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The Spiral Dance eS jump over several decades of the main character s life And it goes from zero to sixty to hit its climax in time to slam on the brakes in an attempt to wrapverything up for the The Erotic Mind end But it s a very uniue read And I reallynjoyed it for being so different This review orginally appeared on my blog I would tell the authors two things 1 please hire a copyeditor review orginally appeared on my blog I would tell the authors two things 1 please hire a copyeditor 2 please just tell me a freakin story alreadyThe first issue the authors two things 1 please hire a copyeditor 2 please just tell me a freakin story alreadyThe first issue dire need of a copyeditor comes from a number of problems in the book To begin with there s this simple rule use a comma when and is being used to coordinate two independent clauses An independent clause also known as a main clause is a group of words that has a subject and a verb and can stand alone as a sentence It s not that hard but the authors just don t seem to grasp itThere was an ugly dge to their laughter and as he neared them he could see they were shoving someone back and forth between themThere s also the fact that you use a comma after an introductory clause You don t have to know the rule by its description to understand that the Following Is A Bit is a bit a mouthful without the needed commaAs they continued around the shoulder of the mountain the High road descended down a long ramp to the valley floorBy the way I won t ven start in on the inconsistent use of Oxford commasThen there was the problem where the authors couldn t decide whether to capitalize aunt or not I lost count of the times the words his Aunt were used only to be followed a few paragraphs later by his aunt Which is the correct one The same problem occurred with the word GoblingoblinThese things may seem trivial but when almost It Hurts When I Poop! a Story for Children Who Are Scared to Use the Potty every page has missing commas and capitalization problems I was constantly being yanked out of the storySadly though there isn t much of a story to be yanked out of which is my biggest complaint I could read a run on sentence that was one hundred pages long if the story was interesting I think I only noticed all thediting problems because I didn t have anything Here With Me (Together else in the book to keep my attentionI understand the authors are writing anpic fantasy Heck it s practically in the title But one doesn t create an Double Deception (Code Name: Danger epic by simply making it long and taking forever for the story to actually go anywhere Anpic is vast and sweeping not merely telling the reader Wicked Lies (Men of Summer, everything the people packedThey brought with them some small things that the family might need odds andnds like a spool of strong thread some iron needles a small bag of salt and a box of 14 bore slugsGuess what I don t care Unless that spool of strong thread and bag of salt are going to save someone s life Macgyver style on the next page I don t careThe pace of the story was horrendous Things would be happening adventure was there and then the characters have to sit in camp for a week because someone broke a leg But don t worry Grave Tattoo every single day of that week is going to be described in painstaking detail Did he shoot a rabbit or not Did his Aunt pick these herbs but not those Fear not All these uestions will be answeredThis may be a bit ofxaggeration not much but that s how it felt to read this book Seven chapters in and I felt like I had been reading for weeks Oh wait I had Because I kept putting the book down reading another book and two novellas before I finished six chapters of this one Nothing made me care about the protagonist because he just watched things. Have shaped and ruled his life but now Engvyr wants nothing than to make a place for himself perhaps settle down and raise a family But when a new nemy rises in the North he finds himself at the center of the conflict with not merely the freedom of his people but the fate of all of humanity hang. .



The athors start with a Tolkienesue fantasy setting and take it one step further so it reads like an xciting hist Truthfully I have no idea why I picked this little jewel of a tale up but it was a good choice The tale is comprised of many vignettes of Engvyr Gunnarson s life Forced by circumstances to leave their home and return to the dwarven homeland Engvyr s family Churchills Trial embarks on an long and perilous trek Thevents and losses on that journey shape the adult that the young dwarf becomes molding him into a reluctant heroEngvyr gives
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to the brutality that characterizes his society nor he allow racism to interfere with his understanding of human nature and the basic underlying fact of the races that ALL the races A Conspiracy of Ravens (Lady Trent Mysteries evolved from a common root that of humans and all share a common humanity Early on he is taught that despite the radical differences in appearance and widely divergent societal differences all the races of people want the same basic thingsnough food for their children and a safe place to raise them Engvyr understands that when a society removes the humanity from an Lakeside Redemption enemythnic group it becomes In Pursuit of a Princess easy to commit the mostxtreme atrocities against them all in the name of whatever cause one is fighting for Because he understands the underlying truth of this Engvyr brings compassion to his battles and is fighting for Because he understands the underlying truth of this Engvyr brings compassion to his battles and desire to do goodThere is a great deal of Norse mythology woven into this tale as well as Nordic s and values These characters are strong people with great capacities for both love and cruelty For those of you who are weapons purists you will be happy to note that the