The Legacy Of Lord Regret (Strange Threads #1)
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The Legacy Of Lord Regret (Strange Threads #1)

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Centuries have passed since the Wardens slew the tyrant Lord Regret, but while the Wound that he ripped in the sky remains open, the earth trembles and the sun vanishes without warning.

The great warrior Rostigan wanders Aorn, weary of battle and unwanted renown. With him travels his lover, the minstrel Tarzi, who hopes she may soon witness further deeds from him worthy of...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 421 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Orbit (first published January 1st 2012)
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Tina
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Ursprünglich waren die Wächter tapfere und gute Menschen. Sie sind ausgezogen um den Herrn der Tränen aufzuhalten, der die Welt mit seiner magischen Manipulation in den Abgrund stürzen wollte. Doch etwas ging bei der Rettungsmission schief, die magischen Fäden wurden auf die Retter übertragen, statt das Gleichgewicht wiederherzustellen. Ein Großteil der Helden veränderte sich und wütete daraufhin noch schlimmer, als der Tyrann vor ihnen.

Doch diese Zeiten sind nun schon se...more
Mikka Gottstein
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Vor langer, langer Zeit stürzte der skrupellose Lord Regret die Menschheit beinahe ins Verderben. Er erschuf grauenvolle Monster und seine Magie riss eine schwelende Wunde ins Gefüge der Welt. Eine Gruppe von Helden, die sich selber die Wächter nannten, tat sich zusammen und es gelang ihnen, Lord Regret zu töten.

Aber der Tod von Regret schloss die Wunde in der Welt nicht wieder, und seine verderbte Magie ging auf die Wächter über, die dadurch neue Fähigkeiten erlangten - aber auch ihre...more
Aleshanee
„Einst, sagte sie, lebte ein mächtiger Fadenwirker, den man Regret, den Herrn der Tränen nannte. Er herrschte über das Tal des Friedens. Zu jener Zeit war es noch ein einladender Ort mit guten Menschen, wie ihr es seid.“ S. 25

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300 Jahre sind vergangen, seit die Wächter den Herrn der Tränen umgebracht und seine unmenschliche Macht gebrochen haben – denn dieser veränderte einst die Große Magie und griff in die Natur der Dinge ein, sodass der Schleier der Welt zerriss. Doch der Riss, der s...more
Angela
Isn't a dualogy refreshing? There's also no hiding the fact that I fancy the way the pair's spines form a striking, single silhouette image when placed side by side.

Onward -- to the content!

I was immediately struck by Bowring's writing style -- it is more fluid and modern, and less arduous and Tolkienesque -- having spent some time in the detail-heavy worlds of Rothfuss, Cooper and Canavan, of late, the contrast was marked and the relief was great. I needed me some Bowring, even if I am looking...more
Peter
I was lucky enough to be able to read this before it comes out in stores. I've never read Sam Bowring before but I am so glad Orbit Australia gave me the chance to. This book is amazing and I was hooked from the first page! Bowring writes in a way where he manages to ensnare you very easily into the story and he never lets go. Interesting characters that make you wonder where their allegiances lay collide with a well developed magic system and story, making the Legacy of Lord Regret impossible t...more
Sabrina
"Der Herr der Tränen" ist der erste Teil der Duologie über den Kriegshelden Rostigan.

Vor 300 Jahren herrschte der berüchtigte Regret über Aorn, bescherte seinen Untertanen aber nur Leid. Um dieses zu beenden, schlossen sich einige mächtige Fadenwirker, die sich "Wächter" nannten, zusammen um besagten Herrscher zu töten.
Heute, viele Jahre später, scheint sich vieles zu wiederholen und Rostigan versucht den alten Frieden wiederherzustellen.

"Der Herr der Tränen" ist schnell und flüssig zu lesen...more
Mella
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Rostigan ist des Kämpfens müde. Den Ruhm, den er in zahlreichen Schlachten erworben hat, hat er nie gewollt. Dennoch weicht die Bardin Tarzi, die ein Lied über seine nächste Heldentat verfassen möchte, nicht von seiner Seite. Da erreichen sie das einst so prächtige Silberstein, doch die große Stadt mit den weißen Türmen wurde vollständig vernichtet. Rostigan erkennt, dass Tarzis Wunsch erfüllt werden wird. Er wird sich einer neuen Gefahr stellen müssen, der...more
Skye Cooper
Loving this book! Its an engrossing read! Sam Bowring has a way of making you fall in love with his characters, even the bad guys!
Fi Michell
An enjoyable read for me, while I was on holidays at the beach. Very easy to read and engaging. For me, strengths were the very original magic system (unlike any I've come across elsewhere, but it made sense), the main character, Rostigan, and the main antagonist, Forger.

I enjoyed Forger's flippant attitude towards his horrendous crimes, and was a bit appalled at myself for doing so. I liked Rostigan from the very beginning.

I would have loved a bit more detail of the world from time to time, to...more
Shaheen
I'm going to be honest with you here: I had forgotten exactly how mesmerizing Sam Bowring's writing is. I was hooked into this story moments after I began reading! The novel is equally driven by action and its characters, executed brilliantly by Bowring in his unique style. A wonderfully spun tale of magic, camaraderie and betrayal, The Legacy of Lord Regret sets up the Strange Threads duology beautifully, and I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel, The Lord of Lies, to bring this tale to (I'm sure) it...more
Dark Matter
The Legacy of Lord Regret by Sam Bowring (whom I interviewed http://www.darkmatterfanzine.com/dmf/...) is high fantasy with black and white characters who are almost caricatures. While I prefer characters who are shades of grey (as in Sam’s first trilogy, apparently) these characters are interesting because when they kill one another they absorb the victim’s power – and part of their personality. Thus Sam’s characters are changing, and those changes aren’t just incidental as a result of the plot...more
Michael Schmid
Wow … was soll ich zu diesem Meisterwerk der High Fantasy sagen? Ehrlich … ich weiß es nicht. Ich bin einfach sprachlos und hin und weg.

