Clash of Iron (Iron Age, #2) by Angus Watson

Clash of Iron (Iron Age, #2)

Leaders are forged in the fires of warIron Age warriors Dug and Lowa captured Maidun castle and freed its slaves. But now they must defend it.A Roman invasion is coming from Gaul, but rather than uniting to defend their home, the British tribes go to battle with each other -- and see Maidun as an easy target.Meanwhile, Lowa's spies infiltrate Gaul, discovering the Romans have recruited British druids. And Maidunite Ragnall finds his loyalties tor...

Details Clash of Iron (Iron Age, #2)

TitleClash of Iron (Iron Age, #2)
Release DateApr 14th, 2015
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy

Reviews Clash of Iron (Iron Age, #2)

  • Gavin
    Just like the first book in the series this sequel was a good blend of fantasy and historical fiction. I've warmed to the Iron Age setting and Watson has done a good job of making Druid magic seem plausible in a time that featured the Romans. The Grimdark tone of the story remained but is balanced out by the fact that this series never takes itself too seriously and has plenty of humour. Lowa and Dug might have defeated Zadar and taken Maidun, bu...
  • Terence
    The Romans are coming, the Romans are coming After defeating Zadar and becoming the Queen of Maidun, Lowa must now figure out how to defeat the Romans. The Romans are heading to Gaul before they make their way to Britain, so Lowa sends three of her best soldiers to help Gaul defeat the Romans. At Maidun Lowa attempts to train her people to face off with the Romans while also attempting to unite all of Britain's tribes to face against the coming ...
  • Samir
    Not as fun as the first book but good, nonetheless. Didn't liked the ending because my favorite character kicked the bucket. *insert swear word*
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum*Splutters with disbelief*Yeah, if I could leave my impressively eloquent analysis of this book at just that, I would. But no. This review is going to have details (or at least as much as I can give), dammit, and I’m going to do my best to articulate my thoughts while trying to hold myself together lest I fall to pieces.Honestly though, I’m at a complete loss as to how ...
  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    Clash of Iron, the breathlessly awaited sequel to Angus Watson’s Age of Iron is finally here. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this book ever since I finished Watson’s debut. When done right, historical fantasy is my favorite genre, and this author definitely knows what he’s doing. In Clash of Iron, he takes us one step further in exploring the British Iron Age, a period that gives him free reign and ample opportunities. Not much is k...
  • Lisa
    What the .... ??? This ending has left me at a loss for words. Review to come when I can process.UPDATE with Review From Tenacious Reader:’m going to be honest, this is a very hard review to write. I make an effort to keep everything spoiler free, and so generally don’t talk much about the ending other than liked it, didn’t like it, etc. Well, I’m going to stick with my spoiler free approach, but ...
  • Celine
    Sequel to the fast Age of Iron, Clash of Iron struggles to keep up the pace. Lowa is now responsible for Maidun, and she starts to prepare for the prophesied coming of the Romans. However, Britain isn't easy to unite, and together with her trusted friends she will have to defend her people from dangers close to her.For the first two hundred pages, Clash of Iron flounders. After the story arc in the first book, there is not logical continuation, a...
  • Nuzaifa - Word Contessa
    Stating that Britain in the Iron Ages was not quite the best place to be would be a gross understatement. The threat of the fast growing Roman empire and the brutally legendary Caesar was imminent and worried even the greatest of warriors.As queen of Maidun, Lowa is now responsible for getting her people through these tumultuous times. Lowa not only faces having to handle the foreign threats across the ocean but she has also enough to be wary abo...
  • Kate
    Hugely entertaining, violent and exuberant take on Iron Age Britain's tribal clashes and Caesar's conquest of Gaul.
  • Joel
    FULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG, TOTAL INABILITY TO CONNECTWhen going into 2014’s Age of Iron, I was not really sure what to expect, and despite several positive reviews, didn’t necessarily know how I’d feel about it. To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement – I laughed out loud at times, couldn’t put it down, and adored the characters and presentation Watson had generated. I took off quite a bit of time before reading the second n...
  • Andrea
    I'm not sure what it is, but the second book on the Iron Age trilogy just didn't work for me a well as the first one. Lowa and Dug sort of took second stage to this huge conflict happening between Maiduns, Dumnonians, Eroo, Murkans, AND Romans. Oh yeah, there were also countless other little tribes mingling here and there. There were so many politics involved, the two central character had very little space left to develop past their first book c...
  • Frank
    I don't want to spoil this for anyone reading.A good second book in the trilogy. Watson advances the story nicely. here we have the characters dispersing into other parts of Europe, we see Gaul and Rome during Caesar's time. The time is split with these locations as well as, Britain., and Watson gives us a real feel of life at these places,. Once again there is war, blood and grit. Dug plays a smaller part in this book, who I truly missed. But we...
