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  • Title: Requiem
  • Author: Ken Scholes
  • ISBN: 9780765321305
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Ken Scholes s debut novel, Lamentation, was an event in fantasy Heralded as a mesmerizing debut novel by Publishers Weekly, and a vividly imagined SF fantasy hybrid set in a distant, postapocalyptic future by Booklist, the series gained many fans It was followed by Canticle and Antiphon Now comes the fourth book in The Psalms of Isaak, Requiem.Who is the Crimson EmpKen Scholes s debut novel, Lamentation, was an event in fantasy Heralded as a mesmerizing debut novel by Publishers Weekly, and a vividly imagined SF fantasy hybrid set in a distant, postapocalyptic future by Booklist, the series gained many fans It was followed by Canticle and Antiphon Now comes the fourth book in The Psalms of Isaak, Requiem.Who is the Crimson Empress, and what does her conquest of the Named Lands really mean Who holds the keys to the Moon Wizard s Tower The plots within plots are expanding as the characters seek their way out of the maze of intrigue The world is expanding as they discover lands beyond their previous carefully controlled knowledge Hidden truths reveal even deeper truths, and nothing is as it seemed to be.
    Ken Scholes
    Ken Scholes is the award winning, critically acclaimed author of five novels and over fifty short stories His work has appeared in print for over sixteen years His series, The Psalms of Isaak, is published by Tor Books and his short fiction has been released in three volumes by Fairwood Press Ken s eclectic background includes time spent as a label gun repairman, a sailor who never sailed, a soldier who commanded a desk, a preacher he got better , a nonprofit executive, a musician and a government procurement analyst He has a degree in History from Western Washington University.Ken is a native of the Pacific Northwest and makes his home in Saint Helens, Oregon, where he lives with his twin daughters You can learn about Ken by visiting kenscholes.


    The fourth book in the Psalms of Isaak series continues the very weird and original story that involves steampunk robots, world-ending curses, weird magic powders, and a bunch of powerful wizards who live on the moon. It’s a pretty cool story, but unfortunately my experience of reading it wasn’t ideal.I received an ARC of the first book in this series in 2008 and I gobbled it up. It was a teensy bit rough getting into the storyworld for me, in the way that it sometimes is with new fantasy bo [...]

    I've looked at other reviews of Requiem, and I find it interesting that it has had a rather lukewarm reception. I, personally, found it a fantastic reading experience. As with Elizabeth Bear's Shattered Pillars, the lyrical prose and multiple switches in point of view (that is every few pages -- not all in one section), drew me in and linked the various storylines in allusive, character-driven way. This is a book that unfolds. It does so by awakening many of its characters to new things/situatio [...]

    Mary Anne
    I won a copy of the Advanced Uncorrected Proof of Requiem. It is the fourth in the series, and clearly, there will be at least one more volume in the series. As I had not read any of the books in the series, I ended up binge-reading the earlier volumes to get caught up.This series is definitely of the cast-of-thousands school of fantasy novels, with a core set of about 7 main characters. The chapters following each character are blended together to keep the whole story moving forward. It has a r [...]

    Full disclosure: I think Ken is awesome. I sort of know him, and wish I sort of knew him better. Maybe someday.Requiem picks up with the building drama that Antiphon left us with - growing conflict, a war looming, a strange and terrifying religion threatening to overthrow the Named Lands. Through three books in this series, Scholes has masterfully created characters that you care about, people whom you become attached to, who you want to succeed, who you don't want bad things to happen to. He ma [...]

    Brian Dassero
    I don't know what to say. The first two and a half books were really amazing. The world that Scholes had created was interesting and it was filled with intriguing characters. It even had a villain (introduced in 2) that actively worked towards achieving its goals. It's a shame that it's coming off the rails like it has. It's hard to accurately put down where the series has gone wrong, but I think a big part of it is the lack of an audience analog. There's no one for the reader to learn about the [...]

    This book plain fell over from its own weight. I think the author has some grand ideas in this series and I loved the first book. But the complexities in the end have proven too much to handle. And at this point I don't care about the characters or their world. And I want to care. This book has a mythic quality to it which unfortunately added to the ponderous feel. Disappointing.

    Ken Scholes gets betterer and betterer with each book! As each layer of misdirection and secrecy gets peeled back, the truth of a world on the brink of change gets revealed.Truly amazing!

