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A Darkness Forged in Fire Review Á eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ We do not fear the flame though it burns usUgh it burns u. I liked this book Perhaps against my expectations No really it is rather good The protagonist has a really catchy name too Konowa Swift Dragon is an elf and former leader of the Iron Elves He is also in exile and out of favour with just about everybody The Elves don't like him because he doesn't adhere to the same beliefs about nature The Iron Elves are so called because they use metal weapons such as Sabers and Muskets as opposed to the other Elves who shun metal opting instead for wooden weapons like bows In short Konowa doesn't talk to the trees The ueen of the Empire and her followers aren't too fond of him either since he assassinated their Viceroy never mind the fact that said Viceroy was an instrument of the Shadow Monarch See now I'm getting ahead of myself By the way this is not a spoiler just in case you were tut tutting Evil is upon the land courtesy of already mentioned Shadow Monarch who is actually a rather powerful elf witch Galadriel gone bad and Konowa is recalled from exile to reform his regiment and address some of the problems Well actually to find the red star of the prophecy which should not repeat not fall into the grubby paws of the evil elf witch From there things go awry and all kinds of weird adversities are unleashed upon our anti hero and his motley band of brothersThis novel is the first in a trilogy and as such it ends on a rather open note No surprises there The things that really stood out for me were the setting and the almost Napoleonic aspects intermingled with the traditional fantasy elements Elves with muskets and cannons how cool is that This is military fantasy and at times it gets a bit gritty On occasion it did feel a bit like reading a Warhammer novel This is really not a bad thing The characters are fun and there are some really interesting 'pets' prowling around Perhaps I'm just easy to please

Summary ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Chris Evans

The flame tho. A Darkness Forged in FireChris EvansI am a bit of a lover of fantasy novels and this was no exception Fantasy novels are mostly about good versus evil and when they involve so many interesting characters it makes for a great read But having said that it was a bit long winded at 577 pagesThere are faraway lands sick forests and evil witches Then there are good witches as well but as in most good versus evil the good and evil overlap An Empire an army and a mixed bag of characters fighting for the good of the landThere was a lot of description and explanation and a lot of characters so it did become somewhat confusing at times but as I read things fell into place and the story flowed a bit smoother I loved the magic and sorcery and also the way the story combined different lives with different tools and armsI think this novel was written in a way that we can see how people from different walks of life can and do get along help each other and fight for what is right even though they may not always agree with the way to go about itAll in all in was a good book but a bit long

Chris Evans ☆ 7 Review

A Darkness Forged in FireWe do not fear. There are so many things wrong with this book that frankly I'm surprised I was able to finish it I'll tell you from now there was a lot of eye rolling on my part 1 Some fantasy authors do a great job introducing the readers to a different world filled with magic and mythical beings Evans does a poor job His fantastical world is barely believable This is probably due to the way he introduces readers to the story and of course his poor analogies eye roll and oh please You eventually buy into but it still leaves you feeling a bit skeptical 2 Thumbs down for the romance aspect The chemistry between the hero and his lady is there at first but then fizzles and mid way through becomes forced and rushed The dialogue between the two becomes stilted and by the end of the story I was ROLLING my eyes every time the two love birds interacted 3 The dialogue between the all the characters is stilted It's like an action movie; good dialogue is way too much to ask for 4One thing that really annoyed me about this book is how people who were not there when something happened nor were they told of such happenings but some way some how they knew Maybe the author did not see the need to tell us how characters became informed And i guess our hero was pretty transparent since everyone seems to know what he was thinking Sort of at odds with his military background Also There are certain moments that makes you go huh and roll your eyes You find yourself flipping back to early pages to see if you missed something 5 I must say that I did not bond with the main characters During the final battle I really did not care whether or not they triumphed Now some good there are a lot of stories out there about elves but I found the authors take familiar but at the same time different It does have some originality I want to learn about the elves so I might pick up the next book And Evans is a new author so his style might improve