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Other topics in Guyton's Legend of Reason Series include: Religious Extremism, Good vs. Evil, Capitalism vs. Socialism, Illegal Immigration, and even some Physics and Quantum Theory that any fan of Einstein or Schrodinger would enjoy.
Guyton is an accomplished artist and has a museum piece included in the permanent collection at The Ronald Reagan Library and Museum.
Top Customer Reviews
Guyton is an excellent writer whose style walks the fine line where elegance meets readability perfectly. His protagonists are complex and worth caring about, and I always appreciate a story in which the antagonists are given the opportunity to present their case for moral superiority, no matter how flawed, rather than simply being "the bad guys." And while the story is meant to present a philosophical argument, the author avoids Ayn Rand Syndrome, smoothly integrating his points into conversations that feel perfectly natural. Even readers that disagree fundamentally with the author should appreciate his well-presented case; if only the talking heads on tv could argue with the same finesse and cordiality.
The book is more sword than scorcery, with its focus on character building rather than world building. It is a must-have for fans of low-magic fantasy (such as Goodkind), but I would recommend it to anyone who simply wants to read a great novel. Even though my preferred Terry is Pratchett, I consider Mighty Hammer Down to be among my favorite novels and eagerly await the sequel.
"Mighty Hammer Down" thrusts you into the story from the first page, and keeps you entrenched into its setting. Along the way you learn about some basic physics, capitalism, democracy, communism, and religious extremism. All of the afore mentioned subjects are handled in a very enjoyable way. Even if social discussion isn't your cup of tea, this novel is a very good read in it's own rights.
My favourite point was of how the moon stays in the sky because it is falling. Although that idea may not have been completely original, the way that the writer made the characters discuss and debate about it made it feel as though Mr. Guyton had had the discussion himself. What I also found most intriguing about the book and its story is how he had shaped his own Gods and religious views. The lore and information that was included with the Gods, as well as their creation and how they are sustained is truly amazing and it is quite possibly the most attention grabbing and detailed part of this book.
Of all the truly amazing characters presented in this book, I am forced to choose Rommus to be my favourite. His character is a truly amazing, intelligent person. Rommus is the main reason for the philosophy aspect of this book as it is his character that presents these well thought ideas. I also feel that I come to choose him as a favourite character because I became attached to his character through the compassion and care he shows to those who respect him, and also because of the truly horrific circumstances that we come to endure with him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I find that this story touches on ideologies that are relevant to our world and culture. I will recommend this book to everyone In my circle of readers. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Norman McNeese
I recommend this to anyone who loves a great book. If you like battles, magic, and gods even better. If you also like intrigue, romance, and fantasy, then this is the book for you! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ebrithil Sirrush
An amazing book! I found the reasoning and logic behind each argument compelling and well thought out.. the characters were well defined and finely interwoven.Published 19 months ago by rod ganzer
I was very impressed now I have to find some more books by him. This definitely worth your money you will not be disappointed.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed reading this Romanesque novel with magic, war, and religious conflict mixed in. While some of the character's philosophical debates could get tedious, at times, the flow... Read morePublished 23 months ago by PKW
It's not terrible, but it's not something I'd recommend. The writing is not very good, not very sophisticated, and I don't mean I was looking for fancy words or anything, it's just... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Bruin Fan
I stumbled across this book after finishing Jim Butcher's Calderon series. And I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished on January 17, 2014 by Greenlite350
I couldn't get past the first chapter which was very short thankfully. Way too much use of the pronoun "he". Which he did what? Who knows? Who cares? Very confusing.Published on January 9, 2014 by Pappy H