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If you've done the pr Executive Summary: If you've done the previous two in audio, you should know what to expect.
Hopefully like me you have a way to increase the volume so you can enjoy Mr. Brand's otherwise excellent narration. Full Review After how much I enjoyed the last two, it was almost going to be impossible for this book to live up to my expectations. Some of this is probably on me. I read Blood Song and Tower Lord back to back. It's been about a year since then, and my memory on the details were fuzzy. I should have reread.
I wish there was a wiki or something with plot points and character bios I could have used to refresh myself. I struggled at the start remembering many of the minor characters.
I think all books in a series and really all audio books in general should have a list of the important characters with maybe a 1 sentence reminder of who they are. It would really help a lot. There are just too many books to reread previous books every time a new one comes out, even books I loved as much as the last two. Both of those books grabbed me early on and never let go. That never really happened here.
I was always happy to pick it back up, but I wasn't making excuses to listen longer or counting down the time until I could get back to listening. So unfortunately I can't the whole series 5 stars. I also found myself wondering for much of the second half of the book if there would be enough time to resolve everything. For the most part I think he does a good job of converging the different story lines, but it required a fairly large info-dump near the end to do so.
That said, I really love the world Mr. Ryan has built, and I'm especially fond of the characters. It's always great to read about them, and this book is no different. However Vaelin's chapters are pretty interesting as well. Lyrna's story was still enjoyable, just not as much as the others. Overall this has been one of the best series I've found in the last few years. I'd happily read another series set in this world, especially if we can visit again with some of the characters.
This is definitely a series I'll revisit down the road on a reread. Maybe reading all 3 back to back I won't struggle as much as the start and enjoy it more the second time. Either way, I'll be looking forward to checking out what Mr.
Ryan has in store for us next. View all 29 comments. Oct 24, Gavin rated it really liked it Shelves: The first two books in the series Blood Song and Tower Lord were exceptional books. They had everything a reader of epic fantasy could desire.
Action, mystery, romance, intrigue, and plenty of surprises. The world building was good, the plot complex, and the various characters were full of depth and personality. This series finale did not quite match those books in terms of overall quality. A lot of the same building blocks were present so Queen of Fire was still an enjoyable read, but it had flaws and issues that made it a less enjoyable read than its predecessors.
As a result I was left feeling slightly disappointed that this did not live up to my, admittedly lofty, expectations. The story picks up where we left off at the end of Tower Lord.
The Volarian invasion of the Unified Realm had been defeated and our group of heroes lead by Queen Lyrna are about to embark on a counter invasion of their own to finally put an end to the evil Volarian Empire and to confront the mysterious Ally who pulls its strings.
The story was enjoyable for the most part and we did get plenty of action and the revelations to a lot of the mysteries that were present in the first two books. All four of the POV characters from Tower Lord returned here and were joined by an additional new character.
The new character actually turned out to be a surprise star of the book. Vaelin's POV and story arc turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. Vaelin just lacked the same spark without the blood song and he was lumbered with a quest type story arc that was slow and plodding at times. He was still a likeable guy who is easy to root for and admire, but I'll admit to being very depressed at times while reading his story as he never seems able to catch a break!
Lyrna and Frentis have always been complicated characters and it was no different in this one. Both had interesting POV segments, but unfortunately both characters developed in directions I did not enjoy as they fought against feelings of vengeance for most of the book.
Reva has always been a easy character to love and it was no different here. She is as kick ass as ever and had a ton of interesting scenes towards the end.
The flaw in her story arc was that she had no real story for the first half of the book! Queen of Fire had three major failings that hurt it in comparison to the earlier books. The first was the unremittingly bleak and depressing tone to the story. I never felt that way while reading Blood Song and Tower Lord as despite the sometimes bleak and dark happenings I always felt an undercurrent of hope. QoF lacked that hope and it definitely hurt the story. The second was the way the various romances played out.
Ryan did a good job in the earlier books in the series of building a number of different and interesting romantic bonds between the various characters. That was gone in this instalment and it felt like he actively went out of his way to destroy and stamp down on any chance his of happiness his characters might find with each other or just with their lives in general.
