Pisces of Fate

Pisces of Fate When Ascott Pudding s parents died he ran to the ends of the earth or to the tropical Aardvark Archipelago which is essentially the same thing But distance is relative and now a retired god has turn

  • Title: Pisces of Fate
  • Author: Paul Mannering Henry Christian-Slane
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When Ascott Pudding s parents died, he ran to the ends of the earth or to the tropical Aardvark Archipelago, which is essentially the same thing But distance is relative and now a retired god has turned up with bad news Ascott s sister, Charlotte, is probably dying too Charlotte isn t the only endangered Pudding Before Ascott can go home and save his sister fromWhen Ascott Pudding s parents died, he ran to the ends of the earth or to the tropical Aardvark Archipelago, which is essentially the same thing But distance is relative and now a retired god has turned up with bad news Ascott s sister, Charlotte, is probably dying too Charlotte isn t the only endangered Pudding Before Ascott can go home and save his sister from uncertain death, he ll have to escape a homicidal octopus, a migrating whale pod, and several varieties of pirate Sequel to the award winning ENGINES OF EMPATHY.

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    1. Out of patriotism I always try to give New Zealand SF and Fantasy authors my attention (New Zealand book reviewers seem to loath the genre and only ever review best selling authors like Terry Pratchett and even then only several months after their books are released). This is the second book of the Drakeforth Trilogy. Set in a quirky alternate universe Pisces of Fate is about the misadventures of Ascott Pudding (Brother of Charlotte Pudding the central character of the first book in the trilogy) [...]

    2. Following on from the highly chaotic and entertaining, "Engines of Empathy", Paul Mannering takes us to a tropical island in the Aardvark Archipelago. Here we meet Charlotte's brother, Ascott Pudding. Ascott has been hiding from the world, pouring all his time and energies into the study of the Archipelago's unique sea fauna. However, that is about to change when a retired god turns up with some bad news: Charlotte is dying, but before he can go to her, Ascott has some serious business to sort o [...]

    3. *This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*This was the second book I have read by author Paul Mannering and was the sequel to one of my favorite reads of 2015 "Engines of Empathy". This book has the same quirky attributes as the first book but it didn't quite grab me by the throat and refuse to put me down like the first book did. With a more nautical emphasis the overall effect was just a little lessened for me but it still made for an entertaining way to pass th [...]

    4. I’ve never really been one for sequels. In most cases, they tend not to be as good as the original, often grabbing at straws or rehashing old plotlines. Once I finished the first book in the Drakeforth Trilogy,Engines of Empathy, I was on the fence about whether I should read the next one. I mean Engines of Empathy was a fun read, but it didn’t really capture me. Entertainingness aside, there were plot holes and pace problems that I really couldn’t get over after the initial adrenaline of [...]

    5. I enjoyed the first in this series, despite the silly names, so I looked forward to reading this one. There's plenty of good stuff in it - comedy, adventure, a little bit of musing about what makes life worthwhile - but ultimately I felt it muffed the ending and didn't quite live up to its promise. Partly, I think, this is because the protagonist, Ascott Pudding, is one of those directionless losers that you get sometimes as the protagonists of comic fantasy (Tom Holt comes to mind, and Terry Pr [...]

    6. Another solid and enjoyable instalment in the Drakeforth Trilogy. Plenty to giggle at, and lots to make you think about the quantum meaning of fish and laughter. At turns thoughtful and entertaining, any fan of Engines of Empathy, or the works of Pratchett or Adams, will enjoy this book.

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