A Plague of Swords (The Traitor Son Cycle, #4) by Miles Cameron

A Plague of Swords (The Traitor Son Cycle, #4)

One enemy has fallen ... a greater one remains ... now it's war The Red Knight withstood the full might of his enemy and won the day. In a victory which will be remembered through the ages, he brought disparate factions together and turned them into allies against a more powerful foe than they had ever seen. Now, he will need his allies more than ever. Because behind one adversary hid another--one with allies of their own--whose goal was never to...


Details A Plague of Swords (The Traitor Son Cycle, #4)

TitleA Plague of Swords (The Traitor Son Cycle, #4)
ISBN9781473208865
Author
Release DateOct 25th, 2016
PublisherGollancz
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, High Fantasy, Fiction, Dragons
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Reviews A Plague of Swords (The Traitor Son Cycle, #4)

  • Jody
    2018-02-03
    Full review now posted!After 4 books I have come to really appreciate this series and what it brings to the fantasy genre. Not anything knew or groundbreaking, but a story with it's own unique design and strength that when it's over, it will always stick with you. It will be a series that all future books in the same genre you will compare to. Most will be found wanting, but a few...a few my dear friends may live up to it's standards. I had been ...
  • Reggie Kray
    2016-10-28
    Five vibrant Red and White stars! Love my Canadian authors!
  • Tosh
    2016-10-09
    Another enjoyable installment in the Traitor Son Cycle - not quite as good as previous books, but setting up what looks to be an epic finale.*rtc
  • J.P. Ashman
    2016-12-10
    Fantastic! Plague of Swords cements this series into my top five!More grimness, more darkness, more horrifying evil... and yet more good to combat it! The characters are as real as ever, as is the interaction between them. Wonderful friendships, loves and hates; character progression and world progression with it.The action is visual and the scale immense. Sea battles and aerial battles compliment the ever-fabulous land battles, skirmishes and to...
  • Anton
    2017-05-01
    RTC
  • Chris
    2016-10-31
    Plague of Swords. This is the fourth instalment in the Red Knight- Traitors son- fantasy series by Miles Cameron, and again a very good read that does credit to the incredibly high standards of writing and talespinning of the series. Book three, the Dread Wyrm, ended with the alliance of the humans and non/ humans against the evil cemented in an epic battle with the fate of the whole world at stake and a hard won victory. No time for slacking dow...
  • Sud666
    2017-05-17
    A Plague of Swords continues the story of The Red Knight. The Traitor Son Cycle has been a very good series, so far. In this fourth book, following the events of the War against Thorn, we see Gabriel Muriens become Emperor due to being acclaimed thus after winning the war against Thorn and the Wild.But before that can happen, it seems that there is one last great enemy to destroy- the dragon Ash and his strange alien allies the Odine. I will not ...
  • Cor
    2016-10-27
    The Traitor Son series is perhaps my favourite fantasy series at the moment and this book is a worthy addition to the series. It seamlessly continues from the last book and pushes the plot(s) forward at a extremely high speed, ignoring a small respite at the beginning. As the rest of the series this book does a beautiful job of breathing life in to the setting and its people and I have rarely seen a more believable portrayal of medieval life.Howe...
  • Anthony K
    2017-06-23
    God damn it... I thought the series was already finished! You got me fucker! You got me good Miles. Now I wait for book 5.
  • Bogdan
    2017-11-21
    Strong writing like it was in the previous books. The story grows and grows without any limits whatsoever!This time we haven`t a lot of POVS like the other volumes, maybe there are around of five main characters, and only one from the bad guys.So for this aspect the book has another structure, like the firsts, where we had multiple povs from the whole camps of interest.Now from the so called bad alliance we have only in the end some glimpses and ...
  • Mike
    2016-12-17
    Another excellent entry in the Traitor Son Cycle.The good: lots of intrigue, an unpredictable plot, and some really interesting foreshadowing of what's to come.The less good: there wasn't as much of the writing at arms and armor at which Cameron uniquely excels. I'm also confused as all hell as to what the deal was with (view spoiler)[Irene. I seriously have no idea at all what was going on with her from the moment Gabriel left her tent. (hide sp...
  • Dezideriu Szabo
    2017-10-13
    What a ride, what a ride! I can't wait for the Grand Finalle!
  • Arun
    2016-11-12
    One of the best penultimate books Continuing the fight against Ash, who has now gotten a new ally, or so they think, Gabriel Muriens and the company, which has now become the most powerful human force on Earth, takes up the war against on three prongs. The writing is as good as ever, especially the set pieces. The use of magic, the characters and the action all being joy to read this penultimate book of Traitor Son cycle. I cannot wait for the ne...
  • Mark Harrison
    2017-11-18
    Something was missing in this one. The change away from the multiple POV took much from the narrative but there were still brilliant battles, new allies, romance and lots of monsters. Still a brilliant series but not the strongest installment.
  • Trevor Sherman
