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Swords of Steel

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Mighty-thewed barbarians... Vengeful lords of chaos... Desolate devil-haunted ruins... Carnage-soaked battlefields... Forbidden spells of great power... All these you will find in the works of authors of heroic fantasy as well as heavy metal musicians. But modern fantasy has been plagued with convoluted plots and series without end. Who better to return traditional fantasy ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 254 pages
Published February 21st 2015 by DMR Books
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Jason M Waltz
well, another challenge to review. it's difficult when you read a book you wanted to read, were excited to read, loved the cover art and description, wanted to enjoy and like, and just don't. the best thing about this title is its jaw-droppingly impressive cover art. followed strongly by the idea of its concept, that of a collection of sword and sorcery tales from various heavy & death metal artists. the idea. I should have anticipated the actual delivery, most of it so overburdened with den ...more
SHUiZMZ
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A decent enough read, some stories better than others. I really liked the final story, VENGEANCE OF THE INSANE GOD by Jason Tarpey. Very bloody, gory, and what I felt was the best writing in the whole book.
A.L. Hornbeck
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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There is a good assortment of heroic fantasy here with sword and sorcery, which are pretty much the same thing. Some stories are better than others, but as a collection of stories written by heavy metal musicians its pretty incredible.
Individually many stories are 3-4, and the average would probably make my ratings stay at 3, but the 4 star stories really make it a better compilation in the long run.
James Troxell
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
The first and last two stories are pretty good. The rest are a mixed bag. Jason Tarpey's is definitely the stand out. Worth getting for that one alone.
Todd
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Being a talented fantasy-oriented metal musician doesn't always equate to being a good fantasy-oriented writer. Some decent stuff here and there, but mostly fanfic schlock.
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