(The Stragglers Mask (Umbrakin #1)) [PDF FREE] ✓ Juho Pohjalainen
Gods of Aberdeen oThe story is a good mixf comedy and drama with little footnotes sprinkled here and there to give you tidbits Monsieur Linh and His Child of lore I fully enjoyed my time with it and I ve beenff the fantasy train for a long whileContent wise I d give it a PG13 Destino or something Little to no sexual content but a fair numberf people die uite brutally I d feel comfortable giving it to anyone you d give a LOTR book A really fun read that still could be tighter in places though my gripes are pretty minor considering the big picture For a character driven story it s weird how there s a bunch From Plassey to Partition and After: A History of Modern India of undeveloped characters who could ve been axed in favorf just a couple La felicità è un muscolo volontario or so fleshedut nes I also felt a slump somewhere around halfway through where a lot f stuff Red Blooded Murder occurs but it dawnsn the reader that little f it is f real conseuence The worldbuilding however is refreshing and I d verge The Third Policeman on saying somef the most interesting parts go under utilized if I didn t suspect there s novels set in this universe to come The story picks up a lot Mixed Blood of momentum towards the end too and gets wrapped up wellAll in A tale that lays the foundations for a mythos worthyf TolkienThe classic fantasy tale Un contratto conveniente of a meek underdog who ventures from home for selfish reasons finds himself swept up in forces beyond his control and ends up doing some character building in the processThe author has clearly spent some time constructing a world with seasons moons nations and politics allf its La tavola fiamminga own This read was enjoyable for this setting as much as for the narrative if not The first thirdr so was rough as I had to backtrack several times to remind myself Cracked Dreams of what had just happened and who all these people were The rich lush descriptionsf settings and ften hilarious footnotes sometimes lingered ff the story track just long enough to hinder jumping back Novelle Rusticane onOnce the villains start to really emerge though the purple prose backsff a little and the plot gets its hooks in Other than a couple f deus ex machinas and some things that just make you go wha the story leads to a satisfying conclusion while still leaving the reader wanting These minor flaws are entirely forgivable in the face f the incredible world the author has made I unreservedly give The Straggler s Mask highest marks I think what a lot Toy Box: Silk of people seem to forget is there s a plethoraf readers A Great Big Shining Star out there who don t find constant action particularly enjoyableThat s not to excuse the author for the points where it really seemed to stretchn but for me those points were very few Two in fact were notable One near the beginning and Rail-Trails Midwest Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin one near the end were honestly longer than they needed to be just like this partf the reviewRegardless I really did appreciate the little details the footnotes the thoughts from the narrator It all meshed rather well for me Though that might be due to the vigilance I have when reading a book like this See I don t read a lot Or much at all I don t find bestsellers r classics all that interesting because they established the cliches I ve been bombarded with since birth So when a hook includes something atypical f the genre a scared and lonely tiny fuzz monster as a protagonist my attention is there I didn t let pertinent details slip my mind when reading a footnote and kept track The Witches of Gloucester of who was who rather easily Though I would have appreciated a bit time separating the individuals from the crew much like how it went toward the end That s neither here nor thereAnyways I ll tell you right now the hook delivers Peal s existence as a bugbear isn t just forgotten it s always there You re not reading about just another hero you re reading about a memberf a commonly disregarded species coming To Live Out Loud of age and being duped into a uest none Brodsky Utkin of his kind in their right mind would follow It s SatisfyingIf you re not afraidf your wn shadow give it a go Promise if you re at least as attentive as me you ll have your fill The Straggler s Mask is
A DECENT FIRST EFFORT BY A decent first effort by a author with likeable characters and interesting worldbuilding but is a little too long for its wn good and likes to go ff n a tangent to elaborate Why Not Call It Cow Juice on the worldbuildingThe Straggler s Mask follows an unlikely hero the bugbear Peal who gets swept up by things that are bigger than him and finds himself dealing with a whole lotf things he d rather not deal with As a protagonist he s a sympathetic little critter who s fun to read about and he meets several just as colorful companions during the course My Side of the Story of the story The characters arene After the Flood of the best partsf the book as they all have their wn uniue personality and uirks There wasn t a single character in the book whom I found unlikeableThe worldbuilding in Straggler s Mask is great too It clearly draws its influences from classic sword and sorcery Moorcock CA Smith et al than from Tolkienesue fantasy The world is interesting and weird fantasy in the truest sense f the word And boy does the worldbuilding go into detail Landscapes creatures even the astronomy Stop Bullying Me! of the world is described A lotf effort went into the worldbuilding and it Maddie Inherits a Cowboy offers up a lotf imaginative and exotic vistas which are a joy to imagineBut the worldbuilding also leads us to the bad part Still Alice of the book which is itsften plodding pace and the tendency Rasputin of the author to goff Royal Heirs Required on tangents There is even theccasional footnote and Hag's Nook once there is even a footnote within a footnote which serves to either explain a thing mentioned in the textr to interject a witty remark The story takes a
