(PDF/EPUB) [Scar Night] ¶ Alan Campbell


Scar Night

read Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF È Alan Campbell Scar Night summary Û 8 Alan Campbell È 8 read Rd inherited from his forebears he has become a figurehead for a dying tradition Now he lives a sheltered existence in one of Deepgate's crumbling temple spires under the watchful eye of the Presbyter who rules the city Spine assassin Rachel Hael has better things to do than oversee the Presbyter's angel Each dark moon she must fight for her life among the city chains hunting an immortal predator wi. Deepgate is a city hanging by chains over a nigh bottomless abyss There is an organization of assassins called the Adepts of the Spine that works for the church of Ulcis One adept Rachel is charged with two tasks training Dill the last archon of his line and hunting down Carnival a rogue angel who claims a soul every Scar Night Only someone else has begun claiming souls and Carnival is taking the blameSounds good right So what s not to like A lot as it turns out The writing screams both first time writer and I desperately want this to be epic fantasy The writing feels really light at times and completely unsuitable for the epic tone it strives for The characters are pretty flat and the pace is painfully slow At 200 pages very very little had actually happened There was one battle but it was a fairly ridiculous affair straight out of Pirates of the Caribean 2That isn t to say there s nothing to like in Scar Night I like a lot of the ideas presented within and Deepgate is an interesting city However the first 200 pages could easily be condensed into 50I m putting this book back on the to read pile without rating it I might have a higher opinion of it when I pick it back up Right now I m not in the mood for a long tedious book that s part of a series

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read Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF È Alan Campbell Scar Night summary Û 8 Alan Campbell È 8 read Suspended by chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss the ancient city of Deepgate is home to a young angel an assassin and a psychotic murderer hungry for revenge or redemption But soon a shocking betrayal will unite all three in a desperate uest The last of his line Dill is descended from legendary Battle archons who once defended the city Forbidden to fly and untrained even to wield the great swo. Scottish author Alan Campbell best known for his involvement in designing the popular game Grand Theft Auto spent ten years on and off working on his debut novel Scar Night the first book in the Deepgate Codex For fans of steampunk fantasy writer China Mieville Perdido Street Station The Scar Iron Council Scar Night is a solid original addition to the subgenre The city of Deepgate hangs suspended by chains above the Abyss its foundations built by Callis the angel Herald of the god Ulcis who was cast out of heaven by God his mother Ayen who sealed it against him and the Ninety Nine his angel companions Deepgate is a creaking city of iron and steel and brick of grime and mould and ash The city is or less ruled by the Church and has nearly succeeded in suashing the heathen races who live in the desert lands around the Abyss But there are only two angels left an untested boy Dill the last of his line forbidden even to fly and a half mad woman three thousand years old called Carnival who drinks the souls of the citizens of Deepgate every Scar Night full moonSomeone else is murdering citizens now though Someone else is draining the bodies dry of blood so that they cannot be blessed by the church and cast into the Abyss to live in the city of Deep with their God Ulcis Carnival is suspected by most who know about it but Presbyter Sypes the old man who runs the Church knows the truthThe mystery of who is stealing souls is revealed about a third of the way through but it s not the crux of the story It s not a mystery novel after all and the truth of what lies at the bottom of the Abyss is what really drove me on to finish the book There are elements here that remind me of Mervin Peake s Gormenghast spliced with His Dark Materials blimps and Perdido Street Station thaumaturgy The hideous god Ulcis consuming the flesh of the corpses thrown into the Abyss reminded me strongly of the lard like cannibal in Ian M Banks Consider Phlebus I liked the less than angelic angels surviving off the souls of mortals and I loved the strength and fighting spirit of Carnival and Rachael an untempered Spine assassin a group of emotionless killers who hunt Carnival through the millennia unsuccessfully I thought at first Dill was a little boy from the initial description of him and a reference to 6 years being almost half his age made me think he was about 12 But he s actually 16 He has promise though I was pleased that Adjunct Fogwill Crumb was not a typically horrid administrator despite his perfumes and silks he was not petty in the slightest The poisoner Devon s motives were understandable None of this I had a problem withMy main complaint and the reason why it took me a surprisingly long time to read this book is with the descriptions of Deepgate I just can t picture it I don t get the mechanics The foundation chains hang vertically but are secured to the lip of the Abyss Why do they not then just hang down the sides of the abyss how do the hang down the middle of it Millions of smaller chains create a kind of net between them all But I just can t see it How are stone and brick and tin houses some of them huge like the Church s temple held up How are cobbled streets kept together Gardens and trees and fountains and layers The city is in layers is it not I m sure it was described thus but how do you get from one level to another Is it above ground level or beneath the rim How deep does it go how wide Are there roads leading onto solid ground Even when sunlight is included in the descriptions all I see is darkness And when I can t satisfactorily picture the landscape a fantasy is set in I struggle with the story because it has no solid backdrop against which to play out It s like there are details missing that would have given me the key I needed to visualise it properly details perhaps lost between drafts Very frustratingThe writing could have done with some tighter editing especially on comma placement which too often threw me off I thought I had an example of this but now I can t find it sorry But there s a lot of potential here with Campbell still finding his feet a bit and I do want to read the following books

