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- Publisher: John Van Stry (October 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 14, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MEFK8WJ
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While the plot of a prophecised hero is not new, having the protagonist being a backup is for me a nice twist. It also allows the author to avoid the actual prophecy, which is a good thing in my opinion. I have never been a big fan of prophecies. Having the prophecized hero being a jerk with a bad temper and a strong dislike of the protagonist also adds some nice conflict that cannot be resolved by a bullet. The story is told from one perspective.The setting itself is also not original, but appears to be well developed and feels alive and vibrant. Mad Max meets Shadowrun. The pacing is good with a few fights interpersed with interaction and a good show/not tell about the world.
The story involves some limited Navajo mythology, and a non-standard relationship between the proganist and two women. It is not dominant to the tale. I don't mind, but might not be for everybody. The only complaint I have is that the protagonist is surprised when meeting goblins and a dragon to the point of disbelieve (especially in case of the dragon), which I find odd because he has been told about their existence beforehand and he has seen some weird things before as well. His behavior when meeting the real thing does not seem to be in character.
All in all, great first part in a new series and I am looking forward to the next part.
After suffering the usual trials and tribulations of time travel, he meets with Coyote, the Trickster god of the North American Indians. He then progresses along with the usual good/bad luck until he reaches his goal.
The book is reminiscent of the Shadowrun series, which I liked a lot. It also has dragons, fey, elves, dwarves, and others you would expect in a post apocalyptic world in which mythical races had returned to.
If you enjoyed the authors "Portal" books (and you should!) then you will enjoy this book.
Yet after this horrible treatment he devotes him life to saving then?
Wait WTF? Yep that right instead of wiping them out or just ignoring them for the less bloodthirsty, he devotes himself to aiding them and saving them.
So he doesn't rebel, try to escape, just happily does as he is told. Even when he is forced to escape by a third party he just does as he is told with only a token protest. Clearly they were right to make him a slave, it is his nature.
Just didn't enjoy the story of Paul the pathetic slave and his quest to save his slavers at all.
I absolutely loved this book, and was SO happy that I had it and the second in the series to read back to back. I knew I was going to like it when I discovered that the author had pulled a sneak reverse on us!
See, there ae quite a few books out there in which the hero is selected by the Powers to fight an ultimate battle. Absolutely nothing wrong with that; it makes for a great story. But in THIS book, there is a gimmick I have never seen before, and it gets used throughout the series: the main character is just along for the ride when the OTHER GUY (!) gets designated by the Power. Yeah, he's sort of an innocent bystander.
He doesn't even get any super powers. All he has is what he has learned and the reflexes and vision he was born with.
They both are transported to a time in the future, post-apocalypse, where the Power has a mission for Riggs (the nasty little man) to perform. His first act is to sell Paul, the main character into slavery.
But then Paul gets an advocate, of sorts: Coyote, the Trickster. If you have read ANY of the legends of the Navaho, you'll know that Coyote an't be trusted. However! He's the only help Paul can count on, at first.
Now, I can believe all this. No problem at all. Transport through time? No problem. Special mission from the Powers? No problem. Assistance from Coyote? NO PROBLEM! What I CAN'T accept, however, is that Paul soon forms a stable relationship, separately, with two women who are estranged lovers; unites them; and then is incorporated by them into a stable trio.
Now, Paul is a young studly jet pilot type, and I have no doubt that he THINKS he can make this work, and that he finds the sack time a whole lot of fun. But he's WRONG. Buddy, take it from an old man: you would be better off joining the monastery, if you can find one. If you can't start one. But do not believe that you are going to live in peace with two women. There isn't enough Prozac in the world.
Sigh. Yes, I enjoyed the action, and yes, you should read it, and no, don't take what I said as a criticism of the book. However, if in this world or in any world you encounter, even one where Coyote is your pal: just keep on walking if two ladies have crooked their fingers at you!
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