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Overkill

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Deliverance will come... A great flood once wiped clean the earth, destroying everything upon it. Before the deluge, in a time now forgotten, the world was a place of warriors and witches, conflicts between kingdoms, and, until their extermination, dragons. In this world, men may live centuries, fallen angels have begotten terrifying spawn, and sometimes, the best hope can ...more
ebook, 300 pages
Published 2012 by Seventh Star Press
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William Bentrim
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Overkill by Steven Shrewsbury

Gorias LaGaul is back and as I said in my review of Thrall, he would kick Conan’s butt. This is the second book in a dark heroic fantasy with an aging protagonist.

Gorias is a protagonist that I can identify with in many aspects. Pragmatic to a fault he is accepting of his age and doesn’t let it stop him from doing what he wants to do. I’m not sure I can identify with his ruthlessness but it certainly is effective. He has skewed soft spots that pop up wit
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Kriss
Overkill is a fast paced novel introducing Steven Shrewsbury's Gorias LeGaul to new fans in the form of a stand alone prologue. A 700 year old warrior who is known for his prowess on various fields of war and action. Be ye wizard, dragon, fellow warrior, queens or whores on the beach, battlefield, hammock, standing up... in the bushes, on a boat.. OK you get the picture! He is a well-rounded individual to put it very mildly!

With many fantasy stories reaching for epic proportions, the
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Sheila
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Thrall came first and introduced the aging swords and sorcery hero, Gorias La Gaul. Now Overkill steps back to just before those earth-threatening events, and Gorias cries “Deliverance will come” again. Ancient history and myth bleed into a richly drawn background, deliverance threatened perhaps by the waters of Biblical flood while fallen angels and Nehilim inhabit a world that’s made gods out of underlings and forgotten its true destiny. And there’s Gorias, ancient hero in a land where everyon ...more
Bob
Jun 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-heroic
Overkill is the latest of the Gorias La Gaul stories from Steven Shrewsbury, a heroic fantasy franchise that brings back memories of Robert E. Howard's original Conan tales. Fear not if this is your first exposure to La Gaul, for his stories are able to be read as standalone novels.

In fact, this was my first exposure to the character, and I quite enjoyed it.

Gorias is a man of few words, but those he offers are chosen well. He's a direct, sarcastic, often vulgar warrior wh
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Cassandra
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--


It was an extreme pleasure and honor to be actually be part of the Overkill Online Book Tour especially considering had previously reviewed: Thrall by Steven L. Shrewsbury. So for those of you that were with me then and read the review know that encountered quite a equally wonderful and artsy Fantasy book.


Don't Miss!- Author Interview with Fantasy writer Steven L. Shrewsbury author of "Thrall"
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Robin Blankenship
May 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
First I would like to say that this is another great cover by Matthew Perry. He does amazing art for many of the Seventh Star Press Books.

I want to start by saying. That is is another story with Gorias La Gaul as was Thrall but this actually takes place before Thrall.

I love Fantasy stories and I often find that sometimes they fall short of my expectations of what a fantasy story should be. Crazy as it sounds I like my fantasy to be realistic. I know, I know how is that but what I mean by that
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Ali (Ali's Bookshelf )
Overkill is a amazingly written book by Steven Shrewsbury. I enjoyed reading all about the world he has created in this series and his great characters.

I love the twists and turns in this book, not to mention all the action! Everyone that has read my blog at all knows I love fantasy books and I defiantly love ones with Dragons!!! Well this one didn't let me down on either of those. Overkill was defiantly a great read and perfect fit for me!

I also really enjoy the humor in Steven Shr
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Jessica
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, review-copy
Steven Shrewsbury has created with Gorias La Gaul a larger than life character. A prequel to Thrall we get to enjoy more of Gorias and his most excellent adventures, be they bedding endless ladies or killing the bad guys in the most spectacular of fashion.

This story is great fun with many laughs, endless action and fantastically well written battle scenes. I found myself cheering Gorias on wanting to know how it ended and gaping in shock that a 700 + year old man had the stamina of a 19 year ol
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Amy_Read to My Heart's Content
May 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: blog
Full review at: www.readtomyhearts.blogspot.com

This book is fully of sex, gore, and magic. It is definitely for those that have strong stomachs because some parts can get a little graphic. I, personally, liked it and noticed it reminded me of the Starz series, Spartacus, as far as the graphic depth of the story.

La Gaul, our knight in shining armour, has lived for a very long time and has pretty much seen it all. He has also charmed many a women with his "natural abilities". It was a little creepy that he had so much
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Kendell Jordan
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Check out all my reviews at Kenn's Reviews

Deliverance will come - and it will be in the form of Gorias La Gaul, a 700 year old legend.

This is the 2nd book in a Fantasy Fiction series by Steven Shrewsbury. The action begins at the prologue and never lets up. Gorias provides a bit of comedy in what would be an otherwise dark tale. La Gaul never lacks for a smart assed quip or a colorful curse word. At his age he doesn’t care who he offends or how and it provides many humerous moments
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Home. Love. Books.
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
To check out this review and others like it check out my site, www.ufreviews.com

I gathered from some information online that this is the second book taking place in this setting, and I have to say I am not surprised. This book was well crafting and interesting from the beginning, so it would make sense that the author would have a book before this one, and it's probably as good as this one is.

For those of you who follow my reviews, my biggest complaint recently is that not every book has a strong beginning. Th
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Becca
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
3 and 1/2 stars

I'm finding this one quite difficult to review. The writing itself is good, nothing to fault there. It look me quite a while, over half the book, to get into the story, the characters just weren't 'clicking' with me, so to speak. I nearly gave up quite a few times but persevered - I've read plenty of good stories with bad writing, so why not the other way round? In the end, I'm glad I finished it, because the last quarter of the book definitely picked up, and the last
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Laura Kitchell
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves fantasy, sword & sorcery, horror, adventure
Once again, Steven L. Shrewsbury doesn’t disappoint. OVERKILL is a page-turning adventure with naughty royals, dastardly wizards, and a face-to-face against the father of all dragons, Pergamus. Shrewsbury is true to his style of epic storytelling in this Howard-esque Sword & Sorcery where his plain-speaking, larger-than-life, ancient warrior, Gorias La Gaul, battles for his life and for the balance of good and evil in a world where gods and goddesses wreak havoc in the lives of men. Prepare ...more
Babs
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, action
I have read it and believe me for those who know I am a picky reader on some geners, it was amazing. Fantasy is beginning to take a hold on me and Steven's book made it more so. The battles, twists, magic, dragons and wonderful realistic characters. Steven's writing style is amazing. He knows how to grip the reader with all the action taken place. Let's face it if I was 700 years old I would want to be able to kick some ass as well.
Eva
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My complete review can be found on my blog along with an interview with the author.
http://vampirekiss1967.blogspot.com/2...
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