Stalking Darkness

Stalking Darkness With the Leran threat laid to rest Alec and Seregil are now able to turn their attention to the ancient evil which threatens their land The Plenimarans at war with Skalans have decided to defeat th

  • Title: Stalking Darkness
  • Author: Lynn Flewelling
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • With the Leran threat laid to rest, Alec and Seregil are now able to turn their attention to the ancient evil which threatens their land The Plenimarans, at war with Skalans, have decided to defeat their ancient enemy by raising up the Dead God, Seriamaius The early attempts at this reincarnation masterminded by the sinister Duke Mardus and his sorcerous minion Vargul AWith the Leran threat laid to rest, Alec and Seregil are now able to turn their attention to the ancient evil which threatens their land The Plenimarans, at war with Skalans, have decided to defeat their ancient enemy by raising up the Dead God, Seriamaius The early attempts at this reincarnation masterminded by the sinister Duke Mardus and his sorcerous minion Vargul Ashnazai once left Seregil in a sorcerous coma Now, an ancient prophecy points to his continuing role in the quest to stop Mardus in his dread purpose.Seregil s friend and Mentor, the wizard Nysander, has long been the guardian of a deadly secret In a secret, silver lined room hidden well beneath the Oreska, he has served for most of his 300 years as the keeper of a nondescript clay cup But this cup, combined with a crystal crown and some wooden disks, forms the Helm of Seriamaius, and any mortal donning the reconstructed Helm will become the incarnation of the god on earth.Nysander holds the cup and Mardus the wooden disks one of which was responsible for Seregil s coma but the crown must still be located Threatened under pain of death by Nysander to keep his quest a secret even from his loyal companion, Alec, Seregil is dispatched to find the last missing piece of the Helm so that he and Nysander can destroy it But this is only the beginning of one of his deadliest journeys ever, for the prophecy also holds that four will come together in a time of darkness, and gradually all that Seregil values is placed at risk as he, Alec, Nysander and Micum are drawn into a deadly web of terror and intrigue.

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    • April says:

      Deserves lots of GIFS! Better than the first, in my opinion. Maybe it's just because the story is more engaging for me this time roundd I've grown more attached to the characters, which, I know, is Though the writing isn't necessarily what I would usually read (I find it kind of heavy sometimes), it's well suited for this type of book. It's just colossal amounts of fun. The world Flewelling has spun is wondrous and enchanting; a pleasure to dive into. This series is seriously underrated. But spe [...]

    • ᴥ Irena ᴥ says:

      This is definitely the most underrated series I've come across so far. The first book is great. This one? I can't even begin explaining why I loved it so much. I spent the last sixty or so pages (maybe more) crying. From the start till the very end of this book I've gone through so many feelings: from annoyance through astonishment and speechlessness, deep hatred, despair and gloating to bitter-sweet happiness. Add any other you can think of in between and you can find it in this story. What sta [...]

    • Troy G says:

      I'm of two minds about this book. It is good fantasy adventure. There is a good pace to the adventure, and while some of the world may have been a bit foggier than other books in this genre, I did enjoy the quests, magic, and intrigueEVER, I was really, really bothered by the romantic relationship between the two main characters. It isn't about the homosexual part of it (though that did suprise me when I was 16). The problem I had with this was the age and social maturity difference between the [...]

    • Kaitlin says:

      *Trigger: There is some female-on-male rape in this book although it's not in explicit detail* This book is the second in the series and picks up not too long after the ending of the first. We see that our characters have grown more since the end of book one and settled into routines and life in Rhimanee, but there's still many mysteries to uncover, both about each other and to do with what they found out in book #1. In this instalment I really did connect more to the character of Seregil and I [...]

    • Jennn says:

      I like the characters, I do. They change and develope. I also like how Flewelling will revisit things, too, like the death of Alec's father. Things aren't just swept under the rug and I appreciate that.I also appreciate how Seregil and Alec's relationship isn't the focus of the story that unfortunately happens too much in romance, especially homoerotica. The book is more dedicated to the story and in doing so, makes their relationship realistic and believable.The biggest complaint I have is maki [...]

    • Kirstine says:

      The heartbreaking and thrilling conclusion to the story started in Luck in the Shadows, and whoo boy, does it not disappoint!It has a little bit of everything: Necromancy, strange rituals to try and bring back evil gods, heartbreak, true love, heroic sacrifices and some good, good kisses. Really, it's everything I wanted and so much more. It gives us the answer to the prophecy that has haunted the story since the first book, and the answer is not excellent. In fact it broke my heart. Very, very [...]

