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  • Taschenbuch: 336 Seiten
  • Verlag: Del Rey; Auflage: Original (27. September 2011)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0345508025
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345508027
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,9 x 1,8 x 20,9 cm
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Greg Keyes is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels The Waterborn, The Blackgod, plus The Age of Unreason tetralogy. He has also written the Star Wars: New Jedi Order novels Edge of Victory I: Conquest, Edge of Victory II: Rebirth, and The Final Prophecy. His most recent series is the ambitious The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone. He lives in Savannah, Georgia. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch .

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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Rapowke am 2. Juni 2012
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Wenn man sich für das Elder Scrolls Universum interessiert und unbedingt wissen möchte was zwischen Oblivion und Skyrim in Tamriel passiert ist, kommt um dieses Buch und sein Sequel nicht herum. Einzig und allein die schwankende Übersetzung mit hin und wieder komplett anderen deutschen Begriffen für die selben Dinge (Bsp. Marksumpf/Tiefensumpf) und die doch sehr häufig im Text zu findenden Rechtschreibfehler, trüben den Gesamteindruck.
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Lord of Souls ist ein spannendes Buch, welches in der Welt der Elder Scrolls Reihe spielt. Es liest sich sehr gut, ist aber leider auch kein Meilenstein. Es gibt sehr viele Charaktere, über die man anfangs schnell den Überblick verliert, und die Story ist etwas zu lineal. Die Beweggründe des Antagonisten sind mir nicht klar geworden.

Für Leute, die die Computerspiele auf englisch spielen, kann ich sagen, dass sich das Buch auch für Nicht-Muttersprachler empfehlen lässt, da das verwendete Englisch relativ einfach verständlich ist (wie in den Spielen).
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A fairly intriguing tie-in novel, it suffers... 13. Oktober 2011
Von N. S. Michael - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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...from being too scattered.

As an evil floating city lays waste to the land, several disparate groups attempt (in their own way) to stem the tide of undead that threatens the Elder Scrolls universe.

In the run up to the much anticipated Skyrim, this tie-in novel is the sequel to The Infernal City and continues the stories of Prince Attrebus and his compatriot Sul, Annaig (who has become a Demon Chef in Umbriel), the reluctant revolutionary Glim... as well as two Scouts, and a pair of Spies for the Emperor.

I have to say, while I did enjoy each plot line individually, throwing them all together in a single novel seemed to have the effect only of watering down the action and drama. Attrebus and Sul's brief adventure for the sword with which they hope to extract Umbriel (the demon, not the city) is alright, but I was much more interested in Annaig and her concoctions of emotion-based haute cuisine.

Then there's Glim and his budding relationship with an oddly harmless demon girl or the orc warrior woman (who's name escapes me at the moment) and her retreat to the capital... or Colin and his collaboration with another of the Emperor's personal spies that hovers on the cusp of being interesting. They all fall flat towards the end.

And that's a complaint about the entirety of the novel, really... every story, every encounter, every conflict, it's like they're half there and not fully fleshed out. It's like you're watching a compilation/recap episode of a series where they only show you the important snippets here and there. There's great stuff, but they're just thirty second (or, in this case, page) clips of the action, not well developed, fully formed stories.

I was especially disappointed with Colin's parts. It was great to see him and his opposite number work together both in the field and in bed, as he's the sort of character you want to see fall in love and live happily ever after (that's not a foreshadowed jinx, is it?), but it was a pain to see just how boring his investigation into that rogue noble actually was. It was all "insert clue A into plot device B." Aside from a few interesting concepts (like guard ghosts and demons), it left me hollow. Especially the plot twist at the end.

That said, what is there is passably good and worth a read, but only to pass time. There's nothing really spectacular or thematically important about the book. It's just something to kill spare moments with and whet the appetite for Skyrim when it actually comes out.
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Interesting - closer to the Elder Scroll mythology than the first one 1. Mai 2012
Von Richard Staats - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This is the second in a two book series.

This book is definitely worth a read. Greg Keyes is an excellent author. He describes events and scenes just enough to convey what is important, but not too much to clutter your mind's eye. His dialogue is natural and engaging.

The first book, "the Infernal City," introduced the plot and the characters and left off with a giant floating city coming towards the Imperial City.

In this second book, the characters are all brought together (in pairs at various points in the novel), and the plot lines are resolved. (Although I did not enjoy how all of the lines were closed out.)

The prince, Attrebus, and his dark elf guide, Sul, are able to travel through Oblivion and eventually made bargains with several of the denizens there to recover a sword that Sul hopes will allow him to slay the master of the floating city.

Annaig and Glim are still trapped on the floating city and lead decidedly different lives; Annaig becomes a chef in Hell's kitchen (or at least Oblivion's) while Glim leads a revolution for more rights and consideration for the proletariat.

Colin continues to uncover rot at the heart of the Imperial city.

The first book could have taken place in any fantasy setting. The second book definitely has an Elder Scrolls feel to it.

Beware, take care for spoilers follow ...

In the end, the sword is unable to harm the protagonist, but there is a work-around ... Annaig and Glim are able to point out to Attrebus and Sul where the soul of the antagonist is held.

In the end, it is a group effort that brings down the evil overlord of the floating island.

Attrebus and Annaig are getting along famously, and they have both grown from their experiences. The Prince is less self-engaged, and Annaign is more serving and has more confidence.

