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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 June 24, 2012

    Excellent read

    I wasn't sure I was going to like this when I picked it up. Sumto just makes you want to keep buying the next one and hoping there's more. The story draws you in, and keeps you wanting to return everytime you put it down. I immediately brought the two other books in the series and am hoping Chris Northern continues the story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    avidfantasyreader

    660 pages. Exception read. Privaleged nobility brat, forced by his drunken behavior, to join the military, and becomes the reluctent hero. Very good new spin on an old theme. Highly recommend, as has quite a few funny parts.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Jeeves and Wooster

    This book starts off like a comedy, a kind of fantasy Jeeves and Wooster and though it rapidly becomes more serious - parts of Sumto's private musings remind me of Terry Goodkind and the Sword of Truth - the comedy element returns. The scenes where Sumto is drunk (not by choice) much of the time made me laugh out loud several times.

    It struck me that Sumto is just a man of his society, a kind of hale I, Claudius, doing the best he can.

    I love the magic system used, and the spirit magic practiced by shamans and priests and hope to see the resulting themes developed in later works. It's wide open to a series.

    All in all I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Good Book

    Good book. The character development was good and the action realistic. I enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Good read

    Took a little bit to get going but its got good laughs and not your typical hero.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2012

    I feel that this series is a well done story of a privileged you

    I feel that this series is a well done story of a privileged young man wasting his life and attempting to evade responsibility. We get to watch him evolve, mostly against his will, into a true leader and respected man. Fun to read, interesting and just the right amount of humor to make it worth the time. The first one hooked me and I wish the series were several books longer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2014

    pleasantly surprised! i was looking for some new authors to read

    pleasantly surprised! i was looking for some new authors to read and was recommended this to read. can't wait to finish the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Please check you're usage of phrases

    TO THE AUTHOR:
    I am only partly through the read and enjoy it. However, someone needs to bring to your attention the use of phrases that just don't
    work in this context IMHO. "Sapphire killed the slave, then split".
    Split?? Really? C'mon, the stories better than that!!
    OK, I'm done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Talent

    Clearly a novice wfriter, with thr occasional misspellig and theg use of modern mstaphors in a fantasy world. But the author clearly has a lot of talent in creating an engaging read. Well done.

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