Dawnthief

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Popular Dawnthief By James Barclay go inside Books James Barclay Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Dawnthief book, this is one of the most wanted James Barclay author readers around the world. . The Raven six men and an elf, sword for hire in the wars that have torn apart Balaia For years their loyalty has been only to themselves and their code But, that time is over The Wytch Lords have escaped and The Raven find themselves fighting for the Dark College of magic, searching for the location of Dawnthief It is a spell created to end the world, and it must be cThe Raven six men and an elf, sword for hire in the wars that have torn apart Balaia For years their loyalty has been only to themselves and their code But, that time is over The Wytch Lords have escaped and The Raven find themselves fighting for the Dark College of magic, searching for the location of Dawnthief It is a spell created to end the world, and it must be cast if any of them are to survive.. Bestseller Ebook Dawnthief Not very exciting. In fact, since I somehow had expected gritty realistic fantasy, but got some sort of bland, although action packed, sword and sorcery instead, I'm a bit disappointed.If someone compares this to Erikson or Cook, don't believe them. This is "dungeons and dragons"-style fantasy with silly-sounding spell names, mana-power and where the "dark college" has a name with an 'X' in it (everyone who's played RPG's know that if someone has an 'X' in his name, he's no doubt chaotic or evil or both; that's just the way the cliches goes). Also, yes to kill of your heroes, but if your going to do it, at least wait until the readers has attached themselves to the person you're going to snuff, otherwise, it just feels silly.This is kind of what you get if you mix your ordinary sword and sorcery with Eddings. No character development, cliches every second page, and a hollow story. Yes, it's fast paced but that's not enough for me. Now, I realize there's something for everyone, so if you like fast sword and sorcery without any fuzz, this might be one for you. But not for me. So... No I will not be reading the sequels.
Dawnthief Chronicles of the Raven, by James Barclay Dawnthief is the first book in James Barclay s CHRONICLES OF THE RAVEN trilogy followed by Noonshade and Nightchild In addition to the trilogy, the author also published four LEGENDS OF THE RAVEN novels and one Raven novella, as well as two ASCENDANTS OF ESTORIA novels and the stand alone Vault of Deeds. Dawnthief Chronicles of the Raven Series by James Sep , But, that time is over The Wytch Lords have escaped and The Raven find themselves fighting for the Dark College of magic, searching for the location of Dawnthief It is a spell created to end the world, and it must be cast if any of them are to survive Dawnthief is a fast paced epic about a band of all too human heroes. Dawnthief Chronicles of the Raven Barclay, James Dawnthief is the first book of the series It did not grab my attention at first but as I read on it got a hold of my attention real quick so now am hooked and must finish the series Great characters and very interesting plot, action, magic, quirky but stand out characters Can t wait to start nd book Chronicles of the Raven Elfsorrow

  1. James Barclay Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Dawnthief book, this is one of the most wanted James Barclay author readers around the world.

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  1. Not very exciting In fact, since I somehow had expected gritty realistic fantasy, but got some sort of bland, although action packed, sword and sorcery instead, I m a bit disappointed.If someone compares this to Erikson or Cook, don t believe them This is dungeons and dragons style fantasy with silly sounding spell names, mana power and where the dark college has a name with an X in it everyone who s played RPG s know that if someone has an X in his name, he s no doubt chaotic or evil or both th [...]


  2. Dawnthief is the first book in James Barclay s CHRONICLES OF THE RAVEN trilogy followed by Noonshade and Nightchild In addition to the trilogy, the author also published four LEGENDS OF THE RAVEN novels and one Raven novella, as well as two ASCENDANTS OF ESTORIA novels and the stand alone Vault of Deeds Dawnthief was James Barclay s first published work in 1999 and, in the author s words, came from a personal frustration with the pace, style and character matter of other fantasy novels Its aim, [...]


  3. Made it to page 100 before I gave up The writing is distractingly bad and the plotting is contrived Within the first ten pages, a seasoned mercenary breaks rank for no reason whatsoever, resulting in the death of one of his buddies Then the other seasoned mercenaries somehow join up ranks with the wizard who mere minutes before was throwing exploding fireballs at them Huh Then, a couple days later, an assassin waltzes in and easily murders another member of The Raven during a party Seriously, th [...]


  4. The Raven are a renown group of mercernaries, known for being trustworthy and fierce, and have never failed a job But after ten years it looks as though they may have taken their last job and settle in to retirement However, fate has other plans, the Wytch Lords have escpaed their prison and are uniting the Wesman for an attack on Balaia, and The Raven and a Dark Mage may be the only people with the power to stop them.This book has been on my shelf waiting to be read for literally years, and I a [...]


  5. I m not sure what should have been done differently, but this book read like the summary of a possible storyline than a real and completely developed story Or maybe a fictionalized version of an RPG campaign I ve read and liked other books that appeared to use that formula.I just felt like it lurched from one event to another without much connection or much sense Many of the scenes or ideas worked on their own, but the whole did not hold together.And there was no small amount of contradictory b [...]


