29 Jan 2013

The Desert Spear - epic fantasy

 

didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) liked it (my current rating) it was amazing


3 stars for the first part of the book..
  and not because he is a bad writer or something but just because he put way to much  descriptions of fighting scenes and war techniques in a book where i didn't expect it to be,at least not in such an amount.
I love to read fantasy not action or  warrior adventure novels..and i get disappointed if i don't get what expected .

The 4 stars are because as up 70% to the end it was a great story again,a page turner with a lot of "normal" action and we learn much about the characters and the development between them becomes clearer .

If not for the last 30% i definitely wouldn't give a thought of reading the next installment.But as it is i will be happily awaiting the next part in the series,which is due in February i believe.

I do recommend this book for lovers of the fantasy genre but i believe it will more appeal  to the male population of Brett's readers .

  Goodreads description:
"The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that arise as the sun sets, preying upon a dwindling population forced to cower behind ancient and half-forgotten symbols of power. These wards alone can keep the demons at bay, but legends tell of a Deliverer: a general—some would say prophet—who once bound all mankind into a single force that defeated the demons. Those times, if they ever existed, are long past. The demons are back, and the return of the Deliverer is just another myth . . . or is it?

Out of the desert rides Ahmann Jardir, who has forged the warlike desert tribes of Krasia into a demon-killing army. He has proclaimed himself Shar’Dama Ka, the Deliverer, and he carries ancient weapons—a spear and a crown—that give credence to his claim. Sworn to follow the path of the first Deliverer, he has come north to bring the scattered city-states of the green lands together in a war against demonkind—whether they like it or not.

    But the northerners claim their own Deliverer. His name was Arlen, but all know him now as the Warded Man: a dark, forbidding figure whose skin is tattooed with wards so powerful they make him a match for any demon. The Warded Man denies that he is the Deliverer, but his actions speak louder than words, for he teaches men and women to face their fears and stand fast against the creatures that have tormented them for centuries.

Once the Shar’Dama Ka and the Warded Man were friends, brothers in arms. Now they are fierce adversaries. Caught between them are Renna, a young woman pushed to the edge of human endurance; Leesha, a proud and beautiful healer whose skill in warding surpasses that of the Warded Man himself; and Rojer, a traveling fiddler whose uncanny music can soothe the demons—or stir them into such frenzy that they attack one another.

    Yet as old allegiances are tested and fresh alliances forged, all are blissfully unaware of the appearance of a new breed of demon, more intelligent—and deadly—than any that have come before."

2 comments:

  1. I'm all about fight scenes and techniques, so I don't think it'd bother me. This one sounds very interesting, actually. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  2. If this is so,i am positively sure you will enjoy it.Looking forward to read your opinion when you find the time to read it :)

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29 Jan 2013

The Desert Spear - epic fantasy

 

didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) liked it (my current rating) it was amazing


3 stars for the first part of the book..
  and not because he is a bad writer or something but just because he put way to much  descriptions of fighting scenes and war techniques in a book where i didn't expect it to be,at least not in such an amount.
I love to read fantasy not action or  warrior adventure novels..and i get disappointed if i don't get what expected .

The 4 stars are because as up 70% to the end it was a great story again,a page turner with a lot of "normal" action and we learn much about the characters and the development between them becomes clearer .

If not for the last 30% i definitely wouldn't give a thought of reading the next installment.But as it is i will be happily awaiting the next part in the series,which is due in February i believe.

I do recommend this book for lovers of the fantasy genre but i believe it will more appeal  to the male population of Brett's readers .

  Goodreads description:
"The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that arise as the sun sets, preying upon a dwindling population forced to cower behind ancient and half-forgotten symbols of power. These wards alone can keep the demons at bay, but legends tell of a Deliverer: a general—some would say prophet—who once bound all mankind into a single force that defeated the demons. Those times, if they ever existed, are long past. The demons are back, and the return of the Deliverer is just another myth . . . or is it?

Out of the desert rides Ahmann Jardir, who has forged the warlike desert tribes of Krasia into a demon-killing army. He has proclaimed himself Shar’Dama Ka, the Deliverer, and he carries ancient weapons—a spear and a crown—that give credence to his claim. Sworn to follow the path of the first Deliverer, he has come north to bring the scattered city-states of the green lands together in a war against demonkind—whether they like it or not.

    But the northerners claim their own Deliverer. His name was Arlen, but all know him now as the Warded Man: a dark, forbidding figure whose skin is tattooed with wards so powerful they make him a match for any demon. The Warded Man denies that he is the Deliverer, but his actions speak louder than words, for he teaches men and women to face their fears and stand fast against the creatures that have tormented them for centuries.

Once the Shar’Dama Ka and the Warded Man were friends, brothers in arms. Now they are fierce adversaries. Caught between them are Renna, a young woman pushed to the edge of human endurance; Leesha, a proud and beautiful healer whose skill in warding surpasses that of the Warded Man himself; and Rojer, a traveling fiddler whose uncanny music can soothe the demons—or stir them into such frenzy that they attack one another.

    Yet as old allegiances are tested and fresh alliances forged, all are blissfully unaware of the appearance of a new breed of demon, more intelligent—and deadly—than any that have come before."

2 comments:

  1. I'm all about fight scenes and techniques, so I don't think it'd bother me. This one sounds very interesting, actually. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    ReplyDelete
  2. If this is so,i am positively sure you will enjoy it.Looking forward to read your opinion when you find the time to read it :)

    ReplyDelete