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Hangman's Gate (War of the Archons 2) Paperback – June 18, 2019
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His previous works include the raucous steampunk adventure, Kultus, and the grimdark fantasy trilogy, Steelhaven.
You can find out more about what he's up to, and download free stuff, here: http://richard4ord.wordpress.com.
- Publisher : Titan Books (June 18, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1785653091
- ISBN-13 : 978-1785653094
- Item Weight : 13 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.11 x 1.13 x 7.8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,286,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I love books about gods using humans as pawns and playthings. Lots of old-timer authors have done this for decades. One of my favorites were The Book of Swords series by Fred Saberhagen. That trilogy was so popular, Saberhagen came back and wrote a slew of new ones. But sometimes less is better.
The Hangman's Gate was not too bloated and overlong as so many fantasy books seem to be nowadays. Ford's writing style and approach to his storytelling reminds me strongly of old David Gemmell novels. Surprised therefore that there isn't a lot more reviews of these first two books.
Like Gemmell, not all main characters are likeable. I struggled to like a new character Ford introduced in this one. By the end of the novel the character grew up a little bit, and it seems he will be in the next book. Hopefully he's portrayed as a better person, and warrior. He's gonna need it.
If you like more straight forward older-fashioned fantasy, then this one is for you.