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Malice
Malice | John Gwynne
The world is broken... Corban wants nothing more than to be a warrior under King Brenin's rule - to protect and serve. But that day will come all too soon. And the price he pays will be in blood. Evnis has sacrificed - too much it seems. But what he wants - the power to rule -- will soon be in his grasp. And nothing will stop him once he has started on his path. Veradis is the newest member of the warband for the High Prince, Nathair. He is one of the most skilled swordsman to come out of his homeland, yet he is always under the shadow of his older brother. Nathair has ideas - and a lot of plans. Many of them don't involve his father, the High King Aquilus. Nor does he agree with his father's idea to summon his fellow kings to council. The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, but now giants are seen, the stones weep blood and giant wyrms are stirring. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. For if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind's hopes and dreams will fall to dust... ...and it can never be made whole again. MALICE is a dark epic fantasy tale of blind greed, ambition, and betrayal.
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Thought I would give this quartet a try ⚔️

#WeekendReads #CoffeeAndABook ☕️ 📖 #EpicReads

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Ddzmini I have to reread that because I finally have the other three 🤗📖 7mo
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PageShifter
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I loved how this made me to imagine life in similar villages than in this book. Life and rutines were described the way it was easy to imagine being living there.

This book made me feel: I cried, was FURIOUS and the last 150 pages made me hold my breath countless times. I am and definitely are not ready for the next. This ending made the slow beginning worth reading.

#KickTheSlump #SeriesRead2022 #MarvellousMarch #TheSupernaturalYear (Angels)

TrishB A great series 👍🏻 8mo
DieAReader Awesome!🎉🎉 8mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 8mo
Andrew65 Sounds fantastic, well done 👏👏👏 8mo
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majkia
Malice | John Gwynne

Sorry to say I bailed after about 400 pages. Got tired of teenage boys beating on each other as character development.

imyril I‘m so glad other bookworms read Gwynne so I don‘t have to 😂 Thank you 😘 12mo
majkia @imyril
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MsMelissa
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I finally finished a book this month!

Malice may have started out a little slowly, but it picked up steam as it went on and raced to an intense ending. This is the first in a four book series, and I‘m pretty sure (based on the love for it on IG) that I‘m going to love books 2-4 every bit as much as I loved this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Twainy BookTube - The Brothers Gwynne 😁 1y
Ruthiella 🥳 Congratulations on finishing! 1y
LeahBergen Woot!! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Lucy_Anywhere I started this one but put it aside as it was very slow to start… looks like it‘s worth putting back on the TBR Pile! 1y
MsMelissa @Twainy Thank you. I‘ve checked them out 😊 1y
MsMelissa @Ruthiella @LeahBergen I felt like I was never going to finish a book this month! 1y
MsMelissa @Lucy_Anywhere The first half of the book is slow as it lays the groundwork for what‘s to come, but the final half proceeds very quickly and had me totally enthralled. The book seems to be so well reviewed that I was wondering what I was missing, but when the story picked up I totally bought into the hype. 1y
TrishB I loved this series, it‘s definitely a slow build, but worth it! 1y
MsMelissa @TrishB I‘m so curious to see where things are going… 1y
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my.books.in.squares
Malice | John Gwynne
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Thanks for the tag @Cosmos_Moon

The Faithful and the Fallen series (all four books) by John Gwynne absolutely broke my heart!!

@Cuilin

Cuilin Thanks for playing 📚❤️ 2y
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Isy
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I just got bored. He kept introducibg new characters chapter by chapter, Martin style, but I couldn't remember who was who and 100 pages in I didnt care either. I had far too many books to be read to waste time on this.

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TrishB
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#3books #withonewordtitle
Great fantasy series, there is a 4th but obviously that doesn‘t fit the prompt!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚❤️🙌🏻 2y
MsMelissa I really need to start this series! 2y
Ruthiella Nice! 2y
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
TrishB @Ruthiella a great series 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @Book_Fiend_Melissa it‘s good stuff 👍🏻 I think the good thing about reading them now is that they are all published and you could read them closer together. Because they‘re long and have a lot of similar names 😁 2y
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my.books.in.squares
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Malice was amazing ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Now straight to book two, which I am so relieved to see has a cast of characters section. 🤯😂

TrishB A great series 👍🏻 2y
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my.books.in.squares
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#currentlyreading

This was recommended to me at my local library. As if I need to start another fantasy series but here we are... 😂

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MartinaLove
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I have only read one book since my mother passed away from cancer, in March. 💔 Every time I try I just can't concentrate.

