Ghe awoke. Something was trying to eat him.

It was something massive, an impression of fish, snake, and scorpion all at once. It nuzzled against him, fine tentacles groping at the strands of power that held his life together.


This is the second book in a series, and reading this review without having read book one might spoil some of your fun.

The story:

Hezhi and Perkar has left the city of Nhol, hoping to be free of the River, the Changeling, forever. But the Changeling cannot let Hezhi escape. He had his own plans for the girl, and will not see them thwarted.

Since he himself cannot leave, he resurrects Ghe and sends him after her. But more gods than the Changeling have plans for the two. And now they find themselves pulled into a war between gods.

Thoughts about the book:

Like the first book, this book also describes a set of cultures that seem authentic and believable. This would be worth reading if only for the setting. A good story brings this book from 'good' to 'very good', and though stories of humans and gods are not original, the way the story is told is.


About the author Greg Keyes

Book 1: The Waterborn
Book 2: Blackgod

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