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First off I want to say that I don't normally write reviews. I have to feel strongly about something, either positively or negatively, to bother writing a review. I definitely have strong feelings about Ultimatum Of a Nameless God. I am a self named American Otaku and bookworm. I read two to three books a week and Ultimatum of a Nameless God has been one of the best that I've read in the past three or four years. I do not mean the best in writing technique. You can tell that Mcgoldrick is new to writing. Ultimatum stumbled along in a few places, and didn't have the polish that seasoned authors give their books.
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But, what Ultimatum did have was a great story line, a dark hero, and the ability to surprise. I am so tired of these cookie cutter novels that follow the same outline and I can almost tell what's going to happen from chapter to chapter. For those of you who like books like that Ultimatum is like a punch to the face.
It is raw and no holds barred. He is not someone you would like to meet in a dark alley or even a sunlit street. Ultimatum is dark and unapologetic. It grabs you by the back of the neck and drags you along kicking and screaming. It will leave you gasping and begging for more.
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More of its rawness. This is not a YA novel. But, as you grow and mature you want your stories to grow and mature. As adults you want an adult story. This is a story that adult fantasy lovers can love. The world building in Ultimatum is spectacular, and allows the author incredible freedom and possibilities in future novels. I am only giving it two stars because I enjoy the story. I am partway through the second book and I honestly do not believe that these books were ever edited. There are hundreds of spelling or grammatical errors.
The author uses the wrong words or the wrong version of a word. Such as, you instead of your. There are instances where "with without" is used or other combinations. I tried to ignore the errors in the first book but the second book is actually worse. I am trying to push through since I paid for it but I honestly don't know if I will finish.
I am really surprised that Amazon let this get posted. I may contact them to be honest. If the errors were fixed I would really like these books. This is a book that deals with the ugly side of humanity in a LitRPG-style fantasy setting. We're dealing with an anti-hero, not a hero or villain.
It's a terrific read with only one flaw: If grammar issues are going to drive you nuts, steer clear. Otherwise, it's well worth your time. This is what makes Indy authors great. No publishing house would dare to publish anything as dark and violent as this book in the US even ten years ago. This is a well written book with excellent pacing. This book has a more interesting plot than a lot of the others in the genre. Character development is lacking in many of the secondary characters, but most of them don't live very long anyway.
The book has grammatical errors, a lot of them, they are rarely bad enough to pull you out of the story, but they were noticeable enough to cost the book one star. If you are looking for a dark, gritty, violent LitRPG and can over look some grammar errors, this book is for you. I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment. Lots of editing errors but the Lots of editing errors but the story as completely unique.
The main character is in no way a hero though so be warned. One person found this helpful. I enjoyed where the characters went. Would buy the next book in the series. Outstanding story, dark and gritty. Not tradiotnal litrpg but one that fantasy readers and litrpg fan will both love Book two is out FYI.
A bit slow in the beginning and the flash backs are okay. But, once it gets out of the beginning it becomes an amazing story. I can't wait for book 2. Worth the money I spent on this book. See all 82 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 1 year ago. Published on June 29, Published on June 14, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
They are a big part of my life like for others Harry Potter or LotR. When Paul and Chris made the anouncment that they work on a new Edge series I was excited but at the same time afraid because the whole story had an really good end. I loved the Immortals and thought that this was the end.. I mean it was heart breaking for me that my favourite book series of I wanted to read this book for so long but always was to afraid to do it.
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I mean it was heart breaking for me that my favourite book series of all time was to end!!! It was extremly difficult to get over that fact.
The Edge Chronicles 11: The Nameless One: First Book of Cade
I sufferd a lot.. I was afraid that the edge wouldnt be the same any more.. But I liked this book. And it was good to wait that long. But I like Cade and the book was lovely as always.. But it felt good and it is still the edge. Jul 04, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read Shelves: May 11, Mona Moon rated it really liked it. Like coming home, always. I love this series so much. Incredible world-building, all those tasty foods and diverse wildlife.
Also how the society evolves through the ages of flight, how the culture changes. The story reminded me a bit of the first Twig book but in reverse. Cade is used to urban living and is forced to adapt in the Deepwoods on his own, very cool to discover all the wonders of this forest again trough his eyes. Also it has a lovely message: And the reference to someone who reckognizes Cadeas an descentant to Twig who lived aaages ago..
