Kings of the Wyld

Kings of the Wyld

Book - 2017 | First edition
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Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best--the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk--or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for. It's time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.
Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316362474
Branch Call Number: EAMES
Characteristics: 529 pages : map ; 21 cm


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"I had just about given up on heroic fantasy. Then, I discovered Kings of the Wyld, a fresh and lively standalone adventure that is gripping, funny, and occasionally brutal." - Jim

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May 02, 2018

I really enjoyed reading this book. It's a satisfying mix of humor, thrills and adventure. The story and the characters are interesting and well-developed, and the pacing is very good. The book, while long, doesn't get bogged down or boring.

I just finished the book and I am reminded of William Feather's phrase, "Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend". I'm looking forward to more by Eames.

In some ways, this book reminded me of an updated version of Conan, although with more developed characters, humor and swearing. There's a lot of fantasy violence - heads lopped off, guts spilling out, and blood everywhere.

Apr 30, 2018

One of the best books I have read this year. Great characters. Lots of action. And real connection between the cast. I was sad when I finished it.

Mar 12, 2018

Really fun. Loved the very obvious connection between mercenary bands and rock bands - those allusions made this a fantastic read.

Dec 15, 2017

Humor, character and good drama, the kind where you cry into your pillow while you finish the book are all here. The book has great pacing (something that can be problematic in epic fantasy novels) and a very modern feel. As many have already said, it is the best fantasy novel I have read in years.

jasoneshoup Dec 06, 2017

Hands-down one of the best Fantasy novels that I've read in a long time! The author manages to get the humor and larger genre references just right without going over-board.

Nov 07, 2017

This book is a ton of fun!

Sep 30, 2017

This book. This book! I actually discovered it after reading reviews of River of Teeth and the reviewer wrote that it was a great premise that fell flat (agreed) and it was doubly disappointing since they read it after finishing reading Kings of the Wyld which was a great premise AND an actually great book. So naturally, I had to get a copy. This book has it all, adventure and heart and humor. You'll laugh, you'll cry, it will change your life (or at least thoroughly entertain you). I can say with all honesty I can't WAIT to see what Eames does with the rest of his writing career and I can only hope it is a long one.

fineplan Sep 21, 2017

This is the fantasy novel to go to if you just want something FUN. It's action-packed, goofy, still full of heart, and wild ride. I think people who play D&D will definitely love this, but certainly anyone else can enjoy it too. It's also interesting to have main characters who are at the end of their careers, rather than just starting out. It makes for a different hero's journey than we normally get.

RobertELPL Sep 21, 2017

An amazing epic-fantasy, quest-adventure debut. Action-packed fight scenes, emotional moments, and hilarious interactions keep this book going and it never stops. This is one of those stories that makes you actually sad to finish and put down. I cannot wait until the second one.

Rbrightone Aug 23, 2017

This book was so good. Took it camping thinking during the downtime it would keep me busy, I couldnt put it down. The book made me laugh out loud multiple times but it tempered the humor very well with great action and flawed characters. Read this book, even if you just dabble in fantasy.

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May 02, 2018

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