Dec 09, 2021

Heroes Die

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  • Title: Heroes Die
  • Author: Matthew Woodring Stover
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Heroes Die

✓ Heroes Die ✓ Matthew Woodring Stover ✓ Heroes Die ✓ Matthew Woodring Stover - Heroes Die, Heroes Die HEROES DIEBut Caine s no hero He s an assassin Renowned throughout the land of Ankhana as the Blade of Tyshalle Caine has killed his share of monarchs and commoners villains and heroes He is relentl Heroes Die

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  1. Okay, let me get the followingBOLD STATEMENT out of the way If I absolutely HAD to choose my single favorite BADASS action protagonist of all time HARI MICHELSON AKA CAINE would get the nod Now I have read many books with main characters who went to 11 on the 10 level kick ass meter so picking a favorite or comparing one to the other is very hard to do However, overall, taking all aspects of nut stomping, bone breaking, dialogue delivering very important , head splitting, you done fucked with wr [...]


  2. WHOAH Blast of testosterone to the face in the midst of my romance novel obsession THIS WAS FANTASTIC So this book is really hard to describe, it takes place in a futuristic dystopian society that uses crazy technology to send actors to an alternate reality called Overworld, a traditional Fantasy ish world They are watched back home via virtual reality tech as the actors live in the Fantasy world, the fantasy people have no idea they re from an alternate dimension The hero, Hari, is basically th [...]


  3. In the author s own words, from the interview at the end of the book Q How would you describe Heroes Die A It s a piece of violent entertainment that is a meditation on violent entertainment as a concept in itself, and as a cultural obsession It s a love story romantic love, paternal love, repressed homoerotic love, love of money, of power, of country, love betrayed and love employed as both carrot and stick It s a book about all different kinds of heroes, and all the different ways they die It [...]


  4. This is an excellent book.Please allow me to open with a caveat or two First, I m a ChristianI mean an actual practicing one If you re a Christian and possibly this will apply to those of you in other belief systems as well you need to go into this knowing that it is not what I d call Christian friendly On the other hand if you can read a book realizing it s fiction and can take what it has to say that s worthwhile and not be offended that it doesn t agree with youI think you ll survive I m pret [...]


  5. This was recommended to me because of my devotion to The Fortunate Fall, and not without good reason It s a fantastic tale that requires patience at the beginning, but with each domino piece it sets up, it delivers one of the most exacting and brilliant payoffs I ve read in any SF or F work That s saying something.The novel is long and the crappy cover is off putting, but the length does the tale very excellent justice, so I recommend that ya ll just ignore the eyesore and pick up this classic B [...]


  6. If there s one word to describe Heroes Die it s Testosterone This book has some of the most graphically violent action scenes you ll find in anything written by Abercrombie or George RR Martin or any of the host of grimdark authors that have been populating the fantasy genre recently And just in case you didn t get enough Testosterone from the actual writing, the audio narration will have the short and curlies growing out of control from crotch to neck Stefan Rudnicki is the man and his deep thr [...]


  7. First off, cheers to Thomas Stacey for the recommendation This book is definitely going in as one of my absolute faves for 2017 I have lived every day of my life only to bring myself here to this moment and it has been worth every moment This author has written an epic love story that you re not even totally aware of until you re sucked in This isn t hearts and roses strewn on the floor This is like blood, guts, broken bones, severed limbs, bring down the gaddamn world kind of love story Like yo [...]


  8. Executive Summary Dark Fantasy Sci Fi that is gruesome in places than anything I ve read from Joe Abercrombie or George R.R Martin.Full ReviewIt s hard to believe this book was published in the late 90 s It would be right at home with all the Dark Fantasy that seems to be abundant these days This book is way gruesome in places than most of the so called grimdark fantasy I ve read recently This seems to be a book that has gone under the radar of most fantasy fans.This is definitely one of those [...]


