Thieves of Blood

Thieves of Blood Once one of his world s deadliest assassins Diran has turned his back on violence to seek peace in the life of a wandering priest but his past is about to catch up with him as raiders capture his fo

  • Title: Thieves of Blood
  • Author: Tim Waggoner
  • ISBN: 9780786940059
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Once one of his world s deadliest assassins, Diran has turned his back on violence to seek peace in the life of a wandering priest, but his past is about to catch up with him as raiders capture his former lover, and he must risk everything to free her from these minions of Erdas Cal Original.

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    1. Thieves of Blood has everything that I absolutely love in fantasy novels. The overall story is actually rather simple and straightforward, but the environment and characters really make it a fantastic reading experience. Eberron is a universe created by Keith Baker. It's very similar to Forgotten Realms, but it tends to be a much darker, almost goth-like universe. The creatures in Eberron are far more vicious and take on eerie traits to create magnificently sinister environments. That being said [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this first book of a trilogy. Diran is an assassin turned cleric of the Silver Flame. With Ghaji a half-orc fighter they hunt down a group called the Black Fleet to rescue Diran's friend Makala. Teaming up with Yvka an evel acrobat, Hinto a halfling rogue, and Tesslar a human artificer they travel to fight a vampire lord trying to raise an undead army.Thought the pacing was great, and the characters were well thought out. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

    3. oh man it's bad. it's soooooooooo bad. It reads like a D&D adventure, with WAY too many adjectives, awful sexism, and dialogue that could be between awkward players. It was entertaining at times just because of these reasons, but more often than not left me wanting the shake the author and demand he go back to high school and this time pay attention to his english teacher. 100% will not read the rest of the trilogy.

    4. Thieves of Blood by Tim WaggonerThieves of Blood is the first book in the Blade of the Flame trilogy. The second book is Forge of the Mindslayers and the third book is Sea of Death. The Blade of the Flame trilogy is set in the Eberron setting of Dungeons and Dragons. Tim Waggoner has written one other Eberron novel titled Lady Ruin. He has written a vast amount of other novels. His work includes; a Hyperswarm novel titled Defender, the Godfire series (The Orchard of Dreams and Heart's Wound), th [...]

    5. This was a fantasy story set in the Dungeons and Dragons world of Ebberon, a land full of high magic, recovering from a century long war that ravaged the land with all sorts of magic battles. SpoilersDiran, a cleric and reformed assassin, and his half orc fighter buddy Ghaiji are in a port town on the lookout for shape changers to kill. They run into Makala, an old flame of Diran's from his days as an assassin. They catch up in a nearby tavern, when the town is attacked by pirates! The three of [...]

    6. It is necessary I present you all with a small amount of history between this book and myself. I first read Thieves of Blood when I was sixteen, with no prior knowledge of the world of Eberron and never having read Tim Waggoner's work before, thereby having nothing to compare it to. As a very stuck-up, opinionated, and arrogant sixteen-year-old, I dismissed the book upon finishing the read the first time, feeling it was extremely poorly written and not worth looking into the rest of the trilogy. [...]

    7. Let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed this novel. While the start of a new series it can also be read as a stand-alone. The basic story-line of the novel is fairly straightforward but interesting and well-written. Diran, an ex-assassin who is now a priest of the silver flame, and his companion, the half-orc Ghaji are travelling the land fighting demons and other aberrations as part of Diran's service to the flame. Along the way they encounter Diran's ex-lover, Makala, who is also an e [...]

    8. Every once in a great while, an expanded universe book comes along that makes me ask, "Wait, this was really an EU?" 'Thieves of Blood' is one such book. Taking place in the Eberron campaign setting, it retreads ground that, for those used to the setting, is well-worn and honestly a bit repetitive. The Blood of Vol is doing evil things, and they must be stopped before even more evil things happen. Unfortunately, only the small group of misfit adventurers can save the day, and so they must.It sou [...]

    9. I should probably mention that I know the author. He's my mentor at Seton Hill.It's been a long long time since I've read any RPG-type media tie-ins and even longer since I played any RPGs. That being said, I picked up this book to see how Tim writes fantasy. (I should also pick up one of his non-media tie-ins, but this was more available.)I enjoyed the book, even though I'm not really into the RPG world that the book is based in, so I'm sure I missed some of the connections with things. And gen [...]

    10. I came to really enjoy the character of Diran Bastiaan. He's a decent representation of my favorite hero architype, the redeemed villain. Starting out as a demon possessed, guild assassin. Once his demon was excised, he found religion in the Church of the Silver Flame, and now is a traveling priest fighting evil where ever he can. Over the course of the books he's presented with challenges that his personal relationships against his newfound beliefs. It's an inner turmoil that I dig.

    11. Fast-paced page turner that was more than well enough written to keep both a 32 year-old-male and his 11-year-old daughter captivated. :]]

    12. This was a very good book. Tim Waggoner kept me engaged and the characters were interesting. I would re-read this book.

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