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Summary

Rejoin fantasy’s most deadly and dysfunctional mercenaries in the sequel to debut sensation The Black Hawks. 

Bound by oath and honour, Vedren Chel found himself drawn to the heart of a deadly rebellion. With him stood the mercenaries of the Black Hawk Company, who were only ever in it for the money.

But the uprising failed. Now, Chel and the sell-sword Rennic languish in prison, watching as their comrades are taken one by one for execution.

A daring escape will set them free, but with the combined forces of vengeful church and voracious crown arrayed against them, Chel and the Black Hawks must embark on a desperate search for new allies.

Journeying from frozen wastes to towering cities, from drug-riddled fleapits to opulent palaces, The Righteous is the thrilling and riotous second adventure from one of fantasy’s most exciting new voices.

©2021 David Wragg (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Reminds me of Abercrombie’s The Blade Itself." (Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld)

"Wragg captures the classic fantasy spirit of adventure and exploration, wraps it with stabbed backs and cannibals and gifts it to you on a bed of action." (Ed McDonald, author of Blackwing

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Feels Incomplete

To me it seems that this was a trilogy cut short to a duology, for whatever reason. Some plots are open and never get resolved or do so in a rushed manner. Very Disappointing

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You will love this.

I thought the first book was fun and well written and i gave the second a chance. And wow was i amazed by how good this was best fantasy book i read in years brilliant.

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A great read!

Loved it! Exciting and an emotional roller coast with some light relief. Can't remember enough.

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Good grownup stuff

Good stuff I like the introduction of industry the humour right up there with one finger! Not as hero-less, or cynical as crombe , I don’t want to say a bit more PG as the language and interaction between characters is far from but wragg gives hope to the reader

Anyway good stuff keep them coming

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Fantastic plot, energetic pace, great characters

The story continues at great pace. It's a long book but you don't notice as there's always something happening. The characters are so well written, Lemon is my favourite and I loved the banter between her and Foss but also with their new companion, Kosh.

The plot took an unexpected turn at the end, what an ending. I'm going to have to sit in a dark room for a while to get my nerves back in order. David Wragg, please please write another in the series! In the meantime I will have to reread both books as I'm not ready to say goodbye to the Black Hawk company just yet.

Colin Mace did an excellent job with all the accents, he definitely got better as the book progressed.

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the righteous definitely

loved both books ,excellent story great narration .Wish would be a book3 but nicely rounded up if not

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  • 15-06-21

Great follow up …

This is a really good second book following the Black Hawks next adventure. The characters are so varying and as always Colin Mace cements these characters with his narrative tones,accents & with feeling.
(I did get a smidge lost/confused at one bit - not sure why, but it all made perfect sense eventually & it’s easy to replay as necessary).
Enjoy.

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An incredible continuation

I'll keep this short and simple, this book was everything I wanted and more from a sequel to the stellar 'The Black Hawks'. Great story, great characters and a good conclusion to the duology.

Colin Mace yet again exceeds all expectations with his outstanding narration, giving life and personality to each character with an impressive range of accents and tones, cementing him as one of the best audiobook narrators I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.

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  • Tracy
  • 29-07-21

Great Series

This is a great series for anyone who enjoys dramatic, yet comedic, witty adventures. The reader, who I wasn't fond of at first, is amazing. He has brought life to all these characters in a way that is so enjoyable to listen to. I highly recommend this series.

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  • 16-06-22

I liked this one, until the end.

This was a fun adventure with complex and likeable characters. I missed the first book because the recording was too difficult for me to listen to so I jumped into this one without the back story and was fine catching up. Although there was some missing information from the first book, it was easy to get the main points and up to speed.

I enjoyed the story and the characters and their adventures and struggles and how they delt with them. I was looking forward to getting into this series and continuing with these characters and their adventures right up until the last couple chapters. I'm not a fan of how the story developed and how this book ended. leaving me no interest in continuing the series. It finished heading in a direction I have no interest to follow so unfortunately I will not continue with this series if David Wagg writes anymore of them.

Collin Mace did do an excellent job in the narration and I will look for more books read by him.

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  • Renee Falk
  • 11-06-22

Epic

Fantastic adventures and wonderful characters. Looking forward to another. Won’t be disappointed if like Street Rats Michael J Sullivan

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  • 16-11-21

meh

it was kind of fun but I never cared about any of the characters.



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  • Kelvin
  • 20-10-21

Worth finishing

I wished there had been more to this one as there is so much more that could have happened, then again, there still is plenty that can happen and I. glad this particular arc wrapped up as certain indi ideals were annoying and fairly useless by most standards. The characters kept me on my toes and never quite did as I expected. It didn't quite live up to the expectation the first book left, but considering the direction it ends up in...that's inevitable. I think the author wanted to go in another direction so he had to tie up the loose ends in this one. Looking forward to future works.

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  • The Walkers
  • 19-07-21

Great follow up

highly entertaining! fantastic follow up. would definitely recommend if you liked the first book can't wait to see where it goes from here?!?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-06-21

Worth a listen.

I think Colin Mace is a fantastic narrator. The story here is good. The narration ultimately (for me) makes it a fun listen. Both books are worth a shot.