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Dreams of Winter: A Forgotten Gods Tale (The Forgotten Gods Tales Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Steven Erickson meets George R.R. Martin!"
"Some of the best writing I've seen." - James B. author/publisher
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- ASIN : B0794D68MX
- Publisher : Warfighter Books (January 17, 2018)
- Publication date : January 17, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 6392 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 396 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #705,327 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As expected when humans do anything, some will be selfish and some will be altruistic, but all are recognizably human in their frailty. I like that. :)
This very interesting novel, set in the year 3,210 on a distant planet, is full of adventure, secrets, intrigue, danger, action and violence. The characters and their dialogues feel totally natural, alive and transcendent. The descriptions of places are eloquent, precise, vivid, even poetic: "his words were pregnant with a slowly understood fear." The implications of the events that unfold on planet Crimeat could not be greater: the possible awakening of long-asleep gods, a fight to the death between three powerful demigods and a war that involves nations and surely entire worlds.
Even though there are many characters weaving their threads at the same time, the plot is quite clear and the narrative maintains an excellent rhythm throughout the entire book. The motivations of each character are clear and well-founded, and their persons have the perfect balance between logic, emotion, accident and reaction. The mix between elements of technologies with different degrees of development (energy weapons and flying transports along with rifles and horses) seemed strange to me at first, but it immediately merges into this story that reunites humans with gods and advanced technology with religion and magic. Anyway, I totally recommend this book!
The story isn’t an uncommon one in reference to old gods. The old gods fight with each other in a power struggle. Once upon a time, the good has triumphed and humanity, who was thrust into the center of the fight, has since forgotten that their existence relies on the two titanic gods not fighting (Amongeratix and Tannus).
What stood out to me, though, is that as rich as the world itself is, the gods really don’t seem to develop in a sensical way (which, if I'm being fair, is usually the case in stories about the wars of gods). The two main brothers fight for control, and when Amongeratix escapes his prison we (humans) are on Death’s platter again, but realistically their reason for fighting and control seems to be overblown. There is a third brother, and I honestly couldn’t figure out why he was necessary at all, other than a minor plot device to break up some of the story a bit for pacing control (which, especially in the first hundred or so pages, really needed to be picked up).
This story IS good, despite the above. I do think that as a part of a series there are unresolved issues that I just haven’t been through entirely. I definitely have to read the next one. However, as a first book, I feel like this should be the foundation balanced with foreshadowing and action and I left the story with more questions than I’d like.
It’s worth the read, though. The writing is good, the world is rich. The description, though thick, allows for a great escape away from the real world. It is a very enjoyable book. I hope the next one clears up some of my questions!