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  • Howling Dark
  • Christopher Ruocchio
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  • 10 March 2019
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characters Howling Dark review Howling Dark 103 Christopher Ruocchio ´ 3 read N Cielcin He has not succeeded and for years has wandered among the barbarian Normans as captain of a band of mercenariesDetermined to make peace and bring an end to nearly four hundred years of war Hadrian must venture beyond the security of the Sollan Empire and among the Extrasolarians who dwell between the stars There he w This is the second book of the memoir of the palatine Hadrian Marlowe on his way to becoming the Sun Eater and a genocide of an entire alien raceIt picks up after some un chronicled adventures that occurred after the first book which is a bit confusing early on and follows with Hadrian and his compatriots parting company so that they can hunt down the Undying at Vorgossos The Undying is supposed to be able to put Hadrian into contact with an alien Cielcin tribe so that they can begin negotiations towards a treatyBut what awaits Hadrian and his companions at Vorgossos is almost as horrible as the Cielcin and provides a glimpse into the past that spawned the Imperium Eventually we do get the Cielcin an encounter which sets Hadrian Marlowe firmly on the path that ends up in genocideThis is glacially slow in places and often melodramatic a criticism that Hadrian makes of himself several times during the text but it s also richly detailed both in terms of the dozens of characters that feature and the world building There are SF ideas lifted from all over from Dune and The Name of the Wind as from the first book but also Dan Simmons Peter F Hamilton and CJ Cherryh the latter because the Cielcin could have been lifted directly out of her Foreigner books or the much earlier Hunter of Worlds It all makes for a familiar universe that s still uite imaginativeHadrian himself is still trying to find his place in society with palatine privileges and responsibilities but still wanting freedom and meaning Where he s left at the end puts him in yet another very different situation going into the next bookI will say that at this point I can t see it ending with a third book There seems to be too much to do at the rate that this author moves things along The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics raceIt picks up after some un chronicled adventures that occurred after the first book which is a bit confusing early on and follows with Hadrian and his compatriots parting company so that they can hunt down the Undying at Vorgossos The Undying is supposed to be able to put Hadrian into contact with an alien Cielcin tribe so that they can begin negotiations towards a treatyBut what awaits Hadrian and his companions at Vorgossos is almost as horrible as the Cielcin and provides a glimpse into the past that spawned the Imperium Eventually we do get the Cielcin an encounter which sets Hadrian Marlowe firmly on the path that ends up in genocideThis is glacially slow in places and often melodramatic a criticism that Hadrian makes of himself several times during the text but it s also Tall Man Riding richly detailed both in terms of the dozens of characters that feature and the world building There are SF ideas lifted from all over from Dune and The Name of the Wind as from the first book but also Dan Simmons Peter F Hamilton and CJ Cherryh the latter because the Cielcin could have been lifted directly out of her Foreigner books or the much earlier Hunter of Worlds It all makes for a familiar universe that s still uite imaginativeHadrian himself is still trying to find his place in society with palatine privileges and The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory responsibilities but still wanting freedom and meaning Where he s left at the end puts him in yet another very different situation going into the next bookI will say that at this point I can t see it ending with a third book There seems to be too much to do at the The Big Golden Book of Poetry rate that this author moves things along

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characters Howling Dark review Howling Dark 103 Christopher Ruocchio ´ 3 read The second novel of the galaxy spanning Sun Eater series merges the best of space opera and epic fantasy as Hadrian Marlowe continues down a path that can only end in fireHadrian Marlowe is lost For half a century he has searched the farther suns for the lost planet of Vorgossos hoping to find a way to contact the elusive alie Disclosure I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest reviewEmpire of Silence burst onto the Sci Fi scene with its intimidating wallop of a book that was big enough to be classified as a deadly weapon But thankfully I didn t fall victim or let it deter me from tackling the mammoth book which took me on a crazy and poignant galactic adventure beyond the cosmos telling the story of the would be infamous hero destroyer murderer Hadrian Marlowe In the seuel Howling Dark Ruocchio continues Marlowe s story as we see bit by bit of the man he s to become Howling Dark picks up exactly where we left off technically give or take a few years with people in and out of fugue with Hadrian Legion officials for hire mercenaries and his mrymidon friends as they search for the legendary planet Vorgossos and a way to broker a peace treaty with the CielcinHadrian has come a long way since the first book We ve seen him as a student son beggar slave and a fighter In Howling Dark he continues his ascent or as Hadrian would tell you his descent as a leader and savior to his people but an immortal killer to his foes Without giving away too much of the novel I will say that the team succeeded in finding the lost planet of Vorgossos Vorgossos is the stuff of legends the scary stories told to terrify youbut what was even unbelievable was finding the person in charge who is also made of legends It was all uite fitting actuallyI thought this book was a lot darker than its predecessor which wasn t a problem or a surprise considering all the events that led them on this uest Ruocchio expands on the universe as we explore new territories and meet other beings even AIs The majority of the key characters we ve met from the previous novel are all back and we definitely got a in depth look to them and the different facets of their being However I must warn you now dear readers that with all war there are casualties and Ruocchio spares no one this time around A favorite character of mine met their demise early on in the book It s all very sad and bloodyOn a happier note I am absolutely loving everything that Ruocchio is creating The characters are multifaceted complex realistic and utterly flawed The best example of this is our main protagonist Hadrian He has experienced seen and lived so many lives beyond those of his regular peerage all while trying to balance that fine line between good and evil doing what he believes is right and at the same time do what is