The Gathering of the Lost

The Gathering of the Lost

Tarathan of Ar and Jehane Mor, ride into the great city of Ij in time for it's grand Festival of Masks. But soon after their arrival they witness a terrible slaughter as their fellow heralds are targeted an assassinated. They must flee for their lives across the city as they discover Swarm agents at work as they attempt to destabilise the entire River Cities network for th Tarathan of Ar and Jehane Mor, ride into the great city of Ij in time for it's grand Festival of Masks. But soon after th...

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Title:The Gathering of the Lost
Author:Helen Lowe
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Wall of Night #2
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  • Laura
    Feb 07, 2017
    Excellent sequel to Heir of Night! The way each character has their own path and story is wonderfully fresh, yet everything is beautifully and subtly woven together; it puts me in mind of Steven Erikson's 'The Malazon: Book of the Fallen' series. Expertly written and crafted. I think t...
  • Anne Hamilton
    Sep 04, 2015
    For over a third of the book I was wondering, 'Where are Malian and Kalan?' It seemed like the protagonists of The Heir of Night were missing. Instead a patchwork of quilt pieces were being embroidered with intricacy and rich adornment, each separately, apart from one another. Once the...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Mar 06, 2012
    I must say well done. Lowe kept on surprising me and I did not see things coming. The book is made into different parts. In the first part we meet Tarathan and Jehane from book one. Things are happening in the River country. The darkness are stretching beyond the wall know. The nex...
  • Lida
    Jun 19, 2013
    Helen Lowe has once again managed to capture the characters, the development of them and the struggles they have to face brilliantly. It started, in what felt like the middle of nowhere, but soon the characters developed and you recognized familiar faces. The development Malian and...
  • Jessica
    Feb 12, 2012
    I'm not normally a fan of really wordy, slow-moving stories, but I just love the mood that Ms. Lowe is able to create with her words. Her voice really works for me. (I'd supply a quote, but it would take like two pages to get the full effect.) I also love how she took a pretty stand...
  • Sharon
    May 02, 2012
    If you haven?t read the first book in the Wall of Night series, Heir of Night, then I suggest you do that before reading The Gathering of the Lost. The Gathering begins 5 years after the end of Heir and I think it is important to understand what led the characters to where they are n...
  • Dearbhla
    May 05, 2012
    Book two of The Wall of Night. Read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge Read the prologue here Five years have passed since the events of The Heir of Night so if I was to mention anything that happens I might actually spoil you. And I wouldn't want to do that, would I? Suffice to s...
  • Alex Jones
    Dec 04, 2013
    Really rather good indeed. I really love the world, the characters are all interesting and believable and it is well written as well! An absolute steal at the price I bought this book, and the first in the trilogy, The Heir of Night, for and I'm really looking forward to the last in th...
  • Tria
    Oct 11, 2014
    (Different cover; 4.5 stars rounded up to 5.) I'll write a more in-depth review for this book later, but suffice it for the meantime to say that the Wall of Night duology (soon to become a trilogy) is one of my chosen nominations and requests for this year's Yuletide Treasure challe...
  • The Abibliophobic  Guy
    Sep 10, 2012
    This book was a brilliant continuation of the previous one. It may not have been exactly at the same, high level but it was still a seriously good, well plotted and populated fantasy tale that will have any fan of the genre salivating. A romping Five Stars. Plot: Five Stars I ...
  • Michael
    Jan 01, 2012
    The proof of The Gathering of the Lost, The Wall of Night Series, Book Two is now complete and the book is currently in production for publication on 27 March (US) and 4 April (UK/AU/NZ) 2012. Covers should be available to show you very soon! ...
  • Shona Mackintosh
    Jan 06, 2012
    A good going fantasy story, with rich characters and a vividly imagined world. I bought The Heir of Night (the first in this series) a couple of years ago mostly out of curiosity, as I hadn't noticed many NZ fantasy authors around, and was pleasantly surprised. I liked Heir, but had be...
  • Jan
    Apr 21, 2012
    The Gathering of the Lost ? The Heir of Night Book 2 Helen Lowe This book is weighty and comprises a prologue and five parts. A long, wordy story but unputdownable and a fantastic tale. If you enjoy epic fantasy, read this! It can be read alone but for back-story you should read ...
