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The Shattered Crown Heroes must riseThe King is dead His daughter, untested and alone, now wears the Steel Crown And a vast horde is steadily carving a bloody road south, hell bent on razing Steelhaven to the groundor the city will fall Before the city faces the terror that approaches, it must crush the danger already lurking within its walls But will the cost of victory be as devastating as that of defeat [EPUB] ✵ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – 9facts.co.uk untested and alone ❮Download❯ ➵ Jazz Age Stories Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – 9facts.co.uk now wears the Steel Crown And a vast horde is steadily carving a bloody road south [Read] ➮ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – 9facts.co.uk hell bent on razing Steelhaven to the groundor the city will fall Before the city faces the terror that approaches [KINDLE] ❅ The Wrong Blood By Manuel de Lope – 9facts.co.uk it must crush the danger already lurking within its walls But will the cost of victory be as devastating as that of defeat


About the Author: Richard Ford

Richard Ford originally hails from Leeds in the heartland of Yorkshire but now resides in the wild fens of Cambridgeshire.You can find outabout what he s up to, and download free stuff, here follow him on Twitter here rich4ord



10 thoughts on “The Shattered Crown

  1. Lee Lee says:

    Without doubt, one of the best book 2 s I have ever had the enjoyment of reading This has become a wonderful series and one that I am enjoying immensely Whilst I found book one a little slow in the beginning, all of that world and character building is starting to pay off as the story begins to develop into a fascinating adventure.This book has a lot of what I like in my fantasy, great character building and then development, a rich over view of the world, some political intrigue, twisted sub Without doubt, one of the best book 2 s I have ever had the enjoyment of reading This has become a wonderful series and one that I am enjoying immensely Whilst I found book one a little slow in the beginning, all of that world and character building is starting to pay off as the story begins to develop into a fascinating adventure.This book has a lot of what I like in my fantasy, great character building and then development, a rich over view of the world, some political intrigue, twisted sub plots, humour ans some dark elements I am definitely sticking my hand up to say if you liked the First Law series or Riyira or The Emperor of Thorns trilogy, you will almost certainly enjoy this.I have already nagged the author about book 3, but it appears that May 15 is the best we can hope for.Great having a 5 star book 2, way above my expectations


  2. Mark Mark says:

    Honestly one of the best book 2s you ever read None of the filler we normally get to move us on too book 3.all of the characters are maturing into likeable interesting people.the tension is measured and we kept interested and guessing till the end, starting to wonder if its a 3 book series orwith all the new plotlines and new characters inserted.so its a must read the same as the first book.


  3. John McDermott John McDermott says:

    It s been three years since I read the first in the Steelhaven series Herald of the Storm so it took me a while to re acquaint with the myriad number of characters Thankfully,due to the clarity of Richard s writing and his excellent characterization ,this didn t spoil my enjoyment of The Shattered Crown Taking just about every Fantasy character from our favourite books and then placing them in the grimdark setting of Steelhaven makes this book a lot of fun One thing I ve learned that in It s been three years since I read the first in the Steelhaven series Herald of the Storm so it took me a while to re acquaint with the myriad number of characters Thankfully,due to the clarity of Richard s writing and his excellent characterization ,this didn t spoil my enjoyment of The Shattered Crown Taking just about every Fantasy character from our favourite books and then placing them in the grimdark setting of Steelhaven makes this book a lot of fun One thing I ve learned that in Richard s world the use of magic can lead to some very unfortunate side effects.Put it this way you need plenty of spare undercrackers An excellent sequel which would be perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie


