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A figure stepped out from beneath the trees and the bard stopped in his tracks The shape was man like, a head and taller than Paedur, as thin as a sword and completely enveloped from head to foot in a cloak of seared and withered leaves Bard come forth face me So begin the extraordinary adventures of Paedur the Bard Confronted by the hideous figure of Mannam, Lord of the Dead, Sovereign of the Silent Wood, a perilous deal is struck And in the course of its mysterious fulfilment, Paedur travels through awesome, magical realms of enchantment, terror and brutal powers, where the forces of darkness are always at his heels, threatening to engulf the enlightenment he so boldly upholds Yeah..a main character that can t die and knows everythinghard to create suspense. The lore is pretty cool and sucked me in a couple times The main character is fairly solid, but I found the companions towards the end were unconvincing, as well as Paedur s interaction with them Especially where they come in so late, changing the flow of the narrative from a disparate sequence of storytelling occasions to a fast paced, longshot, push for the finish that should have been fairly dramatic, but instead I found it hard to appreciate around the awkward dialogue of the bard s follow The lore is pretty cool and sucked me in a couple times The main character is fairly solid, but I found the companions towards the end were unconvincing, as well as Paedur s interaction with them Especially where they come in so late, changing the flow of the narrative from a disparate sequence of storytelling occasions to a fast paced, longshot, push for the finish that should have been fairly dramatic, but instead I found it hard to appreciate around the awkward dialogue of the bard s followers While the concept of the series seems pretty cool from this first book, I hope for some improvement in its execution as they go on A little disjointed Not quite joined together stories at the start, and then a big finish against a supposed nemesis that has only just been introduced Just felt a little off. I wouldn t say this is a particularly well written book Much has happened in the fantasy scene since 1987 setting the bar for quality somewhat higher today I did enjoy much of it, though It has a complex world building and at least on the beginning a really interesting structure, which it sadly abandons in the last quarter or so of the book And there is a certain nostalgia in reading it Like watching a childhood movie and recognizing all the flaws, that I didn t see or care about back then, I wouldn t say this is a particularly well written book Much has happened in the fantasy scene since 1987 setting the bar for quality somewhat higher today I did enjoy much of it, though It has a complex world building and at least on the beginning a really interesting structure, which it sadly abandons in the last quarter or so of the book And there is a certain nostalgia in reading it Like watching a childhood movie and recognizing all the flaws, that I didn t see or care about back then, but still remembering the joy it brought Magician s Law is terribly sexist, and the protagonist is an utter douche And this is just a few of the book s flaws If you can enjoy the nostalgia of this and read it with an ironic perspective, I would really recommend it Otherwise, you are not missing much I do think, I will give the next volume a go I guess, I have a masochistic tendency I was warned to start with Volume 2 and not Volume 1 The conformist in me didn t heed this advice, sadly.I did finish this book but have a number of issues with it The protagonist, Paedur doesn t really evolve once he receives his gifts from the gods I found him hard to emphasise with and never really thought he had any chance of failing So not much dramatic tension there.Problem 2 was the supporting cast were so thinly drawn as to be instantly forgettable and the main female character is co I was warned to start with Volume 2 and not Volume 1 The conformist in me didn t heed this advice, sadly.I did finish this book but have a number of issues with it The protagonist, Paedur doesn t really evolve once he receives his gifts from the gods I found him hard to emphasise with and never really thought he had any chance of failing So not much dramatic tension there.Problem 2 was the supporting cast were so thinly drawn as to be instantly forgettable and the main female character is constantly being saved by men I suppose one should keep in mind when this book was written, but still shakes head Problem 3 was the role of the gods It seemed they were not adverse to direct contact with mortals, especially early in the story However the author tries to build suspense by sending his characters on a mysterious mission, supposedly because it was the will of the gods Which begs the question, why didn t they just tell Paedur what they wanted It s the epic fantasy equivalent of not pulling out your smart phone and making a call.Perhaps Book 2 is better A disappointment really, as I had good memories of this story It was disjointed and I often felt that I had no idea what was going on Parts of it were good fun, but there was not enough world building, character development, or depth of plot to really recommend to others. now i am hooked This was such a great, easy and creative book i was hooked after the first page The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.i would highly recommend this author and this book. I started reading this book on the flight to Australia a few months ago, and finally finished it last weekend, having read it piecemeal The book tells the tale of Paedur, who has risen to the status of legend, through the ages and his work to restore the Old Faith against an incomer which has grown in size rapidly Mannam, the Lord of the Dead, assigns Paedur the task of keeping the Old Faith alive through his work as a bard, telling the myths and expanding the knowledge of the old gods As t I started reading this book on the flight to Australia a few months ago, and finally finished it last weekend, having read it piecemeal The book tells the tale of Paedur, who has risen to the status of legend, through the ages and his work to restore the Old Faith against an incomer which has grown in size rapidly Mannam, the Lord of the Dead, assigns Paedur the task of keeping the Old Faith alive through his work as a bard, telling the myths and expanding the knowledge of the old gods As they are want to do, the gods assign Paedur a further task a dangerous undertaking.The author borrows from the myths of a few cultures, though the Irish seems most apparent, and creates his own world, peoples, cultures, myths, legends and religions On reading the pantheon at the front of the book, the reader might feel overwhelmed, but as the tales unfold the names slip easily into place The book was written such that, although I picked it up and put it down often, the characters and the tale stuck in my mind The action builds relatively quickly and there are several peaks, arriving at the last sequence with relative ease You can feel yourself drift into the action and these other worlds There was only one small quibble and that was my imagination was stifled a smidge by some overly descriptive passages, especially in the last few sequences, when it made the story feel a little stilted instead of racing on a smooth track to the end I suspect, however, this won t bother most readers.I hope to read the sequels, Demon s Law and Death s Law before the end of the year, that is if I can obtain them through one of the book swapping sites The phrase that, in my opinion, describes this book the best is too much of a good thing I must admit it s beautifully written like any other epic, but it s just soooooo boring I didn t like the main character at all all the things in the book are explained through the presence of myriad gods whose names and origins are too many to pay attention to basically, everything happens just because or because the bard said so It has too much of everything and the end is like What I really dou The phrase that, in my opinion, describes this book the best is too much of a good thing I must admit it s beautifully written like any other epic, but it s just soooooo boring I didn t like the main character at all all the things in the book are explained through the presence of myriad gods whose names and origins are too many to pay attention to basically, everything happens just because or because the bard said so It has too much of everything and the end is like What I really doubt I will read the rest of the series