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Rebels and Fools

(The Renegade Chronicles #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The greatest peace treaty in Altaerran history is unraveling. As civil war threatens the Continent United, two fallen Knights of Superius are forced to join the rebels they once condemned. Hounded by assassins and assailed by doubt, they flee to Capricon in search of answers — only to discover the island harbors dark secrets of its own.

Alongside a mostly reformed thief,
Kindle Edition, 451 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by One Million Words
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Max Lau  • Maxxesbooktopia
3.5 Stars. Review to come :)
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Let's be clear: I take stars seriously and, unless you are Terry Pratchett in his golden years, you aren't getting five of them.
This book is a great big step into a world that keeps you pleasantly off balance by feeling uncannily familiar and strange at the same time. While the description focuses on the Knights, the storyline quickly envelops them into a Renegade plot line. The plot twists and turns enough that, despite ample foreshadowing which usually ruins the final scenes of books and
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Exciting plot in an intricately crafted world. Throughout this fast-paced book, there was foreshadowing and hints of further secrets that kept me interested and engaged. The twists throughout the last part of the book were surprising but believable.

Reason for 4/5 stars is that I found it difficult to get into the characters at first. There are a lot of POV characters, and the book greatly benefits from this in the latter half, but I would have preferred to spend more time in a single character’
Shane Haensgen
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
This first volume of the trilogy sets up a fantastical world where humans coexist with all manner of fantastical creatures, and the intricate histories and plots that govern their world. There are many different characters introduced, and story jumps back and forth, and side to side, in showing the story from many different points of view. It does have a slow beginning as it takes its time telling these different stories and showing the different paths that end up bringing the trilogy's main ...more
Mark Engels
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Stage set for a high fantasy epic

The large cast allows us a peek behind the motivations and history from both sides of Williams' kingdom-wide conflict. Several opponents among the interesting characters become allies as we and their fellow characters get to know them. The author skillfully weaves an epic narrative throughout this first installment, promising adventure, camaraderie and intrigue in the next.
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David Michael Williams has suffered from a storytelling addiction for as long as he can remember. With a background in journalism, public relations, and marketing, he also flaunts his love affair with the written word as an author of speculative fiction. His most recent books include the sword-and-sorcery trilogy The Renegade Chronicles and The Soul Sleep Cycle, a genre-bending series that ...more

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