Depressing and disappointing in my opinion. The last of the major failings was the unsatisfying ending. We did get a decent conclusion to the main story arc that focused on the battle against the Ally and the Volarian Empire, so I have no complaints in that regard, even considering a tiny mystery that left open the possibility of a sequel series was dangled. What left me feeling so unsatisfied was how things ended for our batch of lovable POV characters.
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I felt like they deserved better. I look back at this review and see that it is packed full of me moaning about the flaws and shortcomings I found. I guess that is a sure sign that this failed to live up to my expectations. Despite that I will again point out that I did actually enjoy reading this! It is not as good as it could have been, but it is better than the vast majority of lesser fantasy reads that are out there.
Audio Note: I do not dislike Steven Brand as a narrator and I'm glad the series kept a consistent narrator throughout, but I do wish he was a tiny bit more adept at differentiating between character voices.
View all 31 comments. Trilogy Review: It focused on one character — Vaelin, and his coming of age story. Taking place in the school one of my favorite settings it offered a combative learning environment that honestly reminded me of Harry Potter adventures meets the medieval, gritty reality of Trilogy Review: Taking place in the school one of my favorite settings it offered a combative learning environment that honestly reminded me of Harry Potter adventures meets the medieval, gritty reality of Game of Thrones.
I have a few theories as to why. The sequels are very different from the first one. His story also went from a single point of view to multiple, bouncing around in a very Game of Thrones manner.
I actually liked the different perspectives, each one adding a missing piece to the puzzle and written as well as Vaelin.
Ironically, though, the passages involving Vaelin, the initial hero of the saga, became the least interesting… odd, right? This overall story arc remained the same, but everything built up in the first book got swept under the rug in favor of these other storylines. While I understand how this could lead to a lot of disappointment, I admit I enjoyed Tower Lord book 2 almost as much is the first book. Via The Obsessive Bookseller at www. View all 9 comments. Nov 24, Mark Halse rated it did not like it Shelves: I'm calling this one.
Date of death: July 22, I'm distraught over this book. I'm hurt, genuinely hurt. It put a love and a thirst for fantasy that will never be satiated. After I read it I loved it so much that I started looking for similar fantasy books and have devoured a great many. Martin style POV chapters were a sore let down. But the story was still there and kept me interested.
Why create such an awesome character just to let him hang out in the snow for most of the book. And the other two books in this series both got a little confusing at times and forced me to reread here and there, but this confused mess had me rereading every damn page.
Maybe I'm not the brightest reader in the world and I'm sure there are plenty of people that will love and feel satisfied with this book but I'm not one of them. Reva is conscripting peasants, Vaelin's off building snowmen, Frentis is freeing slaves and Lyrna is of doing God knows what.
And this bullshit would be fine if I could follow it in a coherent way. I'm not going to finish this book. This book was so terrible that i don't even care about the loose ends. I don't care if Vaelin gets his song back or if the Ally eats them all. Very cute, Mr.
Ryan but fuck off, man. You will never get another ten bucks out of this reader View all 16 comments. Oct 23, Algernon Darth Anyan rated it really liked it Shelves: Blood Song - 4,5 stars - excellent debut from a new author, interesting worldbuilding, great lead character, some minor issues with using fantasy tropes magic school, chosen one, warring kingdoms, secret societies Tower Lord - 4 stars - solid sequel, major expansion of worldbuilding, filled with action, less engaging characters and feels like trying to hold too many balls up in the air at the same time.
Queen of Fire - 3,5 stars - good, action packed like its "Raven's Shadow" books for me: Queen of Fire - 3,5 stars - good, action packed like its predecessors, ties up all the loose ends, but it feels rushed, like three novels worth of material packed into one.
Also feels less original than the debut, more like a generic dark fantasy with a fellowship on a quest to bring down an evil overlord. That would make it about four stars for the whole series, but math is not really my strong point, especially when it comes down to weighting the pro and cons of epic fantasy. I personally rate Anthony Ryan above Brandon Sanderson or Brent Weeks, for example, but I believe the promise of the debut novel was not realized in its full potential by the end of the story.
Part of the problem may still be personal, as I had problems keeping track of who is who in the novel, despite the helpful list at the back. This confusion became particularly annoying when one of these numerous side characters met with an untimely death and I was supposed to be deeply moved by his or her loss. I believe they were underdeveloped for the emotional demands made on the reader.
