Gignomai is the youngest brother in the current generation of met'Oc, a once-noble family exiled on an island for their role in a vaguely remembered civil war.On this island, a colony was founded seventy years ago. The plan was originally for the colonists to mine silver, but there turned out not... show more
Gignomai is the youngest brother in the current generation of met'Oc, a once-noble family exiled on an island for their role in a vaguely remembered civil war.On this island, a colony was founded seventy years ago. The plan was originally for the colonists to mine silver, but there turned out not to be any.Now, an uneasy peace exists on the island, between the colonists and the met'Oc. The met'Oc are tolerated, in spite of occasional cattle stealing raids, since they alone possess the weapons considered necessary protection against the island's savages.Gignomai is about to discover exactly what it is expected of him, and what it means to defy his family. He is the hammer who will provide the spark that will ignite a brutal and bloody war.
Publish date: January 5th 2011
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
The main character, Gignomai met'Oc, is as memorable as was Bassianus Severus. Gignomai is the youngest member of a sentenced family of exiles on account of the political betrayal of an aristocratic family and he's clearly different from his relatives - he does not enjoy the birth privileges due to ...
Good storytelling but ultimately I found most of the characters flat and uninteresting. The only exception is Teucer, whom I felt was under-utilized.
Talk about an emotional kick to the groin.
This new Parker book is something of a revenge style stand-alone in much the same vein as the Engineer trilogy. Those put off by the bleak, depressing tone of Engineer might enjoy The Hammer's more self-contained and lighter style. I think that though the book is well written, it'll probably end u...
I wish there were more books like this: fantasy only because it’s set in a secondary world, with complex characters and unpredictable plots and moral ambiguity and solid writing and dialogue. This book is not for everyone—while it’s apparently less dark than much of Parker’s previous work, the main ...