Steel Blood Fire (E–book)


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  • Steel Blood Fire
  • Allan Batchelder
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  • 14 June 2019
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Review î Steel Blood Fire ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Allan Batchelder Fe burdened with a secret so dark she is driven to do the unimaginable Can Tarmun Vykers save them all or will he simply hasten their demiseAre you a fan of Grimdark Joe Abercrombie Steven Erikson Glen Cook or George R R Martin You will love this bookThe author does not recommend this book for anyone under the age of seventeen due to violence and mature language and them. This book was a little hard for me to get into it felt like I was reading a play because of all the dialogue the characters and the changing of point of views but at about the 25% mark it really picked up and I really enjoyed itThe main characters of Long Pete Vykers and D Kem were my favorite I originally thought that Long and his merry band of friends were just in the book for comic relief but the I read the I realized that there was to them By the end they had all grown as characters and you just loved them Long and his giantess were one of the highlights for me I am so glad that the story ended well for them D Kem the washed up burner was also than he seemed and reading about him becoming stronger and powerful by the end battle was a pleasure I loved how he interacted with the idiot Spirk Vykers the Reaper was by far my favorite in the story He was the ultimate warrior and I am still curious as to what he is because he isn t entirely human But I haven it on good authority that there will be books so we will soon find out crosses fingers I loved his gruff attitude and could totally see him kicking butt and takin names The villain The End of All Things was super creepy I felt like his army of thrall and the way he got people to work for him through force and manipulation was genius in a mad scientist sort of way The climatic battle between Vykers and The End was exciting and I was even a bit worried for the hero since it was such a tough battleOverall I would highly recommend this book to fans of epic fantasy and adventure novels It was an exciting and thrilling tale Peloponnesian War unimaginable Can Tarmun Vykers save them all or will he simply hasten their demiseAre you a fan of Grimdark Joe Abercrombie Steven Erikson Glen Cook or George R R Martin You will love this bookThe author does not recommend this book for anyone Training for the New Alpinism under the age of seventeen due to violence and mature language and them. This book was a little hard for me to get into it felt like I was reading a play because of all the dialogue the characters and the changing of point of views but at about the 25% mark it really picked Greek Mythology up and I really enjoyed itThe main characters of Long Pete Vykers and D Kem were my favorite I originally thought that Long and his merry band of friends were just in the book for comic relief but the I read the I realized that there was to them By the end they had all grown as characters and you just loved them Long and his giantess were one of the highlights for me I am so glad that the story ended well for them D Kem the washed Warrior Women up burner was also than he seemed and reading about him becoming stronger and powerful by the end battle was a pleasure I loved how he interacted with the idiot Spirk Vykers the Reaper was by far my favorite in the story He was the Michael Collins ultimate warrior and I am still curious as to what he is because he isn t entirely human But I haven it on good authority that there will be books so we will soon find out crosses fingers I loved his gruff attitude and could totally see him kicking butt and takin names The villain The End of All Things was super creepy I felt like his army of thrall and the way he got people to work for him through force and manipulation was genius in a mad scientist sort of way The climatic battle between Vykers and The End was exciting and I was even a bit worried for the hero since it was such a tough battleOverall I would highly recommend this book to fans of epic fantasy and adventure novels It was an exciting and thrilling tale

