Finally the second book was released Alfonso Solano. After a two year hiatus – the first was launched in 2013 -, The Coal Swordsman and The Bridges of Puzur It is released at the XVII International Book Fair (September / 2015) by publisher LeYa.
As I am no fool, I programmed me to visit the Biennale and then buy my copy. Unfortunately I could not go on when the Solano Affonso was giving autographs – I do not know if my wife could handle 7am wait in line with me to get this autograph -, but I left with my pink bound copy under his arm.
The first feeling I had when holding this book was a great sadness. Sadness to realize that the trip back to Kurgala would very soon. The book has just 190 pages and is much thinner than those recently read (The Saxon Chronicles). Ultimately, I started reading the same night after Biennial and ended the next night. Meu twitter “bomb” with my comments of pure happiness. ;)
Let's for my review…
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The word is written on the cover puzur – for me – lowercase, then indicating that it is not a character. May indicate it is a unique place where Adapak Kurgala should follow to continue their saga. The cover art may want to show a stubborn Adapak and viola player, over the bridge Puzur, again at peace with his friend ushariani, a world where jellyfish flying among the clouds… All wrong!
Not! Puzur is capitalized and is the name of one of the greatest thieves Kurgala. A ushariani who fights with three swords are a gift to the enemy…
This second volume of the saga tells the story of the cycle Puzur 529 the Age of Mortals, but I could not figure out how long this year is in the past Adapak. Is it a past more than the life of a ushariani?
I do not know if a book can contain two protagonists – for I am not a writer and do not know these rules -, but in this case we can consider two stories with two main characters: one last Puzur over and over in this telling little about Adapak.
Last Puzur goes through adventures to find out how to free his adoptive mother, while in this Adapak just try to read some books without having to use the circles to survive.
The funny thing in the history of Puzur Bridges is that both characters disappear at the end of the saga, leaving the reader apprehensive not knowing whether they died or whether they will return in the next book…
I hope sim!
Despite my above comment, with respect to the amount of pages, I loved coming back to Kurgala. Now with map! Also loved the saga's new character ushariani and wonder: will this last will cross with the Adapak? Will this be trained for that? ;)
The book is very well written and Affonso proved to be a poet to write some pieces of music for the adventures of
Congratulations once again to the author! Now, a few days after the release of the second volume, starts the inevitable pressure: when is the next!???
I hope it will not be long.
AH! I missed only a glossary of names Kurgala. I could not imagine how this would be some animals mythology. If I had a glossary would help a lot and create an epic volume. Perhaps an illustrated guide also ehn!?
So that's. If you want to know more about the Coal Swordsman saga, visit the author's website.
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