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Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner ARC {4 Stars}

Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner is another intricate and fascinating fantasy in The Chronicle of the Exile. While it is somewhat a sequel to When the Heavens Fall, it can easily be read on its own, though you’ll probably then be too addicted to not go back and read book one ;-). If you enjoy addictively readable door-stopper fantasies with many interweaving points-of-view, this is a series not to miss!

Note: I received an advanced copy of Dragon Hunters from the author. Some things may have changed in the final version.

Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner ARC {4 Stars}

Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner (The Chronicle of the Exile #2)
Published by Tor Books on Feb. 9th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Page Length: 496 pages
How I got my copy: Author
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Once a year on Dragon Day the fabled Dragon Gate is raised to let a sea dragon pass into the Sabian Sea. There, it will be hunted by the Storm Lords, a fellowship of powerful water-mages who rule an empire called the Storm Isles.

Emira Imerle Polivar is coming to the end of her tenure as leader of the Storm Lords, but she has no intention of standing down graciously. As part of her plot to hold on to power, she instructs an order of priests known as the Chameleons to sabotage the Dragon Gate. There’s just one problem: that will require them to infiltrate an impregnable citadel that houses the gate’s mechanism — a feat that has never been accomplished before.

But Imerle is not the only one intent on destroying the Storm Lord dynasty. As the Storm Lords assemble in answer to a mysterious summons, they become the targets of assassins working for an unknown enemy. And when Imerle sets her scheme in motion, that enemy uses the ensuing chaos to play its hand.

4 Stars

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Dragon Hunters Quosters by Marc Turner + Giveaway! (US/CAN/UK)

Sword2Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner

Today I’m very excited to welcome Marc Turner to the blog. Last year he published When the Heavens Fall, which I devoured in a single day despite its hefty page count. Now he’s back with a loose sequel, Dragon Hunters, coming Feb. 9th! I loved it and it has dragons, do you need to know anything else??

Dragon Hunters – Quote, Unquote 

Nine months ago, when my first book When the Heavens Fall came out, I did a post on the Tor/Forge Blog about how difficult it was for a new author to stand out from the crowd. Game of Thrones may have brought epic fantasy to a whole new set of readers, but how do you get those readers to choose your book over the others available? One idea I had was to produce a video trailer for WtHF – you can see it here. As the publication date for my second book approached, I thought about doing a trailer for Dragon Hunters too.
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When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner {4 Stars}

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner is an epic fantasy debut that took me completely by surprise. I was excited about the idea of a fallible lord of the dead who lost a valuable object and the battle between a number of heroes to get that object back, but I had no idea the world of When the Heavens Fall would be so rich and engrossing! If you are a fan of a solid plot and characters set in a flourishing world, this is a series not to miss!

Note: I received an advanced copy of When the Heavens Fall from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner {4 Stars}

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner (The Chronicle of the Exile #1)
Published by Tor Books on May 19th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Page Length: 544 pages
How I got my copy: Publisher
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If you pick a fight with Shroud, the Lord of the Dead, you had better make sure you end up on the winning side, else death will mark only the beginning of your suffering.

A book that gives its wielder power over the dead has been stolen from a fellowship of mages that has kept the powerful relic dormant for centuries. The thief, a crafty, power-hungry necromancer, intends to use the Book of Lost Souls to resurrect an ancient race and challenge Shroud for dominion of the underworld. Shroud counters by sending his most formidable servants to seize the artifact at all cost.

However, the god is not the only one interested in the Book, and a host of other forces converge, drawn by the powerful magic that has been unleashed. Among them is a reluctant Guardian who is commissioned by the Emperor to find the stolen Book, a troubled prince who battles enemies both personal and political, and a young girl of great power, whose past uniquely prepares her for an encounter with Shroud. The greatest threat to each of their quests lies not in the horror of an undead army but in the risk of betrayal from those closest to them. Each of their decisions comes at a personal cost and will not only affect them, but also determine the fate of their entire empire.

4 Stars

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