I graduated a few days ago. 😔 Not sur I managed to but I did. I miss my mother everyday. I can only keep close to my heart all the good menories we had. ❤

Trying to read this book.

ladym30 I am so sorry for your loss. When I lost my mom, I could not read for a long time, and then one day I picked up a book and started reading again. I could never finish the book I was reading when she passed.❤️ 2y
wanderinglynn I am so sorry for your loss. 💚 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and strength to you. 💗 2y
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MartinaLove @ladym30 Thank you. The same is happening to me. I can't finish one book. I tried multiple books but they don't grab my attention. 2y
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johncadams
Malice | John Gwynne
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This is such a good debut novel. The writing was very confident. Young Corban is scrappy, a likeable lad full of courage and there's plenty of sibling rivalry of the harmless kind with his sister Cywen. Both the kids are hardworking and ambitious - Corban's determined to train as a knight and Cywen breaks horses and works as a groom. I just fell in love with this plucky brother and sister.

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“The dead and wounded from the glade had been bound to horses and led slowly out of the Baglun, a rider sent ahead to fetch Brina and any of the other healers that could make it to the fortress that night.“

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johncadams
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“He could not even explain why he felt so strongly about keeping the tunnels secret; he only knew that he did, and swore he would only ever know Cywen as 'oathbreaker' if she told.“

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johncadams
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“It was a huge hawk, head cocked to the one side as it studied Corban, golden feathers flecked with blue and red catching the last rays of the sun.“

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johncadams
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“The wolven was standing pressed tight to Corban's hip and leg, as she often did when he was anxious or troubled. Her ears were pricked up, hackles standing as she stretched her head forward, sniffing.“

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Ddzmini
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I finished this and I‘m going to say I liked it but it was a slow read 🤗📖

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Ddzmini
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Starting this series... let‘s hope I like it 🙌🏽📖🤪

Leftcoastzen Always love a book with a map 3y
Pumpkinandegg313 It's a great series. I've read them all. So worth the read 🙂 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Just recently finished this series & I really enjoyed it! The character story arcs and their growth as individuals is awesome and made each books for me! 👌 3y
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Rina_Black The cover and the map look awesome 👍 3y
Ddzmini @Leftcoastzen and @Rina_Black me too 🗺. @Pumpkinandegg1 and @GrilledCheeseSamurai I‘m hoping I will as well 🤗 3y
Deifio I read the series last year. Enjoyed it so much. The characters are all great as @GrilledCheeseSamurai says 3y
HOTPock3tt I want to read this one! 3y
Ddzmini @HOTPock3tt I‘m almost done with this one a little slow but a good read📖 3y
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Ddzmini
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Finally Received my books 📚 yes I can‘t wait to read these 📖

InBooksILive Ohhh I've been wanting to read the Faithful and the Falling series forever now but I always forget about them when I order books! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
InBooksILive Faithful and the Fallen* 3y
Ddzmini @InBooksILive I know that‘s why I‘m going off my tbr when I order books now 🤣🤣🤣📚 3y
InBooksILive @Ddzmini haha that is a smart idea! I need to do that as well 3y
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MartinaLove
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This book is calling my name 😏
PS: you can see my dog's pillow on the side. 😊

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
Malice | John Gwynne
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I'm so happy it's hot chocolate season again! 🙆‍♂️

Nothing beats late nights with cocoa and fantasy novels and some relaxing music in the background. ❤️

RealBooks4ever Yay! 💜 Had my first mug of the season just a couple of days ago! 3y
QuietlyLaura That hot chocolate looks so good! 3y
rabbitprincess It's a book sale and hot chocolate day for me today! 😁 3y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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GAH! I've been gone a week and it's been killing me. Life got a little cray-cray for a minute and I feel behind on everything! How's my Litsy family doing?

I've been reading this big-ass chunkster (not as much as I've been wanting to) and I am absolutely loving it! It took a bit to completely take over my life - but it's definitely doing so now.

GUYS! It's so, soooo good! And there's a wolf! A woooooolf! 🐺😍🤗😍🐺

*runs away howling*

Branwen Welcome back! Missed you! 😁 Glad to hear this book is good! I have the series but haven't started it yet! 🐺 3y
TrishB The wolf is great 😁 3y
RvnclawWhovian Haha I feel you I was gone for like a month thanks to a promotion. Welcome back! 3y
FullMoonReads A Wolf always makes a good book great! 3y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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A big'ol mug of hot chocolate to go with the big'ol chonky books of this series.

I'm hunkering down in a pile of pillows and blankets and starting book one tonight. I'ma poke my head up every so often to refresh youtube on my iPad to see if the new Star Wars trailer is out yet - but otherwise it's just me and a new fantasy read this evening. 🥰

Soubhiville Have fun! 3y
InLibrisVeritas Looks like an amazing evening 3y
IamIamIam That's intimidating!!! Don't forget to come up for air!!! Lol 3y
DuckOfDoom That book is looking at me from my TBR shelf. And silently judging. It wants to be read 😂 3y
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Anga
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Pickpick

So far so good.

