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)

  • Stefan
    “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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Robin
    That was GOOD. I'm feeling empty inside.
  • 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...
  • 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".
  • 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...
  • Stefan
    The story is all over the place. It doesn't feel like its going anywhere. One POV character is trying to win an election the other tries to remember thousands of years of history it feels unbalanced. There are so many visions, memories, soft time travel (I think), past history expositions that really bog down the flow of the story. In the end I stopped caring about the characters, I am still not sure who or what the principal antagonist is (and n...
  • Orhan Capas
    Uzun zamandir bu kadar dolu bir kitap bitirmemistim. Her sayfasi yuklu, her sahnesi gerekli. Tek sıkıcı bir cumle yok. Yazarin kafasinda onceden ayrintisiyla hazirlanmis bir cerceve oldugu cok belirgin. Hikayenin devami ilk kitabin kalitesinden hic birsey kaybetmiyor. Bir cok gizem çözülüyor ama yeni ve daha buyuk sorular ortaya cikiyor. Bu serinin 3 kitapla bitmesine cidden uzulurum.
  • Mitchell
    The Shadow of What Was Lost was my surprise hit of the first half of this year. I had picked it up on a whim, not knowing anything about the book's self-published success. I gave The Shadow of What Was Lost five stars because, while I acknowledge it wasn't a perfect book, I had a great time reading it. Obviously, my expectations for the sequel were high, and while An Echo Of Things To Come was still a really enjoyable continuation of the trilogy,...
  • Melanie
    Any idea when this book will be released?
  • Robert
    I want to say upfront that I am not one to sugarcoat things but this series and the book in general is magnificent. No hyperbole, just pure opinion, on my part.Do you know that feeling when reading epic tales, the one where you can pretty much tell a few major plot points ages before they occur? You might get the feeling twice and be correct in this book. I got it once, but I'm going to give you people the benefit of assuming that you are twice a...
  • 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! :)
  • Brayan
    Very well crafted book. Expanded the world and plot a great deal more.
  • Shaun Davidson
    This book is fun, and even a little bit good.Now, it's not good for obvious reasons. The writing's not great, the editing is sub-par, and the adherence to the forms of Islington's influences is obvious.What makes it fun, is that the plot moves, and moves quickly. I found myself wondering where, in the next volume, he would wrap up a plot thread - only to have it wrapped within chapters. Islington doesn't mess around; things happen, and, if at tim...
  • Scott Norris
    I went into reading this book with some skepticism. I've been burnt by 2nd books in trilogies over the past few years, so I was really hoping the author could pull it off...and for me he did! This books starts basically immediately after the events of the first. It has a short recap in the beginning of the book, but honestly, this world is so deep that the recap was very surface. I did a re-read of the first book a couple months prior, and I was ...
  • Gota
    This one was kind of a mess. The Shadow of What Was Lost was the perfect first book of an epic series. In that one four different main characters were like pebbles thrown into a river but still creating ripples that you had the sense would eventually change the course of that river. In An Echo of Things To Come those same four are just washed away by events and history and even glimpses into the future. This book is just endless backstory answeri...
  • Elizabeth
    Amazingly complex, yet brilliantly simpleThe fight between good and evil, what's right versus what is expedient, compassion and vengeance, and doubting belief and blind faith intricately woven into a few astoundingly well written characters, against a backdrop of conflict raging over several millennia. I cannot recommend the Licanius trilogy enough!
  • Megan
    How does this author make so little happen in so many pages?? I like the story and I love the characters, but sheesh! This whole story could have been 200 pages. I want to know what happens next, but it will be a while. Also, Islington needs to work on his over used stock phrases, it's especially noticeable when listening to the audio book.But for all this I still love the story and I'm cheering Islington on.Can I just say, props to you dude for ...
  • Kaladin
    I Just LOVE this!!! Im gonna end up comparing every book i pick up with this one for awhile. I just know it. DAMN YOU!!!😁😁😚😚😚