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  • The Briar King
  • Greg Keyes
  • English
  • 01 July 2019
  • 9780345440662

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read The Briar King The Briar King review ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Greg Keyes Û 3 free download Two thousand years ago the Born ueen defeated the Skasloi lords freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery But now monstrous creature roam the land and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama o. Understand that this author is new to fantasy and this is his first stab at writing in such a genre So while this was compared to George RR Martin s SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series understand it doesn t come close That said this is an honest start with solid promise in the future GOOD POINTS 1 Lots of time spent on a believable History 2 good cast of character 3 it moves 4 author is good at creating emotional affects especially fear and curiosityBAD POINTS 1 dialogue needs work While it doesn t suck it lacks complexity and nuances that we expect in dialogue 2 Some of the characters like the dialogue needs development Lots of archetypes for those who like it 3 a few plot holesThis novel will be helpful in assisting me with my writing as I can use it to George RR Martin to compare pieces Sometimes you learn from a novel that needs some improvement than something as flawless as George RR MartinSTORYPLOTTING B minus to B CHARACTERSDIALOGUE C plus to B minus WORLD BUILDING B to B plus FANTASY FOCUSESTWISTS B minus to B OVERALL GRADE B minus to B WHEN READ 2005 revised review January 2013 The Heartbroken Heartbreaker roam the land and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama o. Understand that this author is new to fantasy and this is his first stab at writing in such a genre So while this was compared to George RR Martin s SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series understand it doesn t come close That said this is an honest start with solid promise in the future GOOD POINTS 1 Lots of time spent on a believable History 2 good cast of character 3 it moves 4 author is good at creating emotional affects especially fear and curiosityBAD POINTS 1 dialogue needs work While it doesn t suck it lacks complexity and nuances that we expect in dialogue 2 Some of the characters like the dialogue needs development Lots of archetypes for those who like it 3 a few plot holesThis novel will be helpful in assisting me with my writing as I can use it to George RR Martin to compare pieces Sometimes you learn from a novel that needs some improvement than something as flawless as George RR MartinSTORYPLOTTING B minus to B CHARACTERSDIALOGUE C plus to B minus WORLD BUILDING B to B plus FANTASY FOCUSESTWISTS B minus to B OVERALL GRADE B minus to B WHEN READ 2005 Rory and Sebastian revised Make Something review January 2013

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read The Briar King The Briar King review ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Greg Keyes Û 3 free download Even as the Briar King legendary harbinger of death awakens from his slumber At the heart of this many layered tale is Anne Dare youngest daughter of the royal familyupon whom the fate of her world may depen. The Briar King is one of those delightful books that slowly grows on you It starts off a bit slow gaining in momentum until you look up and it is 3am and you kick yourself for all those just one chapter momentsNot only does the story grow on you but most of the characters do too Notice I said most There were a few characters that I never got in touch with but overall I was happy with the characterization Actually I feel that way about the entire book The story was great though in some places I felt a bit lost The world building was eually good though again some parts left me a bit confused The interesting thing is it all balanced I cannot think of a single area pacing characterization world building or plot that strikes me as being exceptional when compared to other areas There were plot twists I saw coming and there were some that left me stunned There were characters I loved or hated and others I wished I knew better There are uestions asked and answered and uestions left hanging in the air All I know is that together it all worked and was then enough to make me read that one chapterFull Review here Dragons Heroes and Wizards Pin Up Girls from Around The World royal familyupon whom the fate of her world may depen. The Briar King is one of those delightful books that slowly grows on you It starts off a bit slow gaining in momentum until you look up and it is 3am and you kick yourself for all those just one chapter momentsNot only does the story grow on you but most of the characters do too Notice I said most There were a few characters that I never got in touch with but overall I was happy with the characterization Actually I feel that way about the entire book The story was great though in some places I felt a bit lost The world building was eually good though again some parts left me a bit confused The interesting thing is it all balanced I cannot think of a single area pacing characterization world building or plot that strikes me as being exceptional when compared to other areas There were plot twists I saw coming and there were some that left me stunned There were characters I loved or hated and others I wished I knew better There are uestions asked and answered and uestions left hanging in the air All I know is that together it all worked and was then enough to make me The Nuclear Platypus Biscuit Bible read that one chapterFull Review here Dragons Heroes and Wizards

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read The Briar King The Briar King review ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Greg Keyes Û 3 free download F power and seduction The king's woodsman a rebellious girl a young priest a roguish adventurer and a young man made suddenly into a knight all face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom. The one where people are about to pay the price for some sort of unclean power used by their ancestors as the Briar King a figure out of myth rises to destroy the worldOr in other words six hundred pages of prologue By the time we re done we have the enemy dimly known and poorly understood through mythology and the cast of characters a gruff woodsman and his plucky girlfriend a monk who s the classic scholar turned fighter in the Blair Sandburg mode a swordsman who s so very Italian I don t know why the author even bothered to give his country a different name a foreign knight who s Benton Fraser he even says And I you and a tomboyish princess Not to imply that there s no action in the book the action never stops It s just that it s the kind of action that s only used to get the major conflict started I suppose I have to read The Charnel Prince and The Blood Knight to see it resolved And I really hope those titles don t mean he plans to carry the story through the entire chessboard before resolving it in a book called The Iron Pawn or somethingI have mixed feelings about the many different languages in this book The linguistics has an air of authority and yet it can be very confusing I often wished the author would sacrifice authenticity for clarity Likewise the two two prologues I see the usefulness of the information that s in them but that s an awful lot of unfamiliar characters languages and places to be forced to endure before you re fully committed to the book The characterization of the two most important women Anne and Winna bothers me too I do realize that in the preindustrial age where fantasy lives if women want to be part of the story at all they re going to have to break rules ignore advice and go where they re not wanted But it seems to me that they both do it stupidly Winna makes Aspar vulnerable when she insists on following him and I don t see that she offers any corresponding strength to make up for the weakness she creates And Anne rebels over really idiotic things she sacrifices a chance to learn the crafts of magic and assassination because she s too highborn to be forced to make cheese Seriously girl get ahold of yourself And maybe I m missing something or maybe this will all be explained in future volumes but I don t understand what he s getting at with all the evocations of the Lost Colony of Roanoke This is a world that has at least two intelligent humanoid species obviously we re not anywhere Sir Walter Raleigh ever set foot so what s up I did enjoy the book it s vivid and exciting and surprising and occasionally witty though obviously not perfect2007 Locus poll The Blood Knight 14 fantasy