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    I am nearly finished Heroes Die and looking forward to Blade of Tyshalle. Gosh, he's an exciting read! Thanks guys for bringing him to my attention.

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    You're in for a real treat. A lot of people consider BoT a better book than HD. Even though it has less action per se, it is better written and has much better character development.

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    I'm right in the middle of BoT right now, and just realized that HD is connected to it and I didn't read it first. How screwed am I?

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    Actually, Hon, I don't think it will hurt your experience of the books. After all, there is so much "backtracking" in the second book.
    I loved both of them and wish there were more.

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    Good, I hate it when I do that. I swear, this is probably the third time that I've read a later book before the first book. Oh well, I'll get over it, hopefully.

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    Originally posted by Eldanuumea

    I loved both of them and wish there were more.
    Hopefully, there soon will be...

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    Caine is now one of my top 5 most favorite characters.

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    Join the club, Dominus. Otherwise I'l make you f******* drown in it...

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    Finally got to read BoT, and I must say, I enjoyed it more than Heroes Die. Suprisingly more. Damn good book, added some great dimensions to the characters. So Stover does it again. Five thumbs up.

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    That seems to be the key to BoT: the characters develop more depth to it and Stover's writing continues to improve. That's why I'm so keenly awaiting the next book in the series.

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    Exactly. There was the other side to Caine that made him more human this go around.





    *Spoilers*



    I thought Stover handled Caine's frustrations from being crippled remarkably well. That could easily have come off as cheesy or trite, but Stover handled it just right.



    *End Spoilers*




    And another one of Stover's excellent qualities are his insights on violence. They're very dead on in most cases. I grew up in a not-so-nice neighborhood and I was surprised by how well he handled the topic in both these novels. Sure, it's a little glorified, but they don't call it fantasy for nothin'.

    I'll definitely be in line for the next installment.

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    I just picked up Blade of Tyshale as my Barnes and Noble very surprisingly had it in stock. I'm not near the book now to check for myself, so is BoT a continuation of Heroes Die or a later book in a series or a standalone that happens to contain similar characters? Erf.

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    I just finished BoT about an hour ago. And as Caine would put it, "I thought GRRM was f****** hardcore, guess not." Someone has finally risen to the status that I place GRRM. I think there is nothing better than having a favorite author, and then having another author come and tie with them. Now, just waiting for B&N to call me so I can go get Heroes Die. Stover....more Stover.....

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    BoT is a continuation of Heroes Die, Erf. Part of the series. And I definitely reccommend you check it out.

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    Yes, you want more Stover, Stover is good....

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