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Tim Stead

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I am a fantasy author who lives in New Zealand within sight of the magnificent Southern Alps and surrounded by sheep, mountains and badly behaved rivers.

I was born in the UK, but have lived in Hong Kong, the UK and now New Zealand. I am very familiar with the Richter Scale.

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Picked this up for some holiday reading and was blown away. As a long time fan of both fantasy and Patrick O'Brian this was a very pleasant surprise. Kearney can certainly write and has done his research. This was the first book in years that I finis ...more
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Took this one on holiday after reading the first two. Excellent book. Perhaps not as brilliant as the first two. I found the ending a little less than perfect, but still very good. I sometimes feel that sequels need to accelerate the pace if the firs ...more
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There are so many 'fresh new voices' in Fantasy that I rarely pay attention to the claim, but NK Jemisin is definitely worth picking up.

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I enjoyed this book. It concludes what was a very readable trilogy and I am disappointed that there doesn't seem to be anything else out there by this author.

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Good read, plenty of action, a little humor. A fine story and great first book o any series. I probably will get the next one."
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“Killing men is not like fencing. There's no room for fine touches in battle. Every second that you blade is stuck in one man's body is a second that another can use to skewer you.”
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