An Echo of Things to Come (The Licanius Trilogy, #2) by James Islington

An Echo of Things to Come (The Licanius Trilogy, #2)

The second book in a glorious new fantasy trilogy by the next major force in commercial epic fantasy. In the wake of the devastating attack on Ilin Illan, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against Andarra. However as Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve...

Details An Echo of Things to Come (The Licanius Trilogy, #2)

TitleAn Echo of Things to Come (The Licanius Trilogy, #2)
Release DateAug 22nd, 2017
GenreFantasy, Epic Fantasy, Fiction

Reviews An Echo of Things to Come (The Licanius Trilogy, #2)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    This book was nothing short of awesome! Fantastic sequel to the first book and I look forward to the third book in the trilogy! I'm loving this author, the world he had made and the characters! Recommend to all fantasty lovers! Mel ❤ This book was nothing short of awesome! Fantastic sequel to the first book and I look forward to the third book in the trilogy! I'm loving this author, the world he had made and the characters! Recommend to all f...
  • James Tivendale
    I received a review copy of An Echo of Things to Come in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Orbit Books and James Islington. The narrative picks up events one month after The Blinds' brutal assault on Ilin Illan which concluded The Shadow of What Was Lost. All of the four main point-of-view characters (Davian, Wirr, Asha, and Caeden) find themselves with very different objectives, however, all are hoping to put a stop to what co...
  • Stefan Bach
    “The lesser of two evils, or the greater good. Get a good man to utter either of those phrases, and there is no one more eager to begin perpetrating evil.” Oh, just how entertaining this sequel was! James carefully scooped many interesting things from many interesting worlds across the fantasy genre, successfully molding all that into something of his own. All those bits and pieces, only slightly teased or criminally undeveloped stories, leg...
  • Bradley
    This author just made it to my total fanboy heart. I'm rarely this excited about new anything. I mean, I'm usually excited to some degree or another, but I usually reserve this kind of energy for authors I know and have trusted for years.Welcome to my heart, Mr. Islington. :)These characters are absolutely wonderful, from the great reveal at the end of the last book to the full-out disclosure and development of a certain beast character in this o...
  • Gavin
    An Echo of Things To Come was another excellent entry into The Licanius Trilogy. It matched the quality of the first book in the series and helped cement the series place as one of my new fantasy favourites. Reading this series feels a lot like reading a Brandon Sanderson book with a little bit of Wheel of Time and X-Men thrown in to spice things up. It seems a familiar recipe but Islington makes it work and weaves an engaging and exciting story....
  • Scott Hitchcock
    Book 1: 3.75*'sBook 2: 3.25*'sI still enjoyed this book and I'm still looking forward to book three however it did drag at points for me. Secondly I didn't feel like there was a ton of character growth which I like to see as the series goes on. Third there were just way too many flashback scenes. Some of them were quite good but after awhile it became tedious for me. That said the last 20% had a great tension and was nonstop action. I think where...
  • Kaitlin
    * I was sent this for free from the publisher *This book is a highly anticipated sequel to The Shadow of What Was Lost which was a stand-out read for me when I read it back in April of last year. I have to admit that I was a little skeptical of whether this one would be as good as the first, because book #1 I read as a self-published story and this is now being published traditionally, but it did not disappoint and I still found that I really enj...
  • Hasham Rasool
    That is a fantastic sequel! Alhamdulillah I love this book. 'The Licanuus Trilogy' is definitely one of my favourite series.There is a lot improved in this book than the first book. Personally, I think 'An Echo of Things to Come' is a lot better than 'The Shadow of What Was Lost'.This book is completed like Brandon Sanderson's book. I feel like I am reading Brandon Sanderson's book.I can't wait to read the third book of 'The Licanius Trilogy'. I ...
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    [4.5 stars - Review of the first two books] What started out as a seemingly straight-forward classic adventure fantasy quickly evolved into a complex story with countless dynamics and twists & turns. I ended up liking it ten times more than I thought I would – it’s easily one of the best I’ve read this year.I wouldn’t call this series an “easy” read, as it required more concentration than average, but it’s certainly worth the effort...
  • Eric Allen
    A book does not need to be perfect to please me. An author does not need to write like a champion to entertain me. If the story is good, the world in which it takes place detailed and memorable, and the characters decent, that's usually all I really need or ask for. The first book of this trilogy was not perfect. The characters, though likeable enough, were a little on the generic side, and the writing was a little amateurish in places. It was Ja...
  • Michael Sliter
    4/5 stars. An Echo of Things to Come is the second book in Licanius Trilogy, and, in my opinion, a huge step forward for the series, both in terms of writing quality and plot. Generally speaking, I was far more engaged with An Echo compared to A Shadow (Book 1), and found myself reading late into the night. This is great, as I was torn about picking this up after Shadow (particularly because of the high price point). Once again, we follow several...
