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ISBN: 1616142464
Author: Tim Akers
Language: English
Publisher: Pyr (November 30, 2010)
Pages: 269
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 467
Size Fb2: 1364 kb
Size ePub: 1666 kb
Size Djvu: 1609 kb
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To my own Bloody Jennifer, who fights like a girl. hey came for us one at a time, came to kill the last servants of the dead god Morgan.

To my own Bloody Jennifer, who fights like a girl. We go to seek the aid of our godbrother. Only Elders of the Fist and Paladins may attend. Among the Elders, Simeon was busy, Tomas and Elias are napping, and Isabel cannot be more than ten steps from her library, for fear that one of her books go unread. I saw Tomas, just before we left. Barnabas nodded absently.

Tim Akers was born in deeply rural North Carolina, the only son of a theologian. See if your friends have read any of Tim Akers's books. Tim Akers’s Followers (114).

Inside it was hot and crowded, everything painted a dull, chipped white, the paint applied sloppily and thick. The air smelled like kitchen cleaner ere told there was no news

Inside it was hot and crowded, everything painted a dull, chipped white, the paint applied sloppily and thick. The air smelled like kitchen cleaner ere told there was no news. We checked in with headquarters. A runner came from the Strength, specifically to tell us that there was no news. The Fratriarch of the Cult of Morgan was missing, and no one knew anything more than that.

Tim Akers, author of the acclaimed Burn Cycle series, introduces readers to a mystical world where men can become gods . Tim Akers was born in rural North Carolina, the only son of a theologian. He moved to Chicago for college, where he lives with his wife and their German shepherd.

Tim Akers, author of the acclaimed Burn Cycle series, introduces readers to a mystical world where men can become gods, and gods can become murderers. A complex steampunk world. He splits his time between databases and fountain pens. You can visit Tim’s Web site at shadoth.

Publication date: 2010. Eva Forge is the last paladin of a dead God. Morgan, God of battle and champion of the Fraterdom, was assassinated by his jealous brother, Amon. Over time, the Cult of Morgan has been surpassed by other gods, his blessings ignored in favor of brighter technologies and more mechanical miracles. Eva was the last child dedicated to the Cult of Morgan, forsaken by her parents and forgotten by her family. Now she watches as her new family, her Cult, crumbles all around.

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Eva Forge is the last paladin of a dead God. Dead of Veridon bc-2. The Horns of Ruin s-9. Tim Akers. A solidly created world, populated with magic, action and adventur. e haven’t come across such a refreshing take on multiple sci-fi and fantasy forms in a while.

From the compelling opening sentence to the last, The Horns of Ruin is much like its protagonist: powerful, relentless and impossible to ignore. When humanity ascended, there were three gods. Tim Akers, author of the acclaimed Burn Cycle series, introduces readers to a mystical world where men can become gods, and gods can become murderers.

Eva Forge is the last paladin of a dead god. Morgan, god of battle and champion of the Fraterdom, was assassinated by his jealous brother, Amon. Over time, the Cult of Morgan has been surpassed by other gods, his blessings ignored in favor of brighter technologies and more mechanical miracles. Eva was the last child dedicated to the Cult of Morgan, forsaken by her parents and forgotten by her family. Now she watches as her new family, her Cult, crumbles all around her.When a series of kidnappings and murders makes it clear that someone is trying to hasten the death of the Cult of Morgan, Eva must seek out unexpected allies and unwelcome answers in the city of Ash. But will she be able to save the city from a growing conspiracy, one that reaches back to her childhood, even back to the murder of her god?

