Ashes of a Black Frost

Book Ashes of a Black Frost I would have read this one when it came out had I known it was out It took so long that I gave up looking for it Thank God for library displays and Goodreads It better b

Book Ashes of a Black Frost I would have read this one when it came out had I known it was out. It took so long that I gave up looking for it. Thank God for library displays and Goodreads. It better be worth the wait.. Ashes of a Black Frost am Books Bones jutted from the sand at angles not odd angles, though, for that would suggest that there were ways bones could protrude that made sense and the eyes of those still living stared and saw nothing Amidst a scene of carnage on a desert battlefield blanketed in metallic snow, Major Konowa Swift Dragon sees his future, and it is one drenched in shadow and blood Never minBones jutted from the sand at angles not odd angles, though, for that would suggest that there were ways bones could protrude that made sense and the eyes of those still living stared and saw nothing Amidst a scene of carnage on a desert battlefield blanketed in metallic snow, Major Konowa Swift Dragon sees his future, and it is one drenched in shadow and blood Never mind that he has won a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire He came here in search of his lost regiment of elves, while the Imperial Prince came looking for the treasures of a mystical library, and both ventures have failed But Konowa knows, as do the Iron Elves both living and dead that another, far important battle now looms before them The campaign in the desert was only the latest obstacle on the twisted, darkening path leading inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the final confrontation with the dreaded Shadow Monarch In this third novel of musket and magic in Chris Evans s Iron Elves saga, Konowa s ultimate journey is fraught with escalating danger A vast, black forest finds a new source of dark power, spawning creatures even monstrous than the blood trees from which they evolve The maniacally unstable former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, leading an army of ravenous beasts bent on utterly destroying the Iron Elves A reluctant hero, Private Alwyn Renwar, struggles to maintain his connection to this world and that of the loyalty of the shades of the dead And in a maze of underground tunnels, Visyna Tekoy, whom Konowa counts among those he has loved and lost, fights for her life against the very elves he so desperately wants to find And so Konowa sets off from this Canyon of Bones, pursuing his freedom from a curse that has cast his life in darkness For though his long, violent trek may indeed lead him to his destiny, he is ill prepared for the discovery he will make with the fate of the Iron Elves, and the world, hinging on the courage of one wrathful elf.. ChrisEvans Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Ashes of a Black Frost book, this is one of the most wanted ChrisEvans author readers around the world. . The best Ebook Ashes of a Black Frost (These were actually written by John Tams for the BBC TV productions of Sharpe's Rifles, and seem strangely appropriate to both the setting and events of this book.)Here's forty shillings on the drumTo those who volunteer to come,To 'list and fight the foe todayOver the Hills and far away.Through smoke and fire and shot and shell,And to the very walls of hell,But we shall stand and we shall stayOver the hills and far awayThen fall in lads behind the drumWith colours blazing like the sun.Along the road to come what mayOver the hills and far away.When Evil stalks upon the landI'll neither hold nor stay me handBut fight to win a better day,Over the hills and far away.If I should fall to rise no more,As many comrades did before,Ask the pipes and drums to playOver the hills and far away.

  1. ChrisEvans Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Ashes of a Black Frost book, this is one of the most wanted ChrisEvans author readers around the world.

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  1. These were actually written by John Tams for the BBC TV productions of Sharpe s Rifles, and seem strangely appropriate to both the setting and events of this book Here s forty shillings on the drumTo those who volunteer to come,To list and fight the foe todayOver the Hills and far away.Through smoke and fire and shot and shell,And to the very walls of hell,But we shall stand and we shall stayOver the hills and far awayThen fall in lads behind the drumWith colours blazing like the sun.Along the r [...]


  2. There were two reasons I finished this series, and their names are Ymit and Alwyn The story should have been about them They alone deserve 5 stars Unfortunately, everything else, from the actual main characters to the ending subtracted star after star SPOILERS Star break down Don t forget there are SPOILERS 5 stars Ymit AlwynI have know idea if I ve been pronouncing his name right, but Ymit is made of awesome His only downfall is that I was never convinced he was dead, but that s just because he [...]


  3. I would have read this one when it came out had I known it was out It took so long that I gave up looking for it Thank God for library displays and It better be worth the wait.


  4. I fell in love with this series, the world was a nice and unique twist from the standard Fantasy Conventions That being said, this series should have had a fourth book Literally, the ending was perhaps the epitome of anti climatic SPOILER WARNING We are thrown into what should have been perhaps another 300 page novel in the last thirty pages The story picks up after the devastation at Kaman Rhal s library, where we follow the Iron Elves through the perilous, now wintery, desert That is all we ge [...]


  5. Some books you know you should start reading on the weekend so you don t have to put them down This definitely one of those Well worth the wait and a satisfying ending to a brilliant trilogy This book has just made my top 10 for 2011.


