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This book was a lot of fun and very well written, with a lot of witty humour and well turned phrases The characters were amusing, varied and the two female characters are as strong as their male companions The world building is interesting, although there could be , and the different races of people worked well in contrast, I especially enjoyed the sneaky dwarven thief.The plot was engaging, the suspense well built and the author was not afraid to let his imagination have free rein with th This book was a lot of fun and very well written, with a lot of witty humour and well turned phrases The characters were amusing, varied and the two female characters are as strong as their male companions The world building is interesting, although there could be , and the different races of people worked well in contrast, I especially enjoyed the sneaky dwarven thief.The plot was engaging, the suspense well built and the author was not afraid to let his imagination have free rein with the battle scenes They were well done and convincing, with a real sense of danger.That said I felt it could have usedcharacter and world background, as the action started almost immediately and it times it was rather confusing as to why people were behaving as they were There is an event near the end which was a surprise as there had been no hint of it until that point and I did find that a little unconvincing It was the second book, so it may well be the characters are introduced indetail in the earlier book I also found the ending a little rushed.Overall a good, and enjoyable read, and well written @DOWNLOAD E-PUB ⛎ Journey to Altmortis ⚣ Never steal from a thiefYears ago the Brothers Whitworth stole priceless heirlooms from Thaddeus and Lynette Falchester, but when the siblings learn of their whereabouts the hunt is on The Whitworths have broken into the dead city of Altmortis, rumoured to hold the ancient treasures of the KuhrlandAccompanied by assorted ne er do wells, they brave the harsh Kuhrisch winter, a forest dripping with blood and a village of monstrous demons to reach the remote cityBut when Thaddeus and Lynette delve into the depths of Altmortis they find than robbers lurking in the shadows This was a worthy follow up to Bane of Souls, entertaining and a refreshing second dip into some serious world building By this time, we re familiar with many of the characters, though not so familiar that they can t throw us a surprise from time to time , and consequently there s arelaxed feel to this expedition into what turns out again to be a well thought out fantasy world.This one is the quintessential quest story, with faractual travel involved and aleisurely pace than This was a worthy follow up to Bane of Souls, entertaining and a refreshing second dip into some serious world building By this time, we re familiar with many of the characters, though not so familiar that they can t throw us a surprise from time to time , and consequently there s arelaxed feel to this expedition into what turns out again to be a well thought out fantasy world.This one is the quintessential quest story, with faractual travel involved and aleisurely pace than the series premi re Essentially, much of the heavy lifting of building a new world has been done already, leaving the author free to concentrateon characterization, further developing what were already well realized people But since the bulk of the action takes place in one of the less explored cultures of the first book, there is still substantial effort introducing that particular culture with all its barbarian trimmings, so that fans of world building will be happy here as well.Essentially, if you like sword and sorcery, this is a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon A Trickster Eric Novels ReviewThaddeus White asked me to read Journey to Altmortis for review It s about a pair of siblings tracking two thieves that stole family heirlooms to the dead city of Altmortis I will examine plot, characters, and polish and then assign a grade PLOT What I like most about this book is that it reads like a Dungeons and Dragons campaign A group of adventurers traveling to a monster infested dungeon to find treasure is classic I can imagine someone homebrewing this A Trickster Eric Novels ReviewThaddeus White asked me to read Journey to Altmortis for review It s about a pair of siblings tracking two thieves that stole family heirlooms to the dead city of Altmortis I will examine plot, characters, and polish and then assign a grade PLOT What I like most about this book is that it reads like a Dungeons and Dragons campaign A group of adventurers traveling to a monster infested dungeon to find treasure is classic I can imagine someone homebrewing this and a lot of people choosing Kuhrlanders as their player character because Kuhrlanders are awesome As for the plot itself The title is apt because this truly is the Journey to Altmortis a significant chunk of the plot and the first arc of the story is simply reaching the place There are mundane challenges to be overcome in addition to the fantastic typical in this sort of story For instance there is a problem of logistics Altmortis is a Kurhland city which means it is deep inside a bitterly cold country that is currently in winter The party has to buy warmer clothes and one of their party, a dwarf, has to make do with furs wrapped around his feet inside