Watcher of the dead book 5

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Febr. Weitere Details zu „Watcher of the Dead“ dieser Handlungsfaden wird nicht ganz unter den Tisch fallen, sondern in Buch Nr. 5 wandern. Watcher of the Dead. Book Four of Sword of Shadowes. A Fortress Of Grey Ice: Book 2 of the Sword of Shadows by J. V. Jones. EUR 17, Taschenbuch. Juli Febr. Weitere Details zu „Watcher of the Dead“ dieser Handlungsfaden wird nicht ganz unter den Tisch fallen, sondern in Buch Nr. 5 wandern.

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A few mysteries are revealed, but not very many. This book is primarily about moving the story along. I was disappointed to finally reach the Heart of the Sull, and find it not very different from anywhere else.

This was surprising from an author who normally does well in creating murky mystery and revealing excitement. The same is somewhat true for some of Raif's travails.

While interesting, it didn't feel like a top rung effort, and there's an element at the end that seemed to come almost out of nowhere.

Nonetheless, this is a very enjoyable sequel, and the overall story is still exciting and fairly fresh. All in all, well worth picking up for readers of the series.

Definitely not the place to start if you've not read the prior books. Though if you haven't, I recommend you do. I haven't seen anything about Ms.

Jones' plans, but I anticipate that the next book or at most the one after will be the end of the series. Much more than that without a fresh infusion of energy , and I think the story will have stretched too far.

The story continues not much has substantially changed by the end of the book. It's starting to get a bit boring.

Some of the characters are still pretty interesting e. Riana, Vallo dog lord. The author seems remembers to add details about hunting and survival that I think adds to the atmosphere of the setting.

Kid characters have a distinct voice. Things I thought could be improved: The author could use less modern metaphors e. It also seemed to me that the battle strategies of the 'clan chiefs' seemed to resemble modern warfare in both language and style.

I think it should be the job of a good editor to spot these gaffs and suggest fixing them. They totally break the 'suspension of disbelief' that allows me to enjoy the fantasy setting.

Some of the scenes felt a bit like a script for a movie. I'd suggest less focus on schlick, movie stunt scenes and more work on believable, fail-able characters which is what gets me reading these books in the first place.

Probably the bit with view spoiler [ Raif and the moon snakes. It was a cool build up with the heart-empathy and the final battle.

Also it put enough work in for me to believe his transition the 'the watcher' hide spoiler ] Sep 18, Graham rated it really liked it.

Another enjoyable book in a captivating series. I really like the characters. The story seems to have lost a little cohesion in this book in terms of tying in the strife in the clan-holds and the widening in the rift back to the change in Surlords at Spire Vanis.

Also, what is going to happen to Angus Lok to bring him back into the main thread of the story? I guess these questions will be answered in the next book which I assume will tie off the series.

Interesting to see that this book was publi Another enjoyable book in a captivating series. Interesting to see that this book was published in and JV hasn't published a book since.

The 5th book is due out in Hopefully the author has been enjoying the fruits of her labour from her other successful books.

On that tangent, I wonder how much pressure gets put on authors to 'produce' once they become popular. How hard is it to maintain a balanced lifestyle?

I know as a reader I am impatient to get more books from my favourite authors. Back on track - the book. Great book, great series and I am really looking forward to the 5th book.

Oct 20, Mark L rated it really liked it. A bit of resoultion and change occurred. The reader can sense the hand of the Phage aligning the clans in the North.

The multiple POV's make this all clear if they serve no other purpose. I hope the next book sees a fitting culmination of the series; the author became somewhat bogged down given the scale I waited with bated breathe for this book as I was less than satisfied with A Sword From Red Ice.

I hope the next book sees a fitting culmination of the series; the author became somewhat bogged down given the scale she has captured.

It is hard to look forward and see any good ending for Raif, he seems to be a victim of circumstance. Hopefully he can cast off the bonds on him.

A fortuitous meeting with his siblings could be the catalyst for this or, on the other hand, could be the impetus for him sacrificing himself.

