40222Disappointing ending here.  Banewreacker set the stage for a large cast of characters, all of whom stories are carried on and finished here in Godslayer.

Satoris, third born of the Shapers, braces for war.  The armies of his elder brother’s allies march on his citadel of Darkhaven.  And piece by piece the prophecy his brother created slowly come true until Satoris is no more.

It’s disappointing in that there is no happy, clear, or satisfactory ending.  Everyone pretty much dies, the oh-so-full-themselves armies win, the elf princess keep on the course that set the prophecy in motion and the one lone survivor scurries off into the darkness to do who knows what with the last of the most powerful artifacts of this world.

I…just have no words for this duology.  Banewreacker seemd to have promise though it was drawn out.  But what disappointed me most about Godslayer is that the army is just so deluded.  There is not one person that thinks what they’re doing is wrong, despite all the facts presented to them.  It’s unfathomable to me how entire nations can do that.  Put on blinders to the truth and march on a city pretty much filled with innocents.

Too bad too.  I usually love all of Jaqueline Carey’s works.  Oh well.  Can’t dwell on that now when we’re going back to the Realms!  Elfsong, second in the Song and Swords quintet is next.

230998The bards of Waterdeep remember the past. Or do they? Even as they sing their ballads, a mysterious spell is changing their memories. Danilo Thann, Harper and would-be bard, sets out to uncover the mystery. In this quest, his closest companion is his deadliest enemy, the rogue elf Elaith Craulnober.
At stake is not merely the future of Faerun but also its past.