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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Long Awaited Sequel for Bahzell Bahnakson
Like the previous reviewer, I downloaded the preview from Baen books. I would suggest, in order to fully enjoy War God's Own, you really should read Oath of Swords (the first book) before reading War God's Own. While you might enjoy the latter, there are so many references, just in the preview, to characters and events in the first book, that I imagine it might be hard to...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Enjoyable, meaty, but not one of Weber's best
NOTE: This review contains MILD spoilers (two fantasy races and a type of magic) for anyone who hasn't already read the first book.
I found _Oath of Swords_ and _The War God's Own_ at the library last week and I'm hooked. That Weber is a mean, cruel guy. Whether it's Honor Harrington or Bahzell Bahnakson, he leaves me wanting the next story NOW. BUT--...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Long Awaited Sequel for Bahzell Bahnakson, 8. Februar 1998
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Like the previous reviewer, I downloaded the preview from Baen books. I would suggest, in order to fully enjoy War God's Own, you really should read Oath of Swords (the first book) before reading War God's Own. While you might enjoy the latter, there are so many references, just in the preview, to characters and events in the first book, that I imagine it might be hard to follow what's going on. For instance, the young knight's fury over the Ballad of Bahzell Bloody-Hand, a song that Brandark began composing in the first book, is based on Bahzell's adventures in Oath of Swords (I have hopes that Mr. Weber will let us see some of these lyrics someday). And the War God had to argue long and hard in the first book to recruit Bahzell, which is also, I gather, mentioned in the song, which the young knight thinks is making fun of his order and his god. And War God's Own picks up right where Oath of Swords ends. The tone of the previous book and the preview of this one are far lighter than Honor. (Weber does not appear to be near as hard on his characters in this series as he is on those in the Honor series.) There is humor, swashbuckling adventure, a charming reluctant hero and smart-mouthed sidekick, an entertaining supporting cast of characters, villainous bad guys, and some poor sods just trying to do the best they can in a bad situation. The good guys get rewarded and the bad guys get their come-uppance. What more could you ask of a book?

I like all of Weber's books, but I think I would have a real problem if both Honor Harrington and Bahzell Bahnakson came out at the same time and I had only enough money for one. I have a feeling Bahzell would win. In fact, I liked the preview so much I ordered it from Baen in the hopes that I might get it earlier than if I wait for the book to arrive at my local bookstore. (When it comes to books, I'm not very good at delayed gratification.)
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Klasse Fortsetzung zu "Oath of the Sword", 4. November 2003
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In "The War God's Own" geht es um die Weitereeise und Rückkehr nach Hause von Bahzell Bahnakson, eines Hradani (eine Menschliche Rasse mit Spitzohren und einer speziellen Art Rage/Wut, die diese zu Berserkern werden lässt). Bahzell wurde zum Ende des ersten Bands von Tomanak (dem Gott des Krieges, Mitglied der Götter des Lichst) zu einem seiner Champions erkoren. In TWGO erfährt Bahzell, dass es einen Ritter-Orden des Gotts Tomanak gibt, in dem er per Definition einen hohen Rang als Champion einnimmt. Da die Hradani bei den anderen menschlichen Rassen in sehr schlechten Ruf stehen, hat Bahzell einige Problem mit seiner neuen Stellung. Im Verlaufe des Buches reist Bahzell mit seinen neuen und alten Freunden nach Hause.
Ich habe diesen Fantasy Roman sehr genossen und fühlte mich gut unterhalten. Die Hauptpersonen sind sympathisch. Die Anzahl der Handlungsstränge ist recht gering (ein paar Personen weniger wären für mich noch etwas leichter gewesen ;-). Das Buch und die Sprache ist gut zu lesen. Wir bekommen ein gerüttelt Maß an Action und viel Humor zu lesen.
Da eine Reihe von Charakteren wiederkehren und viele Zusammenhänge sicherlich besser mit mehr Hintergrund zu verstehen sind, empfehle ich sehr, zuerst den ersten Teil der Mini-Serie "Oath of the Sword" zu lesen.