It will be interesting seeing which end the author chooses. This book was published in Now, with almost over, the author has not updated her homepage in some time.

The last I heard the working title is Endlords. Thankfully, I am patient. Apr 24, Steven Montano rated it really liked it. A big improvement over "A Sword from Red Ice".

Jones is finally moving things into place to finish out this excellent series. Unfortunately, she's fallen into the traditional trap of the epic fantasy author: I'd almost recommend reading just those chapters pertaining to the once main character, Raif Severance, as his storyline is exce A big improvement over "A Sword from Red Ice".

I'd almost recommend reading just those chapters pertaining to the once main character, Raif Severance, as his storyline is excellent, well written, and entirely gripping.

Ash's story is also very engaging though it is a bit disappointing that she's been delegated to a lowly supporting character in the series. If this book had been just about Raif and Ash, I'd have given it 5 stars.

I still think it merits a 4 star rating based on the strength of Jones' prose and a continually fascinating world setting.

Oct 09, Todd rated it really liked it. First I felt she dragged out Raifs personal developmento too much. I dont mind dark and sad plots.

But I enjoyed identity struggling whiny Raif rather than the tortured soul she seems to be directed him towards. I really dislike Ash as a character and her plot is bland.

But I enjoy the phage introduction and the clan politics. Angus Lok has a. But I must say. There just is First I felt she dragged out Raifs personal developmento too much.

There just isnt a clear conflict and the clear conflicts are rarely resolved She writes each book as if they are all a long story rising to a final.

Apr 18, Paparas rated it really liked it. Her command of the written word is still evolving: This volume had a simpler, cleaner storyline than the previous installments.

A bit on the short side, given the 2,5 year wait and the current standards of epic fantasy book lengths. Still, it is a masterful piece of storytelling.

The now familiar characters remain comp J. The now familiar characters remain compelling, evolving in new and interesting ways. All-in-all, "watcher of the dead" justifies the place the "sword of shadows" series has gained at least in my mind among the three top epic fantasy series of the last 2 decades, along with Jordan's "wheel of time" and Martin's "song of ice and fire".

Jun 30, Nate rated it liked it. Could have been a great book If anything happened in it. Raif gets tortured some more, continuing his general slide into a depressingly black state, Ash gets mentioned twice in the whole book Annnnnd a whole lot of nothing happens.

This series is starting to drag. Feb 05, Monica rated it really liked it. The author's writing is absolutely beautiful, and really brings the reader into the story.

Unfortunately Jones does have a tendency to move the plot along very slowly, so fans of the series will most likely enjoy this book but may, like me, be ready for the plot to move a bit faster.

Mar 11, Adam Whitehead rated it really liked it. Raif Sevrance is in possession of the sword known as Loss.

Unfortunately, he is also the 'guest' of a renegade group of Sull, who are determined to use him and his abilities for their own ends.

Elsewhere, Ash March finds herself in the heart of Sull territory, knowing she will find in them her greatest allies War continues to rage in the clanholds, with the armies of Blackhail, Bludd and Dhoone converging as Gandmiddich for a climactic showdown.

In Spire Vanis the new surlord struggles to hold onto power, and in the wilds the ranger Angus Lok relentless hunts down a wily enemy.

Watcher of the Dead brings the Sword of Shadows series to its fourth - and hopefully penultimate though Jones has hinted that the series may expand to six volumes - instalment.

It's a slightly slimmer novel than its forebears, being a clear pages shorter than the third volume, and benefits from a tighter focus on the core storylines.

Raif and Ash get a fair bit of attention, whilst Angus Lok returns to the fore after spending most of the third book missing. Effie's storyline also moves forward more satisfyingly, with her relevance to the main storyline becoming clearer.

The Dog Lord and Raina Blackhail also benefit from contrasting storylines in which both seek to consolidate or re-consolidate, in Vaylo Bludd's case their authority in the face of opposition.

There are some drawbacks to this. The tightened focus mean there's no time or room for Crope and Baralis, who simply fail to appear.

