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The Adventure Tournament (The Adventurers: Book 1) by [Andrews, Nicholas]
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About the Author

Nicholas Andrews grew up in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating from Bellbrook High School in 2000, he went on to attend both Ohio University and Wright State University. He worked as a freelance video editor for various independent pro wrestling companies for three years, before returning to his first love of writing. He has been writing stories since he was ten years old. He is also the nephew of Ted Andrews (1952-2009), award winning new age author.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 739 KB
  • Print Length: 309 pages
  • Publisher: Stray Publishing (18 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LFYPZK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,949,091 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The first couple of chapters of this book made me think this was going to be yet another attempt at humourous fantasy that was bound to fail. The hero was a bumbling fool who only achieved anything by luck and his compatriots didn't look any more real or believable either.

However at some point the story settles down into a more reasonable tale. The group becomes a collection of characters rather than an excuse for slapstick. The story actually becomes quite interesting and you end up urging them (especially Remy) to succeed.

I think the author has talent but that this story is not as clearly directed as it could be. With more subtle humour and a clear story line at the start this would have been a better book and I'm sure the author will improve.
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Nicholas Andrews helped me with a problem on Kindle Boards, and I thought I would have a look at his work. To be honest, this is not really for me, but when I showed it to my wife she ADORED it. I can't even get my hands on my Kindle, and she has just announced that she is going to download the others as well!!! Well done, Mr Andrews.
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this story jumped around too much, failed to grab my attention and I gave up after the first few chapters :-(
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, lighthearted adventure in a fantasy setting 2 Feb. 2013
By Oleg Medvedkov - Published on Amazon.com
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The Great Adventure Tournament tournament is the best idea King of Bolognia, King Clader VII has heard in a long time to prop his popularity and take care of some of the nagging problems his kingdom has. Remilius Fairwyn, known to his friends as Remy, lackluster student of the Foeny University (FU), by an accident becomes a captain of team in a great Adventure Tournament. His dream has always been to become an adventurer, go on the quests, search for treasure, save damsels, the usual. Now, it seems like this tournament will let him "get his feet wet" in this adventuring business.

His team after the qualifying round consists of a thief Marie the Lock Collector, healer Artesia Branford, magician Fosher Corwain, and an ex pro wrestler Bleg. With a rookie captain who keeps stumbling over his own feet, will this unfortunately named team "Bowel" have any chance of even advancing to the next round?
There's also an intrigue afoot at the highest levels of power that threatens the king, stability of the nation, and possibly even a survival of the human race, if things get too out of hand.

So, this is the basic setup for the story. The events start unraveling fast after all the main players are introduced, and a few supporting characters add diversion and exposition, like Remy's friend Kyra and his new-found romantic interest Melicia. Interestingly, the competing team members sometimes look way more colorful that Remy's team even though they get less page-time. Team Parquois, Team Chosen, and especially Team Gorgomar make their appearances and help the storyline move forward smoothly.

This is a fantasy in the tradition of D&D, adventure dungeon crawlers (despite a certain lack of dungeons), and Anime versions of thereof. It's a fun and, in places, funny read with (spoilers) a happy ending. If you are looking for a well written, lighthearted adventure with a fantasy setting, I'd definitely recommend "The Adventure Tournament".
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Engaging Fantasy Adventure 30 May 2013
By Nash Android - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a Dungeons and Dragons type fantasy with a team of adventurers competing with others to overcome monsters in a series of contest events. A unifying thread of political intrigue and even a touch of romance provide the plot.

The heroes are likeable and the bad guys have motives beyond just wanting to take over the world (Mwa-ha-ha). The name of place where the story begins, Foeny Balognia, adds to the sense of comic adventure, letting the reader know this is not to be taken too seriously. There is nothing deep about this-- no cultural satire or philosophical insights, but the prose, editing, pacing, and other technical details are done well, making for an enjoyable, light read.

My only issue is that serendipitous events, such as finding a ladder or a jar laying around just when such things would come in handy, or happening to be on the right rooftop that just happens to collapse at the right time, strained my ability to suspend disbelief. Other than that, this is a fine story. I can recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Humerous & Great Read 13 Nov. 2013
By donchute - Published on Amazon.com
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Our never do well great hero. The only reason he has for not flunking out of college, is that his father is a professor there. He then reads the King's notice, that adventurer's are needed to rid the country of all undesirables. He immediately signs up. However, since his father is a well renowned scholar at Old FU, he is made the captain of his adventurer's team. You next follow his team's many hilarious misadventures and ordeals. He also worries about hisgrades at Old FU, since he promised his father to maintain them.. An unexpected twist near the end, makes this book a very enjoyable read.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars witty fast paced a pleasure to read 23 May 2012
By spottiest - Published on Amazon.com
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.This was a very enjoyable book to read, the characters were unique in their own personalities and very likable. Even the story line was different than the normal fantasy book these days. I enjoyed the authors play on words ie... street names and university. I never write reviews but I found myself compelled to boot up the old laptop when I finished the book to do just that. Thanks for a memorable story, I will be sharing this title with my friends that's for sure :)
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read 6 Dec. 2013
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Absolutely perfect for young teens - adventure, friendship, loyalty, and fun. It's a cute story with a bumbling adorable hero.
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