The Warlord's Secret
This is little more then generic fantasy plot devices and an overwrought tale of "true love" etc.
There is no pacing in this book. The action progress without reference to any time or travel, making it seem that this entire book takes place over the course of a few hours and in an area the size of a football field. For some great kingdom and its jewel of a city under siege, characters com...more
The story was promising: a war-torn land, the hope rests on a man who may turn out to be the enemy and the woman he is destined to love & kill.
The story was the only part. I couldn't connect with the characters. They seemed flat to me. The best character was a bad guy but that was only because I could see his motivations.
I got a bit tired of being told how the characters felt instead of being shown. The man and the woman protagonists 'fell in l...more
The reader is pretty much thrown into what feels like the middle of a novel with little to no character development or world building. The pacing was terrible and feelings and motivations of characters were so erratic and most everything felt confusing because it was all over the place.
I also highly dislike insta-love so this was a definite turn-off for me. Vara, one of the characters, even points out that it's been only a week! "You who claimed no loyalty to any kingdom have sworn yourself to T...more
Once I did start getting into the story, a part of me also started to get irritated with both Taran and Rissa. He was so focused on getting revenge, it took him awhile to realize that there were people who looked up to him and wanted to rely on him. Rissa could have used his help beyond being her guardian early on, but there was just so much mi...more
Plot wise, this was an intriguing book chock full of demons and madness, warlords and honorable former slaves. The characters would sometimes swing from one emotional extreme to another without any reason, but I found myself overlooking those flaws just so I could s...more
Taran was a good character. Even if he was a little bitter because of what happened to him in his childhood. The way the author wrote the character was very impressive. It is very hard to like a character like Taran. Some authors make a big mistake when they make a main characters to mean. Reader tend to lose interest in them and look for other characters to like. I've done that many times. This book was fast pace and it was kinda hard to hate any characters because before...more
Throughout the book, it keeps you in suspense as to who exactly is the "good" guy and you sometimes don't even know who to root for. Many twists and turns that keep you on your toes as you're reading. I loved the ending and how you didn't know if they would really succeed at all.
loved that it had some romance mixed with fanasty
it was great i enjoyed the book very much
i thuoght it sad when taran family his whole familywas murder not good
but i am he found a woman to fought for
it had everyhing i liked in a book if u havent read this book go out and buy it you will like
i loved this book