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FREE PDF Ù BOOK Parno's Gift ✓ JOIN OR CREATE BOOK CLUBS Ô ❴KINDLE❵ ❅ Parno's Gift: The Black Sheep of Soulan: Book 5 Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The tide of battle has turned In a magnificent feat of maneuvering Parno McLeod has lured his enemy into aBe?The tide of battle has turned In a magnificent feat of maneuvering Parno McLeod has lured his enemy into an ambush that has left the Imperial Army with half its strength dead or dying and all of its material support destroyedAnd yet the remaining Imperial Army on Soulan soil still numbers over one hundred and fifty thousand men Men who are now angry and hungry which is a dangerous combination Plans that Parno has developed since his ascension to Marshal are finally coming together as highly trained reinforcements arrive at the front along with rested and refit units that had been pulled from battle due to losses Everything seems to be leaning in Parno's favor for onceBut the Imperial Army is still there before him and Parno wants nothing so much as to tear that army into shreds and have it simply disappear as if Soulan herself opened up and swallowed them without a trace left behindSo he hatches one final campaign to ensure that happens To entrap the remnants of the great Imperial Army and grind them to dust and ash even as those around him warn that such things are not to be undertaken lightly Parno hears them but will not turn away from this final battleYet things are already in motion that may make his actions not only desirable but necessary Those same events may change his entire plan And one bit of news will change his entire lifeFor better or worse Parno McLeod is about to ride into history But will it be as a savior to his people? Or as a butcher of a beaten army And will either choice make any difference to those who see him as a hero?The population has grown again over the last centuries but the world has not regained its lost knowledge or former glory A few things survive here and there and scholars seek to uncoverof their Ancients lost technology But in the midst of that comes the threat of war with a rival nation The latest in a long line of such wars for the Kingdom of SoulanEnter Parno McLeod third son of King Tammon McLeod who is unloved by his family and laughed at by the nobility A brawling drinking womanizing playboy still in his teens the common soldiers and people love Parno because he doesn't preen and pretend and Parno loves his people and his Land even though he doesn't love his familyWhen sent away by his family on an impossible mission can young Parno overcome the odds and become the prince that destiny intends him to b I loved this series It reached out and grabbed my attention sucked me straight in and I can't tell what exactly did itParno just got to me and I loved the character of Cho Feng as well as many of the Black Sheep The women kind of grated at times but that happens a lot so maybe it's just meRelationships were portrayed pretty realistically Good and bad Sadly Parno had a lot of bad but it forged him into the good strong man needed to protect his countryIt's rare to find a person who has led an idyllic life yet somehow developed into the kind of person Parno became I've not ever seen it IRL or in books Some angst is reuired I thinkParno was forged in fires of hate and pain yet he became a humble strong loyal decisive leader of men and women but primarily men in the ArmyHis men and their families love him long before his family sees and loves him for who he truly is A man tested at every turn who rises to every challenge and perseveres A man who has a tender heart that he guards brutally due to a lifetime of necessityYet he learns that not everyone is a danger and there have always been some who cared for him He loves deeply and is endlessly loyal and generous Until or unless he is crossed That's where that brutal guarding of his heart comes into play He protects Soulan just as brutallyI was fascinated by the amount of research that went into the telling of training and battles Particularly calvary battles and deployment were incredibly well drawn I learned a tremendous amount and it wasn't boring in the least Sometimes getting necessary information to the reader can be painfully dry and boring Not so with this series thankfullyThe author did a great job in how he developed Parno and the Black Sheep As Parno was constantly shown to be learning we were constantly learning about Parno It worked wonderfully wellThe whole concept of the Black Sheep was tremendous Can law breakers be reformed or are they bad forever? Is the problem of incarceration in part because of a corrupt system that over punishes and wrongly convicts? Do nepotism and bureaucracy have a part to play in creating a system of haves and have nots that leads to law breaking? Is it just to break an unjust law? What do you do with the criminals if and when they are released? Is there any system that can see them reformed into hard working law abiding respectable citizens? Must criminals be forever branded and stripped of essential rights like bearing arms? Can they be trusted? Are law breakers only law breakers because they choose to be?There were a lot of characters on both sides of the war Incredibly NC Reed was able to develop most if not all of them individually Even just in passing you learned enough about the characters to be interested in them and develop likedislike towards them to become invested in their growth and long term storyI liked that the author humanized Soulan's enemies foreign and domestic You learn motives beliefs internal struggles etcAll of the traitors to the Soulan Crown didn't just decide on a whim in advance to betray their Sovereign their country and their oath to country However when they realized what they had done or allowed to happen they chose to continue on In particular the commander of Therron's Prince's Own Regiment Callens Also the Captain of the Soulan Navy ship that rescued Therron from his exile in Key HornNot all Nor were Godless heathens bent on destruction without mercy For instance Col Baxter of Norland calvary a

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The tide of battle has turned In a magnificent feat of maneuvering Parno McLeod has lured his enemy into an ambush that has left the Imperial Army with half its strength dead or dying and all of its material support destroyed And yet the remaining Imperial Army on Soulan soil still numbers over one hundred and fifty thousand men Men who are now angry and hungry which is a dangerous combination Plans that Parno has developed since his ascension to Marshal are finally coming together as highly trained reinforcements arrive at the front along with rested and refit units that had been pulled from battle due to losses Everything seems to be leaning in Parno's favor for onceBut the Imperial Army is still there before him and Parno wants nothing so much as to tear that army into shreds and have it simply disappear as if Soulan herself opened up and swallowed them without a trace left behind So he hatches one final campaign to ensure that happens To entrap the remnants of the great Imperial Army and grind them to dust and ash even as those around him warn that such things are not to be undertaken lightly Parno hears them but will not turn away from this final