his boots because even the local children have bigger feet than he does Also, food is a constant concern Do we have enough food to reach the next city is regularly brought up and we can only stay xdays in Altmortis before we run out of food is regularly stated While there are many games with this sort of plot go to the dungeon and reach this treasure few of them require the player to bring along essentials like food or water to preserve their character s health Then there s the fantastic aspect One obstacle the party must overcome is the Blutwald, a cursed forest It s played up like an Eldritch Location because it is the only place in Kuhrland which is not covered in snow and the all the trees are blood red These are carnivorous trees touch them and they ll eat you It s touch and go for the party They also encounter a village of human like demons which brings to mind the classic Always Chaotic Evil humanoid races like orcs or goblins They have special abilities, a savage nature, and endanger all passerbys The ending is fantastic It s just the kind of ending I like to see The results of the campaign, no loose ends, but there is a surprise waiting there It was an emotional experience and a twist on a theme the book developed through it s whole length Now comes the part of the review where I list the things I disliked There are three in total a curious break in the realism at one point, a deus ex machina, and something about a villain For the first, there are monsters in Altmortis and the party fights a great deal of them in narrow hallways and my problem has to do with the corpses Eventually they should pile up but this doesn t happen It s jarring considering the attention to realism and logistics earlier in the book For two, a number of the heroes are trapped by the monsters and certain that they will go down fighting but the monsters withdraw all of a sudden It wouldn t be a problem if a chekhov s gun had been dropped earlier, but as it was, it felt cheap For three, a villain other than the heirloom thieves is involved in the story and follows the Protagonists to Altmortis but he doesn t affect the plot until the end and only for a chapter His plot arc feels like fat on an otherwise lean story Considering this is a not quite sequel, I assume it has something to do with the previous book It s not a big deal but I d like to know the backstory CHARACTERS Characters are good The opening scenes provide lots of detail for characters physical traits, nationality, personality traits, etc There s so much I was confused at first Cultural posturing is put to good use here As the Dennish and Felarian and Kuhrland people take potshots at each other s culture, both that culture and themselves are developed but in a way that feels like showing instead of telling What I want to highlight is how this party runs the full spectrum of anti heroes From the heroic character that thinks little of herself to the heroic assholes to the guys that would be your enemies if someone paid them enough to the guy that is trying to steal from the others every night In a group of thieves and mercenaries, these kinds of differences do wonders to flesh everybody out Roger the Goat gets a paragraph all to himself because he is my favorite He s a dwarf not a goat and serves as the party s thief He has little to do on the way to Altmortis so he amuses himself by throwing snowballs at Fritigen and then running away before the big guy can catch him He is simultaneously the most the most heroic of the group and the Token Evil Teammate it s a weird combination POLISH I didn t see anything major in terms of spelling or grammar problems, but I do have something to say about pacing It s about the villain side plot I mentioned earlier Not only is this guy unrelated to the main plot but he tells a minion of his to stir up trouble in the protagonist s home while he s away This leads to a C plot that is resolved quickly and does nothing for the main plot It s not uninteresting to say the least on the contrary I liked reading it but it throws off the pacing of the main story If I were the editor of a publishing house then cutting it out would be an obvious choice At most I d save it as a short story for some Thaddeus White The Complete Collection package Grading this story was difficult There are flaws in this story but it was hard for me to decide whether or not they were significant enough to affect the grade I want to give this book a perfect score but the deus ex machine however minor is a weakness in the narrative and ruins my enjoyment of what could have been a Crowning Moment of Awesome Trickster Eric Novels gives Journey to Altmortis an A This is a free review request All I received in exchange for this review was a free copy of the book I was given this book for an honest review.When I started reading Journey To Altmortis, I was concerned I wouldn t be able to get into the story because I hadn t read his other novel Bane of Souls I will admit, I was a little confused at first,but once I quite worrying about what I didn t know and let myself get into the story that s just what I did.The images Thaddeus brings to mind are so life like, I had no problem liking this book Even though it s a little backwards, I m now ready to begi I was given this book for an honest review.When I started reading Journey To Altmortis, I was concerned I wouldn t be able to get into the story because I hadn t read his other novel