Kelly McCullough
Drawn Blades
April 25, 2020 Comments.. 756
Drawn Blades Once one of the world s greatest assassins Aral Kingslayer has finally reclaimed his swords and his soul But the forces that destroyed his patron Namara twelve years ago are still there waiting and
  • Title: Drawn Blades
  • Author: Kelly McCullough
  • ISBN: 9780425270004
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Once one of the world s greatest assassins, Aral Kingslayer has finally reclaimed his swords and his soul But the forces that destroyed his patron Namara twelve years ago are still there, waiting, and his past as a Blade is never than a shadow s breadth away.In the days before the fall of his goddess, only one other rivaled Aral s skills, Siri the Mythkiller a womanOnce one of the world s greatest assassins, Aral Kingslayer has finally reclaimed his swords and his soul But the forces that destroyed his patron Namara twelve years ago are still there, waiting, and his past as a Blade is never than a shadow s breadth away.In the days before the fall of his goddess, only one other rivaled Aral s skills, Siri the Mythkiller a woman who ruthlessly earned the title First Blade As a friend, Aral owes her his loyalty As a former lover, he owes her part of his heart As a Blade, he owes her anything she asks, including his life.When Siri seeks Aral s aid, he knows he must go But as they journey towards the ancient Sylvani Empire, only time will reveal whether Aral can save the former First Blade, or if he will simply fall with her
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    1. Jack says:

      I really look forward to another addition in a series of books , and this has been one of my favorite world s filled with magic, very interesting character driven story and a world that I personally have enjoyed in the previous novels a certain freedom to explore myself, as well as the story that I was told This freedom does have a draw back as well, so much in this addition to the series, we are taken away from the main city where most of the previous novels have taken place, introduced to many [...]

    2. Heather Turiello says:

      I picked up this series a while ago and am really glad I finally dug into it I d classify it as one of those fast and fun reads This review is for the series I ve finished the series I don t outline the plot or introduce any characters in my reviews as a rule since so many people do, so if you re looking for that info, keep scanning the reviews I will tell you how I classify the book and what I thought about the story The story line is solid enough, though I wish there were background offered u [...]

    3. Joseph Santiago says:

      This is a wonderful series I had my expectations of what might happen in this book dashed The surprises and moments of suspense kept me guessing I enjoyed the continuation of character development of those that made it through this series This was a good read.Mr Joe

    4. Joe says:

      Another solid tale from the series.

    5. Rebecca says:

      I was a little disappointed with the lack of magical explanation and interplotting Things just happen that are convenient for plot but no real explanations are given

    6. Dan says:

      If you enjoyed the previous books, you ll probably enjoy this one as well One of the biggest problems I had with the previous books in this series is the way the author would constantly repeat certain phrases For example, it seemed that at least three times in each book he had to mention the people that cut their arms to rub efik in their wounds for a quicker stronger high The way the author would repeat these phrases were pretty much copy paste two to three times a book across the first four bo [...]

    7. Beth says:

      I really wanted to like this book The quality of the writing was as good as previous books but the story was a huge let down This book felt like a placeholder, something to placate the reader until the next book was released We re introduced to a couple of new characters but as interesting as they were, they disappeared after a few chapters We also see the same arguments hashed out that we ve seen in previous books My main complaint involves specific spoilers, so please don t click unless you do [...]

    8. Jeff says:

      Aral Kingslayer is one of my favourite swordsorcery heroes of the past ten years and that is saying something An assassin mage with a shadow dragon familiar and an apprentice who is arguably lethal than himself, Aral is a well rounded character who achieved greatness at a young age and then had it all crash down around him when the god of justice who he served was murdered Think of him as the child actor of swordsorcery he s a Gray Mouser who s addiction have brought him low and is slowly recov [...]

    9. Ashley says:

      Kelly McCullough continues his Fallen Blade series in his fifth installment, Drawn Blades Here, we once again meet up with Aral and Triss as they experience one of their wildest adventures yet Aral s old flame and former First Blade of Namara, Siri, is back, and needs his help Without hesitation, he gathers his things, as well as his unruly apprentice Faran, and together they travel to the veiled Sylvani Empire There, they learn that Siri has been possessed by an ancient evil, and that that very [...]

    10. John says:

      Reminds me of one of the later Harry Dresden books, in that it all takes place in settings and with a cast that have been carved and polished to a high shine in previous episodes Also, whatever vision the author has of his overarching storyline the climax seems to be SO far away that individual adventures are practically interchangeable Still, I didn t catch any signs of staleness and the author does know how to keep an action oriented story trotting right along Might read some others, but don t [...]

    11. Fantasy Literature says:

      Drawn Blades is the fifth book in Kelly McCullough s FALLEN BLADE series This review will contain spoilers for the previous books.Aral Kingslayer has finally emerged from his mental paralysis after the death of his Goddess, Namara It has taken eight years, a lot of alcohol and the death of some friends for Aral to reach this point With a new found set of ideals, Aral is ready to start making a difference.Siri Mythkiller was the First Blade of the order of Namara before its fall Her talents in th [...]

