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The Fallon Blood Hardcover – September 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 381 pages
  • Publisher: Forge (September 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312859732
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312859732
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 12, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The Fallon Blood is an excellent work of historical fiction, and it ought to be read by all who have a love for adventure and who have even just a mild curiousity about the American Revolution. Jordan commands both a top notch understanding the war and late 18th century American lifestyle.
Jordan writes about the period via a story about fictional characters who occasionally run into famous historical figures. Generals Lafayette and Nathaniel Greene, for example, make appearances in the novel. Younger writers, such as Jason Manning, have written with this approach, but Jordan is masterful with this book.
Despite his excellence, Jordan is not without his weaknesses. Even with all of the historical expertise he displays in the pages of the Fallon Blood, Jordan will always be a "Conan the Barbarian" writer at heart. The hero, Fallon, is handsome and macho. Sex is offered to him frequently and easily. He possesses tremendous skill and physical strength as a soldier. The women are beautiful and extremely sexually active. The villains are evil and twisted. Hence, the story is a bit unrealistic at times, but what a fun way to learn a greal deal of historically accurate information about early America!
Readers from South Carolina will loves this book more than any other fans of Jordan's work. Jordan possesses an undeniable arrogance and pride about the role of South Carolina in the American Revolution, and the Fallon Blood is his vehicle for sharing those feelings and beliefs with the rest of the world. Regardless of whether or not you will agree with Jordan's historical evaluation of his home state, this book is a sexy and exiting look at the birth of our nation. Give it a read!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 5, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I have read all of the wheel of time books, and RJ places second on my favorite authors list. I had no idea that he even wrote these Fallon books until I happened upon this one. I must say that I have never even had a slight interest in historical fiction, or what actually happened to gain us our independance, but after reading this book I found that it is quite fasinating. This book really helped expand my interests to more than just fantasy novels. I would never have opened it if had not had RJ's name on it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dixon Whitley on June 12, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Reading this book reminded me of something that Orson Scott Card wrote once about how he bought back the rights to his first novel, just to make sure that no one would go back and reprint it on the merits of his later books. This novel shows the weakness that a new writer brings to a novel. The story is too plot driven, the villians have weak motivation, and the use of point of view was simply baffeling. There were times when I completely lost track of who the point of veiw was following. This novel also shows Jordan's often odd and what I find highly unlikely veiw of how women see the world. And while I could keep this list going, for all of that he managed to write a fairly compelling story. His historical backgroud was interesting, if for nothing else but for the southern bias that it takes.
While there are far to many mistakes to call this a great novel, and any of Jordan's wheel of time novels are far better. This was an entertaining read that can show how much a writer can improve.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chip Hunter VINE VOICE on July 25, 2003
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Michael Fallon, in the Fallon Blood, is one of the most interesting and believable characters I have found. This book covers his trials and his successes over an extended period of time that covers the American Revolution. I found the book to be very exciting and dramatic, while at the same time historically accurate and educational. I would reccomend this book to anyone. A very enjoyable read. What is Robert Jordan's real name??
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This offering from Robert Jordan, a tale of one Southern man's life during the American Revolution, has little of the action, adventure, spills, and thrills that we fans are accustomed to from this author. Of course, there are the battle scenes and even a great catfight between two women vying for the love of the same man, but absent are the mystical, magical confrontations and the unparalleled descriptions of mano-a-mano contests. This book focuses much more on relationships of an earthly kind. In fact, it walks the line between the fantasy and romance genres, so anyone looking for the typical Robert Jordan adventure in this book will be a little disappointed.
However, let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Robert Jordan does an inspiring job of portraying the emotional struggle of a man finding his way in the world and the way of his heart. Instead of dealing with large countries, monumental wars, and the most powerful leaders alive, Michael Fallon conducts shrewd business and encounters love and war at the personal level. In writing this tale, Robert Jordan tells an entertaining, emotionally gripping story on a stage smaller than his usual grand amphitheatre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Natasha J. Gruss on March 20, 2001
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After reading the Wheel of Time Series, I started to think that Robert Jordan was one of my favorite authors, but I thought I should take a look at some of his other works. So far Fallon Blood is the only other book I got to, but after I read it I have decided that Robert Jordan is my favorite author...or whatever his real name is (it's not Robert Jordan). I didn't finish the book, but that was because I moved and had to return it to the place I was borrowing from. Otherwise I wouldn't have put it down. His villians are truly evil and the hero very impressive. The book is more about family fued than war, but for the war fanatics, there's definately plenty of it. As much as I know of history, it's accurate but there are still plenty of fine details that only a scholar would know presented in this book. And for those of you who like WoT, there are some similarities in his writing. The woman are all still very strong characters, and the hotels are an awful lot like the ones in the fantasy series, plus there is a lot to do with travel. I would recomend this book to anyone. (As long as they are teen and older).
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