    • Fatima says:

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    • Shortlatte says:

      This review covers the first three books in the Nightrunner series. For those who haven’t yet read these books, be warned that there are spoilers ahead.Every year I seem to stumble upon a series that seemed innocuous enough on the shelf, and I take that series home, unwittingly committing myself to a week in which all my waking thoughts will be consumed by this new world and its characters. Last year, I was lucky enough to happen upon this phenomenon twice, first with Karen Marie Moning’s Fe [...]

    • Kathryn says:

      I can sum this up in essentially the same way I did with Luck: They have lots of adventures and kick lots of butt. And they also fall in love with each other, but Seregil has a crisis of conscience because Alec is still pretty young, and Alec is just plain confused by what he feels for Seregil, so neither of them say anything. Saying anymore than that would spoil it if you haven't read it, really. There's no real social commentary going on with the two main characters falling for each other, unl [...]

    • Ayanna says:

      I'm guilty of breaking off in the middle of reading and coming back to this one a lot later.It made reading awkward. I was no longer into the whole intrigue thing and just waiting for Alec and Seregil to become lovers.Still, I kind of got back into the whole web of intrigue that was happening. It's exceedingly well-crafted. I like that it's not so explicit I can't walk around with this and not be afraid some kid might accidentally read over my shoulder or pick this up.Welp. Onto bk 3

    • Nancy says:

      This is the second installment in the Nightrunner series, and I enjoyed it even more than the first. Lord Seregil of Rhiminee and his apprentice, Alec of Kerry continue their undercover work, meet a new circle of friends, and get embroiled in a new set of adventures and intrigue. The characterization is excellent and the story continues to be riveting. A series well worth reading!

    • Sath says:

      I enjoyed this second part, much better than the first book in the nightrunner series.I believe I was let down by the first book because I wasn't at all drawn in by Seregil's character, he appeared too perfect to me; he had fame, money, knowledge, skills, charisma, good looks, loyal friends etc. It seemed nothing could go wrong for this character, he was too well set up. And poor Alec was continually left behind by Seregil, I always feel resentful when a main character in a book is blinded to th [...]

    • Igor Ljubuncic says:

      I just realized I forgot to add a whole bunch of Lynn's books to my shelf. WTF!This is my favorite Alec & Seregil book; also the first one I read; also the one I read the most. Probably a good solid dozen times, if not more. It has all the right ingredients. A noble rogue, an innocent coming-of-age youth with a hidden streak of a rake, all sorts of sex, an ancient evil with some rather disgusting elements, magic, both good and dark and twisted, proper chase and adventure, warfare that is rea [...]

    • Soukyan Blackwood says:

      It’s a long book, as I said. The start of it is so different from the middle, and the end, that I can’t describe it in earnest without spoiling the living hell out of it. What I can say is that while slow paced it was intense, and had the edge-of-the-chair moments by the handful. Descriptions are down a notch, so it’s easier to read. But be aware, it is a mistake to think this is a light goodnight read. It’s too hard to put it aside for it to be a good bed companion. I’ll give it a ful [...]

    • Lia says:

      Okay, okay, okay. Der zweite Band war definitiv anders vom Gefühl her und irgendwie weniger flauschig, dafür aber super spannend. Mehr als das letzte Drittel war so aufregend, dass ich kaum aufhören konnte zu lesen. Ich bin immer noch sehr begeistert von allen Charakteren und deren Beziehungen zueinander. Es fühlt sich einfach echt an, wie sie reagieren. Auch gefiel mir, dass es Kapitel über Beka und ihre Truppe gab. Beka ist großartig und so stark.Was mich ein wenig erschreckt hat: Ich ko [...]

    • Jesse says:

      I thought that the story of Alec and Seregil couldn't possibly get any better than in the first installment (Luck in the Shadows) but manStalking Darkness was all that, and ten times stronger.I read the last two hundred pages all at once, unable to put it down, not wanting to do anything else until I finished the book, and at the same time never wanting it to end. I already have the third book right here next to me, and I'll waste no time in diving into it.(view spoiler)[A little darker than the [...]

    • Ingenue says:

      Ok srsly guys, who took my homoerotic devil-may-care caperfic and replaced it with melodramatic fantasy yaoi? D: D: And I have nothing AGAINST fantasy yaoi melodrama, I am all FOR melodramatic fantasy yaoi; but I need mental preparation for the shift from "We are snarky lovable rogues who steal things and touch each other in good dirty ways!" to "We are in secret ethereally beautiful, angstily immortal elves with magically prophesied destinies who weep as we kiss in the moonlight, stroking each [...]

    • Mimei says:

      I AM SO INVESTED.

