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- Publisher: Ostiagard Press (May 29, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 29, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00YJCJGEG
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,752 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Sanctuary Series, Books 1-3: Defender, Avenger and Champion Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm on chapter 19 of the first book and thought I might put it down a couple times. The story lacks direction, but because of the easy humor I keep going. You should give the book a chance, or write your own story. I like to encourage others to write. I'm glad the author took the time to convey what seems their D&D adventures into book form.
Book 1 Defender. Cyrus Davidon is an adventurer/leader of a guild which consists of him and two close friends. As it is with any small guild they are only able to take on small task that do not pay well or produce big treasure. Ah we know it well starting off a new character. Oops I mean beginning a new book. Anyway, they get an opportunity to join in a mega quest with mostly novice adventures and some veteran adventures sprinkled in. This is how Cyrus meets Sanctuary a medium size guild that has established alliances with two other guilds. Well this leads to adventuring my friend and not rats in the cellar kind either.
The thing that intrigued me about the story is there is some kind of dark future coming and Cyrus, with his side quest for a legendary item, seems to be in the middle of it. It’s true it reads like a video game. I have played games and thought, “How would this be as a book?” Now I know how it would read. The things you take for granted in a great video game are tougher to equate too mentally in a book. Such as a resurrection spell that cures you after being crushed. However, I grew up playing these mostly awesome games so I am ok with it.
The other thing of note is the story is being told in the past and the present. Just in case you don’t like that kind of thing, now you know.
Book 2 Avenger Can Sanctuary survive, devious plots from the members within, the politics of the major races around them, the accusation that they or their members are raiding convoys, and possible betrayal in the alliances and is that the sound of war drums? You will have to read this second installment to find out.
Cyrus becomes even more important to the existence of Sanctuary as they try to be the guild based on helping others and strong ethics. There is much going against them and they will have to fight not only monsters to survive but the coming of war.
I don’t know Avenger can be said without Assemble after it. Every time I say the name I want to yell Assemble. Anyway, book two continues to build the Cyrus legend and is has better storytelling.
Book 3 Champion There is war, assassins, even more betrayal and Cyrus is having a midlife crisis. All this and Sanctuary must deal the elves’ rulers, goblins, humans’ council, and the war has come to the land.
This is the best book yet of this series. I felt truly emotional invested in Champion. Robert has fallen into his stride with this book, but I have not yet made the mental move to invest in book 4 Crusader. In conclusion I gave this set a four star, which would have been a five if they all were on the same order as Champion. It is worth a read and good book hunting.
Reviewer’s After Note: After reading reviews not just for this book but book reviews in general on Amazon, I have decided to include this note with all my reviews. My reviews will reflect on some of the following, if not all; story, characters, enjoyment or lack of enjoyment, plot, overall thought, background and would I recommend the book to you the reader. You will not find any editing, grammar or structure critique unless it would be unique for the reader or the story is completely unreadable. In regards to the self-published authors they are just that, self-published. There is no large corporation with huge staffs of cover artiest, editors, typesetters, and so on. What most bothers me are the reviewers that say a book was unreadable when I know the mind can actual make out words with the letters in the wrong order. This is to say that many of these books are free to several dollars in price, if it bothered me this much I would stick with big publishing companies. For all of you impeccable, unimpeachable, unassailable readers this review is not for you.