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ISBN:1841490059
Author: Ian Irvine
ISBN13: 978-1841490052
Title: The Tower on the Rift (View from the Mirror)
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Language: English
Category: Action and Adventure
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk (November 2000)
Pages: 688

The Tower on the Rift (View from the Mirror) by Ian Irvine



In this second volume, Karan, a young Sensitive carrying the blood of all three Worlds, comes into possession of the Mirror of Aachen, which holds the power to heal-or destroy-World relations. But as war rages, Tensor, the leader of the Aachim people, steals the mirror and flees with the young chronicler, Lilan, leaving all to wonder how they plan to use this magic. Download: Ian Irvine - The View from the Mirror 02 - The Tower on the Rift. epub No mirrors plz.

Ian's previous fantasy quartets, The View from the Mirror and The Well of Echoes, are being published in eleven countries. He is currently completing the third book of his Runcible Jones fantasy quintet for younger readers, Runcible Jones, The Frozen Compass, after which he will write the third book of Song of the Tears, The Destiny of the Dead. Библиографические данные. The Tower on the Rift: The View from the Mirror The Way Between the Worlds (Том 2), Ian Irvine Three worlds cycle: The view from the mirror quartet (Книги 2) View from the mirror quartet, Ian Irvine.

The View from the Mirror is the first quartet in Ian Irvine's bestselling The Three Worlds Cycle series. The View from the Mirror consists of four books: A Shadow on the Glass. The Tower on the Rift. The Way Between the Worlds. In the Three Worlds Cycle, there are naturally Three Worlds. These Three Worlds are separated by the Void, a place of incredible ferocity and violence.

This is the second book of The View from the Mirror (after A Shadow on the Glass and before Dark Is the Moon and The Way Between the Worlds). Yggur's army is now marching on the city of Thurkad, and after Tensor's treacherous attack of the Conclave, all parties spread in different directions. Tensor, the leader of the Aachim, steals the Mirror and kidnaps Llian, believing the Chronicler might prove useful in his scheme to use the artifact

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7/10 for book 2 in The View From the Mirror quartet. What I liked: the characters are more complete and we learn more backstory as well. Some parts are very exciting and there are unexpected developments and twists and turns in the plot. Pender the boatman is a joy of a character. What bugged me: still a lot of unanswered questions, which i hope will be answered in the final two books. The maps are not detailed enough to show the reader where the action is taking place. Endless traveling interrupt 7/10 for book 2 in The View From the Mirror quartet. Ok, I’ve now read the first two books (A Shadow on the Glass & The Tower on the Rift) out of the set of 4 that I bought together. The idea was that anyone who trundled out that many stories would be good.

