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The Eye of the Hunter

The Eye of the Hunter review Ñ 6 review × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Dennis L. McKiernan Nds of Mithgar The price of Stoke's doom had been a beloved companion's life the two plunging locked in combat down an icy chasm which had sealed shut the ring of eternity Now the comet known as the Eye of the Hunter again rode Mithgar's skies and the creatures of darkness once again ravaged the lands h This book is too long first of all It is over 590 pages long That length could easily have been lessened by removing several passages that are not necessary or helpful to the storyAlso this book is SO not for younger readers Honestly we absolutely do NOT need to know how the main villain was conceived I think most older readers even should read with much much discretion Because McKiernan does not have an absolute outside morality to appeal to and the villain is at least seemingly human he has to go to great lengths to show that Baron Stoke is indeed evil He does this by making the Baron a sadistic torturer who flays his victims before impaling them Not nice stuff and McKiernan doesn t go into loving detail about his techniue however he shows us the disgustinghorrifying results of this torture I think that had he had an outside morality source then he could simply have said that Stoke was evil and wouldn t have had to show us Other than that this is a slow paced chase book and only the ending saved this book from getting my lowest possible recommendation Basically McKiernan is using this almost six hundred page book to set up for yet another of his booksSynopsis and Review Some sixty or so years before the Winter War that war chronicled in the Iron Tower Trilogy four companions hunted the monster known as Baron Stoke a sadistic killer These four were Riatha an Elfess Urus a Beor and Petal and Tomlin Warrow damman and buccaran They tracked down Stoke ruthlessly and kill him they think but at the cost of Urus being trapped with him in a glacier However Riatha receives a prophecyWhen Spring comes upon the landYet Winter grips with icy handAnd the Eye of the Hunter stalks night skiesBane and Blessing alike will riseLastborn Firstborn of those who wereStand at thy side in the light of the BearHunter and huntedWho can sayWhich is which on a given day A thousand years pass and the Eye of the Hunter again prepares to stalk the skies Again Riatha prepares to stalk Stoke To join her come Faeril last born of the firstborn daughters of Petal and Gwylly last born of the firstborn sons of Tomlin Also with a vendetta of his own the mysterious elf Aravan Together they travel to the glacier where both ally and enemy disappeared into a rift in the ice a thousand years gone They arrive there under the comet known as the Eye of the Hunter to find that Stoke has survived the time in the glacier but Urus has also Since Stoke has disappeared with little trace the five band together to kill Stoke and rid the world of this great evil In the end what happens I will not say I think that if you manage to slog through all 590 pages you deserve the nice surprise at the end However I do not believe I will be re reading this book any time soon I will say this though that McKiernan is setting up for his Ragnarok saga Planet of the Bugs us the disgustinghorrifying results of this torture I think that had he had an outside morality source then he could simply have said that Stoke was evil and wouldn t have had to show Fishes of the Open Ocean us Other than that this is a slow paced chase book and only the ending saved this book from getting my lowest possible recommendation Basically McKiernan is Out of Bounds (Boundaries, using this almost six hundred page book to set Grass, Sky, Song up for yet another of his booksSynopsis and Review Some sixty or so years before the Winter War that war chronicled in the Iron Tower Trilogy four companions hunted the monster known as Baron Stoke a sadistic killer These four were Riatha an Elfess Urus a Beor and Petal and Tomlin Warrow damman and buccaran They tracked down Stoke ruthlessly and kill him they think but at the cost of Urus being trapped with him in a glacier However Riatha receives a prophecyWhen Spring comes Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos upon the landYet Winter grips with icy handAnd the Eye of the Hunter stalks night skiesBane and Blessing alike will riseLastborn Firstborn of those who wereStand at thy side in the light of the BearHunter and huntedWho can sayWhich is which on a given day A thousand years pass and the Eye of the Hunter again prepares to stalk the skies Again Riatha prepares to stalk Stoke To join her come Faeril last born of the firstborn daughters of Petal and Gwylly last born of the firstborn sons of Tomlin Also with a vendetta of his own the mysterious elf Aravan Together they travel to the glacier where both ally and enemy disappeared into a rift in the ice a thousand years gone They arrive there The Illusionists under the comet known as the Eye of the Hunter to find that Stoke has survived the time in the glacier but Urus has also Since Stoke has disappeared with little trace the five band together to kill Stoke and rid the world of this great evil In the end what happens I will not say I think that if you manage to slog through all 590 pages you deserve the nice surprise at the end However I do not believe I will be re reading this book any time soon I will say this though that McKiernan is setting O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, up for his Ragnarok saga

review × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Dennis L. McKiernan

The Eye of the Hunter review Ñ 6 review × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Dennis L. McKiernan A thousand years had passed since the Eye of the Hunter last glared in the heavens A thousand years since the immortal Elfess Riatha brought word of the prophecy to the Warrows Tomlin and Petal with whom she had leagued to hunt down and defeat Baron Stoke one of the most evil beings to ever stalk the la Okay so I had to reset rating for this book from five stars to three because the last time I read this book I was an emotional pre teen who had a sick obsession with high fantasy and I can honestly say that if nothing else my reading tastes have broadenedSo my biggest complaint as an adult The unnecessary addition of a descriptor for every character in every mention until halfway through the book I understand what his intentions were considering there are other books whose events influence this one so I think he was trying to use it to build or reinforce backstory But Come ON The golden haired silver eyed Elfess turned to her black haired amber eyed companion and smiled This writing style was also indicative of high fantasy in this era so grain of salt has been added My other big complaint is the archaic writing in general tons of thee and thy and outdated sentence structures that have a lot of unnecessary commas For instance Yet the following morn was fair and as omitted and omitted readied to leave omitted city neither omitted nor omitted would accept any coin saying that omitted s barding had paid for all On its own this sentence isn t difficult to follow but imagine it couched among four or five of its brethren all eually comma d Still the story itself has merit the characters are generally well written and I remember it reducing twelve year old me to tears for days after I put it down Planet of the Bugs unnecessary addition of a descriptor for every character in every mention Fishes of the Open Ocean until halfway through the book I Out of Bounds (Boundaries, understand what his intentions were considering there are other books whose events influence this one so I think he was trying to Grass, Sky, Song use it to build or reinforce backstory But Come ON The golden haired silver eyed Elfess turned to her black haired amber eyed companion and smiled This writing style was also indicative of high fantasy in this era so grain of salt has been added My other big complaint is the archaic writing in general tons of thee and thy and outdated sentence structures that have a lot of Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos unnecessary commas For instance Yet the following morn was fair and as omitted and omitted readied to leave omitted city neither omitted nor omitted would accept any coin saying that omitted s barding had paid for all On its own this sentence isn t difficult to follow but imagine it couched among four or five of its brethren all eually comma d Still the story itself has merit the characters are generally well written and I remember it reducing twelve year old me to tears for days after I put it down

Dennis L. McKiernan º 6 review

The Eye of the Hunter review Ñ 6 review × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º Dennis L. McKiernan Eralding the imminent return of their dread master Baron Stoke And now five brave souls must answer the call of prophecy Riatha and the Elf called Aravan; Gwylly and Faeril last in a long line of Firstborn Warrow descendants of Tomlin and Petal; and one other one restored to them from Death's chill gras This is one of my favorite McKiernan books A little long and with some unnecessary parts but the tale is great and well written It is a story of revenge undertaken by several races and features a handful of well known characters McKiernan writes with an easy style that makes it easy to read Plus this is a stand alone novel No need to read further

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 603
  • The Eye of the Hunter
  • Dennis L. McKiernan
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 9780451452689