Jillylovesbooks Welcome to Litsy! 3y
Anga @Jillylovesbooks thank you! 3y
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Anga
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If your emotions control you, sooner or later you're a dead man.

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Sweetkokoro
Malice | John Gwynne
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Day 22 : #white #colormepretty
I still need book 4 of this set! Also white is another heavily used color I noticed in the fantasy world, so this pick was pretty easy. I‘m half way through Malice & I LOVE it, the world building is great and I love every character so far that has been introduced!

Also PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you tag me in your posts if you don‘t I won‘t see them unless I dig through the tag.

TrishB Loved this series too 👍🏻 3y
BooknerdsLife Oh! I‘ve just came across this series on booktube recently! Now I‘m curious! 😍 3y
Sweetkokoro @trishb Yes I can‘t wait to dive into the rest of it. Have you read the follow up series? 3y
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Sweetkokoro @BooknerdsLife yes check it out! You won‘t be disappointed, the characters are written so well and the story and world building is so engrossing! They are chunksters book wise, but worth it! 3y
TrishB I have it ready! I‘m not in fantasy mode at the moment so I‘m waiting for the day I wake up and feel in a fantasy mood! 3y
Sweetkokoro @trishb ah I can totally understand that, I‘m always In a fantasy mood but I go through fantasy types of moods haha. Did you hear about his new trilogy he was signed on for, it‘s going to be Norse inspired, I‘m a little hyped to say the least! 3y
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orange.books
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I'm only 130 pages into this beast and I've kind of hit a wall!! I'm working on it, but can't seem to get into the reading mood

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Sweetkokoro
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Day 4 prompt: #J which is for John Gwynn
I‘m still missing book 4 in this set and I‘m only half way through book 1 but I LOVE it. I can‘t wait to continue reading the series and the follow up! #30junebooks

TrishB This is a fab series 👍🏻 3y
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RainyDayReading
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Forgive the flowers, forgot to take a different TBR photo so here‘s the one I took for Bookstagram. I don‘t usually do photo challenges on here, but when I came across the #WyrdandWonder challenge I couldn‘t resist! Here‘s just a few books I‘m hoping to read this month.
Day 1: Your Wyrd and Wonderful TBR

akckitty I want to read The Silent Patient, too! 4y
RainyDayReading @akckitty I saw it at my library and figured if I didn‘t grab it then it would be forever until I could get it again 🤣 Starting it tonight, hopefully it‘s good! 4y
akckitty @RainyDayReading good luck!!! 4y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Children's hospital #BookHaul! 😍

Got this lovely stack for 27 bucks! That's less than a single new hardcover. 👌

Filled up the remaining WoT books I needed... Picked up John Gwynne's Faithful and the Fallen series that I've wanted to read and got some cool Tolkien books for my LOTR's collection. 🤗

TrishB That‘s a great series 👍🏻 4y
annkuch13 What a great haul! 4y
Sweetkokoro Amazing haul!! 4y
Leftcoastzen Wow this is a wonderful haul! 4y
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TrishB
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If you need a new fantasy series - this is on offer on kindle U.K. today! It‘s an awesome series 😁

Yeah_I_Read Yes! I can‘t wait for the new one in April!! 4y
TrishB @Yeah_I_Read me neither! They‘re great aren‘t they. 4y
rockpools Trying to convince myself that I don‘t Neeeed a new fantasy series because I don‘t read fantasy (well, rarely). Not entirely sure I‘m winning the argument. 🙄 4y
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Cathythoughts I‘m not into fantasy ( 🤔) ... but my son is , so I sent him the good news 👍🏻♥️ 4y
TrishB @RachelO but for 99p you might be able to convince yourself😁 4y
TrishB @Cathythoughts well worth the money👍🏻 4y
Cathythoughts I may have to get it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
TrishB @Cathythoughts that‘s hilarious!! 😁 4y
RainyDayReading I just picked up a big floppy paperback edition of this 🤣 4y
TrishB @RainyDayReading it‘s a big book 😁 4y
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Rambo_Reads
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One of my absolute favourite series from the past few years: The Faithful and the Fallen. So many shocks, surprises and fantastic, complex characters you can love (and enjoy hating). If you like epic fantasy that messes with some of the standard tropes, definitely try this!

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Sweetkokoro
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I just signed up for my first ever #24in48 readathon (and my first readathon period) I am excited for this and hopefully I will be able to do it! My pile is ambitious but I am hoping to finish Malice tonight and then start making my way through the library books I have. Im not sure which one I will start with but I‘m looking forward to all my choices! Let‘s do this!!!
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Spencer_Labbe Ooh these all look good 4y
hes7 Ooh, Scythe is so good! Thunderhead might end up in my stack, too. Enjoy! 4y
Sweetkokoro @hes7 I keep hearing that Scythe is really good so I‘m starting to get excited for it, I‘m leaning towards starting that one after I finish Malice. 4y
Elma Just finished Scythe. It was so good. 4y
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Sweetkokoro
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Gah I just love when authors have maps made to go with their worlds!
The Banished Lands Map for The Faithful and the Fallen Cycle by John Gwynne as pictured in Malice.

