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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  127 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The once-popular pirate-adventure genre has experienced something of a downturn since the heyday of Rafael Sabatini and Errol Flynn. Chris Bunch ends the slump with the swashbuckling fantasy Corsair, a coming-of-age novel about Gareth Radnor, an honorable young man who goes to sea after Linyati slavers kill his parents. When Gareth finds himself serving aboard a Sarosian s ...more
Published (first published September 1st 2012)
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Okay, so this book actually wasn't that bad. I read it pretty quickly (four days, and I really had no time). The action moves forward really fast... at times I was wishing for more filler: more details or descriptions etc.

Otherwise, the characters were pretty interesting. Kind of flat, but that was due to the author trying to pack so much action into the book. (If the book was written with more details, I'm sure it would have surpassed 1000 pages).

The plot was really really really good. Like r
Brian Turner
After their families had been killed or captured by Slavers, three friends find themselves a-pirating on the high seas.

A decent fantasy novel with some interesting twists, and good characters you find yourself rooting for as they go on their adventures.

I didn't much care for Bunch's writing style. I also had some issues with the plot and it's clicheness at times. The pirate's life was definitely glorified and Gareth seemed to have too many modern sensibilities in a world based off of medieval times. It was a fast read, though. The ending was not satisfying at all since the Linyati slavers were still around and on the brink of war with Gareth's people, and there is no sequel out as of yet, planned as near as I can tell.
Michael Fierce

Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5.

A page-turner of enjoyable characters, sea voyages, pirates, magic, and good vs. evil.

Ok, so I gave up on this one. Took too damn long to get to the point. If I'm close to 100 pages into a 300pg book and it hasn't gotten to the main plot yet, too damn slow. Buh-bye.
This is one of my favorite books. The action is constant, the conflict develops nicely, and the characters are enjoyable

Cliched swashbuckling nautical fantasy. Some exciting parts, some slow parts. Ok read
Quick read. Mostly entertaining. Ending was completely awful - no closure whatsoever.
Semi-decent swashbuckler fantasy about a man who becomes a pirate for revenge.
Solid heroic fantasy.
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Christopher R. "Chris" Bunch was an American science fiction, fantasy and television writer, who wrote and co-wrote about thirty novels.

Born in Fresno, California, he collaborated with Allan Cole on a series of books involving a hero named Sten in a galactic empire. (Cole married Bunch's sister, Kathryn.) He served in Vietnam as a patrol commander. He also wrote for Rolling Stone and was a corresp
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