  4. Jasper Jasper says:

    Originally posted at short while ago I read Richard Ford s first book in the Steelhaven series, Herald of the Storm, this strong character driven book won me over from the start and got me quite eager for the sequel Richard Ford managed to create an interesting grimdark fantasy setting and just as the title of the book, Richard Ford heralded a storm, a storm so powerful that only leaves one question remaining, will Steelhaven survive Just a not up fr Originally posted at short while ago I read Richard Ford s first book in the Steelhaven series, Herald of the Storm, this strong character driven book won me over from the start and got me quite eager for the sequel Richard Ford managed to create an interesting grimdark fantasy setting and just as the title of the book, Richard Ford heralded a storm, a storm so powerful that only leaves one question remaining, will Steelhaven survive Just a not up front, The Shattered Crown is one of those books that makes a reader like me excited, it s these kind of sequels that you want to read Taking a story that much further, not falling in any sudden silences that have a tendency to derail or make you loose interest Richard Ford tightens the reigns on his story, showing the direct consequences of all that has happened in Herald of the Storm The Shattered Crown opens up with a devious murder plot regarding the newly seated queen initiated by some of the less savory characters that we got introduces to in the first book After which you aren t spared a moment before Richard Ford directly picks up his immense character cast I do have to mention that if you want to enjoy the full story and accompanied complexity of several characters, it is advisable to start with the first book Anyway the focus is soon on one of my favourite character the wizards apprentice Waylian Next to Waylian a lot of other threads are being followed, like Nobul abandoned his blacksmithing job in order to seek redemption for being a bad father and for loosing his son and lets not forget Merrick, Kaira and the Queen Janessa Like I told in my review of Herald of the Storm, a lot of the storylines that RIchard Ford introduced us to slowly started to merge, and a most of the lines continue this way in The Shattered Crown, similarly are the way that a lot of the events that build up the story follow up on each other I will therefore refrain from spoiling to much of the story itself I think I will stick to this.Steelhaven, after the death of the King isn t what it once was, the tyrant warlord Amon Tugha s armies are still on the rise and plan to lay siege on Steelhaven Everyone knows that certain doom is coming, and it is coming soon, the citizens of Steelhaven are loosing control and martial law is being opted, however this would mean that Queen Janessa has to give control of her city away Mercenaries have heard of the need to defend Steelhaven, but not only they find themselves ready to fight, even the fabled Wyvren Guard departs from their training grounds to help Steelhaven, let by the notorious Tannick Ryder BAM YES ok eager mode off Nobul finds himself in the ranks of the Greencoats, but it also seems that other people have set their minds on him Merrick and Kiara have given up their earlier employ and are now conscripted in the Queens guard, the Sentinels And well let s not forget the Queen herself, because Richard Ford really, really invests a lot of time with developing her character, though there are a lot of strong characters, it feels that the book does revolvearound Janessa but this is a very wise decision as she is in charge of making sure the right choices are made when it comes down to not letting Steelhaven loose the unavoidable battle, and she goes through a rough couple of phases to say the least This is not pretty much what it comes down to but the most that I am willing to share The Shattered Crown shows how Steelhaven is preparing for the battle with the warlord Amon Tugha and everything that comes looking around the corner to do this.One thing that can often time be hard to keep up with character driven fantasy is developing them, especially when you have a character cast that has a lot of faces I have to say that I wasthan pleased with how Richard Ford continued the development of his characters The above mentioned characters all make a colorful appearance Wylian is still apprenticed to Gelredida, and after having felt the immense power of magick flowing through his veins he now knows certain he wants to feel it again, but through all his efforts he hasn t been able to conjure it up again, making him question himself once again I just like Waylian s character, he started off as a bit of lackey only doing chores but now we see agradual shift in him taking the reins of his own life, not getting in rebellion or anything along those lines butmaturing and seeing that calculating your next move is better than acting rash, also he grows a pair Another character that I am pleased with is Nobul, he only wants to have justice, but getting it is the hardest When I read the ending of I think chapter fifty four, I got a smile on y face, I hope Richard Ford can deliver on this front Lastely there are Merrick and Kiara who now work in the Sentinel guard of Queen Janessa Kiara is still her determined self, always seeking to be virtuous and she has sworn to protect the Queen at every cost Merrick is a complete opposite to Kiara, he was and still is acting in his rogueish kind off way with some consequences in tail A for Janessa, just wow, in Herald of the Storm, she feltlike a rich stuck up kind of girl, but now that you see the weight of keeping Steelhaven free weighing down on her shoulders she becomes a very strong heroine, especially the training with Kiara has done her some good and whats cooler that seeing a and imagining Janessa wielding the triumphant blade Helsbayn This is gonna be good stuff in the third book Now besides revisiting and developing the steady character cast, keeping a story excited also requires the addition of new content Well this also isn t lacking in The Shattered Crown If you have read Herald of the Storm you know that Nobul was involved in a tough battle at the Bakhaus Gate, well this is explored further in it s sequel As I said a lot of mercenaries are being drawn to Steelhaven, as so are the famed Zatani warrior, who fight with tooth and claw, it is against these brutes that Nobul has once had to face off The Zatanie warriors are feared among the general population, they have a bad reputation, but all that the leader, Regulus, wants is to proof their worth and bring glory to their names once again What better way is their to defeat the warlord Amon Tugha and the re united Kurtha hordes Another addition to the storyline is Tannick Ryder, yup father to, anyway Tannick is the leader of the famous, held in awe, Wyvern Guard There isn t a tougher people to be found on the face of the planet than the Wyvern Guard, they excel in everything that they do They could just safe Steelhaven, but for some like Merrick, seeing his father again opens a lot of feelings that he would have rather have kept locked away It was great to see just how vulnerable Merrick was when facing his father and it came to show that all Merrick ever wanted of him was a gentle hand on the should and his father saying you have done well, you have made me proud Brilliant The Shattered Crown is a terrific continuation of the Steelhaven series and it is these kind of sequel that really put a smile on my face Where an author takes his story that much further and outdoing himself If you have thought Herald of the Storm was a great read wait till you get your hand on The Shattered Crown Richard Ford doesn t hesistate one moment to throw you once again into the fray of his storm with the upcoming unavoidable confrontation between Amon Tugha and the people of Steelhaven He further develops his characters and solidly roots them down into the story, I got to feel for a lot of them through all the hardships they had to go through, this is probably owed to the fact that I had already gotten quite acquainted to them in the first book if you want to read about well fleshed out characters, what are you waiting for Richard Ford also keeps his story lively and dynamic by introducing some new elements like the Zatani warriors and the Wyvern Guard and there are a fewthat you will have to find out for yourself Steelhaven and Richard Ford so far hasn t let me down, I am eager to find out how it will all come down to in the end Can t wait


