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The Dead Sky Order

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The Lower Realm protect their land fiercely. Across the river live the Dead Sky Order. Assisted by Ka-Guardians from beyond the Frozen Sky, they invade.

Banished to Icesea, Ores witnesses the violent attack, so he seeks the help of a Solchampion. The officers have more wealth, freedom and authority than most. Llancer is in this special band of soldiers, but he is on his Fin
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Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Published October 28th 2018 by Timothy John Murphy
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T.C. Michael
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Dead Sky Order has many things going for it. First, and maybe most importantly is the unique fantasy world - its somewhat dark and grim, but the sky is frozen and there's a separate region where the dark and sickly have to be separated from the rest of society. There's a sense of quest, and inn owner, a character with amazing abilities, warriors, and nature full of dangers. Next, the characters are unique on their own. They've adjusted to the harsh reality of their world - the only one they ...more
Jay Saph
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Fans of high fantasy might enjoy 'The Dead Sky Order". It's certainly a complex tale with numerous factions and orders in conflict. There's intertwined storylines set in backdrop of a medieval-like setting. The author's writing is pretty decent, as far as I saw. The descriptions of the landscape and scenery were captivating in places. Every chapter also seemed to be packed with action with some blood curdling language i.e. bones snapping, bruising, aches and pains and gritted teeth.
The main issu
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Phillip Murrell
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
A skirmisher's delight

I am a fan of dark and grimdark fantasies. The Dead Sky Order mostly scratched this itch. It has plenty of intimate fights, but we focus on small groups of survivors, so we never get what I'd call an epic battle. Still, the characters we get were well written. The epilogue promises more, but taken in a refreshing new direction. The rest of my review will contain mild spoilers.

The Good.
The world has a quarantine for infected people. The prejudices from each side are well rep
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Daryl Anderson
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Somewhere in space and time, the people of the Frozen Sky are threatened by raiders, hordes of plague victims and the mysterious and seemingly all-powerful Ka-Guardians. The Dead Sky Order is the story of their fight for survival.

In this hierarchical feudal society, people are divided into classes. The common people are mostly merchants and innkeepers. They are protected by the Solchampions, an elite group of warriors that reminded me of the medieval Knights Templars. Assisting the Solchampions
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Christopher Jessulat
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dead Sky Order is a familiar take on dystopian fiction, but a good read nonetheless, especially if you are a fan of the genre. Where it shines is in the characters and the flow between chapters; I personally felt each section was ended on a positive note, a new reveal that both furthered the story at a respectable clip as well as gave you that "one more chapter..." feeling that is hard to describe (but you probably know it well).

Where it fell down a bit for me was in the language. Not a persiste
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Isaac Nasri
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
The plot, to abridge detail, involves a sect, known as the Lower Realm, at war with a nefarious faction, Dead Sky Order, that is determined to eradicate them. The story shifts from multiple characters point of view and with each chapter preceding the other, readers are able to feel a sense of reliability with them and their struggles. Though I tend to read science fiction, I was intrigued by the story’s setting and character development. Dialogue didn’t feel unnatural, since it open reader’s eye ...more
Tynea Lewis
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Dead Sky Order is the telling of a turning point on a faraway planet. Beneath the revered Frozen Sky, an unstable kingdom terrorized by wolves and raiders alike turns to a handful of sworn warriors, the Solchampions, to protect them from oncoming threats. A river divides the sick from the well in a land plagued with an unstoppably contagious disease. Told from the perspective of several of the land’s last defenders, The Dead Sky Order chronicles the last fight of a lowly soldier, a warrior s ...more
LitPick Book Reviews
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Dead Sky Order is a dystopian novel about The Lower Realm fighting to keep their territory safe from The Dead Sky Order who threatens to invade their side of the river that divides them. Each chapter features a different character’s perspective. There’s Ores, the banished warrior; Llancer, The Solchampion embarking on his final quest; Kalla, the owner of an inn and mother of Samar, a girl who shares extraordinary abilities with her “brother,” Jenk; and others who are willing to sacrifice the ...more
Sara Thompson
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great writing. Realistic and multifaceted characters in an original and well-developed world. A gripping and original storyline that keeps you interested until the end. I’m looking forward to a sequel!
S.D. Reeves
Jun 26, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

A book, like most things, is the sum of its parts. Good stories can make mediocre novels, just as a great joke can be bogged down by the performance. It is all in the details - the timing, execution, etc. And there are many degrees of separation between ratings; the more missed queues, the worse the overall experience is. Even if the core of the creation is a solid piece of work. The Dead Sky Order is a good example of this; a great story cut to death by many niggling issues.

In this dy
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Tristen Kozinski
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Actual rating 3.5

I am in two minds for the Dead Sky Order, which reflects in my rating. The novel boasts numerous interesting concepts and interactions and a unique world, but struggles with stilted prose (most of it during the initial sections) and insufficient descriptions that left me uncertain of what exactly was transpiring and what the author wanted me to see or feel. (the prose is similar to the synopsis', so if you have no qualms with then you should be fine with the book's writing style
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Laura Smith
Jun 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
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