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The Mongoliad Book Two This riveting second installment in Stephenson and company s epic tale focuses on the aftermath of the world shattering Mongolian invasion of and the difficult paths undertaken by its most resili

  • Title: The Mongoliad, Book Two
  • Author: Neal Stephenson Erik Bear Greg Bear Joseph Brassey Nicole Galland Cooper Moo Mark Teppo
  • ISBN: 9781612182377
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mongoliad, Book Two By Neal Stephenson Erik Bear Greg Bear Joseph Brassey Nicole Galland Cooper Moo Mark Teppo, This riveting second installment in Stephenson and company s epic tale focuses on the aftermath of the world shattering Mongolian invasion of 1241 and the difficult paths undertaken by its most resilient survivors.The Shield Brethren, an order of warrior monks, search for a way to overthrow the horde, even as the invaders take its members hostage Forced to fight in the MoThis riveting second installment in Stephenson and company s epic tale focuses on the aftermath of the world shattering Mongolian invasion of 1241 and the difficult paths undertaken by its most resilient survivors.The Shield Brethren, an order of warrior monks, search for a way to overthrow the horde, even as the invaders take its members hostage Forced to fight in the Mongols Circus of Swords, Haakon must prove his mettle or lose his life in the ring His bravery may impress the enemy, but freedom remains a distant dream.Father Rodrigo receives a prophecy from God and believes it s his mission to deliver the message to Rome Though a peaceful man, he resigns himself to take up arms in the name of his Lord Joining his fight to save Christendom are the hunter Ferenc, orphan Ocyrhoe, healer Raphael, and alchemist Yasper, each searching for his place in history.Deftly blending fact and fantasy, The Mongoliad Book Two captures the indomitable will to survive against immense odds.

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    1. The fragmented, under edited narrative introduced in the first book lurches forward, becoming so much fragmented and under edited along the way that it nearly collapses under it s own weight To an already dizzying array of characters and plotlines of the first volume you can add an entire new set of barely distinguishable cardinals vying to be the next pope in the slowest, least believable manner possible The book grinds along in a workman like fashion, occasionally entertaining when it dwells [...]

    2. For the first, and only time I received an email to alert me to the fact that one of my Kindle books had been improved since I had bought it My copy of The Mongoliad Book Two had been improved with a short story prequel called The Dreamer and a map I love maps maybe these ebook things are the future of books after all As I may have moaned about in my previous review, The Mongoliad Book One, multi point of view epic fantasy novels like this scream out for a map As the characters move about you wa [...]

    3. The background of The Mongoliad is an interesting story, almost interesting than the book itself Basically, a lot of guys got together and started learning sword fighting and created a historical world around it all What you have is an impressive list of authors working on a shared universe story that s boiled down into a single book Dozens of characters, and plots all weaving in and out of each other Sounds impressive, eh Trust me, it sounds a lot better than it actually is.This is not Erikson [...]

    4. Another volume of exciting RPG style adventure Pretty sure the authors are keeping track of their many battle scenes with tabletop miniatures probably lovingly crafted with tiny hammers by some blacksmith in Seattle but to be honest, screw any books that aren t written by authors keeping track of the battle scenes with tabletop miniatures.This part suffers slightly from being a bit inbetweeny all the strands are in the middle of what they re up to, and I couldn t always remember who was who and [...]

    5. The first Mongoliad was great exciting, fast paced, and engaging I had high hopes for the second installment, but it was a major disappointment Slow, boring, with too many added characters There wasn t the cohesiveness of the first book, or the sense of urgency Very disappointed.

    6. I didn t like this book as much as the first one for one reason the characters that I loved from the first book are hardly present in this volume Instead you get even characters who seem too much alike, including knights I missed Cnan who was almost an non enitity in this one.

    7. Audiobook from Brilliance AudioNarrated by Luke DanielsLength 12.5 hoursNote I received this audiobook as a complete package with a prequel, Dreamer A Prequel to the Mongoliad, included This review only covers The Mongoliad Book Two, as I reviewed Dreamer A Prequel to the Mongoliad separately.Much like The Mongoliad Book One, The Mongoliad Book Two tells a myriad of parallel stories, all centered around the Mongol conquests in medieval Europe There isn t much that I can say about this book, Book [...]

    8. A while back I reviewed the first book of The Mongoliad and quite enjoyed it I m a huge Neal Stephenson fan, and another friend of mine, Cooper Moo, was involved in this project, so I was really glad to read it.The Mongoliad Book Two is not nearly as good as the first As others have noted, it jumps between a myriad of plot lines with little of the tight interweaving that Stephenson is known for In a series like this, without an end in sight, this can feel like drudge work to get through as we do [...]

    9. I have difficulty with reviewing this book it was okay, it didn t live up to the excitement and action of the first book, it was like a place holder story telling between the first book and the third I personally dislike books that HAVE to be read in order, I just think it s a cheap marketing ploy, over used in these modern times.This book wasn t bad, but from the beginning, I just got the idea that it was just stretching out the series, maybe because it didn t have the drama, the action or worl [...]

