A Plague of Giants - Kevin Hearne

A Plague of Giants

By Kevin Hearne

  • Release Date: 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 19 Ratings

Description

From the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, a thrilling novel that kicks off a fantasy series with an entirely new mythology—complete with shape-shifting bards, fire-wielding giants, and children who can speak to astonishing beasts

MOTHER AND WARRIOR
Tallynd is a soldier who has already survived her toughest battle: losing her husband. But now she finds herself on the front lines of an invasion of giants, intent on wiping out the entire kingdom, including Tallynd’s two sons—all that she has left. The stakes have never been higher. If Tallynd fails, her boys may never become men.

SCHOLAR AND SPY
Dervan is an historian who longs for a simple, quiet life. But he’s drawn into intrigue when he’s hired to record the tales of a mysterious bard who may be a spy or even an assassin for a rival kingdom. As the bard shares his fantastical stories, Dervan makes a shocking discovery: He may have a connection to the tales, one that will bring his own secrets to light.  

REBEL AND HERO
Abhi’s family have always been hunters, but Abhi wants to choose a different life for himself. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, Abhi soon learns that his destiny is far greater than he imagined: a powerful new magic thrust upon him may hold the key to defeating the giants once and for all—if it doesn’t destroy him first.

Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this novel is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these characters intertwine—and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

Praise for A Plague of Giants

“You’ll laugh and cry and crave mustard as you’re immersed in the literal magic of storytelling in Kevin Hearne’s vivid new epic fantasy. I have experienced acute withdrawal symptoms since the book ended. I don’t want to leave this world.”—Beth Cato, author of Breath of Earth and The Clockwork Dagger

A Plague of Giants is an absorbing epic fantasy, with clever storytelling that allows its many threads to each feel important, personal, and memorable. I’m very much looking forward to the sequel!”—James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost

A Plague of Giants is a rare masterpiece that’s both current and timeless, groundbreaking yet traditional, merging the fantasy bones of Tolkien and Rothfuss with a wide cast of characters who’ll break your heart while reminding you of your humanity.”—Delilah S. Dawson, author of Star Wars: Phasma

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Reviews

  • Loved it. Sucked me in, made me want to read

    5
    By Livermore-Dad
    I’m usually too busy with other things to pick up a book , and since finishing the iron druid series there was quite a break from reading. I didn’t jump into this right away (remember busy), but when I found sometime and started , I spent all my down time reading ( not necessarily only In the bathroom , but laying in bed at night/early morn, or waiting to pick up my son from Water polo etc (downtime). Although it seems like this could have been finished off in this book vs needing another $16 for a copy of a book. Shrug I enjoy the author he needs to eat ( well to be honest .,
  • Well crafted characters trapped by a cumbersome style

    2
    By jlwatts1
    I have enjoyed Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid tales immensely and was intrigued by a new story from him. I appreciate that the author attempted to tell the story through a bard rather than directly from the characters but felt that it failed to properly introduce the reader to the key characters. I am on the fence as to whether I will read the next book in the series as it takes some effort to trudge through a book written in this style.
  • Leaps and Bounds

    5
    By NarcysDope
    When I first started reading A Plague of Giants, I wasn't sure what to expect. Being a great fan of Kevin Hearne and his Iron Druid series I was expecting action, wit and emotion. Sure enough, I was blown away with how much more of that was put into this one book. I had laugh out loud moments. Moments of borderline tears and shock and action that made me wishing for more. He has made such a complete and full world inside of one book that I cannot wait to see what he has in store for next time. Please do yourself a favor and pick up this book.
  • Can’t wait to see more of this world

    5
    By Mathematicaliph
    Amazing how gripping the Homeric episodic storytelling can be. Excellent world-building, interesting characterization and heartening representation.
  • Wonderful complex world

    4
    By Lisa Bateman
    Gosh, this is a hard review to write. I had a hard time deciding on how many stars. I won’t say it’s a bad read. I feel like it depends on what kind of reading mood I’m in. If you’re looking for a fast read where you don’t have to think, this isn’t it. The author builds a huge and wonderful complex story. I feel like there will be some wonderful books in this world , especially after the world building. This author has some really amazing ideas and is a genius at thinking this stuff up. It is more of a serious read than his other series. I think it will be one of those epic tales that will always be remembered through the ages. **I was given a copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. **
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