The Humming Blade

The Humming Blade

by Christopher Clark

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ISBN-13: 9781483447162
Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 866 KB

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The Humming Blade 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read. Well-written. Draws you in and doesn't let you go. Leaves you wanting more from this breakout author!
TheHungryMonster More than 1 year ago
In the beginning, everything seems normal. A normal young man, leading a normal life in a normal village. But Christopher Clark has plans for destroying the image of ‘normal’ in his tale The Humming Blade. We meet our protagonist, Wyatt Arden, as he wakes from a dream that seems more like a premonition than anything else. He stumbles out of bed to go about his normal day only to have his entire life turn upside down before the night is even over. He’ll soon learn he’s not so normal and that his entire life and history is more fantastical than any tale he has ever read before. Our young farm boy who has grown up with a single mother learns that you can never assume that life is what you already know; there is so much more to learn. Clark writes in a fashion that is very easy to read and understand while being engaging and almost poetic. The words flow on the screen in such a way that not even the dialogue seems choppy. His descriptions are fantastic and truly draw the reader in the world he has created. Clark slowly builds his world without drawing anything out longer than it needs to be. Explanations are placed accordingly and nothing seems forced or useless. The introduction of Wyatt and his life on the farm is simple and careful. He doesn’t over embellish anything and doesn’t confuse readers by giving them too much information at once. The narrative is broken up nicely between what is occurring the in the present of the story and the past of the world as well. Without drawing anything out, Wyatt learns quite quickly that the simple life he thought he has is anything but. After his best friend leaves for military duty and Wyatt is feeling a bit bogged down by responsibility to the farm and his mother, he is thrust into the center of a typical fantasy-adventure plot. He finds a magic sword, a talking, slightly invisible cat, discovers that his lineage is not what he thought it was and that he possesses incredible power that has been hidden from him. These are necessary in Clark’s fantasy story and while they are stereotypical, nothing feels forced or overdone. After Wyatt learns that the friendly village blacksmith has a more intimate connection to him than he initially thought his entire world literally goes up in smoke and Wyatt is faced with a journey of self-discovery. This journey holds not only his future, but the future of his world in the balance as Wyatt uncovers more truths than he cares to. The ending is slightly abrupt with a big reveal and no indication whether the story is going to continue. That aside, the book is a well done stand-alone as other questions are neatly wrapped up and answered. Clark knows his craft and has delivered a satisfying ending. Hopefully he decides to delve once more into the world of The Humming Blade and give us a final answer on the surprising plot twist he left us with. Readers who are looking for a fun adventure filled with interesting world development and exploration of the foundations of the world itself will not be disappointed with this tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the best of the fantasy genre (I.e, displays of magical prowess, sarcastic cats, lightning battles, evil necromancers) combined with witty dialogue and an original plot. In my opinion, a spectacular debut novel. You'll want to sit around in a silently group of riveted nerdy friendship s and read it together. If you're at all into fantasy or fiction, don't miss it. If you love historical biographies, leave the dragons to the rest of us. YES THERE IS A DRAGON. Read it
Ellagt146 More than 1 year ago