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  • Excellent start to this new series!!

    A superb beginning to a new fantasy series!! I was immediately drawn to Alwyn's story right from the beginning and that interest never waned and now I just want the next book to continue his journey!! The world of Albermaine and the characters found within the story along with the pace with which events moved along really make this a book that is hard to put down. Alwyn Scribe is a bastard orphan who at a young age is brought into the outlaw band of Deckin Scarl. Forced by circumstance into committing acts that others might deem monstrous, what other choice does he have other than to lose his life? He is put in the path of three strong and passionate women who change his life in remarkable ways and send him on a journey that nearly breaks him, redeems him, all while finding a few friends along the way. I was thoroughly entertained by the world of Albermaine and the various factions that are battling to be in power along with the Covenant and its beliefs. The outlaw band is quite the cast of characters and the addition of some gallows humor never hurts. Just when you think the story is going in one direction, an event forces everything into a new path for Alwyn and everything changes. The stakes just keep getting higher for him as he learns his letters and becomes a scribe and then comes into the company of Evadine Courlain, and life gets even more dangerous than you might have believed possible for Alwyn. The Pariah is fantasy at its best and a story with characters that will stay with beyond finishing the book!!

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  • Ryan's best to date

    Ryan's Raven Shadow series set him apart as one of the more promising new writers in fantasy. The Pariah places him at the top. From its compelling and clever protagonist/narrator to its adventurous ride through Robin Hood style outlaw bands, viking hordes, medieval battlefields and political intrigue, Ryan has built a fascinating launching pad for a series I'm eager to continue.

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  • Slow Burn, But Good

    Anthony Ryan's 2021 novel [[ISBN:9780316430777 "Covenant of Steel, Book 1: Pariah, The"]] is a slow burn. But, it's still a good book. As a rough summary, it's sort of like taking his "Blood Song" ("Raven's Shadow #1), replacing the good, charismatic protagonist with a less-than-good, not-as-charismatic protagonist, and instead of leading with the magical/spiritual business, slowly adding it in. I've got some specific nits with it here and there. But, by the end, all those are overcome and I'm happy with the book. I'd like to rate it at 3-1/2 stars out of 5, but since I'm limited to integers, I guess I'll go with a Very Good 4 stars out of 5 this time around. Looking forward to the sequels.

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  • Waiting

    Simply put, I am impatiently waiting for the series' next book.

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  • The pariah

    Very well written with great characters and a smooth story that you want to keep reading.

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