Ragged Heroes: An Epic Military Fantasy Novel (The Silent Champions Book 5)
The Deadheads. A ragtag band of disgraced soldiers, killers saved from the gallows, and recruits too inept to hold the shield wall. They are the dregs of the Legion of Heroes.
Duvain and Endyn are no exception. A giant with a terrible secret and his weak, incapable brother, they are barely competent enough to...more
I have read other books by the author, Andy Peloquin, and I always enjoy them. He always manages to add some new ingredient into each one of them.
Even though this book was predominantly about war and suffering, Mr. Peloquin managed to inject love and strength into it to great affect. Not just the physical types, but the type of love between colleagues, friends and family.
His characters are always deeply flawed or downright horrible. ...more
This a military fantasy that is told from a group of legionnaires called "The Deadheads ". These are the outcasts, the veteran soldiers that have been there done that. This is a kickass book! Following orders to march and protect allies that really can't stand them and speak a language that only few know...they've been "blessed" by the presence of a Royal pain in ass know it all.
Little do they know they go up against an enemy of giant barbarians the number in the ...more
Beginning with their enlistment the book follows them through forced marches, trainings, battles, and loads of character development. Be prepared for long stretches of time where you tell yourself, "just one more chapter."
The book has the attention to military detail and grounded ...more
There's plenty of action, too - although the book starts quietly and is chiefly about the integration of Duvain and Endyn into their new company, the finale more than makes up for any slowness in the early chapters. ...more