- Series: Blade of the Avatar (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (June 21, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076538230X
- ISBN-13: 978-0765382306
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.2 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,368,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Sword of Midras: A Shroud of the Avatar Novel (Blade of the Avatar) Hardcover – June 21, 2016
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TRACY HICKMAN has been publishing game designs, books, and stories for more than thirty-five years. In addition, he is a New York Times bestselling coauthor of many novels, including the original Dragonlance Chronicles. Hickman lives in Utah.
RICHARD GARRIOTT DE CAYEUX is a video game designer, collector, and private astronaut. In 2006 Richard was awarded with two industry honors for his work in the games business: selection into The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards.
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As a fantasy novel, expect a mix of traditional fare and some twists. The protagonist, Aren Bennis, is a soldier for the evil empire. In the course of his duties, he discovers a crypt dedicated to a mythical group and stumbles across the titular weapon. From there, however, the fight changes from the battlefield of Midras to one of Aren's own conscience. The sins of his past continue to hound him, but he can perhaps see another path.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy stories. Its a quick read, and it will leave you wanting more.
A longer review, specifically coming from backers of Shroud of the Avatar, can be found on the Digital Lycaeum: [...]
It isn't the longest book out there, nevertheless took me a week to read at an hour or two each, but honestly it seems reasonable.
Overall I am looking forward to the other two books to be released.
The greatest stories ever told leave small gaps for us to live in and this novel takes that to whole new level by creating those gaps in an online world of Shroud if the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. A selective multi-player online game in the world of the hero where you cut your own path and decide if you have what it takes to be called an Avatar of virtue.
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