Valor by John GwynneValor by John Gwynne

Valor

byJohn Gwynne

Paperback | July 22, 2014

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War has erupted in the Banished Lands as the race for power intensifies.
Corban flees his homeland searching for peace, but he soon discovers that there is no haven in the west as the agents of Rhin and roaming bands of giants hound his every step.
Veradis leaves the battleground and rushes to his King's side. But he has witnessed both combat and betrayal and his duty weighs heavily upon him.
Maquin seeks only revenge, but pirate slavers and the brutal world of pit-fighting stand in his way.
Nathair becomes embroiled in the wars of the west as Queen Rhin marches against King Owain. The need to find the cauldron of the giants drives him on.
Sides are chosen and oaths will be fulfilled or broken in a land where hell has broken loose.
John Gwynne studied and lectured at Brighton University. He's been in a rock 'n' roll band, playing the double bass, traveled the USA and lived in Canada for a time. He is married with four children and lives in Eastbourne, running a small family business rejuvenating vintage furniture.Maliceis his debut novel.
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Title:ValorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.88 inPublished:July 22, 2014Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316399744

ISBN - 13:9780316399746

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read! Now that I'm into this story I love reading. It is taking me longer than usual, its not a "fast, fly through read. Its a commitment but So worth it!, cant wait until the next one!
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! Moving through different perspective is a bit of a challenge but once yo uare used to it from Book 1, the flow through this one is much faster. The growth of Corban, the deception being faced, the death of key characters, racing around the realm, magic, battles, giants, good & evil, talking birds...keep reading...sooo worth it!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really great use of characters and mult-perspective writing I caution anyone who doesnt like multiple perspectives before reading this book because each chapter has a different character, despite being short, so there are slowl leading story lines throughout the book. However, it builds less on establishing the characters over the first book, so the action happens alot faster. Would certainly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular Sequel Excellent! Oh man, so good! I really liked the first book, but felt it was a little slow at some points. The sequel? Not the case. Action is everywhere, making the pace steady and the story engaging. There are brand new characters that I adore, traps and betrayals to make a reader's heart pound, and a lot more magic than in the previous book. It was awesome to watch characters I was familiar with interact with each other, to read new perspectives and watch them all grow with uncertainty, doubt, and courage. I honestly loved this book and have virtually nothing to criticize. The story was easy to follow, thrilling, and leaves me wondering just who is moving the pieces of this board. The characters are rich, discernible from each other, and the action is positively stellar. This is absolutely a must for all epic and fantasy fans. If you like Game of Thrones, this is what you need to read next. Seriously, I just finished it and all I can think is that I need to read the next one! Don't miss out on it!
Date published: 2016-11-13

Editorial Reviews

"Warring clans, sleeping giants, Banished Lands and omens and portents ... a strong contender for 'if you like Game of Thrones, why not try this?' award."-Independent