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A more than fare price,
This review is from: The Price of Faith (The Ties that Bind) (Kindle Edition)
Read all three books in the trilogy. Have given this book 5 stars as a reflection of my view of the worth of all three books. First time I have given a book 5 stars.
I'm not qualified to say that this book is great, but I can say I really enjoyed it and if you have the same taste in books as me you will also enjoy this book and the two other books in the trilogy.
So you can judge if you would also like this book if I better outline what other authors I enjoy. The top 3 at the moment being David Gemmell, Simon Scarrow and Tom Sharp. I suppose the common thread with Hayes and these three writers is the strength of the characters they invent. Hayes like Gemmell has a habit of killing off his characters which makes reading the adventure a little more adventurous as he does not guarantee happy endings.
Some of the prose are really quite good and get better as the series of books go by and the confidence of Hayes increases. If you look at some of the highlights shared on Twitter and Facebook you will see what I mean. The description of Jezzets sword play from Jacobs warped perspective is near brilliant!
Two things will put you off this trilogy (but don't let them).
1) The rawness of the first book and the feeling that a little good editing or review would improve it. Still very enjoyable and worth the time and more money that it costs.
2) The marketing of the trilogy. I include in this the dull look of the "covers" and the general feel the "sell" the books have received. As the books are self published you get sense that they will be poor. On the up side they are cheap but this again suggests they have to be to sell the book.
In my view these books are a more entertaining read than those Fantasy books that are currently being turned into high budget tv series.
So I suggest you invest your hard earned cash in this trilogy sit back and enjoy the ride. Once you have you will be on the lookout for Hayes next book - based on that cunning pirate I would assume.