Published by Orbit on February 21, 2017
Genres: Epic, Fantasy
Format: eBook, Paperback
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Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best -- the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld.
Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.
It's time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.
I don’t even know where to begin, this officially became one of my ALL time favorite books. Like I loved EVERYTHING about this book. It was adventurous, hilarious, heartbreaking and amazing. I loved the characters, the story, the side characters, the fight scenes and even the world. I want to watch this book, it would make one hell of a movie or a series. I don’t reread but I could 100% read this again.
The story is an epic fantasy that follow a band of mercenaries that have long since retired. They aren’t as young as they used to be. The story follows Saga and is told in one of the band members POV which I thought was really well done since Clay Copper was so likable and hilarious. The world is true fantasy with monsters, elves, mythical creatures and some really weird one. One of the band mates wants to get the band back together to help him save his daughter. Like a reunion tour, if you are thinking rock bands you are not that far off, I do believe a lot of the bands in this book are suppose to resemble rock bands. Instead of instruments they use weapons. I loved it. The entire cast of side band are just as awesome as the main band Saga. I can’t even put into words how amazing the idea of this was.
You really get such a wonderful world build and character development. You get a sense of true friendship between these men and how far they will go for each other even if they haven’t been as close in the last 20+ years. Each character has a strong back story and each character you learn so much about that you can feel a bond with them also. I think I really liked how it was told after their glory days and when they bend over they crack and make noises just liked I do. 😀
Hilarious, I never read an Epic Fantasy this fun. I laughed so hard at some points that I had to put the book down to get myself together. I loved every minute of it. Clay was 100% my favorite character but Moog the Magic Guy was so funny. Half the time no one knew what he was going to do next. The banter between the characters and the sarcasm just made this book enjoyable and fun to read.
While this story had an ending, it was nice to see that it was left often to explore more of the world with new characters and I can’t wait to read the next book. I am hoping for a few cameos from Saga since I really did enjoy spending time with all of them. This book will last with me for a very long time.
This is a 5 star for me and one that I will love forever. I haven’t had a book in such a long time that made me so sad when it was over. I am looking forward to the next book and I am hoping the author will write maybe one more. I would love to get more chances to see how this world and story evolves. I can’t recommend this enough, it is an amazing read and one I highly recommend!
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