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I am an avid fantasy reader and i dont expect every book i read to be another ASOS.
This is one area where the page length could have been a hindrance, but Erin Hoffman really got every last drop of character development out of the book.
The plot that Hoffman has weaved together is engaging, her story telling is fluid and intelligent, and the characters are strong and believable.
This is classic high fantasy. Hoffman is very good at creating the worlds that his stories take place in. This book is no exception.Published 3 months ago by N-Ann
I liked the setting and the protagonist at the start, but the book sort of lost me. I wasn't entirely convinced the protagonist was really on the right side, and the book sort of... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Edward K. Lincoln
Really enjoyable book with a widely varied array of characters that makes it even more interesting. I like the use of Griffins and the culture that is developed for them. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Book Woman
After an interesting beginning, SoFaS gets very confusing. The head priestess sends another priestess with a ship captain to take her to a far away temple. Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by Artemis9307
I have a sneaking suspicion that Sword of Fire and Sea is going to be one of the more polarizing novels of 2011 as a perfect example of form over substance. Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by Justin Landon
Erin Hoffman's debut novel is a traditional high fantasy romp formed from the ashes of a collaborative project. Read morePublished on August 24, 2011 by S. Duke
Erin Hoffman's debut shows a remarkable deftness in storytelling and beautiful language. Some of her descriptions are so good they actually made me stop and read them again just to... Read morePublished on August 17, 2011 by Jon Sprunk
I am an avid fantasy reader and i dont expect every book i read to be another ASOS. I don't usually write reviews (good or bad), but i wanted to let people contemplating to buy... Read morePublished on August 15, 2011 by Vasant Srinivasan
I published this review earlier in newmyths.com. Sword of Fire and Sea, first in the adventures of The Chaos Knight, is a swashbuckling fantasy adventure reminiscent of the golden... Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by Scott T. Barnes