar with the world Fen Jacin and Malick live in, the story really takes off. Weregild is part of a grand, sweeping epic, the kind I fell in love with in my teens, filled with wonderfully nuanced characters, who aren't perfect, have moments when they're more likeable that others, but in the end, they steal your heart. All are [...]
What can I sayI gave up. And I can tell you exactly why and exactly why I don't feel bad about it at all. And why I feel like my $6.99 should even be returned to me. Book One, Wolf's Own ended in the middle of the story - and no I don't mean it ended with a cliffhanger. It ended in the middle of a scene with no resolution. So of course the author left me with no choice whatsoever but to immediate buy and start reading this book so that I could read the end of that scene, that problem, and find o [...]
This review can also be found on my blog: A Match Made in HeavenI enjoyed this one a bit more than book 1, but its still too confusing to get 5-stars from me. The story developed a bit more and the more I understand the more invested I get. More happened in this one than in the first at least."Chaste. Intimate. Meaningful, somehow, but Malick couldn't guess at the meaning inside it all. Didn't' want to."I enjoyed the addition of Fen's siblings as characters. Morin turned out to be way cooler tha [...]
Synopsis:The amorality of gods makes it hard to tell bad from good and right from wrong. Fen Jacin-rei doesn’t care. All Fen cares about is saving his family, and he’ll sacrifice anything that gets in his way. Including his own soul.No longer willing to wait for the machinations of the gods’ minions, Fen accepts the trade Kamen Malick offers. Together they set out to rescue Fen’s family and kill the man who betrayed them. But Fen is an Untouchable, one whose mind hosts the spirits of lon [...]
3.25 starsBute series - so far - is exhausting and too lengthy. The writing is incredible and the editing good but the minute-by-minute story advancement and detailed emotional upheaval descriptions are a bit much. For me at least, I got it and didn't need to keep reading how (view spoiler)[Jen hates what he is; just wants to save his family while they are also part of his mental burden; wants to get his mother back; doesn't care if he lives or dies; doesn't trust anyone because everyone uses an [...]
Yep, one day I'll write a bunch of glorious death and misery like Carole! One day!!
Where book 1 feels slow and has much talking and introspection, book 2 is quite a different species. After an initial scuffle there is a bit of a lull, but around 40-something percent the pace picks up and doesn't let up again. The last part of the book actually feels more like a Terminator movie or something with Will Smith and a bunch of explosions. Kablooie!So, expecting the standard book 2 out of 4 of your regular fantasy series, I was not prepared for the rapid pace, the (view spoiler)[deat [...]
So I would give this 3.5 stars. I liked it but there was sooo much talk and discussing emotions and not enough action.(view spoiler)[I did not like that Umeia made a deal with Asai. And it pissed me off even more that I got the impression, the author was trying to justify her decisions and make her less hated. When I simply stopped caring about her. Frankly, there was a point where I didn't care all that much about any character. There were so many words used to describe a simple thought/action/ [...]
This second book is very much like the first in tone and feel, making for good series cohesion. The epic fantasy continues: we find out more details about this world and its rules, the various gods who seem to fight over what goes on and the ancestral spirits who were just as annoying (to me) as in the first volume. The language is sweeping, and things happen slightly more quickly, but, to my dismay, much of what goes on is still internal with lots of confusing flashbacks.I had less trouble with [...]
There a few songs that I enjoy because of the rhythm or the melody despite the fact that I really don't understand what they mean. This book was like that. There was a resonance to it that I liked but I really didn't follow the story all that well. Parts of it drug along and parts of it flew. The foreshadowing was done by a Sybil was impossible to interpret. The ramblings of the ancestors could have meant anything or nothing and I ended up feeling lost. But the story did make me Feel.
I liked Weregild, but didn't enjoy reading this as much as I did Carole Cummings's other books. I've noticed there's a lot of internal musings and conflicts in her books, and usually was fine with that. But in this book, all the internal happenings actually bored me a bit.
WOW! Thank you Carole Cummings! I loved this book. The magic system is still complex, but it's well worth the work for Malick and Fen's intense relationship. I could not put this down and am straight on to the next in the series.
