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  • The Fell Sword
  • Miles Cameron
  • English
  • 11 December 2017
  • 9781407247199

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  1. says:

    I have a Booktube channel now Subscribe here that I’ve finished Fell Sword it is with heartache that I’m going to admit that this series isn’t for meI honestly don’t have much to add to my review here I mean I could seriously copy paste my review of the first book and it would still work on why this bookseries just won’t click for me However to summarize the sheer number of useless POV’s are back and they just seem to get worse for me Allow me to repeat this it’s not the sheer number alone that’s the problem; it’s just how much of an obstruction they are in the way of the interesting parts because none of these side characters than ten of them were memorable characters to me None of the characters were intriguing enough There have been than one hundred character names by the second book now and only four characters—the Red Knight Bad Tom Jean de Vraily and Mortirmir—were compelling to me However their appearance was so burdened by tons of other boring character’s POV Sometimes we get the POV of one interesting character we have to wait 50 or in some cases 150 pages long before we get to their POV again It’s just ridiculous My experience can be eualized as constantly trudging before arriving at some good parts and then I have to repeat the process again “The tiny imaginary audience inside his head did not exist; no one watches our life movies” I seriously don’t like the world building of this series as almost everything in it serves as a huge distraction to my immersion The firm definition of high fantasy is that the setting of a specific series takes place—at least mostly—in a secondary world The world in The Traitor Son Cycle doesn’t feel like that at all As I’ve mentioned before Christianity is the religion here and every time the characters say “Sweet Jesus” or “blessed Mary” my immersion immediately broke In the first book the second half of the novel revolved around the siege of Lissen Carrak where the main characters have to battle against the creatures of The Wild In The Fell Sword it’s mostly politics and human against human The story plus the religion and Medieval setting just made it seem as if I’m reading a messy hybrid of historical fictionfantasy or high fantasy; I don’t even know what to categorize this series actuallyIt is hugely unfortunate but The Fell Sword has established that this series isn’t for me and this is where I will say goodbye to the series Believe me I’m super sad about this; I really wanted to love this series I have bought the entire series already and they looked incredibly stunning However I just don’t think I can push through reading another tome just to see whether it gets better or not The first book 750 pages took me eight days to finish; this is a glacial reading pace for me I was able to finish Oathbringer 1200 pages long with a much bigger word count in a week You could argue that Sanderson’s books are much easier to read; well none of the book in Malazan Book of the Fallen one of the most complex and dense fantasy series out there with each book ranging between 700 1200 pages long took me longer than a week to finish In the end it’s not always the word count that matters to how fast we read but how much of the stories writing and characters actually worked And well I can easily say that The Traitor Son Cycle isn’t working for meYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping | Bookshop Support Local Bookstores You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions Special thanks to my Patrons on Patreon for giving me extra support towards my passion for reading and reviewingMy Patrons Alfred Alya Annabeth Devin Diana Hamad Jimmy Nutts Joie Michelle Mike Miracle Nicholas Zoe


  2. says:

