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Description: The Fell Sword : Paperback : Orion Publishing Co : 9780575113343 : : 09 Oct 2014 : THE RED KNIGHT was one of the most acclaimed fantasy debuts of 2012 - and now he rides again. Prepare for one epic battle. The Book Depository The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron - shop the best deal online on thebookbug.co.uk

 

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Author: Parm

Rating: 5

Review: Review This is a book that has taken me longer than any other to read this year so far, not because its a bad book, very much the opposite. This book contains some of the most involved, imaginative and impressive world building i have seen, right up there with the depth and passion of lords of the rings. This is book two in the series following on directly from the fabulous debut that was the Red Knight, once again following the mercenary band headed by the Red Knight, the Captain. A man who is both a fighting Knight at the peak of his prowess, but also a magister (a sorcerer) very powerful and growing in skill all the time. Unlike many books we don’t just live the story from the point of view of the hero (the Red Knight) we get a Multi POV, we see the opinion and perspective of all, and as such get to see what the individual see’s, themselves a hero, or in the right. This multi POV is very encompassing, so much so that there are times it becomes hard to keep all the threads and all the names straight, hence the length of time needed to read the book. The world of the Red Knight is HUGE, made more so by the depth of detail, history and politics. This world encompasses much of the real world just with a twist. Outwallers that are native Americans for example, countries that resemble Canada, Great Britain, France, an empire that bears a striking resemblance to a decaying Byzantine empire, the fantastic Nordikans, who more than resemble the Varangian guard. All of these people and places imbued with the authors rich depth of historical knowledge. Miles Cameron being the highly renowned Historical Author Christian Cameron, a writer who imbues all of his work with not just literary research, but with physical research, hours spent in armour and training with weapons. Walking the wilds of Canada wearing the garb of a true knight, all of this detail is powered into his books to stunning effect. Does Fell sword bring a better book with more satisfaction than Red Knight? yes and no, i found the ending more satisfying than Red Knight, but i think that may be because Red Knight had so much hard work to do with regard to world building, it was only the latter quarter of book one that truly showed the excellence of his writing talent. Fell Sword was a much more immersive encompassing tale, one that carries the reader into the depth of the wilds to learn more of the creatures who dwell there, more of Thorn and what drives him, or more importantly who. Most important of all it takes the reader into the depths of the politics of the world, a truly dark murky, back stabbing politics, politics fueled by ambition and magic. Most interesting is that Fell Sword reveals the true darkness from the wild, we now know what is coming, we just don’t really know why. Its exactly what a middle book should be, if not more, many middle books are a pause, this is anything but. Next year 2015 will see the third book in the series The Tournament of Fools, i highly recommend getting a Pre-Order in, i feel its going to sell fast. Its a book i highly recommend you read in large bites, not small. But most of all its a book i Highly recommend to all readers, not just fantasy of Historical fiction. (Parm) Other books by this author Traitor Son Cycle 1. The Red Knight (2012) 2. The Fell Sword (2014) 3. Tournament of Fools (2015) Tyrant 1. Tyrant (2008) 2. Storm of Arrows (2009) 3. Funeral Games (2010) 4. King of the Bosporus (2011) 5. Destroyer of Cities (2013) 6. Force of Kings (2014) 1. Killer of Men (2010) 2. Marathon: Freedom or Death (2011) 3. Poseidon’s Spear (2012) 4. The Great King (2014) Tom Swan and the Head of St George 1. Castillon (2012) 2. Venice (2012) 3. Constantinople (2012) 4. Rome (2013) 5. Rhodes (2013) 6. Chios (2013) Novels Washington and Caesar (2001) God of War (2012) The Ill-Made Knight (2013) The Long Sword (2014)

 

Author: plot hound

Rating: 4

Review: This is another good book, it builds from where the first book leaves off. The characters are mostly the same as before with some new ones added in, nice and not so nice, crazy and slightly less crazy, there is very little character building here with the exception of Nita Qwan who is changing due to his new role and culture and gives us a window in the actions of The Green. There is very little action here, the battles are simple and largely anti-climactic; there is a feeling of building pressure and glimpses of the bigger game being played but this feels like a middle book, entertaining but doesn't really stand strongly in its own right. The pace is decent, a lot happens and we are continuously swapping between different characters and sub plots, it is nice to see that not everything The Red Knight tries succeeds, sometimes luck intervenes. A good sequel, leaves you wanting more.

 

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