Greatshadow Greatshadow is the primal dragon of fire an elemental evil whose malign intelligence spies upon mankind through every candle flame waiting to devour any careless victim he can claim The Church of th

  • Title: Greatshadow
  • Author: James Maxey
  • ISBN: 9781907992728
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • Greatshadow is the primal dragon of fire, an elemental evil whose malign intelligence spies upon mankind through every candle flame, waiting to devour any careless victim he can claim The Church of the Book has assembled a team of twelve battle hardened adventurers to slay the dragon once and for all But tensions run high between the leaders of the team who view the missGreatshadow is the primal dragon of fire, an elemental evil whose malign intelligence spies upon mankind through every candle flame, waiting to devour any careless victim he can claim The Church of the Book has assembled a team of twelve battle hardened adventurers to slay the dragon once and for all But tensions run high between the leaders of the team who view the mission as a holy duty and the super powered mercenaries who add power to their ranks, who view the mission primarily as a chance to claim Greatshadow s vast treasure trove If the warriors fail to slay the beast, will they doom mankind to death by fire

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    1. This was my first ever dragon book, it is also the first book in a four-part series called The Dragon Apocalypse. But it works perfectly fine as a standalone. Told in first-person, the narrator isn't the protagonist, making this quite an original way of relaying the story. Stagger, the narrator, actually dies right at the start of the story. Following his long-term companion around in ghost-format, Stagger tells the story of Infidel, a super strong female mercenary, and his secret love interest. [...]

    2. Greatshadow is the newest offering from James Maxey, best known for Nobody Gets the Girl and The Dragon Age Trilogy. It’s the first installment in The Dragon Apocalypse, with book two, Hush, scheduled for June of 2012.Our protagonist is Infidel, a magically overpowered woman working as a mercenary and occasional thief. She has super strength and is impervious to most damage. When her closest friend dies, she decides to take one last big job so she can retire in style. Her best chance is to joi [...]

    3. My original Greatshadow audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Stagger and Infidel are bounty hunters searching for highly prized dragon bones.  While chased by pygmies, Stagger accidentally stabs and kills himself with his bone knife,  and is transformed into a ghost tied to his knife, he must go where it goes.  Infidel, the beautiful warrior with impenetrable skin and unnatural strength, mourns his death, not knowing Stagger is still following her.  She joins a [...]

    4. Greatshadow, the first book of The Dragon Apocalypse by James Maxey, reminds me in so may ways of the TSR quest-driven novels I cut my fantasy teeth on so many years ago. More specifically, it reminds of Forgotten Realms adventures by the likes of R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, Troy Denning, and Douglas Niles. Before anybody takes that the wrong way, let me assure you that's absolutely not a criticism or a complaint - I have fond memories of those adventures, and Maxey rekindled that same kind of [...]

    5. Between the set-up information and the slightly clipped prose style, it took me some time to get into this book. I totally loved the middle third, about high-powered heroes making their way through a hostile landscape while dealing with the tensions among their group. The ending wrapped things up very neatly, but felt a bit overcomplicated to me.I liked the heroine, Infidel, though I wish she'd been a little less objectified. All of the secondary characters were really interesting, and I wanted [...]

    6. Whilst being chased through the jungle by pygmies, Stagger and Infidel have no choice but to jump off a cliff into the water. Unfortunately Stagger accidentally stabs and kills himself with his knife. He then becomes bound to the knife and has to go where it goes. Infidel, is distraught but gathers up his knife and flees. She needs a job so joins a quest to slay the mighty Greatshadow, but the gang of unlikely accomplices have there work cut out for them trying to slay an elemental Dragon. I hav [...]

    7. I really enjoyed this one. On the surface, it's a classic fantasy romp, with an inventive cast of characters, each of which has a special skill of some kind, on a quest to slay a dragon. Even just at this level, the book is great fun, and really well told, with a lot of good action and clever turns. The magical system of the world, however, provides philosophical depth to an otherwise light-hearted romp. Members of different religions and sects see the world differently, and can thus perform dif [...]

    8. AudioNot my usual genre but I enjoyed this. Fantasy & always moving story. Jake Urry as always did a great job narrating and keeping the story flowing with life.

