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by Django Wexler


I'm looking forward to more books from Django Wexler, however Sword and sorcery fans will find MEMORIES OF EMPIRE a very enjoyable one sitting reading experience.

I'm looking forward to more books from Django Wexler, however. He's got a really amazing imagination, and I like the way he creates a sort of anime/manga atmosphere in his stories. Sword and sorcery fans will find MEMORIES OF EMPIRE a very enjoyable one sitting reading experience.

Memories of Empire book.

Veil thought her life had ended the day her father sold her to a passing slaver. When the slaver's caravan is butchered by a lone attacker, her only chance for survival is to forge an unlikely friendship with the mercenary, Corvus. Beset on all sides by pursuing demons, she wonders if death wouldn't have been preferable.

ALSO BY DJANGO WEXLER THE SHADOW CAMPAIGNS The Thousand Names The Shadow Throne The Price of Valor The . This book is an original publication of New American Library.

ALSO BY DJANGO WEXLER THE SHADOW CAMPAIGNS The Thousand Names The Shadow Throne The Price of Valor The Shadow of Elysium (a novella) THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY NOVELS Th.

She struggled to keep her breathing even. She tried to think, eyes closed. k in the rock, into the pleasant air of the strange valley. Alex had been saying something, something urgent, but Winter hadn’t been able to focus. Days of exhaustion and terror, too long deferred, had come to claim their due. So where am I? Carefully, she cracked one eye. Her bed was at one end of a long row of beds

Django Wexler writes fantasy, science fiction, and horror

Django Wexler writes fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Originally from New York, Wexler has settled for the moment in Pittsburgh.

As the roar of the guns subsides and the smoke of battle clears, the country of Vordan is offered a fragile peace. After their shattering defeats at the hands of brilliant General Janus bet Vhalnich, the opposing powers have called all sides to the negotiating table in hopes of securing an end to the war. Queen Raesinia of Vordan is anxious to see the return of peace, but Janus insists that any peace with the implacable Sworn Church of Elysium is doomed to fail.

Django Wexler is an American fantasy author. He has published the "flintlock fantasy" series The Shadow Campaigns (2013–2018), the young adult Forbidden Library fantasy series, and other works. He later worked as a programmer and writer for Microsoft in Seattle before turning to writing fiction full-time.

Город: Seattle, WAПодписчиков: 7 ты. себе: Author of The Shadow Campaigns, The Forb. себе: Author of The Shadow Campaigns, The Forbidden Library, and The Wells of Sorcery.

Veil thought her life had ended the day her father sold her to a passing slaver. When the slaver's caravan is butchered by a lone attacker, her only chance for survival is to forge an unlikely friendship with the mercenary, Corvus. Beset on all sides by pursuing demons, she wonders if death wouldn't have been easier. Unbeknownst to Veil, Corvus, an apparently invincible swordsman, searches for the fragments of his past. Cutting a bloody swath across the Empire, now humbled by the Khaev invasion, he seeks only to know who he is. On the other side of the continent, Kei and her partner reluctantly join a mission to hunt down a rogue sorcerer. The expedition is led by an eccentric noble with a penchant for getting everyone around her killed. Kei's misgivings only increase when she's introduced to their erstwhile ally, the shadow spirit Jyo-raku. However, she is duty bound to obey her commander. Different lives; different paths. Each seeking destiny. Unaware they are merely the pawns of ancient spirits, players in a deadly game that will ultimately bring them together for the greatest prize of all.
The Sinners from Mitar
This book was okay, but... that's it. Just okay.

The book has entertaining visuals and concepts, and it has a LOT of potential. The only problem is that there are a lot of things in the book that should have been cut out or changed to better match the character's. There are a lot of scenes that just go on and on... and characters end up doing things, well, out of character. Also, the expression "Some things are better left unsaid" come to mind for some of the scenes.

With more editing put into the book and character development, it would have been a better read. Don't get me wrong--I finished the book with a sense of satisfaction, because there was a distinctive beginning, middle, and end. There was just a sense of weeding through what wasn't needed in order to get to those good bits.

I'm looking forward to more books from Django Wexler, however. He's got a really amazing imagination, and I like the way he creates a sort of anime/manga atmosphere in his stories.