    12. Gwyn says:

      There s always something with the Blades books, something that makes me say, This would be a fantastic book, except Of course, the prose isn t exactly polished, and there s always awkward, repetitive, angsty conversations about Aral s drinking, but those are true of every Blade book and once you know to expect that, it s not so bad Beyond that, each individual Blade book has something that bugs me, something uniquely wrong with it that makes me say, The last one was better even though that s not [...]

    13. Wayne says:

      I really love this series Actually, I love all of McCullough s books that I ve read Plot, characters, setting, world building this book is another example of McCullough s excellent writing.This book continues the story of Aral the Blade Most of the action takes place in the Sylvani Empire and shines light on of the non human folks in this world The world is rich in detail and is very much its own entity It s very good fantasy, but it doesn t fall into being Yet Another Generic Pseudo Medieval C [...]

    14. Mary B. Grove says:

      a very satisfying next stepI really liked this one It s deliciously complicated in places, and the mission isn t the whole point of the story Here McCullough gives us much history of all sorts the gods, the First, Namara, The Son of Heaven, Siri, Kelos and his betrayals and it really deepens the reader s understanding of the world itself and the events and choices that have led up to the present Aral is healing, too, and that s a very good thing, even if I still don t understand why he enjoys w [...]

    15. Michael says:

      I admit it, I m hookedEvery time the author brings up Aral s fight with addiction, it s like the blade it cutting small chunks of my overall reading enjoyment I really like this series, but find this re re re visited topic unnecessary annoying Yes, by book 2, we all knew of the heroes inner battles reminding the reader ad nauseum detracts from the story Yes, I am soon to start book 6, because overall, it s a fun read with great action and well conceived plot lines.

    16. Kim says:

      3.5 starsI love the series and enjoyed this installment, but it felt like an interlude than a significant part of the plot arc At the end, I felt like we were pretty much back where we started I m really looking forward to the next book Based on the blurb, it sounds like an epic showdown is in the works P.S Am I the only one who would love to read a prequel featuring Ash and Kayla

    17. April says:

      I very much enjoyed Aral s latest adventure The only reason I ve given it four instead of five stars is that there were a couple of spots where things were just too convenient and they felt like easy outs.I love how he wrestles with his own personal demons, his personal philosophy, his view of enemies and friends just like we all do on a daily basis It makes him feel much real to me.

    18. Nai Wang says:

      I m writing this review for the 5 books I read back to back Overall it took a while to get into the characters but as they developed it was a really engrossing world she built I would recommend the series as an interesting read but only after some major series have already been checked off the bucket list.

    19. momokaachan says:

      Interesting how the last two three books have also besides complicated plots and conflicted feelings been dealing with Aral and the women in his life Does no one besides me notice that Faran is at least a little in love with him And beyond feeling protective and affection for his.tice he is totally oblivious

    20. Graham says:

      Book five of six and a good continuation of the series There are some returning characters but mostly its new characters The book can be read without reading the earlier books but you will get from it if you have read the rest of the series This book is reliant on you having read the rest of the series as baggage is collected with each book A good quick high fantasy read.

    21. Lundos says:

      The best one so far The red thread throughout the books shows clearly in this one and the greater reason for every betrayal is finally told The ideas are still good and there are even some novel ideas in this one Overall this world turns out much enjoyable than expected in the first one.

    22. Angie Gaule says:

      Still great It is rare to find so many books in a single series that are so good I am really enjoying the growth of the characters, and the intricacies of the plot keep me coming back.

    23. Matthew Frack says:

      Literally heartbroken at having finished this series, I want Haven t fallen in love with a book series or fictional world like this in a really long time Forever going in a place of honour on my shelves and in my heart.

    24. Kevin says:

      I liked it but not as good as the others this one felt like it was just half of the story or maybe it was just a bit rushed at the end none the less I look forward to bigger and better things in the next book of the series.

    25. Nicole Luiken says:

      Still enjoying this series Lots of magic action following Aral, former assassin of the God of Justice, his shadow familiar Triss and apprentice Faran around This time they leave the city of Tien for the highly magical lands of the Sylvani.

    26. Rob says:

      anti climatic need to stretch out the endings instead of the fluff beforehand I felt this way about the last also Great premise and plan and then a meh climax with too little descriptive dialogue to wrap things up.

    27. James says:

      Full review here jamesgenrebooks 2McCullough may miss a few dangling plot threads like the attack by the mythic beast that never really gets explained , but his world building is nothing less than spectacular.

    28. Krishna says:

      I started reading this without realizing it was several books into a series, but it was still enjoyable

    29. Junior Crusoe says:

      My least favourite of the lot Not sure this plot line was even needed other than to include the lands beyond the wall.

    30. David Murray says:

      Another great book from Kelly His books never fail to impress I can t recommend his books enough.

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