    9. The first in a new series by James Maxey, Greatshadow managed to be both a very original book and a rather familiar one. Let's start with the original part. The book had a very original take on the narration. While the protagonist is Infidel, she is not the narrator; no, that place is beholden to Stagger, her erstwhile – and currently very dead – partner. This approach is one I hadn't seen before and one that's very effective in keeping us appraised of happenings Infidel couldn't have known [...]

    10. Sword and sorcery superheroesNarrated by the ghost of a deceased drunkard, Greatshadow shows off the strengths I've come to expect in James Maxey's writing: it gushes with cool ideas brought to life; it moves at speed through unexpected and intriguing plot turns; and it features sympathetic characters who are larger than life and twice as flawed.Some of the phenomena in this book rank with the most fascinating I've seen in any story anywhere: a chamber constructed of false matter, invulnerable a [...]

    11. This is the best book I've read in a while. Perhaps because I was hungry for some good old fashioned sword and sorcery, perhaps because this book does sword and sorcery in a unique way. The characters are drawn perfectly for my tastes, without too much told or too much left out. The unique narrative perspective is well done. I personally enjoyed the religious undertones (and overtones), from the Zen-like grandfather to the overbearing, ridiculous religious zealots. Maxey is deft with the religio [...]

    12. I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this from a giveaway at The Ranting Dragon for their June book club. I say 'lucky' both in winning the drawing, and because I might not have read it otherwise. I won't tell you how long my backlog of books-to-read is, but since this was sitting on top of the pile I was able to actually get to it :)While this isn't a book that will change you world, is was vastly entertaining. Take your usual cast of quest characters in a world with some interesting non-hum [...]

    13. If you like fantasy, dragons, and a band of rogues with a mission, I think you will enjoy reading or listening to “Greatshadow” which is the first book in “The Dragon Apocalypse” series. The book is written by James Maxey and the audiobook edition is skillfully performed by Jake Urry. Take pieces of “Lord of the Rings”, “NeverEnding Story”, “The Da Vinci Code”, and “Ocean’s Eleven” and you get a small taste of what you can expect in Greatshadow. Strap on your seatbelt a [...]

    14. Greatshadow, who dwells in the Isle of Fire, is one of the called primal dragons. His power is the power of fire, which he can use to spy on men, control them, and even kill them. The Church of the Book has decided to send a mission to slay Greatshadow, and has enlisted twelve member on this quest, but their backgrounds are so diverse, that tensions grow amongst the group.Even though I like fantasy, I am quite picky with this genre, and I found that many fantasy books do not fulfill my needs. Wh [...]

    15. *I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.4.5 starsA cool addition in listening to the audiobook for me, we get small sound effects! There's a noise that matches the waterfall, lightly in the background to give us the feel of the story with the narration. I enjoyed the sly or laid back, knowing voice of the clientele at Black Swan that he used. Very fitting of the characters! I found I really enjoyed Jake as the narrator for this book. He fe [...]

    16. Jake Urry does it again!My first book narrated by Jake Urry was a psychological thriller, and his way of narrating really got to me. I then listened to his performances of an occult thriller series; so when I found out that he was the narrator of Greatshadow, and fantasy being my favourite genre, I absolutely ‚had‘ to listen to it.Now, the brain is a funny organ: when starting Greatshadow, at first I couldn’t help picturing Harlan Ulrich, the main protagonist from the occult thriller serie [...]

    17. I'm glad I made it past the opening, which seemed very slow and static, with the protagonist watching everything and doing nothing--it almost killed my interest. BUTI give the author credit for trying something very hard and taking a huge risk with this opening, because while Stagger is the POV we're in, the protagonist of the story is really Infidel, his female companion. The story starts as little more than a D&D type escapade, but eventually digs deeply into morality, theology, love, seco [...]

    18. This is not the typical book I would listen to. But since I was given a code for this book by the narrator, I decided to listen to it and give it an honest review. I thought the writing was clear, concise, and imaginative. I did find myself bored in most chapters, but I was satisfied with the ending and the fact that I grew somewhat attached to the characters by the end of this 15-something hour long audiobook. As for the narration, Jake Urry was the ONLY reason I continued listening. His voice [...]

    19. **This review is in regards to the audio**Complicated plot lines always intrigue me because it challenges my brain to remember everything. And when done right, it’s awesome. The story line for this book was done right. It was an intense action pack story about dragons and warriors. Right now, I’m on a dragon kick, so this book came along at the right time. The author’s world building is well-developed and it was easy to see the story unfold as if I was watching a movie. I think listening t [...]

