The Fifth Sorceress

The Fifth Sorceress

Robert Newcomb / Jul 16, 2019

The Fifth Sorceress Not since Terry Goodkind unsheathed the Sword of Truth has there been such an epic tale of heroism and magic that so captures the imagination as this monumental new work by a master storyteller In The

  • Title: The Fifth Sorceress
  • Author: Robert Newcomb
  • ISBN: 9780345448934
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Not since Terry Goodkind unsheathed the Sword of Truth has there been such an epic tale of heroism and magic that so captures the imagination as this monumental new work by a master storyteller In The Fifth Sorceress, Robert Newcomb conjures a time and place wrought with exquisite detail, characters vividly drawn and deeply felt, and a history rich in glory and horror, spNot since Terry Goodkind unsheathed the Sword of Truth has there been such an epic tale of heroism and magic that so captures the imagination as this monumental new work by a master storyteller In The Fifth Sorceress, Robert Newcomb conjures a time and place wrought with exquisite detail, characters vividly drawn and deeply felt, and a history rich in glory and horror, splendor and secrets We gave them a chance once, long ago We offered to share power equally, and in peace But they refused and chose war With them it was all or nothing Wizard against Sorceress Male against female Light against dark It is than three centuries since the ravages of a devastating war nearly tore apart the kingdom of Eutracia In its wake, those who masterminded the bloodshed a quartet of powerful, conquest hungry Sorceresses were sentenced to exile, with return all but impossible and death all but inevitable Now a land of peace and plenty, protected and guided by a council of immortal wizards, Eutracia is about to crown a new king And as the coronation approaches, the spirit of celebration fills every heart Except one.Prince Tristan is a reluctant monarch to be Though born with the endowed blood that will give him the power to master magic, and destined by tradition to succeed his father as ruler, he is a rebel soul And when he discovers the ancient, hidden caves where strange red waters flow possessed of their own mysterious magic it only makes him yearn all the to escape his future of duty and succumb to the stirrings of enchantment within him.But than tradition compels Tristan to ascend the throne The very existence of Eutracia depends upon it For after these long centuries of peace, dreadful omens have begun to appear, heralding something too unspeakable to ponder And if indeed the old evil has returned, hungry to wreak vengeance, Tristan s role in an ages old prophecy must be fulfilled or the cost to his kingdom and his people will be beyond imagination.It will be a battle like none ever known, against an enemy whose thirst for blood and domination is depthless and unyielding And for Tristan, it will be the ultimate challenge facing an adversary whose greatest weapon is the person he loves most transformed into the instrument of his annihilation and the catalyst that will doom Eutracia forever to darkness.

    The Fifth Sorceress The Chronicles of Blood and Stone In The Fifth Sorceress, Robert Newcomb conjures a time and place wrought with exquisite detail, characters vividly drawn and deeply felt, and a history rich in glory and horror, splendor and secrets The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb Jan , The Fifth Sorceress marked his dbut and is the first book in The Chronicles of Blood and Stone trilogy The second volume, The Gates of Dawn, is also published in Bantam paperback and the concluding novel, The Scrolls of the Ancients, in Bantam Press trade paperback. The Fifth Sorceress Chronicles of Blood In The Fifth Sorceress, Robert Newcomb conjures a time and place wrought with exquisite detail, characters vividly drawn and deeply felt, and a history rich in glory and horror, splendor and secrets The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb PenguinRandomHouse Robert Newcomb is the author of The Destinies of Blood and Stone Savage Messiah and A March into Darkness, as well as The Chronicles of Blood and Stone The Fifth Sorceress, The Gates of Dawn, and The Scrolls of the More about Robert Newcomb. The Fifth Sorceress Robert Newcomb The Fifth Sorceress is a mildly entertaining book fantasy with a good amount of action However, I do have some reservations about the book.First, the characters are one dimensional It s hard to really care about these characters because they don t seem to have any The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb OverDrive In The Fifth Sorceress, Robert Newcomb conjures a time and place wrought with exquisite detail, characters vividly drawn and deeply felt, and a history rich in glory and horror, splendor and secrets The SF Site Featured Review The Fifth Sorceress Instead, The Fifth Sorceress is a fairly typical fledgling effort by a new author, at times well told but marred by poor decisions In addition, the author appears to have borrowed rather liberally if loosely from a variety of other sources, undermining moments of originality, and thereby identifying the work as a clone than differentiating itself from the pack of what has come before. The Fifth Sorceress Robert Newcomb The Fifth Sorceress is a mildly entertaining book fantasy with a good amount of action However, I do have some reservations about the book.First, the characters are one dimensional It s hard to really care about these characters because they don t seem to have any The Fifth Sorceress review YouTube Sep , My longest review yet and boy is it painful The Fifth Sorceress Volume I of The Chronicles of Blood and Stone Follow me on twitter Category The Fifth Sorceress Eragon Sporkings Wiki Eragon Sporkings Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community View Mobile Site Capt Marvel Hulk Thor Hulk Thor

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        Robert Newcomb travelled widely in his youth as a member of the American Institute for Foreign Study He now lives in Florida The Fifth Sorceress marked his d but and is the first book in The Chronicles of Blood and Stone trilogy The second volume, The Gates of Dawn, is also published in Bantam paperback and the concluding novel, The Scrolls of the Ancients, in Bantam Press trade paperback.


