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Welcome back to the world of Warhammer fantasy as the saga of the high elf twins Tyrion and Teclis continues After such a positive experience with Blood of Aenarion, I was keen to push on with book 2 fairly quickly Sadly, due to the extortionate price of paperbacks for this one I ended up reading it on my IPAD Having defeated the Greater Chaos daemon N Kari years before, the twins now undertake a quest to find Sunfang, the lost sword of Aenarion forged by the mage Caledor Their quest takes t Welcome back to the world of Warhammer fantasy as the saga of the high elf twins Tyrion and Teclis continues After such a positive experience with Blood of Aenarion, I was keen to push on with book 2 fairly quickly Sadly, due to the extortionate price of paperbacks for this one I ended up reading it on my IPAD Having defeated the Greater Chaos daemon N Kari years before, the twins now undertake a quest to find Sunfang, the lost sword of Aenarion forged by the mage Caledor Their quest takes them to the jungles of Lustria, where they will face all manner of danger Meanwhile the Witch King Malekith of the dark elves prepares to destroy the high elves for good This one suffered a little bit from second book syndrome, particularly in the middle where the pace was considerably slower and not much happened However, both the beginning and ending chapters made up for this because they were just fantastic.I think King developed the characters well throughout book 2 and I was particularly pleased to see Teclis comeinto his own, since he struggled as a result of his health during book 1 I also found the sections covering the dark elves very entertaining with Malekith and Morathi, and looking at where the novel ended, I expect to seeof them in book 3.A good read with a fair amount of fast paced action mixed with some political intrigue, but I thought it was mostly preparing the readers for what is to come in Bane of Malekith I will give this one 3.5 stars rounded up to 4, hopefully King will deliver something special in the final novel which I have just bought (((Free Epub))) ↹ Sword of Caledor ⇱ Tyrion Unparalleled swordsman and tacticianTeclis Greatest natural sorcerer of the age, his power rivalling that of fabled CaledorTogether these twins are the greatest high elf heroes to still walk the earthTyrion and Teclis venture into the deadly jungles of Lustria on a desperate hunt for the lost sword of Caledor Dragontamer, the fabled Sunfang While they search for this ancient artefact, the Witch King Malekith continues his assault on Ulthuan, sending the deadly assassin Urian Poisonblade to kill the Everqueen And in the Realm of Chaos, the sorceress Morathi makes a pact with another enemy of Tyrion and Teclis the sinister daemon N Kari The Reality Matrix Effect his power rivalling that of fabled CaledorTogether these twins are the greatest high elf heroes to still walk the earthTyrion and Teclis venture into the deadly jungles of Lustria on a desperate hunt for the lost sword of Caledor Dragontamer Iris and Ruby the fabled Sunfang While they search for this ancient artefact Redeeming the Rogue Knight (The Danby Brothers the Witch King Malekith continues his assault on Ulthuan Ancient (Thaumatology, sending the deadly assassin Urian Poisonblade to kill the Everqueen And in the Realm of Chaos Understand Your Brain, Get More Done the sorceress Morathi makes a pact with another enemy of Tyrion and Teclis the sinister daemon N Kari The second book curse, similar to the second album curse for a musician rears it s ugly head here Unfortunately following on from Blood of Aenarion was always going to be a horrible task to undertake, and Sword of Caledor suffers here As with the first the writing is exceptionally well done and the character interaction is also, again, perfect but where this one seems to fall a little flat is there is now just a lot of filler and no real action to follow The promise of big events went by The second book curse, similar to the second album curse for a musician rears it s ugly head here Unfortunately following on from Blood of Aenarion was always going to be a horrible task to undertake, and Sword of Caledor suffers here As with the first the writing is exceptionally well done and the character interaction is also, again, perfect but where this one seems to fall a little flat is there is now just a lot of filler and no real action to follow The promise of big events went by very quickly with no real conclusion or conviction and there was, to me, an odd change of personalities within key characters which wasn t really explained With this being the middle part of a trilogy I m holding out hope that it isof a case that this section of an obviously big tale has just set in place something that will be explained and then built upon in the closing novel With the quality of writing on display I do feel a little sad to say that this one just did not hit the mark The Elven twins Tyrion and Teclis return in Sword of Caledor, William King s sequel to Blood of Aenarion Sword of Caledor is far better A big part of this is in seeing how the characters have developed Tyrion has become a skilled sea raider and duellist, while Teclis continues his mastery of wizardry while exploring the nature of Elven society Warhammer s Elves are most definitely not nice They are capricious, cruel, and ruthless, and it s easy to see the Dark Elves featured heavily The Elven twins Tyrion and Teclis return in Sword of Caledor, William King s sequel to Blood of Aenarion Sword of Caledor is far better A big part of this is in seeing how the characters have developed Tyrion has become a skilled sea raider and duellist, while Teclis continues his mastery of wizardry while exploring the nature of Elven society Warhammer s Elves are most definitely not nice They are capricious, cruel, and ruthless, and it s easy to see the Dark Elves featured heavily here as no different to their kin in Ulthuan except for some political differences Another way in which Sword of Caledor is an improvement on the first novel in this trilogy is an increased focus on action, which is where William King excels The novel begins with a mad Indiana Jones style adventure in Lustria, with the Elves and their human