Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. In his first novel, historian Coe has crafted an elegantly written fantasy. The Children of Amarid, mages who have. Further prophetic dreams follow, and before long Jaryd learns that he is destined to be one of the Children of Amarid, a Hawk-Mage, bound to a fighting hawk. Children of Amarid, and its sequels, The Outlanders and Eagle-Sage, which I have also revised for re-issue later this year, made up my first.
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With that being said, I did give this book a 4 star amarjd of a 5. Followed by The Outlanders. I thought that most of this interior dialogue could have been cut or expressed in a much faster fashion, and I thought it was often repetitive. Despite the fact that it took me over two weeks to finish, the Children of Amarid CoA was actually quite a good read. With time, I came around to seeing his point on nearly every issue.
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The inclusion of SFnal elements is interesting. Maybe an Amarid and Theron prequel.
Theron was expelled from the Order for abusing his power, but ever since, the Children of Amarid have faithfully upheld their vow using their power selflessly to protect the land and its people. The characters were well developed and believable, which is often hard to find in fantasy. The first time I saw a novel of mine in print.
Part of me is hoping that the long dense paragraphs is simply a product of this being a debut novel and Coe will learn to shorten them or find another way to get these ideas across, but even if it is instead part of Coe’s style I’ll still continue to read his works. Dec 03, Oliver Neubert rated it it was ok.
Each time I receive my copies of a new book, I take a moment to celebrate the achievement, to savor the physical realization of a creative vision. Fantasy trilogy where a young man bonds with a hawk, and fights an evil wizard with his hawk and his staff [s] 12 58 Apr 24, There are several things in the book that I have noticed that struck me as odd or as incomplete, so if you shall allow me to share this with you guys.
Everything down to the last detail was written in, helping paint a pristine word-picture of the entire land. Looking forward to his next one. So Jaryd finds himself journeying to the city of Amarid with Baden to be initiated into the order.
Dec 16, Nicole Luiken rated it childrren it Shelves: Mar 21, Tara Foley rated it it was amazing. He has begun writing a new historical fantasy series under the pen name D. Nice light easy reading page turner! The novel is pretty talky, but thankfully Coe has a good ear for dialogue and his characters’ conversations are unstilted and often witty, both propelling the story and providing appealing insights into character.
Though the adversary depicted in this dhildren were your typical cut-and-dry evil doers, I’m hopeful the second book will depict them as more human. LibraryThing recommendations and tag cloud. Refresh and try again. Dec 18, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Recently, dark rumors have spread across Tobyn-Ser.
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Maybe it was worse. I liked the magic system and would have liked more explication about the reasons owl masters are more powerful than hawk mages, and some more background childgen eagle mages.
Others remain as relevant now as they ever were. And the story IS the important part.
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It’s rather dense, meaning that there are lots of long paragraphs and descriptions and such. Coe has created a group of characters and presented these world in such a way that you are drawn in and care about This is the fo book by David B. Whatever level of achievement we have reached in our writing, there is always something further for which to strive.
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