Da ich jeden Fantasy mit dem Herrn der Ringe messe, kann ich keine fünf Sterne geben. Trotzdem kann ich diesen Roman als gute Unterhaltung jedem sehr empfehlen.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Enjoyable, meaty, but not one of Weber's best, 15. Oktober 1998
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NOTE: This review contains MILD spoilers (two fantasy races and a type of magic) for anyone who hasn't already read the first book.
I found _Oath of Swords_ and _The War God's Own_ at the library last week and I'm hooked. That Weber is a mean, cruel guy. Whether it's Honor Harrington or Bahzell Bahnakson, he leaves me wanting the next story NOW. BUT--
Good point: Orfressa is a living sub-creation full of interesting characters and tantalizing hints. Bad point: By the second book I was having Dungeons & Dragons flashbacks. The next time I see half-elves, psionics, and dwarves spelled with a V together in a book, I'm gonna gag! I found myself calculating Bahzell's percentile strength, for cryin' out loud! Weber is a master of the use of allusion to add depth to a story, but why not allude to the great old stories and myths themselves rather than a chimera of copies of those stories and myths? He puts the French Revolution, the carrier revolution, and so forth in his Honor stories with ennobling results (not a spoiler; you can get these references from the backs of the books)--not references to some game based vaguely in Europe. On the other hand, the 90% of _The War God's Own_ that is not allusive is very good indeed. The hradani are best of all.
Good point: _The War God's Own_ is enthralling, memorable storytelling. Bad point: It has a lot of sloppy proofreading, dialogue too long to actually say, *breathless* italics that could be replaced by better prose or simply omitted, narrative that painfully explains what the reader could have soaked up from context if the story were longer, and an impersonal narrative voice that does featherweight things like beginning a descriptive sentence with "Oh." I caught a whiff of Mercedes Lackey's later style, and that ain't a compliment. Mr. Weber's craftsmanship is normally much better. OTOH, aside from a few anachronistic words, Orfressa's people do not remind me of Americans in funny clothes. That is a hallmark of true hack fantasy; this is just less carefully made than his usual.
Basically I get the impression of second-act slump. New readers: If you didn't like this book, bear with him; if you did like it, you ain't seen nothin' yet. And Mr. Weber: please, please write the next one soon. (If the cover art people can get Elmore again, so much the better; I liked Bahzell and Kaeritha on sight, and wanted to know who the others were, even before I started reading.)
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5.0 von 5 Sternen READ THIS BOOK!!!, 14. Juni 1998
Von Ein Kunde
Being one of the original STARFIRE fanatics, my first encounter with Mr. Weber were in his collaborations with Steve White (CRUSADE, INSURECTION, IN DEATH GROUND). When I found Honor Harrington, I experienced great difficulty putting the book down. The same can be said for the MUTINEERS MOON series & PATH OF THE FURY. It was with slight apprehension that I first approached THE OATH OF SWORDS. Many Sci-Fi writers have trouble making the transition to Fantasy (case in point, the aforementioned Mr. White). But, after only reading 4 or 5 pages, I knew this was yet another one of the Genre's great works. I found myself devouring it & being left wanting more.
When I heard that there was to be a sequel, I went right down & put my name at the top of the list. When it arrived, I knew I was in for a treat. THE WAR GODS OWN lasted two days. I even got my wife to read it, which was no mean feat as she had trouble keeping interested in Mr. Weber's other creations. She is now planning to take on the Honor Harrington series.
If you were to ask me if I had anything bad to say about the book, I would only say that there is never enough. I have had Honor withdrawls after reading each book in that series, something those who have experienced that malady along with me, will understand. I will now have to contend with Bahzell withdrawls as well.
GREAT BOOK DAVE! Keep on writing.
