Wednesday 27 May 2015

A Noble's Quest

3 Stars/5

When Thomas kills a co-worker, he and his best friend, Sarentha leave everything they have known, and in the dead of night they are offered a job they cannot refuse. As they become part of a nobleman’s plans, they meet Eliza and together they go on quests across the Tamorran Empire. With grand plans in motion, will the trio be able to withstand what faces them and discover the truth?

A Noble’s Quest is an enjoyable fantasy adventure, which is fast paced and has a well-developed world.  It is similar to classic fantasy novels but it also has influences of video games. However, this gaming influence does not work well in a book as in a game one of the main aims is killing things but in books you want more depth and internal debate over killing people, rather than randomly slaying things, and it didn’t feel like this book did that.

Thomas is a classic fantasy hero as he is brave and strong but he is a fantasy stereotype. Sarentha is a funny and rogue-like character but like Thomas he is clich├ęd. There are some good secondary characters, especially Eliza, and it was interesting to learn more about the different races.

I did not see the truth coming and while the book had some issues I look forward to reading the next book. I would recommend A Noble’s Quest to fans of classic fantasy books and fans of fantasy RPG games. 

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