The Iron Lords War of the Gods on Earth #1 [ epub or Pdf ] by Andrew J. Offutt

SUMMARY The Iron Lords War of the Gods on Earth #1

Of warAnd there guided by invincible gods to fulfill his twin destinies of great healer and savage avenger he claimed the devastating Black Sword that would carv A middling book with freuent repetition in its prose style that stays with me after a long period of reading In ways of storytelling the narrator is reminiscent of Poul Anderson but with dialogue and less of the fireside reported speech Different and well executed though I do prefer Anderson who provided the endorsement on the book s cover The action is swift like fighting actually is none of this metal clanging and sparks flying to interrupt the cleaving of flesh by knife sword or battle axe It is bloody but not a gore filled sausage festThe concept of Gods on earth representing Arthur C Clarke s third law was well done in my humble estimation as was the trick of naming the good guys frightful names Or are they the good guys This is only the first book of three This is a spinner rack book as they used to be sold in 80 s drug stores Worth your time and keeping an eye out for the next installment It is not a great achievement in fantasy but as I work my way through a large list of books I intend to read based upon synopsis I have read worse I first came across the author s work in Robert Lynn Asprin s Thieves World omnibus Sanctuary His story contributions to that anthology series made at roughly the same time as this book was published were forgettable This story is not but it is one among a pantheon of others and I reference myself back to Anderson

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The Iron Lords War of the Gods on Earth #1

E his legend in blooda legend of a vengeance thirst as dark and merciless as the magic weapon he wieldedborn from the seeds of a manchild's Terror sown so long a The story elements themselves were interesting However the author s peculiar style was a bit annoying to me as were the many repeated words and phrases Seems like it could have used a bit editing to polish itStill worth a read though

Andrew J. Offutt º 9 SUMMARY

His true origin shrouded in mysteries the youth Jarik fled with his un sister Torsy to the harsh land of the Iron Lords There he was schooled in the mighty arts This is the first volume of offutt s War of the Gods on Earth series The story takes a bit to kick into gear but it s interesting once the action starts The characters are pretty well drawn though not as likable as one might wish and the world he created for them to people is uite fascinating It s an entertaining fantasy though I wouldn t number it among offutt s best


8 thoughts on “The Iron Lords War of the Gods on Earth #1

  1. says:

    This is the first volume of offut

  2. says:

    I formed my opinion on Offutt's writing based on King Dragon and Ardor on Aros which were both terrible After hearing that he had passed away I decided it was necessary to give him a proper chance It was well worth the experiment The premise hooked me to the point where I'll be chasing the rest of the trilogyThe Gods on Earth view

  3. says:

    A middling book with freuent repetition in its prose style that stays with me after a long period of reading In ways of storytelling the narrator is reminiscent of Poul Anderson but with dialogue and less of the fireside reported speech Different and well executed though I do prefer Anderson who provided the endorsement on the book'

  4. says:

    DNF at 22% This book tries so hard to be an epic fantasy and fails spectacularly Instead it feels pretentious and boring I think the basic premise is great and had it been written differently I probably would have loved it

  5. says:

    The story elements themselves were interesting However the author's peculiar style was a bit annoying to me as were the many repeated words and phrases Seems like it could have used a bit editing to polish itStill worth a read though

  6. says:

    This is a great story that is well written The plot keeps moving but there isn't extra fluff

  7. says:

    read 040786

  8. says:

    Not a bad fantasy story good start to the trilogy The plot is sometimes predictable but overall a good one Recommended