Caine's Law by Matthew Stover

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My only issue with the book is how it ends because the end of this book is very, very similar to the ending of the second one.
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Synopsis

SOME LAWS YOU BREAK. SOME BREAK YOU.
AND THEN THERE’S CAINE’S LAW.
 
From the moment Caine first appeared in the pages of Heroes Die, two things were clear. First, that Matthew Stover was one of the most gifted fantasy writers of his generation. And second, that Caine was a hero whose peers go by such names as Conan and Elric. Like them, Caine was something new: a civilized man who embraced savagery, an actor whose life was a lie, a force of destruction so potent that even gods thought twice about crossing him. Now Stover brings back his greatest creation for his most stunning performance yet.

Caine is washed up and hung out to dry, a crippled husk kept isolated and restrained by the studio that exploited him. Now they have dragged him back for one last deal. But Caine has other plans. Those plans take him back to Overworld, the alternate reality where gods are real and magic is the ultimate weapon. There, in a violent odyssey through time and space, Caine will face the demons of his past, find true love, and just possibly destroy the universe.

Hey, it’s a crappy job, but somebody’s got to do it.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Matthew Stover

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Matthew Stover is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars novels Revenge of the Sith, Shatterpoint, and The New Jedi Order: Traitor, as well as Caine Black Knife, The Blade of Tyshalle, and Heroes Die. He is an expert in several martial arts. Stover lives outside Chicago.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Del Rey. 497 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Caine's Law
All: 6 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Below average
Apr 15 2012

If you're unfamiliar with the Caine saga, the first 100 pages offer a rapid-shuffle blur of riotous confusion. . .

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SFFWorld.com

Excellent
Reviewed by Rob Bedford on Apr 17 2012

I loved the novel and think it a fitting send off for Caine. Easily one of my favorite novels of 2012.

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Roqoo Depot

Excellent
Reviewed by Skuldren on Apr 03 2012

Caine’s Law ends with a note of finality, a feeling of epicness, a quality of grandeur.

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Graeme's Fantasy Book Review

Below average
Reviewed by Graeme Flory on Apr 04 2012

. . .despite just how good ‘Caine’s Law’ is (and it is), it’s really one for hardcore, long established fans of the series.

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The Rhapsodist

Good
Reviewed by Alex Willging on Apr 12 2012

. . .it’s a very satisfying read and provides a lot of good character development for Caine.

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Two Pens

Below average
Reviewed by Matthew Marovich on May 01 2012

My only issue with the book is how it ends because the end of this book is very, very similar to the ending of the second one.

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