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  • Title: Pieces of Hate
  • Author: Tim Lebbon
  • ISBN: 9780765388445
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • During the Dark Ages, a thing named Temple slaughtered Gabriel s family A man with snake eyes charged him to pursue the assassin wherever he may strike next, and destroy him Gabriel never believed he d still be following Temple almost a thousand years later.Because Temple may be a demon, the man with snake eyes cursed Gabriel with a life long enough to hunt him down NowDuring the Dark Ages, a thing named Temple slaughtered Gabriel s family A man with snake eyes charged him to pursue the assassin wherever he may strike next, and destroy him Gabriel never believed he d still be following Temple almost a thousand years later.Because Temple may be a demon, the man with snake eyes cursed Gabriel with a life long enough to hunt him down Now he has picked up Temple s scent again The Caribbean sea is awash with pirate blood, and in such turmoil the outcome of any fight is far from certain.Free bonus novelette Dead Man s HandIn the wilderness of the American West, the assassin is set to strike again Despite his centuries long curse, Gabriel is still but a man, scarred and bitter The town of Deadwood has seen many such men though it s never seen anything quite like the half demon known as Temple.
    Pieces of Hate During the Dark Ages a thing named Temple slaughtered Gabriel s family A man with snake eyes charged him to pursue the assassin wherever he may strike next and destroy him Gabriel never believed he

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    1. In this tale, the nemeses we met in Deadman s Hand return The one eyed gunslinger Gabriel is still pursuing the demonic shape changer Temple in his seemingly unending quest for revenge a quest about which he may have no real choice.The setting, however, has changed We re aboard a Caribbean pirate ship en route to Jamaica s infamous Port Royal It seems unlikely that all hands will be enjoying their anticipated shore leaveI received a copy of this and the companion story, Deadman s Hand review sho [...]

    2. Pieces of Hate collects two Tim Lebbon stories revolving around the assassin Gabriel Dead Man s Hand and Pieces of Hate Gabriel is on the hunt for Temple, who slaughtered his family, and it provides the basis for two equally interesting settings with one serving as a de facto western albeit a weird western and the other a good old fashioned pirate story, respectively.I won t say about Gabriel, his mission, or Temple because, really, why spoil the fun of those discoveries There s some interestin [...]

    3. Pieces of Hate is, technically, an okay book However, it s exactly the sort of thing that I normally try to avoid like the plague because I kind of hate it It s one of the better examples of its kind of story, but it s still not my cup of tea There s very little that I find boring than a fridged wife nameless, even, to add insult to injury and a manly revenge quest in which the only other women encountered are prostitutes who are of course repulsive to the protagonist It s a level of casual mis [...]

    4. Review also published herePieces of Hate has been on my radar since its release, but oddly I never got around to reading it Even when I surprisingly received a review copy of A Whisper of Southern Lights along with one I had requested, I didn t manage to get to it But it is October now, which is the perfect time to read some horror, so this was exactly what I needed.The book actually consists of two stories Dead Man s Hand and Pieces of Hate The latter is a novella, the former described as a nov [...]

    5. koeur.wordpress 2016 02 2Publisher TorPublishing Date March 2016ISBN 9780765388445Genre FantasyRating 3.0 5Publishers Description During the Dark Ages, a thing named Temple slaughtered Gabriel s family A man with snake eyes charged him to pursue the assassin wherever he may strike next, and destroy him Gabriel never believed he d still be following Temple almost a thousand years later Because Temple may be a demon, the man with snake eyes cursed Gabriel with a life long enough to hunt him down N [...]

    6. This is an odd little series of novellas from horror writer Tim Lebbon This second piece, Pieces of Hate, also included the first story in the series, Dead Man s Hand, so I ll review them both In Dead Man s Hand we re introduced to Gabriel, a seemingly immortal man on the track of a demon man named Temple, who killed Gabriel s family long ago Gabriel has numerous wounds on his body that ache and open when he s near his nemesis Temple We get the feeling this cat and mouse game has played out befo [...]

    7. Two novellas paired in one offering the first a gunslinger story, Dead Man s Hand, and the second a pirate tale, Pieces of Hate, linked together by a vengeance plot and a character living through the centuries until he gets his revenge Gabriel is the one eyed assassin seeking vengeance on Temple a shape changing demon who slaughtered his family a thousand years ago The family seems to be a plot device as they don t get much page time.It s one of those be careful what you wish for scenarios havin [...]

    8. I m a sucker for a good play on words and the title of this one tickled my funny bone Not that Gabriel and Temple s battles are anything to laugh about, but I like to take my giggles where I can get them.So The high seas, a demon, and a man with a whole lot of hate in his heart Where book 1 kept us out of Gabriel s head, this book sticks us smack dab in the middle of it and we get to see both the regret Gabriel had over his calling and how badly he burns to carve his ounce of flesh from Temple G [...]

    9. Damn, and I ve said it before, but this Temple is just one man Peter mumbled And I ve said this before,he s no ordinary man Gabriel handed back the spyglass and turned to leave.Dead Man s Hand Stumbling into the town of Deadwood, a mysterious stranger with a cursed hand, the man who held your fears between his clutches before you met your violent end As he sought out an endless conquest, he targeted a feared Gunslinger, framing an innocent man, Jack for the crimes that he committed in the hidden [...]

