[EPUB] ✾ The Fated Sky ❃ E.M. Swift-Hook – Lalaweek.us

The Fated SkyOne Man S Fight Against Fate Shapes The Destiny Of An Entire World Caer S Breath Hissed Between His Teeth For Some Reason He Had Assumed That Offworlders Would Be Frail, With Weak, Puny Bodies From All He Had Heard They Were Feeble, Using Machines They Had Invented To Do The Work Of Their Muscles But This One Was Strong And His Body Was Built Like Any Ordinary Man His Flesh Carried Several Old Scars And His Muscles Were Clean And Compact Beneath The Skin The Thought Struck Him That This Man Would Fetch A Fortune In The Alfor Slave Pens The Castellans Would Be Scrambling Over Each Other To Purchase Something So Rare And Exotic As A Genuine Offworlder See, He Is A Fighter, Captain This And This They Were Made By Blades, Zarul Said, Pointing At The Scars Caer Nodded Well, If He Lives, Perhaps We Shall Find Out What Kind Of Fighter He Is, This Man From The Stars Temsevar Is An Insignificant Periphery World On The Very Fringes Of Galactic Civilisation Settled Long Before The Rise Of Faster Than Light Technologies And Left Isolated For Hundreds Of Years, Its Population Have Degenerated Into The Barbarism Of A Medieval Culture This Primitive World Has Nothing The Wealthy Planets Of The Coalition Could Want, Until It Becomes Unwitting Host To One Of Their Most Dangerous Enemies Avilon Revid.From The Moment He Wakes Up In The Caravan Of The Merchant Princess Alexa The Fair, Avilon Has To Fight Simply To Survive In A World Where He Is Seen As Alien And Dangerous It Is A Battle To Obtain His Freedom,that Pushes His Skills And Resources To The Limit,so He Can Find A Way Off Planet Before His Enemies In The Coalition Track Him Down.But Temsevar Has Its Own Brutal Conflicts Being Played Out Against The Backdrop Of Its Harsh And Unforgiving Climate The Society Is Dominated By A Ruthless Warlord, Intent On Subduing The Entire Continent To His Will And Whose Brilliant General Jariq Zarengor Has Earned A Reputation For Callous Bloodshed And Then There Is The Enigmatic Durban Chola, Trading Information To Whoever Pays Him For It, While Playing His Own, Highly Dangerous, Game With Fate.The Fated Sky Is The First Volume In A New Series Of Character Driven Books, Which Combine The Action And Space Opera Of Science Fiction Classics With The Intrigue And Political Duplicity Of The Fantasy And Historical Genres If Game Of Thrones Met Star Wars This Is What Their Progeny Might Look Like.The Series Continues With Transgressor Book Two Times Of ChangeFate Has Left Jaelya Roussal As Regent Of Harkera, At The Most Troubled Time In Its History The Warlord Qabal Vyazin Has Set His Sights On Seizing The Country And Making It Part Of His Powerful, Barbaric Empire, And He Would Crush The Stirrings Of A Progressive And Compassionate Way Of Life That The Nation Has Embraced Harkera Is Also Home To A Powerful Secret Which Could Affect The Fate Of All The Coalition Worlds Jaelya Needs The Help Of Every Friend She Can Find To Keep Her Daughter S Kingdom Safe But First She Has To Decide If She Can Trust Those Who Offer To Help Her Protect Harkera Or Risk Losing Everything To Betrayal.Transgressor Book 3 Dues Of BloodThe Sabre Is The Most Famous Of The Gladiatorial Fighters In The Arena Of Alfor He Knows How To Face Any Opponent On The Sand And Has Defeated Them All In The Blood Games Patronised By The Wealthy Elite Of Medieval Temsevar But The Warlord Qabal Vyazin Has Decreed The Arena Is To Become A Means Of Political Execution And Even The Sabre Will Have To Struggle To Survive As The Action On Temsevar Moves To The End Game, Those Caught Up In Events Find Themselves Polarised And Choosing Sides, Unsure Of Where The Dagger Of Betrayal May Hide But Offworld Influences Are Reaching Into The Planet S Affairs And Temsevar Itself Could Fall Under Threat From The Coalition.

