The War God's Own
En route to Hurgrum (his Horse-Stealer hometown) Bahzell me ...more
War God's Own is just as entertaining as Oath of Swords; I honestly don't know which of the two books I prefer. Of the two, Oath of Swords is funnier, but War God's Own is a little more complicated. Bahzell is now ...more
This was fun what with Gods fighting it out through man and chosen champions etc. Bahzell makes for an easy protagonist to like and root for.
Looking forward to the sequels.
Didn't want to put it down. A good job of worldbuilding, with strong well-developed characters. Excellent depiction of the conflicts & stresses when different cultures collide. Eagerly anticipate reading more of the series.
As the title says this series is one of my favorites, I bought it in hard bond when it was first published.The story is fun to read and keeps your attention from beginning to end..This is now my six time reading this series.
David Weber is best known for his Honor Harrington series of science fiction books, but with Oath of Swords he began a lighthearted fantasy saga centered around Bahzell Bahnakson. Bahzell is the reluctant champion of the War God Tomanak (a.k.a. the Sword of Light, the God of Justice, and Captain-General of the Gods of Light) and a member of the Horse Stealer clan hradani. Being a hradani puts Bahzell on a rung of the social ladder somewhere south of deplorable and just west of
Bahzell’s first encounter with the Order is when he meets the probationary knig ...more
My particular favorite part is the growing friendships among the core group in this. There is a scene just as they're about to arrive in his homeland that I loved just for that.
My biggest complaint about the book is that my copy has such freaking small ...more
Characters: 3 stars
Style: 3 stars
Pace: 2 stars
If I rated books based on world building, this would have a higher score. It's an interesting, complex world. Unfortunately, that's the strongest thing it has going for it. It hits trope after trope, with characters who are rather dull, despite being amazing for their own cultures/people. Add pacing issues into it, and if I hadn't been a captive audience (I was down to reading this or spinning in my chair at work.), I wouldn't have f ...more
But the writing is not the best, characters have little depth or personality, and there is little tension or action - much less than in the first volume of the series.
How could there be tension, by the way, when the hero struts around being worshiped and pontificating or bantering (awkwardly) most of the time, and is guaranteed to easily overcome every adversity he encounters (not that there is much) beca ...more
In my opinion, it is the best book of this series and well worth the time.Weber does a great job of world building and explaining the rational behind things in a natural way.
The plot could have used some work. It was often too slow-paced and choppy, plagued by insignificant scenes that could have been edited away and replaced with something more interesting.
The third novel in David Weber's fantasy series moves along at a brisk clip, as his hero Bazhell travels across the planet Norfressa along with his friends in service to his God. Excellent world building and a good amount of fast paced sword and sorcery action keep the readers attention. Recommended for fans of Weber and/or fantasy.
Many of his stories have military, particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre. He frequently places female leading characters in what have been traditionally male roles.
One of his most popular and enduring characters is Honor Harrington whose alliterated name ...more