The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 E–book/E–pub

  • Paperback
  • 372
  • The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1
  • Duncan M. Hamilton
  • English
  • 10 September 2018
  • 9781481013222

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review The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 Summary ò 4 Duncan M. Hamilton Ê 4 Summary 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

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The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1

review The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 Summary ò 4 Duncan M. Hamilton Ê 4 Summary 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. 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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review The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 Summary ò 4 Duncan M. Hamilton Ê 4 Summary 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