[EPUB] ✾ The Fated Sky ❃ E.M. Swift-Hook – Lalaweek.us
  • Paperback
  • 386 pages
  • The Fated Sky
  • E.M. Swift-Hook
  • English
  • 10 January 2017
  • 9781519046277

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  1. says:

    The first part of the trilogy The Fated Sky Transgressor Trilogy 1 book is well written and with pleasure, I read it Author E.M Swift Hook with an excellent story captures the imaginary world of planet Temsevar The writer has created the world that survives on the edge of a familiar universe in which not yet fired fingers of the Coalition But this world is all that perfect, ruled by the rulers of the desirable power, slaves are a normal thing, and life is worth less than the grain of dust Caravans transport goods between cities, and through wasteland are led by dangerous Zoukai warriors Karavanes Alexa the Fair is the owner of goods that are transported over the wasteland and provides her with a unique opportunity to enrich because it is near her caravan, the spacecraft crashed Alexa the Fair sends its leased Zoukai warriors to explore the place of the fall and pick up all the values they find But Zoukai finds one survivor of the crew members Alexa the Fair is superstitious of the find of goods because it guarantees the wealth, and the new slave is worth the same amount of money She orders the slave to cure to achieve the best price But what Alexa Fair does not know is the man she has rescued, no less than the most controversial anti Coalition fighter, Avilon Revid The world of Temsevar will surely chang...


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    Note, Dec 3, 2016 I ve just edited this to correct a couple of minor typos.At present, none of the books of my Goodreads friend E M Swift Hook s Transgressor Trilogy are available in paper format though the author s intention is that they eventually will be Ordinarily, I don t read e books but I got this one when it was temporarily offered for free on Kindle an offer that s since expired , in the hopes of liking it enough to support a friend s work with a review and to put it on my list of books to eventually buy as a paper copy As my review indicates, those hopes were abundantly fulfilled This tale is set in a far future, human colonized galaxy, dominated but not universally occupied and ruled by a self serving, oligarchic empire, the Coalition The immediate setting is Temsevar, a backward non Coalition world circling a red sun, settled millennia ago by colonists before the days of FTL space travel, who ve had little contact with the rest of the galaxy since then and have regressed technologically and socially to a medieval like culture with a stratified, slavery based socio economic system, not much high technology, and an ingrained might makes right, dog eat dog ethos Swift Hook uses a variety of viewpoint characters to tell her story and those she starts off with won t actually be the main characte...


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    Let me start by saying the writing is good This is something I scrutinize since I do a bit of critiquing and self editing At least three times I had been so swept away with the prose that I had to set my Kindle Paper white down and make the statement Not that people in a car dealership waiting room cared My wife seemed mildly interested, but only reads the fiction I write That smarty pants There is a fair amount of political maneuvering and mental chess going on with a couple key characters, namely Jariq and Duran Orson Scott Card and Frank Hebert employ the same method, but I have grown impatient with both sci fi legends because I m an action guy and though their books are well written, they are written about people who just sit around and plot ten steps ahead because they are strategic masterminds Swift Hook avoided Alvin Maker s fate on my digital book shelf There was a good mix of action and much of the deep scheming came from people with the life experiences that would enable them to benefit T...


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    The Fated Sky is an intelligent and wonderfully convoluted fantasy novel, enchanting the reader on a well built far away world through the thoughts, emotions and memories of two triangles of characters The settings are extensive enough to create a plausible world and background for the story There is an inherent complexity in the characters interactions as none of them is entirely good or bad, and there are many hidden implications that the reader is incensed to discover.We start with a triangle that figures Alexa the Fair, an intelligent and beautiful woman and a Caravan s leader, struggling to survive in a man s world by trying to be tougher than most.Caer, a young Zoukai considered too inexperienced to be a Caravan s captain.Avilon, the kashlihk, whose spaceship crashed on the planet Captured and enslaved, he tries to find his way to liberty.With the flow of action, we move into the second triangle Avilon, again.Durban Chola, the riddle inside a mystery, the character that the reader must try hard to understand, and whose actions will still be shrouded in mystery at the end of the book.Jariq, a knight with a grudge, a certain blunt cynicism, a questioning of his own sense of self, and shade of romantic behavior, learning what friendship can be.Over all rule Qabal, a warlord bent on dominating the world, cruel and ruthless but having an interesting mind, a subtle politician.The Fated Sky is a well written mix of f...


  5. says:

    The fated Sky is a well conceived, well written Space Opera, left on a bit of a cliffhanger, or so I thought The story follows Avilon, an offworlder, who crash lands on what I would call, a primitive planet, backward in technology He is captured by a Zoukai Captain, by the name of Caer, who takes him back to the caravan he is guarding.As the story progresses, characters begin to want a piece of Avilon, mainly, Durban Chola, who takes an interest in Kashlihk , the name that Avilon has been given by Caer, as he arrives with the caravan who has taken him prisoner at the yearly market, if that s what would like to call it Where the caravansi try to make as much money as they can from the items they have acquired on their journey s Avilon is sold to a warlord, and Caer is hired by him to become his new right hand man And this is where the story really kicks off I won t elaborate for fear of giving away spoilers I have a really bad habit of doing that I found the writing of this story to be sound, with very few mistakes The dialogue was well written and the story flowed well It was a nice, easy read, full of adventure, and some really dark scenes, which I love There was only one draw back with the whole story, and that was the slowing of pace in some areas Apart from that, everything else about was good A fantastic read that I would recommend to anyone Well done I can t wait t...


