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Black Scars #2020

Black Scars Something ancient has awoken Primordial and wholly evil a living shadow emerges from a prison made weak by the magical cataclysm called The Black Now the Sleeper stalks the land in search of its old

  • Title: Black Scars
  • Author: Steven Montano
  • ISBN: 9781475020090
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Scars By Steven Montano, Something ancient has awoken Primordial and wholly evil, a living shadow emerges from a prison made weak by the magical cataclysm called The Black Now the Sleeper stalks the land in search of its old enemies, leaving a trail of madness and destruction in its wake Eric Cross, a Southern Claw warlock, has been sent to find the Woman in the Ice, the only known means to stoSomething ancient has awoken Primordial and wholly evil, a living shadow emerges from a prison made weak by the magical cataclysm called The Black Now the Sleeper stalks the land in search of its old enemies, leaving a trail of madness and destruction in its wake Eric Cross, a Southern Claw warlock, has been sent to find the Woman in the Ice, the only known means to stopping this evil Aided by a grizzled ranger and a band of wardens and inmates from a sadistic prison, Cross mission will bring him into conflict with an array of foes the barbaric Gorgoloth, vampire shock troops out of the Ebon Cities, and a cadre of mercenary nihilists called the Black Circle On a mission that will take him from a lost temple once ruled by insidious wolf sorcerers to the vicious gladiator games of the vampire city state of Krul to the deadly ruins of an ice city, Cross will play a pivotal role in an ancient conflict whose outcome will determine the future of the world Return to the world of Blood Skies in this exciting military fantasy adventure

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    1. Honestly, I m thrilled by the way BLACK SCARS came together I feel like I grew quite a bit as a writer between my first and second books, and I hope to only improve My experience writing the book equals my estimation of the books quality.That being said, they say no one else will like your book if you don t like it yourself WellI love it.

    2. After reading Blood Skies, I have to say I was thoroughly enthralled with the brutal, post apocalyptic world that Steve Montano has created An event called The Black has decimated the world beyond recognition, resulting in a melding of dimensions or realities The landscape is a diseased wasteland and a myriad of creatures now roam the earth The story opens with the escape of a creature called the sleeper from a liquid grave within a mountain, a powerful entity a Dra aalthakmar that brings destru [...]

    3. I just finished book two in the Blood Skies Series and feel like I ate my supperice Don t kid yourselves, guys, this is a main entree, no appetizer or dessert served here Montano really understands how to deliver dark fantasy and make no mistake, it s dark.In this adventure, Southern Claw Solider, Eric Cross, takes on than he can handle and becomes a prisoner and gladiator of sorts for vampires Wanting nothing than to survive, save his comrades and find the Woman in the Ice Lake he does just t [...]

    4. Full Review originally at Fantasy Book Critic OVERVIEW ANALYSIS After reading Blood Skies, Steven Montano s debut, I was very much intrigued by his post apocalyptic, horror tinged, thriller style The first book titled the same as the series was definitely something that I enjoyed and so I was very much looking forward to Black Scars and the continuation of Eric Cross s story The story begins is its usual confusing fashion where a myriad series of events occur and seem to have no connection with [...]

    5. The first Blood Skies book was a breath of fresh air a truly original melding of science fiction, vampire mythology and dark fantasy It was quite unlike any other book I have read in both narrative tone and theme In fact, I gave it five stars.Black Scars is, simply, even better If you read the first one, then you know roughly what to expect But this time around, it really feels as if Steven Montano has produced a much tighter and polished piece of work Somehow, this feels like a complete book [...]

    6. This author can write I was sucked into this story and couldn t put it down A very dark and very detailed story, I could feel the freezing, the heat, all of it

    7. Black Scars is the second book in the Blood Skies series from Steven Montano Daezarkian Much like its predecessor, Blood Skies, this book is rich in vivid imagery, exciting and often times brutal action and a setting that is to put it as simply as I can pretty damn cool.In Black Scars, Cross, a human with magical abilities, has been sent on a mission critical to human survival He must find The Woman In The Ice because she holds the key to defending against a hugely powerful and unknown force whi [...]

    8. The world is still at war and Eric Cross is directly in the middle of it Eric is in search of the one thing that can stop the new evil that has awoken, the Sleeper But while on his search he becomes the target of this ancient evil Now in a race against time, Eric and his group of mismatched miscreants have to beat the evil to the Ice ruins that hold the secret to saving them all, the Woman in the Ice And he will be forced to do things he never thought he could and go places he never wanted to go [...]

    9. Black Scars, Steve Montano s second entry in the Blood Skies Series is an in depth look into the heart and soul of a warrior, albeit a reluctant one Eric Cross, the young Southern Claw warlock who does not expect to grow old, is thrust into another mission in a world driven mad by demons seen and unseen Haunted by his own personal demons, Cross senses the futility of his current mission to save the world Will he turn his back on humanity From page one, you get the sense this guy will succeed or [...]

    10. I read this book as part of the Blood Skies Omnibus Volume 1 Which was a gift from Steven Montano.My Review I m giving Black Scars a Strong 6 out of 5 Thats how much I like it I ve continued to start on book 3 Soulrazor before I d even written this review Once again the world is still at war and Cross is still caught in the thick of it.With a new but ancient evil The Sleeper threatening to awake, Cross and a group of mismatched mercenaries are in a race against time to get to the Ice Ruins to fi [...]

    11. I was so hooked on this series with Blood Skies that I immediately dove into Blood Scars Steven Montano takes a no holds barred approach to the second book in the series While seducing the reader into the deep intimate personal bonds between friends, Cross and his new mercenary crew fight their fiercest battles against the vampires, themselves, and their own impending madness The imagery drives you through Cross s eyes to fully experience the pain and suffering The Black has caused Inside the da [...]

