(The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine


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    Summary The Pillars of Hercules (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù David Constantine Original review posted on The Book SmugglersThis is going to be short I didn’t finish this book here is whyI’ve been in the mood for mythologyhistorical novels lately and I thought The Pillars of Hercules would fit the bill It fo

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    David Constantine Ù 5 review Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù David Constantine Summary The Pillars of Hercules ‘Imagine Alexander the Great meets steampunk’ I was toldWell it’s a nice selling pitch but the I thought about it the I was intrigued What an idea Could it workThe story starts straightforwardly Lugorix is a Gaulish soldier with a sword called Skullseeker His best friend is Grecian Matthias an archer The story begins by the two being

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    Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù David Constantine David Constantine Ù 5 review (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine Full review originally at Fantasy Book Critic ANALYSIS The Pillars of Hercules was a book which I was itching to read simply based on its blurb details A tale of Alexander the great and with major steampunk elements it seemed too good to be true Lastly I also learned that David Constantine was a pseudonym for SF writer David J Williams I had

  4. says: (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù David Constantine David Constantine Ù 5 review

    (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine The Pillars of Hercules is a very fun read and takes a serious stab at something I haven't really seen before and is very much up my alley For lack of a better term bronze punkWhat we have — for at least the first two

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    Summary The Pillars of Hercules Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù David Constantine David Constantine Ù 5 review Got this from the library which was just as well because I stopped after about a hundred pages This book has some great concepts how technology like greek fire and steam engines can look indistinguishable from magic a sprawling war saga that stretches around the Mediterranean I don't know much about Alexander the Great

  6. says: David Constantine Ù 5 review Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù David Constantine Summary The Pillars of Hercules

    (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine My Opinion I reuested this book because the blurb sounded like something I would really enjoy reading Unfortunately it didn't live up to my expectations at all I love reading about Alexander the Great and I love steampunk so I thought how could I go wrong with this book Well I'll tell you how The story lines were way too vague with

  7. says: (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine

    Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù David Constantine David Constantine Ù 5 review (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine Over the top gearpunk military adventure set in an alternative ancient Greece This is an imaginative and entertaining read full of real technol

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    (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine I purchased this book because I thought I would be reading a tale about Hercules Instead I'm faced with Alexander and King Phillip the war of Athens and steampunk whatever that means What is steampunk Apparently steampunk

  9. says: Summary The Pillars of Hercules Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù David Constantine David Constantine Ù 5 review

    (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine I thought this was a great idea steam punk in the Ancient World under the guiding Hand of Alexander the Great The book takes you on a tour of a mechanized Mediterranean replete with subs Greek fire spitting warships tank like siege towers and magic like you've never seen it presented before Think of it as Rome meets Steamboy with a dash of H

  10. says: Summary The Pillars of Hercules (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine

    (The Pillars of Hercules) [E–book] ☆ David Constantine I was a little disappointed in this book The story started as something really interesting about the time of Alexander the Great However as the story went the author introduced several characters without clearly explaining how they fit into the scheme of things Several plot lines popped up out of the blue and while in the end everything seemed to come together it took a while to figure out why and how they were important I was also disappo

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  • Paperback
  • 396
  • The Pillars of Hercules
  • David Constantine
  • English
  • 03 July 2020
  • 9781597803977