  6. Years since I read this and I don t remember it all, but I do remember being surprised and impressed at how unsafe every character is it s tense, a lot, because no one is safe There s plenty of action and intrigue as I remember it A good fantasy read.


  7. Dawnthief has sat on my shelf for awhile, promising a world of gritty mercenary realism reminiscent of Glen Cook or Joe Abercrombie The book follows the exploits of an elite band of brothers called The Raven, as they re caught up in a war against the powerful Wytch Lords Imprisoned for centuries after failing in their last attempt to conquer the world of Balaia, the Wytch Lords are back and this time will settle for nothing less than utter annihilation of their foes Barclay s novel contains all [...]


  8. This one was one of the hardest to get in to as I have ever experienced I put it down twice and didn t expect to go back to it Perseverance paid off in the end and after about the first four chapters, wherein there is way too much written about ponytails, the story really takes off It doesn t get really amazing until about the middle of the book but from there on it I couldn t put it down I have read quite a few reviews on here where I can t bring myself to believe that the person who wrote them [...]


  9. I was torn between wanting to give this book 3 stars and 5 stars I loved the series and it was really something that I haven t encountered in a while I love the whole adventure action fantasy series The characters were loveable and I loved the fact that they weren t perfect, as in they made mistakes in how they fought and they got hurt All too often characters are invincible and it makes it hard to believe There are character diaologe that is believe and makes it easy to understand what is going [...]


  10. First things first this was one hell of a ride When I sat down to read Dawnthief, I didn t know what I was getting myself into I hadn t read any of the author s work before, so I had nothing to expect except a good yarn And I ll admit this, too this is the first Heroic Fantasy novel I ve read, and now that I have, well, lets just say that I m going to enjoy catching up Since the series of books dedicated to The Raven are plentiful and I m ten years late in reading the book, I wont rehash the plo [...]


  11. I m feeling very neutral about DAWNTHIEF, the first book of the CHRONICLES OF THE RAVEN The book has some obvious storytelling flaws that bother me, and at the beginning, Barclay is so wrapped up the action that it s hard to differentiate between the characters And when some characters die early on and all the surviving characters are in mourning, there was a disconnect for me, since I never knew anything about the character past his name.DAWNTHIEF is about an elite company of mercenaries who ar [...]


  12. Recensione pubblicata su Cronache di BetelgeuseUn gruppo di intrepidi guerrieri pronto a tutto pur di salvare il proprio paese e i propri compagni Non sono per preparati agli intrighi e sotterfugi che complicheranno la loro missione e dovranno scegliere con attenzione i loro alleati troviamo cos trasportati in un continente intriso di magia, in cui esistono incantesimo mortali e amuleti di protezione Prima di riuscire a districarsi tra le varie scuole di maghi, che rappresentano dei veri e propr [...]


  13. Hmmm, not sure what all I want to write about this book I ll start by saying that I came to Barclay thru another of his series Elves Once Walked With Gods which blew my mind surprise, I hadn t come across his name before Try another series as you wait for book two I thought So I instantly took this one I felt like there were two different writers using the name James Barclay to write fiction Seriously I read Elves Once Walked With Gods in one sitting but this book was so radically different in s [...]


  14. I was in the mood recently for an old school, romp n stomp fantasy adventure story Not a 800 page opening to the latest swooning, overwrought fantasy epic, not another urban fantasy filled with vamps and werewolves, but something that brought back memories of my high school days tearing through Fritz Leiber s Fafhrd and Grey Mouser tales.I d heard about Barclay s Raven novels for a decade, but avoided them because they sounded too much like what I was now in the mood for what s old is new again [...]


  15. Fantasy sword and sorcery di buon livello, un seguito da tre quattro stelle che merita la lettura dell intera saga.Una compagnia di mercenari , una quest, diverse razze, diverse magie, diversi mondi e gli splendidi draghi Tutto ci che un amante del fantasy pu desiderare Scrittura intensa, personaggi complessi e misteriosi, met della compagnia che , inaspettatamente , muore ancor prima di cominciare la ricerca non preoccupatevi, verranno sostituiti da nuovi personaggi e non c nemmeno il tempo di [...]


  16. faticoso.L idea c , il resto no o meglio, libro strano che va a tratti a volte ero preso, a volte pi annoiato che mai e ho fatto una fatica immane a finirlo era l , che mancavano 30 pagine a finirlo ed rimasto l a guardarmi per 3 giorni, se non fosse stato per le mie solite 2 ore al giorno di viaggio in treno che mi sbatto ogni giorno probabilmente non l avrei mai finito Non orribile, anzi, carino, e sono completamente indeciso se continuare la trilogia o no Pieno di Magia, forse troppa, manca d [...]