While To Pick Up And The Pacing to pick up and the pacing slows down to The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare offer the reader a deeper glimpse into the wonderfully built world Due to this the book ends up being a little longer than it probably should be There s plentyf adventure in it but it s not exactly fast paced and might have benefitted from being cut down a littleOverall it s a good debut title by a promising new author who knows how to develop a fascinating world and how to tell a good story nce he finally gets down
TO ACTUALLY LETTING IT UNFOLD AMID ALL THE WORLDBUILDINGGIVE actually letting it unfold amid all the worldbuildingGive a read if you like imaginative non generic fantasy excellent worldbuilding likeable characters n high stakes adventuresGive it a skip if you re 年下彼氏の恋愛管理癖 [Toshishita Kareshi no Renai Kanriguse] overly bothered by slow pacing the story goingff Slippery When Wet on tangents thatften The name the mask and all the responsibilities Julius Caesar: The Life and Times of the People’s Dictator of this dead human tell him to forget all his personal affairs like ritesf passage Die Schnapsstadt or that girl he fancied and push himut there to see whether he might actually be worth something You wouldn't bet La fortuna dei Wise on that and neither would he He uivers just thinking about the uest he's been putn How is he .
The Straggler s mask for me invokes an ld classical fantasy fantasy feel that I find rather charming From the introduction to ur unlikely hero you can certainly feel how By Pike and Dyke :A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic our protagonist Peal echos alotf a traditional hero being curious enough to want to leave his home yet scared Medioevo «superstizioso» of what lies beyond And like most heroesf myth he undergoes the hero s journey and the author does a good job to show how unprepared Peal is for his journey and how much he has to grow to survive his journeyThe book is not without its flaws however a few chapters into the story we are given a huge exposition dump by many newly introduced characters While it s understandable that the author wanted to throw Peal and by extension us the readers as well into an Death of a Dreamer ongoing situation it is a very heavy hurdle to crossver as we are fed alot The Beloved Scoundrel of information by alotf new faces in a relatively short amount Downcanyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon of timeHowever the story does pick upnce we are up to speed with the present moment the plot Il Barça offers alotf satisfying twist and turns with a fantastic world and good characters that made the slow chapters worthwhile to go through The book does a good job in its world building and while the additional notes do break up pacing it still adds extra insight into both the characters and the worldFor anyone looking for a good fantasy book I highly recommend The Straggler s Mask as a slow read where you take the time with it and soak in the world and its characters I received this book in ebook format as part f a First Reads giveaway Since this book is an ebook I had no idea how long it was although I rarely check The length f a book is hardly a factor as to whether r not I ll read it although it might be a factor as to when I read it Good books that are long rarely feel long for example the first couple f books in George R R Martin s Song The Countess of Fire and Ice series aka Gamef Thrones Unfortunately for this book there are parts where it feels like it drags Gully Dirt: On Exposing the Klan, Raising a Hog, and Escaping the South on Basedn a few and Goodreads searches I couldn t find any Kelttiläistarinoita other book written by this author therefore I m going to assume this is their first book I know it has to be hard to publish your first book not knowing how its going to be received by readers I don t like giving mediocre reviews to a debutante author but I did struggle with this book a lotI found it difficult to keep trackf all the characters as well as the story Sometimes I forgot where they are as they traveled I honestly forgot what their ultimate goal was until I got to the actual face ff with Nirvana Sometimes the point f view Uomini ad Auschwitz: Storia del più famigerato campo di sterminio nazista of the storyteller would change without notice and I had no idea who was speaking in the first person I went through about a 3 week dry spell where I didn t pick the book up at all because I was bored I still finished it because I refuse to leave a book unfinished but it felt a little arduousI did enjoy the conceptf the story an unsuspecting creature picking up the mantel Roma Noir of a legendary hero Peal is an interesting character though his skittishness and small stature don t really correlate to what I expect a bugbear to look liker behave Granted that s based A History of the Crusades, Volumes I, II and III (Boxed Set) on anld DD reference point The world the author created felt pretty imaginative and thought Love is the Enemy out However I don t know if I would have used Earththerwise you are setting the readers up to identify familiar areas Exhalation of the planet which they re not going to findI guess I m disappointed that I didn t like it as much as I wanted to I feel like this book could have been broken up into two novels If you re an aspiring new author perhaps a 600 page book with a complicated listf characters isn t the way to start This by no means deters me from reading by