Bane of Souls I will admit, I was a little confused at first,but once I quite worrying about what I didn t know and let myself get into the story that s just what I did.The images Thaddeus brings to mind are so life like, I had no problem liking this book Even though it s a little backwards, I m now ready to begin reading Bane of Souls I will be adding Thaddeus White s name to my favorite author list This second book by Thaddeus White is a follow up to the earlier Bane of Souls, although not exactly a traditional sequel, taking minor characters from the previous book and bringing them to the fore in this one All the while following plot threads that were set up there.In this Thaddeus Falchester leads a small band across the world first introduced inthe previous novel, expanding it considerably as they chase those that stole vital charms from both he and his sister Their destination The ab This second book by Thaddeus White is a follow up to the earlier Bane of Souls, although not exactly a traditional sequel, taking minor characters from the previous book and bringing them to the fore in this one All the while following plot threads that were set up there.In this Thaddeus Falchester leads a small band across the world first introduced inthe previous novel, expanding it considerably as they chase those that stole vital charms from both he and his sister Their destination The abandoned, legendary city of Altmortis, where they hope to extract not only revenge, but some of the abandoned treasue that is rumoured to be there.Only there is something else as wellThe story is well told, although I felt the start of the book started a little disjointedly, you could see the writer really starting to relax into his role of a storyteller as it continued delivering an excellent finale as the band of characters struggle for survival in the aforementioned ruins.The mix of characters are interesting, as are some of the subplots that add a bit of depth to the tale Once again White is able to detach himself from the characters enough to be able to kill them, which adds a serious threat as reading continues, you actually feel that anyone could fall.There are some good twists, and as already mentioned a solid and gripping climax.As in the previous book White uses different language bases for his different characters depending on their country of origin French, English, Germanic which adds both flavour and the feel of a greater world to the story There are some excellent creations in the book, from the Cloud Dragon, to the very disturbing Hykir and the city of Altmortis works really well, strangely familiar and alien at the same time Hints of the beings that once lived their, the strangeness in which they seem to have lived everything made from stone.In fact there are some intriguing hints to the time from when the ruins were thriving, which may be developed in any future novels In all an entertaining read that shows the writer growing and improving not only from his previous work, but as this one progresses There are a few minor flaws that one might expect from a self published work, but these really are insignificant, only picked up because it is the king of mistake I make myself Fun fantasy adventure, featuring some of the secondary characters from Bane of Souls Thaddeus, master of the underground, and his sister Lynette, accompanied by Pretty Pierre and Roger the Goat actually a man goat is a well earned nickname head off to the fabled, long dead city of Altmortis in pursuit of two brothers who have stolen some items of great value and importance to them Along the way they meet with a variety of adventures and dangers, including a crazed cannibal serial killer a Fun fantasy adventure, featuring some of the secondary characters from Bane of Souls Thaddeus, master of the underground, and his sister Lynette, accompanied by Pretty Pierre and Roger the Goat actually a man goat is a well earned nickname head off to the fabled, long dead city of Altmortis in pursuit of two brothers who have stolen some items of great value and importance to them Along the way they meet with a variety of adventures and dangers, including a crazed cannibal serial killer and a village of truly creepy beings, the Hykirs, who have their weird eyes on Lynette and Anja, the women in the group Then, when they find the city and disturb a nest of hungry baby dragons, things really get interesting The story seemed a bit slow until they ran into the baby dragons from that point to the end it really grabbed me and wouldn t let go But the Hykirs were wonderfully creepy, and I really enjoyed that part I would have liked the part with the serial killer cannibal to havereal significance to the plot that part was too good to just be a passing incident.For me there was the right amount of description and world building I think it really helped that I read Bane of Souls first, so I already knew who the starting characters were and a little about how that world works Thaddeus and Lynette s secret did seem to kind of come from out of nowhere I can t remember if any hints were dropped about it earlier But it s a very cool secret.I enjoyed seeingof Pretty Pierre a really good character from Bane of Souls I also enjoyed Anja and Fritigern, who are new to this book Roger the Goat is amusingly revolting I was glad to see him have an important role in this story.All in all, a fun read Review originally posted at Epic Fantasy about