Siege Tactics (Spells, Swords, & Stealth, #4)
Putting the Grand Quest behind them, the party rides onward in search of answers. Between one member’s unexpected new condition and the mysteries of the Bridge, their only hope appears to be gaining entrance to Lumal, said to hold the greatest collection of knowledge in all the kingdoms. But when a curious path appears in a seemingly uninhabited forest, the party finds themselves in a place set apart from the kingdoms, and the world at large: a hidden hamlet, filled by unusual people, all of whom have long histories of their own.Soon sealed inside the town by unseen forces, the former NPCs will have to uncover what brought them there --and who is keeping them trapped-- while there’s still time to fight back. Because something more is brewing, something involving the very gods themselves. With unknown enemies to the front and supposed allies at their rear, the party will need more than their usual tricks if they hope to see the outside world once more.

Siege Tactics (Spells, Swords, & Stealth, #4) Details

TitleSiege Tactics (Spells, Swords, & Stealth, #4)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 18th, 2018
PublisherThunder Pear Publishing
Rating
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Humor, Magic

Siege Tactics (Spells, Swords, & Stealth, #4) Review

  • George D.K.
    January 1, 1970
    Ebb and FlowThe last book in the series had some real surprising moments. It was also a lot more action-oriented as well. 'Welcome to here...there's a mountain...there's a dragon on top...kill it...and GO!' It was a rewarding journey and a fantastic read.This book is slower. There is an ebb and flow to the narrative. A battle takes place for a few chapters, then analysis and education for another few chapters. There is a lot of training and world building. We find out that our intrepid heroes, e Ebb and FlowThe last book in the series had some real surprising moments. It was also a lot more action-oriented as well. 'Welcome to here...there's a mountain...there's a dragon on top...kill it...and GO!' It was a rewarding journey and a fantastic read.This book is slower. There is an ebb and flow to the narrative. A battle takes place for a few chapters, then analysis and education for another few chapters. There is a lot of training and world building. We find out that our intrepid heroes, even after all the improvements afforded them by completing the Grand Quest, have a long way to go still. Their lack of experience does not stop them from choosing the hard way out of situations, however. There are about ten pieces of the Bridge, as speculated by our heroes in the last book. I don't know if the series will go a full ten books (seems more and more likely), but if so, then this is definitely a dark middle chapter. The party experiences incredible growth, sweet triumph, and bitter defeat as well. They have gotten themselves into quite the pickle by the end of the book.Overall, it was a great read. The book drops the hammer at about the two-thirds mark and doesn't let up until the epilogue. There are still a bunch of hanging threads that have yet to be resolved. I look forward to the next book in the series.
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  • James Bunyard
    January 1, 1970
    The series actually gets better!Such a fantastic and refreshing series from the start, Hayes clearly had begun seriously fleshing out his world and his writing! Well worth the read but don't make too many plans once you start!
  • Kallen Dun
    January 1, 1970
    Gripping and Interesting AdventureThis book is full of interesting characters and innovative tactics. The adventure feels real and draws you in to each of their individual stories.
  • Bennah
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series!What happens when NPC's become actual player characters? What happens when players become part of the actual game?These are still questions being answered in this installment of the Spells, Swords and Stealth series. I devoured this book the moment it hit my Kindle. This series is written in a smart, but easy to follow along way, and honestly, Drew Hayes can't write them fast enough for me.
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  • Bobby
    January 1, 1970
    Another great installment in the Spells, Swords, & Stealth series. I really liked this one, even though it was a bit of a change of pace. There was still plenty of fighting, and the last 25% or so of the book was action packed. However, the majority of the book focused a lot on world building and character development, which I really liked. The arc of one character has been building up for a long time, and I really enjoyed where it went.Drew Hayes took a Dungeons and Dragons inspired world a Another great installment in the Spells, Swords, & Stealth series. I really liked this one, even though it was a bit of a change of pace. There was still plenty of fighting, and the last 25% or so of the book was action packed. However, the majority of the book focused a lot on world building and character development, which I really liked. The arc of one character has been building up for a long time, and I really enjoyed where it went.Drew Hayes took a Dungeons and Dragons inspired world and has now completely made it his own. We still get some looks into people in the real world, but the majority of the focus is on our favorite NPCs. As we get deeper into each book, the world is more fleshed out and feels less like a Dungeons and Dragons inspired litRPG and more like a classic high fantasy. This series started out as a fun look at NPCs (non player characters) in a Dungeons and Dragons type of world, but has grown to the point where the NPCs feel like real people in a high fantasy world that just happens to connect with ours through a tabletop RPG. Overall, this was a great book that left me wanting more in this world with these characters. I'm sure there are more coming, because some things were left unresolved and Drew Hayes is great about wrapping things up definitively. Now I will impatiently wait for the next installment, and hopefully more after that.
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  • Marty Nicholas
    January 1, 1970
    Book #4 in the "Spells, Swords and Stealth" series. This is one of my two favorite on-going fantasy series. This one a bit wordy for my taste. A bit too much careful, considered, rational decision making in the heat of battle. The goody-goody Paladins are a tad tiring, as well. The underlying plot of this series is excellent, however and my gripes are maybe petty. I'd like to see a clever, funny gamer in the mix...they're all so serious.
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  • James
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing, spectacular, a little bit more of the DH magic!A worthy sequel to the already spectacular SS&S series. Everything is just as good as you expect, if you’re even thinking about buying this book you’ve probably read the first three, if not go do that first and you’ll see why you need this.
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  • Tim
    January 1, 1970
    Another corkerAbsolutely loved it. This is my favourite series Drew. The characters are developing brilliantly. I can’t wait to find out what will happen when the two parties meet again. Please write quickly.
  • Ashley J. Wer
    January 1, 1970
    AwesomenessGreat series and an exceptional writer. Do yourself a solid and read all four. Hmm I needed 6 more words.
  • Jack Jurdon
    January 1, 1970
    Great bookI was looking forward to this book and I loved it. A great addition to the series and leaves you wanting more.
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