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Brent Thomas was born in Florida and raised in Georgia in the United States. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2004 he moved to Japan with the original intention of staying for a two year adventure. That has turned into a ten year plus adventure. he currently lives in Tokyo with his wife, their two parrots and they are expecting their first child in May of 2015.
Brent enjoys talking comics and social issues. You can hear him do so on the Comics League International and Living Japan podcasts respectively.
on April 16, 2015 :
Fantasy fiction is not a genre I typically read. I prefer more realistic plots. But, from the first chapter, I was engaged in this book. It has all the qualities of an excellent story--captivating characters (including a strong female character), suspenseful plot, enticing prose, emotional twists, and descriptive settings. The author cleverly combines reality and fantasy which transported me to a believable world where dragons really do exist! I can't wait for the sequel, and there must be a sequel! I want to know how these three main characters with very different backgrounds came to be the deadly troubadours, and I want to know what happens next! Please publish the sequel soon!
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)
on April 02, 2015 :
Here is gratifying tale of misguided adventurers, strange magic and hidden pasts. If I had picked it up at random, knowing nothing whatsoever about it, Deadly Troubadours would have been a happy surprise. As I was already somewhat familiar with the author's work though, my great enjoyment of his seminal leap into the world of novel writing, was no surprise at all. And while its genre, what you might call 'accessible fantasy', has never really done it for me (I still haven't managed to generate an interest in Patrick Rothfuss or Joe Abercrombie), Brent Thomas' joyful prose and spirited narrative was more than enough to help me overcome any early bias. If you DO enjoy fantasy authors like Rothfuss or Abercrombie, or fantasy as a genre in general, or just books that are FUN, you could do much worse giving Deadly Troubadours a go.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)