a thief s journey to steal what is rightfully hisMature content Rating PG 13 moderately coarse language, mild sexual content mature situations violence If you are Canadian, like myself, we have just come out the other end of Thanksgiving If you are American, the holiday will soon be upon you While I was sitting in ridiculous holiday traffic on the highway, en route to meet family for too much turkey Review originally posted at Epic Fantasy about a thief s journey to steal what is rightfully hisMature content Rating PG 13 moderately coarse language, mild sexual content mature situations violence If you are Canadian, like myself, we have just come out the other end of Thanksgiving If you are American, the holiday will soon be upon you While I was sitting in ridiculous holiday traffic on the highway, en route to meet family for too much turkey and pie, my mind wandered into those far reaching spaces were imagination comes alive I was thinking back to my most recent read, Journey to Altmortis, and considering what to put it my review Though I was not journeying to Altmortis, I felt it would be appropriate to compare my recent journeys with that of Thaddeus White s creation.I went on a journey to acquire lots of free food Thaddeus went on a journey to acquire something originally stolen from him.I had to fight with traffic to get there Thaddeus had to fight with other things to get there.I was travelling with my family Thaddeus was travelling with family his sister as well as some hired help.Okay, so there are little to no similarities between our journeys, but wasn t this a creative way to start a review Thaddeus is journeying to Altmortis, a dead city where untold treasure and dangers abound His goal is to retrieve a family heirloom that may havethan just sentimental value going for it I was just journeying for some Thanksgiving dinner but I guess that s the closest my life gets to a quest of epic fantasy proportions.The Good The book starts out wonderfully Right from the first chapter, the characters drew me in, to the point where I knew a plot would develop, but no matter what the characters went through, I could see myself enjoying questing vicariously through the words of Thaddeus White The characters are well balances and play off of each other nicely The banter between them is both hilarious and enlightening as character development is concerned Here is a short snippet that I find particularly amusing What were you doing last night, mon ami Pretty Pierre asked The Felarian s nickname was ironic Flames had devoured his left ear, puckered his left cheek and inflicted twisted scars upon half his skull Killing my sister He accepted Pierre s helping hand and got to his feet An unpleasant dream indeed Your sister, despite being dead, is enjoying dinner downstairs It is quite late, but she suggested we let you sleep in And our diminutive friend Roger the Goat was notorious for many things, but his skill at picking locks and his short stature had persuaded Thaddeus it would be useful to bring him along The ruins of Altmortis were likely to offer plenty of small spaces into which the thieving dwarf might squeeze.Pierre shrugged Thieving, whoring, picking pockets Thaddeus grinned Making himself at home then As expected, this is a story about a journey There is not a lot of development before the characters are off on their quest, but as the story progresses, the continual character development and back story reveals hold the reader s interest The characters and their development are, by far, the selling feature of this book.Not only are the characters well done, but White has a way of crafting a scene through vivid imagery that makes his writing come alive I can say it no better than White himself, hence thus I quote The salty spray was deliciously cold on his skin The chill wind pierced his cloak and turned his skin a bloodless white Gusts billowed his cloak and rain lashed him, and Amoux Broussard loved every moment of it This is but one of many moments during the long Journey to Altmortis that I felt the need to stop and sigh, or smile at the wonderful crafting of words I cannot and will not ruin all of these precious moments for you All of the magic therein can only be experienced by reading this work of art, devouring the words spilling from the mind, heart, and fingers of Thaddeus White.Point of view changes can often be poorly done, but, though White implements many different POVs, none of them felt sloppy In fact, the POV changes between party members were so seamlessly implemented that the reader hardly notices them at all With point of view changes comes further understanding, flavour, and believability to every character, thus enhancing the relatability of the reader to the characters immensely The POV bounces around some, but because it mostly stays within the party that the reader has been previously introduced to, nothing ever gets confusing or muddied Instead the reader gets treated to following this Journey to Altmortis through a variety of character s eyes.The Bad There is explanation and character reveals throughout, and the book starts off strong, but I would have liked to seeintroduction before the journey There is not a lot of meat before the reader is thrown into the main plot, travelling toward the dead city of Altmortis, without really knowing who is travelling The introduction to the characters that is there is quite well done, but unfortunately