When second son Alexander Valentine loses his brother to an assassin's arrow, he discovers that his family protects an ancient secret and reluctantly finds himself at the center of the final battle of a war that was supposed to have ended two thousand years ago.
Pursued by the dark minions of an ancient enemy, Alexander flees to the mountain city of Glen Morillian where he discovers that he is the heir to the throne of Ruatha, one of the Seven Isles, but before he can claim the throne he must recover the ancient Thinblade. Seven were forged by the first Sovereign of the Seven Isles and bound to the bloodline of each of the seven Island Kings in exchange for their loyalty to the Old Law. Each sword is as long as a man's arm, as wide as a man’s thumb and so thin it can’t be seen when viewed from the edge.
Thinblade is the story of Alexander's quest to find the ancient sword, claim the throne of Ruatha, and raise an army to stand against the enemy that has awoken to claim dominion over all of the Seven Isles.
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A better written story the plot is fine but the writing style is very basic. For example all emotion is stated and then the charecters continue chatting as if they are not a experiencing those emotions.
More Drivel in a competative genre.
I didn't , after 7 hours I gave in. I hate what seems like nice suburban attitudes and nicey nicey ness being applied to medieval/ fantasy worlds. people in the world do not act like this and it makes it hard to relate to. I have nothing against the author but people don't think or act like soaps.
the people there mentality and attitude. I have a joint degree in politics and history, have read first and second hand source material of people from the tenth century all the way to the Napoleonic wars. (not every year obviously) people based in the medieval / renaissance era which is the closest I can relate this fantasy world to just wouldn't act like this. I know each author can just say well it my world people will act like this but its just odd and off putting. almost like reading a children's book with all the sharp edges taken out to save my fragile mind.
Steven Brand is a good narrator
well Americans will make a TV/movie out of just about anything so you never know do you.
With authors i mean top notch authors like Jennifer Fallon, Terry GoodKind, Robert Jordan, Anthony Ryan, Patrick Rothfuss and may many more out there this sloppy slow paced stuff just doesn't measure up. there seems to be more poor Fantasy / fiction genres than others and its getting tiring.