In the heart of the Retrospective, a demon is awakened from never-ending war with a terrible new purpose....
'Champion of Dead Time' is as a standalone prologue to The Cathedral of Known Things, the second book in the Relic Guild series by Edward Cox.
The Cathedral of Known Things is available for preorder now. The Relic Guild and Hemlock, a prelude to the series, are available for download now.
©2015 Edward Cox (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group
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gruesome, raw, almost creation myth like prequel to a series I have not yet read
the story rook me back to the Darren Shan novels I read as a child, those of vampires and demons. descriptions of beings that show an imagination I always found interesting, but rarely seen actualised. a good taster.
"Fantastic introduction of fantasy and wonder"
Although abstract, the descriptive narrative is very good. I would like to listen to Book 1 after this.
"Not for me."
I'm not going to criticise, especially as it didn't cost me anything. I just wasn't drawn into the story, nor make want me to read any further into the series.
"Free but boring"
Ive listened to the whole story and the start of the story was not catchy and not an interesting story.
"In retrospective I'm sorry I bothered"
No to Cox tried 2 one was painless but not very interesting (Relic Guild) one was a car crash atrocity I'm unwilling to see if 3rd time lucky especially as this is the latter story so he appears to be getting worse. Church I'd listen to again I'd like to hear her with better material to work with
Not from choice
There's only 1 character
It was over with quickly
It's full of jargon, undeveloped concepts and unanswered questions which would be a good thing if any of it was interesting enough to make me care about the character (there's only 1) or the answers instead I just wanted it to stop, it was like someone force fed a 12 year old sandman comics and Moorcock stories till their mind threw up and then wrote out the vomit
This is a free short audiobook story which features as the prologue in the written book.
This is again narrated by Imogen Church. I love her voice, it is melodic and she has the ability to bring the characters to life.
In this short story, we are introduced to "The Woodsman", who is a demon living in the desolate lands of the Retrospective. However, he may have been an Aelfir, loyal to the Genaii before/during the war which saw the human settlement of Labrys Town become isolated and he became a demon. He has an active role in The Cathedral of Known Things, the second book in The Relic Guild Trilogy that this snippet comes from. In this story, which is told through his eyes, we get to see the savagery and brutality that he lives with on a day to day basis. We follow him as Fabian Moor, a Genaii, makes contact with him. I love this series, the world building and character development is extraordinary.
Some people may find themselves slightly confused as to what this short story has to do with the main plot line, but as I said, he has an active role in the second book. Who he was/is remains a mystery, but I am hoping to find out when the third and concluding book, The Watcher of Dead Time is released.
Edward Cox has written an intriguing short story that introduces a new character into the world he created. I love his fast paced writing style, and the flow of the story was wonderful; it kept me hooked. He has a firm fan in me.
Due to scenes of violence and gore, I do not recommend this book for younger readers under the age of 15. However, I highly recommend this book if you love science fiction and dark fantasy genres. - Lynn Worton
This didn't catch my interest. I found it confusing. The main character, (if you could call him a character) was cutting up a maggot and them someone came and spoke to him. All very confusing.
I won't be buying the book. Perhaps a different excerpt may have worked better.
"Sufficiently piqued my interest"
This was released no doubt to entice people to read the series and it's worked.
This was an intriguing short story but I felt it didn't get good till towards the end .
The characters were alright. There was one of them in particular that I found very interesting and wished that he had been in it longer. The world described in this story sounds interesting and I could imagine the setting as I was listening.
Overall it weren't bad and I am certainly interested in the book.
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