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Steel Blood Fire

Review î Steel Blood Fire ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Allan Batchelder On the march around the campfire and in the taverns they tell incredible stories about Tarmun Vykers – how he’s never been cut in battle how he once defeated hundreds of men by himself how he exterminated an entire people over an insult These stories make Vykers seem like a god; he is a man an arrogant ruthless and bloodthirsty man And he may be the only thing standi. Originally reviewed at BookwraithsMy rating is 35 stars Steel Blood Fire is a dark gritty and brutal fantasy novel in the grimdark sub genre People are tortured raped and killed in the George RR Martin style The setting is medieval portrayed in a realistic way with splendid touches of historical authenticity and there is even uite a bit of magic magical creatures and god like beings making appearances to spice up the ho hum world What sets Steel Blood Fire above many dark fantasy offerings however is Allan Batchelder deft ability to use this grimdark setting to weave an entertaining fast paced narrative which keeps you desperately turning the pages to see how things turn outTold through multiple point of view characters the story seamlessly weaves back and forth between several individuals The most important of these people are Tarmun Vykers aka the Reaper Arune and Long Pete All of these individuals experiencing the turmoils of their time in a different way allowing readers to see uniue views of events through very different eyes but each caught up in the same horrible circumstances specifically the crusade of a man known only as The End of All Things who is determined to destroy everything on the world wipe it clean of every form of life This monster leading a huge army which follows him not for riches or glory but out of abject fear of his sorcerous power and his utter ruthlessness The path this evil one and his horde carve through our protagonists world easy to discern due to the trail of corpses and total destruction that stretch behind themFrom the above plot description it is not difficult to surmise that Steel Blood Fire is a brutal novel at times The narrative almost literally drips blood and revels in the dark side of humanity at certain points Horrible deeds are done over and over again to innocent people Thankfully though Allan Batchelder never allows those nihilistic tenants of grimdark to overwhelm what is at its heart a character driven story about an unlikely villain turned would be savior a troubled healer and a gigolo turned warrior Vykers Aruna and Long gradually developing from one dimensional people at the the beginning of this tale into fully realized individuals by the conclusion people who have went through hell learned many things and come out the other side better human beings we hopeAs for the writing itself it was eual to anything being put out by traditionally published grimdark writers In fact Allan Batchelder surpasses many a dark fantasy writer especially in his ability to tell an entertaining story with a fluid plot and non stop character development Certainly I could complain about Vykers transformation from villain to hero being a bit too easy Arune s plot telling instead of showing too often or the villain s evilness being a bit too one dimensional but the simple fact is none of those flaws in the book distracted me overmuch from what was an engaging grimdark romp Steel Blood Fire is an impressive work of dark fantasy which is both epic and horribly realistic one I do not hesitate to recommend to other fans of the grimdark genre Allan Batchelder now a writer I will be following and will be purchasing his continued writings in this series And so for whatever it is worth I d strongly recommend others give this novel as try as wellI received this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review I d like to thank them for allowing me to receive this review copy and inform everyone that the review you have read is my opinion alone

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Review î Steel Blood Fire ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Review · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Allan Batchelder Ng between the human race and utter annihilation at the hands of the mad sorcerer whose name is also his only goal the End of All Things Against this backdrop smaller lesser folks struggle to fulfill their own destinies folks like Long Pete the former gigolo and jack of all trades and Spirk Nessno the enigmatic over enthusiastic simpleton Struggling too is the Mender Aoi. Our main character Tarmun Vykers is released from imprisonment just in time for a psychotic evil wizard to destroy the worldDespite being a recent enemy the ueen calls on Vykers to aid her armies in their fight against Anders the evil sorcerer Early on we see flashbacks to his childhood through another character We don t know why he wants to destroy the world but one thing is certain Anders is clearly a very bad dude Vykers is an infamous warrior not prone to debate likes to muscle his way through situations He s given a group of chimeras to aid him and their lifestyle is unusual to say the least Traveling with them tests his ability through many situations as he tries to decide how much he can actually trust them Also he meets the ghost of a sorceress who convinces him to let her share his body by possessing his mind so she can leave the cave she s been trapped in The evil sorcerer has a sister Aoife whose storyline I liked considerably She came from the abusive past of growing up with an evil brother but built a life for herself She learned to wield magic and on her journey meets a plethora of magical fey creatures She becomes their champion They are also organizing against Anders because on top of his other injustices he s burned down all their favorite forests We also have a somewhat merry band of misfits who leave their village in search of glory but find such pursuits are not as glamorous as they hoped They lose a member early on have trouble finding mercenary jobs and end up joining the army for a steady meal and a tent over their heads Lucky for them they ve enlisted just in time to watch the impending end of the world Anders the evil sorcerer aka the End of All Things has built an army by force He casts a spell on new recruits that make them little than mindless zombies who do his bidding march when he says attack when he says Morale is not much of a problem except with his officers who he needs to leave mentally coherent for military advice Most of them are forced into this service through other means Despite the dark subject matter the tone has a charming light heartedness to it that sometimes reminded me of a Monty Python sketch The author depicts battle scenes well including hand to hand combat and spell effects It s filled with classic fantasy elements meshed with a modern style and uickly shifting scenes The stakes were high but the style lacked tension The story develops slowly and the POV changes happen uickly often in mid scene It was an interesting effect that I sometimes appreciated and sometimes found distractingIf you re looking for a dark fantasy slow burner that s fun it makes for an entertaining read


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