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The Scarab Path (Shadows of the Apt, #5) The war with the Wasp Empire has ended in a bitter stalemate, and Collegium has nothing to show for it but wounded veterans Cheerwell Maker finds herself crippled in ways no doctor can mend, haunted by ghosts of the past that she cannot appease and seeking meaning in a city that no longer feels like home.The Empress Seda is regaining control over those imperial cities that refused to bow the knee to her, but she draws her power from somethingsinister than mere armies and war machines Only her consort, the former spymaster Thalric, knows the truth, and now the assassins are coming and he finds his life and his loyalties under threat once again.Out beyond the desert of the Nem the ancient city of Khanaphes awaits them both, with a terrible secret entombed beneath its stones. Free Download The Scarab Path (Shadows of the Apt, #5) By Adrian Tchaikovsky For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. 3.5 StarsI m rounding this one down to 3 stars It s the first time a book in this series has been below 4 stars for me While there were some very well done elements in the book, overall it was a weaker entry for me Fair warning, spoilers coming for previous books in the series The war with the Wasps is over, at least for now, leaving Stenwold and the other survivors to rebuild Focus shifts from fighting to adjusting to a new normal brought about by new allies and other kinden encountered du 3.5 StarsI m rounding this one down to 3 stars It s the first time a book in this series has been below 4 stars for me While there were some very well done elements in the book, overall it was a weaker entry for me Fair warning, spoilers coming for previous books in the series The war with the Wasps is over, at least for now, leaving Stenwold and the other survivors to rebuild Focus shifts from fighting to adjusting to a new normal brought about by new allies and other kinden encountered during the war The world has become a much smaller place now that Collegium has started looking beyond the Lowlands Rumors trickle back to Stenwold and his allies of a distant city of Beetle kinden As a political favor to a friend, Stenwold endorses an expedition to the city of Khanaphes, led by Che, still grieving the loss of Acheos Meanwhile the Wasp Empire is undergoing a change of its own Its advance into the Lowland...

  2. Reviewed on my blog Books by Proxy5 StarsI love Adrian Tchaikovsky The Shadows of the Apt series has taken my breath away with each successive book Tchaikovsky has created a universe which is truly unique a universe in which insectoid human races vie for supremacy over one another in a rich and vibrant world Every time I read another addition to the series, I can t help but berate myself for leaving it on my bookshelf for so long before picking it up The Scarab Path is no exception After Reviewed on my blog Books by Proxy5 StarsI love Adrian Tchaikovsky The Shadows of the Apt series has taken my breath away with each successive book Tchaikovsky has created a universe which is truly unique a universe in which insectoid human races vie for supremacy over one another in a rich and vibrant world Every time I read another addition to the series, I can t help but berate myself for leaving it on my bookshelf for so long before picking it up The Scarab Path is no exception After two long years of waiting I opened it up, read the first page and was once again drawn into a world of magic and artifice, of war and peace and ...

  3. I think someone whose fantasy world includes 3 foot Fly kinden, 11 foot Mole Cricket kinden, and everything in between should perhaps not use the phrase as tall as a man quite so damn much.

  4. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Read the fifth volume of Shadows of the Apt, The Scarab Path, by Adrian Tchaikovski while on holiday.Contains spoilers for all books of the series up to this one.The Scarab Path takes place about a year after the events of the previous book the defeat of the Wasp army, and the death of Achaeos Che is still extremely distraught, and can t let go, especially as she keeps feeling the ghostly presence of her unhappy dead lover She also lost her Aptitude at the end of the ritual that killed Achaeo Read the fifth volume of Shadows of the Apt, The Scarab Path, by Adrian Tchaikovski while on holiday.Contains spoilers for all books of the series up to this one.The Scarab Path takes place about a year after the events of the previous book the defeat of the Wasp army, and the death of Achaeos Che is still extremely distraught, and can t let go, especially as she keeps feeling the ghostly presence of her unhappy dead lover She also lost her Aptitude at the end of the ritual that killed Achaeos, and now feels doubly lost in a city full of machinery she used to understand.Meanwhile, the Scholars of Collegium ha...

