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- Print Length: 556 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Jump Start Publishing (June 29, 2018)
- Publication Date: June 29, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07DDDVDR5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,632 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Immortals' Requiem: An Epic Grimdark Fantasy Kindle Edition
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- "I have read many books and this is up there as one of my favourites.The only downside to this book is that it had to end. If you haven't got this book already then make it the next thing you do, you wont bedisappointed."
- "I am so sad that this book is finished. It has given me a book hangover that I feel will last a while. What an amazing ride Mr Bobbe has taken me on with this tremendous story. Immortals' Requiem is a book that I enthusiastically recommend to dark fantasy readers."
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- "I can't stress to you enough how much I enjoyed this book - seriously,it's that good, you need to give it a try. I didn't expect such an epic masterpiece of a story that absolutely blew me away!"
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- "The world building in this otherworldly book is nothing less than brilliant. He has taken the fae world and put it all into one outstanding book. Immortals' Requiem is unlike anything I have ever read!"
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- "I thought that this was going to be a run of the mill fantasy. Since I like fantasy, I figured why not, the worst thing is that this book is a cookie cutter vampire / shifter / zombie novel. Well, wasn't I super wrong. Immortals' Requiem was like nothing I have read before! Let's put it this way, I loved this book."
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- "This fantastic read had me enthralled from the first page to the very last!"
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- "If you love dark fantasy novels this is a masterpiece that you don't want to pass up."
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- "Gripping and totally absorbing, somehow reminding me of early fantasy writers like ER Eddison & Lord Dunsany... Vincent Bobbe is one to watch!"
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- "Bobbe's debut story packs a punch, and it really has you worried for the characters he's created. This tale has real stakes, and you're always looking to see what happens next."
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- "Suffice to say that while I'm not normally a fan of zombie / vampire / werewolf stories, Immortals' Requiem captured my attention from the beginning and held it all the way to the conclusion. This one is well worth the price of admission."
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Once I became familiar with his characters, I fell in love with the story. I hate to give spoilers, and I’m not about to. So instead of going on and on about the plot, I rather talk about the uniqueness of this book. Do you like Dungeons and Dragon type books? Tolkien fan? What about supernatural thrills based on the shadows of our world? Perhaps you yearn for a good dungeon adventure? Well, this book as all of that, and some romance to boot. You might ask? How can it, how can it work? All I can say is, “It does,” and the author does an amazing job of weaving it all together by the end.
If you want to know how he did this, well read it of course. This book is a thrill and a real page turner once you get it in. I feel like if he would have not jumped between characters so fast early in the book, this would have been five stars. Give it a chance, you will love it.
The book is slow going early on, although its early elements are quite interesting. Mainly my problem was keeping straight all the characters. Readers need a strong tolerance for very dark and very adult violence, including sexual. It’s really more horror than I enjoy. But if one appreciates those elements or can at least tolerate them for a good story, then one will find a very dark but rewarding excursion into the classic unstoppable force meets unstoppable force, with enough characters to be a life-sized chess battle Royale of high stakes strategy, tactics, and violence with unique characters in a unique setting. If none of the above scares you away, you’ll probably be glad you read it. Recommended conditionally but strongly.
Immortals' Requiem is a skillfully told, action-packed, mind-boggling, heart-pounding tale taking place over 5 days and steeped in the history of over two millennia. A strong character set includes many types of immortals--Elves, Ifrits, Orcs, Jotnars, Therians, Barghests, Svartalfar, and hybrids--and mortal beings. The story is told from the point of view of the main and minor characters, and our knowledge of and the relationship with the characters becomes richer with each contact. Action occurs not only in the familiar setting of Manchester, England but also in the worlds parallel which the author creatively and believably describes in The Tower at Dawn and The Tower at Dusk. There are scenes of horrific violence including rape, but not graphic sex.
What I liked best about this book: It moved my mind from fantasy to reality. As a rule, I do not read fantasy. I do not read Tolkien. I do not even understand the Lord of the Rings movies. I get lost in the characters and their strange names. Although I was a bit frustrated with the first fifth of the book, it all came together. As the story progressed, the author added enough information to grow the story and the characters. If shape-shifting, un-destroyable characters can be real and relatable, the author accomplished it. If this is fantasy, I'm hooked.
What I like least about this book: The story does not have a strong beginning, and it took a while to figure out how the beginning related to the story as a whole. The writing at the beginning felt clumsy and strained. Persevere. Both of these faults resolved themselves as the story unfolds.
Top international reviews
This book has stayed with me, in a good way. Books that I can remember for a long time afterwards are few.
This is a cross between Underworld, LOTR with touches of Highlander.
It takes you on several nailbiting journies, through modern day Manchester to mysterious realms.
Every time I put it down I would be twitching to go back to it, but it was so horrific in parts that I was sometimes scared to(in a good way).
This is not a genre I would usually add to my reads, but I'm so glad i made the exception.
Ruth Finnegan, multi-award author
The pace is thunderous, and builds with an almost breathless frenzy through the book, right through a cracking finale that closes this chapter firmly. Yet even with the pace Vincent manages to build the worlds, set the history and establish the characters, which in turn leaves plenty of material for subsequent books If anything I think he'll have a harder time deciding where and when to pick up! A great problem to have for an author!
Why only 4 stars then? The character arcs are for the most part very linear and the pace doesn't allow for much character progression and whilst the pace does slacken off in places, it could do with a few more lulls between the action and characters follow very linear paths.
I love the fact that it takes place in Manchester England, but, then I'm biased as a Brit. Also, some great slang gets thrown around giving it some local spice without alienating readers.
I don't tend to read much from this genre, but there are overtones of Charles Stross (Laundry Files) with the humour and the blending of the fae and modern times is reminiscent of Shadowrun (I mean hints of, but that could just be me).
I'm looking forward to reading more!
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