    2016-11-17
    I am not sure how I feel about The Plague of Swords. One of my favorite things about Cameron is his detail so I shouldn’t complain, but I did get a bit tired of who was sitting next to who at the war meetings. I think the main problem I had with the whole book was everything about it felt slow. Even with my AB player on 1.2 speed I thought it was spoken slow. Neil Dickson narrated this book, The Plague of Swords, as well as book 3 The Dread Wyr...
  • knots
    2016-10-30
    The book shone when the focus was on the Red Knight.He's as dynamic and devious as in the previous books.He finally gave in to his destiny (and admitted to have been plotting for it for years ) and became the Emperor. But the coronation in Morea was glossed over.More time was devoted to Blanche the Boring and the imperial wedding.However I'll forgive the author since he gave us some spectacular battles in the ocean and the Tournament.Master Smyth...
  • Kennethkiffer
    2016-11-17
    Wow. This was a monster of a book, filled with monsters, with monster plots within plots, and I'm not surprised it too me this long to finish (probably twice my usual reading speed). A lot happened, and you know a whole lot more is going to take place. Like another reviewer on this page, I agree that the book shines when it is focused on The Red Knight. You feel as if you are one of his knights/captains/people, just a bit short of his brilliance ...
  • Stefano Galluzzi
    2016-10-28
    One of the best books I've ever read.
  • Tim
    2018-02-20
    "The Plague of Swords" sort of hits the reset button on the Traitor Son Cycle. That's one reason why this Book 4 is certainly the weakest of the series up to this point.The climactic battle in the previous volume, basically sorcerer Thorn vs. Red Knight and his cohorts Part II, wasn't the end of the saga, obviously; there are powers behind Thorn and a far more widespread — worlds-spanning, really — plot than had even been hinted at in the ear...
  • Luiner Avila
    2016-11-14
    OK so, do not get your hopes up for this review, this is just a short but owed recognition on the Author's genius, he not only has me sleeping 4 hours a night so I can fit more reading into my sales job madness stress schedule. As I said, it's a short recognition, not an actual review, but having said so, I have to admit that the book is the perfect continuation of the previous one, the plots get bigger and bigger while Gabriel; albeit some inter...
  • mixal
    2016-11-10
    Probably worth 5 stars. This whole series has a great disadvantage that it does not have any sort of updated wikipedia (or dictionary/afterword at the end of the book), so one could get better understanding of the magical system and refresh his memory about the characters once new book in the series is released. Really shame tho, because I do love the series, it's just that I cannot immerse myself in the story so much without this reference.(I kn...
  • Elizabeth Eames
    2016-10-28
    Once again the Red Knight and friends has robbed me of sleep and human contact! A great read! Fast paced, funny, sad, great battles, beautiful men, interesting women and incredible creatures. Now I must wait for the next move in the great war and the reveal of who is cheating who and why. Hopefully the next book will be available soon.
  • Wayland Smith
    2017-01-20
    I am greatly enjoying this epic fantasy series. Cameron does a fantastic job with increasing the stakes. Looking back at book one, The Red Knight it's amazing how much the world and many of the characters have changed. Gabriel has his work cut out for him as he's gone from leader of a mercenary company to leader of the mutli-national resistance to the great evil powers. And there's more of those than we first thought. And what's this about being ...
  • James Ritchie
    2017-04-04
    I loved the plot and I enjoyed the characters, but the author treated me as though I was much smarter than I actually am, constantly making passing reference to minor characters and conversations from previous books - I struggled to keep up.
  • Logan
    2018-07-04
    Almost five stars. This world is so deep and fascinating. The characters are compelling and I love the dialogue.
  • Kat
    2018-05-12
    This series continues to be my favorite of the epic (overly-convoluted) fantasy genre. They've got better than normal representation of women, enough action and a decent amount of humour.
  • Michael Pryor
    2018-05-02
    Brisk, engrossing, vibrant.
  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    2016-11-18
    4.5 stars.As always this review can also be found on my own blog: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.A Plague of Swords is the penultimate book in Mile Cameron's complex and utterly engrossing 5 book fantasy series The Traitor Son Cycle to be followed by The Fall Of Dragons hopefully in the not to distant future!After the conclusion at the end of t...
  • Laurie
    2018-02-24
    I have a book hangover after finishing this latest installment. It did not disappoint! Plenty of action and tribulations. I never want this series to end, lol.
  • Kivrin
    2017-03-01
    A good entry in this series. This one was not nearly as long or disjointed as the previous book. The action was there, but the story was told from fewer viewpoints. It's been a while since I'd read the last book, so I was a little confused as to who everyone was and how they fit together, but it all came back to me as I went along. As usual, Cameron writes great battle scenes, and he took his characters to new places which I loved. Given that he ...