North, is where the battle will take place.North, is where Farden must go.But to death, to glory, or to both The Arka have chosen their champion, and now he must lead them to the top of the world The Spine, where the black mountains belch fire, and where the battle against cataclysm will take place upon the ice.As they travel north in a warship clad in iron, the KrauslunNorth, is where the battle will take place.North, is where Farden must go.But to death, to glory, or to both The Arka have chosen their champion, and now he must lead them to the top of the world The Spine, where the black mountains belch fire, and where the battle against cataclysm will take place upon the ice.As they travel north in a warship clad in iron, the Krauslung they leave behind is crumbling Not under the onslaught of the girl and her daemons, but from within, under the force of greed and poisonous ambition It seems there are too many battles to fight.Now, with the Sirens silent, the frozen north in uproar, and the responsibility mounting, Emaneska s champion must face a choice.Can he tread the tunnels of Hel to save the world To save a woman ghost than alive To claim the armour he has always longed for For salvation lies in the hands of a Knight fifteen hundred years dead, and in the red gold armour of a certain mage.Salvation lies with Scalussen.
Dead Stars Part Two North is where the battle will take place North is where Farden must go But to death to glory or to both The Arka have chosen their champion and now he must lead them to the top of the world The
This book is AMAZING I ve loved every page of the four book Emaneska series by the wonderfully talented young author, Mr Ben Galley I m so glad I stumbled on this fantasy series by accident by walking into Waterstones in Southampton and seeing the first book The Written , I was hooked almost immediately by the main character, Farden, a Mage, a written So deep, so scarred by his experiences, someone you can identify with.Well on to a review of this final book Dead Stars, part two , following the [...]
A riveting finale to the Emaneska series, fast paced, action packed with some wonderful characters This is a highly recommended dark fantasy series littered with magick, tattooed mages, daemons, dragons and Gods in an epic battle of good versus evil.If you ve not read any of this series the first second novels, The Written Pale Kings are both available on Kindle for an excellent price and its well worth following the flawed hero as he battles both himself and the insurmountable odds thrown at hi [...]
So now that I ve come to the end of the Emaneska series I can give my final thoughts.Bloody Brilliant.The characters are fantastic The Siren race feels like it has existed along side the standard elves and dwarves of so many years The protagonist is one of the realest feeling characters of any fantasy book I ve read, adding a few twists on the archetypal hero The supporting characters are excellent, the final battle is truly Epic and the story had me grinning like a baboon in places.The only dow [...]
Awesome This is a fantastic book to end one of the best fantasy series I have read, ever My only disappointment is that the Emaneska series has come to an end.
I finished this book a little while ago, but I wanted to take some time to let it sink in before writing a review This book has a lot going for it, a lot to enjoy, but in the end I found it less satisfying than, perhaps it could have been This book picks up just after the end of Part 1 and the aftermath of the demon assault Farden is still Farden angry, bitter, and still suffering the effects of 15 years of nevermar use While he slowly is regaining his confidence and strength, for the most part [...]
I feel bad rating this one so poorly, but I really didn t enjoy it at all.I thought the first book in the series was not great but not bad, and a worthy first offering.I thought the second book in the series suffered from too many characters, but had an OK story that kept my interest.I thought the third book in the series had really good writing, got rid of a lot of useless characters, and focused on an interesting story for about 2 3 of the book, but kind of lost steam at the end If the author [...]
Satisfying conclusion to the Emaneska series while leaving just a few loose ends in case the author ever wants to return I really enjoyed this series The characters were compelling, the story line was interesting, and I was often surprised by certain plot twists I have to say the last third of the book is so action packed that I stayed up until 1AM to finish it The only critique I have, and in my eyes this is minor, is that the manuscripts for these books need a proofreader There were some typos [...]
A good read, with some pretty epic scenes Sadly, it is suffering a bit from the lack of imagination where the gods are concerned If you are not writing actual norse mythology like the Iron Druid Chronicles, for example , don t steal some of their gods for your world Or at least change their names to make it less obvious.The book has both a satisfying and an unsatisfying ending The ending itself is epic, but while the immediate plots have been resolved, there are still some important plot arcs th [...]
Basically some good ideas but quality of writing variable Unsatisfying end to an odd series.
So I had written a review but thanks to the erratic internet, it was never posted sigh Alright I was roughly saying that the end was satisfyingd at the same time it was not Why Simply because a couple of plots were left unfinished and I was left scratching my head What about Malvus What about Loki What about Illith s vision prediction view spoiler that the one who would kill her would be dealt with That she had seen to it that he would die Well, nobody killed him hide spoiler This unfinished bus [...]
Absolutely an Awesome ReadI just finished Ben Galley s Emaneska Series and I wish there were 12 books still to go, I loved it that much Although Galley s main character is in many ways flawed, the trials and tribulations he goes through during these four books change him into a hero anyone could love This series is colorful, funny, and brilliantly written so the reader gets the most out of each chapter Galley s characters are so well developed that I truly am sad to see them go Well done and br [...]
This was so much better than the last one back to the Farden that we all know and love My only criticism would be that SPOLIER ALERT when Farden s daughter dies the author could have pulled on the heart strings a lot I was dissapointed that what I had been waiting for, for the whole book, was over in a matter of seconds This could have been such a poignant and bitter sweet moment.I will definitely be reading anything else that Ben writes and i will miss Emaneska.
Satisfying ending, though there are a lot of loose threads perhaps he intends to write books in the series I hope so, and I d buy them view spoiler No explanation for why Lilith does what she does Vice is dead, so she doesn t have to do what he ordered Hints that she s set up something to happen in the future, someone will kill Farden, but that s left hanging, as is the situation with Malvus hide spoiler
The Emaneska Series is the reason I am trying to get into writing It has everything a good series should have Brilliantly witty with one of the most original magic systems and such easy to read writing If I listed every positive about this book I would be sitting here for quite some time Well done to Ben Galley for such a brilliant series
What can i say I can t believe the saga has come to an end, so invested I was with the character and the storyline And yet with the way the story end I have my fingers cross for a surprising stories to come Thanks Ben for sharing this journey with us
It was an arduous journey to read the entire series, but Ben Galley wraps it all up nicely in the fourth book and it left me with a satisfying feeling Overall, the series was a pleasant read.
Love Excellent finish, need though