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Will Power Stylistically, Professor Hartley has created a somewhat eclectically archaic worldfor us to adventure through in accompaniment to his heroes An entertaining mix of places and individuals with the flavor of the Elizabethan, the Gothic, and the sometimes hard to categorize populates the narrative, written in the first person from Will Hawthorne s perspective But our inability to peg this time and these places, while at the same time beingthan faintly all too familiar with them is the res Stylistically, Professor Hartley has created a somewhat eclectically archaic worldfor us to adventure through in accompaniment to his heroes An entertaining mix of places and individuals with the flavor of the Elizabethan, the Gothic, and the sometimes hard to categorize populates the narrative, written in the first person from Will Hawthorne s perspective But our inability to peg this time and these places, while at the same time beingthan faintly all too familiar with them is the result of a clever device on Hartley s part And it s the use of that very device that makes it an unusually fresh approach in my opinion Hartley is able to remain true to his atmosphere with rich and vivid descriptions of the surroundings, situations, battles, creatures, and ancient weaponry, yet allows the reader to settle into an easy, comfortable, narrative realm, through the modern linguistic expressiveness and colloquialisms of his lead character, Will and far from clashing, the style winds up complementing itself over and over.Following the events through the eyes of Will Hawthorne, Will Power transports us to ancient lands of Goblins who use bears as horses, wolves that seem to understand what you re thinking, and a gleaming White City where King and court seem all too concerned with outward appearances Therein lies a theme commented on by Hartley But the commentary isn t heavy handed It s intertwined so well within the story line that the denouement, held close enough to the vest tothan support the lessons we might learn, still comes as a shock to the senses, surrounded by the events Hartley so deftly and vividly describes for us In reality, though we might sometimes wish to ignore their existence, we Know these strange characters for who and what they are and the realization can come to us as a little unsettling, even though we must nod in assignation as we read This is one of the qualities I have come to admire about Hartley as a writer he instructs as well as entertains Although I do not typically read fantasy, I looked forward to this novel, having already read Act of Will This book is fast paced and contains much of the adventure of Hartley s earlier book, but without as much humour The group of adventurers is split up for much of the book, so Will does not have as much opportunity for witty repartee Further, I was irked by the deus ex machina plot device of the ambassador early in the book, who whisks the group away from danger and into the main plotlin Although I do not typically read fantasy, I looked forward to this novel, having already read Act of Will This book is fast paced and contains much of the adventure of Hartley s earlier book, but without as much humour The group of adventurers is split up for much of the book, so Will does not have as much opportunity for witty repartee Further, I was irked by the deus ex machina plot device of the ambassador early in the book, who whisks the group away from danger and into the main plotline of the book Even in a fantasy, I feel that some plotlines are unbelievable The ending clearly indicates that a sequel is to follow I expect that I will read it, but hope that Will s character will be givenopportunity to shine While On The Run From Empire Guards, Will Hawthorne And His Band Of Thieves Are Transported To A Mysterious Land That None Of Them Recognize Or Know How To Get Home From Turns Out That They Ve Landed Right In The Middle Of A Battle Between Goblins And Humans Their Human Allies Are Practically Storybook Counterparts To The Rough Sorts They Knew In Stavis, Speaking In High Flown Prose, Dressed To The Height Of Fashion, And Dripping With Wealth And Social Propriety Will S Companions Are Quite Taken By These Fine Folks, But The Fair Folk Are Appalled By Will S UnorthodoxyAt First Will Does Whatever He Can To Try To Squirm Into Their Good Graces, But Just When His Efforts Are Feeling Totally Futile, He Begins To Wonder If These Too Perfect Courtiers And Warriors Have Anything To Offer Beyond Their Glamour And Their Burning Hatred Of The Goblins But Is There Any Recourse For Will And His Friends Once It Turns Out That The Humans Who Are Sheltering Them May Not Be On The Right Side Of Their Eternal Conflict Will Power Is A Funny And Fleet Footed Stand Alone Fantasy Featuring The Characters Readers Grew To Love In Act Of Will In An All New Adventure About The Danger Of First Impressions [Epub] ↠ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space Author Muriel Dimen – 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– Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk But Just When His Efforts Are Feeling Totally Futile !!> Ebook ➥ Secrecy ➦ Author Rupert Thomson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk He Begins To Wonder If These Too Perfect Courtiers And Warriors Have Anything To Offer Beyond Their Glamour And Their Burning Hatred Of The Goblins But Is There Any Recourse For Will And His Friends Once It Turns Out That The Humans Who Are Sheltering Them May Not Be On The Right Side Of Their Eternal Conflict Will Power Is A Funny And Fleet Footed Stand Alone Fantasy Featuring The Characters Readers Grew To Love In Act Of Will In An All New Adventure About The Danger Of First Impressions Will Power is a solid follow up to Act of Will, although in some sense the characters regress in growth at the beginning so that new growth isabout catching back up to where they started In many ways it is a similar book Will and friends are thrust into a situation which they do not understand, his companions view it with glassy eyed this is the way it is and Will views it with skepticism and sarcasm Eventually it all comes to a head and Will helps save the day, almost despite himse Will Power is a solid follow up to Act of Will, although in some sense the characters regress in growth at the beginning so that new growth isabout catching back up to where they started In many ways it is a similar book Will and friends are thrust into