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The Bite of a King (Bytarend) (Volume 6) Paperback – August 24, 2015
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About the Author
An avid reader from an early age, Simon Cantan loved to get lost in the worlds that Piers Anthony, Douglas Adams, and others created. When he read Harry Harrison's "The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted" at the age of thirteen, he knew he wanted to write, and has been pestering people about it ever since. Two decades later, Simon has published several books, including the "Bytarend", "Black Silicon", and "Kyra Sarin" series. He continues to write science-fiction and fantasy, usually with a humorous slant to it. More details about Simon and his books can be found at http://SimonCantan.com.
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The basic idea is, on the face of it, impossible. How can the people of Bytarend and the surrounding area possibly withstand an invasion by twelve thousand soldiers led by a despotic king, especially when said king is quite happy to wipe out entire cities and butcher everybody who gets in his way? Add to that a complete disregard for his own soldiers and citizens welfare and you would appear to have an unstoppable force.
Of course, we are talking about Bytarend here, and, as we have already seen in the preceding conflicts, conventional warfare can come unstuck when faced with Jenni, Osric, Tondbert, Isabelle, the professor, Lila the murder queen and various assorted townspeople, Huggies, Greymen, life-leeches, lifeless and all the other factors that go together to make up the unique community that is Bytarend.
As to just how this all works out, and whether it all works out – well, you'll have to read the book! Suffice to say that there are quite a few surprises in store for you, this coupled with the almost non-stop action and the ever present humour makes it a very enjoyable book to read.
This honest review was written in exchange for a free copy of the book.
Was 'The Bite of a King' the best one in the series? I'm not sure, it's certainly nice, but I think that particularly for this one, Simon could have taken a bit more time and words to do the story behind the tale a bit more justice. However, as with the previous books in the series: Well done!
Should your try it? If you like Discworld, or maybe Steemjammer: please do, you'll have a good time :)
It was a joy ride, thanks Simon!