Prince of Dogs (Crown of Stars #2)

Prince of Dogs (Crown of Stars #2)

by Kate Elliott

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Set in an alternate Europe where bloody conflicts rage, the second book of the Crown of Stars epic fantasy series chronicles a world-shaking conflict for the survival of humanity

Sanglant—the Prince of Dogs, King Henry’s bastard son; though believed dead by all who could succor him, he is being held captive in the city of Gent by Bloodheart, the Eika warlord. Cursed by his mother’s blood with an inability to die, he struggles to maintain the last shreds of his sanity in the hope rescue may yet come….
 
Liath—now a King’s Eagle, and still grieving over Sanglant, she strives to unlock the secrets of the past while seeking to evade the traps set for her by an obsessively ambitious man. But even a post in King Henry’s court offers her little protection from those determined to claim the forbidden knowledge she has hidden….
 
Alain—raised in humble surroundings but now proclaimed a Count’s heir, he is increasingly troubled by visions of the enemy he befriended and the Lady of Battles who he’s sworn to serve. A man who desires nothing more than peace, he is about to be thrust into the heart of war with the Eika….
 
Fifth Son—least favored child of Bloodheart, he has returned to the lands of his own people to build an army to do his father’s bidding. If he survives this mission, he will become a force to be reckoned with….
 
And even as King Henry continues his progress through his troubled realm, defeating rebellious lords and gathering their promises of troops to use at Gent, Sanglant, Liath, Alain, and Fifth Son are fighting their own battles against almost overwhelming odds. Only time will tell who will prove triumphant as all are caught up in the dangers and turmoil of a world at war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780886778163
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 02/28/1999
Series: Crown of Stars Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 470,087
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.63(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kate Elliott’s credits include the Nebula finalist novel, King’s Dragon, its sequels, Prince of Dogs, The Burning Stone, Child of Flame, and The Gathering Storm; her groundbreaking DAW science fiction series, The Novels of JaranJaran, An Earthly Crown, His Conquering Sword, and The Law of Becoming; and her magnificent fantasy collaboration with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson, The Golden Key. She now lives in Hawaii with her husband, three children, and a dog. She can be found at kateelliott.com.

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Prince of Dogs (Crown of Stars #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely unbelievable. I love the characters and the plot, but some parts are a little lengthy, especially talking about the stars and heavens, though it is interesting. THe characters could be better expressed, but of course loving Terry Goodkind, i tend to expect too much for characters
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an unbelievable book, i hadn't read anything better since Terry Goodkind (and god have i been looking and reading a lot) Its an unbelievable storyline with the greatest events, but the characters could use a little help. No character can surpass Sanglant, he is the epidemy of the perfect fantasy character (well, not exactly but still......), and my problem was that he was not in the book as much as i would have liked even though the book was titled after him. The rest of the characters are defintely interesting, and have very realistic human flaws, which is truly hard to find in hard core fantasy books..........overall this book was great
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was definitely well researched and written. I enjoyed every minute of it. This is certainly a book that I will read again.
jaidan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I find the "religion" in this book to be a far to near copy of Catholicism and therefore uninspired the story and the lead characters are so likable that I can't help but keep reading (and late into the night, as well.) This second book was a great follow up to the King's Dragon. I find Hugh to be one of the creepiest most horrid antagonists I've ever read. My whole body chills when he enters the page. I love the use of dogs both with Alain and Sanglant, the nice contrast between the two packs. The Eika prince played a larger role and I found his culture to be very interesting and him to be very likable. I am looking forward to seeing how he weaves in and out of Alain's story. It is an engaging book and I am still hooked on the series.
willowcove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great series. My only complaint is the ending of the final book. It just seemed that 7 books worth of plot and intrigue came to a very abrupt halt. I still highly recommend the series.
orangejulia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of high fantasy, and a lot of fantasy series,so I came to this book expecting to enjoy it. Unfortunately, after reading over a third of the book I found myself bored. The plot was overly convoluted and the writing was stiff. I tried to pick the book back up a few other times but I couldn't get interested in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This whole series was surprisingly good, definitely a case of "don't judge a book by its cover." Multiple cultures and lands interact, and the rich histories of these cultures becomes more apparent as the story progresses. I found the protagonist's reaction to trauma to be much more realistic than many fantasy books, where once the action is over, the effects seem to be forgotten. I would recommend the entire Crown of Stars series.
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