The Broken World Book Two - StarSword

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Fate has changed for a chosen few, who set off across the Wilden Sea in a stone ship that Chanter created, heading for the Plains of Redemption to escape the Black Riders. When they reach the western continent, however, they find themselves in a land gone mad. The spirits of earth and forest have turned against Trumankind, and to set foot upon the soil is certain death. More

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Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Words: 73,840
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458180889
About T C Southwell

T. C. Southwell was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the Seychelles when she was a baby. She spent her formative years exploring the islands – mostly alone. Naturally, her imagination flourished and she developed a keen love of other worlds. The family travelled through Europe and Africa and, after the death of her father, settled in South Africa.

T. C. Southwell has written over thirty fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as five screenplays. Her hobbies include motorcycling, horse riding and art, and she is now a full-time writer.

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Review by: khay9yne on Oct. 12, 2014 :
It wasn't a bad read - I've certainly read worse - but it's nowhere as good as the Book One. I trully enjoyed the introduction of the wind spirit (the originality was really sublime), but then everything went south from there.

Talsy is still her petulant, "i'm-more-special-than-you" self, only she's terribly more irritating and childish now (somehow the book keeps claiming that she is very intelligent but I just don't see it); Kieran is still his one-dimensional, klunky and blundering self, too. The character to show some change is, strangely, the Mujar; seems the former taciturn un-man just can't keep his perfect mouth shut.

All said, it's a good book if you keep expectations low. I certainly hope Book Three revives the eloquence and originality I've come to expect from Southwell.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Vanessa Finaughty on Feb. 22, 2013 :
In StarSword, Book 2 of The Broken World fantasy series, Southwell takes you on a whirlwind journey of adventure, thrills, fear and hope. By the end of the first book, I already loved these characters, particularly Chanter, and I wasn’t disappointed this time either.

This book introduces many new characters, all of whom add to the story’s enjoyment, and the ideas put forth in this series will entice and intrigue you. If that’s not enough, the well-rounded characters and their interactions are assured to keep you turning the page until long after your self-appointed bedtime.

If you’re a fantasy lover, don’t miss reading this series… or anything else this author has written, mind you.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: A. Ying on July 22, 2011 :
I am glad I decided to give book 2 a try, as it definitely broadened the spiritual concept and gave it more depth and complexity. I do still think the book would benefit from less clear distinction between right/wrong and good/bad, as reality is never as clear cut as depicted (yes, even fantasy readers have to be able to suspend disbelief).
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: nader henry on March 10, 2011 :
My reviews are very simple, I either like the book and recommend it or I don't.
I like the book and recommend it. the author is at par with my favorite Sci-fi authors (David Weber, Anne McCaffrey, David Drake) to name a few.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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