The Thousand Names

The Thousand Names

by Django Wexler
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The Thousand Names 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. The two protagonists were likable and relatable, and the author kept me guessing about the motives and nature of the important secondary characters. I liked the fact that it's a fantasy novel set in a secondary world that's at approximately the same level technologically as the early 19th century. So many fantasy novels are set in worlds that seem to be perpetually stuck in a world where no one has discovered gunpowder, in spite of the presence of other social and technological marvels that put them well ahead of the early middle ages. The world and magic are interesting, and this first novel reaches a satisfactory conclusion for the characters, though it's very clear that more is coming. Some of the difficulties I had with the book were probably related to its being by a new author who is still trying to settle on a voice or narrative style. It started out feeling very omniscient, with a narrative voice that felt external to the characters and situation, though it didn't wander away from the perspective of the two main characters. As the story progressed, however, it started to feel more like limited third, with the knowledge, attitudes and observations stemming from the pov character, but still with a voice that felt more external than character derived. This was a bit disorienting, though it's not an uncommon approach in fantasy. The other issue I had was that it felt a bit like a stereotyped British or European style culture against the desert people. I think the author was attempting to make their religioun unique so they didn't feel like Bedouin knock offs, and to make it clear that the Khandari were a complex and non monolithic culture, and I think he succeeded. But the colonial north versus the desert folks did have a bit of that vibe. Still, I want to read the rest of the books in this series, and I think Wexler is an interesting and promising new fantasy talent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story flowed like water, characters were presented and developed wonderfully. Thank you for a great story and happily awaiting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story and chracters. Lots of action and an easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not write reviews.  However this novel was quote different than many of the sic fi novels I have read.  It was exciting and refreshing.  I could not wait for the second novel to arrive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptional fantasy. Well developed characters with just enough mystery in their backgrounds to make you want more. Set in a world reminiscent of 1900 British colonialism with a twist. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books of the last few years. An extremely engrossing read i cant wait for the rest of the series.
Amy_Jo 7 months ago
The characters and setting for this book are great. It didn't get too bogged down in military jargon and was enjoyable throughout. From here, the series really expands greatly and evolves into something different so if this wasn't 100% your cup of tea, don't try the next book and see if you get hooked in. The magic system in this series is very interesting and plays a bigger role as the series progresses. I finished all four published books over the course of a month and they aren't exactly short!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Great read with a touch of humor
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I am glad I came to this series late. I have the next three books in the series waiting.
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Liked it
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Valinor More than 1 year ago
Great read.
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I really enjoyed this book! I thought the characters were great and the story was interesting. I'm looking forward to the next book.