Also, a tight focus on a large cast in a more constrained page count means a relative lack of major progression in any one arc.

So Effie spends most of the book in a roundhouse in a swamp and then takes a short trip in a boat although a hugely important one.

Raif spends almost the entire book as a prisoner of the Sull. Ash, having set out to reach the Sull Heart Fires at the start of Book 2, finally gets there halfway through Book 4 and has a couple of conversations and the revelation of a 'major' plot twist which is tiresomely predictable, the first disappointing plot turn in the series to date.

Important things happen in these chapters, but there is definitely a contrast to the very busy and forwards-moving first volume in the series.

Still, the series has never been action-packed and fast-moving, and Jones does give us some good battles. Raina Blackhail's storyline in fact is particularly strong, aided by the arrival of an intriguing new character, and Angus Lok's revenge storyline is extremely tense.

Best of all is Raif's character arc. Back in Book 1 he was the very embodiment of the 'callow youth saves the world' trope, but by the end of this volume he is a severely traumatised, battle-hardened warrior desperately searching for himself.

The subversion of the traditional fantasy hero's journey is very well-done. The benefits to characterisation are clear and there are clear signs of the scattered characters starting to come together, but we're not on the home straight yet.

The fifth volume, Endlords, is still forthcoming, with the author recently February joining Patreon and confirming that finishing the novel is now a top priority.

Watcher of the Dead corrects the mistakes of the previous book and works almost flawlessly as a penultimate piece in this series.

Having multiple storylines converge after waiting for three books or more than ten years is an extremely rewarding feeling, and this entry in the Sword of Shadows series has those in plenty.

I was a bit skeptical before plunging into this book: Watcher of the Dead refers to the main character, and frankly, he has not been my favourite nor that interesting a character Watcher of the Dead corrects the mistakes of the previous book and works almost flawlessly as a penultimate piece in this series.

Watcher of the Dead refers to the main character, and frankly, he has not been my favourite nor that interesting a character.

However, I was glad to say my doubts were proven false - not only Raif's progression but the forward momentum by others is in quite stark contrast compared to the previous novel, A Sword from Red Ice, that seemed content to advance the story extremely slowly.

At times I even thought if things are progressing too quickly. Awesome read, hopefully people have stayed with this series and that the last book will deliver a good finish to one of the best modern fantasy epics.

I absolutely loved the first book in the series. The second, while not as good as the first was still a pretty good read. Book 3 "A Sword from Red Ice" was less well done than 2.

That decreasing trend continues in this book, 4. There are way too many characters and plot threads that just seem to wander to no conclusion.

Meanwhile, the two central characters, Raif and Ash, are increasingly bypassed in the storytelling. To the extent that they are mentioned, their story and relationship is, I absolutely loved the first book in the series.

To the extent that they are mentioned, their story and relationship is, in my opinion, utterly ruined. This series has taken a turn that is a real disappointment considering how it started.

It's really doubtful I'll read any further books in the series. Jul 30, Scott Blond rated it really liked it. Jones continues the story with mounting tension and dread.

Endlords and endgame in sight. I'm desperate for the next book. Oct 13, Vanessa Buitrago rated it liked it. Feb 22, Tomas M rated it really liked it.

The continuation of a decent character-driven 'end of times' story. So, I finally got around to finishing "Watcher of the Dead", J.

Jones' fourth entry into the "Sword of Shadows" series. Considering the amount of time she is taking to release book five, I feel like I'm well ahead of schedule.

I actually delayed reading this one in hopes of not having to wait too long to get book five in hand.

That, however, is neither here nor there. Jones is as good a fantasy writer as anyone out there today. Even if the outcome of these tense moments is somewhat predictable.

The only real issue I have with "Watcher", like other J. Jones books I've reviewed, is the slow pace. What could be relayed to the reader in two paragraphs is relayed in six.

I understand the world must be built and the scene laid out, but sometimes Jones goes a little overboard. There are several different plot threads moving through this series, and Jones decided to leave one or two alone until the very end of the book which I feel was a good move.