allies fighting dinosaurs and lizardmen to find a lost city in the jungle, which was a lot of fun This is followed by the trial to select the next consort to the Everqueen in which Tyrion is taught some much needed humility and a massive invasion of Ulthuan by the Dark Elves and Chaos worshipping humans led by Malekith, the big bad of this series The story ends just as the action is really ramping up, but it s something I m willing to forgive if it means the next in the series Bane of Malekith will have adirect action focus However, I enjoyed this second book in its own right, as a fun and fast paced sword and sorcery set in a world that I love This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Sword of Caledor dived deeper into character development, and also expanding further into the world of the Elves I see through the thoughts of both antagonists and protagonists, which is interesting Author has made them feel much alive in the story than the first book did.Yet, the book suffers from a very slow paced plot Throughout the story, enemy was preparing a giant fleet of daemons and dark elves ready for battle But when was it going to happened That was the question I rushed through Sword of Caledor dived deeper into character development, and also expanding further into the world of the Elves I see through the thoughts of both antagonists and protagonists, which is interesting Author has made them feel much alive in the story than the first book did.Yet, the book suffers from a very slow paced plot Throughout the story, enemy was preparing a giant fleet of daemons and dark elves ready for battle But when was it going to happened That was the question I rushed through the end hoping to see the final invasionbut it dragged along plenty of non life threatening plot that didn t concern the whole point of the main story Friendly tournament, political talk and even horse fencing didn t help to save the world as much as I understand.Was hoping the final trilogy gave me a great aftermath You can read the full review over at my blog William King returned to the Black Library some years ago after taking a long break writing various Warhammer fiction, his first trilogy for the fantasy arm was the Tyrion Teclis trilogy that told the origin story and the adventures of two of the most famous High Elves of the Old World, the twins Tyrion and Teclis, one a warrior and the other a mage In the High Elven lore, they are both great champions a You can read the full review over at my blog William King returned to the Black Library some years ago after taking a long break writing various Warhammer fiction, his first trilogy for the fantasy arm was the Tyrion Teclis trilogy that told the origin story and the adventures of two of the most famous High Elves of the Old World, the twins Tyrion and Teclis, one a warrior and the other a mage In the High Elven lore, they are both great champions and much has been written of them, but this was the first time we got up close and personal And it proved to be a decent enough experience as a reader, although there were definitely moments where I felt that the story and characters missed their mark.The story starts off as we go back in time to the earliest days of Elven history, when Aenarion, the ill fated first Phoenix King, fought to save the Elven people from the armies of Chaos that ran rampant throughout their island kingdom It was a time of great myths and great deeds and great heroes and great villains, a truly formative time for the Elves that would reverberate down the ages thousands of years later The key part here was that we saw Aenarion vanquish the Slaanesh Greater Daemon N kari, whom he d already killed before when he discovered that the infernal daemon had murdered his family That is the central story of these novels N kari s vengeance against all those who are descended from the line of Aenarion And slowly, this turns into a story about how Aenarion s son by the sorceress Morathi, the Witch King Malekith, plans to return to Ulthuan and reclaim the throne that was denied to him ages ago.It is a long story told in three parts, but no less enjoyable for that As purely a story about some of the most defining characters and events in High Elven lore, Tyrion Teclis is a great read We learn so much about the twins and their various enemies, and King certainly has a good grasp on the politics and culture of Ulthuan and Naggaroth alike If for nothing else but this, the series deserves a read If you like straightforward action fantasy with a dose of sword and sorcery, then these novels are for you Not quite up to the showstopper ending of its predecessor, but the varied pace and a good look at some lesser seen places Lustria, the Tower of Hoeth and characters most of the Elven big names made this fun Even a middling Bill King is still Bill King, after all. When I had finished reading Blood of Aenarion I knew that Bill King was BACK I hadn t read or seen any of his works for Games Workshop The Black Library for a few years, I had thought he had retired from writing But it was great to see him return to the fantasy genre of the Warhammer World as I really think it was him who got me hooked on the genre in the first place The Gotrek and Felix short story The Dark Beneath The World for example really caught my imagination as a kid, them grea When I had finished reading Blood of Aenarion I knew that Bill King was BACK I hadn t read or seen any of his works for Games Workshop The Black Library for a few years, I had thought he had retired from writing But it was great to see him return to the fantasy genre of the Warhammer World as I really think it was him who got me hooked on the genre in the first place The Gotrek and Felix short story The Dark Beneath The World for example really caught my imagination as a kid, them great adventures that could be had in a world that was so incredibly ancient and varied as well Humans, Dwarfs, Elves, Orcs, Goblins to name but a few the potential for great adventures were always available with just another turn of another page.And Bill King was perhaps one of the best authors I was reading at the time I m not sure why he left the scene for so long and gave up his creations like Gotrek and Ragnar Blackmane to other authors, but it s good to see