  9. 5 StarsAfter nearly 15 years of being in my reading queue, Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover than lived up to my high expectations This brutally dark and twisted, and often funny science fiction fantasy blend is just so much damn fun I admit that I am sure that there are flaws in this book, in the plot, and even in our wonderful heroes, but to me it is as if Matthew Woodring Stover wrote this book just for me and my sick and twisted sense of humor Hot damn Stover even combines my favorite t [...]


  10. I forget, for long periods of time, how tremendously awesome epic fantasy books can be When they are well written, with high stakes, well drawn and fascinating characters, scenes and set pieces which fit together perfectly, constantly ratcheting up the tension and suspense reading experiences don t come much better for me.To be clear, this isn t pure epic fantasy it s a combination of fantasy and science fiction, where Actors from a future Earth go adventuring in Overworld which is a gritty non [...]


  11. My new favourite book that probably no one has read.Matthew Stover is the king of action You thought Mark Lawrence and Joe Abercrombie were gritty Heroes Die is outright nasty, then Glotka doesn t even hold a hot iron to this guy.The premise is interesting a mashup of sci fi and fantasy, where actors in a future earth strap into these chairs which send them to an alternate universe a fantasy medieval setting where their adventures are watched by millions of people back home Lots of opportunity f [...]


  12. 3.5 starsThe pros Great combat scenes, lots of fast paced action, dystopian future Earth reminiscent of ancient history repeating itself, and plots within plots all for your entertainment The cons Prolific profanity although I suppose it could be argued that it s all relevant and in character , graphic violence again relevant and in character , lust love seen through testosterone tinged viewpoint and only one decent character afloat in the grey morass of moral ambiguity Heroes Die drug me throug [...]


  13. Middle Earth meets Las Vegaswhere lesbian elves pimp hookers and manage casinos, pixy ferries groove as sexy lap warmers, and ogres and trolls are employed as bouncers HEROES DIE was such a kick in the rumpus The author has created rich, colorful worlds with strong characters that I loved, loathed, and followed with rapt attention The protagonist was deadlier than Chuck Norris or Bruce Lee The female leads were tough, intelligent, and yeah, sexy I hated to love the evil villain and loved to hate [...]


  14. My first novel by this author it was quite a pleasant surprise He handled two distinct worlds very well One is a high tech, rather dystopian world, the other one full of swords sorcery Not a new idea, but it was a rather new way of putting it together with plenty of excitement throughout The characters were well drawn with logical, sometimes complex motivations There were multiple heroic figures, plenty of bad guys, they didn t always stay where they started out They grew, diminished or died in [...]


  15. Don t let the crappy cover fool you, this is a great book I m surprised this hasn t made its way to the big, or small, screen It has everything, kick ass main character who develops throughout the story , fast paced action, magic and fantasy elements, gods, war, a really touching love story and reality tv Wowjustwow.


  16. Wonderful brutal and full of intrigue and action Why Stover is not a standard bearer for fantasy I will never know Highly recommended.


  17. So there s this very popular actor, Hari Michaelson alright He plays Caine, a fully fledged badass who kicks all sorts of arse in a fantasy world Only Ankhana isn t actually a fictitious world, it really exists in a parallel dimension So, whenever people watch one of Caine s movies, they re watching stuff that s happening for real Now Caine picture a cross between Harry Callahan, Dutch off Predator, John McClane and Conan That s the sort of badass Caine is Actually, everybody s a mean sumbitch i [...]


  18. I loved this one It combines a bit of SciFi with a fantasy world, as it is about human actors who get transferred to another plane were they fight or assassinate people Those adventures get broadcasted at home for a lot of money.It was quite corey and bloody, and kept me well entertained all the time through.I clicked with the main character very fast, and loved to see his development over the course of the story Once I started it, it was really hard to put it down I will make sure to come back [...]


  19. Wow What a wild ride How do you save your girl when you ve been told you have to kill a god first This was a story that really did keep me guessing until the very end and what a great end


  20. So This book I m gonna go with 2.5 stars here I started this book a month and a half ago, give or take a couple days It felt like I was reading it forever and ever and there were times when I thought it would never end To be fair, there was a lot going on in my life that made reading take a back burner, but even when I did pick this book up, it just didn t grab me And in general, I think that s the problem I had overall I just kept waiting for this book, this story, to grab me and it never reall [...]


