It s in the darkest hour, when all hope is lost, that heroes are born.After witnessing the deaths of everyone he holds dear, Brann is wrenched from his family home and thrust into a life of slavery Now he must do everything he can to survive.Miles away, word is spreading of a growing evil a deposed and forgotten Emperor is seeking a weapon to use in his bid to rise onceIt s in the darkest hour, when all hope is lost, that heroes are born.After witnessing the deaths of everyone he holds dear, Brann is wrenched from his family home and thrust into a life of slavery Now he must do everything he can to survive.Miles away, word is spreading of a growing evil a deposed and forgotten Emperor is seeking a weapon to use in his bid to rise once again to power Ruthless and determined, nothing and no one can stand in his way Especially not a galley slave like Brann.But heroes can be forged in the most unlikely of ways, and Brann s journey has only just begun.
Hero Born It s in the darkest hour when all hope is lost that heroes are born After witnessing the deaths of everyone he holds dear Brann is wrenched from his family home and thrust into a life of slavery No
I received a free digital copy from the author publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback.Hero Born tells the story of Brann, an ordinary boy who is captured by slave traders and ends up being a rower on a pirate turned slaving ship Under the care of stern but kind Captain, Brann soon ends up discovering that he has skills that better suit the battle field than his father s mill Brann ends up in lands farther than he could have ever imagined and caught up in battles he could only [...]
Hero Born is the first book in the Seeds of Destiny Trilogy by Andy Livingstone which brings to us a young boy, just on the cusp of manhood, who on one horrible day loses everything he holds dear His family are murdered, his home destroyed and his freedom taken when he is captured and thrown aboard a ship sailing to distant lands where he will be sold into slavery.Hero Born has a coming of age type of feel to it, plenty of action and is a solid first instalment to the series.The story starts out [...]
This book is a classic tale of a boy s rise to heroism Set in a low fantasy world, it tells of the brutal trials he goes through, while still managing to hold onto his humanity A solid first entry in what promises to be an epic series.
What a brilliant first novel I have fallen in love with so many of the characters already And desperate to see where they go nextThe journey has only just begun and I am gripped Very much looking forward to the next installment.
So I will start by saying that the author is my brother, and I get a small mention in the credits That being said, he was always the reader in the family and I occupied myself with soccer and creating mischief So I am not a connoisseur or book critic, and I don t have much time to read these days, so it was to my surprise that I just couldn t put this down I found myself going to bed early so I could get in a few chapters and find out what was happening to Brann and his colleagues.The book is th [...]
Absolutely loved this book Adventure, conflict, unexpected friendships and a hero who is not at all stereotypical Also was very impressed by the Nordic culture and landscape the author described so vividly.
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What does it take to be a hero Is it something buried deep within, or can a hero be shaped by the events that surround them This debut novel from Andy Livingstone sets out to explore that very topic.I warmed to Brann immediately He has a way of looking at the world that is far analytical than everyone else When he finds himself in a dangerous situation, which happens often than he would like, he has the ability to emotionally detach from events and view things from a rational viewpoint Brann [...]
I have both books as e books on my Kindle app on my iPad which I don t really prefer but I m so glad and grateful that I ve been able to read these books as I don t know if I would have come across them otherwise I love the covers, they re simple but striking I instantly loved the writing style, it s so incredibly quick and easy to follow and I also immediately loved most of the characters in this first book, especially Brann, Gerens, Grakk, Einarr and Konall I think as a basic description, it s [...]
A swashbuckling epic for anyone who loves historical fantasy This is the story of Brann, a boy who loses his family after raiders attack his village What follows is life as a slave on an unusual ship captained by a mysterious man who seems to have engineered the raid that destroyed Brann s life.Then the ship disembarks at a town where Viking like warriors warn the captain and crew of horrifying raids and murders in the land When two of Brann s friends fellow captives are caught by these brutal r [...]
Overall I liked this story It reminded me a little of Raymond E Feist s series as well as John Flanagan s Ranger s Apprentice This is a story of a boy who has a pretty ideal life in a small village and a good relationship with his brother and then is thrown into some pretty horrible situations and how he deals with it The story was good, however, there was a little too much explaining between characters as to why things were being done the way they were For some reason the main characters would [...]
Hero Born is a Young Adult level fantasy book describing the early adventures of Brann, a poor farm boy, who loses his brother and his family in attacks to his village and is picked up as a slave and smuggled away on a ship Events unfold to put him as a galley slave but then he joins the captain in his voyage to the Captain s homeland from which he had been exiled.It is an easy flowing narrative with a lot of swordfights, ambushes, clever tricks, jokes etc It sets up the rules of the realm and n [...]
Excellent readThis is true epic fantasy the hero s tale Really enjoyed following Brann in his adventures in this first book of a promising heroic journey I was drawn in immediately by the excitement of the tale I enjoyed meeting his new companions and this led from unexciting scene to the next making it a fun, fast read.The only reason this is 4 and not 5 star is the lack of women in the book While I understand the lack on the boat women were surprising missing from warlords homes and villages e [...]
A classic debut.A story following a young man who is than he seems to be A classic piece of fantasy writing Can t wait for the sequel and the expansion of what already seems like a fully realised world.