Son of the Black Sword

Son of the Black Sword This is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN ISBN After the War of the Gods the demons were cast out and fell to the world Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly u

  • Title: Son of the Black Sword
  • Author: Larry Correia
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  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN10 1476780862 ISBN13 9781476780863.After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts, until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea Yet as centuries pThis is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN10 1476780862 ISBN13 9781476780863.After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts, until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea Yet as centuries passed, Gods and demons became myth and legend, and the people no longer believed The Age of Law began Ashok Vadal has been chosen by a powerful ancient weapon to be its bearer He is a Protector, the elite militant order of roving law enforcers No one is merciless in rooting out those who secretly practice the old ways Everything is black or white, good or evil, until he discovers his entire life is a fraud Ashok isn t who he thinks he is, and when he finds himself on the wrong side of the law, the consequences lead to rebellion, war and destruction.

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    1. Larry Correia is the New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter International series, the Grimnoir Chronicles, and the thriller Dead Six.

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    1. I have read several books by Larry Correia, the man is moving into different yet related genres and I ve liked pretty much all I ve read okay, one book not so great but you can t pitch all no hitters.Here we are building a fantasy world and while it has some facets you ll recognize that isn t a big deal I ve said before that with a few thousand years of story telling there can t be all that many truly completely original plot lines out there This takes the world with a somewhat nebulous past pro [...]


    2. Larry Correia is an author best known for his guns and monsters, no holds barred, testosterone soaked urban fantasy sagas, Monster Hunter International and the Grimnoir Chronicles For those who were curious as to how he d make the transition from guns to swords, Son of the Black Sword is pretty much everything you d expect, with his macho sense of almost superhuman bravado slipping well into a pulpy heroic fantasy world.It s not great literature, and lacks a certain polish in the narrative, but [...]


    3. 3.5 stars.This was the first book I ve read from Larry Correia, which I understand to be also his first foray into medieval type fantasy The Saga of the Forgotten Warrior was set in a world where land is occupied by the humans and the sea by demons History had it that during the war of the gods, these demons have been cast down into the world and were subsequently driven into the sea Tens of generations have since passed, a caste system was formed and the Laws of the land were upheld by a select [...]


    4. So this review has basically two parts Part 1 Why Son of the Black Sword is Amazingly Awesome Part 2 Why Son of the Black Sword is Astonishingly Mormon I ll put Part 1 first, since it should interest people.Larry Correia is first and foremost famous for his Monster Hunter International series, starting with the eponymous Monster Hunter International I thought the book was OK, but I wasn t the biggest fan It was a little too obsessed with the specifics of gun fighting and to me at least read lik [...]


    5. As Larry Correia s biggest fan I ve been looking forward to his fantasy debut for a while now If I remember properly he s been teasing fans, talking about it on his blog for a couple years now at least Judging by how incredibly large scale Larry s urban fantasy and alternate history novels have been I ve been eager to see what he could do with straight up fantasy I can happily say that SON OF THE BLACK SWORD will not disappoint the Monster Hunter Nation and it will also likely earn Larry a lot o [...]


    6. This is the first of a new epic fantasy by Larry Correia He s usually writing urban fantasy or diesel pun or military action Those forays clearly inform this book and it made for a really good fit for this genre I like epic fantasy, but I find that the world building can be very slow I often see reviews where people just couldn t get through to the good stuff Not so here I think Correia s urban fantasy experience informs his world building and he just gets right on with the story Certainly there [...]


    7. This was fine.I don t know how else to describe this except fine If you ve read Larry Correia s blog, you know he takes a populist approach to genre fiction, and it s one that I m sort of on the fence about I tend to like really epic fantasies, and Son of the Black Sword isn t it It definitely plays to the epic storyline of the Destined Sword and the Changed Hero, but it s almost like fantasy on easy mode I can see this as sort of like what Terry Brooks was for me 25 years ago, but as someone w [...]