    Josh English
    It is always darkest before the dawn, and it is always dark in the penultimate book in a biblical-scale epic such as The Psalms of Isaak. The mysteries are continuing to build to a point where I'd stop reading if I didn't know there was only one more book to go, hopefully with some answers and resolutions.

    Brian Layman
    I expected this to be a conclusion of the story. It may be a good place to set it down for a while, but it did explain a good bit about the universe we were in, how it relates to ours, how we got to where we are, and what must come next. I suspect everything could be wrapped up in one final novel - though it could also be drawn out into another four

    Let the dreaming continue!

    If you enjoy deus ex machina as a tool for plot progression and problem solving, don't bother reading the rest of this review. There will be some spoilers below. Also, I stopped reading just over halfway through this book. If there are major redeeming factors in the second half, I can't speak to them and they are not factored in here. Let me preface by saying that I enjoyed the first two books. They could have used a bit more polish, but all in all, presented an interesting world with a handful [...]

    Melissa Hayden
    All the lives of people we've meet are greatly intertwined, no matter the distance between them.Again, Ken never ceases to amaze me. The world, the story, the character depth. Plain master piece.****FULL REVIEW****The world is in upheaval and seems on the axis of great change. The feel all is falling further away from what everyone knows it to be.Jin Li Tam is on an island with her son, the one the Y'Zirite's call the Child of Promise. Being worshiped as she tries to come to grips with what she [...]

    Jessica Strider
    Pros: great story, lots of intrigueCons: Picking up immediately where Antiphon finished, Requiem follows everyone as the Y’Zir forces conquer the Named Lands. Jin has taken her son to the Y’Zirite capital, Ahm’s Glory, and met the Empress she’s supposed to kill. Rudolfo has been given a position of authority within the Empire that he doesn’t want but can’t refuse. Vlad Li Tam searches for the Wizard’s spellbook to go with the staff he carries. A strange mechanical has emerged, shar [...]

    I hate rating this so low. The series had, I believe, the potential to become something as great as Dune (the first novel), with amazing, complex world-building, fantasy tropes but an SF situation (which only is revealed to be SF slowly, and that's part of the fun of the series), interesting charactersbut this book, number 4 of the series, began with 250 pages of nothing, which I slogged through with a doggedness I can only credit to the strength of the first book, before the remainder of the pa [...]

    "Requiem" is the 4th book in Ken Scholes' "Psalms of Isaak" series. Working from the assumption you've read the first three books of the series and liked them, I'd say you should like this book too. Its major positive is that it finally reveals (most of) what's really been going on throughout the series. Its biggest negative is probably that it drags a bit. Essentially, the book is about all the major players moving across the board to where they need to be for the next book. It's a good book, b [...]

    This is the fourth of the five book series and here's where things really pick up. Now trying to be spoiler free, the Y'Zir occupation of the named lands is almost complete and things are not looking good. But other wheels are in motion. Ned traveled the moon ladder at the end of book three, and his journey continues. Rudolfo is finding out the Y'zir religion has penetrated his lands more than he ever knew, and his wife has taken his son to the capital city of the Y'zir's to unite the Named Land [...]

    Bob Hole
    I found this book good as a middle book in a series, though I don't know how many more volumes are planned. I'd say the series is part of a small genre of steampunk/fantasy-post apocalyptic-sci fi.As to be expected in a middle book, not a lot was wrapped up, new characters were added, some more background characters brought forward that will no doubt take a more active roll in future volumes. There were a few surprises, some introduced without much explanation, most well-foreshadowed (but not sp [...]

    Sinoć sam završio "Rekvijem". Šols je izuzetno napredovao kao pisac i u četvrtoj knjizi svog serijala konačno se eksplicitno vidi da je postavka sveta naučnofantastična, iako su prve tri knjige imale oblandu epske fantastike. Po ovome Šolsov serijal veoma podseća na Vensa i Volfa, mada im naginje ne samo po konceptu sveta već i po stilu pisanja. Dapače, ko je voleo Džina Volfa voleće i Šolsa. Problem je bio u tome što je od prethodne knjige prošlo tri godine. Makar je meni bilo t [...]