  5. After 4 spectacular fresh fantasy novels in this series, I was skeptical at where Adrian Tchaikovsky would take our characters and the story At the end of the 4th novel we found the war with the Wasp Empire now over, and the death to many of our favorite protagonists, including main line heroes Tchaikovsky has done it again, in creating a new feel fantasy novel, this one even differing from his previous 4 novels This story is tight and focused and centers around Cheerwell and Thalric These After 4 spectacular fresh fantasy novels in this series, I was skeptical at where Adrian Tchaikovsky would take our characters and the story At the end of the 4th novel we found the war with the Wasp Empire now over, and the death to many of our favorite protagonists, including main line heroes Tchaikovsky has done it again, in creating a new feel fantasy novel, this one even differing from his previous 4 novels This story is tight and focused and centers around Cheerwell and Thalric These were definitely two of my favorites going into this novel, and now they hold that title to me The story here is focused around the mysterious far off city of Khanaphes Che is sent as an Ambassador of Collegium, Thalric the Ambassador of the...

  6. Would be a solid four stars if the beginning was better I can t recall another book which was such a long hard slog at the start but then picked up to become so entertaining 200 pages in So many times I almost gave up because it was so dull Surely that s poor writing editing to allow that to happen

  7. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I guess i would have to begin this review by saying up until this book i ve thoroughly enjoyed the previous 4 installments of Shadows of the Apt I do admit that i m somewhat disappointed with this novel and am by no stretch placing this at the top of my favorites list Even after completing the novel i have absolutely no idea why it was titled The Scarab Path it has nothing to do with scarab kinden at all Evenfrustrating for me was that this novel had so little to do with it s predec I guess i would have to begin this review by saying up until this book i ve thoroughly enjoyed the previous 4 installments of Shadows of the Apt I do admit that i m somewhat disappointed with this novel and am by no stretch placing this at the top of my favorites list Even after completing the novel i have absolutely no idea why it was titled The Scarab Path it has nothing to do with scarab kinden at all Evenfrustrating for me was that this novel had so little to do with it s predecessors I believe Tchaikovski shot himself in the foot by killing off so many of the exciting main characters in the last novels Being left with a story based almost solely on Che there wasn t enough action in this novel Almost 300 pages were dedicated to Che and a collection of scholars either travelling to the city of Khanaphes or going about s...

  8. It took me a ridiculously long time to finish this book, not because it isn t engaging it is, oh my goodness, it is I had devoured the first four books of the series, and the sheer emotional impact of them was starting to wear on me I finally had to put the book down and take a breather, reading some fluffier things When I came back to it, though, I fell right back in without missing a beat.Finishing the book was very emotional, after spending so much time immersed in the universe I had t It took me a ridiculously long time to finish this book, not because it isn t engaging it is, oh my goodness, it is I had devoured the first four books of the series, and the sheer emotional impact of them was starting to wear on me I finally had to put the book down and take a breather, reading some fluffier things When I came back to it, though, I fell ...

  9. Shadows of the Apt, continues to amaze me A sweeping epic of a story with many, many twists and links, done as well as i have ever read Onto book 6

  10. This is a review of the entire series there are NO spoilers When I look back at the Shadows of the Apt, what strikes me at first might seem incongruous to most.There are no unnecessary descriptions of food None at all 10 books, each of them 400 to 700 pages in length covering battles, history and multiple points of view and not a single one of them had any descriptions of food.Or sex, clothing, family crests, whores or incest And I loved it Not a single wasted line There may be many This is a review of the entire series there are NO spoilers When I look back at the Shadows of the Apt, what strikes me at first might seem incongruous to most.There are no unnecessary descriptions of food None at all 10 books, each of them 400 to 700 pages in length covering battles, history and multiple points of view and not a single one of them had any descriptions of food.Or sex, clothing, family crests, whores or incest And I loved it Not a single wasted line There may be many reasons why the Shadows of the Apt is a success, why ...

  11. Adrian Tchaikovsky s books have always delighted me, and this book proves no exception In fact, I would have to say that it has been my favorite so far, though for completely girly reasons that I suppose I will claim are a testament to Tchaikovsky s skilled characterizations view spoiler You see, it was in this book that the couple I fervently hoped would get together i.e Che and Thalric finally did hide spoiler I confess, I actually skimmed through the book to see if it would happen Adrian Tchaikovsky s books have always delighted me, and this book proves no exception In fact, I would have to say that it has been my favorite so far, though for completely girly reasons that I suppose I will claim are a testament to Tchaikovsky s skilled characterizations view spoiler You see, it was in this book that the couple I fervently hoped would get together i.e Che and Thalric finally did hide spoiler I confess, I actually skimmed through the book to see if it would happen when I was about two hundred pages in and was delighted to ...

