Augur's Gambit

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  • Title: Augur's Gambit
  • Author: Stephen R. Donaldson
  • ISBN: 1473214475
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments Augur's Gambit

  1. This long novella is a veritable study in names I love court treachery, romance, complex players and subtle machinations, particularly out of the pen of an incredibly talented and cynical storyteller like Donaldson Again, I got hooked immediately and the wording is exquisite.Your knowledge of my dealings does not concern me In truth, I require it It will aid the accuracy of your auguries But I fear your grasp of my intentions It will make you dangerous.


  2. This is the second of the two Stephen Donaldson s short form books this is slightly longer so of a short novel than a novella, coming in at over 180 pages However strangely this felt less of a story than the previous book the Kings Justice , now let me explain.The King s Justice felt like it had a story to tell, characters to introduce and some interesting concepts along the way in short this book felt like it was the other way around A clever concept and the rest of it was just built around it [...]


  3. This might have made a decent short story, but was padded out to the length of a short novel by the first person narrator s grandiloquence It had the verbosity of the Covenant books, but with none of the sweeping grandeur, power, magic or charm The setting was confined and uninteresting, and most of the characters dull It seemed to exist only to allow the play on the word augur auger though that might have been coincidence A saddening experience for someone who still loves The Illearth War.


  4. A fun read, somewhere on the cusp of novella and novel, but still filled with the complex characters we have come to expect from Donaldson There plots and plans within plots and plans, motives that remain hidden from the narrator, and therefore from readers, and a satisfying denouement, even if it feels a bit like a deus ex machina I hope Donaldson keeps writing for a long time to come.


  5. A fun read Short, a novella than a full novel,but still filled complex characters who have motives that remain hidden from the narrator, and therefore from the reader The ending was a bit of deus ex machina, but not unsatisfying.


  6. Very enjoyable short novel Not quite as inventive as some of his past work, but still a very enjoyable read he never writes a predictable story, which is what I love about his work Also that his characters are always very rounded out, never throwaway.


  7. c2016 FWFTB Hieronomer, entrails, Queen, Indemnie, attempt Being a novella, it is not mind bendingly insightful to say this was a quick read The Thomas Covenant series were great and I enjoyed all of them despite the plot being somewhat grim I didn t really enjoy this book much and I have narrowed it down to the rather archaic writing style that he employed I had had enough of the my queen s after the third or fourth page I understand it was a deliberate choice The plot was great and the charact [...]


  8. Picked this up randomly at the library and I m glad I did, it s a cute little story I particularly liked that it was written from the first person perspective which is unusual for a fantasy It was really interesting seeing things from the perspective of Mayhew and experiencing his confusion and discovering things along with him It was a lighter fare compared with some of the other things I ve been reading lately so it was a nice change of pace Also, Mayhew s profession is one that doesn t get a [...]


  9. Another great storyAnother great story, told in the midst of a power struggle between barons and their calculating queen Good characters drive this tale to its surprising and excellent ending.


  10. A standard fantasy, in common with Mordant s Need than the Covenant books It s OK, but not essential.