- File Size: 314 KB
- Print Length: 81 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Deepwood Publishing (February 2, 2012)
- Publication Date: February 2, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0074VTFBS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246,598 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Bloodaxe Kindle Edition
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Though he has few redeeming qualities, he's a very likable character, one who suffers fools very poorly, and rewards those have the temerity not to fall at his feet in simpering adoration. He even goes so far as to suffer pangs of regret as he has to behead an enemy he actually respects.
If I have any complaints at all, it's that the story was too short, and his mother appears far too rarely for my taste. I adored her, and wanted to know so much more about her and her history, because clearly no ordinary childhood could produce such a woman.
The story is about the King Bloodaxe of Rudvic. In the beginning of the book he is killed by his son and later reincarnated in the form of a baby boy. The baby grows up, apparently with the memories of his former self. Those memories spur the child through his growth to reclaim what was rightfully his when he was killed by his son many years earlier.
The book is written almost entirely as a narrative by King Bloodaxe and details his thoughts and actions. It was an interesting read and kept me in my seat for the entire 15,000 words or so.
If you like story telling type books where the main character leads you through the book based on the character's narrative, then this is a good short book for you.
There are not many typos in the book but enough that it could be distracting to some readers. Some of the writing in the book seems out of context as though it doesn't fit into the time period that the book takes place in. Some of the humor also makes no sense. There is also a lack of character development as Bloodaxe is the only person in the book that you are able to make any connection to.
I believe the story is definitely developed enough that the author could turn it into a full sized novel if some writing style was changed and some more depth was added to his characters.
Over all I rate Bloodaxe at 3 of 5 Stars for originality and presentation of the narrative.
For a bonus, there is a 15,000 word excerpt from James Tallett's full length novel Tarranau. The excerpt is fairly well written and gives you an idea in what to expect when you read Tarranau. I do plan to read Tarranau at some point because I want to see what else James Tallett has up his sleeves.
Reviewed by: David at Indie Authors and Books
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved Bloodaxe he was such an enjoyable character. The humor he exhibits along with his attitude through out his tale made him one of the best characters I've read in a longtime. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Don't expect story with developed characters. It's more like action story or comic with simple character description about reborn ancient king Bloodaxe who wants to claim his old... Read morePublished on May 18, 2012 by nachtik
I suppose I was expecting a gory version of LOTR. It was funny, and would have liked for the story to continue.Published on May 2, 2012 by Reid Anything
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