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Forgotten Ruin: An Epic Military Fantasy Thriller Paperback – June 1, 2021
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Tolkien meets Shock and Awe
Orcs. Trolls. Wraith riders. Dark wizards. Together, they form an unstoppable force. Or so they thought.
Dark Army… meet the U.S. Army Rangers.
When a Joint Task Force of elite Rangers are transported to a strange and fantastic future where science and evolution have incarnated the evils of myth and legend, they find themselves surrounded, pinned down, and in a desperate fight for their very survival—against nightmares of flesh and blood made real. Which means only one thing.
It’s time to Ranger Up and stack bodies.
The forces of evil have no idea how dangerous a Ranger has been trained to be, and once the action starts, it won’t let up in this no-holds-barred, full-auto, epic battle for survival in the Forgotten Ruin.
From the creators of Galaxy's Edge...
Buy in, and jock up for this thrilling WarGate adventure. A battle unlike any other is calling.
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- Publisher : WarGate Books (June 1, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 628 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1949731499
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949731491
- Item Weight : 1.42 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 1.42 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #225,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The worldbuilding also excels, with new twists on fantasy and D&D tropes – the magic is more pyrokinetic D&D than Tolkien. There’s a great big world to explore, and new uncanny magical applications to try out.
The main character’s borderline stream-of-consciousness narration is excellent for presenting the story, recreating the feel of a war journal and combining deadly serious, gallows humor, smartmouth comments and sheer wonder. Whether he will continue as the chronicler of adventures in the Forgotten Ruin or future books will follow other characters in the third person, I look forward to reading more.
Whether battling insurgents or Orcs, Rangers will Ranger!
The first-person narration of the story is great. I really like the narrators (PFC Talker) commentary on his own narration of the events at times. Thanks to for the continual ‘80s shout-outs Nick.
Tolkien with NVGs?
Lewis with Machine Guns?
Orcs and wizards and elves with Carl Gs and military tactics?
Who knew they could all work so well together, better than PB&J or jack and coke!
All the nostalgia of all the fantasy I read as kid is woven together into the gritty, bloody, and raw world of heart-pounding military thrillers I've grown up to love. The action is heavy, but don't get me wrong, its not without its emotional moments. The characters, while ripped out of the reality of personalities in the storied Ranger Regiment, have complexities that bleed across the page, urging the reader to look past the tough exteriors and examine the hearts of man. We can do that in any genre but especially when Anspach and Cole are writing together!
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This book could have been written in half as many words and still got the story across to satisfy the most detail oriented reader
The problem is the story is good, really good, it is just so ponderous. The characters are great, the story well thought out, the concept just different enough to be engaging.
It is a pity, because I want to know how it turns out, I just cannot bring myself to put in the excessive time and effort to find out