Bahzell is no knight in shining armor, and besides he has too many problems of his own to be messing with anybody else's problems - let alone the War God's. Unfortunately, the War God has other ideas for him.
©1995 David M. Weber (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"Weber builds [worlds] with a nice eye for detail, above-average knowledge of history, and a pleasing amount of wit." (Booklist)
One can tell this book is written by an author who normally writes science fiction. I enjoyed the style o f writing that it is fast and fun. Style of this book is typical of an epic fantasy where adventure is taking place during travel. Book reminded me of Belgariad a bit due to its style and to some extent the subject matter.
Book is about a barbarian who gets recruited as paladin. It is an intriguing concept in itself and I enjoyed it. Narrator did a great job, and book is joy to listen.
I thought that book was hand waving a bit in the beginning, but as book progresses, author added a lot of depth. Interaction of God with its subject was a bit odd, but again it is about a Paladin. Author does bring of humor and at times book is amusing though similar type of jokes are used several times.
I am planning on picking the next book soon.
An exciting story combined with a great narrative performance creates a rollicking tale. Weber uses his talent for detailing battles to good effect.
David Weber is a very talented story teller and this foray into fantasy is further proof. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I liked his characters, the feel of the world he created and the plot development. I found myself looking forward to time in the car just to finish the book.The narrator was excellent and made a good book even better.
Optical Engineer from San Jose, CA.
The character interactions and personalities were really fun. There was also a non-stop level of excitement, and it was one of those stories you just can't put down.
He has such an excellent rendition of the witty banter between the characters that it brings a whole new level to the entertainment provided by the story.
A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
Narration is clear and crisp, but Sullivan emphasizes nearly every sentence. I found that type of stress distracting, and it frequently felt like he was reading to children. I read the book when the narration got too annoying.
A fairly good fantasy with likable protagonists, but Weber gets wordy. He digresses, slowing the plot. Sometimes he digresses with too much internal rumination and reflection. Sometimes by too much description.
Some nasty scenes of virgin sacrifice, rape, etc.
This a fairly unique and finely detailed Fantasy world with than a bit of wry humor. While it can be a bit over the top, just listening to the tale makes you want to sing the lay of the bloody-hand. All in all it is an enchanting tale that is well worth a read.
Oath of Swords is among my top 5 favorite books. And right next to Agent Pendergast, this is my second favorite series. I couldn't put it down!
Turning down the God of War.
Really great book with plenty of action, laughs and thrills. David Weber did a great job and I look forward to reading them all!
I'm an inventor and author, living in Seattle; an old man, living a full life with Kathy, my first and only wife.
The is a good book, by a good author. However, the opeing is crude; as in not very adult; get past the first five minutes and the book is quite good.
I had read this story a few years ago, and I loved David Weber's humor throughout the story. I was still very entertained listening to this audio book. The narrator was able to capture the humor very well, and his use of many different voices made knowing the characters very easy. The pace of the reading was just right.
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