Immortals' Requiem

Immortals' Requiem

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Immortals' Requiem by Vincent Bobbe

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2018

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Immortals' Requiem

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#1 Bestseller & OnlineBookClub.org's Book of the Year 2018
There are beings that live a shadow's breadth from our reality...
They are the dreams and nightmares of humanity, the ancient seeds of fairy-tale and superstition. These are the Immortals, creatures of magic that should live forever... and they are fading.

When a horror two thousand years dead returns to contemporary England, creatures long thought lost to myth and legend collide in a scramble for survival that could tumble civilisation back into the dark ages of blood and death.

Immortals’ Requiem is a Tolkienesque grimdark fantasy based in both a modern day city and vast supernatural worlds. If you like the idea of a drunken elf with a shotgun, an ancient warrior with a chainsaw and a whole host of violent supernatural beings you’ll love this gritty bestseller.

Buy Immortals' Requiem to lose yourself in this epic dark fantasy adventure today!

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This book is excellent! Andre's review on this page is inaccurate.

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Quick Summary: "Lord Of The Rings" meets "Highlander" meets "Conan the Barbarian" meets "The Walking Dead" meets "Game Of Thrones" meets "American Gods" meets "Aliens"..... violent with some genuinely laugh out loud moments.
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I've literally just signed up to post this review as, having read this book previously, I can't fathom where on earth Andre Michael Pietroischek's review on this page is coming from. It's totally inaccurate.

For one, the character Mark isn't an alcoholic at all, I don't know where he's got that from? He also doesn't stay like a lesser Roman nobleman throughout the book. If anything he reminded me of Christopher Lambert in highlander. He starts young and stupid, but within the first 30 pages he's completely changed.

Second there is an alcoholic elf in the book (which is referenced in the blurb), but he's only really actually drunk at the start when we meet him before the brilliant adventure gets going. It's certainly not the entire book. Why Andre used the word retard is again false (and a little offensive). Safe to say again, none of the characters in this book have any learning difficulties, and my favourite character was indeed Cam the alcoholic elf who has some genuinely laugh out loud moments throughout.

Andre then goes on to pat himself on the back, whilst showing his lack of knowledge, about the Seelie courts from 20 year old dungeons and dragons. The Seelie courts are from ancient folklore. They are hundreds of years old and the dungeons and dragons genre utilised them in their own worlds. Andre writes his review as though Vincent Bobbe has stolen this idea. If that's the case then we may as well start calling the Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales VERY superficial. What utter drivel!

In fact Vincent has taken these old tales, from folklore and mythology (and lots of them, the book is a compendium of myths and monsters from many cultures and histories) and spun a fantastical modern world that shows them not only as real, but coming out of the shadows and fighting in our modern world. It's very clever and there is a depth to the book that those with an interest can go away and research in to. I for one loved his fantasy explanation of why we find little stone circles all over the planet... Stonehenge jumps to mind.

Finally we get to Andre saying the Story is easy to get in to. Again, I have to disagree and point out what I think is the only flaw in the book. It's not that easy to get in to. The book starts hundreds of years in the past with all kinds of flowery language (maybe this is prose Andre is on about?), then very quickly rockets forward to a modern day pub. It jumps around so many characters so fast at the start that you find yourself getting a bit dizzy. However, you very quickly learn the characters and before long you don't even need to read the chapter headers to know where you are and who you're with. They're very distinctive and brilliantly written, with each character developing superbly along the way (or in some circumstances breaking down in spectacular fashion).

Cliche and predictable this book is not. All the monsters on both sides of this incredible battle have a new spin. They're in no way typical, Vincent Bobbe has written them as though all the myths and fairy tales we know and see in film today have been corrupted with the retelling of the tales over the millennia...the original creatures these stories come from are a lot worse. None of the Anne Rice vampires or Twighlight romance here. If I ever see a willo-the-wisp in the woods I'll be running the opposite direction now! :)

The complexity of the book is also superb. There are lots of characters all running around in their own story lines which you wouldn't think would ever be able to come together. Yet they do and very well too. Like planets in a decaying orbit, they eventually smash together in an epic climax that I thoroughly enjoyed. Needless to say, if you like books that follow a single character the entire time, you wont like this. If you've mental agility and enjoyed books like Game Of Thrones, you'll love it.

On a final note of warning, this is not a book for people who are averse to violence. This is a grown up fantasy with monsters and not recommended for under 18's. Having said that, it's not gratuitous and violence for the sake of it. It follows what you would expect the characters and creatures to do, at no point did I find myself thinking a fight had been shoe-horned in just for the sake of it.

Safe to say I absolutely loved this book, so much so I felt that the author did not deserve this truly nonsensical and inaccurate review it's received on this page. I'm not entirely sure Andre has even read it, or got past the first 20 pages if he did as it's so muddled, and have written this essay to try and set the record straight.

If you enjoy fantasy books that have some grit and a plot that requires a brain to follow along, then this is one of my favourite reads of the last 10 years easily. It's one of those books that doesn't feel as though you're reading, but a movie is playing in your head and you can't wait to get back to.

Question to the author: Why is this free?! I do hope up haven't given up and are going to write a sequel!
First, my favorite character was Mark. Born a violent brute kinda noob, as a lesser noble of the Roman Empire invading Britain, and staid that all the way!

It is OK to write a character, who is an alcoholic retard. It is less entertaining, then the entire book reads, as if the author is nothing else at all.

The fairy, or fey, dish we get is VERY superficial, and while the Seelie Court and Unseelie Court are known to me, since I researched on old Dungeons & Dragons... Or the twenty years old: https://whitewolf.fandom.com/wiki/Changeling:_The_Dreaming

On the good side: The story is easy to get into, there are different characters, and strong female characters along in the dish, and the classic "fight the big bad guy" justifies the overtly cast of characters, as it seems.

The format is OK, the prose could have worked, it just failed to entertain me at all, as I found too much of it cliche, predictable, and known from authors I read a decade, or two, before reading this. Not my kinda tale, but maybe I am wrong on it, and you enjoy checking it out, dear readers? Enjoy!
I loved the characters especially the one that kept getting killed over and over again. The description of the monsters was so wonderful I just could not put this book down!i would love for this author to write a sequel