  12. will continue once my thought are clearer, but this is a big wow novelThe Scarab Path is quite a different novel than the first four in many ways It is very personal and has a lot of magic, though there are still lots of battles, intrigue, assassination attempts and even a crocodile hunt on the Nile I mean a land fish hunt on the JamailBut first and foremost this is Che s novel and to a lesser extent Thalric s one When Salute the Dark ends and despite her personal triumph at Myna an will continue once my thought are clearer, but this is a big wow novelThe Scarab Path is quite a different novel than the first four in many ways It is very personal and has a lot of magic, though there are still lots of battles, intrigue, assassination attempts and even a crocodile hunt on the Nile I mean a land fish hunt on the JamailBut first and foremost this is Che s novel and to a lesser extent Thalric s one When Salute the Dark ends and despite her personal triumph at Myna and the truce that ended the war, she was devastated by loss and later she not only became literally...

  13. Inventive, inspired and refreshingly original this insectile human inhabited world is a universe unto its own Shadows of the apt is a uniquely distinctive fantasy sci fi creation like nothing you will have encountered before, filled with captivating characters and vivid imagination Book 5 The Scarab Path is just as colorful, vibrant and action packed as the war with the Wasp Empire comes to its end and a new beginning unfolds This thrilling tale is supremely magical, intensely exciting an Inventive, inspired and refreshingly original this insectile human inhabited world is a universe unto its own Shadows of the apt is a uniquely distinctive fantasy sci fi creation like nothing you will have encountered before, filled with captivating characters and vivid imagination Book 5 The Scarab Path is just as colorful, vibrant and action packed as the war with the Wasp Empire comes to its end and a new beginning unfolds This thrilling tale is supremely magical, intensely exciting and so unexpected as to have you gasping in shock continuously Complete with a glossary of people, places and organizations and things this epic creation is remarkably vivid and awesome Entering a world ravaged by a great ...

  14. This series delivers consistently great reads This book is no exception Where Salute the Dark was massive in scope, this book is microcosmic It focuses almost entirely on the events taking place in and around one remote desert city.Cheerwell Maker has thus far been a main character who has not really felt like a main character She bumbles through the other books excelling at finding herself in trouble Somehow she manages to come through it allor less unscathed In this book, Che final This series delivers consistently great reads This book is no exception Where Salute the Dark was massive in scope, this book is microcosmic It focuses almost entirely on the events taking place in and around one remote desert city.Cheerwell Maker has thus far been a main character who has not really felt like a main character She bumbles through the other books excelling at finding herself in trouble Somehow she manages to come through it allor less unscathed In this book, Che finally takes center stage and though she still finds trouble aplenty, she really shines.But this is not just her story It is hers and Thalric s Events conspire to bring the two of them together onceand what has been building over the last few books finally comes into the open At one point in the story she says, What you see is all of me Later, when she is offered a choice, we see all of her in what she chooses, and I am eager to see how it bears out in the coming books.It is also not jus...

  15. I ve finally finished it It took a while, partly because it s quite a big book, but mostly because my reading speed is lacking of recent days.However, I can honestly say it was worth the time I took getting it done with a fairly long break about halfway through The first part of the book took me a while to get into for two reasons First, because it was something I had to take a little time with following the end of story arc in Salute The Dark , which precedes this, to catch up on where th I ve finally finished it It took a while, partly because it s quite a big book, but mostly because my reading speed is lacking of recent days.However, I can honestly say it was worth the time I took getting it done with a fairly long break about halfway through The first part of the book took me a while to get into for two reasons First, because it was something I had to take a little time with following the end of story arc in Salute The Dark , which precedes this, to catch up on where the new one was going The answer unexplored territory, with definite influence from Ancient Egypt The second, and one of the reasons I took my time keeping up, was thepersonal nature of the plot It was very much Che s story, dealing with the fallout from her previous adventures I was a little concerned she was going to die of angst in the first part, but the story was building into something, and certainly sui...