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by Simon Vance,Dan Abnett

Free eBook Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero download ISBN: 1455848824
Author: Simon Vance,Dan Abnett
Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (November 22, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: British and Irish
Size MP3: 1628 mb
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Rating: 4.1
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from Certain Fine Gentlemen. Endlessly inventive, joyously irreverent, drenched with adrenaline and wicked humour, Dan Abnett's Triumff is a brilliant ical adventure that's true to the best traditions of the genres it so eagerly devours. This is what it would be like if William Shakespeare and Rowan Atkinson got together to write a novel, after a night on the town with Terry Pratchett.

Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero. Written by Dan Abnett. Narrated by Simon Vance. Her Divine Majesty, Queen Elizabeth XXX sits upon the throne. Great Britain's vast Empire is run by alchemy and superstition. Now Sir Rupert Triumff, dashing swordsman, has uncovered a vile plot to dethrone her glorious majesty. For the honour of the nation: to arms! Multi-million selling author Dan Abnett whips up a furious maelstrom of incredible swordfights, wild invention and truly outrageous jokes.

Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero is a witch's brew of alternate history, hocus pocus, cracking action and cheesy gags. Dan Abnett does not disappoint with his story telling skills. Reads like Blackadder crossed with Neal Stephenson. Not only does he write some believable characters, but he can get a battle pictured in your mind with astonishing ease.

But even Simon Vance couldn’t save Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero for m. When I saw that last year that Abnett was set to publish a book featuring his own world, a character not burdened by years of backstory.

But even Simon Vance couldn’t save Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero for me. Readers who enjoy puns and bathroom humor will probably like Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero better than I di. .Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero is a humorous alternate history fantasy set in the modern day - except that the discovery of real magic in the 16th century has halted technological progress in Europe, whilst other parts of the world have advanced with indecent haste. When I saw that last year that Abnett was set to publish a book featuring his own world, a character not burdened by years of backstory and unhindered by a frequently rigid continuity I was excited; very excited.

Narrated by Simon Vance. Her Divine Majesty, Queen Elizabeth XXX sits upon the throne

Narrated by Simon Vance. Great Britain's vast Empire is run by alch.

Title: Triumff, Her Majesty’s Hero. Not only her majesty’s life is being threatened by conspirators, but the entire Unity and Magick are being challenged. I picked this up on cd, read by Simon Vance. Publisher: Angry Robot Publishing Date: Oct 1 2009 Paperback: 352 pages. Who could help? Cue to Sir Rupert Triumff, one of her majesty’s favourites, discoverer of the lands of Australia and an altogether dandy fellow. This was truly a treat, with his accents and voice. If y’all have a chance, listen to this version – it truly adds to the fun!)

Her Divine Majesty Queen Elizabeth XXX sits upon the throne. Triumff is a ribald historical fantasy set in a warped clockwork-powered version of our present day ! a new Elizabethan age, not of Elizabeth II but in the style of the original Virgin Queen

Her Divine Majesty Queen Elizabeth XXX sits upon the throne. Triumff is a ribald historical fantasy set in a warped clockwork-powered version of our present day ! a new Elizabethan age, not of Elizabeth II but in the style of the original Virgin Queen. Throughout its rollicking pages, Sir Rupert Triumff drinks, dines and duels his way into a new Brass Age of Exploration and Adventure. File Under: Fantasy E-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-023-7.

Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero is a witch’s brew of alternate history, hocus pocus, cracking action and cheesy .

Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero is a witch’s brew of alternate history, hocus pocus, cracking action and cheesy gags. Endlessly inventive, joyously irreverent, drenched with adrenalin and wicked humour, Dan Abnett’s Triumff is a brilliant ical-adventure that’s true to the best traditions of the genres it so eagerly devours. Triumff is a swashbuckling, madcap adventure that reads like a twisted 18th century adventure novel smashed together with something from a 40s pulp magazine.

This is one of the things Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero is not about . But then, a lot of Triumff is not about what it seems to be about. Triumff is an alternate history occurring in contemporary time, in which England and Spain formed an Anglo-Hispanic Unity resulting from the marriage in 1575 of Elizabeth I and Philip II of Spain. In those books we see the outworking of just the kind of stifling repression that Parkman takes for granted as the result of rule by the Church and Catholic autocracies-lack of political and intellectual freedom, rigid hierarchy, and a religious suppression of science and technological progress.

Abnett, Dan. Night thickens. Dragon-shapes and bat-silhouettes swung around through the storm in the sky above the Battersea Powerdrome. On the flagstone apron in front of the drome’s great entrance,. hooded figures scurried out of the doorway’s shelter into the wind, and formed a wide ring with their flaming torches. The dragons came down. Gull landed first, and then the six huscarls, slowing the wing-beats of their great wooden-framed Vincis with expertise. The torch-bearers hurried forward, taking the weight of each Vinci as the riders unbuckled their harnesses

It is the year 2010. Her Divine Majesty, Queen Elizabeth XXX sits upon the throne. Great Britain’s vast Empire is run by alchemy and superstition. Now Sir Rupert Triumff, dashing swordsman, has uncovered a vile plot to dethrone her glorious majesty. For the honour of the nation: to arms!