Glim wills the floating island to "where the trees came from," and, well, yes, that seems like a bit of a "jump cut" for .

Colin also makes out poorly. He finds the female infiltrator that we met in book one has decided that it is time to reimburse herself for all of trouble she has gone through. The final scene is Colin stopping her from taking over the world at the price of his own life. Bummer ending.

I recommend this book if you liked the last one.

In service,

Rich
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A similar but worthy Elder Scrolls conclusion 23. August 2011
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[This review is based on an Advanced Reading Copy - 316 pages]

<Warning - May contain SPOILERS>

The Lord of Souls is the second and currently final book in the Elder Scrolls series written by Greg Keyes. Based on the award winning Bethesda video games, the story continues with our various heroes and their fight against the floating city of Umbriel. Attrebus and Sul are still searching for the legendary sword Umbra in hopes that it will aid them in destroying Vuhon, Lord of Umbriel. Annaig and Mere-Glim, still trapped in the floating city, perform their duties as cook and sump skraw just to survive. Colin continues to investigate the conspiracies against crown and kingdom. Lastly, two new Imperial characters, albeit rather minor, are introduced to the story. Mazgar, a female orc warrior and Brennus a human mage are part of an Imperial reconnaissance that aid in the flight of the Cyrodiil citizens as Umbriel approaches. As with the first book "The Infernal City," the timeline is still approximately 40 years after the Oblivion crisis. Here are my thoughts on The Lord of Souls;

Pros

+ More action this time around.

+ Great cover art.

+ Attrebus becomes a bit less of the cliché Prince. Inspector Colin gets more face time which was great as I really enjoyed his character.

+ Quick, enjoyable and easy read written by an accomplished author.

+ It's good to have another novel in the world of the Elder Scrolls.

Cons <Contains SPOILERS>

- Majority of the romantic relationships in the book still felt forced, instant and unrealistic.

- Again there were no maps included. A detailed world map of Tamriel can easily be found online but a map or cross section illustration of Umbriel would have been helpful.

- Author dissolves certain factions and introduces new ones while giving them little to no explanation.

- The use of "Coo the magical webcam" is still overly convenient for Attrebus and Annaig.

- More of "Iron Chef Oblivion." As I mentioned in my review of The Infernal City, I didn't find the idea of warring kitchens very interesting.

- Story continues to rely heavily on the lore and history of the Elder Scrolls world. Readers who didn't read the first book or haven't played the video games will most likely be lost with the author's constant references to places, races, people and factions.

The Lord of Souls continues very much in the same vein as Infernal City did. The writing and characters (old and new) are on par with the first book. If you enjoyed the first book you'll definitely enjoy this one. If you disliked the first book, then you'll most likely find this one unappealing as well. I will admit that the story doesn't do justice to the world of Elder Scrolls but I still found it enjoyable as a fan. With so much content to draw upon from the video game history I feel Keyes could have crafted a better tale. Despite the books shortcomings I did find it an interesting read and would definitely read another installment if they chose to do one. I'm crossing my fingers that with the upcoming release of the Skyrim video game perhaps a few more Elder Scrolls novels will follow.
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Swords and spells -- inquire within. 28. September 2011
Von Andrew D. Lossing - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I'm very fond of the Elder Scrolls universe. They have always seemed to me like the Shakespeare of fantasy RPGs, with sophisticated themes and lots of intrigue, politics and momentuous events that convey a sense of a living, breathing world that is advancing its own ends around you as you travel through it. Morrowind was thick with this sense, in Oblivion it was subsumed a bit by the rather too straightforward, generic main quest, but still there.

Lord of Souls is the second novel by Greg Keyes set in this universe, the first of which I have not read, but I wanted to read this one in order to glean whatever buildup to the upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim could be found. Written in a fluent, modern style, Keyes eschews some of the high fantasy tone of the games to portray more ordinary, relatable people. His characters are enjoyable, and what I relished the most is the sheer adventure quality of the action. It reminded me very much of how much fun I had with Terry Brooks' Shannarah series when I was a teen. The sense of wonder there is also in fine form here.

For anyone who likes the ES universe, this is a great find. Keyes is very authentic and detailed in his handling of the sometimes very alien world of Tamriel, and this will certainly serve to whet the appetite for the upcoming game.
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Not what I was hoping for 15. Dezember 2011
Von Jesse D. Watson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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As I see it, there are basically two audiences for this book: fans of The Elder Scrolls, and fans of fantasy.

As to the latter, frankly, I don't see why they'd bother. There is a lot of good fantasy out there, and you'd be scraping the barrel if you had nothing else to read besides this. No, it's not bad by any means, and is even quite a page turner, but it's just not as good as the best of the genre.

So, most people who are interested in this book will be fans of the games. In that case, wouldn't you want to absolutely TARGET those fans, hit them hard, and give them the most fan service possible?

Well, this book doesn't do that. It makes mention of a few familiar places, events, people, and the different races of Tamriel. That's about it. It supposedly tells the history of what happens between Oblivion and Skyrim, but it barely scratches the surface. If you're looking for a briefing before going into the Skyrim game, you're not going to get it here. Instead, you'll get an interesting tale taking place mostly in kitchens about a floating city. It's mostly forgettable, but it's definitely not bad.

So, it does not really excel as genre fiction, and it does not really excel as video game fiction. That sort of makes it hard to recommend unless, like me, you're just desperate to read something about The Elder Scrolls.
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