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The Hero Always Wins
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Shannon MacLeod
Dec 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I found Robert Eaton on Twitter and was intrigued by the description of his fantasy novel The Hero Always Wins. “Think Lord of the Rings, minus the songs and hobbits.”

I picked up a copy of it, settled back and started to read. I was caught up in the story within a page or two, firmly ensnared in Eaton’s fantasy world. I’m not going to write a detailed synopsis of the book, as I don’t want to give anything away. There are so many twists and turns to the story, some so unexpected I had to go back
M Todd Gallowglas
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is awesome. It's fun. It's exciting. It's a perfect blend of traditional fantasy mixed with modern sensibilities.

Robert Eaton unfolds THE HERO ALWAYS WINS brilliantly. He teases out the story, giving just the right information at the right time so that when the big secrets are revealed, I found myself blinking in surprise, somewhat ashamed that I didn't pick up on the twists and turns. He gives the reader all the information needed to predict many of these swerves ahead of time, but do
Lucinda Rose
Oct 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review of The Hero Always Wins by Robert Eaton

Never judge a book by its cover or by a really quick glance; initially the cover of Hero Always Wins reminded me of a romance novel, which is why it languished so long on the reading list. Oh, how wrong I was.

It was the perfect book to start my spring break reading fest. It keep me engaged while cuddled beneath the covers. Just what the doctor order, rest and recuperation with a side of adventure.

The tale begins with a young, prideful knight engaging
Jaleta Clegg
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was not the story I was expecting when I started it. I was rooting for Darcy, the knightly hero. I wasn't sure what to think of Arabella when she was introduced. And Brianna? This book is full of weird twists and turns and reversals that I didn't see coming.

If you're expecting the usual D&D campaign crossed with something sort of like the Shannara books, you're going to be disappointed. If you're looking for something very different but still high fantasy, this is a great read. I don't
Gerald Black
Dec 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Hero Always Wins

Author:Robert Eaton
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Date Published:
Recommended Age: 14+
Reviewed By: Gerald L. Black
Rating: 4
Purchased from Amazon for Kindle

The Knights of Leohrt are an order devoted to protecting the people from Warlocks and the Heathenlands. When his father is killed, Darcy Lionne becomes champion of the order, although he is still very weak in power. A series of murders involving the knights lead him to find the source of the ev
Peggy Bechko
Oct 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Was enticed into trying this book out and am delighted I was. Had it on my 'to read' list, but jumped the gun and went ahead and moved it to the head of the line.

A debut novel and a wild ride. Lots of twists and turns and the unexpected. Well written from beginning to end and far from predictable, I highly recommend The Hero Always Wins. A great high fantasy told with vivid realism, humor and suspense.

Eaton's characters are indeed likeable, sketched with detail and as another reviewer mentioned
Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
With a name like The Hero Always Wins, I went into it expecting a predictable adventure. Nothing could be further from the truth. From the first, page Eaton grabs your attention with a world that seems familiar and welcoming but, never the less, keeps you guessing at every turn. I can't remember a book that was harder to anticipate without using non sequitur curve balls.

It was quite a ride. I laughed out loud, and even read a few parts peering out from between my fingers. Eaton paints his chara
Gregory Close
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a fun book (a great value for the price), and the author shows a lot of potential, certainly in the realm of ideas. The magic system is one of the most imaginative, yet simple, systems I've read of late. There is a lot that can be done with the concept. However, the execution of the ideas could have used a little more polish through beta-readers and another pass by an editor, perhaps. Some of the world-building could have been expanded a bit, or expanded in less expositional ways (the ch ...more
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a pretty fast paced read; it starts off with great action of the swords-and-sorcery flavor and did not fall into any of the stereotypes I expected. The magic system feels unique, the characters are very colourful, and there are some delicious plot twists that caught me completely by surprise. I quite enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.
Nov 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
So with out giving too much away I can say I really enjoyed it with some different characters than you'd normally expect in a fantasy and nothing happening quite the way I though it would. With characters you feel for both good and bad.

The only bad thing is that just as I was really getting in to it, the book ended. I look forward to the next book in the series.
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Robert Eaton
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Mar 20, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition