A Plague of Giants

A Plague of Giants

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Random House, Inc.
From the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, a thrilling novel that kicks off a fantasy series with an entirely new mythology—complete with shape-shifting bards, fire-wielding giants, and children who can speak to astonishing beasts

Tallynd is a soldier who has already survived her toughest battle: losing her husband. But now she finds herself on the front lines of an invasion of giants, intent on wiping out the entire kingdom, including Tallynd’s two sons—all that she has left. The stakes have never been higher. If Tallynd fails, her boys may never become men.

Dervan is an historian who longs for a simple, quiet life. But he’s drawn into intrigue when he’s hired to record the tales of a mysterious bard who may be a spy or even an assassin for a rival kingdom. As the bard shares his fantastical stories, Dervan makes a shocking discovery: He may have a connection to the tales, one that will bring his own secrets to light.  

Abhi’s family have always been hunters, but Abhi wants to choose a different life for himself. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, Abhi soon learns that his destiny is far greater than he imagined: a powerful new magic thrust upon him may hold the key to defeating the giants once and for all—if it doesn’t destroy him first.

Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this novel is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these characters intertwine—and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

“A spectacular work of epic fantasy . . . an absolute delight.”—Shelf Awareness

“If you’re looking for some entertainment before Game of Thrones returns to television, this could be the series you need to read.”—Newsday

“A genuine page-turner.”—Kirkus Reviews

Baker & Taylor
"Enter an unforgettable world...one that is forever changed when an army of giants invades. The kingdom's only hope: the discovery of a magic that will call wondrous beasts to fight by the side of humankind"--

& Taylor

A bard in a magical kingdom describes how the world was taken over by invading giants and inspires the remaining humans to fight back, including a mage who discovers how to speak to and control magical beasts.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c2017
ISBN: 9780345548603
Branch Call Number: FANTASY HEA
Characteristics: 618 p. :,ill., maps ;,25 cm.


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May 11, 2018

I really struggled to get into this book. I started but after a few chapters just leafed through random pages to try to get into it. The world was massive and well thought out. The magics were cool. But I didn't feel any compulsion to care for any of the characters (and they are legion), even in their suffering. The 'transition' back to the bard at the end of each chapter I found jarring. I'm used to just rolling from one chapter to the other without being told that 'a chapter is ending and now we're going to talk about someone else'. Didn't finish the book.

Also I'm not a fan of the foul language or imagery used to describe things.

Jan 24, 2018

I was really intrigued by the mythology of the magic, the aftermath of the first wave of the Bone Giants and Hathrim battles, and especially the Beast Masters, although not as scantily clad as Marc Singer in Beastmaster. :) (And of course, just missing the ferrets Odo and Podo. hint hint). Cannot wait to read the next book in the series. yes yes.


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May 11, 2018

Sexual Content: Sexual expletives used to describe non-sexual things.

May 11, 2018

Coarse Language: Swears, F-word appears several times

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May 11, 2018

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