it just touches the tip of the iceberg I wasn t really sure why exactly this group was travelling together, what motivated them, what was so important about Altmortis and the family heirloom they were searching for until about half way through the book More initial development of the characters outside of the main quest would have enhanced the journey, making the reader understandof what is going on and why, instead of just being thrown right in.Though the POV changes are internal, making them easier to follow, because of the lack of character introductions, I often found myself confused as to who was who There are a fair number of characters introduced all at once, and though they all have their own little quirks and reasons for tagging along, this was thrown on the back burner, almost as if White assumed that his readers would know who the characters are Bear in mind, that I have not read White s other book in the same world The author stated that there is some cross over, but it is not imperative for one to read Bane of Souls his first book before Journey to Altmortis I can guess depending on the character cross over in Bane of Souls that reading the first book previously to picking up the Journey might nullify this complaint, but take such surmising for what they are opinion without any knowledge of potential rectification Suffice it to say, as a stand alone book, the character introduction leave much to be desired, leaving the reader confused at times and uninterested at others because of this fault.White uses a lot of passive voice, and it seems to be his writing style It blends fairly well with theactive sections, but fleshing out these scenes instead of just stating the facts and pressing on would have increased the enjoyability of this book as a whole I found the ending, in particular, to be very fast tracked with rampant use of passive voice It was almost as if the whole book was about the Journey to Altmortis go figure but the return journey was so unimportant that it was barely mentioned.Conclusion Journey to Altmortis will take readers on a journey through the mind and words of Thaddeus White Along the way, the reader is exposed to humorous characters, witty banter, and some sections of beautiful prose that make the worldalive Clever use of point of view makes the characters the reader travels withwell rounded, though the initial introduction of them may lack some meat If you are a fan of epic fantasy and journeying through a strange and magical land, this book is for you I read this book because I read White s first book, Bane of Souls, and I enjoyed it This one is set in the same world and refers to events and characters from the first story, but is not precisely a sequel because it s not picking up where that left off It follows different characters off on their own plot, but I was told by the author that this book would haveof the Kuhrisch Since I really liked that race of folk, I knew I wanted to read this one.On the whole, this book was good and I read this book because I read White s first book, Bane of Souls, and I enjoyed it This one is set in the same world and refers to events and characters from the first story, but is not precisely a sequel because it s not picking up where that left off It follows different characters off on their own plot, but I was told by the author that this book would haveof the Kuhrisch Since I really liked that race of folk, I knew I wanted to read this one.On the whole, this book was good and I did enjoy it.There is kind of a meandering quality to the plot, which is interesting to read It didn t really, to me, feel like it was building any sense of urgency and some things happened that didn t seem to have any real point in terms of the story arcs, but it never wandered in a way that was uninteresting White is a very competent writer and he pulls you along fairly effortlessly through the story, from point to point, even when you pause at times and say Was there a point I recall feeling this way during certain sections of Bane of Souls, but in Journey to Altmortis I found it consistent throughout, making it feel a part of the story telling rather than uneven pacing.Interestingly, in the light of Thaddeus and Lynette being the main characters, I found this a book that is built on the foundation of the secondaries In truth, I found the brother and sister while having their interesting points to be kind of bloodless characters Himso than her, she had some life to her at times, but generally speaking they just did things and moved the plot but I never felt very engaged by them.The secondaries, however, were great I loved Fritigern and Anja two Kuhrisch, big freakin surprise and I thought Pretty Pierre turned out to be quite an interesting character, while Roger was well, we ll be nice and call him very colorful.When we discover the Big Bad in the city of Altmortis, I was initially almost a little disappointed having expected something , I guess, but as I read on, the concept grew on me and I thought where White went with it was pretty cool In general, the whole ending moved at a nice clip and with some interesting stuff, and I did particularly like the very end But I m a little twisted that way.So, I can t really rave about it, cause I did have my small issues with it, but it s a solid story carried along in a good narrative voice This one gets another solid 4 rating, and I believe I ll keep on reading White s work