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Ally one for such things but it didn t bog me down at all I will admit I m a little worried that it might in the second book We just touched the surface so I m sure will come about in the next installment If Lewis can hold my interest throughout it I ll be absolutely delightedThe writing for me flowed nicely I didn t notice any typos though I hardly do and I very much njoyed the nice trance I lost myself in I The Preachers Kid even found myself reading it when I had some fun things I could have otherwise been doing That says a ton right there It s that small bit of interest that raises a book from an I m Indifferent rating up to a really liked it rating It just moved It kept mengaged made me want to pick it up againSo overall a great read I don t think there was anything O Testamento earth shattering in the plot or world but I don t need to be knocked off my couch tonjoy a book And I ve already bought the second book because I liked this one so much that I want to see what happens to Conlan and Martius Oh one thing There s a lovely cliff hanger at the Gangbang Slut end I don t mind them but I know a lot of people who do But the good news is the second book is out already obviously since I ve bought it You can this and other reviews on my website When I started to read this book I thought I was in Imperial Rome with the legions fighting the barbarian hordes Then I realised it could not be Small things were different such as the colour of the legionaries cloaks It was as if history had been jolted out of focus in this new unknown world like our own but different The powerful writing of the battle scenes was wonderful I amnvious The action in the battle for the moment was distracting So many characters acting so fast and forcefully You did not know who to focus on which probably is true in the confusion of a real battle In many ways this is an odd book You feel you are just getting to know the characters when the book One Con Glory endsThending is abrupt and a cliffhanger The scenes between the battle and the Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows end are short and whet the appetite for They set the scene but the scene does not occur Overall Injoyed the book and wanted to read but it is too short This is the prelude to the novel not the full novel In my opinion instead of being the short starter novel of a series this book should be lengthened and include at least part of the real story Who is the heros What is the mission Who are the opponents This is a good book if it was longer and complete it could be great Nice short book set in an alternate Roman Empire the story opens in the middle of a battle between the legions of the Adarnan Empire and a overwhelming horde of barbarians the main characters are primus general Felix Martius and centre branch leader Conlan Danson of the ninth cohort of the third legion and the story develops mostly around both their point of views with The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) emphasis on Conlan s as the reader follows the battle through his actions andmotions until the puzzling climax Both characters are intriguing and adults of different ages the battle is carefully depicted and the reader uickly gains insight about the context if able to remember the legions and cohort numbers and in the final pages politic intrigue is readily served This first book lays the groundwork for the following installments and Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, ends with a total cliffhanger which is not impeding considering book 2 is already out and this short book may be properly considered as the first part of a longer book Of course for this story 150 pages are notnough for A Fairly Honourable Defeat even basic worldbuilding as the premises reuire but the outlined backdrop characters hint at depth to come And I like military action The writing style is flowing albeit transparent with a few info repetitions and the prose would benefit from a wider vocabulary I liked the characters and the plot as disclosed but there s really too little meat to care justnough to go on Let s see how the story volves I must admit to being pleasantly surprised by this book It begins by throwing you right into a massive battle scene right at the start and I did feel a little confused by what was going on but you have to stick with this little gem of a novel as it xplains the deeper you get into itThe Empire is very much like the Roman Empire in its set up and culture and war like attitude I liked the characters and the setting and I can see this series becoming a hit Just when I was thoroughly Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue enjoying it and getting comfortable with the characters itnded on a cliffhanger Can t wait to read the next instalment. Outnumbered ten to one The fate of the The Man Without a Face empire stands on a knifedge Empire under siege is the first book in the Adarna chronicles Set in a world of Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) epic grandeur and political intrigue it follows the fate of thempire through the yes of those who could ultimately save it or doom it to destructio.
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review Empire under siege The Adarna chronicles #1
Cup of tea However I must say that the story isn t finished the author has mentioned that the third novellaepisode will be a longer one with depth as well I would recommend reading the first two together for now as that way the story makes sense and feels cohesive CONCLUSION Jason K Lewis s Adarna Chronicles are an interesting mix of historical fantasy cast in the Roman mpire mold and with the author s strong focus on characters This series managed to mark itself out and I would recommend it to all readers looking for a uick read and for lovers of Romanesue fantasy This was an intense and moving read that kept me hooked and caring all along I loved the writing style the Threads Of The Shroud emotions and the high stakes battle against th I think this book rocked Read on a layover made that time pass superuick which is what you want in a layover Only complaint too short Looking fwd to the next bookEUS grabs you right off with a great in the phalanx description of a Roman legion style battle For those of you into DD or the old Avalon Hill games where you could be Alexander or Caesar this is great stuff Solid hard hitting gritty description of infantry combat Lewis mixes it up with multiple POV to give the reader a multifaceted view of a battle The plot of what will be the series makes itself known in hints at first then later as the characters return to garrison it really picks up So no its not all about a battle but a lot of the character development starts thereI m looking fwd to the next in the chronicles Phoenix Rising slight spoiling aheadIn the first couple of chapters I wasn t uite sure what to make of the book Right from the start it drops us into a large battle There was so much action happening so fast that I felt like I couldn t get my bearings I stuck with the book because the writing was good and I liked the characters I m glad I didOnce the action slows a bit and I was given a chance to see the characters a bit I actually came to think that starting in the midst of the battle was perfect After that the characters have to deal with the political ramifications of the fight but also themotional ones The character I All Seated on the Ground enjoyed most was ConlanI think perhaps the thing that most impressed me about the book was the authenticity of the interactions among the soldiers I was a soldier and the relationships rang largely true particularly the observations about how we never really know what s going on within another person s mind notven when we see them in the midst of combat The book definitely has me interested to see what happens next and I fully intend to keep reading This new fantasy novel is a gripping read Empire under siege This book raises a lot of uestions but does not give all the answers Personally I don t like a book which does not give me a satisfying Untitled. ending I understand why authors do it indeed Dickens s books were serialised in a magazine when they were first published and with the advent of readers and instant downloads you can always download the next book immediately Perhaps I m just throwing my toys out of the pram I m a little old for that and I just need to accept this is the modern wayThe first half of the book is dedicated to the battle be I REALLY LIKED IT What a pleasant little surprise The book was Wiring extremely short and in myxperience those usually cram too much in or not Against All Odds enough This had a decent amount of a teaser the start of some good character development story uestions a good foundation of the world and a promise of some interesting things to come in the next bookWe follow mainly two characters General Martius and a soldier Conlan I found both PoV s interesting and I didn t skim a single sentence which should speak volumes I m a notorious skimmer I found Conlan to be a well developed character We start in the middle of the war where things are going south rather uickly Conlan s bravery and character is tested right away and we get a good feel for him Over the book we see how the war affected him and how hevolves It was done uite well Martius also shows us his spirit during the battle Though I don t think he moved along like Conlan did his story was still Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage engaging and I found myself curious about him as I readI rather liked the uick start to this book We re thrown right into a battle and the action starts However it made the last half of the book seem a tad bit slow though I was stillngrossed in the story There s definitely a bit of politics starting to show itself during the later part of the book I m not usu. L there are whispers in the bars and taverns Republic they urge and the name that is whispered is always the same Martius General Felix Martius has been charged with The DOS ending the threat from the horde but themperor’s orders came late and there has been little time to gather an army The legions are.
