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Greg Keyes

Författare till The Briar King

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Greg Keyes is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels The Waterborn, The Blackgod, plus The Age of Unreason tetralogy. He has also written the Star Wars: New Jedi Order novels Edge of Victory I: Conquest, Edge of Victory II: Rebirth, and The Final Prophecy, as well as tie-ins to the visa mer popular Elder Scrolls video game franchise. He lives in Savannah, Georgia. visa färre


Verk av Greg Keyes

The Briar King (2003) 1,658 exemplar
Conquest (Edge of Victory I) (2001) 1,002 exemplar
Rebirth (Edge of Victory II) (2001) 994 exemplar
The Charnel Prince (2004) 922 exemplar
The Final Prophecy (2003) 916 exemplar
Newton's Cannon (1998) 856 exemplar
The Blood Knight (2006) 782 exemplar
The Born Queen (2008) 601 exemplar
A Calculus of Angels (1999) 551 exemplar
Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps (1998) — Författare — 506 exemplar
The Waterborn (1996) 479 exemplar
Final Reckoning: The Fate of Bester (1999) — Författare — 455 exemplar
Deadly Relations: Bester Ascendant (1999) — Författare — 453 exemplar
Empire of Unreason (2000) 447 exemplar
The Shadows of God (2001) — Författare — 376 exemplar
The Infernal City (2009) 371 exemplar
The Blackgod (1997) 328 exemplar
Footsteps in the Sky (2014) 43 exemplar
The Psi Corps Trilogy (1999) 41 exemplar
Crucible (2016) 31 exemplar
XCOM 2: Resurrection (2015) 21 exemplar
The Basilisk Throne (2023) 9 exemplar
The Nautilus Coil 4 exemplar
The Elder Scrolls 2 exemplar
The Blackgod, Part 1/2 (2010) 2 exemplar
The Undefiled 2 exemplar
Charnal Prince 1 exemplar
The Blackgod, Part 2/2 (2011) 1 exemplar
Vodní rod (2004) 1 exemplar

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Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 280 exemplar
Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar


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I found myself very conflicted about this book. At first glance, it would appear to be a standard fantasy novel, with the farm boy who goes on a journey to be a hero, and princess in distress, and an incredibly powerful enemy that must be overcome. However, things are not what they appear to be. The "hero" turns out to have little to no idea what he's doing, nor does he have some set or prophesied destiny to fulfill. In fact, several other characters comment consistently about how stupid and unwise he behaves. The princess in distress is actually very intelligent and inquisitive with a latent power in all members of her family that make her more dangerous than anyone else. And the true nature of the gods makes the reader question what is really going on. There's an ancient secret about the Rivergod and his enemies, and the characters are realizing that they may simply be pawns in a game of the gods.

Keyes creates an incredibly interesting world, where gods exist in everything, from the field of grass, to the streams that cut the land, to the very campfires that the characters gather around, all the way to the great Rivergod which consumes all other gods around him. The characters are quite dynamic and change and learn during the course of the story in this book and it's sequel, "The Blackgod." However, the reason I can only gives this novel three stars is because it is painfully obvious that this was Keyes first book. Some of the prose and the dialogue feel rather clumsy, and certain aspects that seemed like they were supposed to be mysteries became painfully obvious much earlier than the actual reveal. Which leaves me very torn. If Keyes had waited longer in his career before he wrote this book and its sequel, I feel that it would have turned out much, much better. Still, it is very worth the read if you can look past it being a freshman effort that turns the standard high fantasy fare on its head (much like how George R.R. Martin's Song of Fire and Ice series challenges the low fantasy genre). Fascinating, but far from perfect.
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sheldonnylander | 10 andra recensioner | Apr 5, 2023 |
I'm genuinely stunned at how good Greg Keyes is. He took a simple movie tie-in and actually made supporting characters more compelling than they would be in the subsequent movie.

He also found clever ways of giving us Kaiju vs Jaegar porn without positing a new breach. Really smart decisions to make a story that's interesting in it's own right, especially in regards to Jinhai's parents.

The only flaws are really beyond Keyes' control. The fate of Raleigh and what happens when you chuck a Kaiju into a volcano actually contradict Uprising. Not horribly so, but enough that you get the sense the Keyes did not benefit from a tight story group that would approve and endorse his take on canon.… (mer)
Kavinay | 1 annan recension | Jan 2, 2023 |
A great run up to the movie, covering the years between the War of '96 and 2016. This is the book I wanted after the movie came out originally, admittedly with more detail. All the same, this is a well written book, filling in information and details about how the ESD (Earth Space Defense) comes together and how everyone on the planet comes together to prepare for the next invasion. While I don't think you need to read this book to see Resurgence, I think it's well worth the time to read. Now I want more! LOL… (mer)
fuzzipueo | Apr 24, 2022 |



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