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!E-PUB ♴ The Flames of Shadam Khoreh ♰ The Flames of Shadam Khoreh begins nearly two years after the events of The Straits of Galahesh Atiana and Nikandr continue their long search for Nasim, which has taken them to the desert wastes of the Gaji, where the fabled valley of Shadam Khoreh lies But all is not well War has moved from the islands to the mainland, and the Grand Duchy knows its time may be limited if Yrstanla rallies its forces And the wasting disease and the rifts grow ever wider, threatening places that once thought themselves safe The Dukes believe that their only hope may be to treat with the Haelish warriors to the west of Yrstanla, but Nikandr knows that the key is to find Nasim and a lost artifact known as the Atalayina Will Nikandr succeed and close the rifts once and for all The answer lies deep within the Flames of Shadam Khoreh Here s my spoiler free video review of the Lays of Anuskaya trilogy My Review Here s my spoiler free video review of the Lays of Anuskaya trilogy My Review This is the final book in the series and I definitely liked how everything was wrapped up I like the complexity of this world, I also dislike the complexity The reasoning for this double standard Becuase it makes this a tough series to get into and one which I doubt many will enjoy However, if you do manage to wrap your head around it I think that this is a series which you might enjoy and I certainly liked this one probably the most In this story we follow our three main characters from This is the final book in the series and I definitely liked how everything was wrapped up I like the complexity of this world, I also dislike the complexity The reasoning for this double standard Becuase it makes this a tough series to get into and one which I doubt many will enjoy However, if you do manage to wrap your head around it I think that this is a series which you might enjoy and I certainly liked this one probably the most In this story we follow our three main characters from the previous book, Nasim, Atiana and Nikandr We know that they have long been on a quest to try and save the world from an evil woman who seems intent on trying to destroy it Together they have already achieved some of their aim, but in this book they need to finish it all and fight for the final time.The start of this book is all about Nasim being under the influence of another player This person he travels with has the ability to control him via mind, and so he s not necessarily achieving what he wants to, and he s in a tricky situation of foggy thought for a lot of the start.Nikandr and Atiana manage to be together for a fair amount of this book, but as we go on we see the pressure begin to test and fracture them at various points I like them both, but Atiana has long been my favourite of the two On the whole I felt like this was a good ending, but it wasn t anything mind blowing I did get surprised by how Beaulieu chose to end it, but it wasn t something I ve never seen before, just done in his own way 3.5 series overall, very likeable, but complex too Originally published at Risingshadow.Before I write anything else, I ll mention that I ll try to write as spoiler free a review as possible so that I don t reveal too much about what s going on and what s going to happen to characters, because knowing too much about this book will spoil the fun of reading it This review is in equal parts a review about the previous books as it is a review about The Flames of Shadam Khoreh.I ll also mention that this review is based on a PDF ARC.The Flames of Sh Originally published at Risingshadow.Before I write anything else, I ll mention that I ll try to write as spoiler free a review as possible so that I don t reveal too much about what s going on and what s going to happen to characters, because knowing too much about this book will spoil the fun of reading it This review is in equal parts a review about the previous books as it is a review about The Flames of Shadam Khoreh.I ll also mention that this review is based on a PDF ARC.The Flames of Shadam Khoreh stunningly continues the story which began in The Winds of Khalakovo and The Straits of Galahesh and takes the story further In The Flames of Shadam Khoreh the author leads his readers back to his magical fantasy world, which is charmingly influenced by Russian Turkish Eastern European cultures This book is the culmination of the trilogy and what a culmination it is I have to confess that I was very impressed by this book, because in my opinion the author has done his best to write a memorable and entertaining ending If I had to choose only one word to describe this book, the word would be OUTSTANDING in capital letters , because this book is truly outstanding and amazing in all possible ways I can t help but praise this book, because I loved every page of it.The complex story arc of The Lays of Anuskaya works amazingly well, because the author manages to keep all the plot threads in his hands and pushes the story powerfully forward by keeping the characters interesting and revealing new things about the world The Winds of Khalakovo was the beginning and it introduced the characters and places The Straits of Galahesh developed things further by addinglayers to the story arc Now The Flames of Shadam Khoreh delivers a wonderful and unforgettable fantasy feast for fans of epic fantasy, because the new revelations and happenings are brilliant.Bradley P Beaulieu has every reason to be proud of this book, because he handles all the elements and the story arc perfectly and keeps on revealing interesting things In this book the author brings things nicely together It was great to read about the characters, the rifts, the wasting disease and other things.In my opinion The Lays of Anuskaya trilogy is one of the best new fantasy trilogies, because there are only a few new trilogies e.g Martha Wells Books of the Raksura, Courtney Schafer s The Shattered Sigil, C.S Friedman s Magister Trilogy, David Anthony Durham s The Acacia Trilogy, Blake Charlton s The Spellwright Trilogy that have as much depth, originality and style This trilogy is a perfect example of what a talented author can achieve when he puts his mind and heart into writing an original story.The time gaps between The Winds of Khalakovo, The Straits of Galahesh and The Flames of Shadam Khoreh allow the author to develop the charactersand keep things interesting for the