Twenty Palaces

Twenty Palaces When Ray Lilly was years old a handgun accident landed his best friend Jon Burrows in a wheelchair and turned Ray into a runaway and petty criminal Fifteen years later Ray returns home after a

Twenty Palaces Twenty Palaces is a novel series blending fantasy and mystery and written by Seattle author Harry Connolly Ray Lilly, the series first person narrator, and protagonist recounts his adventures working for the Twenty Palace Society. Twenty Palaces Series by Harry Connolly Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths and Other Tales of Dark Fantasy Twenty Palaces, A Prequel eBook Harry Jul , Twenty Palaces is the story of how Ray got his start working for the Twenty Palace Society A story he thought was going to be about redemption and a new beginning with the boyhood best friend he shot and crippled by accident Sadly, this was never to be as. Twenty Palaces series Urban Fantasy Wiki FANDOM Twenty Palace Society mysterious organization of sorcerers their aim appears to be using any means necessary to keep magic out of the hands of anyone other than their own members World Edit Magic in this universe is almost entirely dependent on rituals or artifacts created by rituals. Twenty Palaces Harry Connolly Jul , Twenty Palaces is the story of how Ray got his start working for the Twenty Palace Society A story he thought was going to be about redemption and a new beginning with the boyhood best friend he shot and crippled by accident Sadly, this was never to be as. The Twenty Palaces Series in Order Harry Connolly The complete series list for A Twenty Palaces Novel Harry Connolly Series reading order, cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Twenty Palaces Circle of Enemies by Harry Connolly Find many great new used options and get the best deals for Twenty Palaces Circle of Enemies by Harry Connolly , Paperback at the best online prices at eBay Free shipping for many products Cinemark Palace and XD Movie Times Showtimes and Cinemark Palace and XD Movie Times Tickets Airport Rd Boca Raton, FL It s Official The Twenty Palaces Series Has Been Twenty Palaces was one of my favorite series, for the very reasons you suggest as probable cause for its hopefully temporary demise I know you said you don t want to discuss this further, so I ll leave it at that, and just add that I look forward to reading whatever you write next, and hope you do get to continue the series one day.

  • Title: Twenty Palaces
  • Author: Harry Connolly
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  • Page: 204
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  • When Ray Lilly was 13 years old, a handgun accident landed his best friend, Jon Burrows, in a wheelchair and turned Ray into a runaway and petty criminal Fifteen years later, Ray returns home after a stint in prison he s determined to go straight, but he knows he can t do that without making peace with his old friend.What Ray doesn t expect is to discover that Jon has juWhen Ray Lilly was 13 years old, a handgun accident landed his best friend, Jon Burrows, in a wheelchair and turned Ray into a runaway and petty criminal Fifteen years later, Ray returns home after a stint in prison he s determined to go straight, but he knows he can t do that without making peace with his old friend.What Ray doesn t expect is to discover that Jon has just received a mysterious cure not only is he out of his wheelchair, he seems stronger and faster than well, pretty much anyone Worse, his cure has drawn the attention of all sorts of attention the media are camped out on his block, the police are investigating him for insurance fraud, and weird shadowy figures have begun to draw closer, figures who clearly do not mean to do Jon any good.Can Ray atone for the biggest mistake of his life by protecting his oldest friend And what terrible price will the world have to pay if he succeeds
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    • Andrew says:

      Book zero in the series, of which we got three primary books and a regretful sigh from the author. The author has self-published the prequel (see his web site, or your favorite e-book store).If you never read any of these, *or* if you tried the first one but bounced off the in-medias introduction, you should try _Twenty Palaces_. Ray Lilly got into trouble as a boy, got into more trouble as a young man, and then got into jail. Now he's out. He would like to avoid more trouble, please. His troubl [...]

