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*Read Pdf ⚣ Song Of Unmaking ó Striving To Save The Aurelian Empire, Valeria Reached For Too Much Power Too Quickly And A Darkness Has Rooted Inside Her Unable To Confess The Truth, Valeria Turns To Kerrec, Her Former Mentor, One Of The Elite Riders From The Mountain, Home Of The Gods But Kerrec, Too, Is Deeply Wounded And His Darkness May Be Even Deeper Than Hers And He Is Refusing To Face It Until His Weakness Nearly Destroys The Riders And Their Immortal White StallionsAs Kerrec Is Sent From The Mountain On A Desperate Quest For Healing, Valeria Is Forbidden To Follow But Compelled By A Power She Cannot Understand And Encouraged By Her Own Stallion, She Shadows Kerrec On A Perilous MissionThe Patterns Of Deception And Secrets Have Been Woven, The Threats Of War And Unrest Spread Throughout The Land, The Barbarian Hordes Return And Once It Is Valeria And Kerrec Who Must Gather Their Strength And Their Wounded Magic To Protect All That They Believe InBut Who Will Believe In Them This is one of the best series I have ever read I ve read this book twice and it was just as good the second time I highly recommend this series for readers who enjoy this genre. The dulcet tones of The Mountain s Call beckon its readers to the bard s next number, The Song of Unmaking If that second song doesn t quite reach the beauty of her first number, then let s allow that she s won our indulgence for a fewbars Mind, Caitlin Brennan aka Judith Tarr doesn t do a poor job with the second book in the series She is still an excellent writer capable of good plotting, easy flowing dialogue, and interesting characters Song of Unmaking picks up several months after the end of The Mountain s Call and just about a year after the start of that novel We first follow the actions of the escaped villains, witnessing the reunion of the evil mage Gothard and the hunky barbarian Euan They manage to escape back to their homeland, but not before stumbling upon a stone of great power About the time when the reader starts to wonder whether it is the villain s story, the scene switches It goes to the Mountain where the new year s Called are beginning to arrive for their testing as potential Riders of the gods who inhabit the white stallions Valeria, the only female rider to ever be Called is now firmly ensconced with both the horses and her lover, First Rider Kerrec From there we are swept into the land s political machinations and the war against the barbarians that threatens to bethan a blood letting upon a field There is the Unmaking that looms over the land and threatens to destroy everything From an author who has such great admiration for horses, Lippizaner stallions in particular, it isn t terribly surprising that her writing style is elegant and stately There are some beautiful parallels in the book We see how great life events are handled by different cultures and the different meanings that they imbue on them She draws interesting parallels between the Imperials and the tribes, parallels that refrain from passing judgment, though the reader is inclined to do so Brennan also deftly handles foreshadowing, giving her readers lots of supposition about what is yet to come in the series, not just in the next year, but for the next generation Despite the great amount of beauty in this book, there are also some flaws The author seems farenamoured with her villains than with her heroes While Valeria doesn t regret that she chose Kerrec over Euan, I found myself wondering whether Brennan regretted that choice Euan is a far richer and better developed character than his protagonist counterpart His actions are better motivated and he demands great sympathy Kerrec, on the other hand, the book could almost do without, never mind that the plot turns around him One is left to wonder why in the world Valeria would put up with him since for the first three quarters of the book he is nothing but a first class jerk who seems to have forgotten everything he learned about his lover in the first book The pacing in this book also slows way down While I flew through the first book, this one seemed to plod, taking its time to wander through the world and the inner lives of the characters It also continued on long past the book s climax, and the end of the book seemed an arbitrary moment rather than a dramatic choice Song of Unmaking is well worth reading simply because it continues the wonderful story begun in The Mountain s Call It does not stand alone as the relationships between the characters and the characters motivations make no sense if you haven t read their first story However, it is a wonderful world that Brennan has created and the flaws are not so great that they should divide you from the joys of these novels. Boooring I enjoyed the first book in this series much, muchthan this followup The first book grabbed me and enchanted me The horse characters in that book were muchcentral to the story I ts clear Ms Brennan knows, loves, and communicates with her own horses They are magical, and the relationships in the first book are outstanding.This book was muchabout the human characters with much less horse More war.It was like being on a ride in a familiar setting, opting to take a new and different path, and finding it dark and uninteresting.