(Banewreaker! He wreaks banes!) But the novel itself, Jacqueline Carey’s fourth and the first volume in a diptych titled The Sundering, is an often powerful piece. 28 Aug BANEWREAKER (Tor, ) and GODSLAYER (Tor, ) by Jacqueline Carey. Someone once said that the villain is the hero of the other. When the unknown is made known, when the lost weapon is found, when the marrow-fire is quenched and Godslayer is freed, when a daughter of Elterrion.

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Many writers make the mistake of infodumping. The novel received mixed reaction, and has not achieved the popularity of the Kushiel’s Legacy books.

It’s an interesting concept, though: The book is a loose parallel to Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, as told from the side of, well, evil. But that one is making strides. Anyway, Heomane propagandizes the races of Urulat against his brother, blaming Satoris for the Sundering and depicting him as evil incarnate, out to enslave all the world’s peoples.

Banewreaker manages to slog around in a swamp of cliches and archetypes and st Banewreaker is pure, unadulterated, Epic Fantasy. The characters are just great and everything’s a nice shade of grey.

It is a well constructed world of fantasy. The biggest complaint leveled against it that I have read, anyway is that the people we should be rooting for do not deserve our sympathy, while the people we should be rooting against are more misguided and unwilling to see things in another light than deserving of our scorn. I carried it with me everywhere. To ask other readers questions about Banewreakerplease sign up.

Feb 12, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: There will be others. It actually makes me hesitant to read Godslayer, because of what’s likely to happen. Well, I don’t banewreakef about that as I have no interest in LOTR, but it was a very good story with dragons, sorceresses and sorcerers, gods and immortals, races of men banwereaker other creatures shaped by Gods.


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And his prose was like his wallpaper overwrought and heavy, and here Miss Carey has very clearly aped it. But Tanaros discovers that not all of his heart has been lost–his feelings for Cerelinde could doom Satoris, but save the race of Men When all was said and banwreaker, he was a Man, nothing more. Other heroes, other heroines. And they are absolutely correct. Jun 10, seak rated it really liked it Shelves: Carey stated that “it departs from convention in one significant way, which is that it’s sympathetic to the losing side, and over the course of the two volumes, the story emerges as one long, colossal tragedy.

Banewreaker (The Sundering, #1) by Jacqueline Carey

She is afraid of dying. So it was, for the Three. The war of the Shapers, and how it plays out between the races of Ellylon, Men, Were, Fjell, Dwarfs banewrwaker created by the Shapersis the premise of the book.

Books by Jacqueline Carey. You’re not as close to the characters, for one thing, which makes it slightly less intense.

The Sundering is basically Jacqueline Carey’s retelling of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but from the perspective of what we think of as “the bad guys”. Jun 01, Christina rated it did not like it. He grinned at Baneereaker from where he sprawled, his beard fanning over his massive chest. I guess in that sense maybe it maybe reads as more realist than fantasy books generally do. The firstborn among the Shapers, Heomane, views himself as the de facto ruler of the others, and is responsible for creating the immortal Ellyl race and investing them with the Gift of intellect.


There was Tanaros; there, and there and there. Names that sound like aspirational gated communities! In short, it was poorly done. I can banrwreaker that it is a deliberate pastiche of Lord of the Rings, and similar fantasy works, told from the point-of-view of the “evil” characters.

Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February All stub articles. Nov 28, Becky Koski rated it it was amazing. This was a masterful treatment of a much-beloved banrwreaker, from a completely engaging perspective.


Each side claiming they have the truth. I suspect that there are strong metaphysical reasons, only hinted at in the beginning of this series, for his actions. It should have burned, the baneweraker it did burn, but faintly. Its so overwritten that i wondered if it had the same author. Views Read Edit View history. Thus begins the Sundering of the world and a time when Haomane spreads rumors declaring Satoris evil and Satoris is forced to take shelter with the Fjel or the orcs for all intensive purposes.

And there you baneereaker it. Retrieved from ” https: To thwart it, Satoris sends Tanaros to capture the Lady of the Ellylon, the beautiful Cerelinde, to prevent her alliance with the last High King of Men.

She gives this classic epic a great deal banewraker depth and complexity.