The Cold Eye

The Cold Eye In the anticipated sequel to Silver on the Road Isobel is riding circuit through the Territory as the Devil s Left Hand But when she responds to a natural disaster she learns the limits of her power
  • Title: The Cold Eye
  • Author: Laura Anne Gilman
  • ISBN: 9781481429719
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Cold Eye
    In the anticipated sequel to Silver on the Road, Isobel is riding circuit through the Territory as the Devil s Left Hand But when she responds to a natural disaster, she learns the limits of her power and the growing danger of something mysterious that is threatening not just her life, but the whole Territory.Isobel is the left hand of the old man of the Territory, the BoIn the anticipated sequel to Silver on the Road, Isobel is riding circuit through the Territory as the Devil s Left Hand But when she responds to a natural disaster, she learns the limits of her power and the growing danger of something mysterious that is threatening not just her life, but the whole Territory.Isobel is the left hand of the old man of the Territory, the Boss better known as the Devil Along with her mentor, Gabriel, she is traveling circuit through Flood to represent the power of the Devil and uphold the agreement he made with the people to protect them Here in the Territory, magic exists sometimes wild and perilous.But there is a growing danger in the bones of the land that is killing livestock, threatening souls, and weakening the power of magic In the next installment of the Devil s West series, Isobel and Gabriel are in over their heads as they find what s happening and try to stop the people behind it before it unravels the Territory.
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  • Laura Anne Gilman

    By the time she was fourteen, Laura Anne Gilman knew she would be an editor, a teacher, or a writer.By thirty, she was all three She s a little focused that way when not being distracted by oooh shiny.After fifteen years working in NY publishing, Laura Anne became a full time writer, with than twenty novels under her various bylines, including THE COLD EYE and SILVER ON THE ROAD, the Nebula Award nominated Vineart War trilogy, and the 10 book, 4 novella Cosa Nostradamus series She is also a serial short fiction writer, but her friends seem to like her anywayShe s also the mystery writer L.A Kornetsky.

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  • The first book in this series, Silver on the Road , enthralled me when I read it and I knew I wanted to read the next book, The Cold Eye I requested it via NetGalley almost as soon as it was available But my request had been pending for many weeks when Gilman mentioned on Facebook that she had review copies available I asked, and she sent me a copy then, four and a half months after I submitted my request on NetGalley, I was approved and ended up with two e galleys Feast or famine, lol.In The Co [...]


  • Oh, how I adore the setting and magic of Gilman s re imagined wild west Protagonist Isobel and her mentor Gabriel remain engaging in this sequel to Silver on the Road, and I enjoyed Isobel s journey into further acceptance of her power and nature On a frustrating note, everything I most want to discover about Gabriel, it seems Gilman is not interested in revealing or exploring with any depth yet But still, I inhaled the story in one delighted sitting it s so much fun to be back in the Devil s W [...]



  • It s always a treat to discover an author who is a world builder Last year, Laura Anne Gilman introduced The Devil s West in the first book in the series, Silver on the Road She doesn t disappoint readers with the second book, The Cold Eye She s created a world, set in the early 19th century, in which what we think of as the Louisiana Territory, west of the Mississippi, is called The Territory It s the Devil s land, and the old man s Left Hand rides that territory, watching for trouble, dealing [...]


  • 4.5 stars.Electronic ARC provided by NetGalley.I really enjoyed this book While Silver on the Road is very much a series introduction setting up world and characters The Cold Eye feels like it fully launches the story, and starts the plot moving towards a major crisis point Gilman s version of the American West continues to be interesting and original, while feeling very solid and well put together The relationships between various factions both supernatural and mortal are well thought out and a [...]


  • I find it weird that when I was younger I didn t like western tales or the genre at ALL But the older I get, I guess I have learned to broaden my horizons.The Cold Eye is the second in the Devil s West series, it is a exceptionally well written story that straddles a fantasy quest and a western perfectly, not the easiest task in the world.Terrific world, characters you care for, and the best thing of all, a story that you want to keep reading.go buy this series.


