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Paperback Wrath of Ashar Book

ISBN: 0722190263

ISBN13: 9780722190265

Wrath of Ashar

(Book #1 in the The Book of The Kingdoms Series)

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Book Overview

This description may be from another edition of this product. A richly rendered saga of heroism and magic by a stunning new fantasy talent, Wrath of Ashar is the first volume in The Books of the Kingdoms , a harrowing epic of a world on the threshold of its...

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5 ratings

A strong showing

Another fantasy series by Angus Wells, Wrath of Ashar exhibits good storytelling and good pacing. The series is written before The Godwars trilogy, and I am happy to see Wells does not use many of the devices I found problematic in the Godwars books, or at least to nowhere near the extent. The cast of characters is small, if focused, and while veteran readers of fantasy fiction will not find many true surprises, the book is a nice enjoyable start nevertheless. My one real complaint is that the book has no map, forcing the reader to mentally map out exactly where everything is. The picture comes together eventually, but a lot of descriptive narrative could have been saved with a single beginning picture. As Wells has demonstrated elsewhere, his powers for description and scene setting are used excellently here. His fight sequences are also often strong. Beyond the regular palette of noble heroes and villains, there are also some charming roguish characters. Ultimately, Wrath of Ashar is an enjoyable and entertaining fantasy, if not as strong and complex as more recent author's works. Still, a strong showing for early 90s fantasy fiction.

Wrath of Ashar

A very creative story and trilogy to boot. I look forward to the next two books.

Great First Book

To be honest, I picked this book up on a whim based on an interesting and beautifully done cover and a back cover description that caught my interest. I originally started reading it, only to put it down for a while. I almost didn't come back to it, but I am glad that I did. This is a really great story, and along with The Usurper and The Way Beneath tell one fantastic fantasy story. Nothing tremendously new, but a well crafted tale that will grab you if you give it a chance. I have since picked up everything Mr. Wells has published.

Something new, yet familiar.

Everyone has had one at one point in their reading life. A dry spell. A point in which you have read everything by your favorite authors and none of them seems pressured to publish anything new. That's what was happening when I found this book. I hate having to try out new authors, but desperate to quench my thirst I starting reading Angus Wells series. After a while I found myself wondering what was going to happen in the next chapter and actually skipping a few chapters ahead to see what happened with particular characters. This book and it's series is new but it gives off a familiar feel. The author has created strong likable characters and an interesting plot.

Classical fantasy!

Highly recommended to everyone who longs for the good old days of fantasy writing! Great plot, great writing, and a smooth read throughout the book.Unlike much of the writing just mass produced these days, Angus Wells actually has spent time to sit down and create a true diamond in the rough that shines!
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