Another personal peeve was the interest I had in the lead from the first book, the Tower Lord Vaelin al Sorna, who started to take a step back from the action already in book two, and who is more like a figurehead in this last installment. Other characters share the lion's share of the action, in particular Queen Lyrna, Reva Munstor and Frentis, but even their storylines are diluted and rushed by the need to establish and follow up on the rest of the cast. As I already mentioned in the intro, maybe a couple of more books would have achieved a better balance between the worldbuilding, the action and the character development.
The rich and diverse history of the world and the intriguing religious systems are also highlights of the series for me, translated in a mix of martial and magical competences for the heroes. Less accomplished are some of the adversaries, with the ever increasing talents of the Volarian slave soldiers stretching the suspension of disbelief to breaking point. I had to concentrate and look at the glossary to make out the differences between Kuritai, Varitai and all the other 'tai's Vaelin and friends fought against.
The ultimate adversary is mysterious and powerful in its talent to control the minds of his minions from beyond the veil of death, but view spoiler [ bringing him down turns into a slight disappointment: It's more of a case of being too focused on following the plot and keeping track of the names of the cast to concentrate too much on style.
The author is still pretty close to the top of my list of new fantasy talents to watch out for in the next years. Aug 03, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 29, Kaora rated it liked it.
This review DOES contain spoilers for previous books in the series! Queen of Fire is the ending to the trilogy Raven's Shadow, a fantasy series that I felt wasn't groundbreaking but I enjoyed nonetheless.
Queen Lyrna is bringing the fight to Volarian soil in order to end the war once and for all. The book is not focused on Vaelin as the first book, but instead follows the same format as book two, jumping between main characters.
With book two I found some characters that I truly enjoyed and others that I disliked, but overall it was a great book. Unfortunately I felt like this book took too long in order to get started, which is why it lost a few stars. Fortunately it started to pick up with Vaelin, who remained my favorite POV through to the end. There was one POV that I really disliked. In the end of the last book Weaver healed Queen Lyrna of her scars, which I actually was quite disappointed in. I felt she made a far more interesting character with her scars, and I felt that after she was healed she fell flat.
The scars gave her reason to change from the manipulative woman she was before into a true leader and I enjoyed watching her grow as a character. Once healed, she fell flat, and I couldn't understand why it was done. Does a Queen have to be beautiful and flawless? Can a Queen not be scarred? I couldn't stand her in the first book, and the same was true in this one. She was my least favorite POV. However, other than this the story was solid, with some great characters that you love, and others you love to hate.
This series is a great debut and I'm interested to see what else this author pens. View all 4 comments. Sep 19, Athena Shardbearer marked it as to-read Shelves: Who do I have to kill to get this one????? View all 14 comments. May 05, Mihir rated it really liked it. There was a line in the book about a Queen Of Fire and of the Darkblade that was to serve her. When I learnt that the trilogy ending volume would be titled the same, I was extremely excited. As an Anthony Ryan fan, we have been waiting to what happens to Vaelin Al Sorna and the other characters from the unified realm and other areas.
Be warned that since this is the concluding volume, my review will have spoilers for the preceding volumes as I will have to talk of certain events and characters. The Unified Realm is in a precarious situation as the Volarian invaders have ravaged it. She turned out to be as deadly a warrior as Vaelin. However her hold was weakened enough for him to regain his person and make his escape. Things however are dire as the unified realm is in shambles and no one knows what will happen next.
Vaelin has lost his song and finds himself much more human for the first time in his life. Reva is feted as a great warrior and championed by her people. Lyrna conscripts her in her campaign to attack Volaria. He however is very wary of the moment when he will have to explain his actions. What ends up happening is an insane action-packed volume wherein many secrets are revealed and many characters face deaths.
What do I say about this concluding volume, this is an action packed storyline very similar to Tower Lord. Lyrna is far from the tempered character we met at the start of the second volume.
Lyrna in many ways was the perfect foil to Vaelin, her brilliant acumen to his unsurpassed martial skills. Her faith in intelligence to that of his in people. In this volume, we finally get to see how dangerous she truly can be.
