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The Witch's Price (The Lonely Man, #1)

3.06  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A man responsible for the downfall of a nation. The nation responsible for the downfall of a man.

Mhets and six other greedy men quested to steal the Chained God’s treasure. They were successful. The gods, in their fury, took the lives of Mhets' companions one at a time, and now seek to snuff out the remaining thief. To survive, and to further spite the divine for their par
Paperback, 1st Edition, 195 pages
Published June 21st 2013 by Amazon Digital Services
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Caleb Hill
Jul 01, 2013 Caleb Hill rated it liked it
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“’With tears and rage am I called…I am called by throats that have gone raw with screaming. I am called by wailing babes who cannot yet speak or curse a name. Bu you I am called grandfather. By my enemies I am called death…I am Mhets Sorrowbringer, and my sword goes to the man with the most coin.’”

This novel, while short and of the fantasy genre, is defined by its pretentiousness.

While not a bad thing in many regards, the dramatics can be a bit overwhelming at times, from the medieval dialogue
Scott Spotson
Jul 03, 2013 Scott Spotson rated it liked it
I'll definitely grant this: S. M. White's writing is beautiful. He effortlessly weaves description, mood, and setting and has a very unique voice. He would do well to author many more fantasy books using such a talented writing style. S. M. White and fantasy go well together, like wine and cheese.

This book seems to be based in medieval times, and S. M. White conveys it well. Hence, I am viewing it through the prism of those times, with the darkness and more simple times that existed back then.

Daniel J. Weber
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

S.M. White is a writer. He beautifully crafts a dark tale that draws you in to every scene with lovely (or horrifying) descriptions, setting the scene perfectly. The description fills out slow moving scenes in a way that makes them come to life, and keeps the action bright and full of flavour in the fast-moving scenes. Despite the fact that I loved S.M. White's writing... I didn't like this book. Despite the good description, nothing stood
Jul 03, 2013 Ken rated it really liked it
This is a tale in the tradition of classic sword and sorcery. Adventure and capers abound, wrapped in a quest for redemption. Of course, there's also the meddling of sorcerers and ancient magics.

S.M. White has created a grand yarn and has set the stage for a world full of peril and wonder.
Jun 26, 2015 Melissa rated it did not like it
I was surprised to come across yet another short fantasy book (compared to what I usually read), but at least this time it felt like the length was appropriate. I did not put the book down with a sense that more had been needed, instead it felt just right. So once again, if you are looking for something less daunting than the typical fantasy fare, here’s something of manageable length. Not just that but White’s prose is truly a pleasure to read. I felt like his was the elusive perfect balance of ...more
Dec 04, 2013 Dawn rated it it was ok
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I received a copy of this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

This book made me want to cry. Not for anything in the story line, or because of bad writing, but because there are just so many errors.

The Lonely Man: The Witch's Price has the potential to become a classic... it needs some serious polishing though. Spelling errors abound... the most annoying of which was the use of "alter" when "altar" should have been used instead.

I found some of the phrasing jarring. I could have forgiven
Oct 21, 2013 Valerie rated it really liked it
This story is about Mhets Sorrowbringer a stealth warrior who has taken from the gods with some companions and had tried to save the love of his life only to find that the king had disposed of her before he could pay for her release. Mhets became enraged and brought on the onslaught of everyone evil in the town.. a true massacre. His comrades were slowly taken from the death god.. due to the stealing of their treasure.. and as Mhets goes along his way he knows death will be knocking ..but his ...more
Nov 05, 2013 Marisa rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I found The Witch's Price a unique take on a fantasy novel. I thought it was easy to read with some nice descriptions.

The ending was...odd. It did feel a little abrupt and unfinished compared to the rest of the novel. The rest of the book was well written and interesting enough that I will keep an eye out for the second book.

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Nov 05, 2013 JJ rated it liked it
The Witch's Price is a pretty good book. The writing is a bit sloppy especially in the beginning but it matures by the end and even has a few great moments. The story and characterizations are a bit predictable but done well enough that it isn't a problem.
Anthony Brown
Aug 01, 2013 Anthony Brown rated it really liked it
The Witch's Price is a well-written, exciting, profound Fantasy tale, within which S.M. White intensively explores psychological, emotional, and philosophical depths in extensively developed characters--which can't be said of the typical Fantasy novel. Highly recommended!
Apr 15, 2014 Heidi rated it it was ok
this book was so confusing to me. I see a great story underneath it all. I just couldn't dig through the over descriptions and plot slips to uncover it.
Jackie Wolfred
I won a copy of The Witch's Price, by SM White. I read a few pages and had to put it down.
The end.
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