Oct 13, Tiffany Liu rated it liked it Shelves: I would have loved to see Nate, but I guess he'll turn up in layer series. Plot wise 3 stars, there wasn't much of a plot, but this book is for creating the basis of Cade's story, so that's okay. World-building 4 stars, I liked seeing a bit of goblin culture, especially since they're usually described as either brawny without wit or sneaky or kind of dumb. God I feel like I need a reread. I loved this book. My favourite character was Rumblix because he's super cute and funny.
I loved this book so much, a great read for the whole family. But I read it by myself in 5 days. Jul 13, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: I was a little skeptical that this was going to be any good as now that there is much less Edge then there used to be the stories are pretty much confined to the Deepwoods and seeing as though the last two books have focuses on the great civilizations there I didn't think we needed another.
Fortunately we are introduced to a new, quieter area, the Farrow Ridges where fugitive Cade seeks to make a new life. This book has perhaps the best start to any of the Edge Chronicles as Cade leaps from a platform onto a phraxship. It's exciting and means Cade starts off more interesting than the previous heroes did. The Farrow Ridges is a great new setting with some quirky characters involved.
The trouble is very little happens here. When you consider that in Beyond the Deepwoods Twig traveled across the entire Edge, you realize that comparatively nothing happens here. There's an odd finale to the book which is a little more dramatic but it only ever feels like an excuse to put in a cameo from a Twig trilogy character. Despite this though, the book does have everything we've come to expect from an Edge Chronicles book. There's the return of many classic creatures, like prowlgrins and lots of new ones too like the titular Nameless One.
The phraxship at the start harks back to the Sky Pirates and is full of Edge races like Hammerhead Goblins. As always, Chris Riddell's illustrations are fantastic, bringing the characters and fantastic creatures to life. If anything, I would say the illustrations are better than ever, which is really saying something. Whilst this doesn't quite hit the highest heights of the series it is a welcome return and there are hints that the authors have some great plans for Cade and the Edge in the upcoming books.
Feb 28, Roya rated it really liked it Shelves: Cade's story begins at the top of a jutting gantry in Great Glade. He's about to jump aboard the Xanth Filatine as a stowaway and flee the city in the hopes that his uncle's opposers won't pursue him. The fact that he is related to the great descender, Nate Quarter, makes Cade a paramount target for The School of Flight don't you just love being hunted down by important, cryptic organizations?
Cade is eventually discovered as a stowaway and forced to jump ship literally. Sometime after, he f Cade's story begins at the top of a jutting gantry in Great Glade. Sometime after, he finds his way in a desolate but dangerous part of the Deepwoods; the Farrow Ridges. Here he makes friends, makes himself a suitable dwelling view spoiler [that isn't destroyed by storms hide spoiler ] , and faces the mysterious Nameless One.
Here in the Farrow Ridges, life is tough, but it is thrilling and adventurous, as Cade's adventures prove. This book was a bit hard to get into at first as all of Stewart's books have proven to be , but I liked it. I didn't think Cade was as intellectually bright as any of the other protagonists that have been displayed throughout the series, but he proved himself to be an affable character and I took a liking to him. This book was sweet, however I felt as if the epicness that was in the other books was missing here.
I'll always be devoted to the series, but this one left much to be desired. In a more positive note, this reminded me of the first installment in the series, Beyond the Deepwoods , and another survival story, Hatchet , both of which I truly enjoyed. I did enjoyed this, but my expectations shouldn't have been quite so high. View all 7 comments. Feb 19, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: I was surprised that it was rather When you think about it What did Twig in his first book? When you compare them, it seems that they get stuff done while Cade But still, I like it and I can't wait for the next one!
Am I the only one who wishes that Skyfare was real? Nov 30, Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wow a great book. I have not read any of these chronicles before but this one will not be my last! I liked how in a way it was old fashion but at the same time you could see it in everyday life. The main character is an 11 year old who is courageous, headstrong and had an adventurous spirt. Jan 14, Angus rated it it was amazing. A Great return to this epic set of tales. Feb 07, Karen Ullman rated it liked it. Enjoyed it, but not my kind of book. Luckily, as a school librarian, I know lots of students who will absolutely love this.
This is not a book review, just a bunch of random comments. I found this used book on sale at the library. It cost me a quarter. This book was printed in the UK. I live in Canada. This has happened to me before. I freaked out on page I had to save myself and the other characters. The Luck Goddess helped my character and the others. This dramatically changed the ending of the book. Nov 13, Dana Tuss rated it really liked it. Good action, fantastical beasts and a theme of kindness and friendship made this a good read.