Vaelin is Vaelin and with the loss of his Blood Song, he seems more conflicted with his choices and actions. Reva has another life-changing arc play out in this book. Her skills get further refined with certain plot twists that happen in the second half of the story. For those who thought Reva had it rough, will be shocked to see what new tests she has to overcome.
Never one to shirk his duty, he does his best to aid his fellow warriors in the fight against the Volarians. Alucius was a surprise POV character and his arc plays out crucially not only for him but for his beloved. Lastly the surprise package in all of this is Verniers Alishe Someren. Again we only get his account in 5 mini-chapters at the start of each section but I believe his are the juiciest. Infact he even ends up getting one of his fervent wishes granted for discerning readers, look up Blood Song, especially his conversations with Vaelin.
The character cast is at its widest in this volume and it will be good for readers to frequently check up the appendix to see who's who. What are the best points of the story, firstly the author goes all out and lays out all the revelations that are related to the Ally and his machinations. We learn where exactly he came from, what did he do to gain his powers and what lead to the Volarians being the blood thirsty lot that they are shown to be. The truth about Caenis is something that had bugged a lot of readers including me in Tower Lord as he barely made an appearance and then disappeared from the storyline.
We do get to see his return and learn what he's kept secret for so long. Another plus point about this volume is the insane amount of action packed into the pages. Across each POV chapter we get to see either huge battles, or intrigue being played out. Secondly with the first book, there was a lot understated humor to the passages.
I still wish that the author could have tried to bring some dark humor in the passages. But the bigger issue is that his role in the book is wildly shorter than what I imagined it would be. This might hamper the read for many readers who are expecting for it to be fast-paced from the start like Blood Song.
I would sincerely recommend that readers at least read Tower Lord before beginning this volume so as to not get lost. I must reiterate how much story Anthony Ryan has crammed within these pages, I sincerely felt that this story could have been split into two and further fleshed out. Some reader might have grumbled but then many like me would have enjoyed the deep focus. However even with a single volume, the author brings to a spectacular conclusion the story that he began with his self-published bestseller Blood Song.
View all 12 comments. I wish I'd waited for this book to be nearly out before starting the series. I suspect I may have enjoyed it more if I listened to the series back to back. I was going to reread the first two books first - and then realised, I would have loved book one all over again - but I couldn't bring myself to read book 2 again.
I enjoyed book 2 first time around but I doubt I would have enjoyed it twice round. So I started this having lost connection with the main story and never quite reconnecting emotiona I wish I'd waited for this book to be nearly out before starting the series.
So I started this having lost connection with the main story and never quite reconnecting emotionally with the plot. There seemed to be a whole set of new characters as well and I found myself not knowing if these were really new characters or if I had just forgotten who they were. I didn't care either way. The book does have it's highlights. Frentis tearing his way across Volar I did like the ending and not just because I was wishing for vast tracts of the book that it would just end.
Steven Brand's audio narration left me falling asleep. I went back to my reviews of the other two books to check my comments and ended up wondering what person wrote those reviews.
This time around I just found him bland. Same tone of voice for most characters. I suppose it works better if there's only a single POV like in book one. Having read the series now my recommendation would be read book one. In fact I highly recommend you read book one. It's on my favourite's shelf. And then stop. Forget the rest. You don't need to keep going. I'm giving this one 2. My review of Book one Jan 07, Prakhar rated it liked it Shelves: This is a disaster compared to the last books.
I was so looking forward to this, and rarely have I been so thoroughly disappointed by the conclusion to a series. Pointless pages with a lot of crap and little story. I am tempted to knock off another star, but I'll hold of because of how much I loved the last two books. There are so many things wrong with this book I don't even know where to start.
The best part about this series is was the main character. The first book wonderfully developed him This is a disaster compared to the last books. The first book wonderfully developed him.
The second book added supporting characters, with beautiful character evolution, and the best part? This book? It goes backwards. This destroys the main character, and not in a good way.
The main character is stripped of everything that made us love him. If you remove the main character from this book, you wouldn't even notice it! Stupid, tangential characters get all the attention, the big mystery from book one is a flop, unbelievably stupid story arcs and whatnot. There is not a damn thing in this book that stands out.
To say I'm disappointed and let down with this book is an understatement. It would have been much better if Anthony Ryan had put in some time and thought about what he was writing. View all 5 comments. Sep 07, Armina is currently reading it Shelves: Buddy read with Desinka , Gavin , Dan 2.