  5. Phil Phil says:

    Writing 4 5Imagination 4 5Plot 5 5Setting 4 5Characters 5 5My Overall Enjoyment 5 5 Manydeaths is how this second book in the Steelhaven series ends, and how appropriate for a book that makes you crave to find outabout it s excellent cast of characters This is one of the best books I have read this year, and one of the best in the grimdark genre The author accomplishesin 400 pages than many do in twice as many Richard Ford has become one of my favorite authors with this bo Writing 4 5Imagination 4 5Plot 5 5Setting 4 5Characters 5 5My Overall Enjoyment 5 5 Manydeaths is how this second book in the Steelhaven series ends, and how appropriate for a book that makes you crave to find outabout it s excellent cast of characters This is one of the best books I have read this year, and one of the best in the grimdark genre The author accomplishesin 400 pages than many do in twice as many Richard Ford has become one of my favorite authors with this book It is cleanly written, no unnecessary details, everything moves the stories or ads something to the character which helps the reader to know them better.This book starts off great as opposed to the first one, Herald of the Storm, which took about 100 pages to take off and really hook me From the get go in this book I was hooked, flying through, neglecting other much better known books, and when I was reading those, I thought about this book and the characters I loved, which were most of them Before I knew it, there were 75 pages left and I realized everything has been building up for a magnificent and glorious ending in book 3 And for that, I m glad This book built and built, plots were hatched, major people were killed, revenge was enacted, people were reunited and betrayed Good guys were bad, bad guys were good, much was pleasantly surprising and equally upsetting This is a dark and violent world, with a lot of anti heros, and it most reminds me of A Song of Ice and Fire A Game of Thrones and even though grimdark fans will love it, it also has major crossover appeal to readers who enjoy that book It s not senselessly brutal or violent, it s expertly written, with a bitthan a touch of magic but not overpowering as in traditional epic fantasy, there is a decent size cast of characters but not needlessly huge with tons of minor characters which is distracting to me, and even if a reader doesn t enjoy all the characters POVs as I do, they are all unique and include an elderly magus, a teenage girl in an underworld guild called Rag, several mercenaries, a queen, her elite bodyguards, a middle age ex warrior named Nobul Jacks, the 7 foot tall Regulus Gor,whose tribe of warriors fight with teeth and claws as well as swords, the Father of Killers and his sons River and Forest, and several others The fact I can remember all of these characters without any notes is testament to the power of this story There are only a few other books I have read that I connected so well with and remembered so much about the story and characters If real estate and fishing are about location location location then fantasy is characters characters characters and The Shattered Crown does a stellar job I can t recommend this book highly enough If I have to recommend a fantasy series from the past two years, this is in the top 10 This series is objectively as good, if not better than ASoIaF and I actually prefer it More action, less confusing, quicker pace, less minor characters, and less politicking Basically, everything I like in that series minus the things I didn t I could see the sword and sorcery influences as well as David Gemmell , one of my favorite authors If you are looking for something new, try this series Start with book 1, Herald of the Storm because this book builds on that story


  6. Marius Marius says:

    First one was very good This was even better.A lotaction packed.


