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Reap the East Wind: The Last Chronicle of the Dread Empire: Volume One

Reap the East Wind: The Last Chronicle of the Dread Empire: Volume One by Glen Cook

ISBN10: 1597803189
ISBN13: 978-1597803182
Author: Glen Cook
Book title: Reap the East Wind: The Last Chronicle of the Dread Empire: Volume One
Publisher: Night Shade Books (October 1, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Size PDF: 1363 kb
Size ePub: 1239 kb
Size Fb2: 1881 kb
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 218
Pages: 300 pages

Reap the East Wind: The Last Chronicle of the Dread Empire: Volume One by Glen Cook

It has ended. It begins again. In Kavelin, Lady Nepanthe's new life with the wizard Varthlokkur is disturbed by visions of her lost son, while King Bragi Ragnarson and Michael Trebilcock scheme to help the exiled Princess Mist re-usurp her throne — under their thumb. In Shinsan, a pig-farmer's son takes command of Eastern Army, while Lord Kuo faces plots in his council and a suicide attack of two million Matayangans on his border. But in the desert beyond the Dread Empire, a young victim of the Great War becomes the Deliverer of an eons-forgotten god, chosen to lead the legions of the dead. And the power of his vengeance will make a world's schemes as petty as dust, blown wild in the horror that rides the east wind. This volume marks the beginning of the end. Reap the East Wind is the first step on the road to the long-delayed final chapter of Glen Cook's legendary Dread Empire series.Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.


I liked Reap the East Wind because the almighty Varthlokkur was proved wrong, and human, and indecisive, yet his decision didn't end up making all his loved ones die a horrible death. Mist had to deal with her machinations, the fantasy of having power being not quite what she'd planned, and there was redemption. Redemption is an underlying theme in Reap the East Wind- although it is still very much a book about what happens when things don't quite lie down and stay dead after "everyone lives happy ever after." Bragi was somewhat subdued and more given to intrigue, yet seemed to have figured out that crush them all if they thwart me is still a necessity, unlike others in his court.

Overall, despite the title, Reap the East Wind was about old age, the redemptive power of unconditional love and new beginnings... yes, old dogs can learn new tricks. I hope there is a little more to come.

this story picks up a few years after the end of the first dread empire trilogy. It deals with the fate of Mocker's son Ethrian and in great detail with the dread empire and efforts of mist to regain her throne in that place. As usual, excellent brutally realistic characterization of primary and secondary characters as is cook's trademark.

Unfortunately this second trilogy had the third book's manuscript stolen from cook's house and was never published, thus ths story continued in An Ill Fate Marshalling has never had a published conclusion.

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This story went in a lot of crazy directons, unexpected outcomes, ambiguous conclusions, typical of Glen Cook, yet it DID come to a satisfying end. Bragi, Michael, Varth, Mist are all there along with a surprise or two, great stuff. Nice going Mr. Cook.

The book was obviously meant to tie up loose ends in the series, and did so well. Would've wished for more plotting, but this does explain a lot that was alluded to earlier in the series. Recommended.

The Dread Empire books are very entertaining and well written. I love the way each story is seen from more than one view.

Great next chapter in Dread Empire series. I really enjoyed the new characters that were introduced and you really learn to hate the Star Rider more and more by Cook giving a little more background on him.

Vibrant characters, war-time and emotional realism. Glenn Cook is by far my new favorite author.

I just can't stop reading anything by this guy. As a vet myself I love and appreciate the fast paced and nitty gritty style of Glen Cook.