Interest Check: Anyone enjoy Act of Caine series, Heroes Die and Blade of Tyshalle by Matt Stover

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Ephrem Elpidius, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Ephrem Elpidius

    Ephrem Elpidius Citizen

    Sep 22, 2013
    Indiana (My Heart is in Ireland/England)
    Just curious. My origin story of how I came to know of Wheel of Time came from this Japanese lady I played Magic the Gathering with on the online client way back in 2002 I believe. I told her I was looking for something to read one day, and she told me her favorite books were only two in English, WoT and Heroes Die. So I got both. Both blew me away. I still remember when I went looking for Eye of the World in 2002, I went to a local book shop, and there it was all by itself laying flat on a shelf, all beat to hell and rotten yellow... like $3 used. My life changed that day lol

    So I am just curious if anyone here has any interest the Heroes Die / Acts of Caine books. Below is the premise of the first book, as listed on the back of the book. It has a very unique perspective on the future. It is a sci/fi / fantasy hybrid book.

    A man shouldn’t die with no understanding of why he’s been murdered

    Renowned throughout the land of Ankhana as the Blade of Tyshalle, Caine has killed his share of monarchs and commoners, villains and heroes. He is relentless, unstoppable, simply the best there is at what he does.

    At home on Earth, Caine is Hari Michaelson, a superstar whose adventures in Ankhana command an audience of billions. Yet he is shackled by a rigid caste society, bound to ignore the grim fact that he kills men on a far-off world for the entertainment of his own planet—and bound to keep his rage in check.

    But now Michaelson has crossed the line. His estranged wife, Pallas Rill, has mysteriously disappeared in the slums of Ankhana. To save her, he must confront the greatest challenge of his life: a lethal game of cat and mouse with the most treacherous rulers of two worlds . . .
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