With that said... I hope you all consider reading the book for yourselves to see whether or not you like it. :)
Yanki
I loved this book, i've read it at least a dozen times.
It has so much potential to be more, i want to know about corvus before he lost his memory and what happens to everyone after this book.
I'd love it if the author would write another book or two!
Nidor
Great Read
Butius
The Imperial Empire had become complacent and hedonistic so it wasn't very difficult for the Khaevs to conquer and occupy the Imperials. Far away in the desert, a caravan is attacked by Corvus dressed all in black who kills everyone except Veil and that was because she was hidden under a dead woman's body. Having been sold into slavery by her father, Veil has no place to go except with Corvus who grudgingly accepts her company.

Corvus is a man on a mission, an annesiac who wants to find out who he is. The duo travels out of the desert to Corsa where he takes his sword to an expert to find out the providence. It belonged to a person also named Corvus two hundred years ago who was the First of the two Hundred best Khaev swordsmen. Veil and Corvus are of interest to the spirits Sybian and Saya who arrange mortals both Imperial and Khaev like chess pieces until they can exploit them.

It is hard to believe that this is Django Wexter's debut novel because it is as well written and character driven as a Terry Brooks or Robert Jordan novel. Veil humanizes Corvus through her force of her personality changing him from an obsessed individual be a man who cares about others. The Imperials and the Khaevs are reminiscent of the Romans. Sword and sorcery fans will find MEMORIES OF EMPIRE a very enjoyable one sitting reading experience.

Harriet Klausner
Xmatarryto
In Memories of Empire, Django Wexler creates a fantasy world with both depth and breadth, pitting numerous nations, factions, and personalities against each other in a setting that oozes with a "lived-in" feel. This ambitious debut novel primarily follows the story of Veil and Corvus, an escaped would-be slave and a seemingly unstoppable mercenary, and the story of Kei and Kit, a pair of drake-riders sent to escort an arrogant noblewoman as she hunts a rebel sorcerer.

Wexler lays out a profusion of plot threads and then leaps between them deftly, braiding them into each other one by one until the novel reaches its climax. While it can be a bit of work to keep track of who's plotting what against whom, the characters are all strongly-drawn and easily distinguished from one another. The "big picture" doesn't become clear until the endgame, when no fewer than four factions collide in competition for what are finally revealed to be colossal stakes.

It's all a bit dizzying but, as with Steven Erikson's books, the individual characters make it work. Wexler makes it easy to cheer for Veil or Kei to get out of various tight corners, even if the reasons they were in those corners to begin with are rarely clear. While there are plenty of standardized fantasy trappings in evidence, Wexler provides more than enough twists and surprises to keep the whole endeavor from feeling overly-familiar. And if it's hard to keep track of what's happening when it happens, the ending does an excellent job of revealing who's been doing what to our heroes and why.

It has its flaws, to be sure. The characters' motivations can come across as murky and arbitrary; in the early going, Veil in particular seems to be "going thataway" just for want of anything better to do. And with this many main and ancillary characters roaming the landscape, I do wish Wexler would have chosen names that were as easily distinguishable from on another as the personalities; witness the scene involving Kit, Kei, and Karl.

Most troubling, however, is the wretched condition of the text. This is, without question, the most poorly-edited novel I have ever purchased. Medallion Press is a legitimate small publisher, but based on the standards of line-editing represented by Empire, one could be forgiven for thinking they're a vanity press scam-house. The text is liberally sprinkled with obvious misspellings, spaces in the middle of words, random punctuation and capitalizations, and absent carriage returns.

The typos are merely annoying and unprofessional; it's the missed section breaks that can yank the reader violently out of the story to pause and figure out just what the hell is going on. The text does no favors in helping the reader keep track of Wexler's numerous plot threads; way too many scenes arbitrarily blur into one another. The most egregious mistake happens during what were clearly supposed to be a pair of short scenes showing Kit and Kei waking up at their campsite, and then flying above the countryside on their mounts. With the section break missing, it reads as though the two riders somehow have set up bedrolls and a campfire while in the air.

For the sake of both Medallion Press and its authors, one would hope that the editor responsible for this debacle has been fired and replaced by somebody who knows how to read.

Still, warts and all, Wexler's debut outing is a worthwhile read. Fans of George R. R. Martin, Steven Erikson, or Japanese anime will find plenty to enjoy. If you have a taste for Byzantine magic-powered scheming, if you like to see larger-than-life heroes prowling a landscape populated by powerful, cunning spirits and well-developed cultures that feel like they exist even when the reader isn't watching, give this novel a look.
Memories of Empire ebook
Author:
Django Wexler
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Fantasy
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Medallion Press (September 1, 2005)
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561 pages
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