Book Reviews of The Phoenix Guards (Phoenix Guards, Bk 1)

The Phoenix Guards (Phoenix Guards, Bk 1)
The Phoenix Guards - Phoenix Guards, Bk 1
Author: Steven Brust
ISBN-13: 9780812506891
ISBN-10: 0812506898
Publication Date: 6/15/1992
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Phoenix Guards (Phoenix Guards, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Written tongue in cheek in the style of Alexandre Dumas. It's very well written, with wry humor and excellent action scenes. One of Brust's best!
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Helpful Score: 2
This definitely did remind me of the Three Musketeers, in writing style (flowery French Romantic; fun but a bit overblown if you're not in the mood) and plot (four friends become Guardsmen and fall into the middle of several court intrigues while looking for adventure, which they certainly find) and humor (I'd call it "saucy"). The time is quite a bit earlier than that of Brust's "Vlad Taltos" series, but we do meet a few long-lived Dragaerans who we will hear of again...
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Helpful Score: 1
My nephew loves all of them!!!
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Steven Brust is just so damned entertaining! This book, "The Phoenix Guards", and the follow up to it are marvelously witty, engrossing and just plain fun to read.
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a thousand years before the birth of Vlad Taltos, the Dragearan Empire is a hotbed of intrigue, sorcery, intrigue, swashbuckling adventrue, and intrigue. For those who would be heroes, it is a delightful time to be alive, and an easy place to die.
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Khaavren, along with three friends, seek out danger and excitement in the Dragaeran Empire, a hotbed of intrigue, sorcery, intrigue, and swashbuckling adventure.