Stranger of Tempest (KINDLE)

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Stranger of Tempest Read & Download ✓ 109 't turn his back on a kidnapped girl At least the job seems simple enough; the mercenaries less stupid and vicious than most he's met over the years So long as there are no surprises or hidden agendas along the way it should work out fi. Thank you to Netgalley and Orion Publishing for providing me with an ebook copy in exchange for an honest reviewDefinitely surprised me at how good it was and I cannot wait to continue on with the God Fragments series by starting Princess of BloodWe follow the perspective of Lynx a former soldier of the cruel and war loving warrior republic So Han After some time in a mining prison for contradicting his direct superior he now works as a hired gun for merchants to cleanse himself ofthe things he has seen and done in the past After one such job he meets Kas who introduces him to a mercenary Deck the Cards run by Anatin Every member of the company represents one playing card and after Lynx decides to join them on a job he is assigned the Stranger of Tempest However this presumably easy job leads him and the Deck into some serious troubleThe first half of this book was a bit confusing at times due to its heavy focus on introducing the mercenary Deck and its characters and structure It did not really help that we switch between present and past events and get a lot of the world explained But once you are accustomed to the world the magic system and the characters this book is pure fun There are mages in this world that are forced to produce ammunition for the mage guns that is fueled by the repective magical power eg fire or ice We also get to meet Sitain who is another sort of mage and is rescued by Lynx and the mercenaries The pacing picks up greatly in the second half and I was so excited when it became clear were the characters were headed to I will not spoil the fun but it reminded me a bit of Moria and the horrible creatures the Fellowship encouters there Also the book cover reveals a lotSo if you enjoy a story revolving around a bantering company of mercenaries that seem to attract trouble at every corner and have to fight their way out of it you should definitely pick this book upI hope the second book can live up to the first and explains a bit of the world its politics and intrigues and the magic system

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Stranger of Tempest Read & Download ✓ 109 Lynx is a mercenary with a sense of honour; a dying breed in the Shattered Kingdom Failed by the nation he served and weary of the skirmishes that plague the continent's principalities he walks the land in search of purpose He wants for. reread 2017 when book 2 was publishedi would write again pretty much the original review as i enjoyed this one uite a lot on the reread tooOriginal review 2016Never had any luck with the author s books to date dropped fairly fast from The Stormcaller and read Moon s Artifice but after a very promising beginning it fizzled so much that I did not have any desire to pick up its seuelconcluding volume so when i saw this release I thought that I would skip it but the available excerpt sounded really good so once again I got it thinking that i would regret it like with Moon s artificeHowever Stranger of tempest stayed very interesting till the end and I really want to see what happens next so the announced novella excerpted at the end of this one is an asap in the fall with presumably volume 2 next summerThe blurb gives a reasonable idea about the book s content but there are a few things that add a lot of depth and make this book stand out in the crowded mercenary fantasy subgenre in addition to the narrative energy that kept me turning the pages while I really enjoyed the split between the past action and the present one with a very good stopping point in the end the world building with many cities nations militant orders ruins dead gods extinct advanced races powerful predators etc is rich and gives a sense of openness which is usually not found in the fantasy worlds containing 2 3 5 warring kingdoms or cities the past story of Lynx who was a literate son of a prosperous shopkeeper in a nation that decided to conuer the world under a charismatic leader conscripted and trained its young men women being property there and proceeded to try do that with extreme brutality until it all fell apart as narrated in the book a commando officer Lynx starts being sickened by the atrocities committed by him and his comrades and things happen while later we see how he gets to be a mercenary far from home in a region untouched by his country s wars of conuest though even there the echoes of his nation s brutality and his distinctive racial traits marking him as from there make him an occasional target and object of hatred from people affected by those wars who happen to live here now trying to redeem himself and leave as good a life he can Lynx generally finds trouble for his efforts and only his martial skills even now a bit on the portly side his commando reflexes hold and generally civilizedlaw abiding lands he is living now in have been keeping him from a sudden demise the hints about the story line to come and the rest of the characters from Lynx s new comrades to the young girl he feels compelled to save from indentured servitude to a powerful militant order and hence incur its enmity both for himself and his new companions who obviously are not thrilled by that to the ambiguous assassinspy Toil who appears so interestingly on the first page excerpt and with whom Lynx gets uite taken with as time passes to their multiple enemies human predator and possibly supernatural all add to the reason why this book really worked so well at least for meoverall superior entry in the crowded mercenary fantasy sub genre highly recommended for the reasons above characters world building narrative power