    “Fee Fi Fo FumAsk not whence the thunder comesAsk not where the herds have goneNor why the birds have ceased their songWhen coming home don't take too longFor monsters roam in AlbionFee Fi Fo FumI smell the blood of an EnglishmanBe he living or be he deadI'll grind his bones to make my bread” Giants of Gantua Buddy read with always awesome edge of bubble This book is the second part of medieval fantasy series The Traitor Son Cycle after great first entry The Red Knight which I reviewed hereYet another epic story about The Red Knight aka The Captain aka Gabriel Muriens as he runs head on into a new siege type of situation against the foes and the higher powers that wish to usurp the thrones or simply to destroy men and the world So pretty much usual stuffThe new novel picks up where the previous one left off from the final chapter of the previous book after which on the far southeast of the world we travel to a new location and get introduced to our new POV character Morgan Mortimir The Plague A teenager studying at the University in the Imperial capital of Livianopolis “The PlagueHe’d had it as a child or so they said – and the medical magister who took the most interest in him had said with terrible finality that the plague sometimes caused lesions on the brain that killed the ability to channel power” He is actually uite smart but since he’s unable to summon magic he doesn't think he lives up to his own expectations “You are so smart that you answer every single uestion in any class even when you know it annoys your peers so smart you don’t understand humour so smart that you can’t talk to a girl so smart you can’t work the simplest phantasm” So as teenager often do even in medieval fantasy world it's normal that Mortirmir turns his attention to a cup “He ordered a fourth cup of good wine and decided – again – to kill himself It was a mortal sin and his soul would burn in hell for eternity He thought that was fitting because by doing so he’d hurt God God who desired that sinners repent and come to him Take that you fuckIt was a tribute to the duality of human nature as his philosophical masters taught it that on his fifth cup of wine he could see the terrible stupid flaws in his own theologyAnd then of course there won’t be any wine” His latest drinking episodes lead him directly to cross his path with one of the Emperor’s elite Guards charming fellow called Harald Darkensun from which he’ll be confronted with set of circumstances that eventually will place him in the middle of the political intricacies while the city is under a siegeAnd as you can probably already guess – he is my favorite character in this bookAnd what of our valiant Red Knight? The Fell Sword throws Gabriel into another siege but uite different this time This time he has to break the siege from different side of walls outer one With no money to pay his mercenaries he’ll have to make certain let’s say compromises And as we follow him through his story we get to discover his pastAnd due to spoilers that’s pretty much all I can say about our main protagonist Except that he pretty much exceeds already great expectations set in previous bookAs with first book abundance of characters POV and subplots was ever present We get to visit not only Emperor’s court in Imperial capitol Livianopolis which is basically a fictional Constantinople and in it now Empress Irene trying to manage famine and uprising and all that siege brings but we also get to visit and discover various plots and unfortunately various sexual assaults hey that rhymes let’s be serious here by Ser Vrailly's King of Galle himself And just to counter usual trope how men are despicable scum Cameron made sure to throw into mix sexual assault committed by few nuns who couldn’t keep their hands off of a noble knight even when he adamantly said no And to be completely honest this constant awkward romancing in the midst of battle sexiliration and totally out of place horniness at some point seriously started threatening to ruin the book Yes that much of it is in there It’s like Cameron briefly entered some adolescent stageAnyhowNow there are moments when the fantastical elements in the novel are uite subtle while in other cases plainspoken The mythical beings that dwell in the Wild are starting to play much larger role in the plot which casts even shades of grey on characters on both sides There simply is no good person hereAlso we get to see world expanding and magic system explainedAnd this time we even have a mapTwo actuallyOf course one thing that Cameron uses his opportunity to shine are great battle descriptions They are simply awe inspiring Indeed they are a frantic mess just as they should be but with superb prose reader doesn’t get lost while reading about them He gets sucked in almost like he can feel that blood on his skin getting sticky smell of gore that makes him retch his legs and arms hurt while every single breath is taking an immense power to draw inThis book is for every history buff who doesn’t mind letting his imagination getting loose


  3. says:

    Buddy read with wonderful VFI have to give it to this author he writes excellent battle descriptions He reminds me of Erikson in that manner despite of his style being uite different because these two are the only authors who manage to enthrall me in long battle scenes I drink in every word and marvel at the images in my mindAnother lovely trait of Cameron is that he rocks this fuckloads of PoV thing We have a lot of PoV's in this instalment again some new characters And even though I was annoyed AF by a couple of them I loved seeing the events through their eyesThere was a new setting and the scope of the events were bigger this time Not just wild vs men but anyonething was fighting anyonething or making alliances To prepare for the even bigger events in the future books Some uestions are answered view spoilerlike captal's angel what a conceited idiotic tosser hide spoiler


  4. says:

    The Fell Sword is the second book in The Traitor Son Cycle coming after the rip roaring and dragon slaying beginning in The Red Knight We head back to the Red Knight and his company and are uickly ensued in an exciting political and high medieval tale “The Red Knight sighed ‘Sometimes I think you all take me for granted’ he said and went off to wash the blood off his hands” We follow familiar faces in the Red Knight’s company as they descend from Alba to lands faraway paid to put down a local rebellion in true Miles Cameron style it is not that simple The Red Knight was the perfect beginning of this intriguing fantastical world with knights and irks aplenty The Fell Sword is a different beast veering slightly away from the bloody and blood pumpingly epic battles in favour of a deeply political tale that still contains an almighty battle There is a distinct change of pace from the unstoppable The Red Knight which is welcome as it is written masterfully The Red Knight’s company takes a slight back pedal as we are introduced to much than just a company being paid to protect others We meet new POVs and return to old ones The ueen of Alba is facing political unrest The Wilde are once again plotting and other minor plots interweave this story“Sauce grinned 'Anytime baby' she said'We could make that our motto' allowed the Captain” As I am a massive fan of Cameron’s historical medieval series I loved the setting of The Fell Sword and all of it’s bright shiny polished medieval doings The jousts the ‘white armour’ the ghiavarina I have one of those a beautiful type of Italian spear I really enjoyed reading about the clothing and the little details The Fell Sword is dedicated by Miles Cameron ‘to the re enactors’ and I can say for certain re enactors will love to read of this world in it’s fantasy settingAlthough the battles were few they were glorious and as always wonderfully written Cameron has a way of writing battles that makes them feel so authentic details really helping you as the reader to feel as if you are there in the midst of it all listening to the blood curdling screams and the clamour of weapons “It should come as no surprise that they are threatened by those who make war a profession We don’t need to be manly or brave All we have to do is win There is no second place and we get paid just as well whether we lose half our men or lose no men”The middle of the book contained a lot politics than I predicted but I enjoyed discovering about the world of Alba Morea and Thrake The characters were fleshed out and each story arc was interesting There was a feeling of preparing the reader for the next book which hinted to me at an even bigger and intense plot coming and I’m sure it will be completely worth the slower pace in this one “Dariusz felt something like admiration for the Red Knight They clearly read the same books” 55 Another romping success in the world of the Traitor Son Cycle The Fell Sword had intense battles and a good dose of world building and political intrigue setting up the next book nicely Stay tuned


