Gods and Steel
The Cor Chronicles, Volume IV
A new Chronicler comes to the world, and he finds that all is not as it should be. He discovers the truth of Rumedia and how things have come to be as they are, and he is determined to spread that truth to all who would listen.
On some level, it amazes Cor that he has survived so long and managed to protect his friends and family. He even seems to have secured a future for the Dahken in Aquis due to his strong alliance with its new King Rederick. Together, they have somehow managed to free Byrverus and the whole of Aquis.
However, Emperor Nadav is defeated, not destroyed, and the Loszian necromancer is as vicious and hateful as ever. He is willing to do all that is necessary to annihilate the traitors amongst his own lords and every living person in the Shining West.
A new threat emerges from the small merchant kingdom of Akor to the West, driven by the sudden weakness of Aquis and the ambition of one man.
Lord Dahken Cor must somehow defeat both threats while grappling with the complete truth about himself, the gods and Rumedia.
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2015
Wow what an ending, I can't say it is the best or worst. The 2nd and 3rd book hinted at the history of this world that this book tore wide open.
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2021
I could not put this down, much like the rest before it. I cannot stress enough how much I have enjoyed this series.
Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2013
This was a great book with a wonderful twist. I love this series and this book just added so much more to the overall story than what I could have hoped for. Martin V. Parce ll took a huge risk with this book and in my mind it paid off.