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EPUB ✓ MOBI Sword of the Bright Lady ☆ 9781616149888 õ [Reading] ➸ Sword of the Bright Lady By M.C. Planck – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Christopher Sinclair goes out for a walk on a mild Arizona evening and never comes back He stumbles into a freezing winter under an impossible night sky where magicCe In desperation he agrees to be drafted into an eternal war serving as a priest of the Bright Lady Goddess of Healing But when Marcius god of war offers the only hope of a way home to his wife Christopher pledges to him instead plunging the church into turmoil and setting him on a path of violence and notorie What I was hoping forWhat I was expectingWhat I gotNow I do feel a bit bad about having such a negative reaction because I consider the author or at least the author's online persona to be a generally awesome guyBut there really isn't much nice that I can say about this book I like the concept of tael although it does seem very very videogamey And overall this story might have worked better if it had just gone all the way and made itself a WoW fanfic It would have been a very creditable WoW fanficOthers before me have complained about this book seeming to be ripped out of a video game And the author himself has mentioned that this is his interpretation of a common gamer fantasy that of being the one RL person stuck in fantasyland The problem with writing a book about a fantasy that everyone has already had is that you have to do something to make it pretty darn interesting and compelling Harry Potter does this really well starting with Stock Tragic Boy who then becomes a compelling character with flaws and struggles trying to fit in in a strange and beautiful world all based on the similar premise of wish fulfillment stranger in a strange landThe other problem with writing a book about this type of video game fantasy is that this book fails at being a video game fantasy There is no video game plot Video game plots take you through various parts of the world jungleland desertland cryptville etc This Entire Book you spend at a save point changing your character's outfit talking to NPCs who have suffered arrows to the knee and impressing locals It also might have been the first draft of a much better novel One that outright admitted the MC was sucked into a video game and actually explored in depth the fear and displacement and horror at all the bloodshed That gave a hint of the possibility the MC might not make it That gave roles to other characters that were complex and GRRMartiny The first chapters touch on the feelings of displacement but then any depth gets sidelined in favor of lengthy descriptions of the financing concepts Gary Stu is bringing to KrynnWherever The MC character is a painful Gary Stu whose every roadblock exists only to prove how invincible he is and there are no characters developed beyond the most flimsy cardboard cutout Think of one of the NPCs in Diablo and you'll get backstory Every other character exists only as a foil for Gary Stu's successes And every conflict is resolved linearly within a ten page chapterThe author has said this book took about three months to write It could have benefited from some months Sadly it reads like a NaNoNovelFor one thing one of the things I was really hoping to see was Mechanical Engineer Awesome The MC is a supposed mechanical engineer who is going to change the world by industrializing Monty Python and the Holy Grail But there is VERY little mechanical engineer research done here and it translates to modern guy goes to medieval fantasy world and is somehow not killed and everyone loves him and instantly embraces all of the modernizations he brings Also hot chicks throw themselves at him which he manfully ignoresThe final battle seuence was pretty good if unsurprising But the final plot twist felt very very rushed I got royally sick of watching Christopher make stupid overly idealistic military decisions and then get rewarded for them Part of war is loss

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Christopher Sinclair goes out for a walk on a mild Arizona evening and never comes back He stumbles into a freezing winter under an impossible night sky where magic is real but bought at a terrible price A misplaced act of decency lands him in a brawl with an arrogant nobleman and puts him under a death senten 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum will probably read Sword of the Bright Lady and think what a peculiar world our protagonist Christopher Sinclair has landed in with all these funny magical rules and strange way of doing things On the other hand if you’re a gamer then you just might see things a bit differently and a lot of the elements will have that persistent familiar ringAs already pointed out by many reviewers the world of this book feels reminiscent of a video game For example gaining ranks and becoming powerful by defeating your enemies then plundering their bodies for loot is like the foundation of any role playing game Fortifying your base allocating your resources and delegating responsibilities to your minions while arming your fighters and supplying your crafters to make sure they churn out raw materials and products for the war effort also happens to be essential for strategy games And the golden rule of battles and duels in Sword of the Bright Lady – that is fight and deplete your opponent’s tael before they deplete yours – sounds extraordinary like the tongue in cheek “advice” I used to tell my raid group back when I was leading 25 mans in World of Warcraft “Let’s all try and get the boss’ hit points to zero before he gets our hit points to zero please”There are many examples like this and as the author had confirmed in a comment on another blogger’s review that he had intended to write a book exploring what it would feel like to be an actual person in the games we play I had a lot of fun spotting the similarities and wondering what aspects might actually be subtle references to gaming The concept itself is REALLY cool The book begins with Christopher waking up in a strange new world with no memory of how he got there How many game narrative start off just like that? He gets drafted into an eternal war as an online gamer a war that goes on forever was one of those “AHA” moments for me because we all know in an MMO you can never truly “win” by serving as a priest of the Bright Lady joining the ranks of her followers who can heal wounds by using their magic and for the right price resurrect the dead another “AHA” But then drawn by the opportunity to return home to his own world Christopher goes and pledges himself to the god of war which sets off a series of unpredictable and violent eventsBy all rights I should have fallen in love with Sword of the Bright Lady After all I usually find myself drawn to any story with a gaming angle no matter how tenuous the link However in the end “love” might be too powerful a word to describe how I felt about the book though I did have fun and enjoyed reading it uite a bit There were just a few things that added up to keep me from embracing this one completelyFirstly something about Christopher just doesn’t sit right with me While I don’t pretend to be an expert on how a person would react when waking up to an unfamiliar world surrounded by strangers still Christopher’s behavior and many of his decisions and actions just didn’t seem realistic or normal to me And while he clearly didn’t know about all the ways of this new place he did seem to know uite a lot – perhaps too much to be believable And though I was aware of the nature of this fantasy world the people took to Christopher’s new ideas and projects much too easily with not much fuss or resistance at all which also didn’t feel very believable to meThis segues perfectly into my second point which is that the whole premise of this

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Sword of the Bright LadyTyTo win enough power to open a path home this mild mannered mechanical engineer must survive duelists assassins and the never ending threat of monsters with only his makeshift technology to compete with swords and magicBut the gods and demons have other plans Christopher's fate will save the world or destroy i I have grown weary with teenagers saving the world and magic being unlimited The main character in this novel is not a teenager the magic system Planck has built is neither free nor unlimited and the complexity of the world and story thrive because of both This book was a breath of fresh air