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read Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF È Alan Campbell Scar Night summary Û 8 Alan Campbell È 8 read Th a taste for blood But when a traitor brings enemies to Deepgate's doorstep Dill and Rachel are forced into an uneasy alliance with the city's oldest and most dangerous foe They must journey down into the uncharted chasm to save their sprawling metropolis and themselves from annihilation Once they descend however they learn that what lies below is far sinister than what they've been taught to expe. After reading dystopian books I never thought I would meet again steampunk books I ve seen this book actually in Goodreads and fortunately found a copy in one of our bookstore here I was lucky then to have this book because some of my friends find this hard to catch oneDill is the last angel of his line Being the last archon tails a heavy conseuence As the age of sixteen he still doesn t know how to fly much less how to fight So when the time comes he has to become a temple angel he meets Rachel Hael a Spine assassinCarnaval knows how murderer she is as much as the people of Deepgate know Upon her eagerness to cure herself from killing innocent people during Scar Night she discovers that killings around the town haven t just been through her others are killed to complete a wine she deeply needed to cure the curse she hasSome of the people I have discussed with this book said they weren t able to make through all the way with this As for my part yes I have almost given up this book The first part of the book is metaphor coated that tends people to become confused and disoriented The formula also leads the book to boringness that makes the people depreciate it instead As for the boringness I did find this book dragging during the first part at all Well since it is Campbell s debut novel I could say that this book is uite good for a new but not good enough to boil the interest of a reader Rephrase the first part and then I could have given my five starsHowever contrast to the first part the second and third make up for the lousiness of the previous one The second part as if makes sense in just a click that got my interest to continue reading the book till the end This book has even evoked my emotion at the halfway through especially at what happened to Dill The metaphor lessens that becomes understandable after allI was even shocked at how the twist developed at the latter of their journey This book is pretty good for a steampunk lovers

  • Hardcover
  • 421
  • Scar Night
  • Alan Campbell
  • English
  • 03 November 2020
  • 9780553384161

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scar Night] ¶ Alan Campbell Alan Campbell È 8 read I've been reading Scar Night for 8 whole weeks I don't get a lot of time to read but the 8 weeks is only partly

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scar Night] ¶ Alan Campbell I desperately wanted to love this book but to uote Gregory House uoting the philosopher Jagger You can't always get what you want There are so many amazing concepts in this book but that's part of the problem there are so many potentially engaging ideas brewing in here that it's like Campbell couldn't decide on just one so decided to toss them all in at once The result is that no one idea or character receives the full attention i

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scar Night] ¶ Alan Campbell Alan Campbell È 8 read read Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF È Alan Campbell Scottish author Alan Campbell best known for his involvement in designing the popular game Grand Theft Auto spent ten years on and off working on his debut novel Scar Night the first book in the Deepgate Codex For fans of steampunk fantasy writer China Mieville Perdido Street Station The Scar Iron Council Scar

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scar Night] ¶ Alan Campbell Deepgate is a city hanging by chains over a nigh bottomless abyss There is an organization of assassins called the Adepts of the Spine that works for the church of Ulcis One adept Rachel is charged with two tasks; training Dill the last archon of his line and hunting down Carnival a rogue angel who claims a soul every Scar Night Only someone else has begun claiming souls and Carnival is taking the blameSounds g

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    review Scar Night (PDF/EPUB) [Scar Night] ¶ Alan Campbell Alan Campbell È 8 read The one thing that can be said for Scar Night it does not retread paths already turned into six lane super highways The Tower of Shadows for instance a worse book and one I read right after this one takes place in Fantasy Kingdom 17 and features a pirate cove an enchanted port city and a genuine do gooding knight for God's sake Whe

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    read Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF È Alan Campbell Alan Campbell È 8 read review Scar Night This is the first book in a series I have read it before and I needed something simple to read The character development is decent b

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scar Night] ¶ Alan Campbell read Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF È Alan Campbell Alan Campbell È 8 read After reading dystopian books I never thought I would meet again steampunk books I’ve seen this book actually in Goodreads and fortunately fou

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scar Night] ¶ Alan Campbell I'm a fantasy fan but I've gone off the genre in general Too much heavy overblown writing masuerading as epic style too much Sopranos style soap opera too little magic and strangeness Despite the steampunk tag wh

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Scar Night] ¶ Alan Campbell read Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF È Alan Campbell review Scar Night While this book isn't wonderful it has a uniue flavor I would not as some have call this a traditional fantasy It has bits of post apocalypse a touch of Science fiction some overt fantasy a little flavor of steam punkI'd call it sort of it's own thingI'm not enad with this book I don't plan to re read it but it is worth

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