Sep 28, 2022
Beyond the Pale
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  • Title: Beyond the Pale
  • Author: Mark Anthony
  • ISBN: 9780553579345
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
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Stephen

3.0 stars It has been a while since I read this and I actually plan to re read it as some point I recall this being a good solid fantasy story that what pretty well written.


Inara

Travis Wilder has been living in Castle City for some years when strange things start to happen a disturbing meeting with an old preacher, mysterious signs on doors, the violent death of his friend Jack, an iron box with a dangerous content and at last Travis falls through a billboard into the foreign world Eldh.Grace Beckett, a doctor at Denver Memorial Hospital is confronted with a medical impossibility a man with an iron heart coming back from the dead To rescue others from the murderous unde [...]


Joel Flank

Beyond the Pale starts the Last Rune series, and tells the story of Travis Wilder and Grace Beckett as they are transported from modern day Earth to a fantasy world The first half of the book detailed their separate and parallel adventures as they learn the lay of the land in a strange world, and adjust to the fact that they re not in Kansas any or in this case, Colorado , and that they both need to immerse themselves in the Dominions in order to make sense of their current situations Travis fal [...]


Jason

This is the third reread I had of this novel This has been one of my favorite fantasy series that I never finished I love the characters, and the setting Rune magic is very interseting to me and the magic in this series works well too These are not heavy action novels, they are about relationship building, some heavy dialog, and about the bigger quest I look forward to reading the rest again.


Mike

I finished this book only because a very good friend gave it to me I was ready to lay it down after 100 pages than I normally read if I don t like a book My main problem with the book is the writing duh The comments, reactions and feelings of the two main characters just felt wrong And much of the writing just seemed off to me His voice was like a horn Say what At the very end, the book got slightly better but it just doesn t click with me Problem is that I have the following 5 books in the ser [...]


Vanessa

It s probably of a 3.5 star book, because it started out pretty slow I didn t even add it to currently reading on here till I was 37 pages in aka was pretty sure I would finish it Still, I didn t really get invested in this story till around 100 pages in Luckily, the patience has paid off and now I m impatiently waiting for the next book to arrive at my doorstep.This is a traditional humans from our world go fall through a portal into a medieval fantasy world story and sometimes that s just exa [...]


Grace

Beyond the Pale is one of the first fantasy books I ve read in a long while I found that it was quite interesting of the author to start out in modern day Colorado and shift to a different, world called Eldh While I can t pronounce the name of the world, Anthony does a pretty good job of describing how it is similar, yet different to our familiar Earth and making the reader feel connected to this place CharactersThe story itself also had intrinsic features of a fantasy novel Travelling bards, go [...]


Wise_owl

Beyond the pale has several things going for it, and it s one of those books that I feel like I would have given a higher rating in my younger days, as it spoke to me on many levels of nostalgia.To start with it s a portal fantasy, something I ve always been partial to That is a fantasy that starts in the real world, with the characters being transported to a fantasy realm Unlike some such fantasies, it spends a good deal of time detailing the initial world of it s two main heroes, but also has [...]


Paan Chhaya

It s realistically a 3 novel, but I just couldn t bring myself to give it less than four Many people remarked upon two things about this novel Using the most classical of fantasy tropes character and story wise and it having surprisingly warm characters that grow on you I found both to be true First off, I should mention I m a big fan of portal fantasy and I never minded cliches or classical tropes if they were done right I really can t put my finger on what it is about this series I m well into [...]


Bäumchen

Sich mit der Freundin das Buch vorlesen, das f r sie in der Jugend super wichtig war, weil fantastische Elemente queeren Hauptcharakter Hat sehr Spa gemacht, auch wenn es hin und wieder anstrengend wurde, weil die Charaktere mehr monologisieren statt miteinander zu reden Leider ist die Queerness auch nicht benannt und wird nur sehr subtil behandelt Ich mag, dass der Hauptcharakter Travis sehr mit seiner Unsicherheit k mpft er hat Legasthenie und dass die andere Protagonistin Grace zu ihm eine sc [...]


Nick

One of the coolest unknown fantasy series Found this by accident and decided to read the rest of the series 5 books based on the excellence of this one I can t believe that this series is out of print The writing is quality, the fantasy world is original, and the characters are interesting and memorable Great stuff and thoroughly entertaining


Kalamah

Though this was very cliche and trope filled, somehow I enjoyed it anyway Well enough that I ll at least read the next in the series I liked the side characters than the two mains, due to the fact the main characters were often paralyzed by fear and indecision to a frustrating degree, the villains were flat and predictable, and things were resolved a little too neatly and quickly in the end.Also, view spoiler while it seems implied that the ironheart surgery ritual is rather quick, given Kyrene [...]


Nthato Morakabi

I read this book ages ago I think I need to re read it for a new review.


Rosu Aquabutts

I liked it This is a really good example of how a book without a single original idea at all can still be really enthralling and enjoyable based solely on the merit of its characters.I got Beyond the Pale because I am such a huge fan of Mark Anthony s books under his pen name, Galen Beckett The Wyrdwood trilogy starting with The Magicians and Mrs Quent may actually be my favourite fantasy novels of the new millenium and represent everything that I love about recent fantasy new ideas, new setting [...]


Kelley Ceccato

There s nothing too profound here, nothing thought provoking, but much that is entertaining The alternate realm, with the usual fantasy trappings, is in trouble, and two misfits from present day Earth have the power to save it Once they are transported into the fantasy realm, Marc Anthony mercifully keeps the fish out of water cliched humor to a minimum, and instead shows the two protagonists, Travis and Grace, forced to deal with aspects of themselves they managed to surpress or ignore in their [...]


