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Christian Cameron

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Sisältää myös: Miles Cameron (1)

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(eng) Christian Cameron also uses the pen name Miles Cameron.  However, because there is another author who is also named Miles Cameron, the two pages should not be combined; the books written as "Miles Cameron" have been aliased to this page. Gordon Kent is the joint pseudonym of Kenneth M. Cameron and Christian Cameron.

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Virallinen nimi
Cameron, Christian Gordon
Muut nimet
Cameron, Miles
Kent, Gorden
Syntymäaika
1962-08-16
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Asuinpaikat
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rockport, Massachusetts, USA
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Rochester, New York, USA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Koulutus
University of Rochester
University of Toronto
McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester, New York, USA
Ammatit
intelligence officer
historical novelist
Suhteet
Cameron, Kenneth (father)
Cameron, Sarah (wife)
Cameron, Beatrice (daughter)
Organisaatiot
United States Navy
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Christian Gordon Cameron (born August 16, 1962) is a Canadian novelist, who was educated and trained as both an historian and a former career officer in the US Navy. His best-known work is the ongoing historical fiction series Tyrant, which by 2009 had sold over 100,000 copies.
Erotteluhuomautus
Christian Cameron also uses the pen name Miles Cameron.  However, because there is another author who is also named Miles Cameron, the two pages should not be combined; the books written as "Miles Cameron" have been aliased to this page. Gordon Kent is the joint pseudonym of Kenneth M. Cameron and Christian Cameron.

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This book took me FOREVER to finish. I read the first two installments in this series-A Day of Fire and A Year of Ravens. Those feature a myriad of complex and sympathetic characters that made me feel for them all the more because their lives centered around such a tragic moment in history. Maybe it was because Song of War was all about fictional characters and a fictional war that it lacked the same emotional impact as its predecessors. There was a story or two that shone above the rest, but overall, I just didn't care and couldn't wait for it to be over. I would've given up if I wasn't so stubborn.

Kate Quinn opened this anthology, and she is flawless as always. Everything she writes is amazing and layered and transports me to another era. Even in short story format, her story The Apple is no exception.

I also liked Shecter's The Horse, but that was because it was succinct.

Thornton's story of The Prophecy was middling for me. Cassandra was a compelling character, but the story felt repetitive and unremarkable.

Everything else I couldn't stand, particularly Whitfield's piece about Agamnemnon. Gosh, was that a slog. I couldn't care less about a character than I did about him. He was either drunk or in heat the whole time. There was no evidence of the great king he was supposed to be. A major letdown of one of mythologies more well-known characters.

As for everything else, all you need to know is that everyone was either screwing each other or wanted to. That's pretty much it. Now, I like some good Harlequin every now and then, but this was all just angsty and "I'm drawn to him but I don't love him. He's too powerful for an emotion as human as love." Blah blah blah. Please. Spare me.

So, I'll spare you, reader of my review. Read maybe the first couple stories, and then just go read the Iliad. You're not missing any nuance by skipping this.
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readerbug2 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 16, 2023 |
A free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Having escaped the destruction of the Thera/Delos analogue (which was the seat of the previous pantheon deposed by the current bunch), our heroes split into 2 bands. One band heads to the Egypt analogue meeting up with the Tiamat analogue (released by the eruption) on the way, and then end up raiding the seat of the current pantheon. They liberate an insectoid hive enslaved by the pantheon to produce resin - which is used to create ambrosia to power themselves.

The second band travels to the North to find more sky metal - which is poisonous to the gods. Here we find an Aztec culture and possibly a Norse culture (maybe a sub-Arctic shamistic culture?)

I'm actually enjoying this a lot, although I think adding the New World cultures into the mix may be a bit too much of a stretch. The fight scenes are believable (not surprising as Cameron is a re-enactor), and despite the cinematic plot, it does not read like a script (as many novels do seem to now). Hesiod is coming through more strongly - I'm ashamed to say I didn't quite pick up on that for a while; at least 3 of the characters may be proto-Olympians.

Recommended, and I'm eagerly waiting for book 3.
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Maddz | Nov 2, 2023 |
I enjoyed this. A fun mash-up of Bronze Age mythologies set in a world which appears to be the Eastern Mediterranean writ small. The gods are fighting amongst themselves and the disparate characters are being manipulated by some rebels against the ruling pantheon.

What I am seeing is the current pantheon is based on Sumerian or Babylonean deities and are literally monstrous. They may well be aliens and the world an alien planet. I'm also picking up on Hesiod's Theogeny as well as Zelazny's Lord of Light, and other creation myths. It's interesting to see the Hittite elements too.

Recommended.
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Maddz | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 2, 2023 |
This was a fantastic read. A densely-plotted, gritty fantasy while also working as a love-letter to historical European martial arts, it just oozes atmosphere. The drama is intense and the battle scenes are enthralling. This remain one of my favourite series of all, and this book is as good as any so far. If you liked Game of Thrones, or fantasy writing in general, this book is highly, highly recommended.
 
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ropable | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 20, 2023 |

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