Legends and Liars

Legends and Liars Legends and Liars is the second book in the Duelist s trilogy a fast paced adventure from one of the most exciting new talents in fantasy Vocho and Kacha are brother and sister and between them they

  • Title: Legends and Liars
  • Author: Julia Knight
  • ISBN: 9780316375016
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback
  • Legends and Liars is the second book in the Duelist s trilogy a fast paced adventure from one of the most exciting new talents in fantasy Vocho and Kacha are brother and sister, and between them they ve got quite a reputation They were once know for the finest swordplay in the city of Reyes The only problem is, ever since they were thrown out of the Duelist s Guild fLegends and Liars is the second book in the Duelist s trilogy a fast paced adventure from one of the most exciting new talents in fantasy.Vocho and Kacha are brother and sister, and between them they ve got quite a reputation They were once know for the finest swordplay in the city of Reyes The only problem is, ever since they were thrown out of the Duelist s Guild for accidentally killing a man they were sworn to protect, it seems everyone wants them dead Including a dark magician whose plans they recently thwartedNow Vocho and Kacha are in the midst of an uneasy truce, not sure whether to trust each other, or anyone else for that matter What s , the sinister magician is rud to have returned Now he knows who was behind the failure of his last plan, he s determined to put a stop to Vocho and Kacha permanently.And this time, the flash of steel may not be enough to save them.

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    1. Originally reviewed at The Book Adventures.So Legends and Liars pretty much picked up after the ending of Swords and Scoundrels. I had felt rather ambivalent about Swords and Scoundrels and I can’t say that Legends and Liars really changed my mind. The characterization continuing to feel a bit weak and there was an over abundance of play-by-play description of all the fighting, which is never going to be my thing.In Swords and Scoundrels, Kacha and Vocho fled the city of Reyes and into enemy t [...]

    2. Alright, so this was a solid follow-up to the first in the series. I decided to start this review with the my most bland observation because(view spoiler)[ this book broke my heart.(hide spoiler)]Although it wasn't as profound, the character development continued throughout this book. And, as in the first book, it was believable and compelling. Like, to the extent that I am kind of jealous of the author's ability to plot out her character's emotional arcs. But let's get to the pain here. I don't [...]

    3. Achtung: da dieses Buch der zweite Band einer Reihe ist, gibt es ein paar kleinere Spoiler zum Inhalt des ersten Teils.Einst waren die Geschwister Kacha und Vocho angesehene Schwertkämpfer der Gilde in Reyes. Doch nachdem Vocho eines Mordes beschuldigt wurde, wurden sie unehrenhaft entlassen. In Reyes hat der Magier Sabates versucht, die Macht zu erlangen, was die Geschwister so gerade vereiteln konnten, doch sie mussten ins Nachbarland Ikaras Hals über Kopf flüchten. Ausserdem trägt Vocho a [...]

    4. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: The game is a foot and it will take every skill Vocho and Kacha have to stay alive this time.Opening Sentence: Vocho threw the dice and loudly cursed himself for a fool.Excerpt: YesThe Review:Vocho and Kacha are on the run and trying to stay ahead of their various enemies. Kacha is still reeling and thinking of Petri, and when Dom brings her a letter from him she slowly starts to piece together everything. Meanwhile, Petri is doing everythin [...]

    5. This review is for all three books in this outstanding trilogy. The boiled-down plot basically follows duelists brother and sister as they navigate political intrigue and deal with their lives that get turned upside down.What made this series so enjoyable for me was the relationship between Kacha and Vocho, the brother and sister duelist. They have a complicated relationship, crafted by what I think of as an abusive father; mentally in Kacha’s case and physically and mentally for Vocho. Their [...]

    6. Die Intrigen werden nicht wenigerDie Geschwister Vocho und Kacha galten als die besten Schwertkämpfer von Reyes – bis die Gilde der Duellanten sie hinauswarf, weil sie einen Mann töteten, den sie eigentlich beschützen sollten. Seitdem reißen ihre Probleme nicht ab, und es hat den Anschein, als hätte sich die ganze Welt gegen sie verschworen. Insbesondere der Magier Sabates, dessen Pläne sie vereitelt haben, trachtet ihnen mit allen Mitteln nach dem Leben. Und es ist mehr als ungewiss, ob [...]

    7. Now that's what I call a follow-up! Coming off the back of reading Swords and Scoundrels the world of the Duelists Trilogy is expanded and developed in a seriously satisfying way. The thing I'm loving about this series so far is the pacing. This is a trilogy that was clearly intended as a trilogy from the off. The first book is a perfect first act and coming into book two I was so invested in all of the characters and their motivations and plots that I was just lead on willingly through an incre [...]

    8. At first I'd have said this is roughly where I'd thought this series was going; a lot of the pieces and plots established in the first volume begin paying off, with predictably dire effects (well, how dire is predictable, not necessarily what exactly happens as a result), but as things continue to pick up more and more steam, by about the halfway point I started thinking "wait, is this one going to chew through the stuff I thought would take the rest of the trilogy to deal with?" And then it did [...]

    9. Well well well that went well and escalated fast. The betrayals and double-crosses keep on coming fast as our lead brother-sister pair realize that the whole world is against him and there is no safe haven. Allies who may or may not be allies, enemies who definitely are enemies and magicians who most definitely consider the pair as pawns. This is a fun banter filled book albeit far more serious. Kacha gets to be far more serious and responsible while Vocho struggles to maintain his delusions of [...]

    10. Swashbuckling, treachery, love, redemption, action, magic and a few gears and cogs and you have the making of a really fun book. This series was rather interesting and I seriously enjoyed the witty banter and the unique oddity of the world Julia Knight created for the Duelists Trilogy. I found the siblings compelling as they faced many difficult situations and tasks. I didn't however like the pervasive language and for that it lost a bit of starage from me. Otherwise its a fun read.

    11. Evil mages, cool world-building, complex characters and lots of sword-fighting. Vocho and Kass, brother and sister, duellists return in book two. This time around we get to see some of Ikaras, the enemy city. Whereas Reyes is a city of giant clockwork, Ikaras has strange half-understood solar-collecting glass roofs.

    12. Nice flashes of humour in Legends and Liars but there was way too much detailed sword fighting for this reader. Full review at The Book Adventures.

    13. Didn't like the acting on the audiobook at the start but it grew on me. The action helped keep my attention. Lots of twists and turns, which I enjoyed. I have mixed feelings about how well the overt deception in the book worked as a storytelling device.

    14. Well done: characters are all kept as they should be, action scenes are good, plot twists, good use of emotions, descriptions are well done. Still not my favorite but I would recommend it. But remember it's the second of a trilogy.

    15. 4.5 -- another great installment in this fantasy series. Full of backstabbing and subterfuge, poisoning and double crossing. Bloody good fun. High quality audiobook too!

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