(New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton

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Free download The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 Download » The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Duncan M. Hamilton Uniue talent always attracts attentionIn a world where magic is outlawed ability with a sword is prized above all else For Soren this means the chance to live out his dream. The book as a whole could have done with some tightening up There was very poor seuencing and transitions in the later chapters and the story suffered because the author prioritised a climactic end over a realistic timeframe The novel attempted to tap into too many sub genres assassin swordsman coming of age college setting As a result it was unfocused and was never comfortable or convincing in any of the above At best it was a mediocre attempt at the already well covered tale of an impoverished assassin climbing the social ladder and at worst a convoluted mess which has in common with watery scrambled eggs than a succinct and riveting fantasy story Why it featured on any top lists I shall never know

Free download The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1

The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1

Free download The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 Download » The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Duncan M. Hamilton However and gifts rarely come without conditions Soren becomes an unwitting pawn in a game of intrigue and treachery that could cost him not just his dreams but also his li. From my blog Reading Realms The book follows one character Soren through a pivotal slice of his life as he is plucked off the streets by a nobleman hoping to pull a diamond out of the rough Though the book is in third person for the most part you experience the world from Soren out with Hamilton s world growing as Soren becomes worldly This writing style offered readers the experience you can get from reading urban fantasy but with a classic fantasy feel It fit well with the fast paced tale We follow Soren from the streets into the academy where he begins to learn swordsmanship and then into a variety of adventures of ups and downs Soren s story in this first volume takes years to play out so the pace stays brisk covering both major moments and character growth well Where a story might normally take chapters if not a whole book to play out a battle or small war The Tattered Banner often takes you directly to the heart of the matter instead finding it s suspense elsewhere This works well to keep the reader on his or her toes breaking up the usual manner a story flows and offering small surprises as one adventure wraps and another begins It is not in the battles the schooling or other uniue moments of his life that the plot is built on but instead of the schemes going on behind the scenes that Soren is often oblivious to at his young age It s not a great mystery to the reader as I would suspect most would put together what is happening far before Soren s revelation There is a certain knowing sadness as you watch Soren used as little than a tool without realizing it until it s too late Soren although physically powerful as he grows into his role is a flawed young man His decisions are almost always understandable given his lack of experience with the world and his own concerns You feel a bond with the character that books told in first person narrative offer without having to be told every single thought running through his mind allowing you to figure that out simply because you know and understand the character As for the world the story is set in it slowly grows with the character Initially you know only the city or even just a piece of the city and learn about the neighboring kingdoms and conflicts as the story moves along Magic is rare in the book outright outlawed in the city of Ostenheim where much of the story takes place Soren however possesses something called the Gift an ability he barely understands even by the end of the book This Gift is something that the swordsmen who used to work for the now extinct mages generations ago possessed giving them greater strength and speed when needed but at a cost Much like the hints you get of the world outside of Soren s knowledge the history of magic and his abilities will probably continue to develop as the saga unfolds but offers you a glimpse that there is a much fleshed out world beyond what Soren knows and the reader initially sees As you begin to reach the end of this first volume it hardly seems like there is enough book left to give you everything you want Much of the bigger pieces of the plot and world will of course play out in future volumes but Hamilton s jumps from one moment to the next offer much story than the last handful of pages would make it seem The tone the book ends on my be surprising compared to what we often see at the end of a first book but it definitely leaves the reader hungry for while wrapping up an era of Soren s life I look forward to the next volume and hope that Hamilton s story telling style continues into the future of his Society of the Sword saga Officer Nurse Woman The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War WarSocietyCulture you experience the world from Soren out with Hamilton s world growing as Soren becomes worldly This writing style offered readers the experience Angel Be Good you can get from reading urban fantasy but with a classic fantasy feel It fit well with the fast paced tale We follow Soren from the streets into the 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the city of Ostenheim where much of the story takes place Soren however possesses something called the Gift an ability he barely understands even by the end of the book This Gift is something that the swordsmen who used to work for the now extinct mages generations ago possessed giving them greater strength and speed when needed but at a cost Much like the hints Forsaking All Others Kimani Romance you get of the world outside of Soren s knowledge the history of magic and his abilities will probably continue to develop as the saga unfolds but offers Command Authority you a glimpse that there is a much fleshed out world beyond what Soren knows and the reader initially sees As The Warburgs you begin to reach the end of this first volume it hardly seems like there is enough book left to give Reunion you everything No Mean Glasgow you want Much of the bigger pieces of the plot and world will of course play out in future volumes but Hamilton s jumps from one moment to the next offer much story than the last handful of pages would make it seem The tone the book ends on my be surprising compared to what we often see at the end of a first book but it definitely leaves the reader hungry for while wrapping up an era of Soren s life I look forward to the next volume and hope that Hamilton s story telling style continues into the future of his Society of the Sword saga