needed Although I wonder if Hadrian isn t confusing the tworight needed There was a pivotal scene towards the end that determined how everything was going to play out and the choice that Hadrian made was pretty drastic and I wondered if it was truly necessary He later expressed his regrets but I m not sure if it was genuine That kind of threw me off but overall I can t help but like himI also appreciate and enjoy the well developed and detailed world building Normally with the scope of this novel and length of book things can get a little muddled but you won t find that issue here Ruocchio painstakingly writes every minute detail down to the five senses and describes an array of emotions I can vividly picture everything like a movie in my head from House Marlowe s insignia dancing devil in black and red the homunculus receptionist on March station down to the wondrous gardens of VorgossosHowling Dark is pretty damn perfect There s honestly nothing bad that I can say about this novel It is a worthy seuel to last s year successful debut Empire of Silence and the series deserves all the accolades and You won t find a sopho slump here If you re wondering Is the buzz real Yes Is Howling Dark better than the first book Yes Should I wait till the author publishes books before I make a commitment Hell no Get on the Sun Eater bus ASAP Like I said I loved it and hope readers will discover this seriesy all don t know what you re missingIn the meantime the tortuous wait begins for the third book s release Demon in White s The Hero of Varay Varyan Memoir received a Palestrina and other plays Five Plays by Don Nigro review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest Blackmailed By Daddy reviewEmpire of Silence burst onto the Sci Fi scene with its intimidating wallop of a book that was big enough to be classified as a deadly weapon But thankfully I didn t fall victim or let it deter me from tackling the mammoth book which took me on a crazy and poignant galactic adventure beyond the cosmos telling the story of the would be infamous hero destroyer murderer Hadrian Marlowe In the seuel Howling Dark Ruocchio continues Marlowe s story as we see bit by bit of the man he s to become Howling Dark picks up exactly where we left off technically give or take a few years with people in and out of fugue with Hadrian Legion officials for hire mercenaries and his mrymidon friends as they search for the legendary planet Vorgossos and a way to broker a peace treaty with the CielcinHadrian has come a long way since the first book We ve seen him as a student son beggar slave and a fighter In Howling Dark he continues his ascent or as Hadrian would tell you his descent as a leader and savior to his people but an immortal killer to his foes Without giving away too much of the novel I will say that the team succeeded in finding the lost planet of Vorgossos Vorgossos is the stuff of legends the scary stories told to terrify youbut what was even unbelievable was finding the person in charge who is also made of legends It was all uite fitting actuallyI thought this book was a lot darker than its predecessor which wasn t a problem or a surprise considering all the events that led them on this uest Ruocchio expands on the universe as we explore new territories and meet other beings even AIs The majority of the key characters we ve met from the previous novel are all back and we definitely got a in depth look to them and the different facets of their being However I must warn you now dear उरलं सुरलं readers that with all war there are casualties and Ruocchio spares no one this time around A favorite character of mine met their demise early on in the book It s all very sad and bloodyOn a happier note I am absolutely loving everything that Ruocchio is creating The characters are multifaceted complex Cock Tales realistic and utterly flawed The best example of this is our main protagonist Hadrian He has experienced seen and lived so many lives beyond those of his Son of the Hero Varyan Memoir regular peerage all while trying to balance that fine line between good and evil doing what he believes is The Alien Jigsaw right and at the same time do what is needed Although I wonder if Hadrian isn t confusing the tworight needed There was a pivotal scene towards the end that determined how everything was going to play out and the choice that Hadrian made was pretty drastic and I wondered if it was truly necessary He later expressed his Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society regrets but I m not sure if it was genuine That kind of threw me off but overall I can t help but like himI also appreciate and enjoy the well developed and detailed world building Normally with the scope of this novel and length of book things can get a little muddled but you won t find that issue here Ruocchio painstakingly writes every minute detail down to the five senses and describes an array of emotions I can vividly picture everything like a movie in my head from House Marlowe s insignia dancing devil in black and The Illusion of Gods Presence red the homunculus Folk Tales from the Soviet Union Central Asia and Kazakhstan receptionist on March station down to the wondrous gardens of VorgossosHowling Dark is pretty damn perfect There s honestly nothing bad that I can say about this novel It is a worthy seuel to last s year successful debut Empire of Silence and the series deserves all the accolades and You won t find a sopho slump here If you Not The Hot Chick re wondering Is the buzz Pegged and Plugged at the Club real Yes Is Howling Dark better than the first book Yes Should I wait till the author publishes books before I make a commitment Hell no Get on the Sun Eater bus ASAP Like I said I loved it and hope Tunnel Through Time readers will discover this seriesy all don t know what you Game of Bimbofication Part 3 re missingIn the meantime the tortuous wait begins for the third book s Game of Bimbofication Part 2 release Demon in White s

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characters Howling Dark review Howling Dark 103 Christopher Ruocchio ´ 3 read Ill face not only the aliens he has come to offer peace but contend with creatures that once were human with traitors in his midst and with a meeting that will bring him face to face with no less than the oldest enemy of mankindIf he succeeds he will usher in a peace unlike any in recorded history If he failsthe galaxy will bu For me this was the best science fiction novel I red after Dune I wrote in my review to Empire of Silence that it was a 10 star book Well this is a 12 star book The writing is brilliant the author has a vast culture and you can find reinterpretations of Dante s Inferno or of the myth of Saturn Theseus and many others The main character is complex the plot is huge with unexpected twists the world building it s impressive There are a lot of deep thoughts on many of our existential issues Just for example how do you negotiate peace with a species that has no word for peace the closest euivalent being submission And yes those terrible terrible Cielcin