The Coming of Night

The Coming of Night The Possession A terrible curse that feeds off magic taking and turning any who channel arcane energy into creatures of nightmare demons who infect their victims with a virulent sickness The survivor

  • Title: The Coming of Night
  • Author: Alex Janaway
  • ISBN: 9780992813727
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Possession A terrible curse that feeds off magic taking and turning any who channel arcane energy into creatures of nightmare demons, who infect their victims with a virulent sickness The survivors huddle behind defended settlements never staying out after nightfall, for that is when the demons walk the land In order for humanity to survive, magic is outlawed AllThe Possession A terrible curse that feeds off magic taking and turning any who channel arcane energy into creatures of nightmare demons, who infect their victims with a virulent sickness The survivors huddle behind defended settlements never staying out after nightfall, for that is when the demons walk the land In order for humanity to survive, magic is outlawed All children are subjected to the Testing, to discover if they have magical ability If so, they are put down without mercy or regret In the Duchy of Albair, a girl called Enna fails her Testing and is forced to flee Yet she has no magic Instead she has within her the ability to block magic, to nullify its power Men sworn to defend humanity against the Possession hunt her, fearful of what she may become But the Possessed also seek her, for they know what she represents hope And they will not easily give up their new world, nor suffer her presence within it.

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    1. There is no rest, there is no shelter, nor those that give help will do so forever; the world is unforgiving. Killing someone is often the lesser of two evils, because living is not life once you have been bitten, scratched or worseThis is a very intense journey about Enna and those that protect her and sometimes drag her along a path that she would never have chosen for herself. The stress of living with the challenging conditions and situations that arise, shape and grow our heroine as she lea [...]

    2. Once again Alex manages to combine the immersive fantasy style of Gemmell with a hard-hitting edge reminiscent of Abercrombie at his best to produce a book which I struggled to put down (I read it in two sittings).The Coming of Night, as one would expect from Alex Janaway, is gripping and exciting while remaining refreshingly (and surprisingly, for a book which features so much magic) down to earth. Where Redoubt was a good book The Coming of Night is a great one which leaves me desperately want [...]

    3. Fantasy with a palpable sense of fear and peril that delivers a real page turner with a fluid and immersive writing style. Realistic sense of the reality of how this society the has developed over time in response to the possessed, and the moral ambiguities that come with it. Solid low fantasy, in that the magical elements (although central to the story) are not in your face. Would recommend to all those who enjoy a good battle and fighting descriptions as they burst out of this book like Deneth [...]

    4. Reads itself. Love the pace. It's got a "zombie apocalypse" feel - danger and threat but no explanation as to where it came from, it just becomes the new "normal" for the survivors. Then things change, and when the source of the change becomes known the characters are very much at odds as to what to about it; is it salvation or damnation? Obviously part of a saga, shame about the wait until 2015 but there we are. Can't wait for the next.

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