This book was both entertaining and intriguing. It is kind of a combination of Robin Hood and Hunger Games. I also liked the fact that the cussing is rare, so i didn't have to worry if my kids were in the car. If you like adventure, you'll love this book.
The main characters here are Royce and Hadrian, a thief and a warrior framed for killing the king. The parts of the book with those two are excellent. Unfortunately, there are some lengthy portions where they aren't in the story and it drags. The book is really two books in one. I thought the first story was better.
Narration was was good. He's similar to Jim Dale and does an excellent job in a variety of voices.
I'm on the fence as to whether to continue on with book 2. We'll see.
The dialogue is unusually sharp for a fantasy novel. If Quentin Tarantino wrote speculative fiction I imagine it would be a lot like this.
The two main protagonists are both equally enjoyable
Probably too late but don't read the synopsis if you don't like spoilers. Two major scenes early in the book are completely ruined by the summary.
I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I haven't liked characters this much in years. Royce and Hadrian remind me of everything I love about Kirk and Spock, Sherlock and Watson, and Chewbacca and Han Solo.
Somehow I got through the whole story, mainly on the strength of Tim Gerard Reynolds' skilled narration, but the rambling storylines, the substitution of physical description for actual character development, the bloated, pedestrian writing--so many wasted words and almost as many incorrectly used words. Also, Sullivan has no idea how to name characters. There's more, but don't bother. Try Guy Gavriel Kay instead.
This book was well worth a credit!! Fantastic characters and fun adventures. I will definitely be purchasing the next instalments in such a great series.
I didn't read the book. I listened to it with much laughter and enjoyment.
Any time Hadrian and Royce talk. Something funny is said. Every now and then someone else gets a good one in too.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Tim Gerard Reynolds. He does all of these voices and when he changes to a different character you know who is talking then. He's amazing. This is Mr. Reynolds's best work.
I enjoyed the adventure of these books. They had some moments when I thought, "oh no!" but so much of it was so upbeat and enjoyable. The comments that were made would make me laugh out loud many times. I only hope Michael Sullivan can keep up the great work he has started. I, like his wife, love Hadrian and Royce!
A compelling tale of hood vs evil where the bad guys have surprisingly good moral compassesand make quite a few surprising decisions.
Well worth the time. On quite a few occasions I had to force myself to turn it off at bedtime so I could sleep!
Probably not. Too much luck and coincidence for my liking. We learn hardly anything about the two main characters even though there is obviously things in their past why aren't telling us.
It was pretty good. Again too much luck and coincidence for my liking. Things just happen to work out.
The reader was great when he wasn't doing women voices...
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Bought this book largely based on the average customer ratings and they didn't disappoint.
Light hearted, fun, feel good and a really good story.