Also I AM LOVING THIS BOOK!! I just want to keep reading and reading but work keeps getting in the way so I am making slow progress and it‘s driving me crazy!!! I just want to spend a whole day reading it!

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Sweetkokoro
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I have only read 4 chapters so far but I am hooked. I have to stop for the night since I have work In a Few hours and need to nap before hand, but my gosh am i so glad I‘m finally reading something that is actually keeping my attention and making me want to keep going. I can‘t wait to really get into this book.

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ElisabethRose
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I'm about to embark on this somewhat intimidating book. I've read a lot of good reviews about and a lot that say it's a slow start to an amazing series. I hope I holds my attention, the characters seem intriguing.
I have this urge to start so many books right now. It was either this or The Crimson Petal and the White. #tbr #fantasy

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jackilynn
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Mehso-so
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jackilynn
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Well that is a lovely bit of imagery 🏞🤔

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jackilynn
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This introvert is being forced to go out & "people" today (staff picnic). Think anyone will notice if I hide in the corner with my book?! ??

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jackilynn
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When one book ends another must begin. To bad I won't be able to get very far since I have to leave for work soon.

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briski
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So this happened at Barnes and Noble the other day...oops? 3 of these were bargain books, so I don't feel too bad. 😂

Gissy I want to read that series?trilogy? Malice! 😍 5y
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Whollybologna
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Bailedbailed

This book is awful! The actual plot of the book didn‘t begin until nearly 60% of the way through the book, let me sum it up this way: there is a prophecy. It doesn‘t matter what the prophecy is. The prince thinks HE is the one the prophecy talks about but everything else says it‘s the protagonist. Once the plot starts it just stops! You find out nothing! The ending is his mom telling him she needs to tell him something and he says, not now. Ugh!

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Purplepanda
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Pickpick

5/5 🌟

Yeah_I_Read The rest of the series is amazing!! 5y
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Purplepanda
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WAIT.......WHAT????!!!!WHAT THE HECK JUST HAPPENED????!!!!☠☠☠☠

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Yeah_I_Read
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I ordered the rest of the series already 😂😂😂
It was a slow start but kept me interested... can‘t wait to read the rest!

Vinjii Valour is even better 😍 5y
Yeah_I_Read @Vinjii I‘m already reading it lol 5y
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Purplepanda
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So excited to start this series. I have been hearing slot about it.

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Celeste57
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This is a #firstbookinaseries that starts off slow, because it's laying the groundwork for a truly amazing story. By the time I finished the fourth (and last) book of the series, I was rearranging my books to give The Faithful and the Fallen a place of honor among my favorites, which reside in the living room. Highly recommended! #janinbooks18

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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
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I read #Malice when I was recovering from a brain injury and completely fell in love with it. I was really disappointed to find out that the publishing company is not going to do the whole series in audio. It‘s going to take me forever to get through the other three books, but I absolutely love this series. #johngwynne #thefaithfulandthefallen Photobombed by #joeabercrombie

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Vinjii
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"Forest litter crunched under Evnis' feet, his breath misting as he whispered a curse." #firstlines #andsoitbegins

TrishB I love this series 😀😀💟 5y
Vinjii @TrishB I heard the first one is slow but that it's really good so I'm excited :) 5y
TrishB It's very scene setting and lots of characters but hang in there 😀 5y
Vinjii @TrishB update: I'm only about 30% in but I'm loving it. 5y
TrishB So glad you're enjoying it. They are door-stoppers but so worth it. The last book is one of my fav fantasy books - it's brilliant. 5y
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Vinjii
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This has been the view from my bed. For over a week. Too ill to read. Just stare. Kill me now! (Labyrinthitis) 💀

TrishB 😔 hope you're feeling better soon. 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙁I hope you feel better soon!!! 5y
Ms_T Get well soon ❤️ 5y
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JessClark78 Feel better soon. 🌸 5y
emilyhaldi Oh no!!! It would be bearable if atleast you could read 🙁 feel better!! 5y
[DELETED] 206653737 That does not sound pleasant at all, hope you feel better soon. Not being able to read would be miserable enough all on it's own. 😟 5y
Debiw781 Ugh, hope you feel better soon! 5y
Reviewsbylola Feel better! That's so rough. 5y
megt Hope you feel better soon! 5y
stacybmartin Hoping you feel better soon! 💜 5y
LeahBergen Feel better soon! 5y
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TrishB
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