  • Abhinav
    Jul 23, 2012
    You can read the full review over at The Founding Fields: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/06/... Shadowhawk reviews the second novel in Gemmell Morningstar Award winning author Helen Lowe?s Wall of Night series. ?A brilliant sequel to a brilliant debut, The Gathering of ...
  • Gavin
    Jan 01, 2016
    A strong continuation of the story started in The Heir of Night, nevertheless I felt frustrated at the start as I am introduced to new characters when I am burning to find out what has been happening to those I got to know in the first book. The new characters are likable and interesti...
  • Matti Tornio
    May 22, 2017
    This one was a chore to get through. The prose is rather bad, the plot ranges from implausible to ridiculous, and none of the characters are interesting. Plus the novel is full of tired tropes and clichs. I really should have given up on the series already after the rather disappo...
  • Fantasy Literature
    May 24, 2013
    Every Avalanche Begins with One Stone Falling... The Gathering of the Lost is the second installment in Helen Lowe's THE WALL OF NIGHT quartet, the first being The Heir of Night, in which we were first introduced to the story's protagonist: Malian, the rightful heir to the House of ...
  • Seregil of Rhiminee
    Jun 11, 2012
    Before I write anything else, I'll mention that the last decade has been good for fantasy literature, because lots of new authors have emerged and several excellent books have been written during the last couple of years. Helen Lowe is one of these good authors, because her books are h...
  • Judit
    Dec 25, 2012
    I was shocked at how amazing this book was. I didn't particularly like Heir of Night but kept reading and it was more than worth it. Gathering of the Lost is incredibly well-realised, something I value above most things in a story. The book is realistic, logical, yet lacks no fantasy e...
  • Mary-rose
    Jun 15, 2013
    Well I'm glad I read the first half of this series and am looking forward to the next instalment. The books were good company for the chilly, damp summer we've had so far. There were some original ideas but a lot was derivative. The minstrel character seemed reminiscent of Hobb's (muc...
  • Esther
    Aug 06, 2013
    Malian and Kalan need to learn to navigate the world of Haarth away from the Wall on which they have spent all their lives. But to divert attention, each must learn to adjust to the new environment, apart. The story focuses on a time much later in both their lives once they've made ...
  • Santhosh Kalisamy
    Jul 10, 2019
    It was really good than first one. Came with a good surprise. Its a good Book #2. ...
  • Daniel O'Brien
    May 03, 2017
    A significant step up from Heir of Night. Lowe's really impressed me with this novel. Her world-building skills are phenomenal - it's rare for a world to come so alive for me and to feel so big and full of activity. Her characters are interesting despite their tendency towards being ov...
  • proxyfish
    May 24, 2015
    Reviewed on my blog - Books by Proxy 4.5 Stars After finishing The Heir of Night it only took me moments to open The Gathering of the Lost. The first novel in The Wall of Night series had surpassed all my expectations and had left me excited and eager to learn how the tale would...
  • Charon Lloyd-Roberts
    Dec 11, 2015
    Well I was in no hurry to get back into this trilogy and just because a book is around 500 pages doesn't mean its great no, no the extra pages are filler nothing more and hey I couldn't careless about what happened in the end either so hey one more book to go and I'm done with this tri...
  • T.J. Fox
    Mar 01, 2016
    This was a frustrating read. Don?t get me wrong. I still really liked this, but it took way too long to get to that point where I was still interested in what was going on. It started out just fine and looked like it was going to continue from where the first book left of, but qui...
  • Christine Dolan
    Jan 18, 2018
    Reading this second book in the trilogy, I took more notice of the prose. It is actually well written, with some lovely descriptions. They are brief and act as part of the story, but she uses great language. For me, this contributes to the novel's success. There was still plenty of ...
  • Liz
    Feb 17, 2018
    Great imagery, fantastic narrative and a really cool story that will surprise you, but oh my god too many characters you can?t make connections with all of them! I also got a bit fed up and frustrated, this is a great book but I hard book that you need to read patiently ...
  • Charlotte Breinholt
    Aug 17, 2017
    Not that exciting. Still has good language but it is slow going. I didn't read it as fast as some other book. But I want to know the end I'm going to read the next one as well. ...
  • Melanie
    May 04, 2019
    Too long, and why is it always the women who die?? ...