Saturday, 1 March 2014
The Fell Sword - Miles Cameron
The Traitor Son Cycle is a fantasy of epic proportions about a mercenary company and their Captain, who are much like a merry band of outlaws, but with heavy armour instead of tights. It’s fair to say the book is packed with characters who are larger than life, easy to like, and do their best to enjoy life while it lasts. The Captain is the strong silent type, who is always one step ahead of everyone else. What makes him somewhat unusual is that he is both a warrior and a mage, almost like Harry Dresden and Nine Fingers rolled into one.
The world building is catching as well with its man vs nature setting. Luckily, both sides are as fond of fighting themselves as their sworn enemies. Miles Cameron adds his own touch by inventing a few races of his own, but also throws in the odd troll and giant into the mix for familiarity.
In The Fell Sword the emperor is kidnapped, but only just after he has hired the company, and the Captain is quickly on the case. He will need both his cunning and formidable magical capabilities to win this one though as he is up against more than one foe this time.
The Fell Sword will stay with me for a long time.