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, reviewed for Hearts On Fire
Never have I liked the second book in a series more than the first. Never have I liked a second book even equal to the first. As much as I loved the first book in this series, the second one blew it out of the water.Other than when I'm waiting for an appointment, I never read during the daytime. My life is sadly too busy. I read before bed and that's about it. With this book though, twice today I took breaks to read it. My first waking thought in the morning was about the story. I've lost way to [...]
WOW. This book was even better than the first! I was constantly on the edge of my seat just waiting for horrible things to happen to these amazing characters. This author is incredibly talented at insinuating high stakes into a novel and at the same time giving you hope that things will turn out "happy for now" in some small way. As well, she does the best job of "descent into madness" that I have ever seen in a story. Though I do think there is underlying romance in this story, it is slow-burn [...]
4 - 4.5 starsSomewhat haphazard review. I'll try to do better in the future. :)When I started the first book, I didn't know that Ghost and Weregild made one story arc. In retrospect, I would have probably waited to read both books, but it wasn't really necessary: the characters and events were memorable enough. I would, however, need to reread the story at some point, because I burned through the pages in order to see what happens next that, I'm sure, I missed many finer points of the story. Whe [...]
5 Hearts First published at MM Good Book Reviewsmmgoodbookreviews.wordpressGod damn. But this cover suits the book to a tee. Fen/Jacin doesn’t give a damn what the Gods’ want, he wants his family safe and Malick to keep his promises and that’s all he wants. Well, that and silence. Malick has made promises that he always seems seconds away from keeping, he can’t break his gods’ law, but he needs his vengeance and Fen is the only way to safely get it. But, now his promises are falling ap [...]
Ms. Cummings can write--there's no doubt about it. Her stuff is well-proofed and well-edited. Her characters are interesting and her worlds are, too. For me, I've kind of a love/not-quite-love relationship with her stuff, though. Her series always start out engrossing. But then they morph from fantasy action and suspense to mass-confusion and emotional masturbation. And once the love between the characters is finally established (never hurried, that,) one of the characters seems to lose his male [...]
I'm not sure how I feel about this book - I go off and on it, and it took me a while to pin down what really made me feel a bit uncertain about it. The plot was just so convoluted and unnecessarily complicated, that when a big dramatic scene happened (like that one between Malick and Umeia) I wasn't invested in it; I felt no emotional twist, because I didn't really understand what was going on and how they'd made these jumps. And I love twists and turns I don't see coming, but a lot of these one [...]
Since I consider ‘Wolf’s Own – Ghost’ and ‘Wolf’s Own – Weregild’ to be one book, this review applies to both. First, Carole’s writing style is gorgeous – nearly edible. It is her greatest strength as an author. I love to read her stuff just for the luscious and descriptive language.Second, her characterization is amazing. Like her writing style, she excels at building and examining complex characters in detail – getting inside their heads and taking the reader with her. Ja [...]
A warrior dead in battle, each one of them, and he was holding their spirits in his hand. Perhaps Joori would one day hold Jacin's spirit just so, make a wish on an errant petal, and blow it into the wind. Release his haunted soul from its hopeless sentry of earthly planes.It took me a bit of time to get into, because this isn't an easy read at all. You have to be invested 110%, don't miss all the nuances, little clues, make sense of all the analysis Man, all those secrets, manipulations, plans [...]
I read “Wolf’s-own Ghost and enjoyed it. But I will have to say “Wolf’s-own: Weregild” is even better. As you read the story of Fen and Malick take out a note pad so you can keep up with the main characters and all the things they are brave enough to do. And also so you can keep up with the actions and dialogue of the secondary characters. There is so much going on in the book, and the story is very detailed. It moves at a rapid pace with a great deal of tension. I believe my favorite [...]
I got through the series and forgot to stop after each one and leave comments. oops. Now I have to remember where the each left off and such. Okay, let's see I like everything about these books except that the characters spend waaay too much time in their heads thinking thinking about everything. ugh. There's like a sentence from a character every other page and the rest is filled with thoughts and observations. The world is great, and the characters are interesting. It's not a romance as far as [...]
5 Stars - I love it! This and the first book are like only one, but this one feel more fast paced. I love the mythology, and I really like how was described Fen's craziness, it was brillantly messy (?). All the characters are lovable, and the relationship between Malick and Fen is beatiful.My only complaint would be that Asai's death was so anticlimactic? I'm not sure what I'd expected, but for me it feel a little flat. That and the easiness which the authors kills characters, for a few pages I [...]
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