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Stranger of Tempest Read Ü 106 í 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 little so bodyguard work keeps his belly full and his mage gun loaded It might nevLynx 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. 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 an author I do know a good tale is to have explaination over what the god fragments are feature the mage guns give our main character a less cliched back story and some personality and have this team be on of a uest rather than just a bunch of mercs doing merc like things

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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. 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 glimpse the measure of the man Lynx is to have gone through so much but still come out of it with his sense of right and wrong still intact I've seen right i've seen wrong I've seen life i've seen death but i only hate one o'those Death's just another day I won't be like him or any of the monsters in here Life's not worth thatWhen you begin this book you'll likely think this book is about Lynx because duh the blurb heck you might even think there'll be tons of magic shit happening and like gods or something eually fantastical but you'll soon discover this book takes a long winded road to an abysmal plot and uite frankly i'm being generous here You spend 10 chapters I counted in some freaking tunnel like abandoned city half of which is spent walking and shit then then about 3 chapters or so spent trying to kill the monster on the cover of the book Which really has no bearing to the plot as a wholeDo you learn anything tangible about God Fragments Fuck noDo you learn anything about the God's themselves Well unless you call reading POV's of fanatical religious baddies then i guess that countsWhat's the deal with naming themselves after cards Shrug Who the fuck knows Maybe Tom does but he certainly wasn't sharingWhat's the deal with the cards even Is there a wider significance Yup your guess is as good as mineIs there a story here Probably But seeing as Book 1 basically just felt like a pointless plot i'm not really holding out hopeI'm also curious as to why the author just didn't use this book to lay the foundation on straight Get all your explaining out there in book 1 i don't want to get to book 2 and still be wondering about simple things like the magic system or some trivial shit like that This isn't some epic fantasy You don't get the luxury of dragging stuff out like that in my opinionI figure the author was trying to be mysterious cos in chapter 29 we're introduced to some Archelect character who hints at some sort of conspiracy going on in the book Again i'm sure it was supposed to piue our interest but i'm just going to call fail on that angle This book basically read like one of those serials where every book was about something entirely different You don't get the feel that the plot here is about something bigger Sure it might have seemed that way at first but after you've bumbled in a tunnel for like ten chapters you tend to lose focusAll in all not an inspiring start to the series

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Stranger of Tempest'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. 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 extent unmatched by any book I’ve read up until now Hot off having finished Glen Cook’s The Chronicles of the Black Company I’m enjoying reading about mercenary companies Thinking about it I’ve always enjoyed reading mercenary stories as noted in an earlier review I massively enjoyed The Deed of Paksenarrion and the following Paladin’s Legacy though my love of mercenary companies can be traced I think back to Stan Nicholls’ Orcs and Raymond E Feist’s Serpentwar Saga The bonus of using a mercenary company as the central group of characters is that there is license to be crude and overtly humorous In Stranger of Tempest this is achieved incredibly well I’m unsure as to whether or not it is my specific sense of humour or not but I found the dialogue in particular to be very funny bordering on hilarious throughout the bookThe world of The God Fragments series is wonderfully thought out as well with an interesting history and some amazing twists such as the way the company is based on a deck of cards I also love the premise of mage guns; the way they are dropped into the story as if they are nothing out of the ordinary and only later examined in detail The one thing which would have improved it however would have been a mapThe plot did not give me any respite The story moved incredibly fast and it was only once I had had a few moments to consider did I realise that not much actually happened Without giving too much away the plot works up to a central event by the clever and effective use of flash backs and flash forwards which occurs in the first half of the book and is then followed by a thrill ridehorror type story punctuated by some fantastic actions seuences The space which might have been spent on major events is in my opinion spent wisely on a greater volume of snappy dialogue and world building Overall I didn’t find myself able to take enough of a break to uestion it during reading and even having observed it since I still don’t find myself at all disappointed with the book‘Stranger of Tempest’ by Tom Lloyd is the first in The God Fragments Series