They can be picked up full tilt in book five without any problems. This still leave quite a few plot threads for Jones to follow along.

As a rule, I never skip over chapters concerning characters I do not find interesting. I read every word of every book I read. Otherwise, I don't feel like I read the book.

However, there is no worry on that end when it comes to this series or this book in particular. Jones has woven an interesting tale for each character.

Of course, some are more interesting than others, but every character is engaging enough to make it fun to see what they will do next.

On par with any book with the name Martin on it. What a TV series this series would make. I highly recommend that if one is looking for something to read and can't decide that they get going on the "Sword of Shadows" series.

Jun 20, William rated it really liked it. So far this has been a reasonably good series, with an interesting world and plot and some good characterisation.

Book 4 does improve the pacing, although it can still be criticised a bit for lack of plot progression - most characters in the book have their story arc advance another step and there are some reasonable interim conclusions to their storylines in this So far this has been a reasonably good series, with an interesting world and plot and some good characterisation.

Book 4 does improve the pacing, although it can still be criticised a bit for lack of plot progression - most characters in the book have their story arc advance another step and there are some reasonable interim conclusions to their storylines in this book, but it does feel that it would have been possible to advance some storylines more.

Although the total amount of plot is probably comparable to book 3, this book is only just over pages which is why it seems better paced. Most of the individual storylines are reasonably interesting, the main character, Raif, goes through an ordeal which is likely to significantly change his characterisation in future books.

Raina, Effie, Vaygo Bludd, Bran and Angus Lok all have fairly interesting storylines, although Ash arguably the second most important character in the series has a fairly undramatic plot arc in this book.

The quality of the writing continues to be reasonably high, the characterisation and world-building is solid and it is a consistently entertaining read.

In summary, the first two books in the series are probably still the best, but this is another reasonable entry in the series.

Apr 18, Patrick rated it liked it. Certainly my favorite installment of the series so far I have read them all one after another, so they are kind of blurring together aside from a sense that they were improving in their writing gradually, and that this 4th book has some things happen that, let's just say, the reader has probably been waiting to happen throughout the entire series, but might have been giving up hope of at such a late point 4.

I like to complain a bit about the tragic nature and dragging details of this series but I still can not stop reading it.

It is like a Tolkien-style, dark, tragic soap opera, and I was raised on Tolkien so that may have something to do with my tolerance for this series.

Jul 18, Margaret Kosakiewicz rated it really liked it. My only complaint is that Ms. Jones doesn't write more and faster. This book is a pleasure to read.

It flows effortlessly and is actually a very quick read. The writer takes her time developing each character and either does a lot of research or has an excellent research assistant.

She knows what she is writing about. There is nothing in this book or series that I have found not believable.

It is actually my 2nd time reading this book as I am at in that non-enviable position of not being able to My only complaint is that Ms.

I cut an entire storyline from the book. The best answer I can give is a series is dynamic. One character's actions effect others. What made sense at the beginning of Book IV made less sense toward the end.

With the fourth book in the series, Sword of Shadows has now exceeded 1,, words. Not only were we running out of colors seriously, who wants to read Beware of the Yellow Ice?

There are no ice caverns. No frozen fortresses or bodies of water. The US cover is painted by J. P Targete, who used a portion of the early manuscript for inspiration.

UK cover art for Watcher of the Dead depicts the same setting and the same two main characters as the US cover. The illustration was painted by David Wyatt.

Two artists, two different interpretations. The scene in the Prologue where Sadaluk, the Listener of the Ice Trappers, finds a week-old bear carcass that is frozen on the outside but warm inside is based on fact.

Reindeer found in similar condition have been reported by the Evany people of Siberia. In the frigid wasteland of the north, Raif Sevrance, Watcher of the Dead, has endured many trials to lay claim to the renowned sword known as Loss.

But the price of wielding the legendary weapon is high, and Raif is unsure if he is willing to pay it. Ash Marsh, Daughter of the Sull, still struggles to come to terms with her heritage, and the knowledge that the Watcher, armed with Loss, could be the one who will save the Sull, or end them.

