Read “The Great Convergence” by Joseph R. Lallo with Rakuten Kobo. The second in the Book of Deacon series, The Great Convergence continues the tale of. The Great Convergence (Library Edition) by Joseph Lallo, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Great Convergence continues the tale of young Myranda Celeste. With fresh knowledge of magic and steadfast resolve to see the end of the war that.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. With fresh knowledge of magic and steadfast resolve to see the end of the war that plagues her land, Myranda sets out to find and unite the five fated heroes, the Chosen.

Each new warrior brings her world a step closer to peace, but does she have the strength to surv The second in the Book of Deacon series, The Great Convergence continues the tale jkseph young Myranda Convergencw. Each new warrior brings her world a step closer to peace, but does she laplo the strength to survive the trials ahead? Paperbackpages. The Book of Deacon 2. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Great Convergenceplease sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Great Convergence. Lists with This Book. We left Myranda following Lain out of the cave at Entwell hoping to convince him to stop the war because he had been shown to be one of the five Chosen. And the prophesy said that the five Chosen would end the war, but Lain wants nothing to do with conbergence.

Myranda has decided that it is her mission in life to get him to take on yreat responsibility even if it kills her. So she and Myn, her dragon, track him by means of one of his teeth that she knocked out in a fight. And now the the story starts really gets moving.

We have the malthrope Ivy, the business partner Desmeres, the mystic Chosen Ether, and the continuing importance of the wizard Deacon. All these characters leap off the page in technicolor, fully realized, life. Not only that, but each character, not breat the main one, goes through hard won personal development – growing and maturing into someone substantially different than the original character.

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Whether through hardship, love, loss, loneliness, or other factors, they all come out the other side changed by their ordeals, stronger people for the experience though some definitely have scars. This is characterization at its’ finest. The pace of the book is break-neck. It leaves little room for breath as josepg rip the pages by. You are completely engrossed in the story of Myranda, Lain, Ether and Ivy that there is no room for anything else.

I read the book in a single afternoon. I didn’t even stop for phone calls. The transitions are seamless as the story is fairly linear, hopping from our heroes to the Northern Alliance Generals and back with no confusion. There is so much exciting in this story that comes about.


There are dragoyles, magic battles, near men, poison breath, magic crystals, evil Generals, mutant beasts, mining scams, hide outs, much running and jsoeph, a lot of hunting, violin playing, mind raping, aerial battles, magical wound healing, magical swords, evil halbards, and possession.

The ending comes at a time that is natural to break joxeph the story, but it still surprised me, as I hadn’t once looked up from the book since I started it. I was disappointed that it was over, but then I remembered that I already bought book three. I would whole heatedly recommend this book to anyone who like epic fantasy, cohvergence, historical warfare, or just a thumping good read.

Also, all you students of human nature, this one’s a gem. Don’t miss this or the first one. I’m on to book three! I admit I am very disappointed. When I read the first book in this series, I thought I had found a virtually unknown author who had some talent and can write a quality novel. I have now changed my mind after reading this book. Just as when Michelangelo did not use a sledgehammer when he was carving the intricate details of the Statue of David, it was almost as if this author used a sledgehammer to force the plot to fit into the pattern he wanted it to fit in.

So in honor of his heavy-handedness, I admit I am very disappointed. So in honor of his heavy-handedness, I will substitute the gavel I typically use when judging a book and instead slam my sledgehammer down to give this book I just could not do it, I just could not give this book one star. I do think this is a one star book. However, I try to limit the books I give one star to reserving concergence for the books that I truly think that every moment I convergrnce reading them was a waste of my life.

I just do not feel that way about this book. In fact, there were moments where I was enjoying this book. Another fault of this book is how the story could not focus on one character’s viewpoint. Instead it would bounce between one character’s viewpoint to another character’s viewpoint between paragraphs. This led to some rather confusing scenes especially towards the end of the book when the number of major characters grew.

Many of the characters are also poorly created. They often tend to be single minded one dimensional characters. Their personalities are hard to believe and sometimes when some of them say something, all I can think of is, “who talks that way? In fact I do think I will someday read the conclusion of the trilogy. However, this is a series I do not recommend reading.

In the start of the second book, I found Myranda to be rather naive and petulant. In fact, I found her childish and annoying. Lsllo made it very hard to enjoy the book. I also found the beginning of the book slow to start. That and the fact that the heroine was being such a prude made it hard to read. After that troublesome start, things looked up for the better.

In fact, things got considerably better. Enough so that it made up for the beginning. The book took unexpected twists and turns in the plot In the start of the second book, I found Myranda to lalllo rather naive and petulant. The book took unexpected twists and turns in the plot that left me wondering what in the world Lallo would do convergenec. This added to the high drama of the story and I loved it.


As in the first book, Lallo did a good job switching from one perspective to gret. I always thought this was something of an art form. If the author can do josepg without making the reader dizzy and in an effective manner. The book does end on a cliffhanger. Luckily the third book is already out. Just make sure you have it handy! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click here. Though I didn’t care much for the first book in this trilogy, I decided to give the second book a chance because I was interested in the story line and wanted to know how everything ended up.

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I really wish I hadn’t. The problems that were present with the first novel continue in the second one with a few more to note. The characters Ivy and Ether appear to have multiple personalities.

Ivy sometimes acts like a normal being, mature and capable of anything; other times she acts as a child, a b OK. convefgence

Ivy sometimes acts like a normal being, mature and capable of anything; other times she acts as a child, a brat even, dependent on those around her for her emotional and physical well-being. Ether, likewise, is sometimes condescending, conceited, and flat out convergencd, unreasonably so; other times, though not exactly friendly, she appears at least neutral or aloof.

It’s difficult to pin down exactly who these individuals are and what they are like. And that’s just a sampling–the other characters in the book have similar flaws. Moreover, there are too many battles. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not one to shy away from violence, blood, and action. However, the book was riddled with battle after battle after battle, taking away from the development of the plot. And the battles were just confusing–I could no longer picture the battles in my mind the imagery just wasn’t there.

It got to the point that I had to scan through the battles because it was just the same thing over and over: Ether josehp to stone and wind convergece water and fire; the cloaks and nearmen being difficult to kill; the stone dragoyles coming down from the sky; etc. It just got so boring. Finally, convergfnce do not kill off your main character Myranda in the middle of the second book of your trilogy.

When she died in converbence book, I was tempted to put the book down and just stop reading right then and there. Now, I recognize that she didn’t actually die, but we don’t find that out until the end of the book. There are better ways laloo going about shocking your audience with the “death” of the main character and her later resurrection; this was a terrible way to go about it.