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The Briar King characters î 7 Õ Two thousand years ago the Born ueen defeated the Skasloi lords freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery But now monstrous creature roam the land and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama of power and seduction The king's woodsman a rebellious girl a young priest a roguish adventurer and a young man mEven as the Briar King legendary harbinger of death awakens from his slumber At the heart of this many layered tale is Anne Dare youngest daughter of the royal familyupon whom the fate of her world may depen. Not a bad readgot caught up right away but it slowed down some Update originally reviewed 2009 I never followed it up much I started the second book and laid it aside

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Two thousand years ago the Born ueen defeated the Skasloi lords freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery But now monstrous creature roam the land and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama o. Understand that this author is new to fantasy and this is his first stab at writing in such a genre So while this was compared to George RR Martin's SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series understand it doesn't come close That said this is an honest start with solid promise in the future GOOD POINTS 1 Lots of time spent on a believable History;2 good cast of character;3 it moves;4 author is good at creating emotional affects; especially fear and curiosityBAD POINTS 1 dialogue needs work While it doesn't suck it lacks complexity and nuances that we expect in dialogue;2 Some of the characters like the dialogue needs development Lots of archetypes for those who like it;3 a few plot holesThis novel will be helpful in assisting me with my writing as I can use it to George RR Martin to compare pieces Sometimes you learn from a novel that needs some improvement than something as flawless as George RR MartinSTORYPLOTTING B minus to B; CHARACTERSDIALOGUE C plus to B minus; WORLD BUILDING B to B plus; FANTASY FOCUSESTWISTS B minus to B; OVERALL GRADE B minus to B; WHEN READ 2005 revised review January 2013

summary The Briar King

The Briar KingF power and seduction The king's woodsman a rebellious girl a young priest a roguish adventurer and a young man made suddenly into a knight all face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom. What is often cited as a weakness for this book is the standard cookie cutter characters that inhabit the story And while I admit this is very true I believe that Keyes pulls it off nicely He takes those typical tropes and works them through an original and intriguing story His dialogue and plot are great and his world building is fantastic The characters themselves are solid in their representation and I hope that in further volumes of this series they are fleshed out and given a uniue flair all their own It wouldn't take a lot to make them truly interestingThat being said this is a first rate fantasy epic with a story that moves uickly and bounces from one scene to another It will leave the reader hanging on the edge of one's seat and pushing through the relatively short chapters to see what happens next A great debut for the series and I'm looking forward to delving in deeper Just have to be careful; those briar thorns look sharp