    • Keith says:

      Since Harry Connolly’s first book in the TWENTY PALACES series came out, I’ve been a fan. After reading his second book GAME OF CAGES --- which was easily one of the best books I read that year -- he became one of my favorite authors. When I sat down to type in a rating for the TWENTY PALACE prequel that Harry Connolly had put out, I followed a link to his blog that said he had no immediate plans to write any more TWENTY PALACES novels. This is a huge, huge loss for the urban fantasy genre. [...]

    • John says:

      You might know Harry Connolly's Twenty Palaces novels. If so, good for you! If not, damn you to hell! You're the reason something great died ("indefinite hiatus" counts for good as dead).Though the Twenty Palaces series has been cancelled owing to low and declining readership (stupid marketplace), it's still some of the best urban fantasy to be produced in recent years. It's not quite as reader-friendly as some - the setting isn't just gritty, it verges into the bleak and brutal on a semi-regula [...]

    • JJ DeBenedictis says:

      This is the author's self-published prequel to a series I really like. I found this book had a slower start than the others in the series, but once it got going, it was just as action-packed and enjoyable as I've come to expect. The main character comes across as younger and more emotional in this one, which was nice to see because he seems to have nerves of steel in the later books! This novel does have one of the flaws I associate with self-published books--it has more typos than it should. Ho [...]

    • Donraj says:

      This is a prequel to an utterly brilliant series that was sadly canceled due to poor sales. A big part of why it never took off the way it should have is because the first book in the series Child of Fire, went too far in terms of starting in media res, to the point where readers were confused as to what was going on because they knew almost none of the backstory. This is unfortunate and is probably the reason why this prequel was written. It does an admirable job of filling that gap and if you [...]

    • Ross Dittman says:

      this is one of my favorite series, and this one is the best book in it in my opinion. I think this should have been the first book, not only because it's a great introduction to the characters and the world, but also because it showed the villain from the 3rd book and made me hate him.

    • Jeff Cadoff says:

      So that's what happened!This prequel fills in the backstory that the original trilogy hints at. I would still recommend reading the trilogy first. I love this series. The writing is excellent, and the story is just plain fun.

    • John Bogart says:

      If you've seen my reviews of the other Twenty Palaces novels (Child of Fire, Game of Cages, and Circle of Enemies), then you already know I love this series.Twenty Palaces is a prequel. Chronologically it takes place right before Child of Fire (in fact, the ending of Twenty Palaces leads right into the beginning of Child of Fire).My understanding is that it was written first and was meant to be the first book. However, it was published later. I'm glad Child of Fire came first and would recommend [...]

    • Janny says:

      As another user here stated, I will sorely miss Ray and Annalise if this is indeed the last book in the series. *big nostalgic sigh* So, if you're a fan of the series but for some reason undecided, rest assured that the book is awesome.Much like the other novels, the fast-paced writing and gritty atmosphere is back and it's just as immersive as usual. Even if it starts off a little bit slower that what we're accustomed to, the prequel picks up speed as soon as characters are introduced, so much [...]

    • Hobart says:

      I'm not usually one for prequels -- if the author/filmmakers have done their job, we know what we need to know already. Sure, it allows the creator to fill in some blanks, make the in-joke -- but on the whole, they just seem to serve as red meat for fans*, while offering little new.But a well-done prequel can be a lot of fun -- and in the end, if you're not reading genre fiction for fun -- what's the point?Between the rest of the books in this criminally-underselling series, we're given a decent [...]

    • Gallandro_83 says:

      The latest and last of the twenty palace series for a while is another great addition to one of my favorite new series. I'm disappointed that people seem off put by the authors voice. The lack of steady answers about what is happening in each book is one of the strongest reasons why I enjoy them. I feel engaged when I read these rather than being lead to every conclusion. If you've read the rest of the series this prequels plot should be fairly well known and you should already know the ending b [...]

    • Melissa Levine says:

      This was an interesting story. The only real issue I had with it was in regards to the editing, or lack thereof. There were many, many mistakes throughout the story where the wrong word was used or multiple 'suggested' words could have been used but instead of using just one, both were used; it got really annoying. Ex:1. "There was a sigil was stitched into the cloth"2. "Without thinking, I caught as it".3. "I expected to fall on the way down the stairs back stairs"There were also times when the [...]

