[PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1


The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1

summary The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 summary ä eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF However and gifts rarely come without conditions Soren becomes an unwitting pawn in a game of intrigue and treachery that could cost him not just his dreams but also his li. I won my copy of The Tattered Banner in a giveaway here on goodreads a while back Took me a while to get around to reading and reviewing it but here goes First off the cover art and chapter headings are much better than that which I ve come to expect from self published novels Not that it has much bearing on the contents but it shows no lack of effort on the authors part in writing and releasing this book which for myself is always an issue in deciding whether or not to spend my time on a self published book In this case I m glad that I did As far as the writing itself is concerned I have to start with some criticisms It s easy to overlook the occasional typo or misplaced punctuation as I freuently find those even in professionally published books Odd sentence structure telling versus showing and forced exposition however is harder to ignore as it detracts from the narrative flow of the book Thankfully most of this occurs in the first half The second half reads much smoothly though I can t help but feel the whole thing could have used another editorial pass or two The story as a whole I really enjoyed and Mr Hamilton s system of magic if that s the right term is uniue and interesting His writing is uick and to the point and at times he shows spurts of genius with metaphor that bit at the end of the prologue got me hooked and the fight scenes are well visualized and executed Though this isn t what I would call a long book the pacing is uick and a lot gets done Having read the second book in the series as well I can say that the issues I mentioned previously become almost a non factor as the author continues to grow as a storyteller and the second book is better than the first

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summary The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 summary ä eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF SPlucked from a life of privation he is given a coveted place at Ostenheim’s Academy of Swordsmanship an opportunity beyond beliefOpportunity is not always what it seems. an excellent book good start to this series looking forward to reading the next books in this series

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summary The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 summary ä eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Uniue talent always attracts attentionIn a world where magic is outlawed ability with a sword is prized above all else For Soren this means the chance to live out his dream. I have learned a lesson from starting this book it is that I will probably skip the 2014 version of BuzzFeed s 12 Greatest Fantasy Books This place is not great fantasy It isn t even good fantasy It s so dull that I couldn t even finish it WhyI feel nothing for SorenNothingSoren faces no challenges in this book A merchant tries to beat him for thieving A noble who is witnessing the event doesn t call for the security in the area but instead decides to sponsor him to attend the Academy of Swordsmanship Soren is years older than the average incoming student No problem The noble never sponsors anyone so they just make an exception Not only do they make an exception but they go on ahead and skip him several years ahead just so he can be with kids his own age letting him conveniently skip over a year so difficult it causes than half the students to wipe out He s unnaturally gifted in swordsmanship able to learn years of techniue in a matter of months He has some kind of gift that hasn t been seen in ages A challenge presents itself and it is neatly resolved often in the same chapter Meanwhile the author has managed to make Soren devoid of personality You don t like him you don t hate him he just existsAside from this rather insurmountable issue the book also needed another pass by an editor for both logic and grammar For example when he goes to this school Soren is illiterate as you might expect of a commoner from this pseudo Renaissance world He doesn t want to get kicked out of the school so tries and fails to hide it This school is open to all and his past is known shouldn t the teachers have expected this Further the stable master clearly has no issue teaching him the fundamentals of horsemanship because he knows that Soren wouldn t have had an opportunity to ride thereby undermining this notion that his lack of literacy would have been enough to get him kicked out Why didn t one of the adults just sneer at him and go I bet you can t read can you then they could have moved right along Further this fundamental lack of skills makes his being skipped ahead that much ridiculous He hadn t even shown any great talent when they did it they did so just because What academy of such a supposedly prestigious nature is going to matriculate a student that lacks the expected skills of their place of learning just because he started a little bit lateOn the grammar side we have some clunky sentence structures and descriptions and some poor word choices I hereby ban authors from using the word irony or ironic if they don t actually understand what it is It isn t ironic that a conuering people would use the facilities of the conuered Generally speaking at least half the point of taking over another countrykingdomplanet is that you want what they have Why tear down a perfectly good training facility if you can use itAll told we have a boring character in a book with prose so prosaic that you can t get invested Unfortunately there isn t anything that is interesting enough or uniue enough to try and keep fighting to go ahead Save your 4 and find something else to read

  • Paperback
  • 372
  • The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1
  • Duncan M. Hamilton
  • English
  • 13 June 2020
  • 9781481013222

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  1. says: [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1

    [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 Duncan M. Hamilton ✓ 8 read I fell into this book expecting a breezy swashbuckling adventure story; unfortunately it is yet another book about The Grimdark Within Us All and that's fine it's just not what I wanted from this particular novel I'd probably be less exasperated if the prose was worth the disappointment but it's functional at best with a rudimentary level of storytelling holding the floppy skeleton together Soren did this and then he did this the

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    [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 The book as a whole could have done with some tightening up There was very poor seuencing and transitions in the later chapters and the story suffered because the author prioritised a climactic end over a realistic timeframe The novel attempted to tap into too many sub genres assassin swordsman coming of age college setting As a result it was unfocused and was never comfortable or convincing in any of the above At best it was a

  3. says: [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1

    summary The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 Duncan M. Hamilton ✓ 8 read characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Duncan M. Hamilton I have learned a lesson from starting this book it is that I will probably skip the 2014 version of BuzzFeed’s 12 Greatest Fantasy Books This place is not great fantasy It isn’t even good fantasy It’s so dull that I couldn’t even finish it Why?I feel nothing for SorenNothingSoren faces no challenges in this book A merchant t

  4. says: [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1

    [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 Well done Mr HamiltonThere is behind the story than one first thinkExcellent characters and twist and turns Good choice of the ending which is not the expected big cliffhangerI look forward to read the next book in the series

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    [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 Soren is eighteen trying to survive on the streets when a theft gone wrong results in a street fight and a passing swords

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    summary The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Duncan M. Hamilton Duncan M. Hamilton ✓ 8 read an excellent book good start to this series looking forward to reading the next books in this series

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    Duncan M. Hamilton ✓ 8 read [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 From my blog Reading Realms The book follows one character Soren through a pivotal slice of his life as he is p

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    characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Duncan M. Hamilton Duncan M. Hamilton ✓ 8 read [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 I won my copy of The Tattered Banner in a giveaway here on goodreads a while back Took me a while to get around to reading and reviewing it but here goes First off the cover art and chapter headings are much better than that which I've come to expect from self published novels Not that it has much bearing on the contents but it shows no lack of effort on the authors part in writing and releasing this book which for myself is alway

  9. says: summary The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Duncan M. Hamilton Duncan M. Hamilton ✓ 8 read

    [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 35 Stars rounding to 4 because there's something in here that stays with you for a whileIt feels very much like the bastard

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    summary The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 [PDF/EBOOK] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Duncan M. Hamilton A strong book one with an appealing colorful lead DH immediately thrusts the reader into dire situations with possible catastrophic conseuences memorable inspirational and captivating characters all the elements necessary

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