The Path Of Anger: The Book And The Sword: 1 by Antoine RouaudThe Path Of Anger: The Book And The Sword: 1 by Antoine Rouaud

The Path Of Anger: The Book And The Sword: 1

byAntoine Rouaud

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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Dun-Cadal has been drinking his life away for years. Betrayed by his friends - who turned their back on their ideals in favour of a new republic - and grief stricken at the loss of his apprentice, who saved his life on the battlefield and whom he trained as a knight in exchange, he's done with politics, with adventure, and with people.

But people aren't finished with him - not yet. Viola is a young historian looking for the last Emperor's sword, and her search not only brings her to Dun-Cadal, it's also going to embroil them both in a series of assassinations. Because Dun-Cadal's turncoat friends are being murdered, one by one... By someone who kills in the unmistakable style of an Imperial assassin...
Antoine Rouaud is a major new player in the fantasy genre. He lives in Nantes, and this is his debut novel.
Title:The Path Of Anger: The Book And The Sword: 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0575130822

ISBN - 13:9780575130821

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark and Dramatic 4.5 Holy smokes, this book was dramatic. Like, seriously, this isn't the kind of book you read if you want a happy ending. That said, it's a good book with a lot of surprises and some good twists. I saw the biggest one coming before the second act, but it was still a good surprise. The main characters were interesting and the fantasy was very light. I enjoyed the second half more, and while the story was good, at times I felt like it was too slow. I also wasn't entirely sure how the magic worked, and I could have done with a couple more jokes. The whole story was really bleak, which I know was the point, but a couple more smiles could have been cracked. Still, the writing was pretty solid, the events engaging, and the ending action-packed and intense. I'm happy to have finally read this book!
Date published: 2016-12-24

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Antoine Rouaud's THE PATH OF ANGER is absolutely worth the read, if only for the superb narrative. Rouaud, with the help of his translator Clegg, has a way with words that simply works-ABITTERDRAFT.COM