    8. Originally posted at The Bookaholic CatSon of the Black Sword is the first book in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior by Larry Correia Tim Gerard Reynolds narrates this audiobook.I m always in the search of new books and new authors to love When I saw this audiobook narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds available for review I knew here was my chance to give a try to a new to me author.The blurb perfectly explains what Son of the Black Sword is all about, saying will be giving too many spoilers away.So [...]


    9. While fairly predictable and fitting perfectly into the current grimdark epic scene somehow given the author s reputation I expected something different and interesting to be honest and I was really eager to read this one as I am not into urban fantasy so have no interest in the books that made him famous the book kept me interested till the end which is than i could say about so many current fantasy series.Its complete self seriousness without the irony of Abercrombie or the dark and cynical [...]


    10. A very nice mix of different books into one.Imagine Judge Dredd wielding a shardblade in a world of noblemen and Scaa fighting demons Looks pretty good, wouldn t you say If you read Stormlight Archive series and Mistborn trilogy you probably will love this book too It has great action as Larry Correia proved that he capable of writing, it has an interesting story, it has complex characters, and finally it has a few flips and turns.Usually I don t like books which are ripped off from others, but [...]


    11. Everything you need to know about this novel happens in the first chapter In the midst of a typical frenetic Correia action sequence you gain a good understanding of both the protagonist and the world he inhabits It it a first rate piece of writing and demonstrates what a excellent craftsman Correia has become in what may be his best book yet.The setting is an atypical fantasy world with a strict caste system governed by an inflexible Law whose compliance is enforced by the Protectors, a band of [...]


    12. A tale of the far future in high fantasy indeed the far future is read between the lines Our hero Ashok, a Protector, is fighting a demon, using his ancestral black sword to good effect, and dealing even with there being two of them The warriors have fled the only one standing against hem is a casteless old man with a spear which, as a casteless, he is forbidden to hold But then he is summoned back to meet with the dying master of his Order Not, as a friend of his believes, to be named the next [...]


    13. My original Son of the Black Sword audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Son of the Black Sword is the first in a series called Saga of the Forgotten Warrior by Larry Correia Ashok Vadal is a protector in a realm that is ruled by the Law The Law governs a society of castes from the first and most powerful to the non people who have almost no rights Protectors carry out the justice as demanded by the Law As news of the non people or the caste less rebellions against [...]


    14. I don t read a lot of fantasy, leaning towards SF and crime fiction However, I had been eyeing Son of the Black Sword as I had heard some good things about it So, when my book club picked it as a monthly read, I decided to give it a go I am glad I did Larry Correia has written one kick ass book I quite enjoyed it.This is epic fantasy, but not the Euro centric epic fantasy that is the norm It has Indian and African influence with perhaps a taste of Japanese culture thrown in It is dark, and it [...]


    15. This book wasn t completely original At the beginning I found myself comparing it to other fantasy novels I have read recently Their were similarities to The Mistborn series and the Red Rising series But after I got over the similarities, which only affected my opinion at the beginning of the book, I really began to enjoy this story The world is absolutely fascinating, their are similarities to Earth but some large differences, like 2 moons, and the characters are so fantastic I really can t wai [...]


    16. This year I pledged to read 35 new books and I ve already smashed 21 I have been thoroughly satisfied, captured and extremely entertained by each of those 21 so far, but the king of my 2016 stack without question is Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia I can t remember how many times I had to just sit and replay an action scene or reread the description of a demon s movements not because it was difficult to understand but because I wanted to imagine it again It s like I don t even know but I [...]


    17. Son of the Black Sword is an excellent fantasy novel Larry Coreia really steps up in a series introduction book From the start the book gets its act together in a very short period of time and them keeps the reader engaged throughout If you want action this book delivers It really is fun to see the world building that he does but never steps off the pedal Maybe its because Ashok is such a great character Some characters are just easy to fall in love with, Ashok is one of them The description of [...]


    18. A random pick that turned out to be a worthwhile read This is no masterpiece nor top notch fantasy, but it s a decent epic fantasy with gray some gray main characters The world building is great and the characters are well done The story is solid and quite creative While it s good in almost every sense, it does not excel in any particular point, other than a very unique back story and creative world building.Would I recommend it Sure, if you don t have any other book currently on your to read Th [...]



