Banewreaker

Banewreaker

Book - 2004 | First edition
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Hated by humans who believe him to be responsible for a war between the gods, the proud Satoris orders former mortal soldier Tanaros Blacksword to prevent an unfavorable prophecy from being fulfilled by capturing the Lady of the Ellylon and thwarting her alliance with the High King of Men. By the author of Kushiel's Avatar. 50,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Following the triumphant success of her Kushiel series (Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen, Kushiel's Avatar), Jacqueline Carey now turns her hand to another startling fable, an epic tale of gods waging war in their bid to control an entire universe and the mortals they use as chess pieces in a most deadly game.

Once, the Seven Shapers dwelled in accord. First-born among them was Haomane, Lord-of-Thought and with his brother and sister gods, the Seven drew upon of the power of the Souma, claimed a race of beings for their own and began Shaping the world to their will.

But Haomane saw the ways of this new world and was displeased. For in his younger brother Satoris, once called the Sower, Haomane thought too prideful and in his gift, the quickening of the flesh too freely to the races...and to that of Man in particular. Haomane asked Satoris to withdraw his Gift from Men but he refused. And so began the Shapers' War.

Eons have passed. The war that ensued Sundered the very world. Haomane and his siblings lay to one end of a vast ocean unable to touch their creations, Satoris and the races of the world on the other. Satoris has been broken and left adrift among the peoples of the world and is reviled, with most of the races believing that it was he alone who caused the rift and depriving them of the balm of the Seven. He sits in Darkhaven, controlling his own dominion--seeking not victory but neither vengeance.

But still Haomane is not content. Through Haomane's whispers in the minds and hearts of the races of the world come a prophecy that if Satoris were defeated, the world could be made whole and all would bask in the light of the Souma again. And the few who stay by Satoris are viewed as the ultimate evil. And so the races come together to defeat Satoris, a being who helped engender them all but who is caught in his elder brother's warp.

Strong storytelling with evocative, compelling, and unforgettable characters, Banewrecker ultimately asks the question:

If all that is considered good considers you evil, are you?


Blackwell North Amer
Once the Seven Shapers dwelled in accord. First-born among them was Haomane, Lord-of-Thought - and with his six sibling gods, they Shaped the world to their will. But Haomane was displeased, for he thought that his younger brother, Satoris, was too prideful (and too generous) in his gifts to the race of Men.
Satoris refused to bow to Haomane, and so began the Shapers' War, which Sundered the world. Haomane and his siblings lay at one end of a vast ocean, unable to touch their creations, while Satoris and the races of the world dwelled on the other. Satoris is reviled because most of the races believe that it was he alone who caused the rift.
Satoris sits in Darkhaven - seeking neither victory nor vengeance. He is not alone, for with him came his allies from the various races. And chief among them is Tanaros Blacksword, immortal Commander General of his army. Once a mortal man who was betrayed by king and wife, Tanaros fled to Darkhaven a thousand years ago, and in Satoris's service has redeemed his honor - but left his humanity behind.
Now a new prophecy has come that tells how the world could be made whole if Satoris were destroyed. In order to thwart the prophecy, Satoris orders Tanaros to capture the Lady of the Ellylon, the beautiful Cerelinde, to prevent her alliance with the last High King of Men.
What neither Satoris nor Tanaros realize is that meeting Cerelinde will prove that not all of Tanaros's heart was turned to stone by his wife's betrayal, and that part of him is still very human. This will irrevocably change Tanaros's world forever - and could doom Satoris in the process.

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Hated by humans who believe him to be responsible for a war between the gods, the proud Satoris orders former mortal soldier Tanaros Blacksword to prevent an unfavorable prophecy from being fulfilled by capturing the Lady of the Ellylon.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2004
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765305213
0765305216
Branch Call Number: SF Carey, J 200.1 2004
Characteristics: 431 pages : map ; 25 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.6 24.0 103235

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westcoasty
Nov 18, 2016

I began this book, but couldn't finish it. After the power and polish of Carey's Kushiel series, I was enormously disappointed by this novel. Derivative, awkward, and failing to engage the reader, it reminded me of nothing so much as a teenager's first attempt at writing fiction. Indeed, I wondered if the publishers were trying to capitalize on Carey's success by getting her to drag out some of her first attempts at writing novels, and putting them on the shelves in the hopes that readers would be suckered into paying for them.

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dprodrig
Feb 01, 2011

I must admit, I had a much harder time getting into this book as compared to her Kushiel's series. To me, the story just didn't flow as naturally and I am having a hard time seeing how the second "unknown" line of the immortals won't appear and put prophesy further into motion without "la belle princess's" involvement.

Hoping the second book will be better.

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