  17. As most others already said, indeed very fast paced good, no boring sections at all but very very shallow bad and fuzzy explanations of the given lore There are parts where there s a lot of new stuff introduced, and always one character logically explains everything and they carry on on their epic quest It s too bad, it could have been much epic if I for instance even remotely cared about the plot Then there s an evil guy who in the beginning you think is up against the heroes but no he decides [...]


  18. Decent fantasy fare, but a few things irked me The writing wasn t particularly memorable, and I found the author s insistence on capitalizing the names of his spells distracting.My memory of it is something like this MainCharacter threw up his hands, sending a FireBall TM at his enemy The enemy laughed and threw up a WaterShield TM You ll never get me, MainCharacter Okay, he didn t put trademarks, and it s been a few years since I ve read it, but still, the capitalization thing makes me remember [...]


  19. c1999 Great book Recommended via various book blogging sites Loved all the characters even the baddies Looking forward to reading the rest of The Raven books which I have now already reserved I agree totally with David Gemmell s blurb which stated Barclay writes with power, pace and a wonderful sense of humour Better than that he creates novels you want to read again and again Definitely a keeper Mainly , though, he considered it was because while as individuals they were outstanding, if not bri [...]


  20. 4,5 10Trascrizione di una campagna DD, tutta azione e poco altro I protagonisti sono una banda di mercenari, imbattibili per anni e anni e che improvvisamente cominciano a cadere come birilli proprio dall inizio di questa storia la trama la solita, generica quest per trovare l incantesimo di Brillasbrocca, e l ambientazione la pi vaga e clich possibile i personaggi sfaccettati e unici non sono esattamente la priorit dell autore eufemismo sembra che Barclay eviti attivamente ogni brandello di ori [...]


  21. When will I learn to use the reading sample feature on my kindle before just purchasing the full versions No way this gets downloaded if I had read the main characters name is The Unknown Warrior Loved reading that phrase over and over each page Brutal If i taught third grade, i would expect better from 9 year old Jimmy s first fantasy story.Pass on this one if you can.


  22. E un romanzo che si lascia leggere, senza aspettarsi per niente di originale All inizio mi hanno anche parecchio infastiditico tutte le assonanze che continuano a ronzarmi nella testa con altre cose lette in passato, per esempio Berserk sar l assonza tra Compagnia del Corvo e Compagnia del Falco, oppure la presenza di un Guerriero Oscuro con un enorme spada, mah La storia quella classica di un manipolo di guerrieri e maghi che devono salvare il mondo superando le loro rivalit e differenze ideolo [...]


  23. M nu T itsa klassikaline fantasy, kuid seda muhedam positiivsed peategelased, sna v rskendav kogus maagiakasutust mille kohta autor t esti palju teadis ning piisavalt v ike naistegelaste osakaal D Noh, le ja mber neist p riselt k ll ei saa ning need kes on, k lavad usutavalt, kuid p hir hk on palgas durite vennaskonnal Noh, tegelikult l hevad nad kolmek mnendal lehek ljel erru ning sealt edasi alles t siseks l heb.


  24. Un libro vecchio stile Pi che altro vecchio per i miei gusti.L edizioneMi sono avvicinato a questo libro principalmente per sua la copertina che spicca tra i nuovi arrivi in libreria per eleganza e sobriet.Nella copertina viene propagandato come un libro che aggiunge nuova linfa al fantasy , che parla di forza e amicizia, di mercenari e lealt.Ottimi ingredienti per un tomo di spessore.Chi ben cominciaIl libro inizia in maniera scoppiettante un rapimento, una battaglia, ritmo e muscoli in bella v [...]


  25. Fantasy scorrevole e abbastanza classico Cercavo una lettura leggera e l ho trovata Mi piaciuta la cinismo e la crudelt con cui vengono descritti diversi passaggi Legger anche il seguito.




  26. Pros old style fantasy quest, interesting magic system, high tension, surprising willingness to kill off main charactersCons minor inconsistencies in characters and events add up and bump you out of the storyWhile doing a routine mercenary job, the Raven loses a member and follows an enemy Xetesk mage into another dimension After these experiences the remaining members of the Raven realize two things they re getting old and the world is a stranger place than they thought.The mage, Denser, later [...]


  27. Dawnthief James Barclay, 2009 Prometheus Books, Amherst, NYDawnthief is a first for author James Barclay and myself, and I must say for a first book date it was pretty sketchy Not that I don t think the novel first in three series Chronicles of the Raven was an intentionally badly written book I actually thought for a fantasy novel the author created a rather unique story line Which lets face it, with over one hundred thousand new authors cranking out manuscripts per year, is not all that easy t [...]


  28. The Raven is a band of mercenaries who have bound themselves by honor And if one takes on the task of reading this book, they will not let you forget it Ever As for the actual story, it was certainly action packed and the plot line was interesting, though pretty standard fare for fantasy There was some interesting magic systems and potentially interesting characters I say potentially because that s about the level of this book There was potential, but it just didn t get there I understand that i [...]


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