Agents of the Crown (The Complete Series: Books 1-5): An epic fantasy boxed set Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07ZXLQ5ZQ
- Publication date : November 1, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 3288 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 1506 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,642 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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It was only after reading 8 or so books by this author that I realized what the actual issue was, the author writes Romance novels in a fantasy setting (which seem primarily oriented towards an adolescent or college age audience). The author wasn’t distracted or skimping on detail, I was simply misunderstanding what kind of story it was. I was frustrated because I kept wanting them to be primarily fantasy and these books just aren’t, they are more like 60% romance and 40% fantasy.
So, if you like detailed world building and a strong focus on the storyline but aren’t particularly interested in relationships & romance, you might consider skipping this author. If the idea of a story about romantic relationships surrounded by a social circle that delights in banter and innuendo sounds appealing, then you probably will love this author.
Lindsay Buroker has outdone herself with this series. When I finished reading the last book I longed for only one thing, and that was more books in this series! I knew what I needed to do. I would have to read other books by the author, until we all convinced her to write MANY more books in this series. There are an unlimited number of cases ready for the Agents of the Crown to solve! Zenia & Jev's kids can have little adventures finding hidden passages built into the new castle built on Zenia's estate with the aid of dwarfs magic. All could be surprised to learn that Reesa learns to talk in the Kingdom's language the same time their children learn to speak. And we will all be surprised to learn that a certain shaman we thought was killed when Zenia blew him out of Reesa's prison cave.
There are some ideas to kick around. Please get back to us, Lindsay, as soon as you are able. ;-)
We'll be waiting.
I have only read book 1 so far. However, this writer is, in my opinion, nearly as good as Anne McCaffrey. If the rest of the series is a good as the first book, then this author has me "hooked."
Finished the series and she has me "hooked." As a fantasy series this has it all. Romance, in good taste, suspense, surprising twists and turns, and yes great humor. This author's ability to insert the sort of humor that he characters would likely exhibit were they real people is amazing. This is not a work trying to imitate Anne McCaffre but another creative mind with they wide understanding of behavior that creates the same kind of works. This work also reminds me of Heinland's Stranger in a Strange Land where character development is essential to the work and is developed over time in the novel. You are not overloaded with character development at any one time. This is important so as to allow the story to move on rapidly.
Again, if you like any of Anne McCaffre's works, you'll love this series. I don't know that I can even give a more positive review and recommendation.
Top reviews from other countries
Theauthors writing draws you in so deep that five books fly by, one of the things I love is the equality of the sexes, sure there are ditzy women and men, yet both main characters are stong on their own and a force to be reckoned with together, with the secondary characters becoming so entwined the pages really do turn themselves.
This is the 2nd series of books I have read and I'm hoping desperately for more xx
All the characters have distinct personalities and traits, even quirks such as “Rat Racing”, that make them very engaging.
The setting in which these adventures take place is an interesting concept. The weapons technology is as advanced as pistols and muskets, but swords, axes and bows are all in common use too, some of which are also magical, along with fairly sophisticated steam powered vehicles which are used for transportation.
The sheer diversity of magical and mythical creatures that inhabit this world means you are never sure what may make an appearance next.
While the story wraps up satisfactorily at the end of the fifth book it would be nice to see all these characters return for more adventures, and there is certainly plenty of scope to allow that to happen.
One thing I have noticed is the similarities in character traits between the two series I've read, Lindsay has a clear idea of the sort of people she likes to write about - truthful, honourable, and faithful and you will see this appear throughout her writing. Even the elf who at first glance betrays his own people is later revealed to have motives for his actions.