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Vengeance (The Tainted Realm) epub

by Ian Irvine


Vengeance (The Tainted Realm) epub

ISBN: 0733624278

ISBN13: 978-0733624278

Author: Ian Irvine

Category: Science Fiction

Subcategory: Fantasy

Publisher: Hachette Australia (October 1, 2010)

Pages: 544 pages

ePUB book: 1195 kb

FB2 book: 1184 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 133

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Ian Irvine, a marine scientist who has developed some of Australia's national guidelines for protection of the marine environment, has also written 27 novels. Vengeance, book one in The Tainted Realm series is no different. His world, and his characters complex and unique.

Ian Irvine, a marine scientist who has developed some of Australia's national guidelines for protection of the marine environment, has also written 27 novels. These include the internationally bestselling Three Worlds fantasy sequence (The View from the Mirror, The Well of Echoes and Song of the Tears), which has sold over a million copies, a trilogy of thrillers set in a world undergoing catastrophic climate change, Human Rites, and 12 books for younger readers, the latest being the humorous fantasy quartet, Grim and Grimmer.

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Vengeance, the first book in the Tainted Realm trilogy, was my first chance to experience Ian Irvine's writing. I have seen the author's works on the shelf before, but never had the urge or time to pursue any of the other fantasy series

Vengeance, the first book in the Tainted Realm trilogy, was my first chance to experience Ian Irvine's writing. I have seen the author's works on the shelf before, but never had the urge or time to pursue any of the other fantasy series. Vengeance had all the elements I was looking for at the time in a book - fantasy, mystery, adventure, and a newly created world to jump right into.

The final battle - the ultimate price. JUSTICE is the shattering finale to Ian Irvine's fantasy epic Tainted Realm trilogy. The once beautiful land of Hightspall is being carved up by warring armies led by figures from out of legend. One army is headed by the charismatic brute, Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Axil's ancient nemesis.

Book 1: The Tainted Realm. That Grand Master of the vast epic is with us again! The first gripping volume of what promises to be a vintage Irvine treat. More please! – Crisetta MacLeod, Aurealis Express. Ten years ago, TALI, a little girl, saw two masked figures kill her mother, and she swore revenge.

Vengeance is the first book in the The Tainted Realm trilogy. Ian Irvine is a marine scientist and fantasy writer who has written twenty-six novels to date. His three fantasy series, The View from the Mirrow, The Well of Echoes and Song of Tears, are international bestsellers. Vengeance is the first book in the The Tainted Realm trilogy.

Ian Irvine (born 1950) is an Australian fantasy and eco-thriller author and marine scientist. To date Irvine has written 27 novels, including fantasy, eco-thrillers and books for children. He has had books published in at least 12 countries and continues to write full-time. Irvine was born in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, in 1950. He was educated at Chevalier College and the University of Sydney where he received a PhD in marine science, studying the management of contaminated sediments.

Before they can solve the crime, and save the realm, they must learn to trust each other.

Admired fantasy author Ian Irvine delivers a new, fast-paced series, The Tainted Realm  . Before they can solve the crime, and save the realm, they must learn to trust each other. Tali is hunted by a faceless enemy that can only be beaten by magic. The one person who can teach her how to use her unique and unruly magic is the killer himself.

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Vengeance is a complicated story. It is well written and bye and large the characters are ok defined. The venue for the story is imaginative although sometimes difficult to understand.
I was at a loss for the first third of the story as there was little background and and many of the 'magical' characters sprang from nowhere. Tali, the female protagonist, is the subject of various forms of beating, torture and punishment and it was not clear why. Despite the horrific treatment, she carries on and somehow recovers. Rix, a male protagonist, was mostly just stupid.
The story gradually coheres and the relationships clarify, but the land never came together for me, remaining too complicated and fuzzy. I found it difficult to identify with the characters, especially with unbelievable violence, unlikely fights and even a hand chopped off towards the end. The magical nature of some characters was never explained.
Not my kind of story but others may well enjoy it.
The book starts with a lot of gruesome darkness, but the characters are actually warm and likeable. I really enjoyed reading this, and was drawn in by the story after about 20 pages. The main character is alike to some of Irvine's other women, but I usually like his women so that works for me. I really liked the relationships going on in the book, and I'm excited to see what happens in the next.

Keep at it Ian, you're one of my favorites.
This is not just fantasy, it has Sci for also. It took me a few chapters to understand the world, because of the Sci first elements. It turned out to be a good read and I plan on reading book 2 and 3.
Seriously, I have absolutely loved reading Ian Irvine's, some reading again and some catching up. He manages to keep me reading..
I love a good epic fantasy read and these are some of mine...
Again, this author is a bit dark at times, but his work never fails to entertain. I like this series a lot!
Americans have really been missing out on this author for quite awhile due to his earlier and also excellent books missing from bookstores here in the states.

Ian is a master storyteller, with a great brain and a degree in one of the sciences to back him up. The result is vivid and unique landscapes with long and interesting epics placed carefully in the center of these imagined spaces.

This new series is a great read, and I am thrilled to have more to read from this author!
Growing up, Ian Irvine`s The Three Worlds Cycle introduced me to the world of fantasy, and to reading epic fantasy. His characters and worlds have a complexity and sense of realism like nothing I had read before; drawing me in, and engulfing my imagination. His novels have always been amongst my favourites.

Vengeance, book one in The Tainted Realm series is no different. His world, and his characters complex and unique. However, I am at odds with this book.

On one hand, I found it to be quite an enjoyable read, and as I had wanted to revisit Irvine's writing for some time now (though, via rereading The Three Worlds Cycle) it satisfied that want. His world is vivid, unique and complicated, the story wasn't boggled down by too many details, and was combined with both futuristic and medieval elements. On this alone, I would recommend reading Vengeance.

However, there were a few issues I had with it as well. For much of the first third the book, I found it rather hard to follow; frequently finding myself lost and confused due to a variety names and creatures with little to no known background story. Though, this cleared up as the novel progressed.

As well, while his characters were likeable enough -- though Rix got annoying at times -- and their interactions with each other were quite enjoyable, I wasn't able to completely get emotionally vested with any of them.

Vengeance was a bit of a mixed bag, while it certainly wasn't as good as it could have been, it was undoubtedly an enjoyable read; I found myself staying up until the early hours of the morning for a couple of nights to finish it, and promptly purchased the second, Rebellion upon completion.

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