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Eternal Knight

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    For Fans of The Hunger Games Trilogy

    From the first page, Eternal Knight grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go. Heppe's first effort is captivating, complex, and intelligent. Unlike many fantasy novels, Heppe sticks to the rules he puts in place for his universe and fully develops its vast cast. The battles are epic, the creatures intriguing and the love storyline doesn't steal the show.

    A must read. Now only if the second and third books in this planned trilogy were already written and published!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    Unbelievable... and not just because I know him!

    Knowing the author made this book even more incredible than it already is; when I purchased the book, I expected the more or less a fantastic adventure (as a genre not adjective) with a twist or two that is to be expected with any author. However, Eternal Knight is more than that. The entire book takes on a life that too many books fail to create, with everything from characterization to setting and more minor details like pacing, style, etc.
    I was really really impressed (to the point I'm writing a review, without any incentive other than to get people to read this) and personally it's one of my new favorite books. I think some the greatest aspects of this book are a credit to the author: a man who understands combat, loves military and non-military history, and understands the most dismal of sciences (in a good way). His depictions of combat rival that of military historians while his ability to convey the "real" world through words puts Adam Smith to shame.
    This book isn't perfect. That's true, but nothing ever is, and while I would have liked more description at some points and a longer build to the climax (not to mention a longer resolution) most of the criticism stems from my disappointment that I already finished the book and have to wait until the next one is written.
    All in all, read the book! Matt Heppe is a fantastic author who needs the support to continue to writing books like this and hopefully this review gets at least one person to buy it, read it, and pass on the word, because then I'd have done my part.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    A Good Book Alert Review

    One of my favorite things about this book is that it starts with action, allowing the reader to experience the rich, dynamic world the author has created while learning about the characters and their history as the story unfolds. Hadde is a willful and charming main character who stays true to herself throughout the story. She's not the type to sit back and let others take care of things. On occasion, her stubbornness and naivety of life outside the forest get her into trouble, but her instincts and skill with a bow make her a formidable opponent to any who challenge her. As a huntress, Hadde must provide for the people of her village-a task that has become near impossible as the wasting spreads leaving nothing left to hunt. A mysterious discovery sparks in her a glimmer of hope that it may not be too late for the people of Long Meadow. Determined to find a way to protect them, she sets out on a journey to seek aid from King Boradin of Salador. The story became a real page-turner early on when she encounters Earl Waltas and Sir Nidon, assisting them in a fight against a shared enemy. "No good deed goes unpunished" is a lesson Hadde soon learns while in their company. Seen by the nobles as a wild woman who doesn't know her place, and treated as such, exposes her vulnerability and sets the tone for upcoming obstacles she will face while traveling in harsh foreign lands ravaged by the wasting. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going, the plot would twist and turn in ways I never saw coming. I empathized with Hadde's struggles, cheered for her victories, and felt the anguish of her failures. Eternal Knight has none of your typical fantasy creatures, such as elves, dwarves, and the like, however if you enjoy vibrant fantasy settings, strong, sympathetic characters, and a hint of magic, then I recommend you give this book a try.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Awesome read

    Loved it......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Good read!

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    To hunger games

    #team Kattniss

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2011

    Captivating!

    I could not put this book down! Can't wait for the sequel and hopefully more reads after!

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Loved this Book!

    I enjoyed this book from start to finish. It is hard to believe that such well developed characters and original plot are from the imagination of a previously unpublished author. I sincerely hope Matt Heppe is working on the sequel, I want to spend more time with Hadde!

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