  5. says:

    Full review now postedI believe I was a bit too harsh on this book when I first finished it So after mulling it over and reading the next book in the series I am bumping my original rating up to 35 stars The Fell Sword is a good book by almost all my fantasy standards but it did suffer a bit from middle book syndromeand possibly my unreasonable expectations Nah Surely Not The beginning and the end seuence were great but the middle just seemed to stretch on forever There was a lot going on but not much in the way of action After the action packed first book that was a bit of a letdown This installment starts out with The Red Knight and his mercenary group of misfits on their way to the neighboring country of Morea to take on a mission for the Morean emperor But before they can even make it to their destination they receive word of a coup to take over the country So they rush head long into an unexpected situation with not much information and a huge military disadvantage What could go wrong? Victory in war is usually the result of compromising what you want and behaving like those you despise Apart from the events in Morea there are other story arcs that are in motion There is public unrest in the Alban capital city of Harndon that threaten not only the people of the city but the ueen herself The beasts and races of The Wild are massing in the north and only their unnatural leader Thorn knows their next move Also there are hints of a much larger scheme in the works But who are the players and what is the prize There is no doubt this story has a lot going on It seems this book was intended to set up the next book I say that because there is a lot of planning and not a lot of action Plus having already read the next book before writing this review I know what this planning is leading up to In The Fell Sword there is continued world building and the introduction of uite a few new characters The Red Knight was mainly focused on view spoilerthe events at Lissen Carak and The Red Knight himself hide spoiler


  6. says:

    What a great bookFirst one was also great but I had troubles getting used to so many PoV's I still can't say whether I like it or not but now I'm used to it so I could enjoy this book from the startI pretty much covered it all in my review of the first book but there is some development to the seriesOverall this book is of the same We again see Red knights against overwhelming odds with in stakes than just empire who hired him but this time his main enemy are not monster of the wildThis time his adversaries are humans who are different kind of monstersThere is lot of characters from first book present sadly no bear PoV this time with being added so there are even PoV's I am pleasantly surprised how some minor stories from the first book are developed especially Peter's which isn't so minor anyHim and the Sossag where one of the highlights of this book and his PoV was one of my favorites along with Red knight's and Mortirmir'sIn this book there is lot world building We find out about history political relations and trade and it's here as well as in combat we see Cameron's background as historical fiction writerIn conclusion Traitor son cycle is shaping out to be one of my favorite fantasy series along with First law Powder mage Malazan book of fallen and Stormlight archives


  7. says:

    “‘When the world goes to shit the great do well enough in their fancy armour and their strong castles It’s we who suffer The men in the middle’”First of all thanks to my good friend Orient for the buddy read This series is so much fun with you ❤️Now my review; The Fell Sword is the second book in The Traitor’s Son cycle series by Miles Cameron and was one that I savoured slowly This book continued almost immediately after the events of the first book The Red Knight and we see his band of mercenaries take on the job of rescuing the captured EmperorThis one definitely was a lot slower paced than the first book and didn’t uite have as many action scenes You know what though I didn’t mind this at all because this book portrayed a different kind of war There were several plot lines running throughout but all of them were linked by the fact that politics played a heavy role There were betrayals plots to usurp kings and Emperors and spies aplenty Beneath all that there was even a subtle war between shape shifting dragons These were all storylines that had to be dealt with using political moves rather than outright war It’s not something everyone enjoys in a book but I have to say I loved itI really enjoyed keeping several plot lines in my head trying to work out what characters actually meant by what they said; you know reading between the lines and it was so great when truths were revealed This is a book you really have to concentrate on but one I personally found so interesting and well writtenAs well as my old favourite characters returning their were a few new ones introduced too that served purposes for both sides One of my favourites was the introduction of the Fairy Knight a legendary irk Though he is a creature of the Wild; who are perceived to be monstrous his character shows us a deeper understanding of them They are not all innately evil creatures they have sides too and only seek to make sure their race is not eradicated by enemiesAnother aspect I loved so much about this book were the parts where celebrations took place There was a wedding and scenes where Christmaswinter solstice was celebrated by all the various races In both events lots of drinking merriment and dancing took place This was so much fun to read about and I almost felt I was a part of it all I wished I wasThis book wasn’t completely without battles though there was one mother of a one right towards the end where both swords and sorcery were used together Goddamn that was good It also definitely sets up all the pieces for the third book The Dread Wrym which I can already tell is going to be epic