this author unless the next novel is eually as disappointing Firstly Iauthor unless the next novel is eually as disappointing Firstly I come clean I know the guy who wrote this and read it before it was properly Galileo out So I do have a vested interest here But just like the Bloodhound Gang let me be Pacificn why I like this bookThe plot centers around this little rabbitdog thing who lives in a burrow with his Oglinda salvata other rabbit dog friends One day he gets the inclination to explore a bit and his curiosity leads to him inheriting the identity and missionf a dying hero The nly problem is he s still a clueless burrowing mammal whose species are coded to be huge cowards as a survival tactic So he s got a journey ahead f him to live up to his new namesake And uite a journey it is The book starts fairly standard as far as fantasy goes familiar woodlands and an approaching army Nemico of darkness But as it goesn you get to see some pretty wild locales and every new location expands upon your knowledge Cannella e polvere da sparo of the world at the same time as the main character Strengthne f the book is the scene setting it really brings them to life and makes you want to be there instead f a small town that s about to experience another ing Canadian winter AnywayStrength two are the characters They re uite grounded and develop nicely through the story making them easy to identify with Granted you can tell which nes are likely to bite the dust and I might prefer the side cast got a little development but that s hard to do when there s so many f them and you re already pushing 600 pages The main chars at least are very well done and play ff f each DOGA AST other well and the people they meetn their journeys are varied and interestingDespite its length the book is paced pretty well with maybe a little drag in the early sections Poems (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) of the journey I never got to a part that made me want to put the book down and I really got into it by the midpoint andn Ending exceeded expectations Overall I give it a hearty two thumbs up It s very much a classic fantasy book with influences you can probably tell immediately and the author admits himself But it s in the good with a hero s journey from small fry to 3 foot nothing savior a slow escalation in stakes and Bleach, Volume 05 of course a wizardr two and a demon Gather Together in My Name 1ST Edition or three thousand It doesn t fall into being a DND sourcebook copypastar a power wank for sad fat people It s not Orcs vs Gruff Grizzled Manly Men With Abs Who Have Like Three Girlfriends At Once It starts familiar but ends pretty wild without jumping any sharks The characters are uite human even when they aren t And. Last night Peal didn't even know what stars looked like Today he stands as the final desperate lifeline for a coming golden era No pressure I know what you're thinking just look at the poor creature but when your hero drops dead in the forest before the whole uest even starts you can't afford to be picky with stand ins So we saddle Peal with.
READ & DOWNLOAD The Stragglers Mask (Umbrakin #1)Urn Pentimento out to be irrelevant to the main plotNote I designed the interior layoutf this book and was paid for it by the author This is an unbiased review based La maga delle spezie on mywn reading experience after I had already been paid for my service If someone asked me to sum this book up in a single sentence I would probably call it an interesting blend f fable classic fantasy and sword and sorcery The SS influence is most noticeable which is not that strange considering that Michael Moorcock creator f Elric f Melnibon is cited as a major influence The influence however is taken slightly to far the book would probably have benefited from slightly fewer and slightly developed adventures The same goes for characters while many are well developed some f the main party never leave the background and their presence bring nothing to the story The whole thing also gets a little confusing there is a myriad Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear of named cities and nations and a whole cosmos to boot and the map at the beginningnly cover a few The Art of Teaching the Bible: A Practical Guide for Adults of them For a self published and presumably mostly self edited bookf this length there s not that many mistakes There s some grammarspelling mistakes a passage in the middle where east and west seem to have been confused and some Gaudi other minor things but never in a uantity that hurt the book The writing while sometimes a little uneven is generally enjoyable and the language is good and in defiancef its SS influences The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2 only use the word cyclopean like 3 times insteadf every fifth sentence uite tastefulI wonder whatever happened to view spoilerRime and Sir Voclain hide spoiler I discovered this book thanks to a friend who sent me the free digital version Even if the book remains very inspired by the great classics Astrología para principiantes of the genre and especially Michael Moorcock it is appreciable to see that the author did not stop to reuse the clich sf the medieval fantastic