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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Sixty miles off the coast of Star Gleam City lies a dark tower that rises high above the surrounding ocean. The tower, a prison constructed long ago, is known by only one name: Built to hold the most powerful wizards ever known, its powers are immense and not fully understood. Rumors abound that protecting the tower from intruders are two supernatural guardians, one in the water and one on land, that must be defeated before entry can be gained. But inside the tower is the only man that can help Quinton remove the mark of the damned that binds him to the Lord of the Underworld.
Quinton must challenge the guardians and solve the ancient secret of the tower or risk becoming a slave to the Underworld forever. As he races to free the mysterious man, one of the guardians attacks him in a way he never expected, and he must fight to save both his hope and his heart before the Tower of Regret claims another victim. Read more Read less. Books In This Series 8 Books. Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.
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I loved the first two books, and this one was no different.
The Fly Guild
Excellent characters, good plot, and well-paced. The only disappointment was that I finished it too quickly and now I have to wait for the next installment in Quentin's saga. One person found this helpful. This book was written extremely well, It continues where the last book left off, with Quinton left to find the wizard to remove his curse.
The author writes in a manner that keeps the action coming, It is a good series up to this point and look forward to the next book in the series and hope its as good as the rest.
This Fly Guild Series is the best. If you start you can"t put it down. The detail makes you feel like your there. Martin's free city of Braavos, only it seems to be built on the ruins of something even grander and more mysterious. Whether it's the people or the surroundings, he knows when to leave off on the details and let the reader fill in the rest.
This is the type of style that I love to read.
The mind is free to supply some of the smaller details, letting the reader immerse themselves into the story. The Fly Guild takes the prot Todd Shryock spins a fine tale. The Fly Guild takes the protagonist on a satisfying arc of development, leaving us to wonder what new adventures he will face in the next installment. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and will keep an eye out for 'The Deepening Reach'.
Jan 24, Jay Merin rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Fly Guild is a fast paced, action packed novel that reminds me somewhat of Bernard Cromwell's Harlequin mixed with quite a bit of Oliver Twist. The world of the novel is a fantasy one, where orcs, elves and magic exist, but such fantastical elements are very rare in the narrative as the focus of the story is on Quinton and his tough scramble from desperate boy on the street to competent member of The Fly Guild. There is far more attention paid to poverty, corruption, violence and hopelessnes The Fly Guild is a fast paced, action packed novel that reminds me somewhat of Bernard Cromwell's Harlequin mixed with quite a bit of Oliver Twist.
There is far more attention paid to poverty, corruption, violence and hopelessness of the lower classes than there is on dwarves or magic swords Todd Shryock's characterizations are excellent; he does a wonderful job of setting up rivalries and new antagonists while always coming back to tie up loose ends and see all conflicts resolved, save perhaps a few near the end that seem clearly intended to be "stories for another time.
I highly recommend The Fly Guild to anyone interested in fantasy stories with coming of age or the hero's journey style narratives, especially to those who are fans of thieves guilds, medieval-ish city settings, and even those who like anti-heroes who aren't squeaky clean but still are people you can root for. Really good read New and different, had trouble putting it down, hope there a sequel I would keep this if it was a paper book. Mar 28, pdarnold rated it liked it Shelves: I really wanted to love this story, but found I only like it. I am guessing this is geared for the YA market, and this market seems to be getting darker and darker in content as time goes by.
This is a rather dark, grim, almost hopeless story. There are bits of brightness here and there, bits of hope and kindness, but not much. It grabs you by the throat and won't let go, and at the end I found myself feeling like I had been holding my breath and was finally able to exhale. Nearly all victims ar I really wanted to love this story, but found I only like it. Nearly all victims are children from rather young to bridging adult in age. There is a hint towards sexual abuse I truly thank the author for not giving details several authors deem it necessary to add graphic details of child abuse, and that sickens me.
Rereading my review thus far, it would seem I didn't like it, however, I do. There is a lot going on, the atmosphere is medieval, even Oliver Twistian but darker, the main character is likable and I was rooting for him throughout. There is much rivalry loser usually ending with a horrible punishment or dead and there is some comradery Since you really shouldn't trust anyone!
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Thievery, guild, orphans, rivalry, subtle magic, competition, Masters and maggots the kids shanghaied into the guild , a lot of fighting, death, apprehensive friendship, "some" slightly gory descriptive details of wounds received, fearing for life as well as when or what you'll eat next, betrayal, boyish description of the female anatomy, prostitution - but without any detailed description, hoping for a better future, hoping for freedom.
I will continue the series. LOVE the cover art!!! Jun 25, Mark rated it really liked it.
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I'm very upset right now, this book has been out for several years and it has never come across my Amazon recommendations??? One of the best thief books I've ever read. Book was darker then I expected, which only added to how much I enjoyed the read. Starts like most other books of this nature, orphaned boy is taken in by a thief guild in a city where the rich and poor are divided by a wall.
There is a kind of "agreement" between the two sides, the guild has run of the poor side, while leaving th I'm very upset right now, this book has been out for several years and it has never come across my Amazon recommendations??? There is a kind of "agreement" between the two sides, the guild has run of the poor side, while leaving the rich side alone.
I've read similar stories, but what I loved here was how Quinton really changes, in the beginning he's a skinny boy who's taken in because of his skill in climbing. By the end, while he's still a little naive and trusts the wrong people - he's a force to be reckoned with. And using the Laws of his Guild, he's able to rise quickly and acquire some nice "items" along the way.
The end was a explosion of action as well, I loved it and bought book 2. Can't wait to start it. Great book and I liked it a lot! Especially if you like stories around thief guilds as I do! Don't want to tell to much more as I then usually get into writing spoilers so I'll just quote Michael G. Thomas "I've read a number of great books recently and this one stuck out as being something extra special. It is an exciting fantasy tale that mixes the best elements of Ladyhawke, Dungeons and Dragons and Prince of Persia".
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The Fly Guild by Todd Shryock
Mar 07, Joe Cobb rated it it was amazing. Fantastic read, More than worth the cost of the kindle download and hours of good fantasy. Very talented author, I'm currently into the second book and it is also well written and very entertaining in my opinion. Support this Ohio author! An interesting book, shows the horrors of the age. Janet Dozier rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Experiment BL rated it liked it Dec 04,