Dopo aver perso la grande battaglia contro le Spine, la città di Deepgate è stata soggiogata. Gran parte delle catene che la tengono sospesa sopra l'Abisso hanno ceduto e il tempio un labirinto di torri, edifici in pietra e sotterranei da dove i sacerdoti della Chiesa di Ulcis, il Raccoglitore d'Anime, avevano amministrato la teocrazia che governava la città sembra ormai sul punto di precipitare nelle profondità della terra? Anche il giovane angelo Dill, l'ultimo degli arconti, è impotente e rassegnato: a causa della morte di Ulcis, infatti, le anime intrappolate nell'Abisso stanno invadendo Deepgate, portando morte e distruzione. L'unico essere che potrebbe fronteggiare e neutralizzare questa minaccia è Cospinol, ma il dio del mare è intrappolato da più di tremila anni in una nave marcescente avvolta dalla nebbia. Il giorno del suo arrivo perciò è ancora lontano e, con la città ormai soffocata da una spirale di violenza, toccherà ancora una volta a Dill affrontare le proprie paure e angosce per compiere il destino della sua gloriosa stirpe: l'inferno è in attesa della sua anima'
- ISBN: 8850224575
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 400
I must admit, I wasn't a huge fan of the first in the trilogy, either. I thought it was an interesting premise and setting and all that, but that the execution was a bit lacking... My sentiments only increased while reading this second of the lot. (It took me awhile to read this book, because I only Leggi tutto
I can't really say why I went on with this volume of Campbell's. I somewhat enjoyed Scar Night. This book suffers from the same flaws only "more so". Where I wanted to follow to it's conclusion, this one was for me a bit like getting to the top of a hill while dragging a weight. Don't get me wro
4.5 Stars Iron Angel by Alan Campbell is a case where sometimes too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. This book is the sequel to Scar Night, a novel that is a glorious steam punk mash filled with demons, angels, and clockwork machines. In Scar Night, we get treated to a truly amazing setting ( Leggi tutto
My favorite part was when that dog got kicked to death. Five stars.
Book Two of the Deepgate Codex, ahhhh......more angels and the relationship to each other becomes clearer, Ayen Goddess of Heaven warred with Iril, resulting in his shattered body thrown to earth and landed in Hell, Iril wasn't alone when he challenged Ayen, he was accompanied by his sons, most nota Leggi tutto
I enjoyed the first part of this book. I found the second part less interesting (except for the setting--I liked the descriptions and the atmosphere there). The third part was downright confusing and difficult to follow, though, and by the end I'd hit that magical point where you keep reading just b Leggi tutto
This one fell apart a bit, turning from an inspired race across Hell to a trifle of a "Murder On The Orient Express"-esque ending. Main characters were hard to find and harder to keep track of, the pace was jerky and the plot more convoluted. Despite all that, it hasn't deterred me from finishing th Leggi tutto
How useful is an angel when you trap its soul in Hell, cut the wings off its body, then stuff the soul in a giant mechanical simulacrum of an angel? We find out in Iron Angel , the sequel to Scar Night . There was a brief period of time at the beginning of Iron Angel where it looked likely to eclipse S Leggi tutto
Having read Scar Night some years ago and noticing it and it's sequels online, I downloaded them. I had memories of the city of Deepgate, suspended over an Abyss like the gaping maw of some vast creature (urban planning council had a lot to answer for!). I recalled a scarred feral angel whose monthl Leggi tutto
I spent a good part of the predecessor, Scar Night , trying to decide whether the book was fantasy, or SF disguised as fantasy. There were indications of the latter, with 'angels' having fallen from 'heaven' in a technologically advanced vehicle ('the Tooth'). This book, however, steams ahead wit
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