  • 2.5 stars I will read the third novel because I am very curious to see what happens and the author has left us with a fair share of questions which MUST be answered Book 2 did have its share of problems mostly with pacing and repetition I wonder if some of the lengthy periods of nothing happening on the road was for realistic effect I don t really mind the quiet moments because Gilman s descriptions are evocative and immersive Though I m bored of our lovely protagonist sticking her hand to the g [...]



  • Originally reviewed at thelibraryladies After reading and loving Silver on the Road, I was excited to pick up this prequel In the first book we were introduced to the unique, re imagined West that is ruled by the enigmatic Devil who has sent out 16 year old Isobel to travel the territory as his own brand of magical justice In many ways, this book simply doubled down on the same elements readers were presented with in the first novel, in some ways to its benefit and in others, less so But ultimat [...]


  • Well, so this is the second in this series, and I m still reading It s about as flawed as the first, maybe a little less And I ll probably read the next one The basic problem is that they need characters For example, if the Jack would have stayed on, or one of those roving women The Left Hand just can t do it alone She doesn t know enough and she needs foils Otherwise the premise and the atmosphere are interesting enough You can t understand, though, why they don t hightail it to the Devil wit [...]


  • This was a much slower book, one that took it s time and very much was concerned with the inner life of the characters so than any plot Though there of course is a plot and an interesting one at that Izzie is growing into her self quite a bit in this book into her role.



  • 4.5 and rounding up because diversity in fiction deserves to be rewarded.I need the next 5 books in this series This world is internally consistent, often terrifying, and deeply intriguing.


  • A weird, low key western fantasy that s concentrated on the spirit world Different from the first in the series, it s better than I expected.


  • I loved the first book I loved this one even Now to think of what to say that doesn t spoil this book for others.Isobel and Gabriel have grown into their roles His bargain with the devil says he s her mentor, but the longer the two of them are together, partner is the apt description and closer to the truth He supports her, he listens, and most important, Gabriel doesn t judge Isobel when she has to make hard decisions.Izzy is learning hard and fast that being the Left Hand is so much than sh [...]


  • Isobel and her mentor Gideon are traveling the far reaches of the Territory when they come upon a problem that seems too big to solve Beginning with a buffalo slaughter, then earthquakes, and then an area devoid of animal life, Isobel and Gideon move further and further into the unknown Isobel is the Devil s Left Hand She is responsible for making decisions for the good of the Territory in the areas far from the Devil s home base It is an awesome responsibility for a girl who is just sixteen and [...]


  • These books are SO CLOSE to being exactly what I want, and yet they don t quite get there, s the tragedy I love the setting of the reimagined West, I love the atmosphere I love that there is magic and yet I find myself frustrated by just how nebulously it is described.The first section of this book is, frankly, boring Nothing much happens except a lot of feeling and a lot of magic, which is less interesting to read when you can t follow what s going on I even considered putting the book down On [...]


  • I have been eagerly awaiting the released of The Cold Eye, by Laura Anne Gilman, since I read the book that opened the series This novel opens soon after the end of Silver on the Road, with Isobel and Gabriel traveling north across the Territory to find new wrongs to put right Isobel is still learning the limits of her powers and jurisdiction as the Devil s Left Hand and The Cold Eye very much focuses on the ruthlessness of frontier justiceRead the rest of my review at A Bookish Type I received [...]


  • A Strong Follow up The second volume in The Devil s Road does a terrific job of expanding and exploring the North American territory ruled by the Devil We have a greater understanding of the relationship between the people and their land along with the dangers There is an internal threat that is the focus but we learn of an increasing danger from the Americans.What I had hoped for and was disappointed not to get was a deeper understanding of Isobel and Gabriel as characters But I am along for th [...]


  • This definitely a sequel and a bridge to the next book in this series Read for a continued exploration of an intriguing fantasy setting and hints of conflicts to come.


