The Ember Blade

The Ember Blade

A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man?s journey to find his destiny. Aren has lived by the rules all his life. He?s never questioned it; that?s just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend Cade are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to work until they drop. Unless they can somehow break free . . . But what A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man?s journey to find his destiny. Aren has lived b...

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Title:The Ember Blade
Author:Chris Wooding
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Ember Blade
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:832 pages pages

The Ember Blade Reviews

  • Mark
    Sep 23, 2018
    I've been a fan of Chris?s previous work for a long while ? from The Fade (2007) to his steampunk/bucklepunk series of the Ketty Jay trilogy (2009 ? 2013), there?s been a lot I?ve liked. After a science-fictional YA trilogy, this is Chris?s return to more traditional Fan...
  • Silvana
    Sep 11, 2018
    I fell in love with Chris Wooding's writing because of his extremely fun steampunky series, Tales of the Ketty Jay. I love all the main characters, their quirks, their badassery, their shortcomings, warts and all. And most of all, I like the camaraderie of these misfits. The sad parts ...
  • Kitvaria Sarene
    Oct 23, 2018
    This was great! Felt like one of the old traditional epics - but avoided to be a walking/talking trope! I really enjoyed the characters. It's definitely a strong point! The mix held a perfect balance. Two young men, one young female soldier, a couple of older male soldiers, a wise...
  • Liviu
    Sep 27, 2018
    Extremely disappointing; started decent but then it really became another cliched high fantasy with nothing from what I liked from the author's earlier books (wit, interesting characters and setting); flipped through it and read here and there and the last 40 or so pages just in case s...
  • Tom Lloyd
    Sep 11, 2018
    Immensely readable, classic epic fantasy. The Ember Blade is a big book, there?s no getting around that, but like the Name of the Wind you?ll be surprised just how fast the chapters fly past. There?s nothing startling about the setup, but if like me you often want a fix of cl...
  • Swiffer
    Aug 04, 2018
    I?ll cut to the quick: Chris Wooding?s The Ember Blade is one of the best starts to an epic fantasy series that I?ve ever read. This book is a massive 800-page tome, yet it stays economical in its scope. It is a story filled with thoughtful insights, rousing battles, tense chase ...
  • Tammie
    Nov 09, 2018
    A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man's journey to find his destiny. Having previously read Chris Wooding's Ketty Jay series and finding it quite the fun read, I was looking forward to reading this. I'll start by saying that this book is completely different ...
  • Adam Whitehead
    Jun 20, 2018
    Two great empires have dominated the east of Embria, the fall of the great subterranean empire of the urds heralding the rise of Ossia, protected by the Ember Blade and the sacred order of Dawnwardens. But thirty years ago Ossia was invaded in turn by Kroda, a kingdom of order, logic a...
  • Connie
    Jul 19, 2018
    Having read The Ketty Jay series by Chris Wooding I couldn't wait to read The Ember Blade. It's an epic fantasy that has an old school vibe to it. It's fast paced, action packed with lots of twists and turns - I forgot to breathe on more than one occasion. I loved the characters and ...
  • Rob Hayes
    Oct 20, 2018
    Look, I've been a Chris Wooding fan for years now ever since I unwittingly stumbled across Retribution Falls. It was a fast paced, swashbuckling adventure with a gallery of rogues brought to life by truly excellent characterisation. So I quickly read everything else Chris had written a...
  • David Zampa
    Oct 21, 2018
    Wow! This book was a sheer and utter delight. I don't know where to begin, there's so much to say. It's long. Think Wheel of Time installment long. The audiobook was 30 hours of well-paced storytelling, and Simon Bubb's narration was absolutely exceptional. I've only fallen in love wit...
  • James Lafayette  Tivendale
    Sep 16, 2018
    One of the best fantasy books I've read in years. An instant classic! ...
  • Lindsay
    Jan 01, 2019
    Ossia is a land under occupation, and has been so for thirty years. The Krodan Empire maintains a huge presence there, largely by co-opting the Ossian nobility as collaborators and by maintaining oppressive laws that control the movement and freedoms of Ossians within their own country...
  • Pavle
    Dec 05, 2018
    Kris Vuding napisao je jednu od mojih omiljenih trilogija (Tales of the Ketty Jay; svaka preporuka). Tako da kada sam ?uo da se upu?ta u ne?to tradicionalnije vode fantastike ? one koja te vrati u detinjstvo i ve?ba ti bicepse dok je dr?i? u rukama ? bio sam veoma uzbudjen. E...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Nov 03, 2018
