Friday, 20 September 2013

Tallarn: Executioner (Novella Preview)

As with the last book review this is posted in full on and this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.

The problem with trying to judge Tallarn: Executioner at this stage is there’s so little to actually go on. With only nine pages to cover showing the novel’s very beginning it’s hard to comment how effective an introduction this is. While there are certain elements there which can be praised and criticised we simply don’t have the full story to compare it to. As such consider this an early look more than an actual review, commenting upon the writing style and effectiveness of what is on the pages.

Depicting the opening attack which began to ravage the world, the preview we were given for Tallarn: Executioner spent time introducing two very different sets of characters. First the head of a city state, one of the most prosperous on the planet, then an Imperial Army regiment stranded on the world since the rest of their force moved on. While the latter are most likely the group people will be interested in the most, the former does give some insight into the story’s direction and the impact of the war. Better yet, some idea of what the world was like prior to the wasteland it returned to being following the attack. Not much but enough of a hint to keep things interesting.

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