I read a Night And Day lot a wholeot and enjoy many styles and genres I rarely happen across a modern narrative with a classic style In fact I keep some classics on my eReader
"For When I Crave That "when I crave that is a fun tale with some shady uniue characters The personalities were fantastic though not typically heroic wonderfully engaging As they wound through the story I found myself fully wrapped up in them and their misadventures The pacing was page turning and steady keeping me flipping well into the night beyond my bed timeWhat
Really Struck Me Wasstruck me was and voice I was the student who always ooked at the English syllabus with a twinkle in my eyes Reading classic works excites me The same thing I ove about those works was found here Beauty Words were used to paint worlds evoke emotions and sing a story to me Each word felt deliberately chosen for its melodic place in the sentence Sentences danced around each other to create paragraphs and then pages It was masterfully crafted into art with wordsMy highest praise goes to the author for creating an exuisite work of art This is a modern classic that would be right at home on the shelves alongside my old favorites It is also an exciting story with all the ingredients to capture and entertain a reader s imagination This evocatively titled novella from the author of A Host of Ills and A Kicked Cur begins with the poem from which the title The Hiss of the Blade is the opening novella in a projected trilogy by self published author and personal friend Richard Writhen The interesting thing is it is not only part of its own trilogy but it was released as part of a trilogy of novellas which take place on the fictional planet of Cedron his other two novellas A Host of Ills and A Kicked Cur transpire over different time periods Further Writhen is carving out a name for himself by writing in a genre which he terms gothdark the simple take being grimdark with gothic tones The end result is very satisfying giving us a dark moody tale which posits high stakes for all those involvedBefore getting into the review proper here s a ook at the current blurb note I had gotten the original paperback and the blurb on that one was a bit vagueTwo petty mercenaries are falsely accused of switchin. Two petty mercenaries are falsely accused of switching sides in a feud between two rich and powerful magnates; an. G sides in a feud between two rich and powerful magnates
an ex miner on the run from a murder charge becomesex miner on the run from a murder charge becomes reaver and embroiled in a romance an industrial Michaels Discovery (The Devaneys lieutenant is recruited to help capture a serial killer and an entire city is in danger of being ensorcelled by an ancient monkThat is a fairly accurate synopsis for what transpires in THotB Part of the allure of the rich tale is that Writhen weaves seemingly unrelated threads and storyines into a central convergence point The aforementioned mercenaries for example are tasked with hunting the rogue ex miner The story of the serial killer which bookends the novella and provides some of the best and most grotesue content holds portents for future installments And everything that transpires Shotgun Wedding (Silhouette Yours Truly, leads back to the two magnates a pair of union heavies one controlling the mining industry and the other the dairyagriculture channels whose game of perennial one upmanship generates waves which flood over the entire regionSince this is a novella too much detaileads to issues with spoilers It s better to focus on the elements involved especially since Writhen has a very uniue authorial styleWrithen writes in a style which he has termed as gothdark which is to say that it contains elements "Of Gothic And Grimdark "gothic and grimdark result of this genre copulation is prose which is dark rich and evocative Even when the action is at its most brutal or the most base slang words are being slung there is something inherently poetic about the delivery as if the entirety of the narrative is one of the baroue paintings used for the cover come to Life Changing Smiles lifeSeeing as though he packed a ton of characters as well as a multitude of storyines into a compact page count I also need to Innocent Sins (Harlequin Presents, laud Writhen on being able to wrangle the maximum amount of detail out of theeast amount of words Honestly there is no ack of vivid imagery throughout THotBThe action throughout is top notch as well The opening scene focusing on the serial killer at work is orchestrated in a manner both disturbing and brutal There are duels and fisticuffs throughout the story as well and in each instance the events are composed in a manner both bone crushing and balleticAnd finally there is the ore One would be hard pressed to generate Ex miner on the run from a murder charge becomes a reaver and embroiled in a romance; an industrial ieutenant
Richard Writhen ´ 5 Free downloadSuccessful fantasy series without the underpinning of an intriguing backdrop The reader gets dropped straight into THotB without preamble or fancy maps and from there they are immediately The reader gets dropped straight into THotB without preamble or fancy maps and from there they are immediately up in the action As the story progresses however details are revealed We earn the basic geography then the history religions etc The best part is that it is all well thought out detailed and believableIt s audable that Writhen is able to pack so much mythology so many events and so many distinct characters into a tome that is under 200 pages distinct characters into a tome that is under 200 pages fact if there is anything that works against the book it s that there isn t enough room for each character to shine Meaning each character could carry the novella as a sole protagonist but in the situation here they work as
a fine ensembleSo we can ook forward to the further development offine ensembleSo we can Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti Devotional Study Guide look forward to the further development of characters in Book 2 Well for those of the characters that made it through this installment ateastWith a classically beautiful cover and a name derived from the poem The Sewing Bird by Fitz James O Brien The Hiss of the Blade delivers a deep and uniue experience Looking forward to continuing this seriesYou can read the entire review for this novella here The Hiss Of The Blade was a book that I had high hopes for as I often enjoy darker turns of fantasy This book was a bit on the shorter side and while it offered some dark thrills It didn t uite seem that cohesive plot wise I Plain Jane The Hotshot liked how the author set up the story with a gruesome murder and the noir shades to the story were very interesting however the characterization was a bit flat Overall this is a story with some terrific scary bits to it but the execution wasn t all that good which is why the story seemed than a bit dry and I couldn t care much for it Contains assholes than a copy of MayfairSo when I picked this book up I had a feeling it d be a bit different It s definitely not your usual run of the mill fantasy there s a noticableack of the usual tropes and I m also going Different If you re Family of Her Dreams looking for elves orcs and dwarves you ve got the wrong book What you DO get is a very interesting tale with aot of violent people behaving violently to each other although there is an underlying streak of humour Look forward to book two. S recruited to help capture a serial killer and an entire city is in danger of being ensorcelled by an ancient mo. .