  7. Chris C Chris C says:

    Moves on from book one, which introduced you to the multiple characters and builds on that with aplomb, although, the story is central throughout, the development of each character is compelling and stages you in An absolute must read for fantasy lovers.


  8. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    4.5 5Oh my god, I absolutely loved this book From the first page to the last I was hooked and it is one of those books that I didn t want to put down I was gripped by the twists and turns and the characters were just so good.In the last book, there was an oncoming threat which looks like it s going to destroy Steelhaven The Shattered Crown doesn t really focus on that story much at all, it very much remains a background threat to be dealt with in the final book but that doesn t mean that ther 4.5 5Oh my god, I absolutely loved this book From the first page to the last I was hooked and it is one of those books that I didn t want to put down I was gripped by the twists and turns and the characters were just so good.In the last book, there was an oncoming threat which looks like it s going to destroy Steelhaven The Shattered Crown doesn t really focus on that story much at all, it very much remains a background threat to be dealt with in the final book but that doesn t mean that there isn t a lot happening in this book because there are a lot of internal threats that need to be dealt with first.There is so much happening in this book There s assassination attempts, family drama and, of course, lots and lots of violence and I loved all of it There wasn t really a point where I was bored or found the plot dragging because everyone was playing their parts.My favourite characters continued to be Merrick and Kaida Not only do they work as characters in their own right but their relationship with each other is a lot of fun to read Kaida s trying to help Merrick out even when he s being a self pitying and self destructive shit and Merrick spends a lot of this book dealing with his daddy issues which I love Just give me the angst Janessa continued to grow as a character and it was good to see her weakness as well as her strength Nobul was absolutely fucking brutal in this book and I nearly had to lift my jaw off the floor at one point Awesome stuff.The Shattered Crown didn t go where I was expecting it to go, I was expecting the Amon Tugha storyline to be the prominent one, but it was nonetheless an excellent book The characters work really well on their own and interacting with the other POV characters and there are some interesting revelations spread throughout the course of the book I had so much fun reading The Shattered Crown and I am really looking forward to finishing the series That is for May though


  9. Liviu Liviu says:

    Herald of the Storm was a surprise hit of 2013 with its mixing of the familiar with a somewhat outrageous twisting of it in the various story lines that follow the multiple and wonderfully diverse in all ways cast I was wondering a little if that was a one time trick only as there is a clear logic to the usual fantasy storyline whether new gritty and ambiguous or older traditional with clear sides and what reads new in a first series novel can look gimmicky and become tired fast in a seco Herald of the Storm was a surprise hit of 2013 with its mixing of the familiar with a somewhat outrageous twisting of it in the various story lines that follow the multiple and wonderfully diverse in all ways cast I was wondering a little if that was a one time trick only as there is a clear logic to the usual fantasy storyline whether new gritty and ambiguous or older traditional with clear sides and what reads new in a first series novel can look gimmicky and become tired fast in a second, but The Shattered Crown managed to deliver another superb reading experience one could not put down This time I would say that the novel is less interested in twisting the familiar tropes andin brutal no let up action that has our main characters in continual dangers as the outside threat of the dark magic invader army becomes imminent sides are drawn, agents are exposed or make their final move and the novel bursts with action from page one to the last Mostly the same cast in pov chapters, but this time with no introduction needed the narrative moves from page one While there are glimpses of the outside world, the book still takes place mostly in the capital and it resolves its immediate storylines set up in the first few pages or continuing from the previous book, while of course leaving the big picture confrontation for the next installment, so it reads in some ways like a middle book true, but it offers enough closure to be fully satisfying on its own Narrative energy, twists and turns and intriguing characters still mixing the traditional trope with the twisting of earlier volume the magician apprentice, the urchin girl, the berserker soldier turned family man, turned policeman, turned berserker back, the young untested queen, the warrior priestess, the former wastrel young nobleman re discovering honor etc , so another highly recommended installment of this wonderful series


  10. Stretch& Stretch& says:

    Richard Ford has crafted the best book 2 of a series I have read in a long time My disappointment at having to read a paperback aside, I can t tell you how much I am looking forward to book three The character development is excellent It s action packed from beginning to end The Shattered Crown , like I said, is the best book 2 in a long time.Let s see if John Gwynne s Valour beats it Shall we


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