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  1. Jack Badelaire Jack Badelaire says:

    The Pirates of Alnari is a hard fantasy novel, meaning it is set in a different world, but there is no magic, no elves, no demons or wizards, dungeons or dragons You could consider it an alternate reality or an Earth that never was The setting is roughly analogous to 15th 16th century Europe, although there are elements that feel18th or early 19th century Regardless, the level of detail and realism is such that you are quickly pulled into the setting, and any notion that this is a fa The Pirates of Alnari is a hard fantasy novel, meaning it is set in a different world, but there is no magic, no elves, no demons or wizards, dungeons or dragons You could consider it an alternate reality or an Earth that never was The setting is roughly analogous to 15th 16th century Europe, although there are elements that feel18th or early 19th century Regardless, the level of detail and realism is such that you are quickly pulled into the setting, and any notion that this is a fantasy world falls by the wayside.The story revolves around two young noblemen, Martyn and Arycke The book begins with them having just participated in something horrible and violent, but the details are left hidden to the reader this is important, because the mystery of what happened will be slowly revealed throughout the book Needless to say, there isthan one side to the story The two young men feel that they need to flee the country, and so travel to the nearest port city and book passage on the first ship that ll get them away Their ship is the Selene, an Isalian navy frigate willing to take on a few passengers during her voyage Martyn and Arycke have never taken a sea voyage before, and the experience is new and exciting evenso, when a beautiful young woman is brought on board as another passenger, along with her ever watchful grandfather Arycke, who has an ever roving eye, immediately begins pursuing the young woman, much to Martyn s annoyance.The sea voyage quickly turns deadly serious, however, when the ship encounters a pirate vessel Being a Navy frigate, it is the Selene s duty to deal with pirates wherever they are found But the battle against the pirates turns into a muchbrutal affair than first expected, and the Selene is badly damaged The ship is eventually lost on a reef during a storm, and the survivors about a hundred of the ship s crew and the passengers are stranded along a foreign coast.Unfortunately for the survivors, the coast they re now inhabiting is claimed by pirates A whole city of pirates.I don t want to give away anyof the plot However, what progresses from this point on is a whirlwind of battles and intrigue, murder and revenge, plot and counter plot Characters have multiple agendas and not everyone is as they seem The survivors of the shipwreck must struggle to avoid capture or death at the hands of different pirate factions, as well as the threat of mutiny among their own number The pirates constantly maneuver against each other for dominance over Alnari, using any means violence, sex, money, political influence at their disposal.The author holds the works of George R R Martin, especially his Song of Ice and Fire series, in high regard, and its influence on the book is evident by both the complex relationships among the characters, and the stark brutality of the combat sequences The author is well versed in swordsmanship and medieval combat, and this comes through in the many swordfights throughout the book Limbs are sheared away, heads roll, guts spill, and blood is drawn by the bucketful Not only are the battles violent and well scripted, but it is clear from early on that no character is safe from the author s killing stroke.Also evident is the author s knowledge of the Age of Sail There are many details regarding ship navigation and operation, as well as the day to day lives of those aboard ships, and the organization of sailing navies and their military exploits Although the setting is analogous to the 1400s and early 1500s, the maritime aspects of the book seem to carry the influence of master maritime novelist Patrick O Brian, whose Napoleonic naval adventures are second to none Fans of O Brian s Aubrey and Maturin novels will feel right at home in this book, despite the otherworldly setting.Overall, The Pirates of Alnari is a strong, exciting adventure and displays the author s skill as a storyteller While this is Dan Eldredge s first published novel, I know we ll seeworks from him in the years to come, and I look forward to reading them