Comments:

Fordregelv
Love this! I profoundly enjoy much of the Steampunk genre, and just the nostalgia of fantastic days gone by that never were, but sometimes too much of the creative Science focus comes at the expense of any sense of... Soul or Grander Mystery. Rarely have I found one that is SUCH a great blend of Steam and Magic as this: Just finished my third read (my first as a Kindle download) and I continue to be impressed by this amazing world that Akers has created, especially in regards to the structures, traditions, and mythos involved in a society that has its Gods so vibrantly present among its people. And intelligent, humorous, driven characters make for just an outstanding package. Great stuff, and ABSOLUTELY worth the read!!
Togor
I read one of this authors other novels (heart of veridon) and greatly enjoyed it. This book was very good and i reccomend it to anyone enjoying punk, noir, and a complex tale.
Skilkancar
Tim Akers style of writing is engrossing and imaginative. I appreciate writing that makes you want to absorb the plot and characters and not just fill in paragraphs to meet word quotas... The colorful and original descriptions are invigorating and kept me from just skimming over parts of the book. Which I am inclined to do with most books. Thanks for the great read, Tim. Keep it up.
asAS
I really enjoyed reading this book, a friend suggested audiobooks, so I tried it, and enjoyed it again. You will need the Audible manager to do it though.
Dugor
Eva Forge is an intimidating figure who bull rushes her way through to the city of Ash to try and save her cult. Akers artfully interweaves magic in a steampunk world in this well-crafted story. "Buffing" (i.e., invoking before a battle) never sounded so cool.
Anararius
I had high hopes for this book, but they were lost in the murky verbiage. The book is clearly a fairytale/fantasy. Wherever it is set, they do not have the same physics we have. People there can gain strength, speed, set up force fields and break down doors by saying secret phrases. I am not necessarily against any of that, but I need a little context. At any given time you do not know how the heroine should be reacting, because you do not know how she could react, or what she is up against. Maybe she has a magical phrase to take care of the problem, maybe she is in real trouble. The whole book is like that. Without some framework it is as if half the words were in English and the other half in Etruscan.
Kulasius
Eva Forge is the last Paladin of the God of War Morgan. The problem is he is long dead from his brother's hands Amon. This leaves only the last brother immortal Alexander as the last living god in charge of the city of Ash and its surrounding areas. As Paladin Eva is entrusted with the security and protection of the Cult of Morgan and its followers. Not an easy thing for just one person, but with sword and magicked gun she soldiers on with loose lips and a hothead attitude. While on a mission to take the leader of her order somewhere and back some craziness with zombies of a sort goes down and she must track down one of her own.

The Horns of Ruin is very different tonally from Heart of Veridon so don't expect more of the same. It has an almost animalistic and visceral feel with loads of fights and colorful language that may be more at home in a Fantasy novel. Eva Forge is one tough lady who doesn't have much of a feminine side, but that is what you get when you train a person from childhood how to kill. I was immediately taken in by Eva's brusque disposition, which is best shown in her dialogue where she verbally combats people just as much as physically. Yet outside of Eva most characters aren't given much depth or detail that would connect you better with them.

The system of magic is based off of chanting and belief of past events, which was a nice way of mixing religion and magic given the nature of their gods. There is sometimes an over abundance of the chanting magic as Eva stretches herself to keep going. The Horns of Ruin often blends magic and science that comes off very blurred at times, which made my mind want to rebel not knowing which aspect was intended. Finally I just decided to go with it and not try to read too much into how something in particular was possible. The followers of Amon's abilities are particularly intriguing being that have a mastery over technology, but can also affect power through chanting including an impressive unmaking type spell. There are some Steampunk elements to be sure such as some jet packs and monorails, but this feels like a post Steampunk world with a healthy dash of magic and gods thrown in.

You'd be hard pressed to name a faster paced book. Akers barely gives you time to contemplate all the happenings as Eva bounces from one fight to the next. The relationships between the brother/gods are left very vague for quite a longtime, but as pieces are unfurled a new mystery takes shape. I particularly enjoyed the way Akers handles his gods and how their powers originate and the deep history that is alluded to.

If anything I'd call The Horns of Ruin Swords & Science. Fans of hack and slash Fantasy just may have found the steampunky read they've been looking for. The Horns of Ruin is an energetic rollercoaster ride in a well accentuated world that needs to be further explored. The ending while satisfying does leave much left open. There has been no word yet on another Eva Forge book, but the second Jacob Burn book Dead of Veridon is schedule for June 2011 from Solaris.

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