Omar the Immortal



[KINDLE] ❅ Omar the Immortal Author Joseph Robert Lewis – E17streets4all.co.uk For fans of the Halcyon Trilogy, a new dark odyssey begins In the exotic land of Marrakesh, scholar Omar Bakhoum joins an airship expedition into the freezing north in search of a legendary country ca For fans of the Halcyon Trilogy, a new dark odyssey Omar the PDF/EPUB or begins In the exotic land of Marrakesh, scholar Omar Bakhoum joins an airship expedition into the freezing north in search of a legendary country called Ysland There he hopes to learn the secrets of the afterlife from a lost race of sages, but howling ice storms, legions of ghosts, and a deadly samurai stand between Omar and his goalHis journey has barely begun before the members of the expedition team begin dying of a mysterious condition, one by one As the last remaining foreigner on board, Omar is accused of the murders and he quickly finds that an airship high above the frozen sea is a dangerous place to fight for his innocence, or his lifeSeries This novella introduces the Europa series of dark fantasy adventures It takes place in the world of The Other Earth four years before the Halcyon series of swashbuckling steampunk adventuresFeatures Map The first chapter of EuropaFREYA THE HUNTRESS a novel.Omar the Immortal

Joseph Robert Lewis enjoys creating worlds in which history, mythology, Omar the PDF/EPUB or and fantasy collide in unpredictable ways He also likes writing about heroines that his daughters can respect and admire Joe was born in Annapolis and went to the University of Maryland to study ancient novels, morality plays, and Viking poetrysephrobertlewis.

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    Omar the Immortal Epub À Omar the PDF/EPUB or legendary country called Ysland There he hopes to learn the secrets of the afterlife from a lost race of sages, but howling ice storms, legions of ghosts, and a deadly samurai stand between Omar and his goalHis journey has barely begun before the members of the expedition team begin dying of a mysterious condition, one by one As the last remaining foreigner on board, Omar is accused of the murders and he quickly finds that an airship high above the frozen sea is a dangerous place to fight for his innocence, or his lifeSeries This novella introduces the Europa series of dark fantasy adventures It takes place in the world of The Other Earth four years before the Halcyon series of swashbuckling steampunk adventuresFeatures Map The first chapter of EuropaFREYA THE HUNTRESS a novel."/>
  • Nook
  • 54 pages
  • Omar the Immortal
  • Joseph Robert Lewis
  • English
  • 24 February 2018

10 thoughts on “Omar the Immortal

  1. says:

    The Lost Airship is a steampunk short story with swords The characters don t have enough time to be fleshed out, but the time the reader does spend with them they appear to have some depth The plot is very interesting, and leaves many questions to wonder about There are several books connected to it and this small taste makes the reader wantIn short Well written and satisfying short read.

  2. says:

    Full review originally at Fantasy Book Critic Overview Analysis Omar the Immortal is a novella in the Europa Series by Joseph Robert Lewis I came across this book on Goodreads and wanted to knowabout it so went to the author s website wherein I was informed of his Other Earth series This is a world wherein Europe never recovered from the last Ice Age and the world saga isequatorial The nations in North Africa, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent have progressed to different n Full review originally at Fantasy Book Critic Overview Analysis Omar the Immortal is a novella in the Europa Series by Joseph Robert Lewis I came across this book on Goodreads and wanted to knowabout it so went to the author s website wherein I was informed of his Other Earth series This is a world wherein Europe never recovered from the last Ice Age and the world saga isequatorial The nations in North Africa, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent have progressed to different natures which might have been This concept is something which has previously explored a bit, most recently done by Kate Elliott in her Spiritwalker trilogy.When I had requested the books from the author, the author had specifically asked that I read his debut trilogy The Halcyon series which specifically establishes the world and begins the reader s journey in to the exotic world created by the author The chronological order of the books in the series is Omar the Immortal Europa 1 The Burning Sky Halcyon 1 The Broken Sword Halcyon 2 The Bound Soul Halcyon 3 Freya the Huntress Europa 2 The Dragon and The Lotus Chimera 1 Wren the Fox Witch Europa 3 Forthcoming sequel Chimera 2 Thus as is visible above, there arebooks in the series and the author specifically requested that I start with the Halcyon books as that s the way author intends for readers to begin with I however chose to go the chronological order as this way I would get to read a standalone novella instead of three books and secondly somehow I enjoy books in the correct timeline a personal quirk, I m afraid.The story opens four years before the events of the Halcyon trilogy and has our protagonist Omar Bakhoum arriving in Tingis, a city of Marrakkesh He is on a mission as he seeks passage to a land called Ysland wherein he believes he will find answers about the mysteries of the world and perhaps the strange substance that is Sun Steel He finds that his footsteps are being traced and while he plans a quiet journey, troubles never leave his trail The story packed into this novella is quite an exciting one as the reader gets frequently introduced to new lands, words and phrases which are a bit hard to follow but if one follows the map given in the start of the tale, a lot of it makes sense This book perhaps mentions a lot of things which might have been familiar to readers of the previous Halcyon trilogy and this was my fault as I started reading this book first However new readers need not be alarmed as the author does not emulate Steven Erikson and drop the reader into his world without any information The minutiae and quirks are reveled slowly and surely and most readers can easily grasp the intricacies of the world.Omar Bakhoum as a character is interesting however we do not get to know much of his backstory which causes a lack of empathy of sorts however it isn t too much for the rader to become disinterested What did hold my interest was the mention of Sun Steel and the fascinating way several kingdoms seemed to have developed The world building is the true focus of the story and also its best feature, the reader will definitely be intrigued about the world presented and so the hook is quite cleverly inserted I will definitely be reading the next installments of the Europa trilogy along with the Halcyon trilogy as well The author is quite a fan of steampunk and so there are quite some elements of it in this book but they are rather smartly molded to fit the features of this world which gels with the story and makes the fit that muchcohesive.The only drawback of the story is that the events fly by rather quickly and certain events happen a bit too easily but measured against the space constraints of a novella, they can be understood and overlooked Lastly I was very much intrigued by this sneak peek of the Other Earth and so I can heartily recommend this series to all readers of the fantastic and alternate earth stories I ll be also reading the other books to see how the author sustains and spreads the world showcased in this novella