  21. To quote Matt Stover Fuck me like a virgin goat I m pretty torn on this one 4 stars, but that s probably the biggest round up from a 3 that I ll ever grant on I found the first half of this book to be a little bizarre As things started to click I got dragged into the story and the end made up for the confusion caused by the beginning.I still have a bunch of questions about the setting that I hope will be answered in the next volume of the series.


  22. What a breath of blood misted fresh air this one was There may not be anything new under the sun but Stover comes close with this unique blend of dystopian sci fi and magic and intrigue laden fantasy We follow protagonist Hari Michaelson, whose day job consists of teleporting to a parallel world or something like that, I got a little hazy on the exact rules that features elves, magic, a godlike emperor and that kind of stuff Once in this overworld he dons the role of mega badass Caine whose viol [...]


  23. Heroes DieMy husband loved this book so much that he made me read it I am glad I did I like badass heroes and Caine filled that role quite well I really enjoyed Stover s writing style which incorporated humor and heart amidst all the vulgarity and violence It made me like the characters when they would say a line such as Well, what s up her goddamn ass then There s probably five billion women that d sell both their tits and an ovary to spend one night with you Jesus Christ I don t know why but [...]


  24. I couldn t finish this one I renewed it 3 times because I wanted to be able to finish it, but I m giving up This is a fascinating story The world is interesting, complex and full of potential, as are the male characters It s well written and mostly believable But I m stuck on two major, major issues.1 What is with all the shit And I mean that literally I m no wilting lily who can t stand to read about graphic violence, grit and gore There just seems to be a never ending river of it in this book [...]


  25. An interesting meld of sf cyberpunk and fantasy Exciting and well plotted.In a near future Earth, government control has produced a strict caste society Hari Michaelson has struggled up from a Labor position, with the help of a rich patron, to become one of the most famous men on Earth but he is still only an Actor, subservient to those above him But when he is performing as Caine, sent through a breakthrough in physics to the Otherworld of Ankhana, where elves, ogres, wizards and thieves abound [...]


  26. The protagonist, CAINE, is one BADASS MOTHERFUCKER He doesn t take MESS from ANYBODY, not STUDIO HEADS, not GOD EMPERORS, not his BITCH DEITY WIIIIIIFE Watch him take out OVERWHEMLING numbers of cannon fodder with GRUESOME violence He fights with his RAZOR SHARP WITS, and HIS RAZOR SHARP KNIIIIIIIIIIIVES.You want distopian future SCIFI Here ya go You want FANTASY than you can handle FUCK YOU YOU GOT ITIt s like the MATRIX WITH ELLLLLLVESSPORT A VIOLENCE ERECTION TODAY, READ HEROES DIIIIIIIIIIII [...]


  27. Yesterday while searching the internet for under rated fantasy books I came across this book Heroes die I am really amazed as to why this series did not become much popular, may be people still liked reading tolkienesque fantasy at that time or the genre of grimdark was in its infancy stage at that time.This book has all the elements of grimdark to the brink, but the story is also one of the strong points of this book, the other being the world in which it is set.Some of the strong points of the [...]


  28. Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover is one of those often overlooked novels important to both science fiction and fantasy Hari Michaelson is better known as Caine, the Blade of Tyshelle, a brutal assassin on the world called Overworld His adventures are experienced by millions of people back home where his many assassinations and staggering body count have made him a superstar When Hari Caine s wife goes missing in Overworld he is sent against the world s newest dictator in a mission with litt [...]


  29. I had read so many amazing things about this book that maybe, just maybe, that s why I really liked it but I didn t love it The final product could not reach my expectations.Nevertheless, this is a really good book 100% adventure with a little bit of social commentary to spice things up The highlight is without a doubt Stover s ability to pull of some really good actions sequences They are written with so much clarity that I could see every movement, punch, kick, and roll in my head They are als [...]


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