The audio version of Kings of Paradise was great (the book itself was one of the best in quite a while too!). Recently I stumbled upon the first book and was blown away. Are you spending this season bundling up against the chill or enjoying summery southern hemisphere vibes (in which case we are... To see what your friends thought of this book. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Haunting and complex, with graphic and violent events, Kings of Ash burns itself into the reader's mind. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The character Ruka has gone through such a journey throughout these two books, I love it. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2019. The main character Ruka is truly a terror to behold and written in a way where you almost feel sorry for him. Loved how the characters developed.. this was such a good follow up to the previous book in all the glorious ways possible.. I absolutely loved this novel. Kings of Ash by Richard Nell is the second book in the Ash and Sand trilogy that follows the adventures of a deformed barbarian named Ruka, an island prince named Kale, and a young priestess named Dala. Please try again. For those who haven't started the series, I'm running an ebook/audiobook give-away for Kings of Paradise on Reddit here for anyone so inclined: Ruka may be my favorite character. An audacious epic -- a clash of great armies, heroes and sorcery. You’re all slaves. I’ll leave a more thorough review when I have a chance but this is getting a 5+ and will probably be on my favorite books of the year list. That's a bold statement because I didn't specify that he was my favorite character in this book, in fantasy, or even in books. Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2019. And although some details might fade over time, the pain doesn’t ever really disappear – you just learn to manage it. It’ll make you hate, love, fear and cheer for Ruka. Hi Diego, sorry to be slow, it's been a cover issue that I think is finally solved. Honestly, this is one of the best sequels I've read. Physical wounds leave scars, and emotional wounds linger in the mind. If you like fantasy with rich flawed characters and you don't shy away from violence this book is a must read. I then had high hopes for the sequel and I can honestly say I am not disappointed. So how long till Kings of Ash gets the Audible treatment? This sequel to Kings of Paradise picks the story up where it left off, and we’re shown more progression leading up to a tragic and inevitable war. Please try again. We all should be familiar with the old saying, “time heals all wounds.” Speaking from personal experience, that’s not always true. The characters and world are so rich that I was completely engrossed in the story and only realized it was self published after seeing how few people reviewed this book. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I will drag you from this place kicking and screaming if I must. An attack filled with political risk jeopardizes the fate of the cultures on both sides. It tells his story, unravels his past, and shows what drives him, and how he’s been made. Welcome back. The God King's Legacy (God King Chronicles Book 1), Smoke and Stone (City of Sacrifice Book 1). *We have lift-off. Physical wounds leave scars, and emotional wounds linger in the mind. Boy, am I glad I did. So far, no second book syndrome here. Kings of Ash is a searing second installment from Richard Nell continuing the epic grimdark piece begun in Kings of Paradise. King of Ash is the second adventure in the Blood Court series, which features a fantasy romance between one human girl and one strong, protective fae king. Kings of Ash focuses on Ruka. I am really growing to like the land of Ascom, the people of Sri Kon, the Empire. He is a Canadian author of fantasy, living in one of the flattest, coldest places on earth with his begrudging wife, who makes sure he eats. Richard Nell concerned family and friends by quitting his real job in 2014 to 'write full-time'. Finishing the second book in Ash and Sand is like falling down a rabbit hole. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What if, decades later, you can still remember what the wind smelled like when you held your dying mother in your arms? We’d love your help. Ruka has slowly grown to become one of my favourite characters of all time, no question. Kings of Ash is a searing second installment from Richard Nell continuing the epic grimdark piece begun in Kings of Paradise. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. The writing is immaculate, the story intricate, complex and fascinating, the characters the most unique and wonderful that I've ever read. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. But what if your memory was flawless? Halfway through. Emotional, heartbreaking, and bloody. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The Colour of Vengeance: The Ties that Bind book 2 (First Earth Saga), The Heresy Within: The Ties that Bind book 1 (First Earth Saga), Along the Razor's Edge: An Epic Fantasy Adventure (The War Eternal Book 1). January 17th 2019 But what if your memory was flawless? This book is Ruka's nearly in its entirety. when I find some time. Enjoyed this as much as the first book. I am really growing to like the land of Ascom, the people of Sri Kon, the Empire.