  3. says:

    Let me begin with my one criticism of this book it was too short Lewis has built a world that is strangely familiar to us, but wildly different from the world we know Then he has populated it with vivid characters and powerful imagery that enchants his reader Bakhoum is seeking to explore a fabled land that lies far to the north, yet is bathed in warmth instead of ice and snow He signs on to an exploratory expedition aboard the airship, Frost Finch seeking his fabled island But he has se Let me begin with my one criticism of this book it was too short Lewis has built a world that is strangely familiar to us, but wildly different from the world we know Then he has populated it with vivid characters and powerful imagery that enchants his reader Bakhoum is seeking to explore a fabled land that lies far to the north, yet is bathed in warmth instead of ice and snow He signs on to an exploratory expedition aboard the airship, Frost Finch seeking his fabled island But he has secrets and a secret motivation So do others aboard the ill fated ship Those secrets will lead to disaster, but not before they find the fabled land.Lewis has reimagined our world, but even in the midst of his new vision for our planet, we find the same old human beings with the same conflicts, the same stereotypes and the same greed driven desires But perhaps there is hope Bakhoum seems to be different And Captain Ngozi offers an iconic image of integrity that might offer hope as well But their world is dangerous and deceit and greed is everywhere Is integrity enough when not everyone is who they appear to be Lewis story is well written and fast paced, filled with action and adventure that drives the reader to turn page after page His characters are well developed and well imagined as is the world they occupy My only complaint with this very good book is that I would have likedSo if the formula for success is to leave them always wanting , than I would say this book exceeds expectations

  4. says:

    This turned out to be a really fun little novella that tells us a bitabout Omar Bakhoum, a character that we had already met in the Halcyon series, but about which we didn t know much He appears surrounded by a halo of mystery in that other saga and it s in this novella where we actually get to meet him and see a part of who he is and what his life is like We see him traveling to the dangerous and frozen northern parts of Europa, hoping to find a very special place that, he thinks, hol This turned out to be a really fun little novella that tells us a bitabout Omar Bakhoum, a character that we had already met in the Halcyon series, but about which we didn t know much He appears surrounded by a halo of mystery in that other saga and it s in this novella where we actually get to meet him and see a part of who he is and what his life is like We see him traveling to the dangerous and frozen northern parts of Europa, hoping to find a very special place that, he thinks, holds the key to learn the secret about life and death and their relation with the powerful sun steel Of course, the trip is not easy and he meets some people along the way, that help him get where he wants, in spite of the problems they encounter But the ending manages to surprise you A good but too short book that is easy and quick to read, that has some dramatic and exciting moments, and that accomplishes its mission it keeps you intrigued and interested from the beginning till the end, it entertains you and gives you some really cool insight about this mysterious character Very recommended if you re looking for some light and fun reading to keep you company for a few hours Full review in English

  5. says:

    The alternative world the author has built is interesting and exciting The Other Earth draws a history of another timeline of the Earth, enriched with misteries and magic The secret sun steel sword appears also in the other stories I liked the way that the abilities of the trapped souls help Omar to win in dangerous situations.The main character is well drawn, though the story was too short to really root for him I would have liked to seedetails about the other characters motivation, The alternative world the author has built is interesting and exciting The Other Earth draws a history of another timeline of the Earth, enriched with misteries and magic The secret sun steel sword appears also in the other stories I liked the way that the abilities of the trapped souls help Omar to win in dangerous situations.The main character is well drawn, though the story was too short to really root for him I would have liked to seedetails about the other characters motivation, desires.The story is a quest, an adventure to find Ysland and its precious treasure During the journey the travelers face danger and death, which makes the novella compelling However, at the end I was little disappointed, because I could not learn why Omar wanted the sun steel so desperately The story did not feel closed, as a whole one

