This is the first volume of offutt s War of the Gods on Earth series The story takes a bit to kick into ear 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 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 reported speech Different and well executed though I do prefer 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 ore filled sausage festThe concept of Gods on earth representing Arthur. His true origin shrouded in mysteries the youth Jarik fled with
his un sister Torsy to the harsh land of the Iron Lords un sister Torsy to the harsh land of the Iron Lords he was schooled in the mighty arts.
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read 040786 i formed opinion on offutt040786 I formed my opinion on Offutt 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 ive 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 spoilerimplied to be the advanced refugees of interplanetary calamity now slumming on an unspecified primitive earth planet hide spoiler 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 The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez great and had it been written differently I probably would have loved it This is areat story that is well written The plot keeps moving but there isn t extra fluff Not a bad fantasy story Easy Breezy Miracle good start to the trilogy The plot is sometimes predictable but overall aood one Recommended. E his legend in blooda legend of a vengeance thirst
"as dark and merciless as the magic weapon he wieldedborn from the "dark and merciless as the magic weapon he wieldedborn from the of a manchild's Terror sown so long C Clarke s third law was well done in my humble estimation as was the trick of naming the ood uys frightful names Or are they the Get Fast!: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride gooduys This is only the first book of three This is a spinner rack book as they
used toto be sold in 80 s drug stores Worth your time and keeping an eye out for next installment It is not a reat 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 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. " Of warAnd there uided by invincible The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes: The Prescription for a Lifetime of Great Health gods to fulfill his twin destinies ofreat healer and savage " Of warAnd there uided by invincible ods to fulfill his twin destinies of reat healer and savage he claimed the devastating Black Sword that would carv. .be sold in 80 s drug stores worthsold in 80 s drug stores Worth time and keeping an eye out for