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Author: Glen Cook
ISBN: 0812533305
Subcategory: Fantasy
Pages 288 pages
Publisher Tom Doherty Assoc Llc (June 1, 1990)
Language English
Category: Fantasy
Rating: 4.7
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by Glen Cook

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The Swordbearer book. I am a big fan of Glen Cook, but this is probably his weakest book I read

The Swordbearer book. Forged on the anvil of death, imbued with the souls of its victims. I am a big fan of Glen Cook, but this is probably his weakest book I read. It is not bad by any means, but everything else by the author is A very weak boy finds a sword (actually, it is the other way around) which gives him physical strength and ways for vengeance. If this sounds like Elric books by Michael Moorcock, it is because I had exactly this impression. The similarity soon ends; the rest of the book is distinctively Glen Cook: bleak, gritty, full of betrayals and double-crossings.

Читать онлайн The Swordbearer. It's not manly, scribbling in books, playing with numbers, studying old stories about the Immortal Twins and Tureck Aarant.

Glen Cook The Swordbearer Chapter One Kacalief Summer dessicated the earth and made the horizons waver behind air heavy with dust and pollen. There was no breeze to gentle the gnawing heat. Hooves thundered across hard earth. A war cry slapped the morning's face. A crack hit the still air as a rider's blade bit an oaken post standing in the center of a field where only the most determined grasses survived. Читать онлайн The Swordbearer. Glen Cook The Swordbearer. Who cares about them anymore, anyway?

Hardly an easterner escaped. The story would course through and excite the kingdoms of the Alliance, though thoughtful folk would shudder when they heard about the reappearance of the Great Sword.

Hardly an easterner escaped. The story would course through and excite the kingdoms of the Alliance, though thoughtful folk would shudder when they heard about the reappearance of the Great Sword s return portended grim times. There the presence of Nevenka Nieroda and the Toal tipped the balance.

List of complete works by American fantasy fiction author Glen Cook. The epic fantasy series features a band of mercenaries known as the Black Company. Books of the North: The Black Company (May 1984). Shadows Linger (October 1984). The White Rose (April 1985). Aloe and the Ghost Country: Port of Shadows (September 2018). Set between The Black Company and Shadows Linger. Barrowlands: The Silver Spike (September 1989). Books of the South: Shadow Games (June 1989). Dreams of Steel (April 1990).

Glen Cook is the author of dozens of novels of fantasy and science fiction, including The Black Company . I love Glen Cook and didn't think he could surpass the Black Company series,but The Swordbearer damn near does it. If you haven't read Cook this is a great place to start.

Glen Cook is the author of dozens of novels of fantasy and science fiction, including The Black Company series, The Garrett Files, and The Tyranny of the Night. Cook was born in 1944 in New York City. He attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 1970, where he met his wife, Carol.

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The Toal, often called the Dead Captains, and their commander, Nevenka Nieroda, were the most terrible horrors the eastern sorcery had dredged from the past. They commanded a merciless sorcery uniquely their own. They could. They could not be killed, for they had died already, in battles ages past. I have to tell Father. There was no relish in Sy-men's voice, just a sad resignation. He thinks we're living on borrowed time, Gathrid thought.