  6. says:

    This certainly a promising start for what could be a great series, and since I have the second book I plan on finding out quite soon The world itself is rather cool and has a bit of a alternate reality feel to it, as well as some great steampunk aspects But the coolest part of this is the whole inclusion of aether, sun steel and ghosts Those three things make this story wildly unique and I really loved the whole idea of a sword being able to trap souls Omar is a curious character and I reall This certainly a promising start for what could be a great series, and since I have the second book I plan on finding out quite soon The world itself is rather cool and has a bit of a alternate reality feel to it, as well as some great steampunk aspects But the coolest part of this is the whole inclusion of aether, sun steel and ghosts Those three things make this story wildly unique and I really loved the whole idea of a sword being able to trap souls Omar is a curious character and I really wish that I knew what made him immortal, it s hinted at so I can only hope that there will be some mention of it later The writing is fluid and detailed and certainly wonderful to read This is a series I fully intend on continuing when I get the chance

  7. says:

    SO FAR SO GOODMUCH BETTER THAN THE CRYSTAL SKULL.

  8. says:

    It s too short That s my only complaint.

  9. says:

    Excellent Book My new favorite author

  10. says:

    E un racconto ambientato in un mondo gi esplorato con una trilogia e con altri libri, tutti di lunghezza regolamentare a differenza di questo , e come racconto in s non niente di che.Si lascia leggere, ma ha ben poco pathos.E interessante per conoscere questo mondo l infodump totalmente assente, e bisogna essere ben concentrati per carpire qualche informazione, anche con l aiuto del disclaimer iniziale che ci spiega come in questa Terra parallela l ultima glaciazione non abbia mai abb E un racconto ambientato in un mondo gi esplorato con una trilogia e con altri libri, tutti di lunghezza regolamentare a differenza di questo , e come racconto in s non niente di che.Si lascia leggere, ma ha ben poco pathos.E interessante per conoscere questo mondo l infodump totalmente assente, e bisogna essere ben concentrati per carpire qualche informazione, anche con l aiuto del disclaimer iniziale che ci spiega come in questa Terra parallela l ultima glaciazione non abbia mai abbandonato l Europa, che ora si ritrova con un clima freddo e inospitale al sud, glaciale al nord.Niente romani, niente greci.La civilt si sviluppata nella fascia temperata, nell Africa e nell Asia.E c uno strano materiale, il metallo del sole, capace di bruciare e di attirare le anime.Ci sono spade fatte di questo materiale, che intrappolano l anima di chi ne tocca la lama, mettendola al servizio del possessore della spada.E il possessore di una di queste spade Omar , studioso egiziano misterioso che, apprendiamo, ha scoperto il segreto dell immortalit.E vivendo per tantissimo tempo ha scoperto un antica mappa che mostra nel dettaglio le coste europee una sorta di mappa di Mercator, insomma comprensive di Ysland, una misteriosa isola misteriosa per loro, mica tanto per noi a ovest della Gran Bretagna Un isola priva di ghiacci, dove potrebbero conoscere il segreto di questo strano metallo e magari conoscere il modo per parlare con gli stessi d i.E un mondo davvero strano, tra fantasy e modernit Abbiamo queste spade e abbiamo i samurai e gli spiriti dei morti visibili a tutti e con piena coscienza di s stessi e abbiamo aeronavi a vapore e fucili.I pregi sono l ambientazione e la scrittura, e anche i personaggi malgrado tutto sono interessanti.I difetti sono la lunghezza della storia anche se come introduzione potrebbe andare abbastanza bene, magari distribuita sempre gratuitamente e una tendenza a usare troppi nomi noti come per giocare con le nostre conoscenze, per mostrarci come diverso questo mondo, cosa successo a luoghi ben noti.Il che d un po di fastidio, perch certe cose hanno avuto determinati nomi in seguito a lunghi processi storici Voglio dire, senza il clima mediterraneo da noi non ci saranno state viti, influenze greche, grandi re di nomi Italo, espansioni etrusche, nugoli di tori, africani emigrati da Talus Quindi, da dove diavolo sarebbe saltato fuori questo nome Ma a parte questo la storia mi piaciuta, stato un piacevole intrattenimento.Probabilmente legger qualcos altro di questo autore.La trilogia iniziale che ho letto essere pi votata allo steampunk , oppure il secondo volume di Europa che dal primo capitolo pare pi strettamente fantasy nordico

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