  • C.P. Cabaniss
    I did the first book in this series on audio, so I wasn't sure how reading this one in physical format was going to go. Mostly because I don't tend to retain information from audiobooks as much, so I thought I would have forgotten a lot of important details. And while I'm sure that is somewhat the case, overall I felt like this read went really well. The ending to this was absolutely insane. It definitely left me eager for the third book so that ...
  • Caroline
    THIS is the first time I have listened to an entire audiobook. Usually I alternate between audio and physical, NOT THIS TIME! It took me a while to listen to the entire book but I've gotta say it was worth listening to. Michael Kramer is an awesome narrator, he nails so many voices and adds that extra bit of depth to the story.My main complaint with this book, as with the first one, is that there are parts which still felt very much like a debut....
  • Kitvaria Sarene
    It took me quite a while to get back into the story, but it has been some years since I read the first, so that was to be expected.I don't remember the first book in the series to have so much info dumps, or rather so much "theoretical plot". This one was rather short in action, and when looking at the big overall plot, we're pretty much at the same place as we where after book one, just some of the figures on fates chessboard have been moved to ...
  • Aristea
    The ending of this book is one of the best I have read in a while. I enjoyed some story lines - Asha is by far the character with the best plot for me, closely followed by Caeden. Davian builds up momentum and that ending just blew my mind! I am not too fond of Wirr and his story but I am expecting great things in book 3.
  • Marius
    Excellent !Maybe even better than the first book, which was awesome too.So many things happening in this book, so much information. You really have to pay attention less you miss something.This shapes up to be one of the best fantasy series I have ever read.
  • Margret
    that ending....4.5 stars
  • Robin
    That was GOOD. I'm feeling empty inside.
  • J.J.
    What. A. Sequel. I loved it.Plans within plans within plans. So many pieces being moved like chess. So many pawns being moved just to accomplish the ultimate goal of saving the world.Only one great plan matters and it has to be done by one of the immortals. He betrayed and sacrificed loyal friends and mass murdered millions just to accomplish one single plan. His immortal friends could not even know of his plans. His friends knew he was doing wro...
  • Trevor Sherman
    One of the best books I have read so far this year. A full review to come here amazon and of course my blog.
  • John Napier
    The story followed smoothly on from "The Shadow of What was Lost", gradually expanding upon the history of this mystical world.The other-worldly threat continued to loom menacingly large, while our protagonists fought against many obstacles, including political indifference and prejudice to their struggles, how to combat their world's impending doom and for one self-doubt arising with memories returning from his disturbing past.Islington once aga...
  • Paul
    I don’t read a huge amount of epic fantasy. I’ll admit, I’ve tried reading the The Wheel of Time on more than one occasion, and in each instance I’ve had to throw in the towel. Epic fantasy can be a heck of a commitment and it can be really easy to get bogged down in the vastness of it all. If you’re not feeling it then I’m inclined to say move on, life is way too short. The good news is that there are always exceptions to this rule. ...
  • Rebecca
    The Shadow of What Was Lost was one of my favorite fantasy books when it was released as an audiobook a few years ago. I recently did a re-read and loved it just as much the second time, despite the fact that I’m infinitely more critical once I’ve already read a book. An Echo of Things to Come was one of my most highly anticipated sequels of the year, but unfortunately it didn’t strike the same resonance with me as the first installment.Whi...
  • Justin
    The story is getting better. Probably a 4.5, but I bumped it up to 5 for the fun of it. I really like the strong main characters in this series Davian, Wirr, Asha, and Caeden as they continue to grow and in Caeden's sake remember yet still strive to keep true to their friendships and what they believe in. The story gets more complicated and intertwined as you realize the characters past and future are more closely related than was revealed in boo...
  • Olivia
    An Echo of Things to Come is a great sequel. There's none of the second book lull that I often encounter in a series. It's fast paced, filled with action and magic and I'm greatly enjoying all the twists and turns Islington writes.The prose has definitely improved but it's still clear that this is Islington's first series and sometimes it suffers from repetition. However, I highly enjoy Islington's storytelling. The plot is complex, the twists ma...
  • Mike
    Where to start...I simply dont know. I feel this was a great follow to Shadow. I couldnt put it down. I cant really compile a good review just yet though. I need to do a re-read for that to happen. There's a ton going on in this installment. This has turned into a top two fantasy series for me next to Sanderson's "Stormlight Archive".
  • Jonathan Wilson
    4.5 StarsBetter than the first book! This has definitely become one of my favorite fantasy series to date. So many of the major questions were and answered and the world was really flushed out and explained but man do I need to know what happens next. The stage has been set for the next book in the series beautifully and I can't wait to see what happens! :)