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Free download The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 Download » The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Duncan M. Hamilton SPlucked from a life of privation he is given a coveted place at Ostenheim’s Academy of Swordsmanship an opportunity beyond beliefOpportunity is not always what it seems. Soren is eighteen trying to survive on the streets when a theft gone wrong results in a street fight and a passing swordsman recognises some talent in him He is taken to the Academy to learn to wield a rapier and be a gentleman The early chapters are the usual street boy goes to posh school affair but fortunately Soren has the intelligence to keep his nose clean so he s not constantly getting into trouble He also turns out to be something of a fighting phenomenon not an unusual theme in fantasy but nicely intriguing here Is his ability a natural talent or some kind of magicFortunately the author avoids getting too entrenched in schoolroom dramas and Soren is soon out and about wielding his rapier and discovering the extent of his extraordinary gift These early battles are beautifully described the highpoint of the book for me and I loved every moment of each one especially the belek The romantic entanglement is slightly clunky but that fits with Soren s rather self effacing nature The background scenery is lightly sketched with emphasis on architecture than geography but it works fine and the deep history of empires and mage wars and other intriguing events is no than hints I found it interesting that Ostia Soren s country has outlawed magic but still makes use of mage lights while the barbarians still practice magicSoren is a likeable protagonist making mostly sensible decisions I liked his response to a trick played on him by a fellow student His friends tell him his honour has been impugned and he must challenge the trickster to a duel but Soren is reluctant he is far concerned with trying not to break the rules of the Academy and thereby get himself thrown out Unlike his rich titled friends he is focused on making a career for himself than on abstract concepts like honour and he never forgets his origins He seems to adapt surprisingly well to a life of protocol and diplomacy but he s clearly a smart cookie so I can go along with that and frankly a socially inept character would be pretty tedious I wanted Soren to succeed not trip over his own feet It has to be said though that he s very gullible although to be fair it fits with his personality and previous life since he s too grateful for his reprieve from the streets to uestion things and he has no understanding of political nuancesThe writing style is enjoyably literate if rather wordy but it works very well for a story like this built around formality and protocol The author has a habit of dumping information occasionally but it s small scale stuff and not obtrusive There is some untidiness repetition and excessive exposition and the author might care to look up the difference between discrete and discreet The latter part of the book becomes a little episodic and the fights rather perfunctory but Soren s investigations into his abilities were still intriguing The big reveal at the end is hardly a surprise and the ending somewhat glib but these are minor issuesI really enjoyed this book and found it seductively easy to keep turning the pages that just one chapter syndrome It s the first time I ve read a story focused on the rapier as the weapon of choice and I found it a refreshing change from the usual broadswords and bows I would have liked to know about Soren s abilities and the mage wars but perhaps that will come in a later book This is a somewhat flawed effort in many ways the choppy ending the not uite convincing romance and the sometimes too wordy style but I found it a great read A good four stars And the belek was awesome


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    (New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton I fell into this book expecting a breezy swashbuckling adventure story; unfortunately it is yet another book about The Grimdark Within Us All and that's fine it's just not what I wanted from this particular novel I'd probably be less exasperated if the prose was worth the disappointment but it's functional at best with a rudimentary level of storytelling holding the floppy skeleton together Soren did this and then he did this then he talk

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    (New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton The book as a whole could have done with some tightening up There was very poor seuencing and transitions in the later chapters and

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    (New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton I have learned a lesson from starting this book it is that I will probably skip the 2014 version of BuzzFeed’s 12 Greatest Fantasy Books This place is not great fantasy It isn’t even good fantasy It’s so dull that I couldn’t even finish it Why?I feel nothing for SorenNothingSoren faces no challenges in this book A merchant tries to beat him for thieving A noble who is witnessing the event doesn’t ca

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    (New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton Well done Mr HamiltonThere is behind the story than one first thinkExcellent characters and twist and turns Good choice of the ending which is not the expected big cliffhangerI look forward to read the next book in the series

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    (New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton Duncan M. Hamilton ´ 5 review review ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Duncan M. Hamilton Soren is eighteen trying to survive on the streets when a theft gone wrong results in a street fight and a passing swordsman recognises some talent in him He is taken to the Academy to learn to wield a rapier and be a gentleman The early chapters are the usual street boy goes to posh school affair but fortunately Soren has the int

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    (New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton an excellent book good start to this series looking forward to reading the next books in this series

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    (New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton From my blog Reading Realms The book follows one character Soren through a pivotal slice of his life as he is plucked off the streets by a nobleman hoping to pull a diamond out of the rough Though the book is in third person for the most part you experience the world from Soren out with Hamilton's world growing as Soren becomes worldly This writing style offered readers the experience you can get from reading urban fantasy but with a classi

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    (New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton I won my copy of The Tattered Banner in a giveaway here on goodreads a while back Took me a while to get around to reading and reviewing it but here goes First off the cover art and chapter headings are much better than that which I've come to expect from self published novels Not that it has much bearing on the contents but it shows no lack of effort on the authors part in writing and releasing this book which for myself is al

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    Free download The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 (New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton 35 Stars rounding to 4 because there's something in here that stays with you for a whileIt feels very much like the bastard love child of Dave Duncan's Paragon Lost and Modesitt's Scion of Cyador complete with special swordsmen and border raids by barbariansStill I enjoyed the writing Took too damn long to start but I'm

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    Duncan M. Hamilton ´ 5 review (New) [The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1] by Duncan M. Hamilton A strong book one with an appealing colorful lead DH immediately thrusts the reader into dire situations with possible catastrophic co

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  • Paperback
  • 372
  • The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1
  • Duncan M. Hamilton
  • English
  • 01 February 2019
  • 9781481013222