weapons Engvyr carries are original and scrupulously designed to be both real and fantastic at the same time It is apparent that the authors have a true knowledge of guns and knives and weaponry in general Indeed Michael Tinker Pearce is known as the Swordgeek and regularly blogs and gives podcasts on the subject of swords All in all this is an Second Time Loving excellent well written and well thought out book stories of a four foot Sharpe Whilst this is nominally a fantasy novel the fact it involves dwarves and goblins is really just a minor background setting it could just asasily be Napoleonic riflemen or colonial Africa and should be as njoyable to lovers of those ra s historical fiction as to fantasy fans The authors have clearly put a lot of thought into getting the technicals underlying the world accurate and consistent and seem to be setting up an interesting world to develop further in later books Oh my goodness I loved this book It was the most impressive indie author book I have Dark Awakening ever read The book was full of all the stuff I love fantasy adventurepic war and love I highly recommend it to Hawks Way (Hawks Way everyone The best thing about this book is the immersion You feel that the universe is a fully realised place with realistic people and cultures in it For all that it suffers a little bit by flicking between viewpoints which can feel jerkyspecially at the start Worth reading and I ll definitely be checking out the seuel There s a very strong western influence here I mean American cowboys on the frontier style western influence Wagon trains rangers patrolling territory cavalry action I would say it s almost of a western than a fantasy novel There are a few fantasy Family Men elements A couple brief moments of magic use and monstrous beasties But they re few and far betweenIt doe. Engvyr’s father gave up on the miner’s life to move the family back to their ancestral home in the far north But the journey is fraught with perils the young dwarf has never imagined and when tragedy casts him in the role of hero well what’s a dwarf to do Thevents of that fateful journey. ,
Going on around himWhat did he think about while watching Well after a painfully long description of how rock slabs were lifted to be a roof we get this doozyOnce Engvyr had heard it told it seemed like the Creative Participation easiest thing in the world He reckoned that a lot of things were like that A dwarf needed to learn to look at things in different ways when the way that he knew wouldn t doWowI wish I could say this was the only time the book seemed to be anpic fantasy hidden in a Life Lessons Primer but alas no So I ll tell you now don t Sabina Spielrein everver judge a man solely because ever ver judge a man solely because his race Judge him by his words his actions and the company he keeps but not by his race Didactic much But don t fear father dwarf Your son will have completely learned that lesson within a few pages when he comes to the aid of a GoblinWithout thinking he stripped off his great cote threw it over the goblin and stepped between the drover and his victimLeaving the missing introductory clause comma aside this sentence brings me to my next Problem With The Storytelling In with the storytelling in book made up spellings of words to I assume remind the reader Remember this is a FANTASY Don t they just talk funny in fantasy world He stripped off his great coteGreat coteCoteNot coat Cote WHYThere s also the constant use of the word hame instead of home WHY Since writing this I have looked hame up and found it is the Scots language word for home So no they weren t making that up but the book wasn t written in the Scots language soooo Oh and while we re on the subject a cote is a shed for pigeons So there s thatFinally pyes instead of pies Oh look his Aunt is going to make Travel Pyes to take on the journeyAnd that s where I stopped Only 18% of the way into the book Chapter 7 of 36 and I couldn t do it any I couldn t read another sentence I rarely put down a book because usually I have to know what happens In this case though I just don t care I mean I guess from the title he becomes a rifleman but nothing about him or his life in those first seven chapters made me care at allIf I hadn t been given a free copy of this book To Review I Wouldn T Have Even Made It That review I wouldn t have ven made it that Pyes was just the final straw in a haystack of problems with this book I liked this better that the authors previous book though this was written first It s a well paced little adventure story with likeable relatable characters LOTS of details about weapons but given that one of the authors is a weapon maker that s to be Personnel Management in Government expected If I have one complaint it is that so many of the characters are good and competent a little failure and incompetence might be nice Or at least realistic Since most people will only read the first part of this revue I will start with what I liked The battles were very well thought out and the author clearly knew his stuff in regards to tactics and weapons I was impressed with the degree of research and det The first half of this book is promising but around pg200 a major shift happens All of a sudden we see the main character as an adult where previously he was an adolescent Big time jump of around 50 years The story of freedom is a good one well written Yet from the moment the war begins it reads so slow I skipped plenty of pages of troop movements and mechanical descriptions of weapons and was still able to follow the story line There could have been SO MUCHmotional pull from this story but it fell short for me. Ing in the balance and the habit of heroism is a hard one to break In Diaries of a Dwarven Rifleman magic science and technology work hand in hand to create a new kind of fantasy world where the character life and relationships of an ordinary dwarf can steer the course of history and save a world. Diaries of a Dwarven Rifleman