Multi-million selling author Dan Abnett whips up a furious maelstrom of incredible swordfights, wild invention and truly outrageous jokes.

“Triumff is a witch’s brew of alternate history, hocus pocus, cracking action and cheesy gags. Reads like Blackadder crossed with Neal Stephenson. It’s a Kind of Magick—don't miss it.” —Stephen Baxter, esq.

“Endlessly inventive, joyously irreverent, drenched with adrenaline and wicked humour, Dan Abnett’s Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero is a brilliant occult-comedy-historical-adventure that’s true to the best traditions of the genres it so eagerly devours.” —Mike Carey, esq.

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Ber
I bought this book mostly because I read a different book (Embedded) by this author which I liked. The descriptions / reviews of this book gave me the impression that it would be funny. I figured that the mixture of alternative history and humor would make this a quick and fun read, but after only a couple chapters I got bored.

Now I'm not the kind of guy that can only focus on short stories ... I've read quite a handful of seriously deep stories with hefty page counts per book (for example, Wheel of Time, Malazan Book of the Dead, Baroque Cycle). No, this book was boring because it had insufficient or poorly written action, characters that weren't very well developed, and lots of seriously long and boring dialogue or exposition using pseudo-Elizabethan or otherwise confusing dialect.

I expected the humor to be dry (i.e., British) ... but this book was dryer than the mojave in summer. I managed to crack a smile in a small handful of places, but not once did I get an real laugh. Compare that level of jollity to, say, the Discworld stories by Terry Pratchet ... I can't get through a Pratchet story without at least one serious belly-laugh. So ... Abnett is no Pratchet, that's certainly for sure.

Anyhow, I won't say it's a bad book -- the premise of the story was good, and I really wanted to enjoy it, but it just didn't click for me. Many reviewers are fans of Abnett's work in Warhammer stories, but I've not read any of that work so I can't compare. I can say the writing in this book was quite different from the one book I did read and enjoy, so this was a bit of a letdown.
Munimand
It's not altogether heartbreaking to write a negative review of something Dan Abnett wrote. Some of his 40k novels rank among the best, cracking, reads I've ever enjoyed. This was not cracking... in fact it was the pacing that let the novel down. There was an almost complete lack of ebb and flow, build, crescendo, relief etc. It was one of those things you never miss until you realise it's absent - and it really is absent in this volume. I truly hope he doesn't pen another without going back to the proverbial writer's story board. In fact, I'd almost recommend this volume for buddying writers as a cautionary tale of what ambition and skill without planning can fail to accomplish. If Dan had hoped to become the next Terry Pratchett, this might be a partial achievement? It certainly seems to have that aspiration. But that particular 'genre' of playful fantasy needs to have intrigue and tense plotting to work. And this is far too loose an endeavour. Thank you Dan .. but I think it might have worked much better as a comic.
Isha
I have enjoyed this authors War40k works, particularly the Eisenhorn and, to a lesser degree, Ravenor trilogies, and have read pretty much everything he has published with them. This story is interesting in that Abnett takes a tone and style very similar to PG Wodehouse, to such a degree that the cliche ironies are often observed in humourous dialogue. I was a bit taken aback at first (I enjoy wodehouse, and Jack Vance, who often take a very similar tone in his stories), as it is unlike anything I have read by abnett, but it became more enjoyable as the tale progressed. That said, it was slow early on and in places.

A notable feature of a story like this, unlike most of abnett's previous work, is that you are to take for granted that characters move about easily, find each other without too much work in large cities, and otherwise all show up for major plot moments as needed without much rational explanation.

I do admit to being curious as to whether abnett has read Wodehouse or Vance, and/or consciously decided to write a story not dissimilar to the styles either author has used.
Bloodfire
A book that takes nothing seriously, even itself. I would have given it 5 stars, but it has a habit of starting some plot point, then shifting to something else abruptly, kind of hard to follow. The scene of the 2 snorkeling assassins in the bath house is an absolute hoot,still chuckling over that one. Hope there are some more in this series.
Obong
Ridiculously Witty - swords and puns abound in this well written and uniquely zany story. I laughed out loud and read parts of it out loud to my wife - hard to keep from grinning and difficult to put down. Another fantastic, outside the box book from Angry Robot Books - the best label today for anything other than traditional story telling IMO. Basically, if it is an Angry Robot Book I will choose it over any other publisher just because I know it will be more than worth my time and like nothing else out there.
Malak
An entertaining alt England with magic and a Francis bacon type hero who falls into one adventure after another.
Very different to his war hammer stuff, and the humour will be a no deal for some I think.
Xar
I became a fan of Dan Abnett gradually through reading his Warhammer 40k books (which are really good FYI) I searched kindle for said books and discovered a) there are none, and b) there is something even better.
This book is one of the few books that has made me bury my face in a pillow to smother my laughter for fear of waking up my room mates. People, Dan Abnett is a genuinely great story teller. This book is hilarious, do yourself a favour and read it.

Mr Abnett, keep writing bro. You have a gift that spans genres. I'm envious of your talent and look forward to pretty much anything you feel like writing!
If you didn't know better you'd swear you were reading a Discworld novel. Fun (and full of puns), interesting, I hope he does another from this series!