Banished from his homeland, a warrior of the Northern Clans grows weary of life in a harsh alien land With the dark god Morrigu haunting his dreams, the warrior and champion Culainn journeys north in search of a merchant s daughter abducted by clansmen With a desert princess as a companion he will travel through a land baked by a scorching sun, where bandits roam free anBanished from his homeland, a warrior of the Northern Clans grows weary of life in a harsh alien land With the dark god Morrigu haunting his dreams, the warrior and champion Culainn journeys north in search of a merchant s daughter abducted by clansmen With a desert princess as a companion he will travel through a land baked by a scorching sun, where bandits roam free and dark beasts stalk the night An ancient evil is rising from the desert A Benouin myth of a ghost city inhabited by the souls of their ancestors, a bridge to the Underworld is unleashing demonic creatures on an unsuspecting world Culainn and Persha, warrior and mage, stand alone against a tide of darkness All the while the dark war god of the north seeks to use Culainn as her own tool, her own champion.
Tribesman Banished from his homeland a warrior of the Northern Clans grows weary of life in a harsh alien land With the dark god Morrigu haunting his dreams the warrior and champion Culainn journeys north in
A Must Read for All Epic Fantasy Lovers TRIBESMAN by Paul Freeman is an epic fantasy tale of a true warrior and an outcast, Culainn, who sets on a perilous journey in search of Cotterell the merchant s daughter abducted by clansmen In the lands he wanders Culainn is often prejudiced, people calling him Tribesman, which he considers an offence There are a lot of things I enjoyed about this novel and first of all I d like to say I enormously loved the main characters, Culainn and Persha a woman Cu [...]
I LIKED ITThis is one of those frustrating times when a book could have easily made it up a notch in my rating It sat on the brink, tipping both ways, but in the end, it fell just a hair short For the first quarter of the book, this was making its way into the I REALLY LIKED IT group However, the further I read, the I started losing interest.First off, we re introduced to the main character who just woke with a hangover Immediately, I liked the Tribesman He was a tough guy, picked on because of [...]
This was an awesome read for the epic fantasy genre There was a lot of gore and bloodshed between mortals and supernatural beings alike This is exactly what I want to read concerning this genre I was quickly pulled in to the plot and the social similarities and differences it had with our own society I was interested to read about the hostility people had against fair skinned and fair haired Northerners It was like a role reversal where dark skinned peoples were better The image that I got regar [...]
Awesome and epic Those are two words that are often overused to the point where their original mean has been diluted beyond recognition And yet, with regards to Tribesman, those two words are particularly applicable.The breadth, depth and scope of the world created by Paul Freeman is awesome in its development and epic in its delivery Culainn is a dynamic character who has made some poor choices in his past and is dealing with the consequences of them He undertakes a quest to retrieve a merchant [...]
This is a marvelous fantasy read What seems as a simple fantasy concept is quickly launched into one of the compelling stories that I ve ever read within the genre Mr Freeman has such an interesting and unique descriptive sense that I found myself intrigued by the prose as much as the beautifully rich characters If you are a fan of the fantasy genre, you ll lose yourself in Tribesman s pages It s a perilous journey that s remarkably constructed.
Good storytelling, relatable lead character and a plot that becomes engaging as the pages turn Paul Freeman is a new enjoyable voice in the genre, and I ll make sure I keep an eye for his next work.
TRIBESMAN by Paul Freeman is an epic fantasy tale of a true warrior and an outcast, Culainn, who sets on a perilous journey in search of Cotterell the merchant s daughter abducted by clansmen In the lands he wanders Culainn is often prejudiced, people calling him Tribesman, which he considers an offence There are a lot of things I enjoyed about this novel and first of all I d like to say I enormously loved the main characters, Culainn and Persha a woman Culainn saves from a group of villains on [...]
Great book, technically sound throughout No typos, errors of any kind that I saw Well thought out characters, fleshed out nicely, though leaving you wanting to know them a bit Nicely done No ta da moments, and I was able to immerse myself within the world Mr Freeman created.Culainn At first I did not like him For some reason it took me a while to warm up to him Persha I enjoyed, she is a great character that I was hoping the book would end up centered around because I was wishing for demonic de [...]
I m not too free with five star reviews, but I gave Tribesman by Paul Freeman five stars because it was really worth it Tribesman is about Culainn, a man from beyond the northern mountains with a tortured past, cast to the desert lands to the south, living out a life of exile The story starts with his blade being bought, and from there, fate takes over This is a really gripping tale, rife with love, danger, demons, magic and gods.One of the things I liked most about this book was the use of magi [...]
Paul Freeman has built a believable and harshly terrifying world inside this fast paced novel The eponymous protagonist s hands are drenched in blood, and yet he comes across as vulnerable as well as heroic By the end of the book we re as confused as he is who is the real villain Is it Morrigu, goddess of war and death, or is it simply fate Pacing is excellent, characters well formed, and the story unfolds like a napkin The Kindle version I was reading contained several formatting errors that wi [...]
