Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Corsair (Blades of the Moonseas #2) (Forgotten Realms)

Corsair - Richard Baker This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.com by Bookstooge's Exalted Permission.
Title: Corsair
Series: Blades of the Moonsea, Forgotten Realms
Author: Richard Baker
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: SFF
Pages: 384

Geran, now acting like a responsible adult, comes across pirates, who seem to be preying on only ships headed for his hometown.
Due to politics, which hide more revenge motives than you can shake a stick at, Geran is sent off with a boat and some Shieldsworn to hunt the pirates down.
On the phracking MOON!

My Thoughts:
This was so much more enjoyable than the previous book, Swordmage. Geran isn't acting like a spoiled brat and his enemies are acting like enemies instead of petty idiots.

I thought the whole pirate/ship thing was pretty cool actually. And when they magically fly to the moon on a sailing ship, all I could think of was Captain Harlock and his Pirate Space/Sailing ship. And it was cool, in case you didn't get that.

The other thing I liked was that Geran wasn't so aggressively introspective and angsty. I'm an introspective kind of guy, but even I get tired of reading about other people being like me. Overall, there was more action, less "characterization" and more "fun" factor in this book.

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