War rages across Santhenar as the quest for the Mirror of Aachan continues. In desperation, Tensor, leader of the Aachims, flees with the Mirror into the wilderness, taking the chronicler Llian with him. Only Karan can locate them, but it will be a perilous journey. Tensor wants her dead, other powers are hunting her down, and Rulke the Charon broods over them all from his Nightland prison ...'The complex cultures, detailed geography, and the palpable weight of history provide a solid background to an intense story ... this stands out as a worldbuilding labour of love with some truly original touches' LOCUSLook out for more information on this book and others on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
Reviews: 7
Anaginn
Very nice
Xarcondre
Fabulous
Dibei
This is the second book of The View from the Mirror (after A Shadow on the Glass and before Dark Is the Moon and The Way Between the Worlds).
Yggur's army is now marching on the city of Thurkad, and after Tensor's treacherous attack of the Conclave, all parties spread in different directions.
Tensor, the leader of the Aachim, steals the Mirror and kidnaps Llian, believing the Chronicler might prove useful in his scheme to use the artifact. Since the city of Shazmak has been destroyed by Yggur's Whelm become Ghâshâd, the now homeless Aachim are forced to flee North, towards the Dry Sea.
Mendark the former magister, along with his guard Osseion, his lieutenant Tallia and the young girl Lilis try to escape through the underground network of Thurkad, which has just capitulated. With the help of Pender and his boat, they sail to Zile, an old city famous for its Great Library.
Llian believes Karan dead, but the young Sensitive woman is soon rescued from the ruins of the Conclave by Shand, and takes refuge in the wharf city of Thurkad while the mysterious old man is looking for help. Karan is terribly worried about Llian, whom she realize she's fallen in love with. Her sole idea is to deliver him from the clutches of Tensor.
Maigraith, saved by her Faellem liege Faellamor, is brought to Yggur, whom she'll seduce.
In this volume, after yet other interminable pursuits through tunnels and over seas and salt deserts, all parties converge again towards the much conveted Mirror of Aachim, for a final conflagration in the Tower of Katazza. But whereas the characters are likeable, and the story gained a little in complexity, I didn't find it very passionating or attention-catching, and in the end my mind was often wandering elsewhere.
Vispel
Tensor of the Aachim blames the other three human species for the woes suffered by his people actually caused by his leadership. His desire is pandemic destruction at a level never seen in known history. His scheme gels when Yggur the Sorcerer destroys Thurkad, forcing the Great Conclave attendees to flee for their safety. Tensor abducts Lilan the Chronicler and steals the magical Mirror of Aachan that a millennium ago belonged to his race and reflects all it has seen. Through the Twisted Mirror, Tensor plans to eradicate all he loathes.
Karan borders on lunacy without Lilan to anchor her, but only she can find Tensor, Lilan, and the mirror, that is if her mind remains sane long enough to hold a rationale thought. She and the likes of Yggor and Shand the hermit magician will meet in a desperate gathering of the magic at a bastion long lost to time in the midst of the Dry Sea Desert with the fate of Santhenar and probably the other two orbs at stake.
THE TOWER ON THE RIFT, volume two of the "View From the Mirror", is a powerful epic fantasy loaded with numerous threads and sidebars that ultimately merge into a complex cohesive story line. An introductory synopsis of the first novel (see A SHADOW ON THE GLASS) helps provide perspective, but reading the debut volume would enhance perusing this extremely complicated book. Ian Irvine's vividly descriptive universe should go to the head of the reading lists of the sub-genre audience because the characters are multiple-dimensional, the worlds and its species feel real, and the outstanding plots majestic in scope.
Harriet Klausner
Gogul
This is the second book of The View from the Mirror (after A Shadow on the Glass and before Dark Is the Moon and The Way Between the Worlds).
Yggur's army is now marching on the city of Thurkad, and after Tensor's treacherous attack of the Conclave, all parties spread in different directions.
Tensor, the leader of the Aachim, steals the Mirror and kidnaps Llian, believing the Chronicler might prove useful in his scheme to use the artifact. Since the city of Shazmak has been destroyed by Yggur's Whelm become Ghâshâd, the now homeless Aachim are forced to flee North, towards the Dry Sea.
Mendark the former magister, along with his guard Osseion, his lieutenant Tallia and the young girl Lilis try to escape through the underground network of Thurkad, which has just capitulated. With the help of Pender and his boat, they sail to Zile, an old city famous for its Great Library.
Llian believes Karan dead, but the young Sensitive woman is soon rescued from the ruins of the Conclave by Shand, and takes refuge in the wharf city of Thurkad while the mysterious old man is looking for help. Karan is terribly worried about Llian, whom she realize she's fallen in love with. Her sole idea is to deliver him from the clutches of Tensor.
Maigraith, saved by her Faellem liege Faellamor, is brought to Yggur, whom she'll seduce.
In this volume, after yet other interminable pursuits through tunnels and over seas and salt deserts, all parties converge again towards the much conveted Mirror of Aachim, for a final conflagration in the Tower of Katazza. But whereas the characters are likeable, and the story gained a little in complexity, I didn't find it very passionating or attention-catching, and in the end my mind was often wandering elsewhere.
Kazimi
I read the first book in the series with a slightly jaundiced eye. While passably written, it lacked freshness and I felt too bogged down in the details of the differences between the different human races.

Things improved noticably in this second book for me. There was less exposition and more focus on the characters. Particularly intriguing is the Yggur/Maigraith relationship-- I am genuinely curious to see where that goes.

I still did not like Karan (the main character), which makes it more challenging to like the book. Still, I am in more of a hurry to buy the third book then I was to buy the second.
Ynap
This book is a great sequel to a great book. The story draws you in from the first page. Even though it had been five months since I read the first book, the authour refreshed my memory with a good synopsis of his first book, A Shadow on the Glass. This series will be one that I will be hard pressed to wait for the next six months in order to read the next book in the series. Over all, a great buy.