This Crooked Way

This Crooked Way

by James Enge
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This Crooked Way 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
pernicious More than 1 year ago
I have picked this book up after reading the blood of ambrose, didnt really see anything else that grabed my attention at the time ( i guess) but after trying to read it after putting it down time and again I keep coming back and checking amazons review's on this book.... I just dont see the stars and good ratings this book is getting, has a great plot and character but just dose not follow any path i like to follow, the writing I find is somehow lacking in every way, I still have not finished this book but only because I keep putting it down bored ,an again wondering why people are liking this writing, the storys are bland, the magic is ...I dont have any idea where the magic comes from its just there' maybe I have just read too many great books in my opinion that this one just falls so short in compairison that I cant give it a far chance but as far I have read... well I dont think I will ever finish it.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After his failures and defeat (see BLOOD OF AMBROSE) enchanter Morlock Ambosius flees on his horse Velox; he hopes to buy time to regroup and try again. Instead a stone beast attacks the enchanter and his steed. Morlock survives, but Velox vanishes. Morlock searches for his horse while heading to Sarkunden where he runs into the Sorcerer Slash who says to call him Charis before pleadings with Morlock to help him; the enchanter reluctantly agrees to do so. On his quest he meets new allies, who initially fear the legend, but as they get to know him befriend him. This is an exciting fantasy that focuses on the meandering travels and dialogue of an exiled enchanter and the associates he meets on his crooked trek towards and into the Kirach Kund where the Khroi rule by killing outsiders. Those people the protagonist meets on his dangerous journey tell much of the tale as they relate their initial fear and dread of the aloof unflustered enchanter but become friends with him once they discover his human flaws make him more like them than the frightening superior being they expected to encounter. Thus his quest is clearly humanized by the secondary cast. Although the climax is relatively smaller and much diminished in comparison to the roar of THE BLOOD OF AMBROSE, fans will relish the second saga as the well written character driven THIS CROOKED WAY comes across as a deeper look into the lives of wizards, sorcerers, and one particular enchanter. Harriet Klausner