Raina Blackhail, widow of a murdered ruler and wife of his brutal successor, has seen her clan disgraced and has, herself, taken up the mantle of chief.

But there are enemies both beyond her gates and within.

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I was disappointed to finally reach the Heart of the Sull, and find it not very different from anywhere else. This was surprising from an author who normally does well in creating murky mystery and revealing excitement.

The same is somewhat true for some of Raif's travails. While interesting, it didn't feel like a top rung effort, and there's an element at the end that seemed to come almost out of nowhere.

Nonetheless, this is a very enjoyable sequel, and the overall story is still exciting and fairly fresh. All in all, well worth picking up for readers of the series.

Definitely not the place to start if you've not read the prior books. Though if you haven't, I recommend you do.

I haven't seen anything about Ms. Jones' plans, but I anticipate that the next book or at most the one after will be the end of the series.

Much more than that without a fresh infusion of energy , and I think the story will have stretched too far. The story continues not much has substantially changed by the end of the book.

It's starting to get a bit boring. Some of the characters are still pretty interesting e. Riana, Vallo dog lord. The author seems remembers to add details about hunting and survival that I think adds to the atmosphere of the setting.

Kid characters have a distinct voice. Things I thought could be improved: The author could use less modern metaphors e. It also seemed to me that the battle strategies of the 'clan chiefs' seemed to resemble modern warfare in both language and style.

I think it should be the job of a good editor to spot these gaffs and suggest fixing them. They totally break the 'suspension of disbelief' that allows me to enjoy the fantasy setting.

Some of the scenes felt a bit like a script for a movie. I'd suggest less focus on schlick, movie stunt scenes and more work on believable, fail-able characters which is what gets me reading these books in the first place.

Probably the bit with view spoiler [ Raif and the moon snakes. It was a cool build up with the heart-empathy and the final battle.

Also it put enough work in for me to believe his transition the 'the watcher' hide spoiler ] Sep 18, Graham rated it really liked it.

Another enjoyable book in a captivating series. I really like the characters. The story seems to have lost a little cohesion in this book in terms of tying in the strife in the clan-holds and the widening in the rift back to the change in Surlords at Spire Vanis.

Also, what is going to happen to Angus Lok to bring him back into the main thread of the story? I guess these questions will be answered in the next book which I assume will tie off the series.

Interesting to see that this book was publi Another enjoyable book in a captivating series. Interesting to see that this book was published in and JV hasn't published a book since.

The 5th book is due out in Hopefully the author has been enjoying the fruits of her labour from her other successful books.

On that tangent, I wonder how much pressure gets put on authors to 'produce' once they become popular. How hard is it to maintain a balanced lifestyle?

I know as a reader I am impatient to get more books from my favourite authors. Back on track - the book. Great book, great series and I am really looking forward to the 5th book.

Oct 20, Mark L rated it really liked it. A bit of resoultion and change occurred. The reader can sense the hand of the Phage aligning the clans in the North.

The multiple POV's make this all clear if they serve no other purpose. I hope the next book sees a fitting culmination of the series; the author became somewhat bogged down given the scale I waited with bated breathe for this book as I was less than satisfied with A Sword From Red Ice.

I hope the next book sees a fitting culmination of the series; the author became somewhat bogged down given the scale she has captured.

It is hard to look forward and see any good ending for Raif, he seems to be a victim of circumstance. Hopefully he can cast off the bonds on him.

A fortuitous meeting with his siblings could be the catalyst for this or, on the other hand, could be the impetus for him sacrificing himself.

It will be interesting seeing which end the author chooses. This book was published in Now, with almost over, the author has not updated her homepage in some time.

The last I heard the working title is Endlords. Thankfully, I am patient. Apr 24, Steven Montano rated it really liked it. A big improvement over "A Sword from Red Ice".

Jones is finally moving things into place to finish out this excellent series. Unfortunately, she's fallen into the traditional trap of the epic fantasy author: I'd almost recommend reading just those chapters pertaining to the once main character, Raif Severance, as his storyline is exce A big improvement over "A Sword from Red Ice".

