Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Gods of Nabban - KV Johansen

The fugitive slave Ghu has ended the assassin Ahjvar's century-long possession by a murderous and hungry ghost, but at great cost. Heir of the dying gods of Nabban, he is drawn back to the empire he fled as a boy, journeying east on the caravan road with Ahjvar at his side. 
Haunted by memory of those he has slain, Ahjvar is ill in mind and body, a danger to those about him and to the man who loves him most of all. Tortured by violent nightmares, he believes himself mad. Only his determination not to leave Ghu to face his fate alone keeps Ahjvar from asking to be freed at last from his unnatural life. 
Innocent and madman, god and assassin--two men to seize an empire from the tyrannical descendants of the devil Yeh-Lin. But in war-torn Nabban, enemies of gods and humans stir in the shadows. Yeh-Lin herself meddles with the heir of her enemies and his soul-shattered companion, as the fate of the empire rests on their shoulders. 

My thoughts:
The last book ended with Ghu and Ahjvan leaving for Nabban, and in this book they are on their way. We only meet 2 old characters, Ivah and Yeh-Lin (who used to rule Nabban and who sort of killed all their gods, but not really they all formed Mother and Father to fight her.) This all has a point since Mother and Father are dying and Nabban needs gods.

But first we have Ghu, a former slave, now a god to be? All very strange.
Then there is Ahjvan who gets more effed up with each book. At least he does not have another soul riding his body anymore. But he still can't die and is well effed up.

In Nabban we have a few players, I will not say more. Spoilers you know. But all is not well in Nabban, there is bloodshed and darkness. And everyone wants something. War is coming, well war is already here. Not everyone is fine to be ruled by the Emperor. 

There will be fighting, and throne to pull down, and a new god to be made.

Conclusion:
It's an interesting series, but I do warn you, if you do not have previous books fresh in your mind, it might be hard. I had to go read my old reviews to remember it all again.


  • Paperback, 565 pages
  • Published September 6th 2016 by Pyr
  • Marakand #3
  • Fantasy
  • From the publisher


34 comments:

  1. Sounds nice but a series...is it at least finished?

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  2. Sounds like a bit of a complex read, and definitely a series to be read in order!

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  3. I'll have to read book 1 I guess! :)
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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  4. Sounds interesting. Probably not the book for me though.

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  5. I hate when I read a series that doesn't give me enough refresher and I am lost.

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    1. But then I do hate those refreshers sometimes. Lol, I am hard to please

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  6. Good fantasy series and yes sometimes books like these you need to refresh your mind for characters etc. yay for your reviews.

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    1. It did have a character sheet but I am so lazy ha

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  7. I've read fantasy like this before. Looks like one I want to have all books on hand before I dive in.

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  8. This is a series I want to try but my library doesn't have it. I would hate to buy the first book and not like it.

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  9. Ah, I have to read this, but I hear it may contain spoilers for the first duology. Since I've only read the first book of that, I should catch up before I tackle this.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It does. It had me hell of a confused in book 1 cos I felt like I missing something

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  10. Oh with my memory that would be so hard! Does sound interesting, though :)

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  11. sounds a bit complex and just from the review I can see the need to read previous books.

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    1. One should never ever jump into a fantasy series without having read previous ones

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  12. This sounds incredibly familiar. I think my friend might have been reading one of the earlier books.

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  13. I like the bullet points format. Maybe I shall steal your idea ;)

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    1. Lol, it happened by mistake, but it looks nice

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