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Fallen Heroes Paperback – 8 Nov 2007
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Other reviews suggest a trilogy, if this is the case count me in can't wait, come on Barry your public awaits!!
The characters were engaging and well-developed, the plot was masterfully woven together from seemingly separate strands and there was the perfect amount of perfectly executed twists. Though it took me a rather short time to read (because I could barely put it down, not that it was too short), I felt attached enough to the characters that I hated to see them hurt. That, in literature, is an achievement not to be sniffed at.
How refreshing in literature of this kind not to be bombarded with ridiculously dramatic names? Alright, Sirus Crane was born to be a villain with a name like that, and Napoleon Stone is a hard name to live up to, but you won't see anything that steps over the eccentric/camp line.
I have given it five stars, because a book should be judged by its story, writing style and characterisation. If anything tipped me towards removing that fifth star it might be the small but significant number of typos that seem to have slipped through the net. But, as I said, such things have an insignificant impact on the overall readability of the book. Mister Nugent is an author, and should be praised for his mastery of narrative, not judged for his ability to touch-type!
I have also forgiven the tiny amount of noticeably expositional dialogue, because this is the first part of a trilogy. And because it is completely compensated for in how naturally the characters communicate with each other in general.
I highly recommend this for anyone interested in fantasy, sci-fi, occult fiction, or thrillers in general. It has been compared to the Da Vinci Code; it DWARFS the Da Vinci Code in scope and memorability, and it probably won't start any annoying conspiracy theories.
As seems characteristic of a Kindle edition book, there are a number of typing errors however; these pale into insignificance such is the intensity of the story.
This is a very stylish, clever and unpredictable story and would make a superb production on the big screen, this providing that they remain faithful to the original plotlines.
The book shares some similarities with the Heroes TV show, because Fallen Heroes also presents a large ensemble cast of seemingly unrelated people. Then over the course of the book the links and interwoven plots start to fall into place one by one.
I think Fallen Heroes will go on to launch a series of pulp stories from Nugent and I think a TV series of the book would be a surefire winner too.
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys Indiana Jones, Dracula or the recent MMO The Secret World.
As well as developing likeable characters (and some you'll love to hate!), the author brings in a few neat concepts that break the mould of what has come before. Brilliant stuff all round.
This is a well written, well paced and very exciting book, intertwining many characters and sub plots into one cohesive and entertaining story. The characters are all very different, yet each likeable in their own way, and there is something here for everyone.
If you like reading, I'd say give this a shot.
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