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Sense of Honor ( Tides of War #1)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  17 reviews
After the world that he had come to know and love came crashing down around his feet, Lord Jason Tolbridge, former Commander of the Royal Legions of Ishtabar, strove to find himself. This he did as he settled down into the life of a hermit on a lone island far from his homeland, though a force came all too soon that would change Jason's life forever.
Steel, a brazen young
paperback, hardcover, e-book, 273 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by iUniverse (first published February 11th 2010)
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Donnie Light
"Sense of Honor," by Shawn Weaver is a very interesting book on many levels. The two main characters in this novel, a veteran warrior, Jason, and a passionate young warrior-in-training, Steel, play well off each other and in stark contrast to one another.
Jason, haunted by events in his past, has secluded himself on an uninhabited island and is building a new, post-war life for himself in an attempt to escape painful, haunting memories.
Until the young and brash Steel shows up, insisting that Ja
Jul 01, 2010 Kathi rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
As other reviewers have stated, at its heart, Sense of Honor: Volume One: The Archives of Tides of War has a good story, or at least, the ideas for a good story. And as some others have stated, the book would benefit from editing--well, not just editing but some basic proofreading.

Every single page in this book has misspellings, poor grammar and usage, atrocious punctuation, misapplication of basic capitalization rules, and incomprehensible sentence fragments. These errors mar any flow the narra
Terry Mcgovern
I loved this book and will need to read volume two. I could envision the smells and sights of an era of hardships and yet incredible pride and passions of the people viewed. I have always enjoyed epic tales and have the feeling that this could become a great series as it plays out. I don't want to spoil the book for others to read but it took us to worlds of fantasy yet tinged with enough old world style to keep it in a believable fashion. Great descriptive read.
Sheryl Ross
Will be waiting for the next adventure. There was nothing that I didn't like about your writing. Can't wait to see Steel develope into the dragon rider that he wants to be. Jason is a very interesting person that makes you want to know everything about him,good or bad. Congratulation Shawn you have a winner..
Ami Blackwelder
Sense of Honor by Shawn Weaver from iuniverse publishing is a magical journey from the first chapter, From Dragons to Angels. Simeriah is a dragon rode by Steel who is trying to earn his honor by the dragon ride. Steel in the beginning of the novel is still waiting for his dragon to partner with him which means the dragon will be his loyal friend for life.

Chapter two begins with Jason, a peasant who saw himself as a king of his own paradise. By chapter three a lithe dragon is seen by Jason attac
The story opens with Jason (formerly lord and once great Dragon Rider) lives alone in self-imposed seclusion, far away from his old life and the battle scars of war, kingdom, and assumed family betrayal. He’s content with his small Island and the quiet and peaceful life he has begun. That is, until he comes across Steele, a young hot headed warrior with aspirations to be a great dragon rider himself. Reluctantly, Jason must help this young soldier and that is what sets the plot in motion.

The he
Belle, Magnolia
Embittered, betrayed and haunted by his failure to save a village from a wyvern attack, Jason throws aside his life as a warrior and, as one of only 5 Dragon Masters, he resigns his commission to the king and lets his dragon go. He imposes self-exile on a deserted island large enough to sustain his needs for food, water and shelter…but it brings no peace.

The battle-scarred veteran isn’t allowed to wallow in self-pity or self-recrimination when Steel, the young son of an old friend arrives, insis
Belle, Magnolia
Embittered, betrayed and haunted by his failure to save a village from a wyvern attack, Jason throws aside his life as a warrior and, as one of only 5 Dragon Masters, he resigns his commission to the king and lets his dragon go. He imposes self-exile on a deserted island large enough to sustain his needs for food, water and shelter…but it brings no peace.

The battle-scarred veteran isn’t allowed to wallow in self-pity or self-recrimination when Steel, the young son of an old friend arrives, insis
Jessica Billings
Sense of Honor is the story of two men: one struggling to forget his past and the other to become as great as his father once was. Brought together by death, loyalty, and dragons, the two men strike up a tense, awkward relationship. The older one, a man named Jason, at first seems hard and bitter. As his story gradually unravels, the reader begins to understand why he is the way he is. The younger, a man named Steel, is undeniably hot-tempered and anxious to become a dragon-rider and serve under ...more
Ted Iverson
A former Dragon Master in emotional turmoil, a young warrior in training and two powerful dragons. These are the elements that make Sense of Honor a book to read. Jason, the former Master has secluded himself on an island to rid himself of painful memories of long ago wars, betrayal, and a love lost. Steel, the young warrior, seeking to finish his training with his deceased father’s closest friend and become a great Master like his father. The two dragons, young Simeriah, Steels mount, will be d ...more
Shawn Oetzel
“Shawn Weaver’s novel, Sense of Honor is a good, old-fashioned high fantasy tale harkening back to such memorable series as TSR’s Dragonlance books.

Weaver has a knack for intertwining complex characters and intricate relationships which compel the reader to keep turning the pages to see what happens next. This is never more evident than with his two main protagonists, Lord Jason Tolbridge a veteran Commander with a haunted past who is just as scarred emotionally as he is physically while Steel i
Bernard Schaffer
I enjoyed Shawn Weaver’s SENSE OF HONOR as a fun romp through the sword-and-sorcery genre. It reminded me of the Conan novels. I think Weaver handled the dragon aspect of the story particularly well. There wasn’t the doe-eyed worship of them that you see depicted in other places. They are treated realistically, and I thought it was a smart move.

The world the story took place in was full and dense. Both main characters have plenty of room to grow throughout the series, and I’m sure readers will
Katrina Michaels
Sense of Honor centers on two men. Jason, the bitter veteran warrior looking for an escape from his past and Steel, an eager young man looking to become a Dragon Master. For me, it was fascinating to read how the relationship between these two contrasting characters developed and progressed throughout the story as Jason begins to train Steel. Despite his wish to remain in seclusion, Jason reluctantly returns as the threat of war becomes all too real.

This tale of fantasy and soldiers created som
A new Epic Fantasy is born

A somewhat disillusioned and traumatized ex-soldier retreats to a life of self-imposed isolation, only to be sent an eager young novice to train. Unable to refuse, the adventure begins.

A compelling story with many poignant scenes, especially between the young apprentice and his fiery mount. If you like dragons, like I do, you will appreciate the depth and detail Mr. Weaver has lovingly given his scaly characters. From details about their appearance and behaviors to even
Sense of Honor is the first volume in the Tides of War series. Combining courageous warriors, fearsome yet endearing dragons, and magic of mammoth proportions, Shawn Weaver delivers a compelling novel that will quench all fantasy lovers thirst and keep readers of all genres riveted. The only downside to this novel is that it leaves you wanting to read the next book and it hasn’t arrived quite yet. I will definitely be waiting for volume two in the Tides of War series.
Dawn Schnell
This book was one of the most interesting books that I've read in a very long time. The author's use of the characters was done very well. I LOVED the fact that the ending leaves you wanting more and that it leads to the next book. I'll be so glad when the new book is released. I can't wait to read it. Shawn Weaver is a phenominal up and coming writer and I'll be glad to read more of his writings.
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Discovering books at an early age, Shawn grew to love the written word. Every genre was a new take on life. The realms of fantasy with its strong heroes and magical dragons called to him, while suspense and horror with its intriguing heroes and villains showed all of twists and turns that life held. Then again, late Saturday nights watching Creature Feature on Channel 18 with his dad, left memori
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