I'd almost recommend reading just those chapters pertaining to the once main character, Raif Severance, as his storyline is excellent, well written, and entirely gripping.

Ash's story is also very engaging though it is a bit disappointing that she's been delegated to a lowly supporting character in the series.

If this book had been just about Raif and Ash, I'd have given it 5 stars. I still think it merits a 4 star rating based on the strength of Jones' prose and a continually fascinating world setting.

Oct 09, Todd rated it really liked it. First I felt she dragged out Raifs personal developmento too much. I dont mind dark and sad plots.

But I enjoyed identity struggling whiny Raif rather than the tortured soul she seems to be directed him towards. I really dislike Ash as a character and her plot is bland.

But I enjoy the phage introduction and the clan politics. Angus Lok has a. But I must say. There just is First I felt she dragged out Raifs personal developmento too much.

There just isnt a clear conflict and the clear conflicts are rarely resolved She writes each book as if they are all a long story rising to a final.

Apr 18, Paparas rated it really liked it. Her command of the written word is still evolving: This volume had a simpler, cleaner storyline than the previous installments.

A bit on the short side, given the 2,5 year wait and the current standards of epic fantasy book lengths. Still, it is a masterful piece of storytelling.

The now familiar characters remain comp J. The now familiar characters remain compelling, evolving in new and interesting ways.

All-in-all, "watcher of the dead" justifies the place the "sword of shadows" series has gained at least in my mind among the three top epic fantasy series of the last 2 decades, along with Jordan's "wheel of time" and Martin's "song of ice and fire".

Jun 30, Nate rated it liked it. Could have been a great book If anything happened in it. Raif gets tortured some more, continuing his general slide into a depressingly black state, Ash gets mentioned twice in the whole book Annnnnd a whole lot of nothing happens.

This series is starting to drag. Feb 05, Monica rated it really liked it. The author's writing is absolutely beautiful, and really brings the reader into the story.

Unfortunately Jones does have a tendency to move the plot along very slowly, so fans of the series will most likely enjoy this book but may, like me, be ready for the plot to move a bit faster.

Mar 11, Adam Whitehead rated it really liked it. Raif Sevrance is in possession of the sword known as Loss. Unfortunately, he is also the 'guest' of a renegade group of Sull, who are determined to use him and his abilities for their own ends.

Elsewhere, Ash March finds herself in the heart of Sull territory, knowing she will find in them her greatest allies War continues to rage in the clanholds, with the armies of Blackhail, Bludd and Dhoone converging as Gandmiddich for a climactic showdown.

In Spire Vanis the new surlord struggles to hold onto power, and in the wilds the ranger Angus Lok relentless hunts down a wily enemy. Watcher of the Dead brings the Sword of Shadows series to its fourth - and hopefully penultimate though Jones has hinted that the series may expand to six volumes - instalment.

It's a slightly slimmer novel than its forebears, being a clear pages shorter than the third volume, and benefits from a tighter focus on the core storylines.

Raif and Ash get a fair bit of attention, whilst Angus Lok returns to the fore after spending most of the third book missing.

Effie's storyline also moves forward more satisfyingly, with her relevance to the main storyline becoming clearer.

The Dog Lord and Raina Blackhail also benefit from contrasting storylines in which both seek to consolidate or re-consolidate, in Vaylo Bludd's case their authority in the face of opposition.

There are some drawbacks to this. The tightened focus mean there's no time or room for Crope and Baralis, who simply fail to appear.

Also, a tight focus on a large cast in a more constrained page count means a relative lack of major progression in any one arc.

So Effie spends most of the book in a roundhouse in a swamp and then takes a short trip in a boat although a hugely important one. Raif spends almost the entire book as a prisoner of the Sull.

Ash, having set out to reach the Sull Heart Fires at the start of Book 2, finally gets there halfway through Book 4 and has a couple of conversations and the revelation of a 'major' plot twist which is tiresomely predictable, the first disappointing plot turn in the series to date.

