Home Literature Stories Movies Games Comics Blogs News Discussion Forum Art Gallery
  Science Fiction and Fantasy News
Esslemont's Stonewielder Prologue and Cover (07-26)
Deals and Deliveries (9!!!) (09-12)
Iron Man: Femmes Fatales by Robert Greenberger (09-12)
Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead by Steve Pe (09-12)

Official sffworld Reviews
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber (05-29 - Book)
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent (05-25 - Book)
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (05-21 - Book)
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith (05-17 - Book)


Author

Site Index

Book Info    Bookmark and Share

The Bastard King by Dan Chernenko

  (6 ratings)

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Rating (6 ratings)
Rate this book
(5 best - 1 worst)
 
Book Information  
AuthorDan Chernenko
TitleThe Bastard King
SeriesThe Scepter of Mercy
Volume0
Year2003
GenreFantasy
 
Book Reviews / Comments (submitted by readers)
 
Submitted by Amaunette 
(Dec 11, 2005)

I got about halfway into this book and I just couldn't take anymore. The story idea is halfway original, and there's tons of action, which I like. But I found the language to be juvenile. There is not much depth to the characters at all. In fact, any book that has an evil character say "Avornis is mine! Mine, I tell you!" and cackle to himself is probably more suitable to a younger audience.


Submitted by Rob Roy 
(Jan 19, 2005)

This book was just fantastic. It is not a tale of dragons and trolls. It is a tale of men and gods and of war. It is very realistic and the author goes into great detail and depth when it comes to his characters. You really begin to care about what happens to them. I found the authors style of writting to also be fantastic. The book grabbed me right me away and I couldn't seem to put it down.

The book deals with a young king, who may have not become king, dealing with those who want to and those who do rule his kingdom. The treaty with those who dwell to the north is broken and war begins to rage. To the south, the lands are ruled by the Banished One, a god who had been thrown from the heavens to dwell in the plane of man.

I don't want to go into any more detail and turn this review into a spoiler, The book is just fantastic though. I had never heard of the book or author before. Reading the back cover made me give it a shot and I am glad that I did. A very engrossing tale. Pick it up, I am sure you will enjoy it. I can't wait to start the next one in the series.




Sponsor ads

 

Latest

The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize!
05-31 - News
Stephen King's Joyland UK Promotion
05-30 - News
UK Publisher of Stephen King’s New Novel Unusual Promotion
05-30 - News
Big Time, The by Fritz Leiber
05-29 - Book Review
Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent
05-25 - Book Review
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig
05-21 - Book Review
The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith
05-17 - Book Review

05-10 - News
The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham
05-04 - Book Review
Galaxy's Edge 1 by Mike Resnick
04-28 - Book Review
Poison by Sarah Pinborough
04-21 - Book Review
Bullington, Beukes and Bacigalupi event
04-19 - News
The City by Stella Gemmell
04-17 - Book Review
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
04-15 - Book Review
Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell
04-09 - Book Review
Frank Hampson: Tomorrow Revisited by Alastair Crompton
04-07 - Book Review
The Forever Knight by John Marco
04-01 - Book Review
Book of Sith - Secrets from the Dark Side by Daniel Wallace
03-31 - Book Review
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
03-25 - Book Review
Fade to Black by Francis Knight
03-13 - Book Review
The Clone Republic by Steven L. Kent
03-12 - Book Review
The Burn Zone by James K. Decker
03-06 - Book Review
A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
03-04 - Book Review
Blood's Pride by Evie Manieri
02-28 - Book Review
Excerpt: River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
02-27 - Article
Tales of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg
02-24 - Book Review
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
02-20 - Book Review
Evie Manieri Guest Post
02-19 - Article
The Grim Company by Luke Scull
02-17 - Book Review
Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
02-11 - Book Review

New Forum Posts




About - Advertising - Contact us - RSS - For Authors & Publishers - Contribute / Submit - Privacy Policy - Community Login
Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use. The contents of this webpage are copyright © 1997-2011 sffworld.com. All Rights Reserved.