While the individuals' stories are fairly complete and there is a cohesive storyline tying everything together, I felt I wasn't able to learn much about the characters before there was a jump to another, similar to a collection of short stories. I really don't understand why people are having such difficulty with it, unless it's simply that they are thrown off by how different it is from The Iron Druid stories. He can take on the likeness of different people and so he tells the story from the point of view from about 11 different characters. Kevin Hearne is the NYT bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, the Seven Kennings trilogy, and co-author of the Tales of Pell with Delilah S. Dawson. He's fond of doggies, tacos, and trees. The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness.This page works best with JavaScript. Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? And now I have that long wait until the next one:(I am giving this book four stars not five but only because it did not have that wow factor to capture me right from the start. It spans the six nations of Teldwen,and has a very interesting magic system. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. The plot was a solid standard fantasy, magical deitys or kennings which were different from each nation. I will be reviewing this book for the podcast here shortly so here’s a short review. Xe Sands is amazing too. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Just a note of disappointment - there were several scenes where you heard the dying thoughts of people. He has an ease of storytelling that is ever present.

I can't wait for book two. Meanwhile a known race of Giants has their island wiped out by a volcano so their refugees invade another country in order to begin rebuilding. I couldn't wait to read this but it is nothing like what I was expecting. While the writing style is different, I would recognize this as Hearne's work. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He has a bard or storyteller who can take on the seeming of each character that is discussed there. Maybe it's because I'm really into the concept of a bardic tradition kind of story. Yes, I hate books that don't finish! It starts in a city where there are thousands of refugees from a war where they have been invaded by Giants. Lots of strange names for characters that was hard to keep straight. Customer Reviews. It started out with about ten characters each telling something in their own chapter apiece, then a kind of summary chapter putting some of this together.

It started out with about ten characters each telling something in their own chapter apiece, then a kind of summary chapter putting some of this together. Book 2 of Hearne's latest fantasy trilogy, The Seven Kennings (A Plague of Giants, 2017), set in a multiracial world thrust into turmoil by an invasion of peculiar giants.In this world, most races have their own particular magical endowment, or “kenning,” though there are downsides to trying to gain the magic (an excellent chance of being killed instead) and using it (rapid aging and death). I did not read this book expecting another Iron Druid series. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Personally I love the book and can't wait to see moreIn reading other reviews, I really don't understand why people are having so much trouble with the way it is written. The Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse traditions have a word for a compound expression with a metaphorical meaning: kenning.Simply put, in poetry, a kenning is when you take two words and combine them as a mild translation or metaphor for something else.. I also felt like as each tale was being told in 1st person it was hard to really distinguish any sense of change from character to character. However, its the characters and writing style that didnt work. I find no fault with Kevin's work overall, its just completely not what i was expecting from him. OTHER BOOKS. (I'm not always emotional over character deaths, but damn it got me.) The storyteller goes back and forth both in time and space and in characters too and it just plain confused me . Lots of sA Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings #1) by Kevin Hearne is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. I love you Mr Hearne but I will stick with the Iron Druid. Published