Summary The Pillars of Hercules

review The Pillars of Hercules ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Alexander Prince of Macedon is the terror of the world Persia Egypt Athens one after another mighty nations are falling before the fearsome conueror Some say Alexander is actually the son of Zeus king of the gods and the living incarnation of Hercules himself Worse yet some say Alexander believes thisThe ambitious prince is aided in his conuest by unstoppable war machines based on the forbidden knowledge of his former tutor the leg Original review posted on The Book SmugglersThis is going to be short I didn t finish this book here is whyI ve been in the mood for mythologyhistorical novels lately and I thought The Pillars of Hercules would fit the bill It follows Alexander before he was The Great as he makes a move against Athens and then moves further West His unstoppable army has weapons that most people see as Magic but are really Science based on the forbidden knowledge of such things that his former tutor Aristotle has Meanwhile a bunch of other characters are doing mysterious stuff a Persian princess hires two mercenaries a barbarian from Gaul a Greek archer to protect her on her journey to somewhere to search for something and a messenger is on his way somewhere to deliver a message to someone I stopped reading The Pillar of Hercules at 40% into the book I read it on my Kindle and I have no idea what these mysteries are Probably that is the point of the book but I didn t care enough to carry on and find out exactly what these people are doingThe flap copy will tell you that this is supposed to be an epic adventure that captures the grandeur and mystery of the ancient world But the first 40% of the novel is an extremely boring string of choppy events with an inordinate amount of info dump to the point where I at times thought I was reading a history book Details about Alexander his father his conuests etc were clumsily included in the novel sometimes even interrupting the action The excerpt below is only but a small example of info dump at times whole pages where just like this His downfall s thanks to Craterus Who saw his chance to rid himself of a rival and used Alexander s mindset to make it happen So now he can put a pliable man in command of the part of the phalanx that s been left back in EgyptIt is as though we were supposed to accept the authenticity of the Ancient Greek setting with passages like these but there is only so much researched facts can do This was even harder when the language was very grating as it sounded SO modern and dated Now let s aim this fucker Will you make up your fucking mind What gives Fuck that Heavy stuff probably bullshit Forest must be full of buggers Of course my problem was not all the swearing but how the swearing reads as though the characters of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels moved to Ancient Greece It doesn t capture the ancient world as the blurb promises inasmuch as it makes it sound just like oursFinally here is the main reason why I decided to put the book down There are several view point characters in the book the Gaul the Greek archer another Greek army guy Alexander s friend Eumenes and even a RANDOM MESSENGER Please note how they are all dudes The thing is there is a female character that is supposed to be powerful smart rich and important Does she get a voice No Does she get to speak a lot or appear a lot on page No In fact at one point she is kidnapped then rescued by her HEROIC mercenaries That s when I stopped reading the book Granted she might have gotten a point of view narration at some point but I don t see why I should wait for than 40% of a book to see a female character getting a voiceuite disappointing

Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù David ConstantineThe Pillars of Hercules

review The Pillars of Hercules ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Er desires that power for himself but an unlikely band of fugitives including a Gaulish barbarian a cynical Greek archer a cunning Persian princess and a sorcerer's daughter must find it first before Alexander unleashes godlike forces that will shatter civilization The Pillars of Hercules is an epic adventure that captures the grandeur and mystery of the ancient world as it might have been where science and magic are one and the sa I thought this was a great idea steam punk in the Ancient World under the guiding Hand of Alexander the Great The book takes you on a tour of a mechanized Mediterranean replete with subs Greek fire spitting warships tank like siege towers and magic like you ve never seen it presented before Think of it as Rome meets Steamboy with a dash of Howl s Moving Castle and smidgen of The Hidden Fortress Pillars combines elements of the tired old sword and sorcery genre and reignites them in this interesting new context From the moment I joined the books salty barbarian and thief protagoniststhink shades of Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser on a witch s submarine I was hooked Constantine keeps the pacing fast which was important to me as I am of a fan of steam punk than Aristotle I highly recommend this books to fantasy fans and well as fans of alternate history The Pillars of Hercules delivers

David Constantine Ù 5 review

review The Pillars of Hercules ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Endary scientist mage known as Aristotle Greek fire mechanical golems and gigantic siege engines lay waste to Alexander's enemies as his armies march relentlessly west toward the very edge of the worldBeyond the Pillars of Hercules past the gateway to the outer ocean lies the rud remnants of Atlantis ancient artifacts of such tremendous power that they may be all that stands between Alexander and conuest of the entire world Alexand Got this from the library which was just as well because I stopped after about a hundred pages This book has some great concepts how technology like greek fire and steam engines can look indistinguishable from magic a sprawling war saga that stretches around the Mediterranean I don t know much about Alexander the Great but he seems like a fascinating figure and I like military history I liked the idea of industrial technology in the ancient world tooBut the concept was better than the execution I think the author would have benefited by tightening up the story We start off with a Gaulish mercenary and his Greek archer buddy who are recruited to help a mysterious Persian beauty and her servant escape the sack of a city by the Macedonians We know the archer likes our Persian princess but they hardly ever actually speak in the book we know this mostly through second hand thoughts from the Gaul All these characters could have been fleshed out and it would have added to the storyBut the other half of the book is from the point of view of a bureaucrat in Alexander s army We get a uick rundown of a bunch of political players but many of those men exit the stage before anything is really done other than naming them We re given a sense of gravitas but again it s mostly backstory rather than exposition within the bookSplitting the story between the Macedonians and the mercenaries makes each plot line a bit too thin We re asked to take too much for granted with regard to characterization I never really got settled into either story and that made the book easy to put down and not pick up after a hundred pages The setting Really cool It s just difficult to access it through this book