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The Tattered Banner (Society of the Sword, #1) [NOOK Book]

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The Tattered Banner was featured on Buzzfeed's 12 Greatest Fantasy Books of 2013 in 8th place.

Unique talent always attracts attention…

In a world where magic is outlawed, ability with a sword is prized above all else. For Soren this means the chance to live out his dreams.

Plucked from a life of privation, he is given a coveted place at Ostenheim’s Academy of Swordsmanship, ...

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The Tattered Banner (Society of the Sword, #1)

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Overview

The Tattered Banner was featured on Buzzfeed's 12 Greatest Fantasy Books of 2013 in 8th place.

Unique talent always attracts attention…

In a world where magic is outlawed, ability with a sword is prized above all else. For Soren this means the chance to live out his dreams.

Plucked from a life of privation, he is given a coveted place at Ostenheim’s Academy of Swordsmanship, an opportunity beyond belief.

Opportunity is not always what it seems however, and gifts rarely come without conditions. Soren becomes an unwitting pawn in a game of intrigue and treachery that could cost him not just his dreams, but also his life.

The Tattered Banner (Society of the Sword Volume 1) is an epic fantasy novel of 124,000 words

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016482163
  • Publisher: Duncan Hamilton
  • Publication date: 6/27/2013
  • Series: Society of the Sword , #1
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 171,109
  • File size: 884 KB

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    Soren loves swordfighting. He grows up on the streets as a regul

    Soren loves swordfighting. He grows up on the streets as a regular kid, always watching the sword fights and wishing he’d become a famous swordman himself. After his sword skills are witnessed by a nobleman, who plucks him off the streets, Soren gets to go to Ostenheim’s Academy of Swordmanship, one of the most prestigious academies to learn sword fighting. The reader watches Soren grow from a boy into a man, honing his skills, and finding himself in sometimes impossible situations.

    Soren is an intriguing character. To say he goes through character development, would be an understatement. The first part of this book is definitely a coming-of-age story. We witness the growth from Soren from boy into man, and it’s very well done. His personality changes, his traits alter based on whatever life throws at him, and as a reader, we get to enjoy all that.

    Another side effect of the novel spanning so many years, is that the pace is relentlessly high. Sometimes we’re thrown smack in the middle of events. It doesn’t happen often that a novel makes me wish for a small break, time to take a sigh of relief, but it’s definitely the case here.

    The world grows along with the character, which was a good thing. Instead of overwhelming the reader with information about this fantasy world and its worldbuilding, we learn about Soren’s city first, then about the neighboring cities, then about the kingdom, etc. The more Soren grows, the more his world grows. Almost like in real life – for young kids, the world can be quite small, and the older you get, the larger the world becomes.

    The writing was very decent, and I enjoyed most, if not everything, about this book, from Soren’s journey to his personality development, to the world building. An excellent read if you’re in the mood for some fast-paced fantasy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Very readable. Interesting characters

    Good beginning to what seems to be a well thought out series. Can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Engrossing and entertaining

    After reading the free sample, I found myself wondering throughout the day what would happen next. I purchased the book and was not disappointed. It is peopled with interesting characters living in a fanciful world which reads as realistic. It was enjoyable to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Great debut novel. A 'ripping yarn' which kept me interested unt

    Great debut novel. A 'ripping yarn' which kept me interested until the end. I was sorry when it finished and look forward to the next volume.

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