CHARACTERS ¼ An Affinity for Steel

Sam Sykes ☆ 1 CHARACTERS

CHARACTERS ¼ An Affinity for Steel ☆ There are only a few productive things a man can do once he picks up a swordAnd the very lowest of these is to become an adventurer like Lenk and his companionsFor the right price no deed is too dirty no task is too dangerous no foe too ferocious Not even a demonFrom wars ancient and terrible wounds are bleedStands between the damned and the mortal world are a pack of degenerates and the steel they carrySeas will rise Heaven will fall Now for the first time the breakout trilogy by Sam Sykes is collected in one volum. I have finished The Tome of the Undergates Now I know how the character Dreadaleon feels carrying a heavy book wherever he goes I loved this action fantasy trilogy These characters are so lovable in their flawed ways It really helped to read this to give me insight about the Bring Down Heaven books

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There are only a few productive things a man can do once he picks up a swordAnd the very lowest of these is to become an adventurer like Lenk and his companionsFor the right price no deed is too dirty no task is. This is a great trilogy for anyone open to a little extra blood and crud on their fantasy The first thing I noticed was the beautifully over the top dialog The next was the author's voice lightheartedly pessimistic Gross FunOne of the things that makes this trilogy stand out from generic epic fantasy is the idea that adventurers are lowlifes instead of heroes And unlike the companions of some other stories this cast wasn't a bunch of good friends ready to risk themselves for the others The characters often treated each other like siblings who don't get along At other times they literally couldn't decide if they wanted to kill or sleep with each other It workedThe world was fun full of cool monsters I've renamed my 2yo the Deepshriek thanks to these books and interesting peoples I liked the flipped sexual dimorphism of the netherlings The females were the brutish warriors bigger and muscular I also liked the system of magic where overextending led to bodily burn outmagical illness and wizards had to be atheist The island where the ocean and the sky merged was a neat setting The protagonists were all endearing assholes My favorite was Denaos He's a tortured killer drunk and pervert everything I look for in a good guy The villains were three dimensional they managed to be both creepy as hell and sympatheticMy only criticism is that the books were long and there were scenes in Lenk's head when they felt that way Some seemed a little redundant and for me he was the least interesting character I did like him though This trilogy had a lot of feeling for a story where people got stomped to death One scene with Gariath had me sobbingI definitely recommend these books I've bought the next in the series and hope to catch up soon

SUMMARY An Affinity for Steel

An Affinity for SteelToo dangerous no foe too ferocious Not even a demonFrom wars ancient and terrible wounds are bleeding From seas deep and fathomless demons are rising From the mouth of hell the Kraken ueen is calling And all that. An affinity for steel is the omnibus edition Sam Sykes Aeons Gate Trilogy so this review is of the entire trilogyI personally loved this trilogy and feel I could recommend it to almost any fantasy reader You get to follow the adventurer Lenk and his companions on the uest to find the Aeons Gate An ancient tome rud to have the power to open a gate and make contact with the gods or demons This epic tale really hits the ground running The action is brutal and the dialogue witty Still at the centre are the characters themselves I've heard others describe them as a dysfunctional DD party but that doesn't do them justice even if true Sam Sykes really makes his characters come alive All of them have their own ideas goals fears and desires You will cheer for them you will be angry with them and you will laugh with them And in the end you find that you really care what happens to them as they struggle to survive this grand adventure hounded by everything from demons and pirates and an interdimensional warrior race To conclude; This trilogy is epic in scale very well written and with a ton of heart and humour and romance in between the frantic action I wholeheartedly recommend giving the Aeons Gate trilogy a try