    20. What a book! Mr Maxey has the most wonderful imagination. The characters, Infidel, Stagger, Aurora are so brilliant, each one is so carefully thought out and brilliantly drawn. I loved The Goons. There is absolutely everything in this story; fantasy, romance, love, hate, betrayal, dysfunctional family relationships, the whole range of writing genres. As if the genius writing is not enough, the book's level is raised to an even higher stratosphere due to the narration by Jake Urry. How he manages [...]

    21. In my search for new books at great prices. I found the Dragon Apocalypse collection on Kindle - 4 books at £0.99 what could go wrong? This is the first of the books - I separate them into individual books, because I don't like reading four books yet only getting one marked off on good reads, plus of course each book should be reviewed individually. So, What do I think of this book? Excellent, fast moving and a fantastic fantasy.The characters are really enjoyable. Infidel our heroine, Stagger [...]

    22. I received this #Audible #audiobook in exchange for an honest review via #LibraryThing.TBH, the first 30 minutes or so of the book, I was not sold fact, I almost DNFed this one. I am glad I didn't.This was a very entertaining read reminded me a little bit of Eragon, but for adults. It was adventurous, funny, and all-together captivating! I loved the different characters in the groupeir powers were fantastic and really pushed the book forward in regards to keeping my interestwhat will happen next [...]

    23. This book is in the top 10 of my favorite new reads of the year. I know, I’m being blunt. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was chewing through 50-100 pages a night and only put it down when I was too fatigued to read any more. This book turned me into a little kid – I didn’t want to sleep, or do the dishes, or get dressed. I simply wanted to read this book. Infidel is a kick-ass 30 year-old woman who is the true heroine of this tale. She is fascinating, flawed, and trying to do the right [...]

    24. I loved this book! I found it randomly mentioned in a Reddit post about romantic fantasy. I definitely wouldn't suggest this if you want romantic fantasy, so I feel that person was way off with that suggestion. Yet, I am so happy to have read it.The magic is fun. It's not like Sanderson where it all makes perfect sense with proper rules but it has some limitations and there are a lot of forms of it. The characters are all likable and interesting, I wanted to read more instead of skim through it. [...]

    25. I like a good dragon tale every once in a while to break up the routine. This one is a little different and quite interesting as it portrayed the last of the dragons as Primal, meaning each dragon corresponded to an element. Fire, water, cold, you get the idea. Humanity was a bit paranoid about Greatshadow they felt he was watching them via every flame that existed throughout the realm and they wanted to put an end to it, or him. The King collected a dozen warriors of various skills and sent the [...]

    26. 4.5 starsI found it interesting how the characters on the journey to kill Greatshadow have their lives intertwined with this adventure. We learn a great deal about them and face dangers as we journey, and I didn't realize that we were still working to get to the dragon. I didn't feel as though the book needed to skip ahead or anything. I truly enjoyed the story from the view point we got it. ****FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW****

    27. Audiobook review: Story - 3 stars - Narrator Jake Urry - 5 stars.For strong fantasy fans this book might just be the catch. It didn't work for me though, as it didn't contain the elements I want in a fantasy novel. It was way too dark for me and I'm also very hard to satisfy when it comes to this genre. However, if you love fantasy, this book has a lot of strong fantasy elements, so you might not think the same as me. Jake Urry did a great performance, as he is a master in dark stories.

    28. Greatshadow: James MaxeyThis is an interesting dragon book. Lots of adventure and suspense in this novel. In all honesty, it wasn't my cup of tea. Those listeners that are big into fantasy will probably love it.The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Jake Urry is the reason I finished this book, his voice style is fantastic."I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    29. My review is based on the Audiobook. Greatshadow is book one in what is sure to be a must read series for all Fantasy fans. I found the story fresh and funny and captivated me from start to finish. Jake Urry did well as narrator with easy to understand yet distinguishable characters. I look forward to more in this series and from this Author and narrator.

    30. You can find the full review over at The Founding Fields:thefoundingfields/2012/08/Shadowhawk reviews the first novel of the Dragon Apocalypse series by James Maxey.“It’s very rare to find a novel packed to the brim with heart-pumping action, laugh out loud humour, and a protagonist who wants cake. Greatshadow is a brilliant book.“ ~The Founding FieldsIts not often I come across a novel that makes me giddy with laughter in the middle of some tense scenes between characters, when everything [...]

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