battle Yet things are already in motion that may make his actions not only desirable but necessary Those same events may change his entire plan And one bit of news will change his entire life For better or worse Parno McLeod is about to ride into history But will it be as a savior to his people? Or as a butcher of a beaten army And will either choice make any difference to those who see him as a hero?The population has grown again over the last centuries but the world has not regained its lost knowledge or former glory A few things survive here and there and scholars seek to uncoverof their Ancients lost technology But in the midst of that comes the threat of war with a rival nation The latest in a long line of such wars for the Kingdom of SoulanEnter Parno McLeod third son of King Tammon McLeod who is unloved by his family and laughed at by the nobility A brawling drinking womanizing playboy still in his teens the common soldiers and people love Parno because he doesn't preen and pretend and Parno loves his people and his Land even though he doesn't love his familyWhen sent away by his family on an impossible mission can young Parno overcome the odds and become the prince that destiny intends him to Fingers crossed everything crossed that this isn't the last we'd seen of Parno McLeod crown prince and Lord Marshal of the Soulan Army but before that a feckless carousing royal by all accounts But if this is the capper to the series maybe I'm okay with it Things certainly get resolved in PARNO'S GIFT except in a way this book also acts as one extended coda This fifth installment covers the aftermath of the Soulan army's resounding defeat of the invading Nor forces Still the Nor presence in the Soulan kingdom may now only comprise 100000 beaten men but they are still 100000 men and that's not nothing And since Parno had yet to rescind flying the black flag meaning still no uarter given what's a cornered enemy got to lose?It's been a minute since I'd read the last book in this series so it took a chapter or two for me to reconnect with the characters So not long at all NC Reed writes memorable characters In short order I got reacuainted with Parno and his royal physician Stephanie and the inscrutable Cho Feng and with King Memmnon and that uncouth archer phenom Winnie who would soon be ueen of Soulan If she doesn't get herself killed first Day's youngMaybe some plot spoilersWinnie's still on her tour of humanitarian aid if that's what you call it when you go town to town assessing their defenses and teaching archery to their women and men At present Winnie and her sizable escort of royal bodyguards are at the town of Jason a town that Parno McLeod coincidentally is getting a nagging feeling aboutIf the previous novel chronicled the Soulan army's whopping beatdown of the Nor army this one breaks down what happens when the remaining Tribal raiders just had to sack one last town before they skiddoo Should we play a game of Guess that Town?It's another unputdownable read for me I ate it up the one huge battle and last stand the character moments that even the minor characters get and even the bit of morality play as Parno wrestles between showing his enemy clemency and wiping them out to the last man to serve as a cautionary teaching moment for the Nor Empire This book wraps up all the dangling storylines while leaving open the possibility for a seuel if the author so wills it if his readers keep on badgering himAnd now the nitpicking Sucks to say but this book has its share of typos Most were piddling stuff but I did randomly highlight two sentences that I had to eyeball twice to understand A wives committed assigns applicants for every job in the Canton Chapter 15 committed committee He's also one of the most vicious fighters I've even seen Chapter 18 even ever

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Parno's Gift The Black Sheep of Soulan Book 5E?The tide of battle has turned In a magnificent feat of maneuvering Parno McLeod has lured his enemy into an ambush that has left the Imperial Army with half its strength dead or dying and all of its material support destroyedAnd yet the remaining Imperial Army on Soulan soil still numbers over one hundred and fifty thousand men Men who are now angry and hungry which is a dangerous combination Plans that Parno has developed since his ascension to Marshal are finally coming together as highly trained reinforcements arrive at the front along with rested and refit units that had been pulled from battle due to losses Everything seems to be leaning in Parno's favor for onceBut the Imperial Army is still there before him and Parno wants nothing so much as to tear that army into shreds and have it simply disappear as if Soulan herself opened up and swallowed them without a trace left behindSo he hatches one final campaign to ensure that happens To entrap the remnants of the great Imperial Army and grind them to dust and ash even as those around him warn that such things are not to be undertaken lightly Parno hears them but will not turn away from this final battleYet things are already in motion that may make his actions not only desirable but necessary Those same events may change his entire plan And one bit of news will change his entire lifeFor better or worse Parno McLeod is about to ride into history But will it be as a savior to his people? Or as a butcher of a beaten army And will either choice make any difference to those who see him as a hero?The population has grown again over the last centuries but the world has not regained its lost knowledge or former glory A few things survive here and there and scholars seek to uncoverof their Ancients lost technology But in the midst of that comes the threat of war with a rival nation The latest in a long line of such wars for the Kingdom of SoulanEnter Parno McLeod third son of King Tammon McLeod who is unloved by his family and laughed at by the nobility A brawling drinking womanizing playboy still in his teens the common soldiers and people love Parno because he doesn't preen and pretend and Parno loves his people and his Land even though he doesn't love his familyWhen sent away by his family on an impossible mission can young Parno overcome the odds and become the prince that destiny intends him to be I am very disappointed that the Parno series has ended and would have loved to read several books had the series continued I found each one of the five novels to be riveting and extremely enjoyableMy hope is that Mr Reed will flash back to the tales of Tyree in the very near future with a new series Tyree is mentioned numerous times during the five Parno books with very little background to enlighten us as to the events of his time I truly look forward to reading those books when and if NC Reed gets around to writing them which he has dropped some vailed hint aboutI cringed every time I looked at the percentage read as I neared the end Did not want it to be over I've said before and will again I find N C Reed's storytelling to be head and shoulders above almost all other authors His characters come alive in my mind the action is nerve pounding the story lines are very believable and I hate to put one of his books down for silly things like working and sleepingKudos to Mr Reed for a job well done and a series I highly recommend to any fantasy reader or someone who enjoys a Great War story