Ich habe schon lange keinen High Fantasy Roman mehr gelesen, der mich so begeistert und mitgenommen hat. Doch in diesem Roman geht es nicht um eine riesige, komplexe Welt mit übelst ausgearbeiteten Orten und Rassen und Familienbanden, nein, hier geht es im Großen und Ganzen ganz allein um die Charaktere an sich und am Ende kann ich nur sagen … hier stimmt einfac...more
Ана Хелс
Да намериш наистина оригинално фентъзи в наши дни, е като да спечелиш от фентъзийната духовна лотария , където ти се падат три дракончета, от което едното е гей, второто живее в три паралелни свята едновременно, а третото знае какво мислиш, и го повтаря като известен фокусник от всеки ред, който минава пред очите ти. Поне аз така си го представям. В действителност все още има широк друм за оригинален поглед на обичайно повтаряеми и предвидими сценарии, които въпреки всичко все още ни радват и ст...more
Blue Lucine
Bowring's writing is fresh, witty and highly entertaining. Similar to his Broken Well Trilogy, The Legacy of Lord Regret manages to explore poignant questions on the human condition, whilst staying within the exciting, fast paced adventure world that us fantasy readers know and love. His characters are unique, interesting, unpredictable and some have the intriguing ability to be loved and loathed simultaneously. Although the story is complex and intellectual, the book remains accessible to most...more
Devin Madson
I picked up this book randomly at my local bookstore when I was looking for something new by an Australian fantasy author I had never heard of before, and I was not disappointed. I read it in two days, ok maybe one and a half, which is something of a feat when I was at the beach with two little kids at the time.

Clearly that means it has excellent pacing and a decent plot. If it suffered anywhere it was in characterisation. The main character, Rostigan, is the best developed character of the lot...more
Sarah (Head Stuck In A Book)
A highly exciting novel from a fantastic storyteller, that kept me turning the pages till late into the night.
After a bit of a slow start, the book gets better the further along you read, until you get to the end with a cliffhanger that will have you wishing you had the next book right there ready to go.
I loved how we get the back stories of all of the eight wardens as they are brought back to life after being dead for the last three hundred years.
The revelation when we find out about Rostigan's...more
Sara
Just picked this up randomly in my local library, usually I read ebooks. Once I started reading this I found it hard to put down, the story is different to the standard fantasy stock and there are some surprising twists and I cared about the characters. I made sure I had book 2 to start as soon as in finished.
Liam
Wow, I TORE through this book once I actually started reading. Luckily I have an awful cold, and thus a better reason than usual to just sit here reading all day.

I have a massive fascination for books dealing with the end of the world, whether during or after. I have always been even more interested in the concept of living in a dying world which is falling apart around you, but can't be said to be ending as of yet.

The setting for this book fits that. The world has been scarred by magic and the...more
Ralph
Not a bad story, if you liked the movie 'Highlander'. I felt like I was reading a similar type script, with a set number of characters, risen among the mundane, who could absorbs another "power" if they were in close proximity when one of them were killed. Oh, and it seems only another with the "power" can kill them. Yeah, HIGHLANDER overkill. Overall though, the book wasn't terribly bad, and decently written. I started the next book (two-book series, as far as I know) just to find out how it al...more
Kimberlee
I was browsing for something to read when I came across this one, it sounded interesting and so I decided to bring it home with me - thank goodness I did!
I devoured this in the space of a lazy Sunday, writing is solid, not too flowery and the plot flows at a fast pace.
I'm looking forward to the final book and may have to check out Sam Bowrings other works.
Skye
Read the broken well trilogy of Sam's and really enjoyed it. This series of his was another brilliant story. It was out of the box, an easy read and is amazingly creative! I love how it gets straight to the point with the storyline and I recommend it to everyone who likes a good fantasy involving magic.
Scott
Sam's one of the few fantasy authors who starts his books off with a bang and keeps up a fast pace. I found it hard to put this down; each chapter brings the story along quickly while throwing in another twist that I have to resolve. I'm looking forward to finishing the duology with great interest.
Raivo Verk
Just finished reading the book.

What can I say? I liked it for one, it had some nice twists in it and even though I was expecting them to come, it still felt good.

The book progressed at a good pace and was interesting to the end, now onto book #2
Gareth
A decent story, enough to keep me reading. The writing was a little annoying in places, the dialogue didn't sound right - too stilted and formal, maybe. Not a great book, but I'm interested enough to read the second volume, so that's good.
Rochelle
Really liked this book! Was not sure I was going to but it was a nice, light, quick fantasy with plenty of depth to the story. Look forward to reading more of Sam Bowring's books.
Tasha
Picked this book up and could not put it down. Even if you are not a fantasy genre fan I assure you that you will enjoy this.
Nirvadesh
Finished the book within 1 day. Excellent read! A real page-turner!
Sophie
I though it was very well written, but the
Anja
Not for me too weird!
Manuel
Manuel marked it as to-read
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Sam Bowring is a writer and comedian living in Sydney, Australia.

He began writing at a young age and his first book, Sir Joshua and the Unprofessional Dragon, was published in 1999 when he was (appropriately enough) 19. Since then he has written several other books and stage plays, as well as for various televisual broadcasts.
More about Sam Bowring...
Prophecy's Ruin (The BrokenWell, #1) Destiny's Rift (Broken Well, #2) Soul's Reckoning (Broken Well, #3) The Lord of Lies (Strange Threads #2) Sam the Cat

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