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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute gem, 15 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Etchings of Power (Aegis of the Gods Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Wow O Wow O Wow. What a book.

I have just finished reading this and immediately bought the other 2 books by this author.

This book was gripping with never a dull moment. The pace just kept ratcheting up building to one of the best finale's I have ever read which includes a shocking and unexpected twist.

This is epic stuff and a stay up late page turner.

The other reviews will tell you about the story, but if you enjoy epic fantasy then this is a real find and for the price a real steal. Why is this only 2 !!!

Terry Simpson has now gone on my must buy list with Erikson and Esslemont. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful series, 18 Aug 2013
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As an avid fantasy book fan, I have trawled through numerous series in a brave attempt to find a Wheel of Time equivalent and finally I have found it! Having just finished the 2nd book in the series, I am eager for the next instalment to arrive. Terry Simpson has created a world in fine detail which is geared towards the fans of epic fantasy. The thought and depth Terry Simpson has used to bring the characters to life is wonderful and you begin to feel an emotional affinity to them. If you have enjoyed reading authors such as Robert Jordan and Raymond Feist, you will be pleasantly surprised to find a series such as this! Buy this book!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Larger than life, 5 Feb 2012
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M. Cantrell "Author of the Orwellian thriller... (Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester) - See all my reviews
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Etchings of Power by Terry C Simpson is a slick piece of work by any measure, from its editing and formatting, through its natty use of graphic illustration, to the sheer detail and vivid life that powers the storytelling.

The book ends with a bang - and then some - and topped off with such a startling revelation, Simpson clearly isn't messing about. Either he has bluffed his way into a fall or he has some serious confidence in the story-telling arsenal he has yet to field.

At 152,600 words, it is a big book - and it is but the first in the author's Aegis of the Gods series, so there's plenty more to come - but for all that, it never feels as if it's been padded out.

Well, it is epic fantasy so you want it to be of epic proportions - and not just in terms of the novel's girth. On that score, Simpson doesn't disappoint. The landscape is suitably vast, not a theatre set but an entire world, peopled with rich and varied cultures, riven with politics and history that is never thrown in for the sake of it.

At the heart of the story is one Ryne Waldron. At seven feet tall he is almost literally a larger than life character, but he never feels less than human, albeit troubled with powers almost too much for his control. The man's history is a terrible and bloodthirsty one; he is as good as a legend in his own lifetime for the dreadful reputation he has forged in blood on the battlefield, but it is a past he is ashamed of and wants to put behind him.

Unfortunately, events in Denestia and Ostania, will leave him little choice but to pull on his armour and live up to his bloody reputation once more.

All in all, Simpson has created a vivid and rich world, with a suitably subtle and sophisticated cast of characters, caught up in a fantastic story of intrigue and high-octane action. So catch your breath, there's more to come.

Mark Cantrell,
Author of the novel CITIZEN ZERO
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5.0 out of 5 stars Etchings of Power, 5 Dec 2011
This review is from: Etchings of Power (Aegis of the Gods Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Etchings of Power is the first book in the Aegis of Gods Series by T. C. Simpson. The book centres on three primary characters, Ryne an Eight Foot tattooed, warrior of Legend, Ancel a young ambitious Tribunal student and Irmina an assassin of the tribunal bent on vengeance.

Etchings of Power is one of the best books I have read this year, which puts this book among Prince of Thorns, Kingkiller Chronicles and Best Served Cold.

The opening chapters start well and allow the characters to make their initial mark, all of which I thought were lasting, aside from Ancel, a character I started with a disliking for, (who's chapters I felt were slow at first) seeing him as a spoilt womanising brat but throughout the book he grows and eventually became a favoured character of mine.

Ryne cuts a path throughout this book, figuratively and literally, that will honestly bring all emotions from you, the character is at war with himself and has some truly fantastic scenes and quotes, my personal favourite being from the end of Chapter 21 "my enemies sought me. Well now, I'll seek them... They will know F**king fear."

Irmina I initially thought would be a token female lead put there as a love interest and to attract a female audience, that thought was wrong, she is a character that does hold key moments within in the plot, and holds her own against the bigger characters.

The Magic System within the books is an interesting one, as the Matii(Mages, kind of.) draw essences from all things, metal, stone, light, darkness, earth etc. and expel it through various spells and have to then replenish the essences over time or by killing to absorb more essences. Rynes' power lies within his tattoos, which work in their own unique way.

These characters accentuate a full-bodied plot that clearly took a long time contemplating to ensure that it reached its potential. The plot twists and turns to keep you guessing and then at the end throws even more at you that are unexpected shocking and truly brilliant.

I would love to describe and ramble more and more about the characters, plot and the way that they just draw you in, but I fear that if I say to much more I will give away spoilers, robbing you of the chance to discover this world and its characters for yourself.
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