This is a stirring adventure story set in a fictional world that has a wonderful depth of detail and mystery to it Culainn, an exiled warrior from the Northern clans, is hired by a wealthy merchant on a mission to the north En route, his mission goes awry as he encounters rampaging desert tribes, demonic beasts, and a City of the Dead.Despite his unfortunate past, Culainn makes choices to help others, leading him to a fateful romance with a young woman who has many secrets The characters are com [...]
A thoroughly enjoyable readThis is a super tale of warriors and mages and demons and sword fights and battles and nasty deaths Culainn, the hero, is a true hero a great fighter, almost fearless, but who finds himself pitted against some formidable enemies, all the while aided hindered by a god who infiltrates his dreams and seeks to control him for her own devious ends There is romance, too, and the horrors of battle and soldiery, with much blood spilt, many limbs lopped off and some pretty nast [...]
The hero of Tribesman , Culainn, is a barbarian warrior in the finest tradition of the genre He s strong, fast, and deadly a warrior born But, unlike some other fantasy hero s, he has on his mind than gold, women and adventure He is tormented by a cruel and capricious god, in exile from his homeland, an outcast amongst people who both fear and despise him The slowly revealed mystery of his past is just one of the well woven strands that run through this story, giving depth to both the plot and [...]
Tribesman is a rousing adventure tale of a hero on a mission to retrieve a missing girl He s not just a sword swinging, barbarian thug, but an honor bound warrior who overcomes personal fears and dreadful demons as he moves through real and mythic worlds to fulfill his quest Like all good stories, we re left wanting .
Fabulous story about Calian, outcast sent on a mission to find a richman s lost daughter.Can I say this story gripped me from the start, I love Calain s character, enjoyed this book so much I think I m going to read it again soon.Hurry up Paul Freeman and write another It pulled me through a very sad time, Thankyou.
This book has been in my library for a while and, while looking for something to read set in another time and place, something not so much of the real world, I opened it It met my expectations another time and place indeed, filled with vengeful gods and spirits, the heat of the desert sands and also the cool of the mountains I was transported.Tribesman is a well structured story and moves seamlessly between the present in the tale and the memories of the mighty northern warrior and the powerful [...]
Interesting plot and characters, but I found the telling of their story very flat This was longer than it needed to be and fairly depressing throughout Whatever sparks of hope or joy popped up in the middle got crushed in the process So after a lot of really bad stuff happened, the main character was in a situation not terribly dissimilar from the book s beginning but slightly closer to home.
This book had me from the first page rich characters, vibrant setting and intriguing storyline Well done A most excellent read which kept me huddled over my kindle deep into the night.
Thoroughly enjoyable read that leaves the door open for a sequel.
This book had so much promise at the beginning Culainn is in exile from his homeland, somewhere to the North of where he lives now He is an outcast because of his looks his people are known for their vicious raids into other lands A wealthy merchant hires Culainn to attempt to rescue his daughter who was kidnapped while in the mountains Culainn agrees, and sets out to attempt to at least head to the mountains to see if there is a sign of the daughter He stops in a small town, saves a woman from [...]
Tribesman has the makings to be an excellent novel However, it fell short for me on several levels Overall, the story was intriguing and well paced, and kept me reading until the very end That being said, there were numerous moments where I contemplated putting it down altogether I am glad that I gave it the benefit of the doubt and kept reading.The strengths of this book lie in the two main characters, Culainn and Persha From the beginning, you get a glimpse of the somewhat stereotypical fantas [...]
Tribesman actually isn t a bad read but I thought it could have been better and by that I mean longer Culainn is a Clansman or Tribesman from the north who finds himself smack bang in the middle of the Tunsai Empire It feels as if it is somewhere in the Middle East, perhaps Persia and Culainn s people sound Celtic due to the fact they have druids and seem to do a lot of raiding When Guild Master Cotterel pays him to find his daughter, Sheera who has been kidnapped he sets off for the north with [...]
You find two kinds of people in this world Those who love the epic part of the fantasy genre and those who do not I fall into the first category The characters in this book had all the typical elements of stong if flawed humans The world building is where the epic started to flag some The world was told into being and I never got to feel that the world was shown to me The epic battle between the past and the present was well balanced and I enjoyed getting a glimpse into the mechanics of the worl [...]
I was not expecting anything mind blowing but, in the meantime, i sure was not expecting to dislike this book that much.The warrior was stupid and violent Hey girl, go back to the city where the weird old warrior who s chasing us is at while i m playing hero, i love you.The princess was even stupid and unloveable This old guy seems menacing is it not let s not talk about it to anyone and see what happen next.They feel like a bad theather interpretation of a fantasy story played by the quaterbac [...]