    10. Good bookI enjoyed reading this book although the stories are quite short they are related, the second being a prequel I liked the anger that Gabriel has and wanted him to confront temple throughout the book.I m going to have a look now and see if there are any books in this series as I want to know .

    11. copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review Dead Man s Hand and Pieces of Hate are two linked novella by Tim Lebbon They focus on Gabriel, a seemingly immortal individual, driven to seek and end a demon called Temple, whose presence in any society appears to presage calamity.Dead Man s Hand is set in the Deadwood of the 1800 s, filled with prospectors, ne er do wells, outlaws, and the occasional shopkeeper Lebbon manages to evoke the atmosphere he desires with pitch perfect precision There s a [...]

    12. I received this book from.The book starts out with Dead Man s Hand, which I enjoyed despite the overall confusion of what s going on I think since the Dead Man s Hand story starts a long while after Pieces of Hate it shouldn t have been located at the start of the book.Anyway, Dead Man s Hand style is western with the normal dusty, lawless, little cowboy town and the sudden appearance of a dangerous gun slinging stranger Gabriel, AKA the MC, is not the POV in this one, some nobody named Doug is [...]

    13. A man whose family and entire village was killed by a demon was given the task by, possibly, another demon, to hunt down and destroy that demon Centuries later, he s still at it, and keeps arriving just too late to stop the demon from committing his latest assassination.This is a horror story There is no one likeable in it, except for possibly one individual that we are seemingly expected to regard as a fool I may be being unfair, because I don t like horror, and should never, ever let myself be [...]

    14. This review originally appeared on the Goldilox and the Three Weres blog.Pieces of Hate is actually the collection of the first two stories in Tim Lebbon s Assassin series and out of the novellas I ve read so far from tor, this one is my least favorite The novelette Dead Man s Hand is a western whereas the second part, Pieces of Hate, is a Caribbean pirate story The promise of pirates is what drew me to this novella but I couldn t get into either of the stories They were rather well written and [...]

    15. 3.5 starsAnother Tor entertaining novella or better, a novelette and a novella and my first contact with Tim Lebbon.Gabriel is looking for the man demon who killed his family, seeking revenge The two parts of the book take place in two completely different places and periods Deadwood, in the Wild Far West, and the Caribbean of the pirates and privateers , and Lebbon s detailed descriptions and style succeed in transporting us to those two settings We nearly feel that we re among the cowboys and [...]

    16. I received a digital ARC of this book from Netgalley.Interesting premise, but doesn t hang together coherently Gabriel remains a cipher throughout both stories, and it was very hard to care about his murdered family This is true of just about every character we re given almost no insight into their feelings or behavior Things just happen The pirate story works a little better than the cowboy story, but not by much Temple is a demon Ok, cool But why is Gabriel charged with killing him when he see [...]

    17. The two novellas collected here, Tim Lebbon introduces us to a fight of the ages Temple has killed Gabriel s family, and Gabriel is following him through time for revenge These are the first two fights The first, Dead Man s Hand finds them in Deadwood South Dakota The second, Pieces of Hate finds them in the Caribbean Sea, fighting like pirates The concept that this story can go anywhere, with the two main characters fighting through all of it, makes an interesting series These stories are good [...]

    18. Slight improvement on the opening book, for this series, Assassin Tim Lebbon has been a hit and miss with me Echo city had a fantastic premise but was such a slow burn that I didn t finish Gabriel s past brings color to the grim narrative and lends a bit credence to this whole story This one s an out and out pirates story set in the Caribbean seas and it s bloody enough to satisfy any cravings in such tales I found it a bit too dark Again, Temple aka The Twin or the Devil dances through leaving [...]

    19. Incredibly dirty, gritty, and dark Just like I like my pirates Well, most of the time at least Lebbon is well versed in the art of writing books that don t really make you feel good after finishing, but you can t help but enjoy the dark ride I also enjoy that the hero of this story is not actually very good at being a hero at all Honestly, he seems pretty inept and absolutely horrible at making battle plans or carrying them out He seems to be stumbling through his immortal life of vengeance with [...]

    20. Well, for starters, the stories are out of order The first book you read takes place after the second The first story had a a Western feel but was a little too noir for my taste It just didn t fit The second story had some pirate elements but wasn t really a pirate story It felt like a bit was borrowed from the show Black Sails Just not the greatest use of reading time.This review is in exchange for a free e galley from Netgalley.

    21. This was a very enjoyable read, probably a case of style outweighing the substance Lebbon nails those things like mood and feel and emotions, but otherwise the two stories are essentially drawn out action sequences with the odd interlude It s fine given how much I enjoyed the style, i just hate getting to the end of a story and going is that it

    22. This novella packed a punch for such a short story I loved reading from Gabriel s POV since I got to see his motivations, a glimpse into his past and why he hates the demon Temple ao much.Pieces of Hate is than just a title it s an apt description of the book and ties in very nicely with the underlying theme This bloody adventure will leave you thirsting for

    23. Stylistically I really dug this, it got under my skin in the right way and, like Pirates I don t have a problem with this level of violence done in this visceral way But the only women are dead plot devices, and that s just exhausting.

    24. Hm, I think this is the first Tor novella I ve read that I wasn t over the moon about For me, this is a case of awesome idea, not the best execution The story itself was cool, but I think the writing didn t work for me I didn t hate it, so I d gladly read a third story.

    25. DNF I read up to 40% and just wasn t feeling it I usually enjoy Tim Lebbon s books, too, but this just didn t work for me

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