Oathbreaker, Book 2 PDF À Oathbreaker, Book PDF/EPUB

Oathbreaker, Book 2 PDF À Oathbreaker, Book PDF/EPUB

Oathbreaker, Book 2 ❮Download❯ ➵ Oathbreaker, Book 2 Author Colin McComb – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This is the story of Alton a budding magus a wizard's apprentice in the service of the Empire of Terona Swept into a new life in the mad days following the death of the old king Alton struggles with t This is the story of Alton a budding magus a wizard's apprentice in the service of the Empire of Terona Swept into a new life in the mad days following the death of the old king Alton struggles with the fearsome mysteries of magic faces treacheries small and large and engineers a betrayal Oathbreaker, Book PDF/EPUB or of his own to further his ambitionsBut victory as always has a cost a magus does not walk easily among ordinary citizens Isolated and lonely he seeks a deeper meaning to his life and what begins as a petty conflict with brigands leads Alton to discover to his horror that the world holds than he had ever imaginedAnd all his powers may not be enough to stand against a blasphemy that threatens life itselfThe Magus’s Tale is the second book in the Oathbreaker series.


9 thoughts on “Oathbreaker, Book 2

  1. Colin Colin says:

    Once again I break the boundaries of good taste decorum and proper civilized behavior by declaring my own book a five star read But here's the thing I really really like it I mean apart from the knowledge that I can change anything I like in it and there's no one to stop me I can sit down and re read this book and be happy with what I've read I'll admit that there are moments when I wonder if I can pull off the whole epistolary style of the book if it tells a coherent story if I know what I'm doing Then I read this and I think Yes Clearly I can clearly it does and clearly I doBut then I might be a little biased How about this? Read the first book it's free here on Goodreads then read this one and if you don't like it I will gladly listen to you explain to me how and why you didn't like it Offer good for a limited time only


  2. Ucale Ucale says:

    If you read the first one in the series and enjoyed it then you will definitely like this one Book 1 was good in its own right but to me everything comes together just right in The Magus's Tale The writing's sound the plot is good and the intertwining of the different characters is even slicker in this one Very much enjoyed itA uestion for the author though Any news on the next book? Having just finished this one I am very much up for buying book 3


  3. Rob Rob says:

    The Magus’s Tale book two in Colin McComb’s Oathbreaker series primarily follows young Alton a boy plucked from certain death by Magus Underhill to become the elderly magus's apprentice Alton spends his childhood and adolescence excelling at powerful magic despite abusive treatment from his master Once Alton becomes a magus in his own right he learns that great power comes with a price—loneliness To earn acceptance from his nervous neighbors in the village of Lower Pippen he uses his magic to cure their ills and protect them from the bitter weather and wild animals that assault their farmsBut what seems like a minor encounter with petty brigands blows up into an unimaginably horrible event that releases a terror upon the world that “threatens life itself”The Magus’s Tale is Alton’s story but we do learn what the main characters from book one The Knight’s Tale have been up to Sir Pelagir General Glasyin and Princess Caitrona are living a relatively uiet life in the small village of Kingsecret—an ironic place to settle considering Caitrona’s lineage While Pelagir is forced to use his Knight’s Elite skills to keep the authorities off their tails ten year old Caitrona displays glimpses of the leadership and tenacity she’ll need when she gets older and fulfills her royal destinyMcComb’s writing is just as gorgeous in this book as it was in The Knight’s Tale McComb spices his prose with imagery and metaphor without drawing attention away from the story or doing so in a way that’s inappropriate for the viewpoint characters As with book one The Magus's Tale is told for the most part in first person point of view through character letters or confessions It’s a rare structure that can be confusing at first—characters arrive that don’t seem to have anything to do with the story up till that point—but you can trust McComb He brings these multiple threads together in an explosive finale that I certainly never saw comingThe book ended on a downer and a cliff hanger but this is book two of a series and McComb apparently does not intend for each book to be stand alone I do ignore my stand alone preferences for a “cliff hanger” series that is well done and Oathbreaker is such a series You fellow stand aloners out there should do the sameBoth books in the Oathbreaker series have the character development of Rothfuss the grittiness of Erikson and the efficient prose and world building of Cook The Magus’s Tale has made me an official fan of Colin McComb


  4. Sander Philipse Sander Philipse says:

    The second book in this three part series is a significant improvement over the first The world is interesting and somewhat original taking the science is magic in a post apocalyptic world a few steps further than most do The plot meanders a little but takes a few surprising twists toward the end and you do get pulled from chapter to chapter by the story developments Unlike the first book The Magus's Tale is largely character driven and tends to take you closer to the action which makes the book much compelling McComb's prose flows smoothly and the characters are interesting and sympathetic enough to get you invested in their actionsThere are still a few lingering issues McComb has a tendency to take you away from the action telling the story in letters written by characters divorced from events themselves This framing device mostly serves to limit character development and involvement It's a form of telling instead of showing that seems to plague McComb's writing There's also a little too much exposition and irrelevant background detail especially at the beginning of the book This leads to for instance spending a few paragraphs explaining the background of a children's teacher at the start of the book That teacher then doesn't show up until the end of the book when she neatly repeats all of that background information in dialog There are also a few too many viewpoint switches which leads to some disjointed storytelling But overall this was an enjoyable read and a massive improvement over the first installment Now to wait for the third novella in the series