    • Gaston Keller says:

      I've just finished reading this one, yet I haven't read the famous trilogy of which this book is a prequel. It kept me very much engaged and eager to finish reading it, so I'll now move on to the next book in the series, hoping it's as good as they say. =)I realize I haven't said anything about the book. I think the genre is called *urban fantasy*, of which I haven't read anything before. It's attractive from the viewpoint that it brings the super-natural into the context of our everyday lives.I [...]

    • K.D. says:

      Since Harry Connolly's first book in the TWENTY PALACES series came out, I've been a fan. After reading his second book GAME OF CAGES --- which was easily one of the best books I read that year -- he became one of my favorite authors.When I sat down to type in a rating for the TWENTY PALACE prequel that Harry Connolly had put out, I followed a link to his blog that said he had no immediate plans to write any more TWENTY PALACES novels. This is a huge, huge loss for the urban fantasy genre.His pr [...]

    • Aaron says:

      Harry Connolly excels at scenes of terror and violence.The book is a prequel to a cancelled series, and it tells a story that in the original series had been just hinted at as backstory to a living world. I don't think it was a necessary addition to the series, the hints of it in the existing books were sufficient to introduce the characters and show their motivations and major life events. That said, I'm glad to see more of the story with these interesting characters, and a prequel seems a bett [...]

    • Justin says:

      Harry Connolly's Twenty Palaces series is one of my favorite new series in the urban fantasy realm, and one of the things I appreciated about the first book is that the main character - Ray Lilly - had some severe baggage that was only hinted at in the first couple of books. We got a glimpse of it in Circle of Enemies: A Twenty Palaces Novel, but with Twenty Palaces, now we can see where Ray first ran up against the magical world, how he met Annalise and of course where he got his ever-useful Gh [...]

    • ᴥ Irena ᴥ says:

      1.5I shouldn't have read the description of Child of Fire first. I started without any knowledge of the world, its characters or the story, but then I read the blurb of the first book and it completely ruined this prequel for me. I made myself read it even though I knew what's next.The main character, Ray, is not likable. He isn't just jinxed. He is jinxed, not very smart (to put it mildly) and everything about him depresses me. Maybe he improves in other booksThe book starts with Ray coming out [...]

    • Brandon Wicks says:

      Wow. Once again, Connolly took me on a crazy, bloody and awesome trip with Ray Lilly, answered some questions and gave me a million more.Seeing the beginning of Ray's journey into the "world behind the world" as one character refers to it, or "oh shit, these things are killing everybody and so are the people trying to stop these things" as it's affectionately known to the rest of us, is a wonderful, gory treat.The opening could almost pass for a book completely unrelated to magic; maybe a crime [...]

    • Louis says:

      Twenty Palaces is about an ex-con who is released from prison and, as he reunites with his old gang, becomes part of a world of magic and horror. But, instead of focusing on the horror and magic, what it focuses on is the person, and for that, this is a very good story of a person who is trying to put a life together and figure out who he is while his sense of the world is changing around him.Our protagonist, Ray, has just been released from prison after taking the fall for a wounding an old fri [...]

    • Roger N. says:

      An indirect recommendation from zarf's list of books he purchased in the last year. I hadn't looked at eblong for a long time, and was happy to see that he was still doing that list -- and happy to see that I could follow him over here as well.Twenty Palaces is a pretty good gritty urban fantasy. It is a prequel, written after the other three novels were published traditionally; I can't help but wonder if some of the ambivalence I felt about it might have been different had I read those first. I [...]

    • Priscilla says:

      While I rant and rail at the heavens at the injustice of such a brilliant series being canceled, if it had to happen, I'm glad it was in an era in which e-publishing is gaining such traction and accessibility. I'm so grateful Harry Connolly was able to tell this story and that plugged-in fans were able to read it. After the third book, I wanted so desperately for there to be more, but sigh. This review is not about my woe. This review is about joy!This book was excellent, as everything I've read [...]

