Call To Arms

Call To Arms[PDF / Epub] ✅ Call To Arms Author Mitchel Scanlon – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Young swordsman Dieter Lanz suffers both victory and defeat in battle in a long, brutal campaign against an orc and goblin army Young swordsman Dieter Lanz suffers both victory and defeat in battle in a long, brutal campaign against an orc and goblin army. Could not finish this one Feel bad admitting that, as I really enjoyed Scanlon s Descent of Angels I am largely alone here, oh well as well as 15 Hours This one just fell really flat for me The main character, an 18 year old kid with little training, is essentially a super swordsman and outshines the veterans who are far and away better characters So beyond the pale for me it dragged me out of the story and I couldn t carry on. First English novel which I finished , I pretty fond of writer s writing style. Details Call to Arms by Mitchel ScanlonBlack Library Publishing320 Pages This is an advance copy review.Description Dieter Lanz is a young recruit to the 3rd Hochland Swordsmen, otherwise known as the Scarlets His regiment is called into battle when an orc army starts to rampage across the countryside, and when the Scarlets are defeated, Hochland is threatened with collapse As a desperation measure, legendary general Ludwig Von Grahl is brought out of retirement he is the last hope to stem Details Call to Arms by Mitchel ScanlonBlack Library Publishing320 Pages This is an advance copy review.Description Dieter Lanz is a young recruit to the 3rd Hochland Swordsmen, otherwise known as the Scarlets His regiment is called into battle when an orc army starts to rampage across the countryside, and when the Scarlets are defeated, Hochland is threatened with collapse As a desperation measure, legendary general Ludwig Von Grahl is brought out of retirement he is the last hope to stem the vicious green tide.Review It wasn t until I watched Star Wars, Episode One, The Phantom Menace when it dawned on me what bothered me about this novel Wellit s not just one thing, but it is a biggie in my estimation.I hate child prodigies The new kid that is awesome, has elite skills and never makes a bad move or decision Yeah Hate him.Why Because I can t relate to him He s a superhero A Player Character amongst a cast of NPCs Call to Arms is fairly entertaining but at no time was I worried about the primary protagonist There really is only one protagonist anyhow Everyone else seems like window dressing I ended up pulling for Holst and Gerhardt etcthan Dieter Skywalker Lang.Don t get me wrong, Mitchel Scanlon is a good writer I won t disparage the man s skill as a writer the scenes are nicely detailed Some bits are very well thought out and tasty For example the teen is accepted in to the regiment in a bit of ceremony that is very cool There are several scenes like this This isn t a bad book at all.My issues with the story are as follows 1 The protagonist isn t one I can get warmed up to Too good, on every level Makes no mistakes As a teen he s hardly challenged by anything that he faces.2 The side characters are under developed They remain fairly peripheral yet I pulled for themthan Dieter The roles they play are pretty typical soldier story fare You have the old hand that sleeps every chance he gets, the pessimist, the grizzled sergeant and dependable good captain and a couple shit bag troopers to serve as troublemakers.3 In general the novel is very four color I think it would work great as a graphic novel or series of comics The good guys are good and the bad guys are bad except a couple troublemakers who wear black hats I have to admit though that some Black Library authors write the same way, Dan Abnett among them I have to admit my preference is for authors that are able to leave the four color world and dig deep in to shades of grey having charactersprotagonists that are human, fallible, make mistakes, do the wrong thing and learn from it or not It gives them character Makes them easier to relate to.4 Aside from the earlier parts of the story I never really worried about who was going to win There were very few surprises in the plot.Again, I want to stress that the author is clearly a good writer, he can craft a scene, describe action nicely and all that I just feel like this novel fell a bit short I don t expect a batter to hit a home run every time at bat.Rating It was somewhat enjoyable although a bit of a chore to finish I kept hoping fordepth all the way to the end.2 of 5 Stars My 2 star rating of this book is a little misleading, so I ll clarify for the most part, I enjoyed this book, it s just the writing style was a bit of a pain for me to read It took me until half way through the book to remember why the name Mitchel Scanlon sounded familiar to me he s the man who wrote the only book I ve ever literally thrown across a room in my life Descent of Angels from the Horus Heresy series I was SO frustrated with it that I simply couldn t continue reading it It su My 2 star rating of this book is a little misleading, so I ll clarify for the most part, I enjoyed this book, it s just the writing style was a bit of a pain for me to read It took me until half way through the book to remember why the name Mitchel Scanlon sounded familiar to me he s the man who wrote the only book I ve ever literally thrown across a room in my life Descent of Angels from the Horus Heresy series I was SO frustrated with it that I simply couldn t continue reading it It suffered from the same problem as this book, only to a far greater degree.I don t know if anyone else has spotted this, but Scanlon feels the need to say the same thing in multiple ways in close proximity to each other I don t know if he thinks this adds emphasis or gravitas, but it just makes it very irritating to read, and the reader ends up feeling like they ve received half the amount of story they could have.The characters in this book are great, I really warmed to them and hope to readabout them just, myabe, by a different author I m sorely tempted to paint up a unit of Empire swordsmen as the Scarlets to add in as a supporting unit for my army As a long time fantasy fan, and in particular empire series novels, I found this book to be enjoyable enough I felt compared to the other Empire Series warhammer novels this one lacked anything overly unique about it This is just the story of a young man who wants to fight for a slightly distinguished infantry brigade He does nothing wrong and everyone win s It just lacked anything special or unique.That being sad it still had everything that I love about these books Many fight scenes, lo As a long time fantasy fan, and in particular empire series novels, I found this book to be enjoyable enough I felt compared to the other Empire Series warhammer novels this one lacked anything overly unique about it This is just the story of a young man who wants to fight for a slightly distinguished infantry brigade He does nothing wrong and everyone win s It just lacked anything special or unique.That being sad it still had everything that I love about these books Many fight scenes, lots of big battles and in the end the good guys win like they should So if you like fantasy you probably will still like this but just don t expect anything earth shattering Sadly this is the only Mitchel Scanlon I haven t thoroughly enjoyed so far What I like most about him is his characters navel gazing the atmosphere he brings to his writing This felt like just onekid enters the army, fights beastmen tale Maybe somethingfun happened after I dropped out of the book a little under a quarter of the way through I hope so Nothing bad, but just not something that interests me Sadly this is the only Mitchel Scanlon I haven t thoroughly enjoyed so far What I like most about him is his characters navel gazing the atmosphere he brings to his writing This felt like just onekid enters the army, fights beastmen tale Maybe somethingfun happened after I dropped out of the book a little under a quarter of the way through I hope so Nothing bad, but just not something that interests me The book wasn t terrible, it was entertaining enough and did what it set out to do Unfortunately it didn t set out to do all that much It was all rather formulaic The characters were completely flat and one dimensional Orcs fighting humans and not much else.

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  • Paperback
  • 316 pages
  • Call To Arms
  • Mitchel Scanlon
  • English
  • 16 August 2019
  • 1844168123