Combined review over at Fantasy Book CriticOVERVIEWANALYSIS The Adarna Chronicles consists of two novellas so far Empire Under Siege and Phoenix Rising What drew me to this series was the subject matter of a Roman like Against All Odds empire in chaos fantasy storyline and also the covers which are simply striking and drew myye instantly The author mentioned what his influences were in writing this historical ish fantasy series in his guest post previously it bears a read to see the wide variety of influences The story begins in Empire Under Siege with a full fledged battle and as actual battles go the one described is messy chaotic and slightly difficult to follow The story has multiple POVs and firstly we are introduced to branch leader Conlan of the Third who s in the thick of it Then we get to see the battle from the view of general Felix Martius who leads the legions against the invaders Seconding Martius is his mentor cum friend general Antius Turbis who saw his brilliance and lent him his support Lastly there s Wulf who s one of the horde so as to speak who has to deal with the aftermath of the battle These are the POVs introduced in Empire Under Siege for the follow up Phoenix Rising the new POVs introduced are Metrotis Felix Martius nephew an Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism eccentric scholar who tries toxtract information from Wulf and Felix Ellasand Martius wife who faces a deadly foe on her own The story has many threads as seen from the multivariate POV list above while we get a view from the legionary point via Conlan we also get the higher up view via Martius and Turbis There s the usual political backstabbing and one upmanship brewing thanks to the actions of the generals and the Emperor who is troubled by them Then we get a look from one of the POWs Wulf which offers another differentiating view into the happenings All in all this is an intriguing series as the authors Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils explores the world and the aftereffects of a terrible battle The authorffectively showcases PTSD political maneuvering and other such movements that would occur in an Payment Due empire Of course there s a lot afoot with regards to a possibly mad prophet and what truly caused the barbarian horde to appear on the borders of the Adarnan Empire The author slowlyxposes the different story angles for the reader to be pulled in various directions What I Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, enjoyed about the story was this very approach the reader is never uite sure where the plot is heading and because thepisodic nature of the storyline we are left wanting to know what happens next What the author truly puts in his best are the characters with Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, each POV we get to view the world through a different pair ofyes and they are all fascinating We meet Conlan who is a young soldier learning that war is never pleasant and soldiers are often at the mercy of their higher ups Martius has to walk the fine between his peers and his The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, emperor giving offense to neither andfficiently manage his soldiers Wulf is a prisoner who seeks to Turbulence escape but first he has to gain favor with Metrotis who is crafty to his wiles I couldn t choose a single favorite but Wulf Martius and Conlan s chapters were my favorites for the amount of twists and intrigue that is slotted in them There s some action to this storyline but mainly bothpisodes focus on building up the mystery of the Bull Bear and Hawk and also a couple of other threads that the readers will have to RAFO Lastly I will have to mention the dazzling and Spartan cover art so kudos to the Deranged Doctor Design chaps for both the covers so far I can t wait to see what they do for the third volume tentatively titled The Great Bear One area wherein the story is deficient to a certain degree is the world building and the history Of course the author has put in small hints and clues wherever possible but for world building junkies this will be a sub par Tropical Bioproductivity effort Also both the volumes are on the shorter side considering they are novellas and not novels so readers should definitely take that into consideration before buying them Overall this series is slightly reminiscent of the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher but with less action low key magic settings and of a focus on characters Think a David Gemmellesue approach to story telling crossed with the Codex Alera world settings So the story is character dialogue focused and with a slightly lessermphasis on world details For readers who like this sort of an approach you will Elizabeth Ann Seton enjoy this story For others who prefer a bit meat to their stories this might notntirely be your. The Adarnan Empire has Die Postmoderne Konstellation endured for a thousand years a beacon of civilisation shining out to the world Its glory is undimmed but of late there are rumours A horde of savage warriors has overrun the south destroying legions withase leaving the very heartlands of the mpire under threat In the capita.
Jason K Lewis lives in Britain with his wife and young son He spent his childhood glued to books by authors such as David Gemmell Stephen Donaldson Julian May Stephen King Terry Pratchett CS Lewis George RR Martin and JRRTolkien He is the author of several novels and short stories in the fantasy and science fiction genres including the science fiction Novelette 'Paradise' and the