  2. J.M. Aucoin J.M. Aucoin says:

    Knowing that I love a good story that takes place on the high seas my friend Jacob recommended me The Pirates of Alnari by Dan Eldredge As Jacob described it to me It s like pirates meets Game of Thrones.I was instantly intrigued I love pirates I love GoT And with famous last words I said, What could possibly go wrong Nothing if you re the reader Or everything, if you re one of the characters in Alnari There s a few ways the comparison to Game of Thrones is legit Eldredge breaks his cha Knowing that I love a good story that takes place on the high seas my friend Jacob recommended me The Pirates of Alnari by Dan Eldredge As Jacob described it to me It s like pirates meets Game of Thrones.I was instantly intrigued I love pirates I love GoT And with famous last words I said, What could possibly go wrong Nothing if you re the reader Or everything, if you re one of the characters in Alnari There s a few ways the comparison to Game of Thrones is legit Eldredge breaks his chapters up by character POV, though sometimes there s added insight that the POV character might not actually have Those little blips are far and few between and don t really detract from the overall value or enjoyment of the story The other way it s comparable to GoT is that things go from bad to worse to even worse to even worse, and you find yourself enjoying every little bit of it In some ways Pirates of Alnari isenjoyable than GoT in that there s no character whose POV I found annoying Does anyone like a Sansa chapter It s unlike GoT as there s not really any magic or magical creatures at all and this story is focusedon action and less on political intrigue Not to say there isn t intrigue, though There is, just not as much The cast of characters is alsolimited in this story.For the most part in Alnari we follow Martyn and Arycke, two nobles who get themselves in a bit of trouble and are looking to buy passage to another country on the continent Quickest way is by sea, but there are Alnari pirates lurking about Luckily they get passage on a warship and Alnari pirates don t have the gall to attack an Isaliani warship or so everyone thought Things go from bad to worse for the two young noblemen as the ship gets attacked and they re left stranded on enemy territory with what s left of the crew And things only get worse from there.Arycke is your typical, young dashing nobleman who enjoys the game of bedding women while Martyn is a bitearthy andnoble in his virtues He s also a bit gruffer than Arycke, making him probably my favorite character in the novel Besides those two there s also an old Magistrate and his grand daughter, Starrisa, aboard the ship We don t learn a ton about Starrisa until the end and even then she s a little enigmatic, but she s not a damsel in distress character thank god and shows some grit herself when the time comes The only other major female character is Lady Eldamere who enjoys leading her own troops into battle.There s plenty of bloodshed and action but it s not overdone There s enough political intrigue and some sex to spread the action out The fight scenes are also well written You really get a feel for the brutality of these battles and almost feel as tired as the characters as they stagger over the pile of corpses or slip on decks slick with blood.The ending is fairly tied up except for two characters who end the story on the run I can see Dan bringing them back in a sequel but wonder if we d see any of the other major characters or if their story is over I don t want to mention names as there s a lot of death, but you ll know what I mean if you read the book and you should.All in all, this is a great debut book by a fellow New Englander If you like fantasy stories without all the magic and sorcery and or enjoy a good tale on the high seas then you should give Pirates of Alnari a try


  3. Kelly Allard Kelly Allard says:

    Dan Eldredge s novel is amazingly captivating Existing in a magic less world the characters still manage to bring in what feels like an epic fantasy I have to admit, I am quite intimidated by the author s grasp of seafaring and nautical terminology, however it s done in such a way that I rarely needed to seek explanation for a term I was unfamiliar with It s impressive without making assumptions about the reader s knowledge or making one feel like they need a nautical dictionary as a companio Dan Eldredge s novel is amazingly captivating Existing in a magic less world the characters still manage to bring in what feels like an epic fantasy I have to admit, I am quite intimidated by the author s grasp of seafaring and nautical terminology, however it s done in such a way that I rarely needed to seek explanation for a term I was unfamiliar with It s impressive without making assumptions about the reader s knowledge or making one feel like they need a nautical dictionary as a companion.The characters are mostly likable on both sides of the conflict, it s easy to feel sympathy for either side I was drawn in pretty solidly after the first chapter, and after finishing I really want to know what happens to everyone next


  4. Karen Karen says:

    This series has the makings of a lot of fun, once the author gets over some of those first book jitters trying to tell too much story at once, jumping from one idea to the next and assuming the reader followed along Full disclosure I have been reading this book on and off for almost ten months, so part of that might have been the lag in my reading as I went to pursue other topics Still, the series has potential with lots of political intrigue, questions of morality, and,of course, swashbuc This series has the makings of a lot of fun, once the author gets over some of those first book jitters trying to tell too much story at once, jumping from one idea to the next and assuming the reader followed along Full disclosure I have been reading this book on and off for almost ten months, so part of that might have been the lag in my reading as I went to pursue other topics Still, the series has potential with lots of political intrigue, questions of morality, and,of course, swashbuckling