reader Each character seems to mature effortlessly and naturally during the time gaps.The characters continue to develop and mature in this book, which is good, because it s nice to read about them I ve enjoyed reading about the characters and their lives, so it was great to see what happens to them The dialogues between the characters were perfect.Nikandr, Atiana and Nasim have been my favourite characters since the beginning of the series, so I was thrilled to readabout them The other characters are also handled superbly I love how Bradley P Beaulieu writes about the different male and female characters, because they re portrayed brilliantly Their characterization is surprisingly complex and layered In my opinion the author has a talent for creating believable and realistic characters who develop in their own ways and make their own choices.One of the best things about The Lays of Anuskaya is that the magic system is original It s fascinating to read about the elemental spirits and how the characters harness their powers The author has created clear rules for how the magic works and explains things bit by bit, so the reader gradually absorbs knowledge and becomes increasingly intrigued by the magic system.The worldbuilding is beautiful and detailed in this book the worldbuilding is just as good as it was in the previous books Somehow the author has managed to create a realistic fantasy world, which becomes eveninteresting with each new book The strong Russian Eastern European feel of the world feels refreshingly different and enticing, because there are only a couple of fantasy books out there with similar settings and none of them are as complex as this book.What amazes me most is the author s ability to combine politics, worldbuilding, magic and characterization fluently He builds his fantasy world by revealing bits and pieces and puts the reader right in the middle of the happenings, which is thrilling, because the reader has to read the whole story in order to find out what s happening and how things will end I ve read quite a lot of fantasy books and I can say that this book is clearly different from all the other epic fantasy books that are being sold at this moment Steven Erikson, Courtney Schafer, C.S Friedman and L.E Modesitt Jr are the first authors that come to my mind when I think about the contents of this book By the way, it s good that there are synopses of the first two books, because readers may find them useful There s also an extensive glossary at the end of the book, which is useful if readers happen to forget what certain words mean the readers have to remember quite a lot of words and terms, so it s nice that there s a glossary.Before I write the final words, I ll mention that it has been nice to follow how Bradley P Beaulieu has developed his writing style with each new book and found his own voice I m eagerly awaiting his next book, because he s a good fantasy author.The Flames of Shadam Khoreh is an exceptionally well written, suspenseful and ambitious fantasy book it s Bradley P Beaulieu s best book so far In terms of characterization, worldbuilding and characterization, it is uniquely fascinating and complex fantasy fiction This book fulfilled all my expectations and delivered an excellent ending If you want to read refreshingly different and original epic fantasy, you must read Bradley P Beaulieu s books When you begin to read his books, you won t stop until you ve read all of them.Highly recommended to fans of quality fantasy The flames of Shadam Khoreh is a stunning climax to an amazing trilogy I couldn t stop reading the book to find out what happened to the characters, and the twists and turns kept me guessing until the very end, but the author very nicely wrapped up the trilogy without any loose ends Excellent book and trilogy to read. The Art of the Subtle EpicI get bored with a story that becomes predictable, as I am sure most readers do Also, like most readers, I enjoy twists and turns, a little of the unexpected When I started reading The Flames of Shadam Khoreh I was not to sure what to expect Mr Beaulieu has a talent for not giving away his story, he avoids predictability in the most subtlest of fashions So, I spent my time reading the last book of his trilogy, The Lays of Anuskaya, never sure what was going to happ The Art of the Subtle EpicI get bored with a story that becomes predictable, as I am sure most readers do Also, like most readers, I enjoy twists and turns, a little of the unexpected When I started reading The Flames of Shadam Khoreh I was not to sure what to expect Mr Beaulieu has a talent for not giving away his story, he avoids predictability in the most subtlest of fashions So, I spent my time reading the last book of his trilogy, The Lays of Anuskaya, never sure what was going to happen, but sure of the fact that I was going to enjoy it The novel picks up right where the second book, The Straits of Galahesh, left off Nikandr, Atiana, and Nasim are all racing to save the world from widening rifts between the world of the physical and the world of spirits, but once again along their separate paths Most fantasy enjoys the classic fellowship paradigm, a group of multi talented individuals coming together for common cause and all that Beaulieu throws this right out the window While his heros work together for a common cause they do so alone They will be able to stand on their own or not at all They become successful in their isolationout of their intellectual abilities then their physical abilities, another aspect I enjoyed over the whole of the trilogy The individual struggles of each character are truly engrossing Nikandr struggles in his relations with his own people, for many still view him as a traitor and bent on completing an unimportant and crazy task He is concerned over his difficulties in communing with the air spirits, or havahezhan, he had a previous connection to, and of course stopping the end of the world Atiana s struggles revolve around her talents in taking the dark, which she finds she can do multiple and disturbing ways She also has her direct battle of wills with the villainess Sariya which is characterized by mind tricks and the gathering of Matri, the women of the Islands who can take the dark Nasim, the person the story spins around most, has to cope with the reality of the world, meaning the truth of the original sundering which created the rifts This truth about the rifts help him realize Sariya s true