  • I very much enjoyed how the relationship between Isobel and Gabriel evolves in this book, how Isobel is coming into her own and Gabriel is trying to let her, how they don t always agree on the best course of action but are still willing to sit down and talk it over and each listen to the other s side I liked that Isobel acknowledged that Gabriel was experienced and still had things worth teaching even though she was far powerful than him, and that Gabriel acknowledged that Isobel had an unders [...]


  • Today s post is on The Cold Eye by Laura Anne Gilman It is the second on her The Devil s West series, so to understand the story you need to have read the first one It is 330 pages long and is published by Saga Press The cover is sky blue with Isobel in the left hand center with her hand up showing the Devil s Mark and a reaper flying above her The intended reader is someone who read the first one and likes alternative history There is mild foul language, no sex, and mild violence in this book T [...]


  • Although I was lukewarm on the first novel, I did pick up the second novel in The Devil s West series I am interested in reading western themed novels, and I am hoping there are series in the fantasy genre that explore this Unfortunately The Cold Eye didn t improve my judgment of the series.Isobel, aka Izzy, and Gabriel have regrouped since the events of the first novel They are informed of earthquakes that are likely of some supernatural origin Izzy feels compelled to solve the mystery She an [...]


  • I loved the first book, and got a chance to borrow this one from a friend, so read through it over summer beach vacation I was very interested to see what happened with Isabelle and Gabriel, not to mention the development of Isabelle s talents and the events that are unfolding across the Devil s West.The timeline of this book is surprisingly short a few weeks, no than that and it feels odd to have that be it for this entire story There s basically one overall story arc, as Isabelle is Called to [...]


  • In SILVER ON THE ROAD, Laura Anne Gilman created an alternative west where The Devil controlled the land between the Mississippi and the Rockies called only The Territory Isobel nee Lacoyo Tavora made a bargain with the Devil to help him serve and protect the Territory In the second novel of the series, Isobel begins to feel the full burden of her responsibility, and discovers even dangers and secrets below the surface of the Territory.As with SILVER ON THE ROAD, THE COLD EYE starts off slowly, [...]


  • Premise Sequel to Silver on the Road Isobel continues to ride the Territory in search of things to make right and in search of knowledge She needs to know about her own powers and position if she s to be ready for the coming storm It didn t take me long to sink back into this world after my long preordered copy of this book appeared on my Kindle I still love Isobel and her teacher Gabriel I love this version of the West, full of bargains, new customs, and old magic.My only complaint is that it [...]


  • Okay, really, I don t think this book is PERFECT, but you know what It s damn close I know it s not the type of story that will work for everyone It moves slowly, and quietly, and is all about main character Isobel figuring out what her job is, and how to do it, and who she is and who she should be and who she wants to be and how to reconcile all those things And same for Gabriel I love their relationship so, so much, and that it hasn t taken a turn for the obligatory romance, and that it s so m [...]


  • I read this right on the tails of Silver on the Road More unknowns that must be battled, fought, settled The tensions were high as the Left Hand has her own doubts but continues to be grounded by her mentor who learned to take his cues from her when to take the lead and when to follow She leads deeper into the mystery of what is to come as her boss watches from his bar He seems to be reminding the young United States and its President that you don t mess with the Territory without consequences T [...]


  • I very much enjoyed the prequel to this book and was eagerly awaiting The Cold Eye and I m pleased to say it was even better than the first of this unusual weird Western story.Gilman does a superlative job of crafting an utterly unique world setting, complete with alt history twists and turns, then douses the setting in a cauldron of strange magicks, infernal deals and very clever interpretations of folklore.The characters introduced in the first novel continue to grow and evolve What I loved ab [...]


  • After reading and loving Silver on the Road, I was excited to pick up this prequel In the first book we were introduced to the unique, re imagined West that is ruled by the enigmatic Devil who has sent out 16 year old Isobel to travel the territory as his own brand of magical justice In many ways, this book simply doubled down on the same elements readers were presented with in the first novel, in some ways to its benefit and in others, less so But ultimately, the freshness of the story world ch [...]


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