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The Deserter Hardcover – March 13, 2012
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And then conflict arises. The lesser, or beastly of the civilizations, is in dire need of becoming erased from the lower planet. Hence the journey the main character partakes. An old evil has returned to become a new threat. He needs the resources to defeat this enemy. This is where the two civilizations clash. This Neanderthal of a main character must force himself into the upper, more advanced people to find a lost love that will help to save his own people.
This kind of storyline poses a problem for any author. I am a huge fan of breaking some grammatical rules every once in a while if it means that the reader can better associate with the characters. People from different parts of any country have different slang and different accents and different mannerisms. Why should a story reflect only one proper style? I hate reading dialogue when every character sounds the same. With the he said and she said after every spoken a conversation can become lost in translation and after a bit you forget which character is speaking.
Well I am glad to say that the author does an excellent job displaying the different characters and civilizations. At no point in the story is the reader ever confused with whom they should be connecting too. This made me very happy.Read more ›
This book sounded familiar and I hadn't realized at first that this was the sequel to The Inferior, which I read a few years ago. At first glance the two books don't come across as a set. Peadar O'Guilin explores the flip side of world building in The Deserter. From primitive to technologically advanced O'Guilin makes you think savages are far more civilized and complex than their Roof counterparts. I thought the imagery was great but the pacing a little slow, I had to work through this one, but there were some pulse pounding action scenes sprinkled throughout to keep the reader interested. Unfortunately I just couldn't connect with the story. I wanted to be swept up into the story and characters but the book didn't excite or enthrall me as I thought it would.
Overall The Deserter is a deceivingly complex book that compliments it's predecessor. Peadar O'Guilin delivers yet another well written book that I only wish would have captured my attention more.
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Book was a solid continuation of the first. Quick read; took me a day and a half to finish.Published 16 months ago by Oil42
YOU MUST buy this book. It's amazing. I even read it be for the first one and it was good. If you like life, then you will love this book.Published on August 12, 2013 by O. Wasw
My husband and I BOTH loved the first book in this series (The Inferior) and for us both to like it, that's really saying something! Read morePublished on May 3, 2012 by Amazon Customer