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A throne of bones is a good if long epic fantasy that was better than i expected. Tolkien is undeniably the father of modern epic fantasy. An entertaining read is an entertaining read--especially since so much fantasy these days is just outright garba...  Read More

The central characters are all fleshed out, with motivations, strengths and flaws. Each offers a unique and quite understandable viewpoint in a very complex political landscape. I enjoy the development of the main characters and how they try to bend o...  Read More

Based on the first two books if he ever finishes the series, i suspect the series will rank in the all-time top 5. That is why i must let my eyes rest and regroup. Thankfully, it's the first in a series, so there are more books to come.

The book gets into 5-star territory for me mainly because of the lack of degeneracy. There are a few moments that come across as a little heavy handed or some bit of dialogue that feels out of place, but we're literally talking mere sentences in an eb...  Read More

Most of the intrigue takes place in amorr (rome) the book is told in multiple in the republic of amorr we have stratgister militum corvus, his son marcus clericus, his rival severus patronus, and his daughter severa. Severa is the juvenile daughter of...  Read More



Cons

The characters are either uninteresting or intensely unlikable. Unless we are content with rooting for the predestined death of loathsome creatures.

It's unclear whether this is supposed to be a fantastical version of earth's history, or a world of its own. If you like books with richly detailed and original worlds, this one is absolutely not for you. It's very difficult to review a book so badly ...  Read More

Two broad weaknesses are revealed by this and other specific defects within the story. The first weakness is a tin ear for dialogue. The weakness is the failure to step outside your own point of view and see things as another might see them. This admi...  Read More

Author borrows heavily from latin for titles and names, so one culture seems to be roman. At least there are elves and dwarves.

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Also, i did have emotional connection with the characters - there are several assassinations and war deaths that are also well ...  Read More


I was surprised by how well i identified with the antagonists as well as the protagonists especially when they made totally ins...  Read More


And for the old-school book-lovers, the hardcover edition it totally worth it.


I kept thinking that if this was real, i would have a hard time of disagreeing with the choices nearly any characters made.

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Severa the juvenile daughter of their main rival.

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  • This product had a total of 419 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jul 30 2022.
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I love the combination of Roman military and social structures with Tolkien. More please


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The story becomes a page-turner about one-third of the way in.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The world feels real, just not ancient like lor.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Enjoyable epic fantasy book without the typical got cast of anti-hero immoral people all screwing each other.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It is too soon to tell, but based on the first two books if he ever finishes the series, i suspect the series will rank in the all-time top 5.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Utterly engaging, and somehow even the most flawed of characters is sympathetic in their own way without sacrificing the value of true virtue.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The story is paced perfectly for a book of its size, unlike a song of ice and fire.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The dwarfs and elves are not very numerous as far as main characters go, nor are senaloth's versions of frenchman and vikings.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    But it does make it difficult to necessarily follow all the interwoven plots the first time you read it.

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