    12. This book, the 2nd in the series, has Montano expanding on his previous Apocalyptic universe of Earth post The Black, and of course, the main characters including Cross, a human warlock, sent off to find The Woman In The Ice because she can do something that his supervisors say will save the human race He s not given the answers If I were him, I d fire my supervisors As I mentioned in my review of book one, Montano excels at visual descriptions and world building, so much so that although I disl [...]

    13. Loved the first book in the series, but this second one just didn t work for me Sloppy editing a lot of excess that s and off of , a point where the metal shuttered instead of shuddered , etc doesn t help Montano s writing is very descriptive, and while there are some moments this pays off in beautiful passages Needle thin bridges connected the delicate structures like misplaced horizontal icicles , there are where it bogs the pace down and simply becomes tiresome to read especially his penchan [...]

    14. I am really enjoying this series As a fantasy reader, it s well known that anything can happen in the fantasy world But the anything can happen doesn t always make sense and isn t always portrayed in a logical way In this series it is Everything is well thought out, and if any new element is added it s described in a way that makes it fit right in with everything else In this second book, Eric Cross is trying to find a way to save mankind from an ancient evil that has awoken Unfortunately, nothi [...]

    15. After reading the first book I could not wait to get to the next one Ofcourse, having read many a series now, I expect that there will be a drop in quality as you progress in to the series Connor Grey being a prime example Black scars delivers exactly that The writing style that was so fresh in the first book becomes overwhelming in the second The wafer thin plot also does not help and puts and even emphasis on the detailed descriptions which at times start bordering on the senseless Too many c [...]

    16. Just finished reading Black Scars, book 2 of the Blood Skies series.Yet another ride on an amazing roller coaster of thrills, some chills, and some majorly exciting reading Cross is back, and better than ever, when he finds himself on a fact finding mission When has any mission that Cross has been on gone according to plan His new, I want to say allies but that really does not describe the group that is thrown together out of necessity than camaraderie Did I mention Psychic Vampirism Well paced [...]

    17. Whereas I felt that Blood Skies started slowly, this time the story sets up the main conflict straight away and Cross is soon on the Sleeper s trail There s plenty of action along the way with battles against hordes of undead and gladiatorial fights where the lives of Cross comrades are the prize As with Blood Skies, I felt that Black Scars is on the verge of being great but didn t quite get there.See the in depth review at Sift siftreviews 2011 12 blReview by Edward of Sift Book ReviewsSift Boo [...]

    18. After hectic mess that is the first book in the series, I approached Black Scars with caution It didn t disappoint The plot was still fast paced, full of characters and beautifully described places but it flowed much, much smoother The characters are much better outlined SPOILER I almost cried when Ekko died SPOILER and actually have a say in events that are happening to them unlike in the first book I didn t care about main character in the first book he was too passive and Werther like for my [...]

    19. Another fine book in the life of Eric Cross He s not an impervious bad ass and not a wimpy little whiner He s somewhere in the middle and gets in and gets the job done I like the world less world building in this one but it s good The ending was very cliffhangery I have Soulrazor downloaded and ready to go The new characters will provide good support and conflict here out I m very glad that characters die You can t make a believable post apocalyptic dystopian vampire military fantasy novel witho [...]

    20. This book was pretty cool I haven t read the first book in the series, so I had a few moments of huh , but those were few and far in between The way this book is written, I had no problem visualizing this entire book in my head and I felt like I was there Eric Cross is just the type of hero I like to root for Twists and turns abound in this fast paced novel and now I m wondering when book 3 will be out because I ll have to read it I reveived a copy of this book for free through First Reads.

    21. I loved the first Blood Skies and Black Scars blew it away Awesome action sequences that keep you turning pages The new interpretation of the vampire is a awesome monster far removed from any other romanticized vampire Throw a plethora of other insane creatures into the mix and you get a action packed monster story that is a thrill ride from beginning to end aAling with that add the mysterious origin of The Black Excellent story for an avid reader

    22. This book might even be better than the first one in the series The two books are completely different Cross is the only character who moves over into this book I ve said this before, but Montano is an axing story teller Dialogue is second to showing what is going The world he has created is horrific and every paragraph adds to the horror I am excited to read the third book in the series.

    23. After completing the first blood skies book, I was really excited to find out what happens to Eric Cross in this next instalmente outcome was brilliant Another great read that has left me eager to start the 3rd book If you want a sci fi fantasy series that rewrites the way vampires ghouls and all foul beings ever created then this is it

    24. Another great entry into the Blood Skies series, with great characters, great writing, and well thought scenes and FANTASTIC world building I m starting right into book 3, Soulrazor This series has me hooked

    25. Great follow up to Blood Skies Steve Montano has created a fascinating world and populated it w fearsome inhabitants and great characters Eric Cross is a very relatable protagonist.

    26. And thus I return to the world of The Black.The first book of Steve Montano s Blood Skies series was good enough that I came back for In my review of Blood Skies, I stated how much I loved the vivid descriptions of this world, a world devastated after an event known as the Black has merged earth with nightmarish worlds filled with monsters stemmed from our darkest nightmares Forefront of these monsters are the vampires of the Ebon Cities, non shiny creatures that are as likely to perform horrif [...]

    27. A better book than the first in the series Love the dark imagery of a world ripped apart and pieced back together by the uncaring hand of the Black Cross seems to be gaining in his abilities Looking forward to seeing where this series takes me.The only negative aspect of this book is the fact that there are quite a few grammatical errors to be found in it that detract from the otherwise awesome writing style of the author.

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