him back on top form Blood of Aenarion started off the Tyrion and Teclis trilogy and I ve just gotten round to finishing the second chapter Sword Of Caledor After finishing The Sundering Trilogy by Gav Thorpe, which you could describe as the origin of the High Elf race, it was refreshing to see a new take on the High Elf race set some thousands of years later The elves I had previously pictured in my mind as being all prissy with their whiter than white armour and holier than thou attitude, it was refreshing to see King introduce some new life into them.In short Tyrion and Teclis are the descendants of the great Elven hero Aenarion They re twins One is skilled with the sword and one is a master of magic In the first book, they re no older than teenagers, but here in the second book of the series they truly come into their own They re the heroes I remember as a kid when I saw them as small lead miniatures in the Games Workshop window.King expands the world he introduced us to in the first book, the threat has grown higher, the enemies of the High Elves are everywhere and it seems the only two people who can do anything about it are the two brothers The great thing I liked about Sword Of Caledor is that it took it s time The characterisation was there for all of the characters, even those that only have roles that take place on the periphery of the story Perhaps the only downside is that the book suddenly ends just when the shit hits the fan Now I ve got to wait for December 2013 to get my hands on Bane of Malekith Don t get me started on that guy This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a good book the author takes times to at least check the current source books before writing this one.The title of the book sword of caledor refers to sunfang You get a peek into the witch king and Morathi s mind as they are getting ready to invade Ulthuan.A few centuries have passed since the first book, and you find Tyrion and Teclis in the jungle of Lustria looking for sunfang They have assembled a motley crew of humans to help transverse the jungle most are Norse and one not so This is a good book the author takes times to at least check the current source books before writing this one.The title of the book sword of caledor refers to sunfang You get a peek into the witch king and Morathi s mind as they are getting ready to invade Ulthuan.A few centuries have passed since the first book, and you find Tyrion and Teclis in the jungle of Lustria looking for sunfang They have assembled a motley crew of humans to help transverse the jungle most are Norse and one not so sane guide The guide knows where the sword is as it was lost during his last foray into the jungle and into a slann city Most of the humans die by the time they reach the city which according to Teclis is somewhat corrupted by Chaos More deaths insure with the triggering of a trap in a room full of slann treasure and prophecies very convenient and happens though out the book they get the sword and head back home where they find that the previous everqueen has been slain though they don t know that While all of that is happening the witch king is summoning N Kari and binding him to his will He remembers what he heard when N Kari was on Ulthuan last and intends to use that to his advantage, though it appears the high elves do not though it will nag at Tyrion a little.Teclis beingattuned to magic notices a greater warp taint to magic even with lesser spells on Ulthuan though not on Lustria During his ride to the tower of Hoeth he sees the ghost of Caledor, but slightly dismisses it at a dream until late when he sees him again The second time he see Caledor is in the tower s library, where Caledor tells him some of the things that are going on.Tyrion has been ordered by his family to attend the tournament to become the new everqueens champion He is not really sure he wants to do this, but since he hates to lose he goes along The everqueens magic seems to have the opposite effect on Tyrion than on everyone else, which leads to him having a few problems He does well in the tournament and it comes down to him and another prince, but before that happens the tournament get attached by druchii during the worst possible time at night when most are drunk this is a reoccurring theme in some of kings books Tyrion rescues the everqueen and the book ends just when it s starting to get good The second entry in the Tyrion Teclis series seems to be a setup for the third book, but it is still very good 100 years have passed since the battle between the two brothers and their hated enemy N Kari, the Keeper of Secrets and once of the most powerful Slaaneshi daemons Now Tyrion and Teclis have discovered Sunfang, the legendary blade of Aenarion, forged by the ancient mage Caledor But when they return, dark omens speak of unspeakable evil coming to their land The Everqueen is murdere The second entry in the Tyrion Teclis series seems to be a setup for the third book, but it is still very good 100 years have passed since the battle between the two brothers and their hated enemy N Kari, the Keeper of Secrets and once of the most powerful Slaaneshi daemons Now Tyrion and Teclis have discovered Sunfang, the legendary blade of Aenarion, forged by the ancient mage Caledor But when they return, dark omens speak of unspeakable evil coming to their land The Everqueen is murdered and the new one, Alarielle, is still simply a maiden, who needs a new champion And who better than Tyrion, who is sent to become one in a tournament of the greatesr elven warriors of the age Meanwhile, Teclis travels to the Tower of Sorcery to deshipher and ancient scroll, who warns of impending doom Soon, both brothers, as well as all Elves of Ulthuan will learn the truth that their most bitter enemy, the Witch King, has found a powerful new ally, who will help him conquer Ulthuan once and for all and this is none other than N Kari himself But Morathi, the mother of the Witch King, has evenambitious plansThe book is not as action packed as Blood of Aenarion , because it s largely a bridge to Bane of Malekith , but it is very well written and develops the characters of the two Elven brothers nicely William King is considered to be a legend of the Black Library and now I start to understand why