Godslayer: Volume II of The Sundering (The Sundering)

by Jacqueline Carey | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 076535098x Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingadrienne10wing of Seattle, Washington USA on 6/28/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingadrienne10wing from Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Here's what I'd written when I read the hardcover:

I wish I had been able to reread Banewreaker first. Ms. Carey dives right in. Many books have some sort of review at the beginning, but this one has no such review. I imagine these would have been better combined as one novel, but the publishing world likes more.

Godslayer was a lovely follow-up. Certainly had many tears at the end, which should have been expected as we knew from the beginning we were rooting for the losing side. It was like watching a train-wreck from the beginning of the book until the end. Nothing was going right.

The writing is improved from Banewreaker. I suggest this novel as a good read.

This paperback edition was purchased for the sole purpose of sending on a bookray. I am contacting those who participated in Banewreaker for participation, but anybody is welcome to join in as long as they are willing to ship internationally and do not mind where they are stuck. This is meant to be a fairly relaxed ray.

From the back of the book: Supreme Commander Lord Tanaros fled the realm of Men and chose darkness when he killed his adulterous wife and his liefe kind who cuckholded him. A thousand years have passed in service to his master, the dark god Satoris. The world view Satoris as Evil Prime an dthe name of Tanaros is the byword for treachery.

The races have united in thei rquest to rid the world of the Dark God. The key to the prophecy is the beautiful Elvish princess Cerelinde -- and Satoris has captured her.

Yet not all tales told are true. Satoris refuses to act like the monster that he is made out to be for he recognizes in Cerelinde a spark of the love that he once bore for his fellow gods. But this spark of light might prove to be a danger to Satoris ... and a greater danger for Tanaros and all the he holds dear. For Cerelinde might remind him that the heart that he willed to iron an eon ago is still very much mortal.

Journal Entry 2 by wingadrienne10wing from Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, July 02, 2006
Bookray Information:

The names of the Bookcrossers who are in this ray are listed below. If you are interested please PM me with your location and shipping preference.

adrienne10 [Nebraska, USA]
mikopikotrain [MA, USA]
BigRTex [USA]
Wistfuldragon [UK]

Auglaise [UK]

Some guidelines to help the book on its journey:

1 On receiving the book write a journal entry so we can all keep track of where it is. Please also journal a note, either edit your same one or make a second, that tells us what you thought of it.
2 I will note people who already have had the book and its current location in colored type.
3 The person with the book PM's the next one on the list for their address and sends it on.

Thank you so much for participating!


Sending onto its first reader. Hope you all enjoy this book!

I did have some troubles putting the label in the front cover, just as a forewarning to you.

Journal Entry 4 by mikopikotrain from Bellaire, Texas USA on Saturday, July 22, 2006
A little travel-worn, but arrived safely today! I will read & pass on to the next participant! :)

Journal Entry 5 by mikopikotrain from Bellaire, Texas USA on Thursday, August 31, 2006
I was a bit anxious to see how this story would be resolved... with the ambiguous role of that characters as "good" and "bad" how do we possibly have a tidy ending? *whew* I have to admit- I was relieved and satisfied with the wrap-up of this tale. Jacqueline Carey is one heck of a story teller!
While I enjoyed reading Baneweaker and Godslayer, In my opition, they still really can't compete with her Kushiel trilogy. But, these books were enjoyable enough that I'm pretty much ready to read anything Ms. Carey publishes! ...looking forward to reading her Imriel books (and wondering if I should splurge and buy the hardback of the first installment)!

Journal Entry 6 by mikopikotrain at USPS in by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, September 09, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (9/9/2006 UTC) at USPS in by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases



I apologize that it's taken me so long to pass this book on the the next participant! The book is now making its way to BigRTex...

Journal Entry 7 by BigrTex from Cedar Park, Texas USA on Tuesday, September 12, 2006
This book arrived here today. I look forward to reading it next.


Journal Entry 8 by BigrTex from Cedar Park, Texas USA on Sunday, October 29, 2006
I agree with adrienne, I wish that I'd read the two books together. It was difficult to get into this one, although the last half was wonderful.

I did not expect the battle to be so well written. I found myself cheering for both sides right up to the end.

Carey has cemented a place in my list of favorite authors. I wish that she would continue to create new series, but I look forward to reading her new Kushiel books.

I have PM'd wistfuldragon to confirm her address and will get this book moving again this week.

Released 13 yrs ago (11/10/2006 UTC) at -- Controlled Release in -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom



Sorry it took so long to get to the post office. I sent this out on Friday. I went ahead and spent the $2 to save 5-7 weeks in transit.


Journal Entry 10 by WistfulDragon from Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, November 23, 2006
Fantastic, just as I expected! Although it's a while since I read the first one the characters had stayed with me really well, so it took me no time at all to get completely enthralled in the story again. Do you think there's any chance of a third volume of the sundering? She seems to have left the arena open....

I'm not sure when I'll get this to Auglaise as my internet access is rather limited, expecially when my rare trips to the internet cafe coincide with a go-slow on the site. I'll try to get the info I require via a friendly go-between!

BigrTex, thank you so much for going the extra distance - er, I mean dollar. Let me know if I can ever do anything for you.

Adrienne, I am in your debt for the rest of my time on this earth.

Journal Entry 11 by WistfulDragon from Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, April 19, 2007
Oh my goodness. How guilty do I feel right now? I was looking for something in my room and moved my rucksack, only it was suspiciously heavy. So I looked inside, and found a few books I was intending to register - and this one. I am so sorry to have held on to it for so long! And Auglaise is going to be really cross with me when she realises! Luckily I have her address from another, more recent (!) ring that I actually managed to pass on to her, so with a bit of help from my boyfriend this book will be on its way tomorrow. I hope I'm forgiven!

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