Forged on the anvil of death, imbued with the souls of its victims and bearers, the sword had chosen Gathrid. In his hands, it would taste blood and cleave its own path through war, seeking vengeance for mortal--and immortal--treachery.
I read this book shortly after its first publishing and then lost track of it.
I had fond memories of the story arc in this one book to the point that I spent more than a decade doing searches trying to find the book again. I was slightly foiled in that it always showed the most recent publishing date and that was significantly later than when I had remembered reading it. I found one website recently when I was searching which showed both publishing dates and I took a chance.
THIS WAS THE BOOK! I was pleased that this book read as well when I was 47 as it did when I was 15. I would dearly love to see a book series with the further adventures of the characters in this book, but I'm happy that I found the book from my past that has shaped so much of my desire to play role playing games.
First I'll say this is not my favorite Glen Cook book, but I actually enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I've read almost all of Glen Cook's books and he is probably my favorite author. The main reason for only four stars is that the ending left me with an unfinished feeling, like a sequel was perhaps planned but never done. Certainly there is plenty of room for another tale of the Swordbearer. Still a good read and recommended for all Glen Cook fans. If you are new to Glen Cook, I would suggest starting with the Black Company series or the Garrett series.
Having purchased and enjoyed the entirety of Glen Cook's "Black Company" novels, I decided to look at some of his earlier works. "The Swordbearer" was the first of these, and proved to be a revelation into the evolution of a writer.
The story itself is stock - a boy finds a relic of times past and, upon doing so, becomes a player/pawn in an ever-continuing ancient game between supernatural powers. The human elements of the story are underdeveloped so that, when combined with a fairly quickly moving plot, leaves the reader trying to figure out what's going on more than absorbing whatever intended emotional impact there might be.
Overall, I would recommend the book to any Glen Cook fan and especially any fan of the "Black Company" series. Contained within "The Swordbearer" are many of the story elements and themes that Cook would later incorporate and improve upon in his "Black Company" novels. Among them are the concepts of soul-stealing, omniscient ability contained by a charcter via a special power or machine, and Cook's two biggest trademarks - a world of grey characters with little black or white, and an uncanny ability to create compelling and lavishly detailed battle sequences. "The Swordbearer" plot is driven by a number of pivotal battle sequences and it is during these moments that the book is at its strongest.
At its best, "The Swordbearer" is worth reading for any Cook fan who wants to see many "Black Company" staples take shape, and a good book for anyone looking for a light read. Although "The Swordbearer" is uneven throughout, its parts make up for the whole and make it a reasonable purchase for the curious or voracious fantasy reader.
Glen Cook was recommended to me by a friend. Then bookbub offered this book. The writing is bad. I want to like the story but I can't get past the writing. Hopefully this is one of Cook's earlier books and he has improved since them. This book reads like it was written by a middle school student. The language is plain, subtle points are reiterated so they aren't subtle. Everything is spoon fed to the reader. There are better books to spend your time on.
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Unlike many stories of this genre this book does not go on and on and on with more sub plots the stars in the sky. It stays to the point and with the main hero of the story. Then wraps it up in one book not 3 or 5 or open ended. It COULD have a sequel but it does not need one to comply the story. Personally I like an ending like this that died not spell out everything but let's the reader decide if it is the end our just the beginning of a new adventurer.
some spoilers follow.

This book, in the first 50 pages, convinced me I was reading yet another magic evil sword (very like Stormbringer) book combined with heroic fantasy (boy wants to become hero, boy finds hero's sword after family killed by big evil bad guys). Almost from the time Gathrid find the sword you realize that this book is something entirely else, and a very worth effort on the part of Cook.

the book contains a lot of the political intrigue and complexity of many of his books, and there are no black and whites, no matter what is implied early on. I won't spoil details.

Great book, he could have written more here.
It's a fun epic style adventure in the mode of Elric or Corum, but with less doom and gloom. Of course, there is plenty of doom and gloom, but it never seems as dire as those other books. The mythos and weapons Cook created were highly interesting, but I'd wish that he'd written a sequel.
I'm a real Cook fan. This one is not as bad as his original series... but is only mid-way up to the Black Company series and the Garrett series. This one has a hero.... he finds a sword.... and must save the day - a bit trite. The only real coolness here is that the sword has a mind of it's own. Had the book been written from the sword's perspective - then it might be one of his greatest works. None of the minor character are memorable. Most have short lives, so why waste time on development, but the plot was not particularly involved and some of the villains were too LOTR derivitive (namely - the nasghul). One of the most interesting devices, though, was that the sword sucked up the memories of its' victims. More should have come of that. The sword was clearly the only thing worth reading about - I never really cared about any of the human characters.