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The Red Knight Summary ä 104 ç A thousand years have passed since the Clan Lords and the Fey commanded dragons and raised mighty citadels The remnants of their ancient power lie dormant and a new conflict threatens the kingdom of AntiaKing Daris rules a peaceful and prosperous land but his conniving brother Jerim covets the throne and civil war loomsBuE hunts for an assassin through the streets of the capital while the knights bask in the adoration of the crowdsThis is just the beginningBoth will fight overwhelming odds in a bid to save the kingdom War and betrayal will test them to their limits One will rise; one will fall; both will be changed forever. I stumbled across this book as an accident as I was looking for another book by the same title Lucky for me this book was pretty awesome lots of war porn with hints of magic I can't wait to read the next book

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A thousand years have passed since the Clan Lords and the Fey commanded dragons and raised mighty citadels The remnants of their ancient power lie dormant and a new conflict threatens the kingdom of AntiaKing Daris rules a peaceful and prosperous land but his conniving brother Jerim covets the throne and c. A fantasy series written by woman with a main character which is also a womanAnd shouldn't it have a seuel already It's a high fantasy book I can call understandable The plot flows you don't have to try very hard to feel involved or break your neck trying to understand the schemes and intrigues A page turner sort of book It might feel familiar knighthood magic war battle themes and some ideas might seem like you heard them before but it still managed to surprise me a couple of time It has uirky dialogues funny moments cruel moments lovely moments some boring moments That's why I can't give iе 5 I felt like some ideas could have had depth or should have been given developmentA fact to applause the main character is a female knight And I really loved that there was bunch of female character doing roles that mostly belong to men in fantasy Even if book was written in 2012 it still hold it's value nowadays And I don't know if that was it but following her Alyda Stenna perspective as a Captain was particularity interesting The story has a romance story line and the ending I really would have loved to see continued

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The Red KnightIvil war loomsBut there are worse threats to Antia than mere human greedTwo people will stand against mortal and demonic enemies Alyda Stenna Captain of the Hammer of Antia returns from campaign to a hero’s welcome after prosecuting war abroad with brutal efficiencyGarian Tain the spymaster’s apprentic. This is one of those Epic Fantasy novels that show how far Epic Fantasy has come since the birth of its modern incarnation in 1977 There is of course elements that you will recognise from the Fantasy novels of the 1980s it wouldn't really be Epic Fantasy if there weren't but this is a novel that shows how Epic Fantasy has grown up in the last 36 years I was uickly dragged into the story by Davies's writing and after the first chapter I was already invested in the story and the characters When we first meet the main character it's on the battlefield a setting that Davies brings vividly to life both here and later in the novel But I want to begin with the main character Captain of the First Company of the Antian Royal Guards Alyda Stenna Davies does a great job with Alyda she's a great warrior and a great leader but she never stops being a female Neither is she a character that in any way is a male in women's clothing she is just a female soldier who has risen to lead and in the world Davies has created that is something completely natural What it really boils down to is that in Alyda we get a character that is very realistic while being larger than life in the way a heroic lead of any work of fiction needs to be to make it through the trials and tribulations they are given Alyda isn't the only great character in this book making characters that feel fully alive is one of Davies's strengths There are no cardboard cut outs here but complex living people who have their own hopes and motives for what they do We are firmly in the upper reaches of society when it comes to the main characters but that doesn't really matter in that it is necessary to tell this exact story There is however many supporting characters that come from lower in the ranks this is not solely a story of the aristocracy I mentioned the word ranks above and it is a central theme there we are mostly in a military setting Something that brings us to the middle of the central conflict A conflict I might add that is what really gives us the basis for a great story We see what is happening through few eyes and because of that we don't get a ringside seat to everything that is going on It does however bring us much closer to the events that are described The story is almost intimate in nature because of the viewpoints used and for Epic Fantasy my experience is that can be a bit hit or miss here it is a bullseye Davies writes in a way that really makes you invest emotionally in what is happening to the characters she has created As the story progresses that creates a lot of tension The story goes its own ways and you just have to come along to see what is happening You're never really sure what is going to happen because Davies's storytelling doesn't follow a formula What we get is instead a complex tale that really comes alive It's also told in a raw and honest manner There's no Hollywood style sanitized violence here it's brutal and at times uncomfortable Davies doesn't filter but gives it to us straight That isn't always pleasant but it makes for great authentic writing It struck me when I read this how much really happened and how much I learned about the world the story is set in There's very little travel to show you the world and we don't get passages where we are subjected to extensive infodumping Still I felt I got a good grip on where all of this was happening and also a sense that there was much outside of that yet to discover I've tried to come up with a good way to describe the feeling this was giving me and the closest I can come is dense but that is not really correct either This does reuire concentration but that is not conscious Davies lures you into her world and you are so invested that it takes effort to pull yourself out I think maybe rich and vivid is the words I'm looking for or maybe alive It doesn't really matter I'm sure you understand by now that this was a story that I really got into and enjoyed As you probably have gathered by now I think this is an excellent debut by Davies My only complaint is that I wish there was to read I really didn't want this book to end This is an Epic Fantasy novel that showcases the genre at its best a book you really don't want to miss every Fantasy fan should have this in their collection Davies is an author we hopefully will be seeing much to in years to come I know I'll be eagerly awaiting her next novelNOTE I received an ARC of this book from the author1977 saw the publication of The Sword of Shannara Terry Brooks and the first Thomas Covenant book Lord Foul's Bane I don't remember where I saw this mentioned as the birth of modern Fantasy but the article made a very good case for it And since I use it here I obviously agreeThis review was originally published on my blog