After a fairly sedate start to this story in cry of the newborn, shout for the dead really does up the ante. The characters are now fully developed and much more interesting, the pace of the book is almost frantic at times and the whole thing was a pleasure to read.
after finishing this though and knowing how well barkay writes it does still surprise me that the first book took so long to get going. Overall though as a complete work it was very good indeed
Shout For The Dead: The Acendants of Estorea 2 Hardcover – 12 April 2007
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- Publisher : Gollancz; 1st edition (12 April 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 640 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0575076216
- ISBN-13 : 978-0575076211
- Dimensions : 16 x 5.5 x 24 cm
- Customer Reviews:
The sequel to the acclaimed CRY OF THE NEWBORN - a massive tale of an empire in peril and world learning to live with magic.
About the Author
James Barclay is in his thirties and lives in England with his wife.Previous titles include:Dawnthief;Noonshade;Nightchild;Elfsorrow;Shadowheart;Demonstorm;The Cry of the Newborn.
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Not as good as the firstReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 July 2013
The first book was excellent full of interesting characters and plot, this second book was very slow to get started and made you feel as though the author was trying to find a way to move forward, however once you get into the battle scenes thinks really start to happen and quickly, to an interesting finish
It was in very good condition and she was very happy with itReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 May 2017
This wasn't for me but a friend of mine. It was in very good condition and she was very happy with it
Good bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 July 2014
Great story line. Too much description and quite repetitive throughout. Would make a great film. One I would definitely watch.
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Shout for the DeadReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2014
Found this to be very different from his other books but i am enjoying it still reading Cry of the Newborn at the minute