Important things happen in these chapters, but there is definitely a contrast to the very busy and forwards-moving first volume in the series.

Still, the series has never been action-packed and fast-moving, and Jones does give us some good battles. Raina Blackhail's storyline in fact is particularly strong, aided by the arrival of an intriguing new character, and Angus Lok's revenge storyline is extremely tense.

Best of all is Raif's character arc. Back in Book 1 he was the very embodiment of the 'callow youth saves the world' trope, but by the end of this volume he is a severely traumatised, battle-hardened warrior desperately searching for himself.

The subversion of the traditional fantasy hero's journey is very well-done. The benefits to characterisation are clear and there are clear signs of the scattered characters starting to come together, but we're not on the home straight yet.

The fifth volume, Endlords, is still forthcoming, with the author recently February joining Patreon and confirming that finishing the novel is now a top priority.

Watcher of the Dead corrects the mistakes of the previous book and works almost flawlessly as a penultimate piece in this series.

Having multiple storylines converge after waiting for three books or more than ten years is an extremely rewarding feeling, and this entry in the Sword of Shadows series has those in plenty.

I was a bit skeptical before plunging into this book: Watcher of the Dead refers to the main character, and frankly, he has not been my favourite nor that interesting a character Watcher of the Dead corrects the mistakes of the previous book and works almost flawlessly as a penultimate piece in this series.

Watcher of the Dead refers to the main character, and frankly, he has not been my favourite nor that interesting a character. However, I was glad to say my doubts were proven false - not only Raif's progression but the forward momentum by others is in quite stark contrast compared to the previous novel, A Sword from Red Ice, that seemed content to advance the story extremely slowly.

At times I even thought if things are progressing too quickly. Awesome read, hopefully people have stayed with this series and that the last book will deliver a good finish to one of the best modern fantasy epics.

I absolutely loved the first book in the series. The second, while not as good as the first was still a pretty good read.

Book 3 "A Sword from Red Ice" was less well done than 2. That decreasing trend continues in this book, 4. There are way too many characters and plot threads that just seem to wander to no conclusion.

Meanwhile, the two central characters, Raif and Ash, are increasingly bypassed in the storytelling. To the extent that they are mentioned, their story and relationship is, I absolutely loved the first book in the series.

To the extent that they are mentioned, their story and relationship is, in my opinion, utterly ruined. This series has taken a turn that is a real disappointment considering how it started.

It's really doubtful I'll read any further books in the series. Jul 30, Scott Blond rated it really liked it. Jones continues the story with mounting tension and dread.

Endlords and endgame in sight. I'm desperate for the next book. Oct 13, Vanessa Buitrago rated it liked it.

Feb 22, Tomas M rated it really liked it. The continuation of a decent character-driven 'end of times' story.

So, I finally got around to finishing "Watcher of the Dead", J. Jones' fourth entry into the "Sword of Shadows" series.

Considering the amount of time she is taking to release book five, I feel like I'm well ahead of schedule. I actually delayed reading this one in hopes of not having to wait too long to get book five in hand.

That, however, is neither here nor there. Jones is as good a fantasy writer as anyone out there today.

Even if the outcome of these tense moments is somewhat predictable. The only real issue I have with "Watcher", like other J. Jones books I've reviewed, is the slow pace.

What could be relayed to the reader in two paragraphs is relayed in six. I understand the world must be built and the scene laid out, but sometimes Jones goes a little overboard.

There are several different plot threads moving through this series, and Jones decided to leave one or two alone until the very end of the book which I feel was a good move.

They can be picked up full tilt in book five without any problems. This still leave quite a few plot threads for Jones to follow along.

As a rule, I never skip over chapters concerning characters I do not find interesting. I read every word of every book I read.

Otherwise, I don't feel like I read the book. However, there is no worry on that end when it comes to this series or this book in particular.

Jones has woven an interesting tale for each character. Of course, some are more interesting than others, but every character is engaging enough to make it fun to see what they will do next.