  5. Steven Steven says:

    Amazing read I heartily recommend for both content and structure Colin's method of splitting the tale in Book 1 and this one up among a variety of narrators and story threads makes this a fascinating series as if the full story narrative skips stones across the whole and each person's story is its own rippling impact Watching the various threads interact and cross made me want to sit down and reread Book 1 as well to count just how many plot balls are still in motion as I want to be ready for Book 3's continuation of the surprising twists at the end of this book


  6. Alan Mills Alan Mills says:

    Second volume not as good as the firstThis volume continues the story begun until in the first book of a post apocalyptic word where what used to be science is now considered magic and is closely controlled to avoid those who control the magic from again destroying the worldIn this volume a young wizard displaces his mentor and assumes control of magic in the town While he is initially able to use his power to protect the town from bandits things uickly begin to spiral out of controlSeveral of the story lines from the first volume virtually disappear the princess which I assumed would be central to the story barely is developed as a character at all; and their is a weird undefined evil force which appearsBut despite these very real weaknesses there is enough narrative tension to keep the reader interested Don't think I'll be continuing with this series assuming get written


  7. Nathan Nathan says:

    I started this book with mixed feelings from the first one The first book is reviewed here so I won't repeat it I simply found the vignettes too short and scattered For this book I took my time and stopped with most perspective changes This should have worked Unfortunately for a book about an apprentice magus it gets distracted by the focus character of the first book Those vignettes would have been better left for another book A few of the vignettes are acceptable but none really show us who the main character isMost of them also suffer being so tiny that they add nothing to the story For instance mysterious child gets mysterious power then another then another then travels without knowing why and ends up as plot device for demonic possession Pretty words dress it up but that is the impact that vignette has on the book I assume we will see spatterings of this character in future volumes but that merely mean this vignette does not belong hereTowards the end we get a direct viewpoint vignette that is half spent recapping the entirety of the book Considering the small size of the story it felt like watching a children's cartoon with recaps after every commercial break followed by thirty seconds of story and another commercialI feel as though the author was trying to show us the transformation of this apprentice but never showed us enough the even understand the character at any pointMy recommendation is for this book is not to waste your time on it unless at the very least the author had reached volume 7 Hopefully with that many volumes we will actually have a cohesive story Even then I also suspect that the narrative must continue to jump about or else break the feel of the books and I do not have high hopes that the author will manage to find a focus on his third tryPS The secret heir to the empire is hidden in the town of Kingsecret? Really? King Secret?


  8. Scott Gray Scott Gray says:

    I loved Colin McComb’s “The Knight’s Tale” the first book in the Oathbreaker series just about as much as a man can love a book — which has created an unexpected problem for me insofar as i now need to explain how i can love “The Magus’s Tale” even The events of the second Oathbreaker novel pick up where “A Knight’s Tale” leaves off and expand on the story of Sir Pelargir the title character of the first book and the infant princess he kidnapped and is raising in the hope that she might one day save an empire eaten away by corruption and poised to fall But even as that story plays out McComb lays down an entirely new narrative through the tale of Alton a young boy whose dark and often bloody path takes him from orphan to apprentice mage to magus in the service of the empire “The Magus’s Tale” completely tears open the dramatic foundations that McComb laid down in “The Knight’s Tale” dialing up the action and the threat level that surrounds the book’s arcane tech even as it expands on the history of the world with a number of devastating revelations However even as McComb unveils secrets he’s laid down threads of mystery as he broadens the scope of his taleWhen I read “The Knights’ Tale” I did a thing I do with most books in a series and made subconscious guesses about where the overall story was going to I was right on probably about ten percent of “The Magus’s Tale”; for the rest of it McComb knocked my expectations completely on their metaphorical ass I’m now left in a position where I have absolutely no idea where this story is going how it’s going to end or what fate awaits the characters — and I’m loving that I had one uibble with “The Knight’s Tale” that I also have with “The Magus’s Tale” — it’s far too freaking short I’ll add to that a second uibble which is that McComb isn’t writing fast enough for my liking I expect him to get to work on that as uickly as possible


  9. Eric Snell Eric Snell says:

    While I'm all for learning about new characters that will potentially build the overall narrative for a series I'm less likely to enjoy a book that almost completely veers away from the main characters of the original book I'm not just talking about the way it's told in eyewitness accounts versus 1st person narrative eitherHonestly I really wanted to like Oathbreaker Book 2 but I couldn't make myself care about Alton much I spent most of my time reading this book trying to find tidbits of information on Sir Peligar and the little princess I get that this book is about setting up the back story for the future antagonist and everything but to completely exclude the main characters is wrong I think Peligar and Princess Caitrona are featured in roughly 10% of the book Anyway this book was a bit of a let down considering that I really enjoyed the first book Maybe I'll read Book 3 when it rolls around I just hope that it will focus on the lives of Peligar and Caitrona next time Otherwise it may be the last one I read


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