Fable reader by Peter david,
This review is from: Fable: Reaver (Kindle Edition)
I had been kinder in my review of Jack of blades as their less lore on that but the fact Peter allows the story to run away with him that he overlooks the fundamentals of Reavers character, the time honoured lore of fable and goes so far as to ignore concepts even an amateur of the game could understand.
I will not dispute that Peter knows something of fable lore but '' reaver picks up a cannonball' any one whose played the game knows that their are four classes of hero will, skill, strength and the archons line. Reaver is skill he cannot lift up and expertly toss a cannonball. Equally the fable add-on of captain dread makes it clear he was no pretty boy that Reaver killed nor did he kill the dread crew the storm did that. The portrayals Peter gives would be better then the one reaver provides in the game so he would have used it. Peter insults every fan of fable and rips off a character that already had a clear character.
Additionally Peter ignores fable lore when he has the characters refer to skorm and avos at this time in the game with the appearance of oakfield the God of light and shadows should have replaced skorm and avos. As well as this the ship of captain dread is destroyed in the book which simply does not match it's appearance in the game.
Peter had plenty of lore to call upon least of all British wit for Reaver expertly portrayed by lionhead studios in their stories. This feels like a feeble tale that detracts from the character. I have not read Peter's comic works but you cannot apply such a genre to works by a game studio that excels in irony reavers a rogue he cannot wield a sword there a clever ways to use him in the novel.
So if you like Peter's work and have never played folklore I recommend this book for you as its written for you.
On the other hand, if you have been drawn here from a love of the game then avoid this book it's a false depiction that has a poorly written context. Instead the recommend Christine's edge of the world which has been written by someone who researched the game.
I will say those Peter does well in creating the scene, he just needs to play the games and take note before he writes.