From Man to Man

From Man to Man I ve traded my old enemies for just this one The axe thundered home I miss the old ones Every man has a past none so than Draven Reinhardt Abandoning his old life to settle down as a villager he str

  • Title: From Man to Man
  • Author: D.E.M. Emrys
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  • Page: 478
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  • I ve traded my old enemies for just this one The axe thundered home I miss the old ones Every man has a past, none so than Draven Reinhardt Abandoning his old life to settle down as a villager, he struggles to fit in, let alone hold down a job When opportunity offers the much needed coin, Draven is torn between a promise and a purpose But, what s one last job I ve traded my old enemies for just this one The axe thundered home I miss the old ones Every man has a past, none so than Draven Reinhardt Abandoning his old life to settle down as a villager, he struggles to fit in, let alone hold down a job When opportunity offers the much needed coin, Draven is torn between a promise and a purpose But, what s one last job if you ve already got blood on your hands From Man to Man is the story of how one man can change or not for the best Prequel to the upcoming novel It Began With Ashes , the short 6400 words introduces the reader to a world of suspense, intrigue, and action.

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    1. D.E.M. Emrys

      D E M Emrys Author Soldier by day, Soldier by night Writer in between Knows war to write war.David Emrys, known as D to his friends, is a serving soldier and author He has clearance to know than he should, but not the sense to know better Leaving education with no than a fifteen year olds understanding of English Literature, D s storytelling craft is self taught.Growing up with the heroic tales written by authors such as David Gemmell and James Barclay, D was inspired to write stories of his own After joining the army D used his free time to focus on his dream of sharing shelf space with his idols.D testifies to the fact that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword but swords make for better letter openers He lives where the army send him, but home is in Chelmsford with his girlfriend They say that behind every great man there is a woman pulling the strings, but she lets him dance to his own song whilst being the perfect partner in step D claims that his books would not have been written without her David Emrys is not his real name.Nor is D.Contact me on Blog written with a sword Facebook facebook dememrys Twitter twitter DEMEmrys Email DEMEmrys hotmailPublished Works From Man to Man From Man Wroge From Man Wrog It Began With Ashes Began Ashes Wro Began Ashes W

    806 thoughts on “From Man to Man”

    1. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths ReviewsWhen I sampled this short story, I was in the process of reading David Gemmell’s Troy series, so that type of epic fantasy writing was what I was accustom to. Imagine my surprise when I found “From Man to Man” as a free download and discovered an indie author writing a fantasy tale with that same sort of realistic action and characters. I was absolutely amazed and excited, especially since this was just a teaser for his upcoming series Wroge Elemen [...]


    2. Arrghhh, I wrote a long review of this and then my internet died and I lost it on submission. I'll try and reproduce it, but I really need to remember to reinstall the Firefox extension Lazarus Anyway, I was sent a free PDF of this in exchange for an honest review.I found it an easy enough read; there's the beginnings of world-building and character-building here, though there's at best only half a world thanks to the lack of inclusion of female characters. Draven's wife, for example, only appea [...]


    3. This was a good short story (33 pages on my ereader) & probably would have been better if I'd read more in this world, which I'm planning to do. There wasn't any magic or anything fantastic, just a Medieval world and a man toeing a tough line. It was a nice change pace. Well worth the time.


    4. From Man to Man is a short story introducing the character Draven, a man trying to leave his violent past behind him and settle into a normal village life with his wife and child. He does not have much success with the various jobs undertaken until offered a protection detail looking after the local tax collector with the village huntsman Shrike. The coin offered is to much for him to turn down and he grudgingly accepts the commission. With the tax collectors work done, they escort him from the [...]


    5. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.This is a short story entertaining enough to finish it. Draven, the hero of the story left his old mercenary life behind and is trying to live a normal life in a village. The problem is, he does not have skills for it, and his bad temper does not help either. Finally it looks like he can make it as a woodcutter until a village blacksmith offers him a job more suited to his skills which looks simple enough. The l [...]


    6. This was a very enjoyable short story! At first, I was worried that the author was playing at Joe Abercrombie's grittiness, with some dark characters and dark work to boot. I got a good sense of Draven's boredom and frustration. He's an ex-mercenary who's trying on a villager's lifestyle, and the suit doesn't fit. The beginning read a little weak to me, since Draven didn't stand out as a character. However, with the introduction of Shrike, the story revs up. The interplay between Draven and Shri [...]


