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Paul S. Kemp

Forfatter af The Old Republic: Deceived

39+ Værker 5,051 Medlemmer 119 Anmeldelser 8 Favorited

Om forfatteren

Paul S. Kemp is a fantasy author most known for his Forgotten Realms novels. He also has authored a popular Star Wars series. (Bowker Author Biography)

Includes the name: Kemp Paul S.

Omfatter også: Paul S. Kemp (2)

Serier

Værker af Paul S. Kemp

The Old Republic: Deceived (2011) 644 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Resurrection (2005) 614 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Lords of the Sith (2015) 572 eksemplarer, 26 anmeldelser
Star Wars: Crosscurrent (2010) 380 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Twilight Falling (2003) 291 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Shadowbred (2006) 267 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Halls of Stormweather (2000) — Forfatter — 261 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Shadow's Witness (2000) 252 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Dawn of Night (2004) 243 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Midnight's Mask (2005) 239 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Riptide (2011) 215 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Hammer and the Blade (2012) 214 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Shadowstorm (2007) 212 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Godborn: The Sundering, Book II (2013) 181 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Shadowrealm (2008) 170 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser

Associated Works

From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars (2017) — Bidragyder — 847 eksemplarer, 36 anmeldelser
Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues (2015) — Bidragyder — 79 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Worlds of Their Own (2008) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Sails and Sorcery: Tales of Nautical Fantasy (2007) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Horrors Beyond 2: Stories of Strange Creations (2007) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Children's Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination (2014) — Forord — 15 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Star Wars 2015 Del Rey Sampler (2015) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Kemp, Paul Svante
Andre navne
Kemp, Paul
Fødselsdato
1969
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Michigan, USA

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I'm not much of a fantasy novel type simply because of the overdone tropes but I wound up loving this story!

Looking back it's a pretty basic concept: Two rogue adventurers get in to trouble and things are't what they seem. Add in a couple damsels in distress and there you go. BUT once I actually sat down and got in to the story I was hooked by the depth of the characters. Witty writing, humor and realistic personalities shined through along with the twisting storytelling. the pacing was excellent with plenty of action so while the usual fantasy hallmarks were present they wove in very well.

I'm very likely to read the next book in the series which is very unlike my usual reading habits but that just attests to how unusually good I found this tory.
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MissNerdinatrix | 15 andre anmeldelser | Jun 26, 2024 |
This was about Ryloth. And for the umpteenth time for their freedom. The chapters involving the Twi'leks were more fleshed out than that of Master and Apprentice.

The only thing I have learned from their . . . Relationship was fear. Their interactions felt so empty, and Vader bowed before his master out fear, not loyalty.

The passage where The Emporer said he was a traitor to his loved ones, maybe in their eyes, but if you were groomed . . . does it make you a traitor?

I found a funny thing in one paragraph. Vader ignites his blade, and then in the next one, he activates it again? Was this an editorial mistake?

This story was totally action-packed with lots and lots of fight scenes, which was superb. I enjoyed it. Further, it was only about the Freedom fighters.

I felt this novel was short in explaining the relationship between Master and Apprentice. And I feel robbed. All in all, it's still a good novel in the new Canon.
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Aya666 | 25 andre anmeldelser | May 16, 2024 |
Prelim Review: This has been a banner year for me as far as old-school fantasy adventurer novels go. I get to add THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE to the list and I'm certainly glad for it.

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In the simplest terms this book is about two friends (two somewhat shady, definitely reckless and utterly unrepentant in their derring-do's adventurer friends) who's one last heist before they retire to a semi-respectable life brings about unforeseen consequences to trouble their lives.

Nix is a master thief with a whole satchel of useful 'gee-gaws' and quite a bit of cleverness. He's always trying to look ahead, but tends to miss the smaller things in the process.

Egil is a warrior Priest for the The Momentary God...and possibly the only worshiper. Not overly abundant with clever schemes like Nix, he's amazingly resilient and a tank in fights.

I'm never actually sure just how serious either one is being--they tend to go back and forth so quickly it takes a couple seconds to catch up and realize 'oh dear lord he was serious!'. Their friendship and support is a welcome balance to the novel, it grounds the book and keeps it from becoming too cynical or dark. And this book gets dark, make no mistake the villain(s) of this piece do horrific things in the name of greed and power.

Kemp's writing is quick, well paced and exciting...at least as far as when Egil and Nix are on the page. The sections devoted to Rakon and his machinations made me more than faintly queasy; when the full scope of the horror the Norristru men visited upon their own is made clear, I felt even worse. How anyone could do such a thing...well. Its disturbing.

I am of two minds in how Egil and Nix dealt with Rakon in the end. Its really no more than he deserved, but it drove home the fact we're not dealing with two guys who are saints. They're just as affected by their emotions and notions of right vs wrong as anyone else. Though it was heartening that they would face the consequences together if any came their way.

… (mere)
 
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lexilewords | 15 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
I'm not much of a fantasy novel type simply because of the overdone tropes but I wound up loving this story!

Looking back it's a pretty basic concept: Two rogue adventurers get in to trouble and things are't what they seem. Add in a couple damsels in distress and there you go. BUT once I actually sat down and got in to the story I was hooked by the depth of the characters. Witty writing, humor and realistic personalities shined through along with the twisting storytelling. the pacing was excellent with plenty of action so while the usual fantasy hallmarks were present they wove in very well.

I'm very likely to read the next book in the series which is very unlike my usual reading habits but that just attests to how unusually good I found this tory.
… (mere)
 
Markeret
NafizaBMC | 15 andre anmeldelser | Jun 11, 2023 |

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Værker
39
Also by
7
Medlemmer
5,051
Popularitet
#4,956
Vurdering
½ 3.7
Anmeldelser
119
ISBN
122
Sprog
10
Udvalgt
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