James Silke î 1 DOWNLOADCenery and the occasional odd sexual metaphor or description but t s well executed cheesy fantasy Last of the seriesNot a bad close for tA coming war and castle siegeThe main characters back together againPlenty of battles and mayhemNot all things are tied up or answeredKind of some hope t may continueItems there that t could have storiesStill decent close here I am not disappointed a single bit Each tome has Annie and the Outlaw its ownnterests and peaks All ANNIE AND THE PRINCE in all that series lived upts promises I just wish there was t could go on for a few books and I would be definitely buying them
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#t want to #want to on one Suffice to say I read the first three many moons ago and found them enjoyable enough I remember uitting this one about half way through for reasons I cannot remember Jump forward some 27 years later and I finally have another copy n my hand and decide to give A Christmas Affair it a goIt s dull All the bat st crazydeas and pulp fire gusto that made the first three worthwhile had been driven out by the standard Tor Books High Fantasy style of writing The sort of writing then being popularised by Robert Jordan that ultimately helped crush the field of sword sorcery under weighty tomes of churned out fantasy soap operas Gath of Baal the Death Dealer hardly lifts a finger for the first half of the book Instead we are drawn nto James Silke s obsessional world of travelling players and troubadours Characters that would not seem out of place n a DRAGONLANCE novel take centre stage "Death Dealer far from dealing carnage right left and centre roaring his challenge under blood soaked sk. Evil sorceress ueen "Dealer far from dealing carnage right left and centre roaring his challenge under blood soaked sk. Evil sorceress ueen who wears the mantle of the Black Veshta seeks the Jewels of Light and the ,
Ies The Apple Orchard is left skulkingn the wings like some forgotten understudy Chapter after chapter deals alternately with the perversions of the central villainess and the purity of the virginial heroine who When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son is sonsipid as to not draw sympathy from the reader but rolling eyes On with the show I cry from the gallery But to no avail alas The action when t finally does come s anti climatic and drawn out Is t possible to yawn during a siege melee that nvolves archers and demonically possessed savages Well this reader
did Coming to the end of the novel I threw the bookComing to the end of the novel I threw the book on the table with a huge sigh of relief After this there was no Death Dealer There huge sigh of relief After this there was no Death Dealer There no need There was no need for another Robert Jordan at Tor Books I can get behind terrible B movie plots and whatnot they re ridiculous and fun But really Evil woman s black and tribal and enjoys being raped for 5 pages I know this was written n the 70 s but nothing about Frank Frazetta s art says hey women like rape It didn t then and t doesn t now There were occasions when the author s word choice
Was Hilariously Bad And Ihilariously bad and I entertained by that but otherwise this was basically someone s terrible jack off fantasy This was fourth n a series of books based on Frank Frazetta s painting of Death Dealer There are 4 n the series and all have covers featuring the Death Dealer characterI had very high hopes for these and they didn t uite live up to what I hoped for but that s not the author s fault They were n general pretty good with an ntersting character and a lot of bloody good fighting You don t have the will to defeat Eath of the mortal host of the White Veshta Robin Lakehair the beloved of Gath of Baal the Death Deale. It was a romance novel written for guys In this fourth book n the Death Dealer Series Gath decides to return to Robin and the Grillards But the nymph ueen Tiyy the Black Veshta s also seeking Robin who now carries the power of the White Veshta And Tiyy has an army at her back At a gathering of travelling performers n Whitetree Castle Brown John
intends to reveal Robin as the White Veshta But his plans goto reveal Robin as the White Veshta But his plans go when the castle s attacked by Tiyy and
her army There s plenty of excitement n this book and thearmy There s plenty of excitement n this book and the scenes are epic as always n this series Tiyy and Robin are kind of one dimensional as characters I don t see Robin growing up any as the series progresses Gath Tom Waits - Mule Variations is of course an awesome killing machine I love his battle scenes But his character has grown some from the man Robin found living undergroundn book one He doesn t just slash his way through the enemies this time he has a few clever tricks as well And his devotion to Robin s touching All n all I think this one s the best of the four Very nice last book n the series The writer wraps up the story line well and leaves open the possibility of a next book Overall the Death Dealer series as a good fantasy series with a nice world concept I would like to see how this writer does with a concept all his own Recommended This s actually good and not n a so bad t s good way There s some character growth the stakes feel real and significant and Gath has to think and work with others nstead of just hitting problems with his axe harder to solve them It s still cheesy fantasy with villains who chew ALL the Refugees flee to the castle of Whitetree where t s foretold the White Veshta will rise again But the.