  8. says:

    35 StarsThe Fell Sword didn’t uite reach the heights of The Red Knight but was still an enjoyable book that left me eager to read the next book in the series The story picks up right where the first book ended The siege at Lissen Carak is over and the Red Knight and his company are once looking for work They take a job in the Morean Empire hired by the Emperor to help with a rebellion To the surprise of no one the circumstances when they arrive isn’t what they expected and they are soon pulled into a much dangerous situation than they first imagined All of the goodness from the first book is back for the second volume Skillful writing with a freuently clever turn of phrase Smart dialogue that naturally showcases character’s personalities Well written action scenes that due to their realistic grounding in medieval combat read differently than most fantasy battles Interesting world building that combines familiar touches from an alternate Europe with plenty of the author’s own creations Some of the things that I’ll specifically praise is the expanded scope of both the world itself and the overarching story narrative As the company travels and works in Morea much of the broader world is seen than was shown in the first book Also my disappointment at not having a map was rectified by the addition of a very helpful map The story also continues to increase in scope Additional plot threads hinted at in the first book become fleshed out here I’m loving how some of the seemingly separate storylines are gradually coming together The characters continue to shine in this book as well All the returning faces from the first book have their moments here and several show interesting growth There are plenty of new additions as well swelling an already large cast Despite all the good book two was a slight step back from book one for me for two main reasons First despite all the fun things happening it felt as if a good chunk of the book was setup There was a whole lot of maneuvering for position that at times dragged just a touch It was still an entertaining and engaging read but unlike the first book there were some slower moments The second reason was a fairly shocking number of editorial errors Despite the very high uality of the writing there were some egregious mistakes At least two prominent characters who have their own POV sections had their names changed from book one to book two with no explanation There are also a number of confusing sections where a main character is suddenly referred to by a name or title that has never been mentioned before making me go back and make sure I understood who I was reading about I’ve never seen issues like this in any book let alone a book released by a major fantasy publisher like Orbit It wasn’t enough to put me off the book clearly but it was certainly a bit jarring This was still an excellent book and so far I will still highly recommend the series It’s engaged me enough that I’ve been ordering the next book before I finish the current book so I can keep reading the series straight through


  9. says:

    Fantastic follow up to The Red Knight Mr Cameron has developed an amazingly complex story with plots and subplots that pull you right into the world I enjoyed getting in depth with some of the characters meeting a few new ones seeing the plots thicken and getting a better feel for the magic There were also a few unexpected twists and some very interesting revelations The author does an amazing job weaving many complex plots which at this point haven't all converged there are a projected 5 books in this series so this could take some time But each of the POV's gives a great look into the different aspects of this world There are many things taking place throughout the kingdom and the outlying Wild Humans and creatures are forming alliances lines are being drawn though some of those lines aren't firmly settled yet and powers throughout the kingdom continue to vie for power Mr Cameron also writes historical fiction so has been able to showcase his knowledge of medieval warfare and arms in such an amazingly vivid way Not only are his battles scenes played out in great detail but he goes so far as to explain the donning of armor and how it affects the characters' movements These aren't things I typically think about I just don't usually stop to think how limiting armor can be These details aren't all that exciting but they added that extra insight that you wouldn't otherwise get unless of course you've had the opportunity to wear armor One small issue I had with this book which by no means hurt my rating is that it has so many POV's it can be a little difficult to keep them all in order at first especially when a few of the characters go by several titles or names As this is the second book many of the characters were already familiar but I still needed to do a little recap after waiting a few months before continuing the series Just something to keep in mind if you plan to read Well this continues to be a fascinating story and is a must read for any reader who enjoys great world building and a complex plot I'm very much looking forward to the next book


  10. says:

