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eBook Heroes of the Fallen ePub

by David J. West

  • ISBN: 0979607035
  • Category: Christian Denominations and Sects
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: David J. West
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WiDo Publishing; First Edition edition (April 14, 2010)
  • Pages: 306
  • ePub book: 1130 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1356 kb
  • Other: lrf azw lit txt
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 182

Description

Heroes of the Fallen book. I’ve found one of those in David J. West, whose HEROES OF THE FALLEN has imagination in spades.

Heroes of the Fallen book. The world created by West is fully realized and backed up by both firm historical knowledge and a good feel for mythology. If imagination is the engine for Heroic Fantasy, fine prose is the fuel.

David J. West writes dark fantasy and weird westerns because the voices in his head won't quiet until someone else . West writes dark fantasy and weird westerns because the voices in his head won't quiet until someone else can hear them. He is a great fan of sword & sorcery, ghosts and lost ruins, so of course he lives in Utah with his wife and children. Some of the absolutely finest writing in Heroes of the Fallen is found in the prologue: "bittersweet music of battle," "vaulted sky matches the raw ground," "cross guards of swords jutting," "white howl of the wolf," but there are wonderful little turns of phrase all the way through and the prose has the strong visual element that fantasy needs to become real.

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Comments

Akisame Akisame
I'll go ahead and start with the conclusion: I loved this book, and I can't wait for part 2.

Many other reviewers have remarked on this as well, but really, David J West's love of Robert E Howard-style tales is evident. "Heroes" has plenty of hulking, introspective champions and depraved, scheming villains.

People familiar with the Book of Mormon will find a lot of interest here as well. It is set during the time period and in the same place as the ending chapters of the Book of Mormon. To be specific, West weaves a tale around the events leading to the fall of the once-great Nephite nation. There is much good and evil contrast and more than a little Christianity sprinkled in.

But even with the religious tones, "Heroes" never bogs down in unnecessary navel gazing or talking heads. There's action aplenty and no boring stretches.

The very worst thing about Heroes of the Fallen was the cover. A book of this epic-ness deserves a Frazetta-style painting complete with tattered armor and deeply carved musculature.

I am a Mormon and a huge fan of action adventure fantasy, so every bit of this novel appealed to me. I loved it. I can't wait for part 2.
Quttaro Quttaro
I had not seen anything indicating this was part 1 or that it was a series. I was quite into the story line when it ended and left me hanging. I would have bought the next book but I couldn't find that another one exists.
Dianalmeena Dianalmeena
Heroic fantasy, the kind of tales that Robert E. Howard wrote, that Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote, that more recent writers such as David Gemmell wrote, is driven by the engine of sheer imagination more than any other genre, with the possible exception of SF. Good stories can be told in the field without venturing much beyond the seminal imagination of a Howard or a Burroughs, but it's very nice when you find an original vision at work. I've found one of those in David J. West ([...]), whose Heroes of the Fallen has imagination in spades. The world created by West is fully realized and backed up by both firm historical knowledge and a good feel for mythology.

The setting for Heroes is not the common pseudo-European one, either, but a dynamic "New World" one that provides all the same potentialities for storytelling without retracing the steps of earlier writers. West combines Mesoamerican history and myth with the stories and history found in The Book of Mormon to create a truly unique brand of heroic fantasy fiction. In places, the book reminds me of the fine 2006 movie Apocalypto, although I understand from the author of Heroes of the Fallen that the book was written before that movie came out. Both the book and the movie capture the essence of heroic literature while giving it a seldom seen Mesoamerican flavor.

If imagination is the engine for Heroic Fantasy, fine prose is the fuel. Here, too, West achieves. I'm a sucker for good poetical prose, for heightened language that draws you into the exotic worlds that the best Heroic Fantasy creates. Some of the absolutely finest writing in Heroes of the Fallen is found in the prologue: "bittersweet music of battle," "vaulted sky matches the raw ground," "cross guards of swords jutting," "white howl of the wolf," but there are wonderful little turns of phrase all the way through and the prose has the strong visual element that fantasy needs to become real.

The characters that West created for his story are powerful and original. I liked his heroes, loathed his villains. I could see the beginnings of character development in some of them, but this is only volume one in what is planned to become a series. I felt at times that there were almost too many characters, but the story will ultimately be a complicated and wide ranging one so West needed to introduce a lot of the players in this first volume. I understand from a brief email exchange with West that the second volume in the series will thin the character herd a bit. One thing that would have been helpful in the book is a Dramatis Persona page. It would certainly be a good idea for the sequel.

Overall, I much enjoyed immersing myself in West's world. It has a history and mythology that I wasn't very familiar with before, particularly from The Book of Mormon. I'll admit that I was a bit leery when I first found out the connection between the story and The Book of Mormon. I was worried about a certain "preachiness," but I needn't have been concerned. Although some of the lead characters in the story were indeed quite strong in their beliefs, it helps to add to the realism of the tale and doesn't come across as a screed on the part of the author. I still have much to learn about the background for the story, of course, but it's fascinating so far and I'll look forward to the next installment.

Do be aware that Heroes of the Fallen does not complete the story that is introduced in the prologue of the book. There is an ending to the tale, but only an interim ending that doesn't satisfy all the questions of how, when, and why. The second book, which is scheduled for publication in 2011 and is currently entitled Blood of Our Fathers, will bring the initial story arc to closure. I'll be looking forward to it.
Aver Aver
Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I wanted to see how this story was handled. I found it interesting to read this author's ideas on the last days of the Nephites and other tribes that we learn about in the Book of Mormon. I appreciated the way he taught gospel principles that apply to all Christians regardless of their religious affiliation by inserting them in the story while not being "preachy" about them. I enjoyed this book so much that I was disappointed when it came to an end and learned then that it was only the first in what I presume is going to be a series. I was also unhappy that I did not know before I started reading that this was only book 1 with no idea of when further books would be available. Now I will anxiously await further books in this series.