  6. The ragtag regiment of Iron Elves, come out of the desert a bit beaten up, and are despatched across the sea for a final reckoning with the crazy Shadow Monarch and her blighted forest This series was overall a bit of a disappointment, and this final volume is no different The main issue is one of pacing this time Too much time is spent tidying up the desert adventures with a couple of side quests, and this left too little time for what should have been the climax of the whole tale, the fight ag [...]


  7. Originally posted to leocristea.wordpress 2012 Ashes of a Black Frost is the final book of the Iron Elves trilogy, and damn what a book it is I ll say already that this is a five star review, without a shadow of a doubt, and it quite possibly the best of the series How often can you say that about the final instalment, eh In this book, Evans had to bring together any loose ends and deal with the growing issue of the Oath and the Shadow Monarch as well as dragging his army hither, thither and yon [...]


  8. Ashes of a Black Frost by Chris Evans is an epic finish to an already groundbreaking trilogy Evans has created a true piece of art with the Iron Elves trilogy, and the fans with be amazed with this last book in the trilogy.After surviving the Suljak s attack with Kaman Rhal s dark magic that took on a life of its own, the Iron Elves are severely diminished and the morale is down to almost nothing They lost too many of their own, whose immortal souls will be bound forever in the Darkly Departed s [...]


  9. Ashes of a Black Frost by Chris Evans is an epic finish to an already groundbreaking trilogy Evans has created a true piece of art with the Iron Elves trilogy, and the fans with be amazed with this last book in the trilogy.After surviving the Suljak s attack with Kaman Rhal s dark magic that took on a life of its own, the Iron Elves are severely diminished and the morale is down to almost nothing They lost too many of their own, whose immortal souls will be bound forever in the Darkly Departed s [...]


  10. Pros lots of action, character development, dry humour, satisfying series conclusionCons Konowa recovers from serious injuries remarkably fast, there is little downtime in the middle third of the book causing reader exhaustion, Konowa and Visyna s romance isn t very convincingA second star has returned but not without cost As a poisoned metallic snow begins to fall in the desert, heralding of the Shadow Monarch s nightmares, the Iron Elves must decide their route With Yimt s company missing, in [...]


  11. Ashes of a Black frost is the third installment within a 3 part trilogy called The Iron Elves and if anyone has read either of my reviews for book one A darkness forged in fire or book two the light of burning shadows then you will already be aware of how much i loved them and what i also think of the final book This epic fantasy trilogy all comes down to one final, breathtaking and spine chilling moment that is so drematic and stunning that it really is an ending to be proud of Book two had als [...]


  12. The main attraction I have to this series is the different technology level it has to normal fantasy fare Black powder is in common use among the soldiers, so they have muskets and cannon.A handful of the characters are fun and interesting, namely the Queen s scribe, Rallie, a cigar smoking old bat, who knows way than she will say, and is quite probably the most powerful person in the series, and Yimt, a dwarven never thought I d see the day I like a dwarf soldier who is constantly getting prom [...]


  13. drey s thoughts Ashes of a Black Frost picks up after the bitterly hard won battle with Major Konowa Swift Dragon emerging from the haze of blood and guts barely cognizant of those around him He s lost so much to get to this point, and it s not even a point he wanted to be at But being a soldier, he has to go on, because the Iron Elves salvation is the most important task to him Plus, someone has to kill these obnoxious hordes of evil.This is still an epic military fantasy read there s lots of b [...]


  14. This is a different sort of fantasy, I do know that fantasy is about war a lot, but this takes it a step further It is military fantasy and the author does it so very well.In the third and final book the world is crumbling An evil elf wants destruction, and our hero, Major Konowa is bent on finding and destroying her Since this is military fantasy there is a lot of fighting First they have to fight they way out of the desert they are in Evil beings and trees are after them yes trees And then the [...]


  15. Ashes of a Black Frost by Chris EvansOne of the things I like about Chris Evans is his wonderful titles This title is evocative of many things and ties so tightly to the story line that it is astoundingly descriptive This is the culmination of a terrific trilogy I just love alliteration I highly recommend that you read both The Light of Burning Shadows and Darkness Formed in Fire before reading this final running battle The Iron Elves are resurrected in several ways in the ultimate confrontation [...]


  16. At this point I ve given up looking for happy endings in a fantasy novel, so the somewhat anti climatic ending was something that I wasn t surprised about And I should have expected it with how Evans ended his first two books with plot twists However not only does Ashes of a Black Frost have the coolest sounding title in a trilogy of cool sounding titles, but it s also the best one.Much of the same complaints about the first two books are still present, such as lack of character depth and intera [...]


  17. In this final installment of The iron Elves trilogy, Major Konowa Swift Dragon makes the fateful decision to confront the Shadow Monarch once and for all and on her ground So he and the remnants of his iron elves march toward her mountain as a storm of metal falls all around them.However, they are not the only ones heading towards this confrontation Both friend and foe alike are converging on the Shadow Monarch s realm and there will be no turning back for anyone.As in the previous two books, au [...]