a situation which they do not understand, his companions view it with glassy eyed this is the way it is and Will views it with skepticism and sarcasm Eventually it all comes to a head and Will helps save the day, almost despite himself The book pokes fun at common fantasy tropes, but never deviates from the model of the first book.The end of the book has both an unsatisfying part, where not a single character bothers to ask or even show interest in one of the most obvious unanswered questions of the whole story, and a strangely satisfying part where a probably unexpected twist has consequences that sets up the potential for a future book which may or may not be forthcoming This isn t to say the story ends with a needs to be answered cliff hanger It s a reasonably satisfying ending in its own right, but it does point toward a future if the author continues with the series.Those who liked the first book will probably like this one those who did not like the first one will find nothing here to change their mind Muchfar fetched than the first Will title, so it had a completely different feel But still enjoyable. I met A.J Hartley at a Renaissance festival, of all places I d never heard of his work but I decided to give this one a shot he didn t have any copies of Act of Will , unfortunately I m glad I did It was a nice light read, and very entertaining I ll be looking forof Mr Hartley s books Must read fantasy, relies on uniqueness over nostalgia, something every good fantasy does. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Will Power is A.J Hartley s second book about actor turned adventurer Will Hawthorne It s a direct sequel, beginning just a month after the events in Act of Will, but a reader could easily enjoy this book without reading Act of Will.In Will Power, Will and the gang are swept away to what appears to be a parallel universe in which goblin like creatures are threatening the beautiful people of Phasdreille But all is not as it seems, and Will finds himself ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Will Power is A.J Hartley s second book about actor turned adventurer Will Hawthorne It s a direct sequel, beginning just a month after the events in Act of Will, but a reader could easily enjoy this book without reading Act of Will.In Will Power, Will and the gang are swept away to what appears to be a parallel universe in which goblin like creatures are threatening the beautiful people of Phasdreille But all is not as it seems, and Will finds himself needing to solve a mystery and, at the same time, confronting some of his own prejudices.If you enjoyed Act of Will, you ll probably enjoy Will Power It s a very similar book, but perhaps a little too similar for my taste While the writing style and dialogue continues to be spot on perfect, some of what was refreshingly unique about Act of Will starts to feel a bit stale in its sequel Most noticeably, the plot of Will Power contains many of the same elements as the first novel s plot does reluctant adventure, mystery about what s motivating and powering a race of people that are acting strangely, a companion thought to be dead, Will sneaking into a forbidden room and having a flash of insight that saves the day, etc.The characters remain the same, too There is no development in any of them Will s sarcasm, selfishness, and cowardice were charming at first, but there were times in Will Power that his personality started to annoy me Most of the other characters are sketchily drawn, so there isn t anyone to heartily root for While I enjoy laughing at Will the novel is truly funny , I can t really love him.Unfortunately, this lightness affects the tension of the novel, too Because it s a comedy, the scary moments don t evoke much fear The evil isn t very frightening, the conflict is solved and dissipated quickly, and the constant humor and lack of character development makes the novel feellike an episode of Scooby Doo complete with moaning zombies.But if you re looking for a light fantasy novel with a bit of mystery, A.J Hartley s Will Hawthorne series is a good place to go The writing is excellent and funny, and Will is a special hero His adventures are sure to please those looking for a quick enjoyable read One of the worst books I have ever read. This was a gift from a friend This is book 2 featuring Will Hawthorne, and I haven t read the first one but my friend pays no attention to which volume in a series a book might be.It wasn t at all necessary to have read the first book of the set to understand the world of this story Things were pretty straightforward, and there was enough explanation of necessary characters and elements This book surprised me When the goblins appeared, I thought it would be yet another Lord of the Rings r This was a gift from a friend This is book 2 featuring Will Hawthorne, and I haven t read the first one but my friend pays no attention to which volume in a series a book might be.It wasn t at all necessary to have read the first book of the set to understand the world of this story Things were pretty straightforward, and there was enough explanation of necessary characters and elements This book surprised me When the goblins appeared, I thought it would be yet another Lord of the Rings ripoff, but I was wrong I liked the central message I don t want to post spoilers let s just say this book twists certain high fantasy and social conventions and preconceptions And I loved the bears The author s style is pleasant to read, and he employs some clever and or lovely turns of phrase The action sequences are vivid, and there s some genuine emotion The narrator and central character, Will Hawthorne, is somewhat unreliable, very much into self preservation, but also rather self derisive He s the first one to tell you that he really isn t the heroic warrior type, although he manages to acquit himself fairly well in a pinch He also loves the printed word, and his adventures in the library are charming The other characters have some interesting traits, although they aren t quite as vivid as Will because we re seeing them through his eyes and he is very much the main character of his own story.I would have liked adecisive ending that would ve made the bookof a stand alone part of a whole I liked this but I don t have immediate plans to hunt down the first volume, nor will I lose any sleep awaiting a third I may read them at some later point when I ve cleared off my shelves somewhat, though

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