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Vengeance: The Tainted Realm: Book 1

Vengeance: The Tainted Realm: Book 1 [Kindle Edition]

Ian Irvine
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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For sheer excitement, there's just no-one else like Irvine around at the moment (SFX)

Book Description

The first volume in Ian Irvine's new fast-paced fantasy adventure series

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1144 KB
  • Print Length: 687 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (5 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007C5MUAO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Undemanding- except of your credibility 1 July 2013
By C Cook
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed Ian Irvine`s previous books but found this one too silly. The pace is relentless so much so that it rather gets in the way of a credible and plausible storyline. The characters are consequently very lightweight- no time to develop them; onto the next impossible situation for them to get out of! I found myself thinking " oh come on" more than I should have done so obviously didn`t engage with the story at all. I won`t continue with this series.
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I loved the Three Worlds series and was enthusiastic to pick up Ian Irvine's next offering. His style is undoubtedly an unusual one and can take some getting used to, but in those books it works wonderfully. Unfortunately, Vengeance seemed to magnify many of the more uncomfortable aspects of his writing while lacking most of the redeeming qualities present elsewhere. The story-line was rushed, containing several frankly sloppy plot-holes and implausible happenings, while characters often felt thin or undeveloped - I initially thought this novel must have been written a long time before the other books or written for a much younger audience. Given how much I would recommend the other novels by Ian Irvine it pains me to say that the whole thing felt disjointed and half-formed, making me wish it had been through several more revisions, especially as I would have always said that his careful attention to detail was one of Ian Irvine's strengths. Many of the same elements were present from the Three Worlds sequence - a capable female protagonist struggling with her unusual abilities, thrown into difficult situations with unfortunate twists of fate or outside events turning victories upside down - but the delivery was noticeably poorer and the novel suffers as a result of the inevitable comparisons the similarities invite.

Disappointing, and I don't think I'll be continuing with this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 28 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
He has done it again! Fab book already started second one. They are real page turners with lots of action.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great new author to my collection 28 Jun 2013
By Chris
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Took a while to get into it primarily because the story line keeps changing in short paragraphs so you are switching back and forth often. But I enjoyed it and bought vol 2 immediately
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5.0 out of 5 stars engrossing read 29 Sep 2014
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Brilliant story teller. Transports you to a very real alternative world
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