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Ken Scholes's debut novel, Lamentation , was an event in fantasy. Heralded as a "mesmerizing debut novel" by Publishers Weekly , and a "vividly imagined SF-fantasy hybrid set in a distant, postapocalyptic future" by Booklist , the series gained many fans. It was followed by Canticle and Antiphon . Now comes the fourth book in The Psalms of Isaak, Requiem .

Who is the Crimson Empress, and what does her conquest of the Named Lands really mean? Who holds the keys to the Moon Wizard's Tower?

The plots within plots are expanding as the characters seek their way out of the maze of intrigue. The world is expanding as they discover lands beyond their previous carefully controlled knowledge. Hidden truths reveal even deeper truths, and nothing is as it seemed to be.

The Psalms of Isaak
#1 Lamentation
#2 Canticle
#3 Antiphon
#4 Requiem
#5 Hymn

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2013
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780765321305
Branch Call Number: FIC Schol
Characteristics: 398 p. --


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May 15, 2016

I loved book 1 of this series. This was better than book 2, and book 4 looks like it will never come if you want a story to be finished, you might pass this series by.

A shame. It was really well-written.

lasertravis Jul 30, 2013

Perhaps it was the wait to read this that made this book pale in comparison to the first three in the series. Perhaps I had lost some of the attachment to the story and the characters. Regardless of why, the fact is that I enjoyed this book less than the preceeding 3 in the series. The characters are still strong and varied. The world is still unique and well realized from scratch. Scholes is a very compitent world builder and plot weaver, but he has a hard time with getting the reader emotionally involved. His writing is very much the opposite of Daniel Abraham, who I have been reading lately. I still think this is a very good, and at times great, sci-fi/fantasy series and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the genre who is looking for something new and outside the norm.

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