Canticle: Book summary and reviews of Canticle by Ken Scholes

Canticle

The Psalms of Isaak Book 2

by Ken Scholes

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Canticle by Ken Scholes
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It is nine months after the end of the previous book.  Many noble allies have come to the Ninefold Forest for a Feast in honor of General Rudolfo's  first-born child.  Jin Li Tam, his wife and mother of his heir, lies in childbed.

As the feast begins, the doors of the hall fly open and invisible assassins begin attacking.   All of Rudolfo's noble guests are slain, including Hanric, the Marsh Queen’s Shadow.  And on the Keeper’s Gate, which guards the Named Lands from the Churning Waste, a strange figure appears, with a message for Petronus, the Hidden Pope.

Thus begins the second movement of The Psalms of Isaak, Canticle.

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"Starred Review. Not only is Scholes a capable world builder, he ably handles the tough task of keeping the series momentum going, intensifying the mystery so deftly...." - Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review. Abounding in prophecy, myth and mystery, this grand-scale saga is a towering storytelling tour de force." - Publishers Weekly

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Ken Scholes

Ken Scholes's short fiction has been appearing in various magazines and anthologies for the last eight years. He is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest. Originally from the Puget Sound area, Ken currently lives near Portland, Oregon.This is the second in a planned five volume series following the author's debut, Lamentation.

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