I can't wait for book two. Meanwhile a known race of Giants has their island wiped out by a volcano so their refugees invade another country in order to begin rebuilding. I couldn't wait to read this but it is nothing like what I was expecting. While the writing style is different, I would recognize this as Hearne's work. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He has a bard or storyteller who can take on the seeming of each character that is discussed there. Maybe it's because I'm really into the concept of a bardic tradition kind of story. Yes, I hate books that don't finish! It starts in a city where there are thousands of refugees from a war where they have been invaded by Giants. Lots of strange names for characters that was hard to keep straight. Customer Reviews. It started out with about ten characters each telling something in their own chapter apiece, then a kind of summary chapter putting some of this together.
It started out with about ten characters each telling something in their own chapter apiece, then a kind of summary chapter putting some of this together. Book 2 of Hearne's latest fantasy trilogy, The Seven Kennings (A Plague of Giants, 2017), set in a multiracial world thrust into turmoil by an invasion of peculiar giants.In this world, most races have their own particular magical endowment, or “kenning,” though there are downsides to trying to gain the magic (an excellent chance of being killed instead) and using it (rapid aging and death). I did not read this book expecting another Iron Druid series. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Personally I love the book and can't wait to see moreIn reading other reviews, I really don't understand why people are having so much trouble with the way it is written. The Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse traditions have a word for a compound expression with a metaphorical meaning: kenning.Simply put, in poetry, a kenning is when you take two words and combine them as a mild translation or metaphor for something else.. I also felt like as each tale was being told in 1st person it was hard to really distinguish any sense of change from character to character. However, its the characters and writing style that didnt work. I find no fault with Kevin's work overall, its just completely not what i was expecting from him. OTHER BOOKS. (I'm not always emotional over character deaths, but damn it got me.) The storyteller goes back and forth both in time and space and in characters too and it just plain confused me . Lots of sA Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings #1) by Kevin Hearne is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. I love you Mr Hearne but I will stick with the Iron Druid. Published