Scott Rose
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Sequel That Works, 2. Juni 2000
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Many sequels fall short of the original, but this one doesn't. Weber hits the ground running and maintains his pace throughout. I had recently read "Oath of Swords" (for which see my review) and broke a cardinal rule--I pulled the sequel out of my to-be-read stack and read it out of order, I was that eager to find out what happened next! I wasn't disappointed. Weber develops his character and world to a further degree, introducing Bahzell's people (including his parents and several sibs), a female Champion of Tomanak, and a young knight-probationer who goes from priggish prejudice to a deep bond with the hradani. Also back is Wencit of Rum and, of course, Bahzell's patron, Tomanak Scale-Balancer. The author has done his research, too, as in the scenes where Bahzell visits a dwarvish settlement and sees what's clearly a blast-furnace in operation. The ending leaves room for more, and I'll be watching. Excuse me--I want to go update my Eyes listing!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen It's a light-weight, 3. Juni 1998
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Well, here we are, all waiting for a new Honor Harrington, but to slake our burning thirst, we'll take anything by David Weber. So we get this one, in hard-bound, and down it in one gulp.
But, what's this? An unsatisfied feeling about the tummy? Yep.
It's not actively bad - even Heirs of Empire wasn't really bad - but whenever gods get into it, your main character has a really, really bad tendency to become, well, boring. You know, in this one, exactly what's coming. All the fun rests on seeing how the author handles the expected heroism.
Weber is not the world's greatest at characterization. He's not the greatest writer I've ever read. But he does keep the story going, and I get a kick out of his books. This one was just, well, lightweight.
On the other hand, I'll still buy anything he puts out, in hardbound, and down it at one gulp.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent read, 20. Juni 1998
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David Weber's done it again. What more can you ask for but a cozy chair and a gripping tale to keep you occupied. I am getting tired of reading reviewers who expect something more from fantasy writers than a good read. When you pick up a fantasy book I hope you aren't expecting to cure all the ills of the world cause that just isn't going to happen. What you ought to expect is a story that will keep you reading and wanting more when you finish. Mr. Weber does that time and again. I'm ready for more of the hradani and Bahzel and his friends.
I love Honor and I just read some of the sample on the Baen Home Page. October seems to be forever, but there are many authors who will help pass the time until Echoes of Honor is out for the public. Mr. Weber, please keep up the good work.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A great light hearted action novel., 20. November 1998
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I was introduced to David Weber by a bookseller in Washington, D.C. I am so grateful to her! I read "Oath of Swords" a long time ago. I have reread it until my copy is falling apart. If I need to have my spirits lifted, I'll read it again. When I saw "The War God's Own" on the shelf, I broke a cardinal rule. I bought the hardback. I read 10 books a month and can't afford this, but this time I did buy it. Like the first book, this one had me laughing and rooting for Bahzell, Brandark, and the rest of the party. I really love fantasy with a sense of humor and this book has it. I wish there would be another Bahzell novel out tomorrow. I'd buy it in hardback, too!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Thank you David, 15. März 1999
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I read Oath of Swords as part of my discovery of David Weber in early 96. After reading several Honor books OoS was revelation, a fun, fast light hearted fantsy read. I thought is was a experiment he wasn't to eager to follow up on. An enjoyable proof-of-concept " I can write fantsy to" kinda thing. I was absoultly stunned to see War Gods Own. I didn't know, and I try to keep up with Weber's work. Needless to say I bought right away and haven't been disappointed. The characters are likable, the story fun if predictable, and the background of the world. Wow. I hope Mr Weber returns to the world on a more regular basis. I want to see its past and its future.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Consistent flavor of David Weber and a can't put down story, 6. Februar 1998
Von Ein Kunde
Though the book isn't out yet, the publisher Baen is offering a long preview on thier web page. Baen.com This is where I read part of the book. It is consistent with Weber's flavor of writing and an intrigging story and like the rest of Weber's it's seen from more then one point of view. If you liked any of his books you'll like this one. For those of you who don't know what the book is about (Like I was). Our champion comes into conflict with the sword arm of the order of Tamanak. The remained of the story looks like it will involved the horse stealer going home and needing all the help he could get.
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