Kethol--The pretty fellow, a long and lanky redhead with an easy smile and an easygoing attitude that his clever eyes deny. He is quick with a quick...and quicker with a sword.
Durine--The big man, a head taller than most and twice as wide, built like a barrel, with a loyal heart and hands too thick to use anything more delicate than an ax handle.
Pirojil--The ugly one, his face heavy-jawed, with an eye ridge that would mark him as a Neanderthal only to the most gracious. But looks deceive, and his might be the rarest gift of all.
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis they're not.
About the Author
Joel Rosenberg is the author of the best-selling Guardians of the Flame books as well as the D'Shai and Keepers of the Hidden Ways series. He resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Home Front is the first in his Ernest "Sparky" Hemingway mysteries, a delightful new series with a wonderfully quirky character set in the land of the Cohen Brothers' Fargo.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although Steven Brust's Pheonix Guards and Five Hundred Years After are not exactly a parody of Dumas, as this book explicitly attempts to be, they're funnier, better written, more gripping, and set in a more interesting world. Also, the style and tone of the books is far closer to Dumas than 'Not Exactly...' manages to be.
This Guardians of Flame novel wasn't all that bad as a book itself. However, the first 5 books were excellent. They had excellent characterization, well developed story lines, superb action, and much intrigue. They made me want to read more. Then came the next 2 which dragged on and needed help. Now this last one leaves the whole of the first 5 behind. Where is rosenberg headed with this book. As with the last two The Road to Ehevenor and The Road Home this book is filling space that is not there. We barely heard from the charcters who became part of our hearts. Joel need to answer some question in the previous books. When is Karl gonna meet Arta Myrdan again. (He is supposed to meet him twice and only meets him once.) Where is Jason and what is he doing? What about Ahira? When will Lou be unleashed on the world? What about the sword? Please return to the story that made The Guardians of Flame great.