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The Gods are Bastards

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Evil is rising. The world is rent by strife. The gods have turned away from us. In times past, heroes of sword and sorcery have always risen to turn back the tide of darkness… But what will become of us all, now that swords are obsolete, sorcery is industrialized, and heroism itself is considered a relic of the past?

The times are changing…

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Published August 20th 2014 by Self-published
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Aaron Gertler
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A big sprawling webfiction ensemble piece, best read over a long weekend. (Update: Several long weekends.)

The Gods Are Bastards takes place in a swords-and-sorcery world as it goes from epic fantasy to Western, complete with gunslingers and dangerous trains. There are more than twenty different protagonists; they all speak in distinct voices and hold very different philosophies. Every character, protagonist or not, might surprise you if you let your guard down and start to make assumptions.

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Alan gostaks
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've sat with TGAB for several hours now and... wow. I've been comparing it to the Wheel of Time series simply because there isn't much that rivals TGAB for length or worldbuilding and, uh, TGAB wins on every front.

The thing that impresses me is that over more than five years and three million words, the story is hanging together *incredibly* well. Plot threads simply don't get dropped. Setups have payoffs, plot twists are foreshadowed, and Webb never uses two characters when one can do the job
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Erin
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is free to read web fiction that's better than the last several books I've paid money for. Great characters, rich world, great story, and lots of funny moments amidst the drama.
Percula1869
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've been loving everything about this book so far. It has amazing world building that is rich, complicated, and extremely interesting. Half of my excitement in reading this is the expectation of getting to learn new secrets about the world and its history. The characters are also extremely diverse and all interesting and compelling in completely different ways. Even the villains are multilayered and somewhat sympathetic. Likewise some of the good guys are so complicated it's hard to be sure if ...more
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It's great and its free. Word of warning the start isn't necessarily the best, but once it gets off its feet its well worth it.
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