That's the curse or the blessing? I'm not sure. I still hope to love this book. Despite the fact that I know something about someone which saddened me a lot trying to stay spoiler free here, duh! No, I'm talking about something else. Let's get this party? View all 6 comments. Jun 21, Milda Page Runner rated it liked it Shelves: That said it is still the weakest book in the trilogy imho.
It keeps the same structure as Tower Lord with multiple Povs and suffers similar issues. Vaelin's story takes a backstage again and readers who hoped to see more of him are likely to be disappointed.
Also, deep appreciation to my UK editor, James Long, for his support and commitment to this project. And finally, heartfelt thanks to my long-suffering second set of eyes, Paul Field. Standing tall as always, angular features turned towards the horizon, his cloak wrapped tight against the seaward chill.
My initial puzzlement at finding him here faded as I caught sight of the ship leaving the harbour, a narrow-hulled vessel of Meldenean design, sent to the Northern Reaches with an important passenger, one I knew he would miss greatly. He turned to regard my approach, a tight, wary smile on his lips, and I realised he had lingered to witness my own departure.
Our interactions since the relief of Alltor had been brief, somewhat terse in truth, distracted as he was by the ceaseless tumult of war and whatever malady had plagued him in the aftermath of his already legendary charge.
The fatigue that turned his once-strong features into a sagging mask of red-eyed lethargy and his strident if coarse voice into a droning rasp. It had faded now, I could see. Recent battle seemed to have restored him somehow, making me wonder if he found some form of sustenance in blood and horror.
Can it be? I wondered. Is he seeking forgiveness? I'll accompany you. The reborn court of the Unified Realm had little time or inclination for ceremony. Naturally, our vessel was moored at the farthest end of the line.
I knew his apparent indifference to this theft was at least partly derived from his gift; he could always simply pen fresh copies, and openly since the need to keep such things hidden had disappeared.
The Dark, as they called it, now revealed and discussed openly, the Gifted free to practice their talents without fear of swift torment and execution, at least in theory.
I could see the lingering fear on the faces of those not so talented, and the envy, making me wonder if perhaps the wisest course would have been to keep the Gifted in the shadows. But could shadows ever linger in the fires of war? Seeking out signs in the undergrowth of correspondence and memoir, tracking prey via the spoor of memory. I don't expect to find a complete and unbiased history of this thing, be it beast or man or neither. But it will have left traces, and I intend to hunt it down.
Where is your certainty? I thought. It had been one of his most aggravating traits during our previous association; the implacable, unshakeable surety. Now there was just a grim and troubled man weighed down by the prospect of trials to come. And you're right, the Ally will most likely see it all. Any more than your Emperor can expect to remain immune from the Ally's attentions.
Just ink, paper and wax, I thought.
Yet it could send millions to war. We halted as we came to the ship, a broad-beamed Meldenean trader, her planking still scorched from the Battle of the Teeth, rails bearing the scars of blades and arrowheads, patches on the sails furled to the rigging. My eyes were also drawn to the serpentine figurehead which, despite having lost much of its lower jaw, retained a certain familiarity.
My gaze found the captain at the head of the gangplank, thick arms crossed, his face set in a glower, a face I recalled all too well. There was a faint glimmer of amusement in his gaze as he shrugged.
I'll join you in a moment. I look forward to hearing the tale of your campaign. There were some. I have scant notion of how this war will end, or even if either of us will live to see its end. But if we do, find me again and I promise you'll have nothing but truth from me. For what scholar does not hunger for truth from one such as he? But there was no gratitude as I looked into his gaze, no thought save a name.
How does a killer bear the weight of killing and still call himself human? But we are both killers now, and I find it burdens my soul not at all. Vaelin Al Sorna would sacrifice his life for his queen - and may yet have to. Only by unmasking the Volarians' mysterious Ally can the tide of war be turned. To this end, Vaelin must travel deep into the icebound north, in search of a man who cannot die - and he must do it without the aid of his blood song, which has fallen ominously silent.
Queen of Fire is the spectacular conclusion to the internationally bestselling Raven's Shadow series - a powerful tale of desperate battles, deadly politics and epic adventure.
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