Death's Conquest

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Death incarnate has his eyes cast toward the realms of men. With his fearsome army of Shadows, the time of his assault is near. The High King of the Forwyne Kingdom must turn to an untried young man from a remote village, an arrogant tax collector and his chief adviser. Together they must attempt to stand against Death and his minions while resisting the urge to fight amongst themselves. More

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About Richard C. Webb

Richard C. Webb is a professional author and registered nurse. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Writing since the age of seven, he has written several short stories and poems, ranging from fantasy and science-fiction to gothic thrillers, mysteries and romance. Death’s Conquest, Book One of the Spirits, Shadows and Death trilogy, is his first novel.

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Review by: Georgia Barrett on Jan. 21, 2017 :
Death’s Conquest is a heart pounding fantasy adventure with a very real cast of characters. I found that the book follows a quest-like narrative, meaning that there is danger, adventure and a good deal of fun at the heart of the book.

My favourite part of Death’s Conquest was the contrast between the fantastical elements, such as the fearsome Shadows, with their glowing red eyes and surprisingly sassy dialogue, and the more realistic sections. The novel is about the battle against a terrible and powerful enemy of mythical power and status, but also about the intricacies of politics, relationships and family life. This blending of fantasy and realism is reflected in Webb’s writing: even though this novel draws heavily on the fantasy genre and its numerous tropes, the narrative has a pleasingly mimetic surface, and one can see how the characters are grounded in the real world of inter-personal relationships, even if their surroundings are purely imaginative.

I’m also going to take this opportunity to comment here that Webb’s world-building skills are excellent. Everything in the novel was vividly realised and painted in beautiful detail. I loved all the little things, such as how the wearing of cloaks was an accepted fashion in the novel! These small facts really helped to build the world up as a whole.

Webb’s writing is also a joy to read – the action scenes in particular were very fast paced and tense, and Webb strengthens these with bursts of scattered humour. Some of the dialogue had a tendency to be a bit predictable, such as at the very beginning of the novel, when characters gave explicit details about their current situation, “this is my first time on guard duty,” and “you’ve been here two weeks.” One would assume that these details would have been known by all involved in the scene, which subtly draws attention to the story’s status as fiction. This is an interesting technique that I think Webb could have perhaps acknowledged more and gotten more mileage out of.

Overall, however, this book was a very fun read, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a light fantasy adventure with some moments of darkness thrown in for good measure!
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Review by: J. Russell, Sr on Nov. 28, 2016 :
Death's Conquest by Richard C. Webb will not disappoint. It sucked me in from the first page, with suspense and curiosity. The style of writing is fantastic with just enough description. Allowing you to easily get to know the characters and imagine yourself in the story with them. Defending the land from out of this world evils will have you hooked as well. Great book!
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