Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review of Whingeblade by Nicholas J Ordinans

Soonar is the last of the lion-eagles and Nowan, the prince who must save her. But he doesn't really want to. He hates responsibility and his demonsword ‘Whingeblade’ would rather soak in hot oil than do any actual work. But, there is no-one else. This tale is about growing up, loyalty to friends and facing life’s challenges. Nothing new, but the true things about life do not change just because the times do. Every generation must pass on its tales to the next to try and ensure that the chain of good things is never completely broken.

3 stars

Whingeblade is a book that has a familiar, but good premise.  A young man from a family of means is forced to the life of a roving mercenary and is given an epic quest from the gods.

There are some aspects of the book that I really enjoyed.  The inclusion of a demon blade was pretty cool and it's personality added a bit to the party.  Also the griffin like character Soo-Nar was a great addition to the party.  The main thing that didn't really do it for me in the book was the static nature of the characters.  It didn't really seem like any of them changed or grew through the story.  Nicholas Ordinans shows promise as an author and I hope to see some more development as he continues to write.

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to check it out, Scott. Much appreciated.