    19. I have been looking forward to Son of the Black Sword ever since I read The Keeper Of Names in Baen s Shattered Shields anthology reviewed November last year The Keeper Of Names is not only an engaging and than competent short story, it serves as an introduction to a new venture for Larry Correia the Saga Of The Forgotten Warrior.Son Of The Black Sword opens with Ashok Vadal, Protector of the Law, battling demons risen from the sea Where one was reported, two appear Ashok is gravely injured and [...]


    20. This is probably my first three star review for a Larry Correia novel and I don t give it that rating lightheartedly While the story is good, some of the pacing seems forced and high profile characters a little one dimensional, at least at the beginning Most of these issues are resolved in the second half of the book but the first half is off pace due these issues It really feels like this was written by a writer earlier in his career than Larry is at this point.Let me make clear that Ashok is a [...]


    21. I just finished reading Larry Correia s Son of the Black Sword, and enjoyed it immensely.It takes memes from King Arthur s sword, Moses, the Shaolin monks, special operations forces, ancient India, prophets, and freedom and mixes them into an epic fantasy that s simply tremendous.It has all the action and entertainment you expect from a Correia production There are monsters There are battles and wonderful scenes of sword fighting There are magic and wizards, but it s not the magic and wizards yo [...]


    22. This is the first eARC I have ever purchased, and if I could be certain that all the following ones would be as good as this, I would buy eARCs exclusively for the remainder of my life Larry is best known for his Monster Hunter and Grimnoir series, which are quite different from SotBS, both in tone, pacing and character development The principle commonality that those series have with this one so far this is only the first novel is that Larry proves yet again that he can write action, whether it [...]


    23. Overall feelings on this book were really good, the book kept me constantly engagedand presented a reasonably different yet somehow relatable world I was quite happyto see that the magic in this book is not simply just talked about, it is executedrather well and does not feel overly abused i.e simply to make the story move forward.Having read other books by this author I was initially not expecting such a deepand engaging book As such I was left quite amazed at the style of writing presentedin t [...]


    24. A man of justice is played as a pawn to overthrow an empire This is a beginning foundation of a great tale Loaded with action and turmoil Has a feudal Japan social system where poor are beast of burden non existent and the rich are divine Will the protector of the rich become the savior of the poor Action Japanese Oni s a fallen hero anti hero



    25. Larry Correia is better known for his Grimnoire and Monster Hunter series, which feature superheroes or nearly superheroes and lots and lots and lots of guns in violent, action packed, sometimes cheesy adventures reminiscent of the golden age of pulp fiction Fairly intricate worldbuilding but not much depth in characters or dialog.With Son of the Black Sword, he s branching out into epic fantasy And it s much like his other series his heroes are pretty nearly superhuman, and always unambiguously [...]


    26. This was my first Larry Coreia book and I must say I really enjoyed it This would be an excellent book for some one starting to read epic fantasy as it such and easy book to read you don t have to deal with lots of complicated names that all sound very similar Ashok Vadal is such a likeable character, he believes he is doing the right thing all the time, even when he finds out his whole life is a lie There is obviously a lot etc come in this saga Larry has eased us into the world building just [...]


    27. Ahoy there mateys Thought I would take a break from the e Arc extravaganza Though the first mate and I have very different reading tastes, occasionally we do recommend books to each other Books the first mate introduced to me included xom b, holes, and the perks of being a wallflower He and I both read this one.We were talking about the book and I enjoyed his viewpoint so I ordered him to write a review So you get one from me and a bonus additional review from me crew Please note that I write li [...]


    28. I was incredibly interested in reading this book I have been impressed with both the Monster Hunter books and the Grimnoir Chronicles so I was interested in seeing what Larry Correia could do when he was turned loose on epic fantasy I am not disappointed but that s not without caveats.Son of the Black Sword is the story of Ashok, a magical fighter who s sole purpose in life is to dispense justice With his magical sword that has the memories of countless generations of warriors, he is a one man a [...]


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