  6. says:

    When at its start a story needs only who and what to submerge a reader into the immediacy of its world, a powerful writer has you in her grip.The Fated Sky introduces a novelist whose storytelling skills, at once masterful and wondrous, create a world of magnificent scope and vivid imagery Avilon Revid has crash landed on a human world centuries behind the FTL civilization hunting him Now he must reach the planet s other side to its only spaceport if he hopes to escape And the adventure begins.Ms Swift Hook invites you to travel across this world in the company of the trade caravans criss crossing it You will be a party to their internal rivalries and machinations as they vie for power and status And when the caravans arrive in the grand city of Alfor, she places you not just in the midst of its reality but at the heart of the factional maneuvering sharpening the coming conflicts.All the while Avilon, captured by one caravan as a slave destined for the gladiatorial arena, must use every bit of guile a...


  7. says:

    A merchant class, horse drawn, wagon caravan salvages what it can from a space ship that crashed on the primitive planet They also found and saved the life of an offworlder from the ship not for any altruistic reason mind you, they re profit minded and plan to sell the captive into slavery But that seems to be only one worry as Avilon could just as easily end up in the gladiator arena fighting for his life It s against this backdrop that the story of The Fated Sky unfolds.It s well written and full of intrigue Friendships are made and broken with astonishing regularity All this back and forth aids in the development and understanding of each character The chapters alternate with shifting points of view, much like the cast of characters change alliances.It begins with a caravan Captain, Caer, who s young and naive but learns quickly The question raised is whether he is clever enough to battle wits with Avilon The offworlder is skilled at deception than the caravan operators realize He s like a chess player running his best game using the people he solicits to help him like pawns And some of those folks have their own agendas Characters like Durban Chola, ...


  8. says:

    A thoroughly enjoyable read Although out of my scope of my usual genre, I was swept up and became engrossed in the meticulously laid out world Swift Hook so deftly described Featuring a cast of characters from differing worlds and backgrounds, I enjoyed the pace of the story, and the jump from one viewpoint to the other I particularly enjoyed the way the characters were drawn Jariq, for instance, has a terrifying legacy of indiscriminate killing of innocents like women and children, and yet, he doesn t seem to own this legacy, which made me think it was either untrue, or vastly exaggerated I liked how, through each meeting of other characters, and at the turn of every event, you can make out the change in the point of view character, the way each one is being shaped as the story went on.The story itself, while mo...


  9. says:

    E M Swift Hook s Fated Sky is a gritty Space Opera set in a far flung periphery of the galaxy in the distant future After being ambushed by Coalition forces, Avilon Revid s space ship crashes on the technological regressive, almost forgotten planet of Temsevar Badly injured, he is captured by a Carvanensi and sold into slavery to a powerful warlord He needs to escape and get to the planet s only spaceport on the other side of the world Not an easy task as Avilon finds himself embroiled in the local politics and the hidden agendas of both possible friends and foes I loved Swift Hook s world building through the point of view of a range of characters Avilon the young Zoukai captain Caer the Carvanasi Alexa the Fair the dealer in information Durban Chola the War Lord s right hand man, Jariq Zarenga and Aisah, leader of the troop of acrobats With each change of pov, I found myself immersed in the character and their goals, conflicts and challenges It certainly added to the understanding of the world, especially as Avilon spends the first part of the story drugged and or chained up in a wagon The distances travelled by foot and horse are realistic on a planetary scale and so there are long sections of travel though there is also plenty of action and high stakes as well The writing was strong, the characters well drawn and complex and memorable, the plot and set up interesting There were a number of mino...


  10. says:

    From the offset, I liked the premise of this book a periphery back world, tenuously linked to the wider universe, with a fairly primitive civilisation and, of course, the most brutal sociopaths holding all the power Though it is largely a hand to hand, horseback riding kind of world, there are certain aspects of high technology in circulation, which definitely makes this my kind of book in terms of being an interesting genre mix Having said that, most of the tech we see in this book takes the form of weapons high tech laser pistols, and lower tech multi chamber ones and I d like to have had a little bit variety, and seen on how the tech is viewed in the differing levels of society That s just a personal thing on my part though, and although it is something worthy of deeper exploration, the weapon tech is probably key in this story, as the main characters spend a good portion of the book running away from people who want them dead.Which brings me onto the main gist of the book The story ...

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