    • Katerina says:

      Quasi un anno.Quasi un anno da quando ho recensito il primo volume della serie Nightrunners, trovandolo ben scritto e ripromettendomi di continuare la serie al più presto.Al più presto - ovviamente - si è tradotto in "dopo", finchè in preda alla crisi mistica del "cosa leggo? Ho solo ottanta libri in TBR" mi sono decisa ad iniziare la seconda avventura di Seregil ed Alec.Come ho fatto ad aspettare quasi un anno? Come?Nel caso aveste dei dubbi, Alec di Kerry mi è piaciuto un bel po'.Il primo [...]

    • Randall Krekelberg says:

      Torn between 4.5 and 5 starsNeed to let it sit for a bit I think lol. Either way this was an amazing installment that completely surpassed all of my high expectations (although maybe a little slow to start). I just really love that we finally have a story where the main characters are gay but are not gimmicky, stereotypical, or defined by their sexuality (which is often the case). This is a relationship that is completely interchangable with any other type out there which is exactly how it shoul [...]

    • ˗ˏˋ eg ˎˊ˗ says:

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: [SCREAMS INTO HANDS]I LOVED THIS x2!!!!!! All of the problems that I had with the first book were fixed!! I'm so happy!! the plot was tighter, the characters/ world were more established, which meant that I spent less time wondering who people were or where in the world they were, and the pacing was so much faster. Also!! the pining in this book left me for dead I am dead right now! bless!!!

    • Kayla says:

      this book slaughtered me and then revived me and then almost murdered me again, thanks lynn flewelling

    • Philip says:

      This book continues with all the best parts of Luck in the Shadows. Alec, Seregil, Micum, Nysander and everyone continue to be amazing, for the most part.Most of the plot that was built up in the first book but not finished there is resolved in this one. As it's all starting to come together, the writing does a fantastic job of building the tension and giving feelings of impending doom without the excessive obviousness or clumsyness of some stories/movies. Then about two thirds in it takes a sha [...]

    • Holly says:

      WOW I LOVED THIS. I found the first half a little slow going but I think that might have been the fault of a gross heatwave I was suffering through as opposed to the book. I am so done with how happy drama queen Seregil and blushing confused Alec make me. The last chapter surely has to be up there with some of the best last chapters I've ever read - here was my initial reaction c&p'd from TwitterSeregil's emotions, Alec's helplessness, ALEC TACKLING HIM TO THE GROUND AND SHOWING HIM HOW STUP [...]

    • Charlotte says:

      This review is for the first three volumes of the Nightrunner Series, it does however exclude the following volumes, which in my opinion differ strongly from the first 3.I realise I find it hard to start writing a review for these books. The first three volumes of the Nightrunner Series are definately part of my favorite books ever. Within the genre of fantasy, they set such high standarts that many other books appear shallow beside them. The books are full of great and often innovative plot ide [...]

    • Tangerine says:

      [questo commento vale anche per gli altri libri della serie]Ho scelto di commentare questo secondo volume e non (come faccio di solito per le serie) il primo perché, se dovessi fare una classifica dei tre libri letti, questo è quello che ho preferito di più: il pathos crescente che mi ha provocato la relazione nascente di Alec e Seregil meriterebbe già da solo un saggio lungo quanto la Divina Commedia. Mi limiterò però a dire che si tratta di una delle più belle e coerenti storie d'amore [...]

    • Magadored wants to extrude your face normals says:

      Struggling to finish now that I've read past the magic rape scene. Nary a word is being said in the aftermath, except that our MC feels dirty. Okay, so what now? Is anybody else going to address it? Or is it okay because he did't say no, and he's male, and the woman was hot? Oh wait, he did say no, then yes, then "I don't know." That's when your partner should stop. Stoppity stop. And if you don't stop, someone should hit you in the face with a brick until you do. Friends don't let friends get m [...]

    • Snowtulip says:

      I LOVED THIS BOOK! I devoured this book! This is what storytelling is!It's been a while since I had to stay up all night to read a book, sure I might stay up late with some books, but this one I had to stay up until I was finished with this book.What an absolutely wonderful balance between world building, character development and plot. It had politics, legends, betrayals, friendship, and grief. The tale was riveting, dynamic, and came together seamlessly. Absolutely recommend and can't wait to [...]

    • Kati says:

      This is my most favorite fantasy series ever and also my umpteenth re-read. I adore not just the characters, mainly Seregil and Alec and their love story, but also the world building, the intrigue. It's awesome and it's lovely and it's perfect.

    • Judy says:

      I read this book in two days straight. I think I may have snarled at my boyfriend at one point when he tried to pat my knee. I can't really comment on this books quality because I was too immersed in the story to analyse the writing.

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