    Read this amazing book with some wonderful friends over at "Fantasy Buddy Reads" I am absolutely in love with this book! I was not bored one time. I was on the edge of my seat a few times. I laughed and I cried. Some of my favorite characters: Aren Cade Vika Ruck Grub ...
  • Calvin Park
    Oct 05, 2018
    The Ember Blade is an ode to classic fantasy stories with a dash of spice from newer grimdark stories. Chris Wooding has crafted a story set in a bleak world that is equal parts quest and coming-of-age tropes, with a bit of the ever-popular heist trope thrown in. It?s a story that wi...
  • Ojo
    Oct 24, 2018
    An absolute classic! The Ember Blade brings to mind some of the foremost names in High Fantasy, stories that constitute the very foundations of the genre itself. It's actually more of a coming-of-age tale, but it's told from more than one viewpoint, with an ensemble rather than jus...
  • Kaitlin
    Dec 14, 2018
    I absolutely loved this book. Honestly, I though I would because I have read previous books by this author and not been disappointed, but as this was a return to the classic fantasy genre and it's a little different than the books I have ready by Wooding before I wasn't sure what to ex...
  • Lukasz
    Feb 02, 2019
    I've never been a huge epic fantasy fan. I prefer imaginative minimalism to detailed world-building. Chris Wooding likes the opposite - he follows the "more is more" approach to, well, everything. As a result, I found the book epically boring. It took me more than a month to finish...
  • Edward Cox
    Sep 20, 2018
    Epic fantasy at its best. Wooding delivers yet another story of adventure, magic and mystery, set on a world of intrigue and wonder. A real page-turner not to be missed. Check it! ...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Sep 24, 2018
    I read a lot of fantasy, though I?ve never read a fantasy book that somehow manages to incorporate elements from so many other books and make them original and unrepetitive. It?s a triumph of writing, and I dare say one of the best in the genre for a very long time. I gave it five ...
  • Emma
    Jul 05, 2018
    773 pages. 2 days to read. 1 review to write. On a day that changes his life forever, Aren sees his father knifed to death in the dining room of their own home by a watchman of the Iron Hand, inquisitors who deal with only the gravest threats to the Krodan Empire. Removed to a pri...
  • Benjamin
    Jun 27, 2018
    ARC provided by Orion Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This book has the cover for a perfect fantasy novel. ...
  • Ed McDonald
    Mar 15, 2019
    When I was in my teens, I loved fat books. I don't think I'd even have bothered with a book that came in at under 500 pages. I wanted heavy, long epics - and I had the time to read them. Then, as adult life and career and relationships and writing all ate into my time, I switched onto ...
  • Marielle
    Nov 19, 2018
    I quite enjoyed this book but it has to pay the price for the brilliant books I've been (re)reading this year so far... Liked the story but it felt a bit too traditional for me and it was a bit too long... Somehow I didn't really connect to the characters, this too may be the result ...
  • Rituranjan Gogoi
    Nov 20, 2017
    Classic epic fantasy done right, and in times populated by the grimdark, Wooding's The Ember Blade is like a breathe of fresh air into the bloodsoaked gloomy atmosphere of the genre. The sense of adventure, the heroism, of legends and great deeds, of love and friendship, of good and ev...
  • Scott  Hitchcock
    Nov 10, 2018
    3.5*s Part of me wants to give this 4*'s based on a great ending and some unforeseen events in the last 15 or so percent of the book. But for the majority of the book it was just a good story. There weren't epic scenes. I didn't love any of the characters. It just meandered along. ...
  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    Jul 26, 2018
    Alright, this beast is 778 pages (yikessss) but look at that cover (I don?t judge ALL books just by their covers, I promise). The premise sounds great and it was recommended to me by Petrik whom I trust, so on the never ending TBR it goes! My WEBSITE My INSTAGRAM My WORDPRESS ...
  • Petrik
    Jul 17, 2018
    ARC provided by the publisher?Orion Publishing Group (Gollancz)?in exchange for an honest review. 4.5/5 stars Wooding strikes a magnificently fine balance between classic epic fantasy and grimdark fantasy, making this an amazing start to a new trilogy. To be honest, I feel...
  • Tam
    Sep 29, 2018
    The Ember Blade was a really good book. It follows the story of Aren and his friend Cade as their lives are turned upside down and inside out. Thrown in prison for treason and then tangled up in a revolution, everything changes rapidly. One of the best things about this book was how th...