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The Last Kings Amulet

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

A hero I can relate to!

The main character is a born nobleman and a slothful, gambling bum. He owes money to friends and family as well as professionals in a society clearly based on ancient Rome. It's a nice idea, the city has magic and no one else does, and magic is restricted by punitive la...
The main character is a born nobleman and a slothful, gambling bum. He owes money to friends and family as well as professionals in a society clearly based on ancient Rome. It's a nice idea, the city has magic and no one else does, and magic is restricted by punitive laws to the nobility who use their power for theor own advancement.

Our hero would rather read a good book and sip some fine wines than set foot on the course of honors - measning first some years of military service. He is clearly the kind of man who takes the path of least resistance and when pushed he joins up, as an officer (of course, he is a noble after all). On route he grows into the role, aided by his slave and an agent named Sapphire.

What he thought would be a small and easy campaign turns into a much larger and more destructive theater of war, and Sumto comes face to face with Necromacers from the north who make everything personal.

The scene where Sapphire and Sumto's girl come and break him out of prison hqad me in stitches and I really can't say more ... spoilers.

I have to say I read this in a day and it's been a long time since that happened. It's a great book.

posted by Elric-fan on January 1, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

I haven't read the book yet, not sure if i will... even the syno

I haven't read the book yet, not sure if i will... even the synopsis has a misuse of vocabulary unless the author really wants us to think that the main character is fat (what corpulent means). I'm not a grammar Nazi but I want the sentences to make sense!

posted by -Kai- on May 9, 2012

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    I haven't read the book yet, not sure if i will... even the syno

    I haven't read the book yet, not sure if i will... even the synopsis has a misuse of vocabulary unless the author really wants us to think that the main character is fat (what corpulent means). I'm not a grammar Nazi but I want the sentences to make sense!

    9 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Nice title

    Very thin book that needs fleshing out.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Ok

    It was an ok book. It really didn't grab my attention in the first chapter. I had to push through to finish.

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    Posted August 23, 2012

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