  18. PLOT SUMMARY Amidst a scene of carnage on a desert battlefield blanketed in metallic snow, Major Konowa Swift Dragon sees his future, and it is one drenched in shadow and blood Never mind that he has won a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire He came here in search of his lost regiment of elves, while the Imperial Prince came looking for the treasures of a mystical library, and both ventures have failed But Konowa knows, as do the Iron Elves both living and dead that another, far important ba [...]


  19. This is the third and final installment of the Iron Elves trilogy.Evans has created some memorable characters faced with external and internal conflicts.Swift Dragon remains the main focus but many we see grow and exceed who they were while others grow but it is less obvious as in the case of the prince.As they race toward the final confrontation with the Monarch many join in the race on both sides of the conflict with an ending that was both surprising and yet fitting all at once.This book draw [...]


  20. it s always a bitter sweet moment when you finish the last book in a particularly good series you ache to know what happens but don t want the ride to be over, and of course there is always the fear that the ending will leave one disappointed well on that last i can promise that this volume does by no means disappoint if the series had to come to an end and i suppose it did i could not have asked for a better ending it was exciting and at times a little heart wrenching i will say that the final [...]


  21. A satisfying conclusion to a fresh and likeable trilogy.At some points i ve thought that maybe this last leg of the journey was a little bit too smooth going, too few real hurdles and hardships to continue the convincing tones of the two prequels It wasn t exactly a walk in the park but it came too close far too often Nonetheless the cast of characters is fascinating and the background Evans has designed for his story is at least solid and just begs to be explored in depth and detail well, this [...]


  22. I was so looking forward to this wonderful conclusion to this series But I was somewhat disappointed by this installment There were so many loose ends that were never explained and given resolution, as well as the great climax of the book felt a little rushed.For a final battle it was sadly put together quickly and confusingly While all the parts of this book were nicely written and well done by Evans I think he should have added a little oomph to the ending of this series that caught me and dr [...]


  23. I ll make this brief this series is great But what s great about it is not the story in itself even though the story IS good , but how well written and real the characters feel Konowa is just perfect, irresistible and all around awesome A reader takes pleasure in following the story of a character they can fall in love with.I love what he did with elves too Never, in a million years would I imagine Elves shooting muskets, but Chris Evans makes it look like it s been that way since forever.It s a [...]


  24. I really enjoyed reading this book I was hesitant to begin because I felt let down by the second novel so I was pleased to find that Evans found his stride again The action moved along at a good pace, there was good character development, closure and explanations for characters and their decisions from book two and interesting plot turns I was surprised by how quickly the book ended but reflecting back I realize that the whole novel was about the end This is one series where I feel the author di [...]


  25. Okay, so the whole darn series is absolutely awesome.But throughout all the books it was a great big build up to the final fight with the Shadow MonarchWhat took three books to build up to, only took a few chapters at the end of the book to finish The last and most important battle happened to be the shortest compared to all the others in each of the books There was a bit of pleasant surprise at the end, but I was left unsatisfied and wanting .All in all thoughChris Evans is a freaking awesome w [...]


  26. Best of the 3 The author takes time to explain why things happen Storytelling has much improved, i could read huge chunks at a time, it flowed really well, my only sadness is, while the end was kinda ok, it still happenened very fast, and i would have love a longer epilogue With the amount of details packed, there could have been one book My opinion only We finally get to know some characters And i look forward to the authors future creations.


  27. The conclusion of the Iron Elves trilogy And a good one, too Almost all the loose threads are tied up, with a couple of exceptions, of course we still don t know who or what Rallie is but nothing major is left unexplained, at least in my opinion The book had its sad parts, but it was also very funny My favorite characters were Yimt and Pimmer, smart, courageous and hilarious people Good story, interesting concept, amazing visuals I ll definitely check out Chris Evans next book.


  28. A fantastic conclusion to the series Evans crams this book so full of action, you ll really wonder if he can pull of the ending to the trilogy You will not be let down Chris s prose grows distinct in style with each book and the characters are well thought out and developed You ll be happy to rejoin them on their final adventure that is as full as ever of narrow escapes, dire combat and wry humor.


  29. Ah, much better The second book in the series may have been a series of chess moves to get people into place, but Ashes of a Black Frost nicely brings everything to a close It s a bit rushed in the end and there are a few too many handy coincidences that I don t recall being properly set up see Ymit but goddamn it was nice.Plus, how can you not love the invention of a weaponized toboggan Seriously.Definitely a satisfying conclusion to the series.


  30. The tone of this book is weird It reads kind of cartoonish but characters do die Unfortunately, I don t really feel anything when they do I really liked the first book but this book and the previous one were disappointing to me The ending felt weak also Despite that, it s a decent book but I just wasn t feeling all the tree hugging stuff.


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