universe that Amen: what prayer can mean in a world beyond belief one see softenThe strengths No Puedo Perderte of the book are certainly the characters I particularly like the relationship between Ivar the great prince a little naive and the usurpe Now I usually never look at how long a book is If it s good it doesn t matter how long because you never want it to end This book though it s loooong and it sometimes seems to dragThis book plays with the conceptf a masked hero who either trains someone new to take In Every Heartbeat on his identityr undergoes some tragedy where a unlucky fellow suddenly finds him The Seraphim Code or herself takingn the masked identity But in this particular story the main character is not human He s a bugbear If you ve never heard f bug bears beforewell neither have I I googled imaged bugbears to give myself a visual andI was kind f disappointed From the name I think I imagined a miniature fluffy bear La fabbrica di cioccolato or something cute butur hero isn t meant to be cute and this isn t meant to be a cutesy story I had a couple Klara with A K of issues with trying to finish this book 1 There seemed to be miscellaneous content that I really didn t care for For instance some paragraphs have footnotes I have always found footnotes distracting from the flowf a story and these are no different You could probably read this whole book while ignoring the footnotes and you wouldn t miss much 2 Now I think it s great when authors create their Serving Sera own magical world that you can get sucked into Harry Potter is amazing because a partf us wish we could attend the mystical school Samurai! of Hogwarts However in this book the author seems to get lost in the detailsf creating his La meglio gioventù own world They are details that add nothing substantial to the book and it gets confusing There s a whole solar system with different planetsmoonswhatever are created with theirwn names I had to re
read different passages In the end I just gave up n trying to understand it all The last thingdifferent passages In the end I just gave up n trying to understand it all The last thing want to do when sitting down to enjoy a book is to have to sit down and take notes to map the whole book Solea out 3 So many characters with so many names Right when the book startsff you get introduced to tons By the Light of the Moon of characters and not allf them stick around for the entire book Rather than naming each character it would have been easier to follow the story as a reader if the author had used something generic like the wizard Molly Fyde and the Darkness Deep or thene bearded fellow I started Iconologia, Ovvero Immagini Di Tutte Le Cose Principali a Cui l'Umano Talento Ha Finto Un Corpo, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) offne passage convinced that character A was n the good side At the middle f the passage I realized that I could have been wrong I got my characters confused and character
A was actually evil Then at the end I was like waitthis dude actually is goodwas actually evil Then at the end I was like waitthis dude actually is good wasn t even sure who I was reading about and this doesn t happen in just Morte a credito one passage Onef the issues OS Graficos Do Ventilador: Identificando a Assincronia Paciente Ventilador E Otimizando as Definicoes of having so many characters is that it can be difficult to actually characterize them into people that your readers can recognize as individual entities besides their given name Too many names in the book sortf ruins it You can nly get attached to a few f the them while the rest are like background noise3 I wish this book would get to the point faster The main character is Mill Hill offn this adventure but he doesn t really know what s going Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost on because he got pushed into it At some point I would have liked to know why he isn this uest You eventually find This Poison Will Remain out but it s so vague for so long that I just wanted to skip to the end and know why in the world I was following this character as he just wanders aroundDespite allf these frustrations I have to admit there was something about this book that made me want to know the ending I had to know what happens to the main character and not all the villains can t easily be classified as good Un eroe dei nostri tempi or bad You grow to like the main character with his dry humor and sensef realness and you want to know why the antagonist is Geldsack on the side she sn because you can t help but be drawn to her I had to put the book down so many times but I also picked it up so many darn times There are moments when the book just flows This author isn t bad His writing is actually decent It s just all the unnecessary DETAILS that I personally didn t really care for and the slow plot that can sometimes drive forward at the speed Rescued by a Horse: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing of light and leave you confused If you re not as picky as me this really wouldn t be a terrible readI received this book through the Goodreads First Reads program and in exchange I provided an honest review. Upposed to protect and babysit theseversized cretins when all he's good for is staying The Secret of the Glass outf sight How can he find the path when he's never been Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes outside his burrow before Any chance anyone could even give him a hug Peal's face is covered under that mask now It conceals his meekness and gives him courage And the stars no longer look so gran.