On par with any book with the name Martin on it. What a TV series this series would make. I highly recommend that if one is looking for something to read and can't decide that they get going on the "Sword of Shadows" series.

Jun 20, William rated it really liked it. So far this has been a reasonably good series, with an interesting world and plot and some good characterisation.

Book 4 does improve the pacing, although it can still be criticised a bit for lack of plot progression - most characters in the book have their story arc advance another step and there are some reasonable interim conclusions to their storylines in this So far this has been a reasonably good series, with an interesting world and plot and some good characterisation.

Book 4 does improve the pacing, although it can still be criticised a bit for lack of plot progression - most characters in the book have their story arc advance another step and there are some reasonable interim conclusions to their storylines in this book, but it does feel that it would have been possible to advance some storylines more.

Although the total amount of plot is probably comparable to book 3, this book is only just over pages which is why it seems better paced.

Most of the individual storylines are reasonably interesting, the main character, Raif, goes through an ordeal which is likely to significantly change his characterisation in future books.

Raina, Effie, Vaygo Bludd, Bran and Angus Lok all have fairly interesting storylines, although Ash arguably the second most important character in the series has a fairly undramatic plot arc in this book.

The quality of the writing continues to be reasonably high, the characterisation and world-building is solid and it is a consistently entertaining read.

In summary, the first two books in the series are probably still the best, but this is another reasonable entry in the series.

Apr 18, Patrick rated it liked it. Certainly my favorite installment of the series so far I have read them all one after another, so they are kind of blurring together aside from a sense that they were improving in their writing gradually, and that this 4th book has some things happen that, let's just say, the reader has probably been waiting to happen throughout the entire series, but might have been giving up hope of at such a late point 4.

I like to complain a bit about the tragic nature and dragging details of this series but I still can not stop reading it.

It is like a Tolkien-style, dark, tragic soap opera, and I was raised on Tolkien so that may have something to do with my tolerance for this series.

Jul 18, Margaret Kosakiewicz rated it really liked it. My only complaint is that Ms. Jones doesn't write more and faster. This book is a pleasure to read.

It flows effortlessly and is actually a very quick read. The writer takes her time developing each character and either does a lot of research or has an excellent research assistant.

She knows what she is writing about. There is nothing in this book or series that I have found not believable.

It is actually my 2nd time reading this book as I am at in that non-enviable position of not being able to My only complaint is that Ms. It is actually my 2nd time reading this book as I am at in that non-enviable position of not being able to find a writer I truly like.

I've been spoiled by Robert Jordan and now pretty much nobody measures up. I cut an entire storyline from the book. The best answer I can give is a series is dynamic.

One character's actions effect others. What made sense at the beginning of Book IV made less sense toward the end. With the fourth book in the series, Sword of Shadows has now exceeded 1,, words.

Not only were we running out of colors seriously, who wants to read Beware of the Yellow Ice? There are no ice caverns.

No frozen fortresses or bodies of water. The US cover is painted by J. P Targete, who used a portion of the early manuscript for inspiration.

UK cover art for Watcher of the Dead depicts the same setting and the same two main characters as the US cover. The illustration was painted by David Wyatt.

Two artists, two different interpretations. The scene in the Prologue where Sadaluk, the Listener of the Ice Trappers, finds a week-old bear carcass that is frozen on the outside but warm inside is based on fact.

Reindeer found in similar condition have been reported by the Evany people of Siberia. In the frigid wasteland of the north, Raif Sevrance, Watcher of the Dead, has endured many trials to lay claim to the renowned sword known as Loss.

But the price of wielding the legendary weapon is high, and Raif is unsure if he is willing to pay it. Ash Marsh, Daughter of the Sull, still struggles to come to terms with her heritage, and the knowledge that the Watcher, armed with Loss, could be the one who will save the Sull, or end them.

Raina Blackhail, widow of a murdered ruler and wife of his brutal successor, has seen her clan disgraced and has, herself, taken up the mantle of chief.

But there are enemies both beyond her gates and within.

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