The Axe And The ThroneGoodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.
3 Fab Fantasies - Godblind - Valley of Embers - The Dragon Lords: Fool's Gold
The Axe and the Throne
Forgot your password? Or sign in with one of these services. By Traverys , January 22, in Literature. Just wondering if anyone else gave this novel a try? I thought it was particularly pertinent since, in my opinion, it's is a little too heavily influenced by A Song of Ice and Fire. Forewarning : I usually review books pretty critically Character arcs, prose, pacing, structure, dialogue, literary elements and things like these are usually how I gauge the quality of the author and their work.
Publisher: Createspace. A horde of marauding barbarians from the North with a secret agenda, a man who seeks revenge on these barbarians by any means necessary, a scheming palace eunuch, and a young servant girl from islands to the south—these are just some of the many characters who inhabit the world of M. The novel is dark and full of the harsh realities of the lives of it characters. And also, it is quite convoluted, the separate characters and story arcs cycling back and forth, with the connections between the different people and events not always immediately apparent, and sometimes never even fully established, perhaps to be the domain of future sequels. The characters, for one thing, tend to be fairly well drawn.
Blending the best of both complicated and reasonably if not fast paced fantasy, M. Ireman's The Axe and the Throne is an absolute killer that everyone needs in their collection. It is the start of Ireman's first series, Bounds of Redemption, which has the potential to move even higher on the list if future books continue to impress. This book will offend, frustrate, sadden, and shock you, and then it will reward you. In the unnamed world that Ireman has created, characters that at first seem ordinary for the genre evolve to become truly epic. From viking-esque warriors, self-determining females, and scheming politicians, the cast is extensive and ultimately very unique—I say ultimately because you will definitely be tempted to think you know the moulds used for some, only to be proven very wrong. Cassen is the shining example, who becomes perhaps the best villain I've read in the genre, the type you end up hating yourself for liking.