From the very first page, this first book in Tom Lloyd's new The God Fragments hurls you head-first into the action...the world that Lloyd wraps you in is just as gripping as his storytelling
Tom Lloyd's Stranger of Tempest is a fantasy adventure in the modern style, comfortably mixing gritty realism with swords and sorcery. Imagine Steven Erikson's Malazan marines teaming up with Lara Croft for a mad dash across Joe Abercrombie's Red Country with an unplanned detour through the forgotten deeps of Moria and you'll be most of the way there.
this is a great start to what I expect will be an amazing new series, and will appeal to those who, like me, felt bereft when Chris Wooding completed his Tales of the Ketty Jay series as well as fans of Scott Lynch.
A fun and fast paced romp in which a mercenary company's latest job goes horrendously wrong and they have to evade pursuit. A great cast and some very good action set pieces.
[. . .] tightly written heroic fantasy with deftly drawn characters in an intriguing, action-filled world
[. . .] an outstanding and refreshingly original work of fantasy fiction; and even in a genre crowded with incredible talent and content, it will undoubtedly stand out and, I hope, propel Tom centre-stage where he clearly now belongs
Grips you from the beginning and doesn't let go until the end. This is Tom Lloyd at his best