Bogdan Capitanoiu

What s this Fits the old style fantasy cannon, of Donaldson Was it nice Yeah, good fantasy, with a new old magic system, some evil entities and some confused maybe if in need of rescue, guys.What did I love about it not loved it The beginning where the magical world was sipping in.In a perfectly believable full of resistance of change from this real world to a real world with maybe some dark touch to it.e.g characters were hard to convince that something is strange about.Would I read the 2nd.d s [...]


Andrew Maddox

Two books finished in two days I m on a roll First of all I m giving this book 3.5 out of 5 It was a long slog getting through this book but ultimately it was worth it.It started off slow and as a result it didn t hold my interest much It put it down a few times, vowing not to continue but something kept bringing me back and ultimately i m glad I did The plot was definitely a slow burner but about half way through it really kicked in and from that point I became hooked on the story of Travis, Gr [...]


Joseph

This is the beginning to one of my favorite fantasy series By favorite I don t mean one of the most original and groundbreaking fantasy series out there Anthony is clearly using many of the hoary old fantasy tropes, so fantasy readers won t be too surprised by most of the plot twists though a few might take you by surprise , but he uses them well and makes them seem fresher than they really are It s fairly compelling and readable, and while I think some other fantasy series are objectively bette [...]


Christopher Hernandez

It was a bit of a slow start for me to get into Beyond the Pale I appreciated the author allowing transitions into two different worlds, but only became drawn in when the main characters entered into the world of Eldh However, I recognize this is merely my preference of reading as an escape from our contemporary world Part of what inhibited my pull into the story was the author s description heavy writing style Normally, I appreciate a lot of detail for my imaginary story canvas I think the leve [...]


T.W. Spencer

This is an excellent book I just had to pull it off the shelf and read it again It has everything I expect in a book well written, strong characters, likable protagonist the reader can get behind and cheer on I have read reviews that have claimed that this series is derivative of Robert Jordan s Wheel of Time repetitive monstrosity Well don t believe them These books are actually absorbing and exciting, and have a lot going on in them, whereas in my humble opinion Wheel of Time is an exceptional [...]


Arshad

I remember reading this series when it was still in progress, and enjoying it a great deal Someone mentioned it in passing recently, so I thought I would hunt down the books and see how the story ended In 1999 I must have been a little less critical, because now I find it only average Some of the reviewers have called it derivative of Robert Jordan s Wheel of Time and Stephen R Donaldson s Thomas Covenant, and I can agree with some of the similarities It s got a bit of David Eddings in the use o [...]


Elizabeth

As much as I liked the premise of this book and I really, really did it reminded me a little of War Of The Flowers, which is one of my favorite fantasy novels , I struggled with Beyond The Pale I found the writing interesting in parts, but too flowery and description heavy to hold my interest for long, so I ended up taking frequent breaks as I read I also thought the dialogue was stilted and unbelievable, not at all like real people speak I found the main characters irritating, particularly Trav [...]


Mnemosyne

Beyond the Pale is competently written but not particularly original, and while I had middling enjoyment reading it, I didn t really connect to any of the characters Travis is such an annoying manchild I could not believe he wasn t actually a teenager instead of a grown man He inspired a lot of eye rolling On the other hand, at least the story s not tragic If you just want high fantasy without rending your garments over a doomed romance which I ve been doing far too often lately , this could fit [...]


Brian

This is a fun, well imagined fantasy of the let s take a modern individual and stick them in a historic setting bent Think Landover, Thomas Covenant So not unique, but fun all the same And unique is really, really rare in fantasy these days The writing is well organized and the story is engaging The action moves at an appropriate pace The introduction is hokey, but hey, the book s pointed at the high fantasy crowd We can take a little hokey I m curious to see how the writing holds through the re [...]


Batsheva

The parallel dimension stuff was fairly boring and the main characters unmemorable The best part were the spooky but lovable carnies that hang out in this Colorado almost ghost town and offer cryptic messages Oh, also the weird performance troupe of non quite human actors that shows up in the parallel universe I kept reading the sequels hoping for these bright spots to return and gave up after book 3.


Jennifer

I usually don t like fantasies that are set in modern day Earth, I much prefer the world building of new worlds However, I m glad I decided to give this book a try From the first page I was drawn in, never quite knowing where the plot was going Anthony did an amazing job weaving together elements of fantasy, mystery, suspense, horror, and humor throughout The characters felt real and life like and I was drawn to their struggles as if they were my own.


Sarah

I love this book and this entire series To me this is what science fiction fantasy should be The characters are well formed and have a well developed story line The characters intertwine well and the story in mesmerizing I place this author up there with the likes of Piers Anthony and Terry Brooks And I love the fact that I own this entire series and can read and reread this over and over.


Magdalena

I have only read books written under this author s other pen name, Galen Becket, before Those were great This is written in another style but really enjoyable in spite of many references to other books in the same genre and a slight pulp fiction style The main characters are terribly annoying sometimes but loveable in all their insecurity and troubledness I look forward to read the remaining five books in the series the Last Rune.


Chasbhawk

3 stars may be too high While I was interested in what would eventually happen, this story was much too dull, slow, and lacking in imagination The two main characters are constantly lost as to what to do and never seem to pull it together Immediately afterward, I picked up another book by a favorite author and was rewarded with witty dialogue and compelling action Something this book didn t have Ugh.


Hellions

Mark Anthony s Beyond The Pale is a rather voluminous portal fantasy While it took a hundred or so pages to get a feel of the two main protagonists one of them is passive and the other is emotionally disconnected , the characters did eventually click in their own weird style The plot was a bit contrived and there were a tad too many repetitions but nothing damaging Anyhow, while this wasn t incredible groundbreaking material, it was fairly good overall.



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