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Sword of the Archon (Shader Book 1) by [Prior, D.P.]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3672 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494233002
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Homunculus Books; 4 edition (17 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FHY1BW
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,745 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cadman's Gambit by D.P. Prior is the first book in the Shader series. Taking place about 1000 years in Earth's future only the general landscape of the planet remains unchanged. The story is woven in a complex arc that unwraps itself layer by layer to grant you a fuller understanding of who the characters are and what has happened to the world.

Deacon is the hero, a man of the church, who struggles with his own identity. One who believes in peace, but is himself capable of great violence to protect his beliefs.

Cadman is a predator who is afraid of being revealed for what he truly is. Hiding behind an illusory mask loathing the idea of what he has become, but unable to let go of his existence.

Sektis Gandaw an otherwordly figure ruled by logic and technology. He wants to be able to return to the world and take what he sees as his rightful place at the top of it. Unable to take direct physical action he uses his tools to have his agents seek out something that can change everything.

There are many more characters that we are treated to a surprising amount of insight about. This book doesn't just have a few well formed characters and a cast of cardboard cutouts to fill the space and advance the plot. Each person has their own motivations for their actions and the majority of them are easy to understand.

This book requires a fair amount of attention to detail to understand all of the different philosophies and political ideologies that the different regions follow. Understanding them is important to really being able to submerge yourself in the complex state of the world. This book is highly recommended for people who enjoy complete characters, complex worlds, and intriguing plot lines. In other words if you like fantasy give the book a shot.

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This is a Blank review made by me to say that although i havent actually read this book yet im having to put something here as due to amazon linking all these items together on its site the free books i receive from a book club are draging down my standing with a certain review site and causing me to be unacceptable for the items im trying to apply for.
I will Change this Review Message as and when i actually get round to reading each of the books in my listings and will also update my star rating accordingly.
Thank you for your time and patience and sorry if this effects your interest in what could be an amazing book. john
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Sorry, could not get involved in it. Much too futuristic with retrograde references. It made me too confused to bother trying to know what was happening. I gave up quite early on. I could not get interested and decided to move on to a different book. Life is too short.
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A hard book to get into at first, but a I'm very glad I kept with it. An exciting read and the combat is described in and excellent manner. Well worth a read!
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Brilliant! Enjoyed reading, couldnt put it down!Looking forward to seeing what Derek writes next. Will be buying the next book for sure.
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