  5. Andy Mitchell Andy Mitchell says:

    A brand new fantasy land Politics Smuggling Intrigue Sex Friendship Moral ambiguity.And of course, pirates Whatcan a reader ask for My favorite element of this story is the author s character development You will get to know a wide range of people from various points of view And the ending is epic, worth the investment of your time and emotional energy.Congratulations to the author for a compelling first novel I look forward to reading manyDisclaimer I know the author Howe A brand new fantasy land Politics Smuggling Intrigue Sex Friendship Moral ambiguity.And of course, pirates Whatcan a reader ask for My favorite element of this story is the author s character development You will get to know a wide range of people from various points of view And the ending is epic, worth the investment of your time and emotional energy.Congratulations to the author for a compelling first novel I look forward to reading manyDisclaimer I know the author However, I purchased a copy and was not asked to provide a review


  6. Kate Kate says:

    This is a bloody romp of a tale action from beginning to end, with an unromanticized view of pirates and their doings.Definitely worth a read, along with whatever sequels may appear I m not completely comfortable with my sf fantasy label, since this is realistic fiction in another world no magic but it is the best fit without creating a new category.Why only 4 stars There are a couple scenes whose importance to the overall novel I still can t figure out, and the female characters need a l This is a bloody romp of a tale action from beginning to end, with an unromanticized view of pirates and their doings.Definitely worth a read, along with whatever sequels may appear I m not completely comfortable with my sf fantasy label, since this is realistic fiction in another world no magic but it is the best fit without creating a new category.Why only 4 stars There are a couple scenes whose importance to the overall novel I still can t figure out, and the female characters need a littledepth


  7. Linda Barnett Linda Barnett says:

    I liked parts of this book, others not as muchThere is a lot of fairly graphic violence that could have been toned down some, for my taste He did lay a fairly good red herring trail for some of the characters, which shall remain nameless, so it doesn t spoil the story I will read the second in the series to see where the story goes.


  8. Stvanme Stvanme says:

    Maybe its just my old age brain catching up to me but I had trouble keep track of all the characters that came and went getting killed off or otherwise that I didn t find the book all that enjoyable.


  9. Allen Allen says:

    A story of pirates I found 6 errors in this book.


  10. Ricky Kimsey Ricky Kimsey says:

    Definitely Not The Disney VarietyThis pirate tale is most definitely not of the Disney variety because it s a hard core adventure set in a world where magic works.


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The Pirates of Alnari ❮Download❯ ➾ The Pirates of Alnari ➹ Author Dan Eldredge – Thomashillier.co.uk ASIN BACDNA moved to the recent edition here and then hereMartyn and Arycke are two young nobles forced into hiding after experiencing an act of unspeakable violence They buy passage on the Isalian fr ASIN BACDNA moved to the recent edition here and then hereMartyn and Arycke are two young nobles forced into hiding after experiencing an act of unspeakable violence They buy passage on the Isalian frigate Selene, but after a bloody battle against two pirate vessels, Martyn and Arycke find themselves shipwrecked castaways along with a beautiful young woman, her ever watchful grandfather, and the rest of the Selene s crewUnfortunately for the The Pirates eBook ✓ survivors, they now find themselves stranded within reach of the pirate city of Alnari In short order, Martyn and Arycke find themselves fighting for their lives, not only against marauding bands of savage pirates, but mutinous elements within the Selene s own crewThe shipwrecked survivors are dragged into a maelstrom of vengeance and intrigue, as rival pirate lords maneuver against each other for dominance over Alnari Martyn, Arycke, and the rest of the Selene s crew will need every ounce of courage, cunning, and strength they possess if they hope to escape aliveThe Pirates of Alnari is a gritty fantasy adventure story filled with bloody naval battles and vicious sword fights, combining the cutthroat political intrigue of George RR Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire with the dashing nautical adventures of Patrick O Brian.