intentions a head of the others He also understands the sacrifice that must be made to stop her There is also a great list of supporting cast that brings the story to life Styophan, for example, and his time spent among the Hael, a people who have been at war with the Empire of Yrstania for centuries He goes to them at the orders of Nikandr s brother to make them allies of Anuskaya in their war against the Empire only to find the Empire is already there wooing them His story becomes a unpredictable blood soaked trek through the back door of the Empire itself To the reader, and to Styophan myself, it seems that his journey is a side quest that runs along the main one under taken by Nikandr and company However, Styophan is something a linchpin to the overall success of the heros Just one of many twists This last installment I could sum up as a subtle epic tale What I mean by this is that, while there is tension, and conflict, it is not dealt with by sheer force, by the heros or the author The means by which the heros meet their challenges is by guile and intelligence, compassion and forethought Mr Beaulieu keeps the vulnerability of his characters established in the previous novels intact, as if to remind the readers that regardless of what happens to a person to make themcapable and formidable, they are still human and subject to all human faults Indeed, the biggest twist to the whole story is set in their inability to discern the truth in a timely manner Mr Beaulieu, as an author, applies the same attributes to his story crafting Never is the reader spoken down to, or bludgeoned with details The tale winds around the land and it s people in a believable but unfamiliar way I have used the word subtle throughout this review and for good reason Plot events and character development takes place almost quietly, and many times unexpected Whether it is Nikandr, Atiana, Nasim, or Styophan, I was always surprised by how they handled a situation I was always caught off guard by Mr Beaulieu As I stated in my review of The Straits of Galahesh, no character is granted protection from danger So, I would be reading, getting wrapped up into the tale, fully expecting one thing to happen and then, quite out of nowhere, catastrophe Subtle, like a assassin, before you know they are there I wanted to write a much longer review, but I feel that I could damage the experience of others if I did I can say that I have come to respect Mr Beaulieu s work He was able to leave me guessing as to the truth of the tale His characters, while quiet and thoughtful, were real and multifaceted Just before you think you have them figured out they surprise you The story itself was the same, a surprise at every turn What I thought was to be a important development in the story wasn t, it was nothing but a distraction so that I wouldn t notice the twist coming up in the next chapter All in all I loved this rich world and wished only that there wasI hope Mr Beaulieu will revisit the Islands of Anuskaya in a future work, for there is muchto learn of his world and Mr Beaulieu s skills as a fantasy author Well, this book made up for book 2 Excellent mind blowing finish Great series Excellent conclusion to a very interesting trilogy I found this book to be much easier to get into than the second one, The Straits of Galahesh For what ever reason, the first and third books spoke to meThere is so much going on in this volume that it s difficult to explain to anyone who hasn t read the first two books Any recommendation I can give would be to pick up the first books and try it out It s worth it. This review is based upon an epub ARC The Flames of Shadam Khoreh is the concluding book in the trilogy, the Lays of Anuskaya.For my reviews of the first two excellent books, see here for The Winds of Khalakovo, and here for The Straits of Galahesh I came to these novels through an unusual path About a 1.5 years ago, I was taking part in an annual charity, called Worldbuilders, run by author Patrick Rothfuss As part of the charity event, they auctioned off a tuckerization for the thir This review is based upon an epub ARC The Flames of Shadam Khoreh is the concluding book in the trilogy, the Lays of Anuskaya.For my reviews of the first two excellent books, see here for The Winds of Khalakovo, and here for The Straits of Galahesh I came to these novels through an unusual path About a 1.5 years ago, I was taking part in an annual charity, called Worldbuilders, run by author Patrick Rothfuss As part of the charity event, they auctioned off a tuckerization for the third novel of Beaulieu s Lays of Anuskaya Trilogy Essentially, the winner of the auction would get a character in The Flames of Shadam Khoreh based upon them See here for Beaulieu s blog post on the topic I won the auction, and the resulting character in FLAMES is called Rodion Ledokov Beaulieu did a truly wonderful job on the character You may wish to keep an eye out for him As for the novel itself, I loved it It is clearly the best of the three, and this time I could find no quibbles to make with the book I thought it was a great conclusion to the series, and did a great job of tying up the various story lines but notthan should be tied up if you follow me Life isn t neat and tidy and no story should tie up all loose ends IMHO.Going into the story, I thought I had a good idea what it was about and how things would go I should have known better from book two Beaulieu took the book in wonderful different directions that were far better than I had expected and added a lotdepth to the story I greatly enjoyed the twists and turns, and surprises as well as the new characters The story is full of wonderfully developed characters, lots of interesting places, and lots of action and magic The story pulled me in and kept me reading I also really enjoyed the character s dialogue In some fantasy novels, I find the dialogue to be dry and predictable But Beaulieu s, I found it to be original, realistic, and fresh.In closing, I loved the book and recommend it and the entire trilogy without reservations.I look forward to Beaulieu s next fantasy trilogy, which I hear will be called The Song of the Shattered Sands, put out by DAW I got a chance to hear an excerpt from the first book, Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, at the 2012 World Fantasy Convention in Toronto and really liked what I heard.Bradley if you need an advance reader for Twelve Kings inSharakhai, I am ahem available