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Robert B. Marks (2) (1976–)

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Obres de Robert B. Marks

Diablo Archive (2008) 64 exemplars
Diablo: Demonsbane (2000) 29 exemplars
War of Succession (2023) 7 exemplars
Re: Apotheosis - Aftermath (2023) 5 exemplars
Re: Apotheosis - Metamorphosis (2023) 2 exemplars
Re: Apotheosis (2022) 2 exemplars


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Nom normalitzat
Marks, Robert B.
Data de naixement
País (per posar en el mapa)
Llocs de residència
Area of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Queen's University at Kingston
Biografia breu
Robert B. Marks is an author, editor, researcher, and publisher. He is the author of Diablo: Demonsbane, the e-book that launched the entire Blizzard fiction line back in 2000, as well as The EverQuest Companion, the Garwulf's Corner pop culture columns, he is the author of the fantasy novels Magus Draconum and War of Succession, and he is the co-author of The Eternity Quartet with Ed Greenwood.

As a non-fiction author and historian he is the co-author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora: Ancient Greek and Roman Humour, with R. Drew Griffith, as well as the translator of Grandmaison's Training of the Infantry for Offensive Combat, the French doctrine of 1913, the first volume of Joffre's Memoirs, and Moltke the Younger's Memories, Letters and Documents.

Put another way, he wears many hats. One is a Stetson, and the other a Tilly. He lives in the area of Kingston, Ontario, with his wife and children.



Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
I find it really hard to collect my thoughts about this book. It took me so long to finish, first of all, and I actually thought that the book would go in an entirely different direction. I thought the idea was very good and that we would be following the magi, but instead we follow this group of people that is assembled throughout half of the book. There were some sad moments in the book but I didn’t really have any emotional connection to the characters, so those sad moments really just came and went. The characters of Brodin and Telena felt so dismissive. Like, I genuinely don’t think they added anything to the story because the only thing people ever said about them was how in love they were and how they were so innocent for that war, which felt a bit out of place. Also the fact that Tamlin just somehow got all of the powers because Sagarum died, in a way I didn’t even understand why he died, felt a bit unusual. The story in general might’ve been a good idea, but I just feel like every important moment was gone over way too quickly, and everything we know about the characters is what was said by other characters and not because of their actions.
I don’t want to put the focus only on the things I didn’t like, so let’s talk about the ones I did like. I liked the fact that caelyn had a double life that was revealed and accepted and eventually redeemed. I also think the concept of the tuatha de danaan, I think I would read a sidestory about that and about tamlin’s future as well. The fact that he ended up taking sagarum’s place and then leaving the order for it to be made better was also fun for a change.
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Liesl. | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 5, 2024 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
First of, I would like to thank the author for the ARC of this book. That being said, this is an honest review, and all opinions are my own. This being the second book, I purchased the prequel and read that first. Upon finishing the Afterword from the first book, my expectations weren't that high with this one. I guess that played a factor on how it took me a while to finish this Aftermath. Though the writer said that this book was inspired by the anime Re:Creators, it didn't feel that way to me. After reading Book 1, I checked out the anime and the book felt more like a rip off. The names of the characters, their abilities and the setting were pretty much the same. To make an analogy from the first book, this series felt like the version of the demon lord in the first book, and the anime as the demon lord in this one. If I wasn't made known of that fact, I think it'd be different.

Now that being said, I actually liked the plot of Aftermath better than the prequel. I liked how there were substories. Daiki's story moved slow though and I'm a bit disappointed that that was majority of this book. I admit that learning how this series was based off of the anime and Daiki's story's pacing, I have lost motivation in continuing to read the book. After that chapter, it actually got more interesting. I liked how the first part tied in with the second, and the second being tied in with the third. I would say that helped me power through and finish this book. When it comes to the writing style of the author, the romance and intimate parts can be underwhelming. It's either add more to it or just skip it altogether.

Moving on, I have already invested in this book so I am interested to see which direction this story is going. I would keep my expectations low, but hope it'd be more different than the anime. This book has a lot of potential, it just needed to veer away from the show.
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angelmyoung | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Dec 3, 2023 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
“War of Succession” by Robert B. Marks is a fantasy thriller set in a non-technological world. According the blurb; “The Grand Magus is dead. Under the watchful eye of the Arbiter of Succession, seven archmagi have been granted one of the powers of the Grand Magus, which they will use to battle to the death in a ritual as ancient as it is secret. But when the Arbiter is murdered, the Successors plunge the world into a devastating war. Running for his life, Tamlin, once an apprentice mage, meets a mysterious traveler who may hold the key to ending the conflict...and who carries a secret that will shake the Order of Archmagi to its foundations.” In addition to Tamlin, we are introduced to Brother Caelyn from the Abbey of Southmarch, who is beginning a quest to find himself. We also meet Jyhanna, an exiled warrior princess and Sagarum, a wandering wizard, who both contribute to Tamlin’s adventure. Mr. Marks tells a fabulous story. I found it enthralling and well written. I received a copy of this book from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program.… (més)
Wiszard | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Oct 16, 2023 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
In this story, the author created a world where a caste of magicians is organized with a single magician at the top of the hierarchy, with a set of 7 super-powers. When he dies, they are distributed among 7 lesser magicians, who must then negociate or contend with each other to determine who will gather those powers and become the new grand magus. However, one of them does not abide by the rules, and soon all of them are using their powers to gather the armies of their country and force them to fight the armies of the other magicians. The War of Succession is in progress and we follow a small group of people who are swept in the middle of this tragedy and try to both survive it and bring this madness to an end. Although there are some incongruities in the story, it is still a good read with some surprises along the way, which could lead to other stories, should the author wish to explore the lives of some of the side characters.… (més)
goodwaterreader | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Sep 21, 2023 |

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