Valor (The Faithful and the Fallen #2) ★☆☆☆☆ DNF@10%

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Title: Valor
Series: The Faithful and the Fallen #2
Author: John Gwynne
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 680 /DNF@10%
Format: Digital Edition



DNF’s don’t get a synopsis. They are crap and have forfeited the right to any effort on my part that might in any way convince someone else to try them. In fact, I consider it my Civic Duty to NOT do any sort of synopsis for a DNF book and view it as akin to shooting a Communist.



My Thoughts:

Ok, I got it out of my system. I’m ok now, honest.

However, 94 characters, 120 chapters and 120 point of view changes majorly contributed to my continued blaseness about this book, this series and this author.

I simply didn’t care. This, and Malice too, had all the earmarks of an Epic Fantasy that I would eat up with a spoon. But I didn’t. It wasn’t even hate this time but just a complete and utter appalling cloud of apathy.

I won’t be reading any more by this author. He just pushes my buttons wrong for some reason.



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45 thoughts on “Valor (The Faithful and the Fallen #2) ★☆☆☆☆ DNF@10%

  1. Glad you got that out of your system. Experiences like this one make me so glad I’m reading for me now, and can DNF whenever I like (as opposed to school reading, which I had to finish for the assignment).

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      1. Just got back from a cruise to the Canary Islands…no smartphone, not internet, no blogging; just scuba diving, reading at the sound of the waves, and other fun activities I won’t bother your readers with (lol)…I felt itchy…

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      2. Gwynne is real bad…I don’t know people put up with this kidn of garbage. Just after having read your post I went into BL and GR and LT. Good God! So many glowing reviews of his work. Shakespeare for sure…are people just getting dumber????

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        1. Yes, they are getting dumber.
          My personal thought is that God only set aside so much “intelligence” when He made humans and the more there are of us, the more that gets spread out. With the results you see today 🙂

          Still on BL, eh? I’ve kept my account open, just in case I need to check something and in the hope that anyone else who decides to leave might come follow me on WordPress. However, I’m pretty set for my posts and those who ARE going to leave seem to have left so I’m thinking I’ll probably deactivate my account in ’20 sometime.

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          1. I left BL in December 2018. My last post on BL was the end-of-the-year-wrapup-review. I never posted anything else there. I just go there to check some reviews of books I want. But I miss some of the BL’s gals…

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            1. I’m cross-talking here, but I can’t find a good way to keep track of what I say over on your blogspot blog. If you know of a good way, please let me know.

              Leafmarks was a big punch in the stomach when they closed down. Thankfully, I’d exported my leafmarks data and imported it into LT with very little problems. But if something happens at wordpress and I leave, I think I’ll be done for “social book’ing” and just use calibre on my computer for my own personal use.

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          2. Our possession of nuclear weapons to kill us all.
            The First World War.
            The Tory Party.
            Reality Shows.
            The Kardashians.
            Political Correctness.
            Invading Foreign countries.
            The Windsors
            May Contain Nuts.

            Bearing all this in mind, anyone who claims that we’re not getting more stupid is…….stupid!

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    1. I obviously can’t speak about your book, having never read it, but Gwynne’s was masterfully written. He has talent and while I don’t like his stuff, I won’t deny that.


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