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[[ READ DOWNLOAD ]] ⇛ The Web of Wizardry ↬ Book This has been on my TBR pile for far too long Dusted it off and gave it a whirl.I probably would have enjoyed thisif I had read it when it was first published It s not a bad story, seems almost YA Prophecy, barbarian warriors, massive armies, magic, evil wizardry, and a love story all the ingredients for epic fantasy, but completely contained within 300 odd pages.I enjoyed it, but not sure if I d recommend it This was not a very memorable story.I will continue with book two, The Death This has been on my TBR pile for far too long Dusted it off and gave it a whirl.I probably would have enjoyed thisif I had read it when it was first published It s not a bad story, seems almost YA Prophecy, barbarian warriors, massive armies, magic, evil wizardry, and a love story all the ingredients for epic fantasy, but completely contained within 300 odd pages.I enjoyed it, but not sure if I d recommend it This was not a very memorable story.I will continue with book two, The Death God s Citadel, sometime in the near future only because I already own it In today s world of large three volume fantasy novels full of hundreds of characters, many subplots and various points of view, its refreshing to read a 350 page paperback fantasy novel, which has no pretensions of grandeur, just a good story and interesting characters.Daneer is from the tribe of Nyad Zzed, a conquered tribe of the Destre Y, but has joined the army of Krantin and is employed as a scout for Captain Yaster, when he is called by magic to visit his Great Aunt She is dying and unvei In today s world of large three volume fantasy novels full of hundreds of characters, many subplots and various points of view, its refreshing to read a 350 page paperback fantasy novel, which has no pretensions of grandeur, just a good story and interesting characters.Daneer is from the tribe of Nyad Zzed, a conquered tribe of the Destre Y, but has joined the army of Krantin and is employed as a scout for Captain Yaster, when he is called by magic to visit his Great Aunt She is dying and unveils a prophecy that he will witness Andaru, when the King of the Destre Y will be the King of Krantin, but she tells him that there will be a terrible blood price to pay and a war will be fought.Daneer returns to the fort just as his troop is sent on the move He learns at a meeting of leaders of the Krantin army, that the country of Maukland is led by an evil Wizard who seeks to conquer Krantin The Maukland soldiers are given a foul drink that turns them into fearless killers who feel no pain and fight with no voice.Daneer is asked by the Krantin military leaders to undertake a secret meeting to meet with an unconquered leader of the Destre Y in Siank Later the two forces pledge to fight together against the conquerors.Daneer meets Lira, a Sorka or mage who works for the Web of Mages, who protect the Krantin army and Gordyan, a warrior of the Destre Y, who pledges to be his sword brother The Krantin army travels to Siki, a Destre Y stronghold to protect it against the evil Maukland soldiers During the journey, Daneer comes to have feelings for Lira The action intensifies in Siki as the joined forces face both Maukland warriors, magic and traitors from within.Later there is a battle with warriors of Maukland, the magical traitors and the evil wizard.This is a light fantasy novel but it still holds up 20 plus years after I first read it The actual rating might be closer to 3.5 The most difficult thing about this book was the made up names, of which there were many There were character names, city names, and god lore names One of the groups of people had their own language and unique history, a magic system that was hard to follow Also, the magic didn t seem to have any range limits which ruined it for me a bit, since magic usually needs a limit.On the positive side of things, this seems to be a stand alone book instead of a The actual rating might be closer to 3.5 The most difficult thing about this book was the made up names, of which there were many There were character names, city names, and god lore names One of the groups of people had their own language and unique history, a magic system that was hard to follow Also, the magic didn t seem to have any range limits which ruined it for me a bit, since magic usually needs a limit.On the positive side of things, this seems to be a stand alone book instead of a trilogy and it contained two different people with different cultures, which can be hard to write about Following the main character was easy The first book I read by Coulson and I found it very well done with great characters. This is an old school heroic fantasy originally published in 1978 You can just imagine a youthful Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role of a film adaptation.There s a myriad of strange names and strange vocabulary to absorb, but these are skilfully woven into the narrative without infodump for the reader to quickly understand what is meant The world is well realised, detailed, textured, and consistent, even though the abundance of weird words makes the read hard work and requires concentrat This is an old school heroic fantasy originally published in 1978 You can just imagine a youthful Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role of a film adaptation.There s a myriad of strange names and strange vocabulary to absorb, but these are skilfully woven into the narrative without infodump for the reader to quickly understand what is meant The world is well realised, detailed, textured, and consistent, even though the abundance of weird words makes the read hard work and requires concentration Nevertheless, the effort is rewarding.The writing is a little ponderous with a lot of cod heroic turns of phrase, the characters are a little caricatural, but well drawn nevertheless, and the plot is very straightforward without any real innovation, but as a whole the story rattles along with style.I might get around to the sequel in due course Very slow start Stand alone novel of a multi kingdom war complicated by the history of past conflicts, personal rivalries, and novel uses of powerful magic Some nice touches in the cultural differences and historical interactions, and some innovative uses of war magic for the 1970s Atthan 350 pages, it is a long and elaborate story that seemed to drag at times and I just didn t really connect with the characters despite some well done character development. Venture PressPublishing Date September 1978ISBN 9780345273376Genre FantasyRating 3.2 5 Publishers Description The outer islands have fallen, and soon the sorcery driven soldiers will be striking at Krantin s heart The only hope for survival lies in an alliance of Royal forces with the fiercely independent desert marauders, the Destre Y and with a perilous linkage of all of Krantin s adepts of magic The young Troop Leader Danaer, Destre b Venture PressPublishing Date September 1978ISBN 9780345273376Genre FantasyRating 3.2 5 Publishers Description The outer islands have fallen, and soon the sorcery driven soldiers will be striking at Krantin s heart The only hope for survival lies in an alliance of Royal forces with the fiercely independent desert marauders, the Destre Y and with a perilous linkage of all of Krantin s adepts of magic The young Troop Leader Danaer, Destre born but sworn to Royal service, is the key to the uneasy partnership of ages old enemies.But his love for the enchantress Lira is now imperilling the final confrontation between the malignant enemy sorcerer and the protection of the web of wizardry Review This work has being re distributed from the original publication in 1978 It has all the key elements that make up a good fantasy novel reluctant innocent hero, budding love, evil good sorcery, impossible odds and subsequent triumph at great loss This was a very good novel when the movement was paced but tended to drag, especially towards the end where dialogue and detail seemed to rule The characters are well built and develop with the story line Solid world building as well