When his home is destroyed by a jarock Alwyn, a potboy from Green Delving, is stuck on the wrong side of the mountains with a band of mercenaries, a twelve year old ogre and with the ghost of an insane ancient dwarven slayer, Thorgrim Ironarm, haunting his head.In the capital city of Rhull a princess goes missing and Marius Rectus, a lowly deputy sheriff and his loyal dog,When his home is destroyed by a jarock Alwyn, a potboy from Green Delving, is stuck on the wrong side of the mountains with a band of mercenaries, a twelve year old ogre and with the ghost of an insane ancient dwarven slayer, Thorgrim Ironarm, haunting his head.In the capital city of Rhull a princess goes missing and Marius Rectus, a lowly deputy sheriff and his loyal dog, Boot, are sent to find her, unaware that someone has been sent to find them too.Alwyn and Marius must adventure from different ends of the Empire to take home an ogre, rescue a princess who doesn't want rescuing and prevent a blood thirsty necromancer and a highly placed traitor from plunging the Empire of Albian into civil war and, with luck, rid Alwyn of the insane Thorgrim Ironarm....
|Title||:||the long way home thorgrim ironarm 1|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||472 Pages|
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the long way home thorgrim ironarm 1 Reviews
Stumbled across this and its two sequels for free and was pleasantly surprised. Some rough spots that would have been helped by an editor (biggest thing I remember is there was an emerald that would be described periodically as red). Basically a fantasy tale with a motley group of characters on an adventure and ultimately a quest, mostly centering around a boy (Alwin) who's managed to saddle himself with the soul of a very angry dwarf named Thorgrim Ironarm, who occasionally takes over and beats the bejeezus out of everything in his way with his golden axe (very handy when you're accosted by goblins and other nasties). It's a pretty well conceived and executed story and really keeps all the threads pretty well together, considering they seem to travel all over the known world and tie the diverse group together in the end. I've seen better known authors pad stories to the point of inanity (GoT, anyone?), but that's not a problem here. At three books, this had little that was superfluous and didn't drag out unnecessarily. There are a lot of subplots and they all seem wrapped up at the end. Like the characters in the story, you're glad to see things resolved, but a little sad to part ways. It's a recognizable genre, yet fairly original. Have tried some of Blake's other titles (totally different, save for the element of magick) and was pleased to find them equally enjoyable. Living largely on freebie eBooks, this is indeed a rarity.
Like many of my favourite reads over the years, I discovered PD Blake’s The Long Way Home by accident. And I’m so glad I did. Armed with my new Kindle, I waded into the kind of book that took me back to the adventures I’d lapped up as a teenager.Blake’s epic fantasy reads like sword and sorcery, in the sense that it’s full of close-in camera views and beautifully executed character arcs. But the overall story is told through multiple strands which begin to combine about 60% of the way through. These strands are each facinating and fun. And none less than the central strand of Alwyn and his dwarven possessor Thorgrim Ironarm. Ironarm is one of those characters who isn’t laboured and doesn’t need to be, expertly drawn and fun to read about. Each time a hint of danger was in the air, I got my hopes up that Ironarm would reappear to swing that axe and laugh maniacally.Apart from the occasional punctuation error (which seems a common feature of eBooks), The Long Way Home is a flawless novel, one of the few I’d award 5 stars out of 5. His richly drawn characters made me smile and his world building original. If you liked the Wheel of Time novels, you’ll like this more! It’s available on Smashwords in pretty much any format you desire.Looking forward to the next in the series.