    10. My biggest complaint about the first book in this series was that it had too many characters that didn t seem necessary to the story It felt like a recounting of a role playing game, where everyone s character had to get a mention and do something cool, but almost none of them were particularly tied to the plot.So of course this book introduces a whole new set of characters, without really tying any of them to the plot of the first book at all.This one slips a bit further into what another revie [...]

    11. Over all, I enjoyed Book 2 of the Mongoliad The problem with writing a trilogy like a round robin campfire story, is that Book 1 appeared to be the beginning and climax of the story without end, and Book 2 seems to be the transitional phase between climax and resolutiond that s just kind of hard to get into, especially when the main characters from Book 1 are reduced to subplotting, to introduce new characters that may or may not play a pivotal role in Book 3 I didn t really understand the begin [...]

    12. The first Mongoliad book was a happy surprise It was interesting and different, and kicked a little ass.I was hoping of the same for book two.Instead we have the dreaded sopho slump The second book in a planned trilogy spends so much time focused on setting up the pieces towards part three, that it forgets to deliver a strong plot.It is four hundred pages of characters shifting and positioning but with no real pay off This is a growing trend in trilogy story writing.But what people forget is th [...]

    13. The second book in the series, which now has a great span covering with additional novellas.This second book is good but I am afraid that I found it slow to start and slightly disjointed I personally felt that this book was slightly disjointed I much preferred the first book but the third and final novel seems rather promising as things were fully set up for the final installment.I will continue with the third and final book There are various novellas from the Mongoliad universe, but I am afraid [...]

    14. After the first one, I m disappointed that this feels disjointed, only because sometimes the timeline zigzags forwards 2 steps forward, 1 step back That is, you see a scene from one POV, you are ready to go on to and you are dragged back to part way through the previous scene from another POV After a while it becomes a bit of a chore Also, there are many story lines in book 2 which made it even harder to keep the threads together It was an effort trying to remember which cardinal was on who s [...]

    15. Uneven historical fiction who s only claim to a sf label is the name of some of the authors in this multi author work Bits of this one are certainly better than the first But way too many characters and way to slow The Binders are interesting basically a matriarchal secret society that has a secret silent language But the rest of it is pretty much just whatever.

    16. I thought this was inconsistently written than the first book, some of the sections had an uneasy, stilted cadence That being said the storyline is just as captivating, imaginative, and fun as book 1 I definitely look forward to the finale, as well as the prequels.

    17. Katilan yeni karakterler ile biraz karmasik bir yapi olusmus bazi noktalarda suruklenirken bazi noktalarda konu cok duragandi.

    18. Many hands may sometimes make light work, but in this case too many cooks spoiled the soup This is an unoriginal perspective, as many others have complained about the complexity of the narrativeThis is not a good book The story of the main group of adventurers, introduced in the first book, barely advances at all Instead, we are introduced to new characters in several different plot threads.My count may be wrong, but chapters cycle through 1 the shield brethren traveling to kill the Khan of Khan [...]

    19. Entertaining Not crazy spectacular But entertaining You can clearly tell you are dealing with multiple authors At first it was bothersome, but then I relaxed and let the stories within the book stand alone with loose relationships to each other Similar to my thoughts after completing Book 1, Book 2 is good enough for me to invest in the next portion of the Mongoliad saga Love the character illustrations and 2 sentence description at the end of the book good reference material if you get lost bet [...]

    20. I didn t enjoy this one quite as much as the first one, but still pretty interesting I think the fact that there were twice as many character sets and settings compared to the first one had something to do with it Took me a bit of time to figure out what was going on with the new characters I look forward to some resolution of the various story lines in the final book.

    21. The battle to save Christendom continuesEntertaining read Can t wait to see how all threads are united Characters are bold and real Blend of history, martial arts, and honor bound warriors.

    22. Nada, este libro no me ha hecho nada Ni es de aventuras, ni de historia, ni de b squeda de algo, ni va sobre descripciones de la naturaleza Lo intenta, pero no consigue nada de lo anterior Una l stima, porque el primer libro no estuvo mal Acabar la trilog a, sobre todo porque ya tengo el libro, pero me imagino que haciendo un poco de lectura ultrar pida D

    23. I enjoyed this book better than the first.The first book familiarised me with the characters and historical era, and there are quite a few characters.In the 2nd book, the characters are familiar and the underlying storyline is interesting It s a pleasant read.

    24. The saga continuesAnd continues, and continues I m starting to remember the characters and locations so the interwoven stories are making a little sense But it still seems drawn out than necessary.

    25. I m not sure I ll proceed with the rest of this series I got bored very early on in this book and kept reading, hoping that it would pick up It didn t really do it for me Oh well.

    26. Audiobook Narrator Luke Daniels continues his amazing performance, Foreworld continues to inspire, but the plot falters Good Read

    27. Am enjoying the novel Some of the action and character interaction is great but way too many plotlines and characters for me

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