Anarchy From James Treadwell comes the second novel in an astonishingly imaginative fantasy trilogy that began with the critically acclaimed Advent The second novel in an astonishingly imaginative fantasy tri

  • Title: Anarchy
  • Author: James Treadwell
  • ISBN: 9781451661675
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From James Treadwell comes the second novel in an astonishingly imaginative fantasy trilogy that began with the critically acclaimed Advent.The second novel in an astonishingly imaginative fantasy trilogy that began with the critically acclaimed AdventIf there s one thing Gavin Stokes knows, it s that something unimaginably dangerous has returned to the world A mad dog ruFrom James Treadwell comes the second novel in an astonishingly imaginative fantasy trilogy that began with the critically acclaimed Advent.The second novel in an astonishingly imaginative fantasy trilogy that began with the critically acclaimed AdventIf there s one thing Gavin Stokes knows, it s that something unimaginably dangerous has returned to the world A mad dog runs amok, a mermaid floats in the bay, and a wild beast stalks the countryside He and others make the same strange claim magic has returned All signs point to it.Now, Gavin s aunt has disappeared A young girl who s been accused of murder vanishes from a locked cell She is at large somewhere in a vast wilderness Meanwhile, a desolate child leaves the home that has kept her safe all her life and strikes out into the unknown And a mother, half mad with grief for her lost son, sets off to find him.There is a place where all their journeys meet But someone is watching the roads .

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    1. The second book in the Advent Trilogy, Anarchy tells the tales of three very different women whose lives intersect in a world where the veil between the possible and the impossible has been torn asunder.Anarchy is a beautifully written fantasy book with an ethereal, literary quality to it. The descriptions create haunting and detailed imagery and the characters are deep and well-rounded. Foreshadowing is used well, keeping the reader on edge and instilling an awful sense of foreboding.The plot i [...]

    2. I loved Advent -- the first book in this series -- but this was even better. The writing is beautiful. It's VERY dark though; sort of like being in a nightmare from which one can't wake up. It's also very "dense" with lots of references that add to the story if the reader is aware of their significance from mythology. This book can't be read without first reading Advent. I can't wait for the third novel in the series.

    3. After reading Advent, the first book in this trilogy, I decided to move on to book two. (its been a long cold winter not much to do but read) This is the first book I've ever read where I wasn't sure what was happening. I felt very disconnected from the story. It was slow and dragging but I hate to not finish a book, so I did. Thinking to myself, what the heck just happened? I feel like there were so many small details left out, such as why Marina's tiny thorn prick kept bleeding so profusely (w [...]

    4. 2.5 starsWhat a bore. This one took almost half the book to even remotely start tying into the first novel of the series "Advent". I knew it would get there eventually, since it was a sequel, but, damn, there was very little I found compelling here. My suggestion, if you haven't read the first in the series, don't and then pass on this one as well. Finishing this one made me reevaluate the first. And, the conclusion is: not recommended. Sorry.

    5. A truly excellent read. While this book is a sequel it reads like a stand alone novel because it introduces new characters and mythology as well as expands on some characters and mythology from the previous book. I loved the first book and the second installment is an excellent follow up. The only bad thing is now I have to wait at least a year for the next installment.

    6. Originally published at Risingshadow.Because I recently read James Treadwell's Advent and loved it, I was eager to read Anarchy. I was delightfully surprised when I noticed that Anarchy is an even better and darker novel than Advent. It's a spellbinding and beautifully written sequel that is worth praising.It's a bit difficult to categorize Anarchy properly, because it contains elements of classic urban fantasy, mythic fantasy and literary fantasy. I think that the best way to categorize this no [...]

    7. Note to author: Your characters and plot probably live with you every day. You know them intimately. We don't. I read the first in this series, Advent, about 2 years ago. I enjoyed it and remember the general plot and characters, but most certainly the world has turned in two years. So when I started to read Anarchy: A Novel and was confused, I figured that all would be revealed or I'd have that "aha!" moment later on. Well, it didn't happen. The best part of this book was the very first 100 pag [...]

    8. (Received this book through First Reads) This story was truly enjoyable - I will have to read the first story in the trilogy now that I've read the second. (And I can't wait for the third!)This story was written in an interesting way Each part of the book was written from a different characters perspective and one perspective led into the next. Each part of the book tied together with the parts before and after it quite nicely. Although some of the parts seemed to get a little long (most notabl [...]

