vrijdag 23 augustus 2013

Book Review and Giveaway The Tattered Banner

Title: The Tattered Banner
Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
Genre: Fantasy

Unique talent always attracts attention…

In 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 dreams.

Plucked from a life of privation, he is given a coveted place at Ostenheim’s Academy of Swordsmanship, an opportunity beyond belief.

Opportunity is not always what it seems 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 life. 

Epic swordfights? Check. Intriguing main character? Check. Impressive fantasy setting? Check. 

If you're looking for your next swordwielding fantasy extraordinaire, The Tattered Banner is an excellent option. The book opens up with Soren, who is dreaming of becoming a professional sword fighter one day. Unfortunately being a child of the streets means he doesn't exactly have time to hone the craft. But when a rich man sees him fight and offers to take him in as his protegĂ©, his life changes for the better. Soren gets sent to Ostenheim's Academy of Swordmanship, where he trains in the art of swordfighting, and his rare talent develops. 

Unfortunately this also means he puts himself at harm's risk, and becomes a pawn in a game of intrigue and treachery. Not just his dreams are at stake, but his life as well. 

The writing here was superb, and the characters very engaging. I hope there's a sequel, set in the same fantasy world. Mr. Hamilton shows excellent writing skills and character development, and I can't wait to read more.


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