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The Armored Saint by Myke Cole
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Myke Cole is best known for his military sci-fi, so his foray into fantasy was kind of a given. And I haven’t read his military sci-fi stuff yet, but the sort of matter-of-fact way military sci-fi tends to operate gets carried over to the fantasy realm with this one and… yeah, it was a bit of a miss.

This is more my problem than the book’s problem – the worldbuilding is minimal, the characters are just kind of there doing whatever is required of what’s happening, and the book just completely failed to engage me. I fully respect that I might not be the target audience here, but I had expectations that ultimately weren’t met here. I can say for sure that if you’re looking for high fantasy, this won’t be it.
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Reading Progress

September 22, 2017 – Started Reading
September 22, 2017 – Shelved
September 22, 2017 – Shelved as: books-i-own-on-kindle
September 22, 2017 – Shelved as: arcs-manuscripts
September 22, 2017 – Shelved as: netgalley-edition
September 25, 2017 – Finished Reading
October 4, 2017 – Shelved as: read-fantasy-and-horror

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Chip Huh. Interesting - wouldn't have expected us to have such a divergent view re this. The worldbuilding, certainly, isn't of the GRRM/Sanderson/Malaznan etc. 600+ page this is only one of a massive series of books style - but that spareness was appealing to me. Left only the core characters and story, which to me was a welcome change. And, re that, I thought the characters and story (including some, to me, highly unexpected plot twists) were more than adequately strong for a mere 200 page book.

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