    9. Fantastic Darker than the first book as we walk the journey to find ourselves in the company of the books characters. The book is full of mystery and secrets hiding in the environments they walk through. A new kind of literary magic is spun. I look forward to the last instalment in this wonderful trilogy.

    10. I kept thinking this would be a really awesome book if I could understand anything that was going on.

    11. Anarchy is the second in a trilogy. I have not read the first book, so if you feel that my review is judging the book in the wrong context, you are welcome to take that view.The book starts with Canadian police officer Marie-Archange Maculloch, nicknamed Goose dealing with the disappearance of Jennifer Knox from a locked police cell on an island of the coast of Canada. Searching for her, Goose thinks she sees her heading out to another island on a kayak. Then a boy from Cornwall is found by a be [...]

    12. I loved Advent - it was clever and atmospheric. With the sequel, it's almost as if you've been thrown in at the deep end and it's a very different pace to the first book. It covers the slide of the world into the abyss after the portents and signs from the first book, but we follow new characters through these dark times and it takes a while to understand their place in the end of days. Maybe it is just too long since I read Advent, but I have been meaning to read this for a long time, so I was [...]

    13. I really cannot express just how much I love this trilogy. Even though, to be honest, nothing really seems to happen in this book. It's like the dream just before wakingandering, not quite making sense, but you don't want to let it go either. At this point there are still more questions than answers, and I'm surprisingly okay with that.I love how Treadwell uses language. Every word fits together perfectly. Nothing is out of place. Magic and madness are seeping into the world and you feel it with [...]

    14. The world is in transition, and there is an apocalyptic feel to the story. The book is broken into parts, each following a major character and their development in this new world. I mentally thought of each part separately, as their connection to the larger story is not immediately apparent, and of course the previous story breaks at a really exciting part! So patience is a good virtue, and the plot comes together at the end, although it concludes in the next book.

    15. I almost never actually rate a book one star. If it seems bad enough to rate it that poorly, I tend not to finish it, and if I don't finish it, I don't feel justified it rating it that poorly. In this case, I was so taken with Advent that I forced myself through the whole thing. It's a weirdly fascinating kind of bad, too. The author is so competent at many of the basics of writing - clear, interesting prose, nice descriptions, well-realized places - that the glaring defects in Anarchy make for [...]

    16. Review based on ARC((bounces excitedly in her seat))I IMpatiently awaited the arrival of Treadwell's second novel, Anarchy. I mean. Impatiently. I regularly google searched and scoured websites looking for a hidden contest to get an early copy. And my efforts were rewarded! Thank you NetGalley! I have often thought about Advent since I finished reading it and reviewed it. It was a chance finding a book I picked up from the library on a whim. And I loved it. And I gave it 4 stars and I've often w [...]

    17. Review originally posted on ThirstforFictionIf Advent was Gawain’s story, then Anarchy is Marina’s: deserted by everyone dear to her, she’s left waiting for them to return to Pendurra, the house she has never left in 12 years of life. Afraid and alone, she decides to leave everything she knows and walk out into an abandoned Cornish countryside dominated by freak weather in which melt-water rivers have carved paths through roads. In search of her friend Horace Jia, she encounters long-lost [...]

    18. Another book I'm not sure what to make of. Guess that must make it "literature".Something has happened, not altogether sure what. "Magic is risen" it says on front cover. "Nothing is as it was before" it says on back. Set between Northern Vancouver Island and Cornwall, England. Descriptions of Northern Vancouver Island seem fairly accurate as I've been in area. Been in Cornwall, too, but not sure where this one's set. Maybe he made the area up based on visits to or pictures of general vicinity.T [...]

    19. I'm trying not to review books I don't finish, but for this one, I just couldn't help myself. I can go back on and in my blog and see that I enjoyed reading Advent, the first book in this series. Anarchy reminds me why I don't like reading series though. Treadwell could have made the two into one long, epic book (there is a third coming, and I'm sure a fourth and fifth and so on). Instead, he begins Anarchy without any sort of "morris the explainer" to remind us what happened in the last book a [...]

    20. I received this book (and it's predecessor: Advent)as a GoodReads Giveaway for which I am very grateful. This was a beautifully written story with the author managing to evoke very specific images without me really knowing anything about the particular settings he used. I am very impressed with the quality and style of writing. If I had one critique it would be -- pacing. Both of these books were well written from the beginning but the build up to the actual story was sometimes tedious. I came c [...]

    21. This is the second part of the fantasy story that began with Advent, and I was surprised to find, it was even better than the first book. I love books that have different storylines than join at the end, and this book had a large group of them. The author paced the story-lines very well, never making us feel bored and never forcing us to ask why we were reading a particular scene. For a book that is relatively long, this is an impressive thing. The writing has the same Gothic fantasy-feel as the [...]

    22. Occasionally I like to read books outside of my usual reading comfort zone so that I can better suggest books for my library patrons. Anarchy by James Treadwell at first doesn’t seem so far outside of my usual reading as it deals essentially with the return of magic to our world. There are several characters who seemingly have nothing to do with one another but turn out to be inextricably woven together. Amidst the chaos caused by computers all over the world shutting down and sightings of mys [...]

    23. ***I won this book through a giveaway***I actually won both this book and Advent which is the first in the series. I had to put a pretty large break between reading them. Advent was a very heavy read and I wasn't sure that I could move onto this one very quickly. I was right. Once again, I felt like this book was very weighed down with words. It is a superbly written book, so much so that I am meticulous in reading each and every word, savoring each sentence, not wanting to miss a thing. But th [...]

    24. I wanted to like Anarchy more than I actually did. As with book one the premise was compelling and the narrative was good, but, like book one, there were many problems for me. Pacing was mind numbingly slow, especially in the beginning. The author, again reveals information to the characters but does not share the revelation to the reader which I find beyond frustrating. The use of French without letting the reader know what it means is one of my biggest pet peeves with so many books. Not everyo [...]

    25. Book two of the Advent Trilogy strikes off and leaves the realm of young adult, in my opinion. It is a much more adult novel with a much darker feel to it. There was quite a bit of jumping around from place to place and person to person, I had a very hard time following parts of it. I don't think I really "got" what the story was trying to say in this one. I enjoyed book one, Advent, but I struggled to finish Anarchy. Since I wasn't able to follow where the author was trying to with this one I'm [...]

    26. Slow and atmospheric, the novel evokes vistas and emotions adeptly. I had no idea what I was getting into or that this was the second in a trilogy. I'd say it stands well enough on its own, if you don't mind having a vague idea of the world-situation (and only see glimpses of it through individual characters' eyes). The end of the novel became less coherent - whether aptly so is a matter of opinion. I did like the concept of the post-apocalyptic? world, in which the mythical awakens, and the hav [...]

    27. I read the first book in the trilogy, Advent, about a year ago and was eagerly waiting for the second in the trilogy. I thought this was a solid read, but not as good as Advent. The first book had a magical quality that was lacking in this one. Instead, this read as a post-apocalyptic tale in which magic may have played a role in the chaos but did not have much else to do. Some of the main characters returned but the new ones that were introduced were more compelling. I'm looking forward to read [...]

    28. These books are so unique and different and having just finished this one I really can't find the words to explain whether I liked it a lot or just found it confusing! I definitely enjoyed reading it and as I remember, I enjoyed reading the first one too But I don't know. I think I should have read the first one again before reading this one. It was a good book on it's own but there were links which might have made more sense to me if I could actually remember the first book clearly! Whatever I [...]

    29. When I read this, I didn't realize it was the second book in a trilogy. Read it that way. Three minor characters pick up a story in the middle and we only get bits and pieces from their very biased points of view. A police officer who doesn't realize the world is ending because she is trying to help a young girl. A developmentally disabled teen escaping the house where she has been left alone. A mother driven insane by her son's disappearance takes off across the country to find him. Fantastic c [...]

    30. I kept thinking the first part was an introwhen is this gonna end? when is this gonna endWhen I finally realized it was the first chunk, it ended.My favorite bit was Iseult's journey.I was a little blue because Gavin/Gawain was the character I loved so much and was hooked on, looking forward to reuniting with. But of course the book was so brilliant and well-written I was happy anyway.Of course now I have another year or so of agonizing till the next installment.

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