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The Pagan NightThe Church and age old hatreds between north and south that tear the land apart Malcolm Blakley hero of the Reaver War seeks to end the conflict between men yet it will fall to his son Ian and the huntress Gwen A. I get a little nervous when starting to read a new epic fantasy novel; I have a whole world to learn about and understand as well as new characters and plots to remember as the book unfolds There are a lot of epic fantasy stories out there and this book from author Tim Akers is the first in a new series of novels so any help to ease me into the story would have been nice There's an obligatory map to make sure you know where you are which as it happens I simply didn't need as I didn't feel that geography played a huge part in the story and another map that details the battle lines that have been formed for a conflict which was a little annoying as that tells me that there's a huge fight on it's way so there's a little of the mystery of what's to come a ruined straight awayAlong with the uninspiring cover which is a fine piece of art but I feel lacks the atmosphere and imagery that's inside the book things did not bode wellHowever the book got off to a pretty good start A mysterious figure unleashes a powerful gheist an old god that is no longer worshipped that travels the land causing trouble a neat idea and handled really well in the book with men of the Church hunting them out and the people knowing they're a threat and protecting themselves accordingly It's as if there was a period of history where devils and demons were driven out by the Church and not in a metaphorical sense but physically and at great cost This makes for an intriguing and somewhat colourful world but also a relatable oneOn the back of these annoying old gods we have an age old conflict between the south and the north; the south are a Church fearing land while the north seem to hold on to their pagan past Tensions are brewing between the two lands and Malcolm Blakley of the north a hero of a previous war that almost tore the land apart and his son Ian are caught in the middle In addition a hunter named Gwen Adair joins the fray to try to save the dayNow this is all well and good you've got your age old conflicts war brewing which you know is pretty much guaranteed to boil over into conflict thanks to that map in the front of the book and characters with some depth all thrown into the mix The relationship between Malcolm and his son is familiar but different; they're at loggerheads and not because Malcolm is some damn big hero who wants his son to follow him but because Malcolm knows the horrors of war and Ian wants to make his mark and throws himself into danger almost haphazardly Its a great relationship between the grizzled war veteran who knows the truth and the young warrior who knows the gloryThen there's Gwen who I really hoped to have a larger part in the story other than strong willed lady with a bow but I never really felt she was fleshed out very well and she feels a little wasted Perhaps I'm selling her short and perhaps her story gets complicated as the Hallowed War unfolds Perhaps with all the gheists raging Inuisitors gory body horror and potential wars going on I simply lost sight of her character but if she was a stronger character then I'm sure she would have stood out a little Tim Akers has a great ear for dialogue and it sits well with his descriptive narrative The conversations feel natural and the exposition a pet hate of mine although I'm well aware of it's necessity is handled well The descriptions are lengthy enough to be informative but short enough so that you don't feel like you're reading about every blade of grass in the field This means that there's a lot going on and in the first half of this fast paced book especially the large canvas that Tim has created has been given some broad strokes and the scene has been set for what promises to be an entertaining series of booksMy issues with the battle map and Gwen Adair aside this is a good book and at no time was I bored or frustrated I started each chapter eager to know what was coming and I look forward to the following volumes The Pagan Night is an epic fantasy story with action intrigue and a good story and that's what you want in a fantasy novel of this typeRecommended

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The Pagan Night Characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ê The Celestial Church has all but eliminated the old pagan ways ruling the people with an iron hand Demonic gheists terrorize the land hunted by the warriors of the Inuisition yet it’s the battling factions within the Church and age old hatreds between north and southDair to stop the killing before it tears the land apart The Pagan Night is an epic of mad gods inuisitor priests holy knights bound to hunt and kill and noble houses fighting battles of politics prejudice and power. It took me a while to get into it because there are a lot of Points of View and at first I didn't know the characters But by the third act I couldn't put it down It's that good So if you're a fan of complex multi POV fantasy and like a bit of a slow build this is the book for youSuitable for fans who like the complexity and big world building of Game of Thrones but could do without the sex

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The Celestial Church has all but eliminated the old pagan ways ruling the people with an iron hand Demonic gheists terrorize the land hunted by the warriors of the Inuisition yet it’s the battling factions within. This felt pretty old school and well I love old school Give me an epic story and I am all inWe have a country that is really two countries The south those stuck up bastards and the north The south wants a piece of the northThen we have the Church arghhh the church See there used to be peace with the land Sure the old gods did a lot of damage but theyalso cared for the earth And without them things are going badly but the church is stupid and is all kill all pagans So yes you do not want to be a pagan here you will die I really liked his take on the gheists gods nature It was very nice it made me connectAs for the story We have a young man Ian who is waaaay too headstrong for his own good His dad is a hero And someone wants their helpThen we have Gwen another Lord's daughter and one who hunts the bad things in the night She on the other hand was very level headed for her ageThey have their own stories doing their own things and I cannot say Let's just say that all hell will break loose And I do wonder where this story is going very intriguingGood story