The Scarab Path (Shadows of the Apt, #5)

The Scarab Path (Shadows of the Apt, #5) Reading The Scarab Path Shadows Of The Apt, 5 Adrian Tchaikovsky Chardonneret.eu The War With The Wasp Empire Has Ended In A Bitter Stalemate, And Collegium Has Nothing To Show For It But Wounded Veterans Cheerwell Maker Finds Herself Crippled In Ways No Doctor Can Mend, Haunted By Ghosts Of The Past That She Cannot Appease And Seeking Meaning In A City That No Longer Feels Like Home.The Empress Seda Is Regaining Control Over Those Imperial Cities That Refused To Bow The Knee To Her, But She Draws Her Power From Something Sinister Than Mere Armies And War Machines Only Her Consort, The Former Spymaster Thalric, Knows The Truth, And Now The Assassins Are Coming And He Finds His Life And His Loyalties Under Threat Once Again.Out Beyond The Desert Of The Nem The Ancient City Of Khanaphes Awaits Them Both, With A Terrible Secret Entombed Beneath Its Stones. Reviewed on my blog Books by Proxy5 StarsI love Adrian Tchaikovsky The Shadows of the Apt series has taken my breath away with each successive book Tchaikovsky has created a universe which is truly unique a universe in which insectoid human races vie for supremacy over one another in a rich and vibrant world Every time I read another addition to the series, I can t help but berate myself for leaving it on my bookshelf for so long before picking it up The Scarab Path is no except
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Read the fifth volume of Shadows of the Apt, The Scarab Path, by Adrian Tchaikovski while on holiday.Contains spoilers for all books of the series up to this one.The Scarab Path takes place about a year after the events of the previous book the defeat of the Was
After 4 spectacular fresh fantasy novels in this series, I was skeptical at where Adrian Tchaikovsky would take our characters and the story At the end of the 4th novel we found the war with the Wasp Empire now over, and the death to many of our favorite protagonists, including main line heroes Tchaikovsky has done it again, in creating a new feel fantasy novel, this one even differing from his previous 4 novels This story is tight and focused and centers around Cheerwell and Thalric These After 4 spectacular fresh fantasy novels in this series, I was skeptical at where Adrian Tchaikovsky would take our characters and the story At the end of the 4th novel we found the war with the Wasp Empire now over, and the death to many of our favorite protagonists, including main line heroes Tchaikovsky has done it again, in creating a new feel fantasy novel, this one even differing from his previous 4 novels This story is tight and focused and centers around Cheerwell and Thalric These were definitely two of my favorites going into this novel, and now they hold that title to me The story here is focused around the mysterious far off city of Khanaphes Che is sent as an Ambassador of Collegium, Thalric the Ambassador of the Empire, along with the Ambassador of The Iron Glove The story is the mystery of the city, it is about the growth of Che and it is about the trials and tribulations of Thalric Magic runs deep through this on
Would be a solid four stars if the beginning was better I can t recall another book which was such a long hard slog at the start but then picked up to become so entertaining 200 pages in So many times I almost gave up because it was so dull Surely that s poor writing editing to allow that to happen I think someone whose fantasy world includes 3 foot Fly kinden, 11 foot Mole Cricket kinden, and everything in between should perhaps not use the phrase as tall as a man quite so damn much. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I guess i would have to begin this review by saying up until this book i ve thoroughly enjoyed the previous 4 installments of Shadows of the Apt I do admit that i m somewhat disappointed with this novel and am by no stretch placing this at the top of my favorites list Even after completing the novel i have absolutely no idea why it was titled The Scarab Path it has nothing to do with scarab kinden at all Evenfrustrating for me was that this novel had so little to do with it s predec I guess i would have to begin this review by saying up until this book i ve thoroughly enjoyed the previous 4 installments of Shadows of the Apt I do admit that i m somewhat disappointed with this novel and am by no stretch placing this at the top of my favorites list Even after completing the novel i have absolutely no idea why it was titled The Scarab Path it has nothing to do with scarab kinden at all Evenfrustrating for me was that this novel had so little to do with it s predecessors I believe Tchaikovski shot himself in the foot by killing off so many of the exciting main characters in the last novels Being left with a story based almost solely on Che there wasn t enough action in this novel Almost 300 pages were dedicated to Che and a collection of scholars either travelling to the city of Khanaphes or going about some boring tasks within the city Che s plot in the story was
It took me a ridiculously long time to finish this book, not because it isn t engaging it is, oh my goodness, it is I had devoured the first four books of the series, and the sheer emotional impact of them was starting to wear on me I finally had to put the book down and take a breather, reading some fluffier things When I came back to it, though, I fell right back in without missing a beat.Finishing the book was very emotional, after spending so much time immersed in the universe I had t It took me a ridiculously long time to finish this
This is a review of the entire series there are NO spoilers When I look back at the Shadows of the Apt, what strikes me at first might seem incongruous to most.There are no unnecessary descriptions of food None at all 10 books, each of them 400 to 700 pages in length covering battles, history and multiple points of view and not a single one of them had any descriptions of food.Or sex, clothing, family crests, whores or incest And I loved it Not a single wasted line There may be many This is a review of the entire series there are NO spoilers When I look back at the Sha
Adrian Tchaikovsky s books have always delighted me, and this book proves no exception In fact, I would have to say that it has been my favorite so far, though for completely girly reasons that I suppose I will claim are a testament to Tchaikovsky s skilled characterizations view spoiler You see, it was in this book that the couple I fervently hoped would get together i.e Che and Thalric finally did hide spoiler I confess, I actually skimmed through the book to see if it would happen Adrian Tchaikovsky s books have always delighted me, and this book proves no exception In fact, I would have to say that it has been my favorite so far, though for completely girly reasons that I suppose I will claim are a testament to Tchaikovsky s skilled characterizations view spoiler You see, it was in this book that the couple I fervently hoped would get together i.e Che and Thalric finally did hide spoiler I confess, I actually skimmed through the book to see if it would happen when I was about two hundred pages in and was delighted to get my wish After ascertaining my personal happy ending, I settled in to enjoy this imported treat.In relatively brief summation, Stenwold continues his behind the scenes machinations, certain that the Wasp Empire cannot hold to their armistice forever
will continue once my thought are clearer, but this is a big wow novelThe Scarab Path is quite a different novel than the first four in many ways It is very personal and has a lot of magic, though there are still lots of battles, intrigue, assassination attempts and even a crocodile hunt on the Nile I mean a land fish hunt on the JamailBut first and foremost this is Che s novel and to a lesser extent Thalric s one When Salute the Dark ends and despite her personal triumph at Myna an will continue on

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  • Paperback
  • 692 pages
  • The Scarab Path (Shadows of the Apt, #5)
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • English
  • 02 November 2018
  • 0330511459