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    1. Where do I begin? Honestly, when I read through the first fifty pages of Fifth Sorceress, I thought 'Hey this book ain't so bad What's with all the terrible reviews?' Then I arrived at the point where Tristan played catch with his horse and I thought, 'Oh.'This isn't a fantasy story. This is a series of monologues crafted in a shoddy manner to describe a fantasy world that is rampant with cliches and inconsistencies. Every character in this book talks too much, often engaging in aggravating one- [...]


    2. Uneven fantasy debut with some great ideas and some murky writing. The world is pretty interesting-- a mist enshrouded kingdom isolated by magic from any neighboring countries and burdened with the memory of a horrific (300 years ago) civil war lead by a coven of evil sorceresses. The main character Prince Tristan (the chosen one, based on an incredibly elastic and constantly referenced ancient book-length prophecy) is sort of a cardboard cutout of a pretty uninteresting late teens bored and irr [...]


    3. Lol literally the worst book I have ever read. This is just a nostalgia review. 14 year-old me knew this book was awful. And 14 year-old me still kinda loved Dragonlance*** so.***WHICH IS ENTERTAINING AND ENJOYABLE AT LEAST AND I GAVE IT LIKE 4 NOSTALGIA STARS ON HERE


    4. See my full thoughts here: m.youtube/watch?v=DFuGdhyThis book fucking sucks.Normally I'd write some sort of introduction to this review that gives a general idea of my thoughts on this book as well as the broad strokes of why I feel that way and what sort of book this is. But I think the phrase "this book fucking sucks" tells you exactly what you need to know, let's dive right in.So this book takes place in the land of Genericfantasyworldia, a place so bland you'd swear it was made of rice cakes [...]



    5. Though not as bad as I expected given its reputation, this is a pretty bad book. Sometimes in instructive ways, which is why I read it, but also sometimes in amusing ways.This book really likes its infodumps. They're heavy-handed, but what I find remarkable is that many times the infodumps describe things that the reader already learned in a previous infodump. There are even some examples where the character themselves knows what is being infodumped to them, and the person infodumping knows that [...]


    6. The beginning of this book was a little slow for me and somewhat hard to get into but that only lasted the first fifty pages or so and then I was thoroughly hooked. One of the reviews said that it was reminiscent of the Song of Ice and Fire and I would agree that there were times I thought of that. Both writers have a somewhat larger than normal propensity for killing off some characters beyond what you would typically experience in many fantasy books. In some ways I was also reminded of the Whe [...]


    7. The Fifth SorceressVolume 1 of The Chronicals of Blood and StoneWonderful story of magic, sorccery, wizardry, and adventure (someture parts).Prologue, 6 Parts, and an epiloge; 591 pages."True peace of mind comes only when my heart and actions are aligned with true principles and values. I shall forsake not, to the loss of all material thhings, my honor and integrity. I shall protect the Paragon above all else, but take no life except in urgent defense of self and other, or without fair warning. [...]


    8. So far, so goodicks to the traditional fantasy genre plot lines (boy must grow up and face his responsibility as hero of mankind, as well as discover his secret magical powers). Pretty well written, never boringwould recommend although I don't know how many books are in this series or if I will regret committing to reading this (i.e. Wheel of Time- I can't make it past Crossroads of Twilight). Anyway, enjoy, fellow nerds!


    9. Not sure why so many people did not care for this book. I thought it was amazing! I was captivated the whole time and it was one of those books that really changed me in a way. My only complaint was that some parts were a little to graphic. Wonderfully written!


    10. This may be the worst fantasy book I've ever read. The characters were silly and the plot was ridiculous. I can't say enough bad things about it. Avoid it like the plague.


    11. The first three of these books were all right, but the sheer level of slaughter got a bit much- even for me. I don't appreciate senseless violence and wholesale slaughter of tens of thousands in each book. But the writing was engaging and I enjoyed the storyline.


    12. I guess I should have known when the beginning of Robert Newcomb's The Fifth Sorceress bore an uncanny resemblance to the beginning of Terry Goodkind's Blood of the Fold, that I wouldn't care for this book very much. My dislike of Terry Goodkind and his writing skills are well known. A group of sorceresses are taken prisoner on a ship and are being transported to a desolate place where they will no longer be able to hurt anyone. Sound familiar? Well, just as in Goodkind's Blood of the Fold, this [...]


    13. Erm No. This is the best example of a good fantasy idea going absolutely wrong. I want to first talk about the positive things. The story was at times interesting and some level of epicness was achieved. now the bad things. I felt no sympathy for any of the characters. The whole plot was ridiculous to the point of where I wanted to cry. Everything was always so damn overwhelming and just over the top. The characters spend hours crying. The story is often very gory and cruel, seemingly without mu [...]