Read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Tom Lloyd

Stranger of Tempest Read & Download ✓ 109 Little so bodyguard work keeps his belly full and his mage gun loaded It might never bring a man fame or wealth but he's not forced to rely on others or kill without cause Little could compel Lynx to join a mercenary company but he won. The dreaded DNF pile I read 25% of this book and wasn t getting into it at all I went away for the weekend and upon coming back home the thought of picking this up and reading another 75% made me dread to think how long it would be before I finished it The plot is a little generic but the writing style starts off well enough Things just rapidly went down hill and disappeared along with my interest It may have picked up and become better but it wasn t for me


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    Stranger of Tempest (KINDLE) Read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Tom Lloyd Tom Lloyd É 9 Download I received a free copy of Stranger of Tempest in exchange for an honest review I would like to thank Tom Lloyd and Gollancz I am not ashamed to admit that I was drawn to reading this book by how stunning Jon McCoy's cover artwork is The second thing that made me think this novel was well worth my time is that it has one of the best opening chapters that I have read in a long time which begins with For a damsel

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    Stranger of Tempest (KINDLE) Tom Lloyd É 9 Download Summary Stranger of Tempest There's definitely a great story in here somewhere Mage guns monsters gods and god fragments It could've been great but it just fell down on delivery Characters are very boring and cliched the narrative structure could've been simpler but above all it all felt a bit aimless A pity What I would've done although I'm hardly a

  3. says: Read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Tom Lloyd Stranger of Tempest (KINDLE) Tom Lloyd É 9 Download

    Stranger of Tempest (KINDLE) reread 2017 when book 2 was publishedi would write again pretty much the original review as i enjoyed this one uite a lot on the reread tooOriginal review 2016Never had any luck with the author's books to date dropped fairly fast from The Stormcaller and read Moon's Artifice but after a very promising beginning it fizzled so much that I did not have any desire to pick up its seuelconcluding volume so when i saw this release I thought that

  4. says: Stranger of Tempest (KINDLE) Read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Tom Lloyd Tom Lloyd É 9 Download

    Tom Lloyd É 9 Download Stranger of Tempest (KINDLE) The dreaded DNF pile I read 25% of this book and wasn't getting into it at all I went away for the weekend and upon coming back home the thought of picking this up and reading another 75% made me dread to think how long it would be before I finished it The plot is a little generic but the writing style starts off well enough Things just rapidly went down hill and disappeared along with my interest It may have

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    Summary Stranger of Tempest Read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Tom Lloyd Tom Lloyd É 9 Download If you could judge a book by its cover then Tom Lloyd’s Stranger of Tempest would be one of the finest books of the year unuestionably However we all know that doing this – judging a book by its cover – is a sin So ins

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    Stranger of Tempest (KINDLE) Heads will roll because someone definitely lied about how awesome this book isFirst off i loved Lynx it wasn't so much that he could kick ass but that the book presented him with vulnerabilities Ever so often you're able to

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    Summary Stranger of Tempest Read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Tom Lloyd Tom Lloyd É 9 Download 45 of 5 starsI spotted Stranger of Tempest a while ago when the stunning cover was running amok on the internet and was immediately keen to pick up a copy as it looked and sounded great Does the book live up to the promise? Yes I’m happy to say it does I found this a really intriguing story and a great set up for the rest of the series It’s a great blend of fantasy and action set predominantly in dark tunnels and a ruined c

  8. says: Summary Stranger of Tempest Tom Lloyd É 9 Download Read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Tom Lloyd

    Stranger of Tempest (KINDLE) Picked this up on a whim in a Waterstone’s having seen considerable praise for it on the internet New and shiny as it was it obviously shot to the top of my TBR pile and I started it in the next few days In short I read it in about 3 sittings and absolutely loved it The very first page pulled me in and made me laugh both to an

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    Summary Stranger of Tempest Tom Lloyd É 9 Download Read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Tom Lloyd Thank you to Netgalley and Orion Publishing for providing me with an ebook copy in exchange for an honest reviewDefinitely surprised me at how good it was and I cannot wait to continue on with the God Fragments se

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    Summary Stranger of Tempest Stranger of Tempest (KINDLE) Couldn't really get going with this one The magic system is cool the characters are a little cliched and one dimensional but still likeable The

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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Stranger of Tempest
  • Tom Lloyd
  • English
  • 06 March 2020
  • 9781473213173