A city without a king, a paladin forsaken by his god, and goblins just beyond the horizon…
Lady Scrapple lurks in the depths of Kanebullar Mountain, building her army of mindless slaves and waiting for the perfect moment to strike. As the final pieces are about to fall into place and secure her victory, an anomaly is born. A single goblin stands free of Lady Scrapple’s iron-clad hive mind.
A few miles west of Kanebullar Mountain, the frontier city of Talonrend perches dangerously on the edge of anarchy. King Lucius Firesbane has disappeared without an heir and left the city leaderless.
In the face of chaos, one man sets out to find his king.
The limited edition omnibus features all three books in The Goblin Wars! Part One: Siege of Talonrend Part Two: Death of a King Part Three: Rebirth of a God
Stuart Thaman was born and grew up in Ohio. He attended Hillsdale College as well as Chase College of Law and currently holds degrees in politics, German, classical political philosophy, and law. He is a licensed and practicing member of the Kentucky Bar.
Stuart Thaman is also the lead guitarist for the extreme metal band Saxo Grammaticus.
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While the story started a little slowly, I'm glad that I stuck with it. I'm not sure what I expected, but this was definitely not it. Vorst and Gravlox are an unlikely pair of heroes, but you quickly warm to them. Unlike any other story I've ever read, I found myself unwilling to put it down. Don't begin with preconceived notions of goblins or orcs, because this is a great read that doesn't fit the normal cookie cutter fantasy mold.
I really enjoyed this. Sometimes with fantasy it can fall flat and seem like it has been done before, but this book had some elements that I haven't seen done all that often. There was still a lot of traditional fantasy elements, but it was all very well done. I found it an engaging book, though slow at some points. I both liked and disliked how everything just jumped right into the story with no beginning back story. Personally I like all kinds of world building and backstory, butit probably would have bogged this story down.
One of my favorite elements of this book was the concept of the goblins. The hive- like society was very interesting, and like I mentioned before, something I found to be a new element to me. The action scenes were also well done.
I do have a bit of a gripe with the names though. I found them to be rather silly. I wasn't to fond of the narrative or the several breaks headed by a graphics. But still this was a good book. If you like fantasy novels I recommend picking up the first book in the trilogy, maybe don't pick up all the books all together.
Slightly above average entry into the fantasy realm...
The overall story and dialogue was lacking, just a bit. I wanted much more, and I didn't always get as excited, or emotional, or disturbed when I felt I should have. There was need of better timing and section breaks. An avid reader can definitely see the difference in Thaman being unpolished versus bestselling fantasy authors. I do believe his future work will continue to improve.