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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Scholes Narrator: Scott Brick, William Dufris, Eliza Foss, Pete Larkin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Psalms of Isaak Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781427207708
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Come back to the Named Lands in this compelling sequel to Ken Scholes amazing novel Lamentation.

It is nine months after the end of the previous book. Many noble allies have come to the Ninefold Forest for a Feast in honor of General Rudolfo's first-born child. Jin Li Tam, his wife and mother of his heir, lies in childbed.

As the feast begins, the doors of the hall fly open and invisible assassins begin attacking. All of Rudolfo's noble guests are slain, including Hanric, the Marsh Queen's Shadow. And on the Keeper's Gate, which guards the Named Lands from the Churning Waste, a strange figure appears, with a message for Petronus, the Hidden Pope.

Thus begins the second movement of The Psalms of Isaak, Canticle.

The Psalms of Isaak
#1 Lamentation
#2 Canticle
#3 Antiphon
#4 Requiem
#5 Hymn

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Scholes's mesmerizing debut novel, the first installment of the five-volume Psalms of Isaak saga, launches him into the stratosphere of contemporary epic fantasy...Readers will be intrigued by the subtle, adept world-building and ensemble cast of brilliantly complex characters, but it's Scholes's pure storytelling prowess that makes this tale of devastation and retribution so unforgettable. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Lamentation

  • All the ingredients of a first-rate epic--magic, arcane science, and a handful of compelling protagonists. By the end of the novel, the reader is caring deeply about the characters and looking forward with burning anticipation to the sequels. Booklist on Lamentation
  • This is the golden age of fantasy, with a dozen masters doing their best work. Then along comes Ken Scholes, with his amazing clarity, power, and invention, and shows us all how it's done. Vivid characters, a world thick with detail, and wonders we've never seen before. I wish my first novel had been this good. I wish all five volumes of this series were already published so I could read them now. Orson Scott Card on Lamentation

  • Nominated for Locus Awards - Nominee, 2010

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrian | 2/23/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed Ken's follow-up to LAMENTATION. Another great read. Now I need to buy the third one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 1/26/2011

    " Excellent continuation to the story that began in Lamentation. Scholes picks up the pace in Canticle, and the characters truly come to life in this installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 1/10/2011

    " So far, as beautiful and complex as the last. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 10/30/2010

    " Even better than the first, which is saying something. Characters are deep and interesting, and the plot is intricate, intense and smart. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 10/6/2010

    " Excellent continuation of the long-term story; I'm excited for Antiphon. Several interesting twists and well-crafted character development: recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 7/7/2010

    " Ken knocks it out of the park again. Love these characters, the plot twists, the incredibly creative world he's built. Dammit I want to know what happens next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rob | 5/31/2010

    " meh. The writing is terrible but the story is interesting. Characters still feel flat, too many repeated phrases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 4/7/2010

    " This book continued the story from LAMENTATION. It was very enjoyable. In fact, I will continue to buy each book in hardcover to keep on my "to keep" shelf if they continue to be this good. "

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About the Author
Author Ken Scholes

Ken Scholes’s short fiction has been appearing in various magazines and anthologies for the last eight years, including Realms of Fantasy, Polyphony 6, and Weird Tales. He is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest. Ken’s background includes service in two branches of the military, a degree in history, a brief stint as a clergyman, an even briefer stint as a label-gun repairman and over ten years’ experience managing nonprofit organizations. Originally from the Puget Sound area, Ken currently lives in Gresham, Oregon, with his amazing wonder-wife Jen, two cats, five guitars, and more books than you’d ever want to help him move.

About the Narrators

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.

Eliza Foss is an actress who has appeared in numerous theaters in New York City and around the country. She has narrated over thirty books and short stories, been featured in AudioFile magazine, and won five AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations.

Pete Larkin has narrated dozens of audiobook titles, won five Earphones Awards, and been a finalist in 2012 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been praised for his expert ability to speak in multiple accents. He is also an on-camera host and accomplished voice-over artist for hundreds of commercials and promos for a variety of companies, corporations, and governmental agencies. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets and has worked as a radio jockey in New York, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.