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2.0 out of 5 starsGood concept, poor writing
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2018
Two stars for the story concept, but the grammar is awful. A very difficult read. Tenses are all mixed, and sentences are often incomplete. I really cannot recommend this story.
4.0 out of 5 starsA human becomes a Prince of the Dwarves
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2017
Humans, dwarves, gremlins, elves, even a Minotaur! Seasoned with carnivorous spiders and man-eating bears. No end of exciting imagery in this fast-paced tale of Sarchese the Scout who becomes a prince of a dwarf kingdom and leads dwarf armies into battle against evil. Like all good heroes, Sarchese is undefeatable in battle but grieves over the many among his friends and fellow soldiers.deaths.
The plot isn't too deep and the battles scenes won't thrill military aficionados with, but there are a lot of battles against various foes and almost non-stop action. This is a very enjoyable read and I immediately downloaded Book Two to continue the tale.
Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2019
The plot is fine and about a teenage level but not all the players should be together. Fictional names for the Valkyries would be better. Too much eating and not enough action and good detail on most issues missing. I have no plan to read the rest.
4.0 out of 5 starsHuman, Dwarves, Valkeries, an Elf, conflicts, what more could you want?
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2018
A really good read. I read it straight through and enjoyed it every minute. The conflicts between the different factions and their resolutions are the keystone of the story line. The idea of doing what is right is prevalent throughout. Good prevails over evil all the time. It would seem that the ending of this story suggests further adventures and I look forward to reading what they may be. Thank you for the good read.
For a first book of a series, I enjoyed it. I gave this 4 stars, not for the quality, but for the effort put forth by the author. The writing is simplistic, but I want to encourage the author to get better. There is a minor problem I have with this series. Dwarves of other series and sometimes depicted as having some magical power over the rock and are many times seen as short, muscular and very strong. Here, these dwarves are just little people without anything special about them but height. I like the extra added dimension to the dwarves.
I like the world he has created and how the races interact. Gremlins and valkyries are a nice of pace race wise.Little more character development would have been nice and had to re-read a few paragraphs to get the gist of what he was trying to say. All in all an enjoyable read, always looked forward to the next chapter.
It was a good book. I took awhile reading it. It didn't really keep me locked into it. I wanted a little more out of it. I've read the Hobbit, Trilogy, Shanarra series. So I would have liked a little more. BUT, it was pretty fair. I would read it again and see if I missed something. So if you would, read it. I have found that when I listen to others reviews, I miss out on somethings I would like. So you be the judge and read it.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2012
As a very proud Dwarf fanatic, I can honestly say that this book brings Dwarves out in a great and more realistic light. They aren't simply a hardened race who love mining and battle, though it is one part, they are much more. For just like humans, they are sometimes silly, sometimes lazy, sometimes downheartened, and sometimes, as we all do, they make mistakes. This book brings to light such things, and also brings you through a brilliant narrative of impeding war, brotherhood, and not just the usual groups of seemingly favoured races. For those who enjoy fantasy, battle, adventure, hardship, bonding, and the need to come up with a better strategy, this book is a must read.