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The Barrows: The Gryphonpike Chronicles Omnibus

by Annie Bellet

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I have enjoyed the characters and their interaction with each other. The stories are good, though short and to the point. ( )
  Jan24 | Feb 21, 2014 |
This is a boxed set of four sword & sorcery fantasy novellas. I had the distinct pleasure of reading one previously (Witch Hunt (The Gryphonpike Chronicles)) and the following three are just as good. The concept isn't particularly new -- a group of traveling adventurers have a series of adventures -- but these are better written than the average. Author Annie Bellet has a good sense of story and pacing, as well as a fantastic imagination, and her use of "Killer" and her lost identity as an overarching storyline pulls the series together.

Especially enjoyable for this reviewer is "A Stone's Throw," which explores the deeper characterization of the group's rogue, Drake, and gives him a chance to shine on stage. While the final novella, "Dead of Knight," spends a bit of time showcasing the group's magic user, Rahiel, it doesn't provide the deeper characterization and leaves the little pixie-goblin as much of a mystery as before.

I have no hesitation in recommending these four novellas to fans of S&S. If the proofreading had been a bit more precise, the boxed set would have earned five strong stars.

Please note that I received a free copy of this title through the LibraryThing Member Giveaway program in exchange for an honest review. The price of the story has no bearing upon the review received.
  GunnarGrey | Nov 17, 2013 |
*** Received this book from a LibrayThing Giveaway*

I truly enjoyed this book. It was a fun and entertaining collection of fantasy/adventure short stories.
The characters were colorful and tough. I couldn't help wanting to get to know them better. On the downside, the dialogue was not very strong.

Overall 3.5 stars. ( )
  nubian_princesa | Nov 13, 2013 |
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The collection comprises:

Witch Hunt,
Twice Drowned Dragon,
A Stone's Throw,
Dead of Knight.

Please DO NOT combine with The Gryphonpike Chronicles: The Complete Series as that contains an additional 2 novellas.
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