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Read & Download Outpost AUTHOR F.T. McKinstry 104 ç A race of immortal warriors who live by the swordA gate between the worldsWarriors royals seers and warlocks living in uneasy peace on one side of the VeilUntil nowIn a war torn realm occupied by a race of immortal warlords called the Fylking trouble can reach cosmic proportions Using the rThe gods themselvesForced to find allies in unlikely places these three mortals are caught in a maelstrom of murder treachery sorcery and war fertile ground for both their personal demons and those of their immortal masters who cast long shadows indeed When they uncover the source of the rising darkness they must rally to protect the Gate against a plot that will violate the balance of cosmos destroy the Fylking and leave the world in ruinsThe god they serve is as fickle as a crowIncludes a map and a glossa. There is no doubt that this book is beautifully written and I loved the characters especially Arcmael and I enjoy reading novels so different from what I normally read All of that is why I gave it three stars; however it is me not the novel but I just do not really like fantasy It is a genre that I just cannot really get into never have have never read a Harry Potter nor seen any of the films though if I have to read a story of fantasy I am glad it was one this good

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Orld to gain even a small advantage are bent on destroying itAfter two centuries of peace the realm is at war Seers are disappearing and their immortal guardians are blind deceived by their own kind A Gate warden with a tormented past discovers a warlock using Fylking magic to gather an army of warriors that cannot die A King’s ranger who defends the wilds of the realm is snared in a political trap that puts him on the wrong side of the Fylking's enemies And a knitter discovers an inborn power revered by. War is lurking and evil is brewing and three unlikely allies must come together to stop itThis is a fascinating tale full of creatures one doesn’t encounter every day My personal favorite were the draugrs an underused Norse version of zombies But these guys are way cooler than zombies They’re tough and evil and something to be feared awakened by the hand of an evil sorcerer my absolute favorite type of villainMelisande was definitely my favorite of the characters She is self sufficient smart and finding her way around the magic she didn’t uite know she could use With her ability she’s able to knit spells into clothing something straight out of a fairy tale I have no idea if that has been used before but I can’t recall reading anything like it For me it was new and fresh and definitely unexpectedArcmael comes second on my list of the three main characters He’s genuinely likable and relatable being forced into his profession by an overbearing father He doesn’t uite fit his role as a warden but he has begrudgingly accepted it He was real to me and very believable He gained several notches for me when he made a personal sacrifice to save a friend whom he hadn’t known long It showed what kind of a person he is that he’s willing to do what it takes to put things right and I liked that about himOthin was all right but not my favorite His early chapters have too much about his womanizing boobs and hookers That’s all well and good and served to show what kind of man he is It just didn’t make me like him Though his dedication to Millie is admirable He grew on me a little as the story wentRich and beautiful descriptions of the landscape and characters really stood out in this story I could picture myself there I love it when I’m allowed to live in a fantasy world even one as messed up as this place becomes The action moves a little slow at first but toward the end it’s very hard to put this book downI was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review

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Outpost AUTHOR F.T. McKinstA race of immortal warriors who live by the swordA gate between the worldsWarriors royals seers and warlocks living in uneasy peace on one side of the VeilUntil nowIn a war torn realm occupied by a race of immortal warlords called the Fylking trouble can reach cosmic proportions Using the realm as a backwater outpost from which to fight an ancient war the Fylking taught human seers to build and ward over an interdimensional portal called the Gate The Fylking’s enemies who think nothing of annihilating a w. 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum ’s a lot to say about Outpost by FT McKinstry Rich in detail and beautifully written the book features incredible world building taking place in a fantasy setting that breaks the bounds of expectations The cultures and concepts and creatures portrayed in this novel are also brought to life so vividly that they practically leap off the pages That said though if you’re looking for a story that grabs you right away this one might not be for you; there are many things going on beneath the surface and McKinstry arguably takes a slow burn tantalizing approach in drawing out its mysteries It’s therefore a book that might reuire a fair bit of patience but could be worth itOutpost introduces us to the world of Math an epic fantasy realm steeped in both political and military conflict Complicating the situation is the presence of unseen immortal warrior creatures called the Fylking said to have originated from another dimension by coming through an ancient portal The Fylking themselves are fighting a war with an enemy called the Niflsekt using Math as a strategic outpost after training a select group of human seers as Wardens to guard the interdimensional gate that leads back to their home world Wardens also have the ability to see the Fylking who may take on the avatars of animals when they need to communicate but generally they are invisible to the rest of the population After two centuries though human seers are disappearing and without the eyes and ears of their helpful Wardens the Fylking are threatened with the possibility of continuing their war blindThe story follows three POVs First is Othin a Ranger sworn to protect the people of Math A fierce fighter and a free spirit he patrols across the land guarding travel routes and enforcing peace in towns His fellow Rangers respect and look up to him and he also receives no small amount of attention from the smitten ladies wherever he goes Othin’s heart however already belongs to a young woman named Melisande Millie as she is called possesses a special kind of gift called Pattern Sense – a type of magic they say is touched by the gods To the people who live in Millie’s village though that kind of power is difficult to understand and she becomes ostracized distrusted and labeled a witch Finally there’s the seer Arcmael the disavowed oldest son of a prominent lord Little did he know being banished from his home would lead him on the path of becoming a Warden trained by the Fylking and tasked to guard their gateway even though Arcmael has sworn never again to take up the swordIt probably comes as no surprise one of the most alluring aspects of Outpost was the world of Math This is high fantasy with a heavy emphasis on lore highlighting the sense of age and intensity This is after all a story involving a race of beings who have been around for a long long time They have changed the face of the world and influenced the culture of its people Admittedly it’s a lot to take in but the world building being far interesting than most getting the hang of it was a lot easier than I expected It might also help to check out the glossary in the back to familiarize yourself with the many names of places people and terms before you start which would make the avalanche of information a little less overwhelmingI guess in a way the author’s love for detail can also be considered a double edged sword McKinstry writes gorgeously but despite the excellent prose and the novel’s great setting her style can take some getting used to I mentioned the rich level of detail but at times the overburden of information can come at the cost of potential confusion as well as plot pacing I confess I found the story to be on the slower side and if you have a busy schedule that limits your reading time to short bursts here and there like it did in my case it’ll take a lot motivation to pick up the book again and to keep pressing onI also enjoyed the characters but did not take to them all eually My favorite was perhaps Othin whose “classic hero” persona belies a complicated spirit beneath He may come across a bold somewhat rash fighter who works hard but plays harder if his tavern habits are any indication The truth is though he’s a real softie I liked this mellower romantic side of him—which might actually explain my eventual disappointment in Melisande’s character So much of Othin’s motivations were bound up in his love for her but I had a hard time feeling it especially with his initial dismissal of their courtship as casual They shared very little page time together too which didn’t help I also wished Millie had a active role in the story especially since her Pattern Sense is so interesting My least favorite character was Arcmael however whose chapters were the toughest to get through which is ironic considering how much I enjoyed reading about the Fylking as a Warden Arcmael’s POV gave us the most information about them I think most of my problems with his character stem from the fact that we don’t get to know the truth of his origins until closer to the end of the book and so many of his early motivations are hard to understandDespite my issues though I definitely enjoyed Outpost To sum up it’s a solid self pubbed novel McKinstry can write and she has the imaginative vision to create this incredible fascinating world to stoke the envy of fantasy writers everywhere To truly grab me though the story could have used some streamlining to improve the pacing and the characters probably needed impetus But overall I had a good time