- By Michael Anthony Lee

Horker's Law

  • Title: Horker's Law
  • Author: Michael Anthony Lee
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Horker s Law Horkers are thieves of an unusual sort Trained from childhood in skills of deception misdirection slight of hand confidence etc they are also taught a strict code a code that governs their decisi

    Horkers are thieves of an unusual sort Trained from childhood in skills of deception, misdirection, slight of hand, confidence, etc they are also taught a strict code, a code that governs their decisions and strategies They are taught to avoid violence, and live by their wits One of the most important lessons in this code is that Horkers never use magic Magic is notoHorkers are thieves of an unusual sort Trained from childhood in skills of deception, misdirection, slight of hand, confidence, etc they are also taught a strict code, a code that governs their decisions and strategies They are taught to avoid violence, and live by their wits One of the most important lessons in this code is that Horkers never use magic Magic is notoriously unreliable and hard to control, and Horkers must control their environment Spivver MacAnders is one such Horker A young man, working his way through life, Spiv horks enough to meet his needs, trying to get ahead while taking only from people he figures truly deserve it, and trying to do a good turn for common folks, from time to time All this, while staying one step ahead of his marks on his way out of town But when Spiv comes across the aftermath of a heinous crime, he is drawn into a commitment to deliver a valuable object an object which he realizes is a powerful artifact, steeped in very specific magical properties A secretive and skilled Horker is perhaps the perfect messenger to transport such an object unnoticed, especially because the one who seeks it is a powerful wizard, who has already sent his army to invade the realm Spiv must travel through on his mission.That wizard, known as the Sath, is the unexpected remnant of a secret sect of wizards a sect thought to have been wiped out hundreds of years ago, in a final battle with their mortal enemies, another group headed by a wizard of equal power, the Frith But no one expected that the Sathist sect had survived the final battle between the Friths and Sathists of ancient times, and there are no Friths A small group of scholars is researching the ancient Frithic knowledge, uncovering scraps of documents in the ruins of an ancient fortress To have any hope of stopping this new Sath, the knowledge of the ancient Friths must be resurrected Can Spiv help with this, even though he is forbidden the use of magic, himself And why is the Sath himself also focused on the same ruins of that ancient Frithic fortress Is it the artifact that Spiv brought with him, or something else perhaps Spiv s own hidden and unknown link to the ancient Sathist sect

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    1. Okay, you saw the 5 stars and wonder how a fantasy book can rate that when I don’t give many high literature efforts that kind of rating. Perhaps, you won’t agree. This novel takes place in a mythical world where magic has had its influence. It has ebbed and flowed as have its practitioners fortunes. We are told, in the prologue, that there was a big conflict between two great schools of magic that relate to “the friths” and “the Sath.” When it ended, all the great mages had been kil [...]

    2. 3.5 starst an epic tale but plenty of good story building and slight adventures to keep the reader interested. All of the action wasn't heart pounding or edge of your seat excitement, but rather a bit slower than I normally prefer. All in all not a bad book to read despite the need of a good editor and a few more scenes full of just plain MORE happening.

    3. I really enjoyed this book. It was one of the first books I read on a kindle and I still have it. It's well written, well paced, and incredibly interesting.

    4. There's a new breed of novel arising, the self-pubbed novel with a great story that would have benefitted from an equally good editor. This is one of the best examples of that category I've yet read. "Horker's Law" has a solid, well-developed plotline with enjoyable characters. It's clearly set up as the first of a series and a sample of the next book is included at the end. Mike Lee is definitely an author I'll be tracking, even if I did predict one of his twists at the end.At the same time, th [...]

    5. This book starts off really slow and the editing is terrible; I definitely thought at first that I'd downloaded a kindle-free-download dud (At least I think I got it for free?). Luckily though the story got better (not the editing, but whatever). At no point during the course of reading this did I think "Wow I love this story!", but I was always intrigued and wanted to find out what was going to happen next. The end was a lot more exciting than the beginning and the plot was unique and rather un [...]

    6. So I assume I'm not the only person who browses the free Kindle books and goes, yeah, sure, whatever, it's free and it sounds vaguely interesting, and expects to like basically none of it, right?Yeah so this book? ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD.Seriously. There's a likeable hero, an engaging story, good secondary characters, a well-thought-out magic system, and no major trials to your suspension of disbelief. I actually want to read the rest in the series, not even kidding. It's a little bit different fro [...]

    7. I must say this is one of the best books by a new author I have read in a very long time.Well worth reading and a lot of fun. If this is any indication of the writing skills of this author he is an up and comer and is to be watched. Unlike a great many new and older writers he does not fluff out his book just to make it longer. It is refreshing to read such a well written book. I highly recommend it.

    8. This book was a joy to read. Well developed characters and plot that never moved slowly. I am anxiously waiting for the next installment, Horker's Gold. This book was so good that when the sequel comes out I will reread the first book to refresh my memory of book one so I don't miss any of the nuances of the plot. I read about 75 books a year and this is one of the best I have read this year.

    9. I loved this book. It did start out slow, but after a while I just could not put it down. I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the terrible editing job. Other than that, it was fantastic. I cannot wait for the next book in this series.

    10. This book was fun and well written. In fact the standard of writing is more than competent, which leaves me at a loss to explain the egregious misuse of apostrophes throughout. I am giving the author the benefit of the doubt and assuming the work was dictated to an imcompetent secretary.

    11. This was engaging at the start but eventually got pretty boring. There was no real challenge for the main character. He got everything right and everything went his way. There didn't seem to be any challenge.

    12. I started reading it, and just didn't care for it at all, flipped through it to see if there was something I was missing and just didn't care for at all! super ugh!

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