I absolutely loved this novel. Buy now to dive into this sexy fantasy romance! Can't wait for you all to get reading. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Or if you recall the exact pitch and tone of every innocent scream that was silenced by your blade? The audio version of Kings of Paradise was great (the book itself was one of the best in quite a while too!). Kings of Ash by Richard Nell is the second book in the Ash and Sand trilogy that follows the adventures of a deformed barbarian named Ruka, an island prince named Kale, and a young priestess named Dala. Haunting and complex, with graphic and violent events, Kings of Ash burns itself into the reader's mind. That's a bold statement because I didn't specify that he was my favorite character in this book, in fantasy, or even in books. I’ll leave a more thorough review when I have a chance but this is getting a 5+ and will probably be on my favorite books of the year list. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? It’ll make you hate, love, fear and cheer for Ruka. How they suffer does not matter.”, “Ruka was a lone wolf in the shape of a man,”, BookNest Award Nominee for Best Self-Published Novel (2019). An attack filled with political risk jeopardizes the fate of the cultures on both sides. It tells his story, unravels his past, and shows what drives him, and how he’s been made. I have already been caught off guard by the surprises Richard Nell has in store for the reader. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Kings of Ash focuses on Ruka. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Start by marking “Kings of Ash (Ash and Sand, #2)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, includes free international wireless delivery via, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Halfway through. Honestly, this is one of the best sequels I've read. *We have lift-off. He is a Canadian author of fantasy, living in one of the flattest, coldest places on earth with his begrudging wife, who makes sure he eats. The people of the Ashlands have lived in starvation and poverty for a thousand years but the discovery of the Pyu Islands have offered them a chance at lives of plenty. Ruka was by far my favorite character sin the first book, him being the primary focus in this installment was a great. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. What if, decades later, you can still remember what the wind smelled like when you held your dying mother in your arms? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I am really growing to like the land of Ascom, the people of Sri Kon, the Empire. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. But what if your memory was flawless? This series is a true feat of imagination. Are you spending this season bundling up against the chill or enjoying summery southern hemisphere vibes (in which case we are... To see what your friends thought of this book. Or maybe I'll just write about Ruka, who is one the most fascinating characters I've ever had a pleasure to read about. But what if your memory was flawless? Richard Nell concerned family and friends by quitting his real job in 2014 to 'write full-time'. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2019, Straight up, this is becoming one of the best series I've ever read. More importantly I still love the characters. Utterly stunning and satisfying second installment that left me with my mouth wide open in disbelief about what happened in the last 70 pages. Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2019. The writing is immaculate, the story intricate, complex and fascinating, the characters the most unique and wonderful that I've ever read. I've read hundreds of fantasy books and this series is hands down my favorite that I have ever read. I will drag you from this place kicking and screaming if I must. by Richard Nell. And although some details might fade over time, the pain doesn’t ever really disappear – you just learn to manage it. We all should be familiar with the old saying, “time heals all wounds.” Speaking from personal experience, that’s not always true. Kings of Ash is a searing second installment from Richard Nell continuing the epic grimdark piece begun in Kings of Paradise. Amazing how the story weaves from past to present and from character to character. It’s not a story for the faint-hearted as it contains graphic violence, physical and sexual abuse, mentions of rape, and cannibalism. When I started the first one I didn't realize it was self published since it was sitting on my to read list and had forgotten about how it got there. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. We’d love your help. It’s not a story for the faint-hearted as it contains graphic violence, physical and sexual abuse, mentions of rape, and cannibalism. Hi Diego, sorry to be slow, it's been a cover issue that I think is finally solved. Or if you recall the ex. Does this book contain inappropriate content? If every mistake, every decision, and every moment of your life were preserved in perfect state, forever accessible – is it ever possible to heal from your wounds? Please try again. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. And although some details might fade over time, the pain doesn’t ever really disappear – you just learn to manage it. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Kings of Ash is a beautiful thematic expansion of the first novel in the trilogy. Three compelling leaders, each empowered in ways they don’t themselves understand, are set on a collision course that terrifies fate itself. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. You’re all slaves. The Colour of Vengeance: The Ties that Bind book 2 (First Earth Saga), The Heresy Within: The Ties that Bind book 1 (First Earth Saga), Along the Razor's Edge: An Epic Fantasy Adventure (The War Eternal Book 1). Physical wounds leave scars, and emotional wounds linger in the mind. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I'll try to write a coherent review (who am I kidding?) A year later still hoping for the audiobook version. Something went wrong. Enjoyed this as much as the first book. What if, decades later, you can still remember what the wind smelled like when you held your dying mother in your arms? I read a lot of fantasy books as it is the one genre that pulls me back again and again. I loved this book and was genuinely surprised by a few of the major plot twists. I then had high hopes for the sequel and I can honestly say I am not disappointed. This was one of my most anticipated books for 2019 and it definitely lived up to and surpassed my expectations. Boy, am I glad I did. This book is Ruka's nearly in its entirety.