    • John says:

      I was leery to jump into this series at first, given a bad experience I had with Jim Butcher's STORM FRONT, but I gave Connolly's TWENTY PALACES a go. I'm glad I did! Connolly introduces us to Ray Lilly with tight prose and immediate action. TWENTY PALACES is a prequel to some prior stories, so it portrays Lilly as a neophyte to the underground world of magic. As such, there are a few cliches it has to trip through, but Connolly handles these with relative grace. The dark parts are suitably dark [...]

    • Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ says:

      Ray Lily has just been released from after a three year stint. He's moved to Seattle to live with his aunt and uncle. Hhe has a job set up by an old friend named Wally King. Ray doesn't want any trouble but trouble seems to find him any way. Jon Burrows is a childhood friend that wants to reconnect with Ray. He's also the friend that he accidently shot as a teenager but is a walking miracle. Ray wants to ask for Jon's forgivenessbut Jon says there is nothing to forgive. Annaliese Powliss is hunt [...]

    • Serack says:

      This was self published after the publisher of the other 3 books dropped the series. I was really glad to have gotten a chance to read the story, but it certainly was missing some editing polish. As such, although "Child of Fire" left me feeling as though I was missing a prequel (this book) I only recommend starting with this book if you are willing to put up with a few missed edits (grammar and spelling stuff that will take you out of the story briefly) Oh, and since it's self published, it's r [...]

    • Jeremy says:

      A fun read! I really liked this book, and how Harry Connolly built the world in which these characters live. He gave us enough information about the magic system in this world without spelling it out for us. At the end of the book, the protagonist still does not fully understand the world he is now embroiled in. I appreciated how real it felt, and how fun it was to read. I got through the book amazingly fast, which is always a good indication of how much I liked it. I hope you consider checking [...]

    • Alice Sabo says:

      I've only read one of the Twenty Palaces series, but I was happy to see this prequel. Ray is an interesting anti-hero, reminiscence of Harry Dresden in his reluctance to save the world. And in the presence of otherworldly threats that "normal" people aren't aware of. It's a bit on the brutal side but that didn't deter me.It's fast paced and engrossing, despite a pile of typos. I really enjoyed this novella gobbling it down in one sitting. I will definitely get the rest of the series.I hope the a [...]

    • Troy Lefman says:

      This is one of the best stories I've read, not knowing what the story is about, not having any recommendations beforehand, not knowing if I would like it. And I do like it. Definitely urban fantasy. This had enough mystery and uncertainty to keep the story interesting and enough action and suspense to keep things moving. Plenty of surprises. I like the ending.I've read enough of Child of Fire to sync the details from Ray's past. And I'm glad I read Twenty Palaces first. Overall, it doesn't matte [...]

    • Larry Donnell says:

      I was heartbroken when Harry announced that 20 Palaces was not going to continue in the normal manner.I have a hard time even typing 'cancelled'.It was with really mixed emotions I began Twenty Palaces; a prequel.It was fantastic.We got to see Ray exit jail and try to start a normal life.We see how he met key people and how he got all intertwined in the politics of it allAll done in Harry's quick paced, sweeping narrative.I will sorely miss Ray and Annalise.

    • VK-RC says:

      An entertaining prequel to Child of Fire which fills in quite a bit of Ray's history. Scary aliens. Scary humans. As always in this series, the stakes are very high (human extinction) and the collateral damage horrendous. Ray can't save everyone which makes him a sympathetic and believable hero, and his chemistry with Annalise has real moral grit which makes it vastly more interesting than the standard "I hate you but we're partners" fare hollywood often dishes up.

    • Ginger says:

      I was looking for something similar to Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books. Based on the high praise others have heaped on the Twenty Palaces series, I was expecting a well-written, engaging book. However, I found Mr. Connolly's writing to be amateur, poorly developed, and uninteresting. Just my two cents.

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