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review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð Duncan M. Hamilton review The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Duncan M. Hamilton Ð 0 download 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. 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 WhyI 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 call for the security in the area but instead decides to sponsor him to attend the Academy of Swordsmanship Soren is years older than the average incoming student No problem The noble never sponsors anyone so they just make an exception Not only do they make an exception but they go on ahead and skip him several years ahead just so he can be with kids his own age letting him conveniently skip over a year so difficult it causes than half the students to wipe out He s unnaturally gifted in swordsmanship able to learn years of techniue in a matter of months He has some kind of gift that hasn t been seen in ages A challenge presents itself and it is neatly resolved often in the same chapter Meanwhile the author has managed to make Soren devoid of personality You don t like him you don t hate him he just existsAside from this rather insurmountable issue the book also needed another pass by an editor for both logic and grammar For example when he goes to this school Soren is illiterate as you might expect of a commoner from this pseudo Renaissance world He doesn t want to get kicked out of the school so tries and fails to hide it This school is open to all and his past is known shouldn t the teachers have expected this Further the stable master clearly has no issue teaching him the fundamentals of horsemanship because he knows that Soren wouldn t have had an opportunity to ride thereby undermining this notion that his lack of literacy would have been enough to get him kicked out Why didn t one of the adults just sneer at him and go I bet you can t read can you then they could have moved right along Further this fundamental lack of skills makes his being skipped ahead that much ridiculous He hadn t even shown any great talent when they did it they did so just because What academy of such a supposedly prestigious nature is going to matriculate a student that lacks the expected skills of their place of learning just because he started a little bit lateOn the grammar side we have some clunky sentence structures and descriptions and some poor word choices I hereby ban authors from using the word irony or ironic if they don t actually understand what it is It isn t ironic that a conuering people would use the facilities of the conuered Generally speaking at least half the point of taking over another countrykingdomplanet is that you want what they have Why tear down a perfectly good training facility if you can use itAll told we have a boring character in a book with prose so prosaic that you can t get invested Unfortunately there isn t anything that is interesting enough or uniue enough to try and keep fighting to go ahead Save your 4 and find something else to read

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review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð Duncan M. Hamilton review The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Duncan M. Hamilton Ð 0 download 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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review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð Duncan M. Hamilton review The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Duncan M. Hamilton Ð 0 download 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. an excellent book good start to this series looking forward to reading the next books in this series


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    [PDF] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 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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    [PDF] The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 A strong book one with an appealing colorful lead DH immediately thrusts the reader into dire situations with possible catastrophic conseuences memorable inspirational and captivating characters all the elements necessary to hold my attention Duncan Hamilton's book one captured my interest and imagination as he repeatedly manages to do in

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  • Paperback
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  • The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1
  • Duncan M. Hamilton
  • English
  • 26 May 2018
  • 9781481013222