3 of 3(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for The Lay of Angor Book 1
Review 1 for The Lay of Angor Book 1
Great holiday read!
03 August 2011
This novel introduces us to the spoilt (but quite likeable!) daughter of the King of Gondarlan, the court, servants and the people of Gondarlan as well as the suitor for the Princess - Jehan and his Angorian entourage (whose way of life is very different from that of the Gondarlans). When the Angorians arrive for their visit there are clashes of cultures and various liaisons that are developed throughout the book. There were lots of new names to pick up quickly but once I’d read a few chapters it became easier! I bought the book at the beginning of a very busy week and initially let myself read a few chapters ONLY after a given amount of work but found myself looking forward to being able to curl up with this novel without interruptions! Once my ‘real life’ work was done I found I didn’t want to stop reading, especially looking forward to the appearances of favourite characters – I loved reading about the ‘ladies’ of The Mermaid – dubious reputations but definitely tarts with hearts! The book is very amusing in parts and quite racy in others and introduces people and places that I look forward to knowing more about in the next book. For more details see the author's website www.helencox-herstorywriting.co.uk
Review 2 for The Lay of Angor Book 1
Prepare yourself for many surprises
25 July 2011
Not my normal genre of book but I wanted something a bit more light-hearted. Here goes: "Think of JRR Tolkien, add a smattering of Terry Pratchett and a frisson of smouldering sex and you have the essence of this book. The king of Gondarlan needs a suitor for his spoilt brat of a daughter and up steps Sol-Lios and his warriors of Angor. Tattooed, chain-smoking and sexually amoral to the last one of them; but that's where the comparisons with today's sub-culture ends. These race of warror men and women are skilled, courageous and highly educated individuals. The clash of cultures inevitably leads to friction with the old-school natives but as in all the best stories, good prevails over evil and we end the first saga on a happy note. Looks like there are more episodes planned for down the line so watch out for the second book." Hope you like it as much as I did.
Review 3 for The Lay of Angor Book 1
19 July 2011
Gondarlan is the first book in the Lay of Angor series. When the ruler of Angor arrives at Gondarlan to woo the King's daughter, the situation sets of a series of clashes between the two cultures. The clashes range from downright dangerous, through funny to erotic, as the representatives of the two nations get to know one another better.
When I first started reading the book, I found some of the names confusing, particularly as some of the characters, particularly the Angorians seem to have several names - real name, nickname and, often, a title or position. Once I'd got a few chapters under my belt this confusion disappeared. The only other slightly negative comment I have is that there was no map in the book. I think this would have helped to set the scene and would be a nice addition to future books in the series.
These two minor points aside, Gondarlan was an excellent read. It is well written and the story moves at a cracking pace. I look forward to future books in the series.