Stormsong Stormsong
Book 2 - The Kingston Cycle

Stormsong

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Publisher Description

“Fantastical, thoughtful, and un-put-downable, I flew through Stormsong and want the third in the series NOW.” —Elizabeth Hoyt

A Reader's Digest Top 25 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

After spinning an enthralling world in Witchmark, the winner of the World Fantasy Award for best novel that was praised as a
can't-miss debut by Booklist, and as thoroughly charming and deftly paced by the New York Times, C. L. Polk continues the Kingston Cycle in Stormsong. Magical cabals, otherworldly avengers, and impossible love affairs conspire to create a book that refuses to be put down.

Dame Grace Hensley helped her brother Miles undo the atrocity that stained her nation, but now she has to deal with the consequences. With the power out in the dead of winter and an uncontrollable sequence of winter storms on the horizon, Aeland faces disaster. Grace has the vision to guide her parents to safety, but a hostile queen and a ring of rogue mages stand in the way of her plans. There's revolution in the air, and any spark could light the powder. What's worse, upstart photojournalist Avia Jessup draws ever closer to secrets that could topple the nation, and closer to Grace's heart.

Can Aeland be saved without bloodshed? Or will Kingston die in flames, and Grace along with it?

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2020
February 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
344
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tor Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Prairie_Dog ,

A Roller Coaster Ride!

“Stormsong” is the second novel in the Kingston Cycle Series by C. L. Polk, and it is a roller coaster ride! It’s a very different fantasy that is set in an alternate world in the nation of Aeland, which is sort of like a early 20th century England. It is the sequel to their debut novel “Witchmark.”

The protagonist of this novel is Grace, the sister of Miles, who was the focus of the first novel. Miles becomes a secondary character in this work. Grace is trying to deal with the aftermath of the destruction of the aether network that powered Aeland’s technology, while trying to ward off horrible winter storms by weather magic. It’s a time of rapid and unprecedented change in Aeland, when the horrors that were exposed in the first novel have to be reckoned with. Grace is appointed Chancellor in her father’s place, and must try to guide events to a better place. Meanwhile, those who held power before try to regain it.

The world building in these novels is amazing. It’s been referred to as gas lamp fantasy and silver fork fantasy. It has aspects of mystery, romance, social commentary, and high fantasy. The world it describes is rife with class inequality and colonialism. The story it tells is alternately heartwarming and horrifying.

I guess it should be noted that the Kingston Cycle has been nominated for the 2022 Hugo Award for Best Series. The third book is “Soulstar” which is available now, and I’m looking forward to reading it!

jhebfk ,

Amazing!!

This book dealt with the consequences, both personal and political, of what happened in Witchmark with much-appreciated nuance. Loved the characters, loved the plot, can’t wait for the third!

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