- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1831 KB
- Print Length: 182 pages
- Publisher: AUK Authors; 3.0 edition (21 Nov. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006C4C8OO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #583,035 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a book has well developed characters and a good plot, but what makes it a real joy to read is the depth of background. This is not only original, with none of the cliches or tired formulae that so often bring the fantasy genre down, but superbly detailed. The reader can walk with Benor and the other characters through a world both curious and distinctly human, with the geography, history and demography all ready set out instead of created merely for the convenience of the plot. The author clearly has a great deal of experience with the worlds of fantasy as well, and of the practicalities of life in a low tech world, allowing him to avoid common pitfalls and present the reader with a highly entertaining and polished work.
Jim Webster has an engaging story telling style and a good knowledge of this genre. His writing has a gentle humour which comes naturally from the characters and their dialogue. It's not played for belly-laughs but is very effective. There were some real gems, which I very much enjoyed. 'He spat on the floor and missed' really tickled me! I look forward to more of the same.
If I were to describe the style of this book I would say it was 'vancian' that is to say much in the style of the great author Jack vance, author of dying earth and lyonesse. (if you havent read any jack vance i'd suggest giving him a try!) Its clear Mr Webster is a fan, hes made some excellent contributions to the dying earth role playing system The Excellent Prismatic Spray 2: An Adventure Supplement from the "Dying Earth": IIThe Scaum Valley Gazetteer: Based on Jack Vance's "The Dying Earth" and styalisticly swords for a dead lady feels right at home next to this branch of fantasy fiction. The plot is simple but well told and involving and the characters are believable and the whole book definately fitted the term 'page-turner' for me!
Overall i'm happy to reccomend this book to anyone interested in reading it, it's not necesary to be a fan of the fantasy genre to get into the book, but I'm certain any fans of jack vance or George r.r. martin's song of fire and ice series (which has turned a lot of people on to the fantasy genre) will get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
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