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I was quite pleased by this book I usually stray away from fantasy novels mixed with gunpowder, but I was impressed Rol is an excellent character and I m stuck wondering where the story will go. Picked this up for some holiday reading and was blown away As a long time fan of both fantasy and Patrick O Brian this was a very pleasant surprise Kearney can certainly write and has done his research This was the first book in years that I finished in just a few days Looked for the others as soon as I d finished it and was sorry to read of the legal trouble miring the third book.The characters are solid, the plot not overcomplicated but credible, and the story rolls along without too many Picked this up for some holiday reading and was blown away As a long time fan of both fantasy and Patrick O Brian this was a very pleasant surprise Kearney can certainly write and has done his research This was the first book in years that I finished in just a few days Looked for the others as soon as I d finished it and was sorry to read of the legal trouble miring the third book.The characters are solid, the plot not overcomplicated but credible, and the story rolls along without too many bits you want to skip.I will certainly be readingof Kearney s work After taking a couple weeks off from this book because of having a baby, it only took a couple of pages to get back into it I m glad it at least has somewhat of an ending since the third book is nowhere in sight I can handle not knowing what happens next for a while It s so hard to believe I had never heard of this author because every book I ve read has been so unexpectedly good Hopefully there will beto come I really really really want the third book. ( Read ) ⚑ This Forsaken Earth ♶ He s spoken of only in whispers His origins are a mystery Some say that he s descended from the last of the angels Others say much worse By all appearances, Rol Cortishane is just another ruthless pirate roaming the lawless seas, raiding warships and slavers But the truth is something far complicated and dangerous than anyone can imagine, including Rol Even as he seeks to escape his birthright, Rol is slowly discovering who and what he really is But the revelation won t come without exacting a terrible price from Rol and all he loves Now a treacherous figure from his past has made him a proposition it would be fatal to turn down Racing against time, Rol must chart a harrowing course across the sea, back to the beautiful Rowen and the people she would rule as Queen With his steadfast crew the battle scarred Creed, the mirthful halftroll Gallico, and a young escaped slave named Giffon Rol will plunge headlong into a destiny as dark as they come And toward a terrifying battle against an enemy as determined to destroy the world as Rol is to save it Better than the first, but it didn t really capture my interest very well I d say it s better than the first book I read the first two books of the Sea Beggars series after finishing the Monarchies of God omnibus edition and the Macht series Sea Beggars has one story line and follows the adventure of Rol.I love his descriptions of battle scenes which involve early modern black powder warfare with pikes and other weapons I was most invested in this portions of the book I enjoy the side charactersthan the main character who is sort of a Byronic hero.The main focus is on Rol and that s the only story I read the first two books of the Sea Beggars series after finishing the Monarchies of God omnibus edition and the Macht series Sea Beggars has one story line and follows the adventure of Rol.I love his descriptions of battle scenes which involve early modern black powder warfare with pikes and other weapons I was most invested in this portions of the book I enjoy the side charactersthan the main character who is sort of a Byronic hero.The main focus is on Rol and that s the only story Some of you might be disappointed because Kearney s other series juggleplots.That s not to say the book is mediocre It s a good story, it s just that I like his other seriesand I await Storm of the Dead I would have given the book a 3.5 instead of 3 stars The author has a deft hand when it comes to shading in details subtly over time Everything I have ever read by Kearney has been very well written so, I am looking forward to the next book in the Sea Beggars series Sadly, finding out when this will be released is problematic as Mr Kearney no longer has a webpage This Forsaken Earth was published in 2006 I did enjoy the Macht books released since this publication The flair in the battle scenes are some of the best I have read I will be kee The author has a deft hand when it comes to shading in details subtly over time Everything I have ever read by Kearney has been very well written so, I am looking forward to the next book in the Sea Beggars series Sadly, finding out when this will be released is problematic as Mr Kearney no longer has a webpage This Forsaken Earth was published in 2006 I did enjoy the Macht books released since this publication The flair in the battle scenes are some of the best I have read I will be keeping my eyes peeled for anything Mr Kearney releases Highly recommended I was just as caught up in Rol and Rowan s story in This Forsaken Earth Sea Beggars 2 as in the first of the series, The Mark of Ran Unfortunately, the story again cuts off with much unresolved, and since Kearney hasn t touched this series since 2006, it may stay at this unsatisfactory finish That said, I appreciated how Kearney resisted making it all come out right in the end and maintained the gritty and dark tone throughout. Paul Kearney seems a bit over rated to me, but this one moved quickly enough to be interesting I think its hard for me to get into because his characters are unrelentingly dark, with few redeeming traits That may be my failing as a reader, but I just don t much care about his main characters because of it.