    A fab BR with a great comrade worth to be knighted Nils 💜 Thanks for BRing this series with me 😉


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The Fell Sword

THE RED KNIGHT was one of the most acclaimed fantasy debuts of 2012 and now he rides again Prepare for one epic battleIn The Fell Sword the Red Knight and his company go across the mountains to the Morea and Thrake those are the kingdoms to the east Buddy read with wonderful VFI have to give it to this author he writes excellent battle descriptions He reminds me of Erikson in that manner despite of his style being uite different because these two are the only authors who manage to enthrall me in long battle scenes I drink in every word and marvel at the images in my mindAnother lovely trait of Cameron is that he rocks this fuckloads of PoV thing We have a lot of PoV's in this instalment again some new characters And even though I was annoyed AF by a couple of them I loved seeing the events through their eyesThere was a new setting and the scope of the events were bigger this time Not just wild vs men but anyonething was fighting anyonething or making alliances To prepare for the even bigger events in the future books Some uestions are answered view spoilerlike captal's angel what a conceited idiotic tosser hide spoiler

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Of Alba to put down what appears to be a local rebellion and proves to be larger In the process the readers will get to see a little of the meta plotThe Red Knight will meet a beautiful princess Jean de Vrailly will grow in power and worldly glory Am Full review now postedI believe I was a bit too harsh on this book when I first finished it So after mulling it over and reading the next book in the series I am bumping my original rating up to 35 stars The Fell Sword is a good book by almost all my fantasy standards but it did suffer a bit from middle book syndromeand possibly my unreasonable expectations Nah Surely Not The beginning and the end seuence were great but the middle just seemed to stretch on forever There was a lot going on but not much in the way of action After the action packed first book that was a bit of a letdown This installment starts out with The Red Knight and his mercenary group of misfits on their way to the neighboring country of Morea to take on a mission for the Morean emperor But before they can even make it to their destination they receive word of a coup to take over the country So they rush head long into an unexpected situation with not much information and a huge military disadvantage What could go wrong? Victory in war is usually the result of compromising what you want and behaving like those you despise Apart from the events in Morea there are other story arcs that are in motion There is public unrest in the Alban capital city of Harndon that threaten not only the people of the city but the ueen herself The beasts and races of The Wild are massing in the north and only their unnatural leader Thorn knows their next move Also there are hints of a much larger scheme in the works But who are the players and what is the prize There is no doubt this story has a lot going on It seems this book was intended to set up the next book I say that because there is a lot of planning and not a lot of action Plus having already read the next book before writing this review I know what this planning is leading up to In The Fell Sword there is continued world building and the introduction of uite a few new characters The Red Knight was mainly focused on view spoilerthe events at Lissen Carak and The Red Knight himself hide spoiler

Summary The Fell Sword

Icia will develop her own power while getting into a uarrel with the church that will have long term effects for everyone Readers will meet the Faery Knight and the irks are developed as people and not ‘enemies’ The sides shift and the stakes gro Fantastic follow up to The Red Knight Mr Cameron has developed an amazingly complex story with plots and subplots that pull you right into the world I enjoyed getting in depth with some of the characters meeting a few new ones seeing the plots thicken and getting a better feel for the magic There were also a few unexpected twists and some very interesting revelations The author does an amazing job weaving many complex plots which at this point haven't all converged there are a projected 5 books in this series so this could take some time But each of the POV's gives a great look into the different aspects of this world There are many things taking place throughout the kingdom and the outlying Wild Humans and creatures are forming alliances lines are being drawn though some of those lines aren't firmly settled yet and powers throughout the kingdom continue to vie for power Mr Cameron also writes historical fiction so has been able to showcase his knowledge of medieval warfare and arms in such an amazingly vivid way Not only are his battles scenes played out in great detail but he goes so far as to explain the donning of armor and how it affects the characters' movements These aren't things I typically think about I just don't usually stop to think how limiting armor can be These details aren't all that exciting but they added that extra insight that you wouldn't otherwise get unless of course you've had the opportunity to wear armor One small issue I had with this book which by no means hurt my rating is that it has so many POV's it can be a little difficult to keep them all in order at first especially when a few of the characters go by several titles or names As this is the second book many of the characters were already familiar but I still needed to do a little recap after waiting a few months before continuing the series Just something to keep in mind if you plan to read Well this continues to be a fascinating story and is a must read for any reader who enjoys great world building and a complex plot I'm very much looking forward to the next book


About the Author: Miles Cameron

Miles Cameron is an author a re enactor an outdoors expert and a weapons specialist He lives works and writes in Toronto where he lives with his family This is his debut fantasy novel.