This begins a series which extends to at least seven entries. It has a lot of ingredients that I adore: It also had a knack for building up great potential only to not capitalize on it or to nullify it. I enjoyed much of the plot twists and battles, but in the end I was not sure I really knew Kormak well enough to care about his future adventures. I am confident that William King can spin a great tale, and perhaps the remaining set fleshes out this potential. Stealer of Flesh 2. Defiler of Tombs 3. Weaver of Shadow 4.
City of Strife 5. Taker of Skulls 6. Ocean of Fear 7. I really like the style of story telling and the way he writes the images in my mind. This is the only full book I've read of the Kormak series, but I've read and liked the Terrach series. This isn't quite as good as Guardian of Dawn which I still think back on wishing it were longer , but it was a good story with a reasonable plot.
The story jumps around in time quite a bit, so there is a feeling of discontinuity, but not in a good "artistic" way; it comes across as there being nothing of interests during that time, and that seems to reflect ennui back onto the plot itself. Overall, I'll recommend Stealer.
It's not as excellent as Guardian, and not as addictive as the Tetrarch series, but still worth the while for the plot. I didn't realize it when I read this, but I've read several of this author's books and enjoyed them all.
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He was not a superman, and like any sane person would, he worried about losing his battles and dying, but his integrity and vows to his order kept him going. I'm not sure I'd want to travel with him, though. It seemed that most people who did ended up dead!
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I highly recommend this for fans of the sword and sorcery genre, just like all of King's books. I've yet to be disappointed with a story by William King. It has shades of Robert E. The book also is in need of an editor as there are numerous typos that I found jarring. After reading "Guardian of Dawn", a short story featuring Kormak as the main character, I could not wait to read this longer story. The short was so well written and left me wanting more. In my review of that short, I stated I thought it was a perfect little act in a play.
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Well, This book follows the same pattern, but not with the same effect. Where the short story was great as that little act, the longer story just feels like a bunch of acts thrown together. Each act reads the same In comes Kormak on his quest, then, enter stage left some supporting character that never gets fleshed out.
These characters that we are introduced to in each "act" are just fodder and page fillers. I found I didn't care at all what happened to them. By the end of each "act", the supporting cast either dies or is never to be seen again. Most of the supporting cast we are introduced to are of the opposite sex. For some reason the author decided to throw in a couple of sex scenes. The review must be at least 50 characters long. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.
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City of Strife (Kormak, book 4) by William King
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Return to Book Page. Preview — City of Strife by William King. To the world at large, he is a mercenary and assassin, a brutal killer with a deadly blade. In reality Kormak is a Guardian, one of an ancient order sworn to protect humanity from the servants of the gathering darkness. Kormak is a sword and sorcery hero in the tradition of Conan, Solomon Kane and Druss the Legend, a driven man with a mission to hunt down the ancient demons who slaughtered his family. His fast-paced, action-packed adventures take him from one end of his richly detailed fantasy world to the other.
A brutal murderer slays the poor and eats their hearts. A plague of supernaturally intelligent rats threatens to overwhelm the metropolis. The invincible Silent Man rises from his grave to kill again and again. Join Kormak as he attempts to piece together the links between these terrible events and put an end to them before catastrophe befalls the city. Kindle Edition , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about City of Strife , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Oct 10, Nathan Adam rated it it was amazing. I absolutely love the Kormak series thus far! Nicholas Hart rated it liked it May 13,