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Mighty Hammer Down (Legend of Reason #1)

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  182 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A longstanding peace is about to be shattered by villains in the shadows of Medora. They conspire with distant nations to cripple the western Empire and spread their venom eastward. In their secretive attempt, they stumble across the power to slay Arius, the god of war, and replace him with a human puppet. That mission fails however, and they not only pave the path for the ...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published December 10th 2008 by CreateSpace (first published November 30th 2008)
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Jan 02, 2011 Tbloxham rated it it was ok
I was enjoying this book for what it was, exciting martial fantasy, when suddenly the mighty hand of author beliefs swept into view. As such, I can't recommend this book to anyone who doesn't believe in trickle down economics and that government intervention is fundamentally wrong. If you don't believe these things you'll have to sit through multi page tirades as the hero and his wise sage sidekick defeat a variety of strawman arguments for government intervention, including an argument against ...more
Kevis Hendrickson
Jan 23, 2009 Kevis Hendrickson rated it it was amazing
Fantasy readers everywhere should rejoice. Author David J. Guyton has written a powerhouse of a book in Mighty Hammer Down. Here is a fantasy book that is as impressively original as it is a literary tour de force.

I am an avid fan of fantasy fiction and have read my share of fantasy epics. However, rarely does a fantasy book surpass the trappings of the genre and approach the realm of literature. Mighty Hammer Down is a masterfully told story that resonates with its reader long after the final
Dec 04, 2011 Fred rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This was not a very good fantasy book. The writing was good, the plot was actually pretty good as well. The problem is that it was an 880 page book on the Nook and the story was only about 500 pages. The other 380 pages were weird dialogue between characters that I found to be of a deeply personal and philosophic nature and something that they wouldn't do.

Two of the main characters meet a man on the road who helps them defend themselves from what seems to be bandits or some
May 31, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-free
The primary purpose of this book, judging from having read the entire thing and having seen the wording of the note at the back, is to preach blind hatred. Those who believe in equality and giving the individual a chance to prove himself are the evil to be defeated by the blind hatred hero and his father, who hates even more. I do not recommend this book to anyone. In many ways I regret having wasted my time reading it. But since I am one of those bad guys who believes in giving people and thing ...more
Adam Shields
Jul 19, 2009 Adam Shields rated it it was ok
Shelves: lendable
So I am having a hard time deciding what I think about this book. On the one hand it wasn't bad writing. The story was fine and I probably will read the next in the series. I bought it on Kindle for a dollar and it was well worth that. But I also was somewhat irritated with the overt preaching that was a part of the book. It felt like Dostoyevsky, where there was a story and then all the sudden someone in the book started preaching. The preaching in this book was a libertarian variety. Now I am ...more
Beth A Horsch
Apr 01, 2009 Beth A Horsch rated it it was amazing
A very enjoyable read. This is a book about good and evil, where some of the characters must examines beliefs and religion (and makes you think about your own beliefs). The characters are very well developed, and the story move along at a great pace. I look forward to the sequel.
Geoffrey Thomas
Apr 23, 2009 Geoffrey Thomas rated it it was ok
I was disappointed by this book. I hope it was a first book published, because it read as if it was. The beginning was very difficult and should be rewritten as the last quarter got better.
I am not sure that I would spend the time to read a sequel.
Samaya Young
Apr 22, 2009 Samaya Young rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Passionate above all else.

A solid four for David Guyten’s “Mighty Hammer Down”. It took me a while to get through Guyten’s book, but this had more to do with the length (almost 400 pages) than the story. In fact, I went through it at a sturdy clip, so to speak.

But let’s get started. Even though I have some criticism, as you’ll undoubtedly discover below, on the overall I truly enjoyed reading Mighty Hammer Down.
First of all, the first chapter is an attention grabber. Well-described action that
Oct 12, 2015 Wesley rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
Oookay, someone had said this book was all about trickle down economics and I didn't believe them, but 2/3 of the way in and I had to stop.
Guyton seems to have made the US Democratic Party the bad guys (mages) who are working with religious extremist terrorists (bhoor). It's crazy.
Once I hit that I had to stop as it was too baffling. Nothing happens on the first third third of the book as the main protagonist meditates on the meaning of his own bellybutton, the next part is actually not bad, b
Brandon Jones
Jan 30, 2013 Brandon Jones rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
While I enjoyed the plot and characters in this book, the dialogue between characters got to be very annoying. I could understand a little philosophical premise to the book, but this was over the top. It conveyed more of the authors thoughts on religion, politics and racism and seemed more focused on those than the actual story. I'm torn if I would continue with the series as I enjoyed the storyline but I don't want it to be diluted with the authors philosphies.
Apr 17, 2013 Aidan added it
Best book ever recomend it to anyone
Feb 23, 2014 Lawrence marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Gerald Black
May 26, 2013 Gerald Black rated it really liked it
There are a bunch of intriguing arguments woven into the threads of this fine fantasy . it entertains while making you think.
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