    This series is so good and this book, fourth and penultimate in this epic fantasy, remains as intense and big as the previous stories. In fact, Requiem is packed with action as dreams, prophetic events, war, magic, and science converge to what I hope will be a satisfying and breathtaking finale. This tale has the same world building scope as Dune or Lord of the Rings. Religion, politics, morality, hope and despair are so well crafted in this alternate and fantastical future. I keep thinking some [...]

    I really wanted to give it 3.5 stars, but I rounded up to 4 since I did keep wanting to read it.I definitely still like this series, but I don't think this installment was as amazing as the others. While I still like the main characters, I think maybe 5 books is just too much exposure. They're no longer as exciting or surprising. Sometimes they seem like completely different people from what they were in book 3.I also felt the plot jumped a bit too suddenly - in book 3 we had a lot of traveling [...]

    c2013: FWFTB: Moon, staff, Empress, dream, tower. This book was hitting all the right notes until about two thirds through and then, for me, it kind of got all a bit too complicated. The author did a really good job in the beginning gently bringing in the 'what-had-gone-before' as once again I only realised there was a glossary once I had actually finished the book. Duh! So, there is obviously another book to come and I hope I get to read that one soon. Recommended to those of the crew that have [...]

    A confused and confusing addition to the series. It came across as pretty muddled and poorly paced. It very firmly morphs the series from the realm of fantasy to the realm of science fiction. I want to see how the story ends and there's one more installment coming, so I had to plod through this volume. You will too if you want to know what happens to Rudolfo, Jin & Vlad Li Tam, Petronus, Issak, Winters and Neb.Apparently the author had a hard time during the writing of this book, so I'm goin [...]

    The fourth book in the Psalms of Isaak begins with a prelude to catch the reader up with previous happenings. The mechoserver, Isaak, has fought with the Watcher and been severely injured. Rudolfo's wife, Jin Le Tam, has taken their son to the heart of the uprising against the Named Lands. Winter and Nebios are seeking the Lasthome for all people. Neb travels to the Moon and discovers the Moon Wizard's Tower, which he must open to begin the Homecoming. But, Vlad Le Tam has the Moon Wizard's Staf [...]

    Brian Taylor
    If you liked the first three books in the Psalms of Isaak series, you'll probably like this one too. While it does start off a touch slow, REQUIEM unfolds like a budding flower, drawing readers in with precise plot twists and superb character development. It's easy to see Mr. Scholes is preparing for the grand finale and readers will be on pins and needles waiting to see what happens to all their favorite characters. Take a seat, strap yourself in, and enjoy the ride.If Ken sees this, I'd be mor [...]

    Patrick Malone
    I adored Lamentation, the first volume. But the "plots within plots" aspect wore thin for me well before the end of the fourth, in terms of suspension of disbelief as much as anything else. Imagine the 9/11 Truthers are partly correct--9/11 was a government conspiracy, but engineered at the same time and by the same people as the Kennedy assassination. And no information leaked in the interim.I also found the ending abrupt, but to be totally honest, I'm not sure what would have satisfied me at t [...]

    Christopher Taylor
    The wait was worth it, and now it's time to wait again. Argh The difficulty I had with the beginning was refreshing my memory core with all that had passed before. A brief summary might have made my braincells work faster at getting back into what transpired earlier. Ken's writing style is good and he gets you right back into the story with ease. The depth of characters in the story and their overlapping within was intriguing. Now I have to wait again

    Jaron Harris
    Even though this is the 4th book in the series, it has serious middle book problems. No plot lines are resolved and there is a whole lot of treading water. I am still engaged with the characters and will be continuing on with the series when the next novel is published but I hope some movement is attained in the next volume.

    David Marshall
    In this book, a lot more things happen but, as with the three preceding it, little or nothing is explained. You're expected to suspend all conscious thought and just accept evens as presented to you. It will all be explained eventually.opionator.wordpress/2013/0

    Scholes just keeps up the pace. No problem in picking up with the story and the characters. This is the fourth of five books. The characters each have their own storyline which converge at times and separate. It will be hard to wait for the next book. I couldn't put this book down. Definitely a series to recommend.

    A book that took a while to get going and seemed to be a lot of chess piece moving for the first 250 pages or so, but it has a stunning climax that leads into a very intriguing final book of the series.Character work is great, and you really can't tell who will end up being the good guys and bad guys, at least to some extent.

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