    14. I just finished this book a few minutes ago.4/25/2012. This is a fun story with alot of unexpected turns throughout the entire book. Great writing and well developed characters. The story line was new and inventive and definitely kept me interested in reading the entire book. NOW, that being said, I would have made this into two books instead of one. It took me four months to read and I nearly didn't finish it. I love reading but this book is thick and the story does have a few moments where the [...]


    15. I liked it. I've seen a lot of other reviewers on here give it a bad review but I saw something different. Of course it's not a perfect story, but I thought it was good. The characters were interesting and the story held my attention. I wanted to keep reading. Yes, Tristan seems dumb as a box of rocks at first but he needs time to grow and evolve as the story takes place. He's a typical spoiled royal. So just keep that in mind.


    16. This is such a great read! Reading this book for the first time was simply thrilling. I have never read a book by an author that wrote such graphic scenes. He brings the world to life in this book.




    17. At first the book seemed decent enough and the world of the novel was somewhat interesting. However, as I read on, the spell vanished.


    18. I must say at first I absolutely hated this book. I found the story somewhat intriguing but it seemed things would happen out of convince for the author as apposed to things feeling like they happened because they did. I hated the way he wrote it and he used the same sentances to describe things. ie "and Tristan saw something that he would never forget" about a million times. Whatever. But I wanted to give the book a chance for two reasons [1:] because this was the authors first novel and I was [...]


    19. This book fell somewhere between the two and three star mark for me. There was obvious effort to describe the characters, but none of them felt truly real to me. There was the rogue-ish willful prince, the wise old wizard, the evil witches, and Numerous innocent brainless helpless womenfolk. I mean, c'mon, I tend to like old-fashioned gender roles in a fantasy, but PLEASE. Not one of them truly helped themselves; they all needed Tristan to save them.The magic system was barely satisfactory. It w [...]


    20. The Fifth Sorceress is a mildly entertaining book fantasy with a good amount of action. However, I do have some reservations about the book.First, the characters are one-dimensional. It's hard to really care about these characters because they don't seem to have any depth.Second, there are holes in the plot of the book. Some decisions made by the characters and some events that take place, are not clearly defined. You are left thinking, "Why didn't they do this?" or "How did that happen?" a few [...]


    21. I half-heartedly read the first five chapters of The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb (2002), knowing it had received generally unfavorable reviews from fans of the epic fantasy genre. (It has an rating of like 2.25 stars, which is pretty bad for a book from a major publisher.) Five chapters might not sound like much, but the chapters in this book are miles long. Five chapters works out to 149 pages or 25% of the book.You might think that within 149 pages, some sort of exciting plot would begi [...]


    22. So I haven't read as much fantasy as I have when I was younger but I know garbage when I read it in any genre. I got halfway through and decided this was just trash. First time I have EVER decided to not finish a book. I don't know if the author was just horny as hell, has no real women in his life to base his characters on, or just straight up hates them, but his portrayal of women is absurd. They are all either evil or require saving by a man. Of course, tack on that the evil ones are also sex [...]


    23. I half-heartedly read the first five chapters of The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb (2002), knowing it had received generally unfavorable reviews from fans of the epic fantasy genre. (It has an rating of like 2.25 stars, which is pretty bad for a book from a major publisher.) Five chapters might not sound like much, but the chapters in this book are miles long. Five chapters works out to 149 pages or 25% of the book.You might think that within 149 pages, some sort of exciting plot would begi [...]


    24. I actually made it to approximately half way through this book before I had to admit that I made a bad decision in purchasing it, and an even worse decision reading it. The setup was enticing enough for me initially, but it all started to fall apart rather quickly. I didn't like the magical system, and the characters were rather flat. I can't speak for any of the other books in the series, but this was horrid. I hate to be this harsh, as I like to find some redeeming quality in any book, but thi [...]


    25. This book was so well written, I almost could have over-looked the fact that in the world of the book, women are either the Virgin Mother and literally angels, or evil, soul sucking women who have sex out of wed-lock and want to destroy men. It also doesn't help that the main male character is stupid and never listens to the wise old wizard who is his guide. Never mind that at the end of the book, with the wise old wizard looking on, the main male character does the complete OPPOSITE of what the [...]


    26. This book had me at "Not since Terry Goodkind unsheathed the Sword of Truth" that I knew I must read it. I can't say I was greatly disappointed nor was I absolutely thrilled. It definitely delivered in terms of evil vs good, providing extreme sides of both as is usual in magical worlds. The biggest drawback of the plot was the constant and almost flippant use of deus ex machina. About to die? Magic stuff no one ever knew about! Haven't learned the craft? It's ok because magic! Overall I enjoyed [...]


    27. This was a very good book. This particular concept is new to me others are used over and over's pretty simplethere's 2 types of magic: the vigors (good) and the Vagaries (the bad)there was an epic war between the two in which vagarie sorceressess (sp?) (female) fought for control over the world against the vigor wizards (male) the vigors wond 327 years later, comes a man who in a few days will become king, even though he doesn't want to. He will eventually be the one who will bring the two magic [...]


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