    Dunque dunque, la prima parte di questa trilogia mi era piaciuta tanto, più di Games of Thrones per fare un paragone che potrebbe essere riconosciuto. Il mio timore quindi, era che questo secondo libro, come spesso capita per il secondo volume di una qualsiasi trilogia, fosse stato scritto più cercando di accumulare pagine che per sviluppare la storia. La mia paura si è rivelata completamente infondata. Prima di tutto perché forse questo roma...
  • Scott Hitchcock
    3.5*'s which is what I gave book one. I think my favorite part of this book was the historical elements of Rome and it's legendary characters. I had forgotten so much of this time period and the author notes that his depictions of Rome, it's politics, leaders and battle legions didn't need embellishment. Their brutality was uncompromising in the face of their lust for power. It also made me realize how heavily authors such as Erikson, Martin and ...
  • Bart
    10 out of 10 > 5 stars – it's a fantastic book.Two words: read this!
  • Anoop Menon
    Bloody and Awesome...eagerly waiting for the last book in this series..
  • Alba
    Originally posted on: of Iron is the second installment in the Iron Age Trilogy by Angus Watson. The first book, Age of Iron, centered in the British tribes, especially Maidun. And we met the archer Lowa, now Queen of Maidun, Dug, a rather old warrior but still in great shape, and Spring, a girl with the ability to create magic never seen before. In Clash of Iron, the setting of the story expands to t...
  • Heather Duff
    Following on from last year's Age of Iron today I have the review for Clash of Iron the second installment in Angus Watson's enjoyable series.Dug and his partners in crime are back, thank badgers b******s for that! The Iron Age's biggest baddest bad-ass has a ton of problems coming his way, all of them Roman but first he has a local problem to sort.Lowa has become a Queen of Maidun Castle but now that she is in charge, she has to keep her people ...
  • Marat Beiner
    An even better continuation of a story than a first book.The story is expanding, and now the British at least meat their almighty foe, the Romans.Angus Watson writes a good action, whether it's battles or magic, and combines it with history, which is even better (makes me think that I learn something from it).This time the author decided to shock his readers, and that's the reason why I loved this book even better than the first one.The end was s...
  • Aparna Singh
    Clash of Iron, the much awaited sequel to The Age of Iron by Angus Watson is finally here! I'm holding the thick paperback edition in my hand as I type this review one handed and I can't wait to tell everyone how much I'm into this series. I want Reign of Iron now. September's too far away!Okay, so back to the current book. As much as I liked the fast and smooth pacing of The Age of Iron, I can't say the same about Clash of Iron. It just struggle...
  • Simon Howard
    While not as good as Age of Iron the first book, this was still a powerful read.... plenty of action, in fact pretty much non stop as the now queen of Maidun, Lowa seeks to keep hold of what she has won and try to unite the British tribes against the on coming Romans. who as we read are slaughtering their way through Gaul.....meeting hardly any resistance! It was good to catch up with all the main characters, Dug, Spring and Lowa and whilst there...
  • Samie Sands
    Clash of Iron is the explosive second novel is the Age of Iron series. Angus Watson again combines fact with fiction in a brilliantly inventive way that had me gripped from the very first page to the last. Violence, war, romance, magic...this series has it all along with amazing, witty, lovable characters that drive the fast paced plot along well. The ending of this book is mind blowing and I'm on edge already waiting for the next installment! I ...
  • Jo Hughes
    would like to thank Clara Diaz for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.This is the following story from Age of Iron and in some ways doesn't live up to Age of Iron especially at the beginning of the story, things however do improve and have been set up for the third book.I would say the book isn't for the faint hearted but I really can't wait to see where the author goes from here. This is a violent take on lif...
  • Monika
    Amazing, incredible, epic story. Full of blood, violence and dark humor. Characters are easy to love, some easy to hate - and all of them are easy to laugh with (and at). Plot have so many twists and turns that sometimes I had to read some of the pages a couple of times because I couldn't belive how unpredictable this story is. Summarizing this is a perfect example of a really, really, really amazing fantasy book.
  • Aaron Advani
    Got 20% through this and was so disappointed I've written it off.After the excellent 1st book this was a poor attempt at a second book, it struggled from page 1 to set any tone or pace to the story and got especially desperate when the author uses his own version of These are Not the Droids you are looking for as a cheap laugh.I will not be reading thee third book!
  • Fredrick Danysh
    Historical fiction set at the time precluding the Roman invasion of Britain. A queen tries to unite the various tribes in time to stop the Roman invasion predicted by her Druids. She even sends spies to Rome one of whom will fall under the spell of Julius Caesar. Meanwhile, the inter-tribal wars continue. It was an interesting read.
  • Mark Halse
    A cliff hanger!?! This book was another good one. My one complaint is that the range of character povs were widened and I feel like more time was spent on the new povs than the original ones from the first book. This book was still interesting and fun.
  • Beau
    Chamanca povs. The ending. The historical facts that popped up that I remembered from year 12. This was great!
  • Barbara
    Wow. I didn't see that end coming. And the epilogue doesn't make up for it but damn, this was a good book.