My year-old suggested it to me — which made it even more fun to read. Until it ended with a damn teaser!!!!!! Alex and I may fight over who gets to read it first — and that would make my day! Read these as a Child, and can honestly say they make a good read today maybe for the nostalgia. Great illustrations, and an entirely unique setting to go with it. Oct 22, Kieran Gawn rated it it was amazing.
This book is about Cade Quarter who stows away on a phraxbarge seeking a new life in hive. Cade makes friends and enemies on the phraxbarge and has lots of adventures which leads him to nearly getting killed and having to jump off the phraxbarge when it had stopped at farrow ridges. Cade starts a new life at farrow ridges and makes lots of friends. Oct 23, Stefan Bachmann rated it it was amazing. I started reading The Edge Chronicles wayyyyyy back in the day, as a wee lad, and I loved them. Bought all the hardcovers.
I remember liking the later books less Freeglader and Vox, I think? And now I've Ok, backstory: And now I've just read this one. And it was so nice. The thing about the Edge Chronicles is that Paul Stewart and Chris Riddle have built an entire, rich, super intricate world. There're flying ships, bizarre fauna, sentient flora, social structures, maps, scientific laws, monsters, buoyant wood, phraxdust, a seemingly endless forest full of all sorts of weirdness.
And all that might sound really dry and boring, but it's not. It's fun and never too wordy or involved. And together with Riddel's illustrations and the fast-paced plots, it's just what makes these books so good. Now, about this book specifically: There's a huge floating sky-tavern, and an orphan or is he? Then there's a long part in the middle where our hero Cade builds a house. I coasted along entirely on nostalgia, and the descriptions of the wildlife in the Deepwoods, but I feel like if you haven't read the earlier books and aren't already invested in the world, this interlude might be kind of confusing and off-putting.
After the house-building bit there are various small-scale adventures, and then the book ends without resolving the main plots from early in the book. So pacing-wise and plotting-wise it's weird. However I will add: Anyway, that was a longer review than I normally write, but I really do want to recommend this series to people and future MG generations.
Reading this latest book reminded me of how much I loved these books as a kid, and how magical and engrossing they were, and while I haven't re-read them, and am a bit afraid to, I really think the early books are something special. I just bought the first five for my little brother for Christmas. I'm hoping for no less than utter adoration. Also, if you want to read these, I recommend starting with Beyond the Deepwoods. And for completion's sake: The Curse of the Gloamglozer is my favorite. The Nameless one was provided by Doubleday in return for an honest review I almost crapped my pants when I clicked on the goodreads email that said Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell were working on The Edge Chronicles again.
These books are my Harry Potter. I've been reading them since I was a teen and I credit Beyond the Deepwoods for turning me into a regular reader. When I first opened the book my reaction was: I eventually found out that there is an Edge book that I havent read. How this happened is beyond me! It turns out that The Nameless one is set hundreds of years into the future. Sanctaphrax is now an ancient ruin! I really need to read that book!! Nephew of the infamous decender Nate Quarter. He is about to become a stow away on the Xanth Filatine. The starting few chapters are were really promising.
Lots of interesting characters and potentially interesting plot lines. After Cade escapes the sky ship the book rapidly went downhill for me. Many threads of storylines were picked up and dumped. I know this is the first book in a trilogy but it still needs to be able to stand on its own like Beyond the Deepwoods did. The other characters in previous series all begin exciting journeys and adventures. Cade builds a house. Twig encountered numerous horrors in the twilight woods. Cade gets rained on and rides around on a prowlgrin.
The books namesake, or nameless-sake in this case only turns up for the last few pages and at that stage it just felt like something tacked on to try to keep the long time fans.
It just felt a little irrelevant. The Nameless One tried hard to capture the original magic of the Deepwoods but it wan't quite as successful. This review may seem quite harsh but I would still recommend it to readers looking for a new series to get into. I know Cade will more than likely come into his own in the second book. I also sometimes forget that I'm not 12 years old anymore and these books are not marketed for me! However I will still be waiting for the next one with the impatience of a 5 year old so that sort of balances things out ; Review originally posted on my blog here: Jun 15, Sam Whitehouse rated it really liked it Shelves: The Edge Chronicles is one of my top 3 book series of all time.
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