Spark City: Book One of the Spark City Cycle
Erroh has a plan. A simple plan. It’ll never work.
Despite his family's warrior pedigree, he'd rather gamble and drink while living from one tavern to the next. But when his wanderings bring him upon a gruesome slaughter of innocents he is torn from carefree ways.
Spark City is on the horizon and with it the mysterious trials of The Cull. After a life spent rejecting his b...more
Characters that seem human, a gripping story that draws you in and won't let go and protagonists who have flaws, just like the rest of us.
If you read one fiction book this summer, this should be it !
Is this a love story, yes it is, but not like I have ever read before, when you get so frustrated with the book during the cull, don't stop, power through it just like the hero in the book, you won't regret it, book 2 where are you?
This books main character reminded me of General Maximus from Gladiator. Superhuman skill with a sword;a leader of men;devoted to friends and family and willing to go to any lengths to protect them. And like Maximus, this book beats the main character down in the process of building him up. There’s action in the book, but that’s not the focus. The focus is the main characters budding relationship with his new companion. It’s a romance of sorts, i ...more
The hook was slow to set. The beginning drug on and on.There wasn’t enough back story. The protagonist , in the beginning was underdeveloped. It took a 150 pages to get interesting.
The Cull was the best part of this story. It by far was the most interesting aspect of this story. This should have been looked into more. This should have been the hook.
I didn’t care for the bickering of the two love interests.
Like all of these novels, the villain makes the story. Unfortunately , there were t ...more
I overall ended up like the book. The main complaint o have is that, at certain points, hints of the future plot are flatly stated. It felt like it was for narrative effect, but I found it simply frustrating. However the main character grew on me, and I found the plot engaging, especially when he shifted to two viewpoint characters and the reader was left with less frustration over understanding things through the lens of a main hero who was ignorant of many things for the first ...more
Wow! The writing was top notch, the story a classic, the characters absolutely captivating. The interplay between Erroh and Lea was similar to that between Tiger and Del by Jennifer Roberson. That is rare, I have found. Bring on The March of Magnus. I simply cannot wait.
Wonderful. I hated the main character and was disgusted by his failings. Endearing. I continually chastised the decisions and clear lack of heroic resemblance. Wow. Darkly written and I could not stop reading. Simply well done!
This was an excellent job of writing. I must say I'm thoroughly impressed dwith this book, it does start out slow but once it gets moving it doesn't disappoint. I can't wait for the next book in this series.
It has all of the elements that you look for in a fantasy story: great characters, conflict, combat and culture/history but what sets this book apart are the romances interlaced throughout the story. One of the best I've read this year. Greatly looking forward to book two.
Robert’s first book is the titular installment of a four-part series, the Spark City series. It is his Magnum Opus. His second novel, The Seven, is a stand-alone novel due out in late 2 ...more