    7. I'm an avid fantasy reader. I love to be captured and taken into a world just beyond my imagination, yet familiar.I like to meet people that don't exist in this world but could live in others, and I adore being surprised.From Man to Man, being a short-story prequel to the actual series, only hints at a low fantasy setting through the different world, but I wonder how much more there is.Being a short story, From Man to Man doesn't answer questions. It poses them. A few, here and there. There are [...]


    8. thefoundingfields/2013/02/“A great short teaser that keeps the reader entertained and leaves them wanting more.” ~The Founding Fields“I’ve traded my old enemies for just this one…’ The axe thundered home. ‘I miss the old ones.”"Every man has a past, none more so than Draven Reinhardt. Abandoning his old life to settle down as a villager, he struggles to fit in, let alone hold down a job. When opportunity offers the much needed coin, Draven is torn between a promise and a purpose. [...]


    9. 'I've traded my old enemies for just this one…' The axe thundered home. 'I miss the old ones.'Every man has a past, none more so than Draven Reinhardt. Abandoning his old life to settle down as a villager, he struggles to fit in, let alone hold down a job. When opportunity offers the much needed coin, Draven is torn between a promise and a purpose. But, what's one last job if you've already got blood on your hands?I don't read indie or self-published short fiction very often. Maybe because I'v [...]


    10. Full review originally at Bastard Books blog From Man To Man is a debut short story by D. E. M. Emrys, it is a prequel to his heroic fantasy book "It Began With Ashes". I've been fascinated by his reviews that I've read as he was able to channel the essence of the book skillfully into his reviews thereby making them a pleasure to read. Also he's a huge fan of David Gemmell and his debut book might be inspired by this legendary writer, which also amps up my anticipation for this title. From Man T [...]


    11. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.This introduction to 'Wroge Elements' and the writing of D.E.M. Emrys was short, but sweet. While we don't learn much about the world, there are bits and pieces of hints. A mercenary guild. Widespread fighting. Racial tension.Draven is trying to live an ordinary life, but he can't find a job that fits with his temperament, or rather he can't find a new job having left his old one behind. His thoughts intersperse [...]


    12. This short story serves as a nice introduction to a greater world. Mostly character driven, Emrys really only gives you glimpses, but the reader gets the idea.Despite a couple of sentences that the reader can get hung up on, Emry's pose is relatively smooth and his dialogue throws in just a sprinkle of dialect to keep it interesting. In truth, his main character doesn't really speak much at all. We learn about him through his thoughts and actions over everything else.Towards the end, there is we [...]


    13. A curious little story. Well done though a little disjointed at times. I liked that in a short time the author had displayed the protagonists attempts at a new life though failing miserably. His love for his wife making him try and try again. But coins a coin no matter how you earn it right? Well that's the question asked. I have to say I enjoyed the story though I would like to see what David can do with a longer length story which shouldn't be a problem as this book is an intro to his other bo [...]


    14. This is the first short story I have reviewed. David is a fellow reviewer/blogger and I value his words.From Man to Man is mostly cold and dark, but ends with a hint that things may be looking up for our “hero”.Draven, our protagonist, has made a promise to his wife and child to forego his old ways. What these old ways are is a bit of a mystery to us – a mystery that seems to be locked away in a chest that never gets opened in this short story. What we do know of Draven’s past is that it [...]


    15. From Man to Man is the introduction to Wroge Elements a new series by D.E.M. Emrys.This piece of short fiction is an interesting introduction to the character of Draven Reinhardt a man who is trying to lead a new life in his new home and leave the troubles of his past in his old life. I like the way the character struggles with himself with a part of him wants to take up his old ways again and the new man who wants to have a normal life with his wife and son. I like the way we can see his though [...]


    16. 'From Man to Man' successfully overcomes my usual disatisfaction with the short story format. More often than not I find that either the characters are underdeveloped and that I am not interested in them, or that the story seems rushed and incomplete. Both of these problems are due to the particular challenges of the short story format. Fortunately Emrys has avoided both pitfalls and to produce a thoroughly goodread.From the very first sentence it is clear that the central character, Draven, has [...]


    17. 'I never meant to let you down.'Draven lifted a stray curl of his wife's hair from her face. She smiled in her sleep as if knowing he was there. As silently as he could, he leaned over the bed and kissed her softly on the cheek.'I've tried everything.'Draven Reinhardt is a man with a dark past. He abandoned his old life in hope to start a new one as a villager - he struggles to fit in, to get a hold on a job however, a man with a past is a man with a past.Thus, for a man like Draven, in the shad [...]


    18. A man, with a mysterious past and an attitude for violence, From Man to Man tells the short tale of Draven Reinhardt. After giving up his old life as a ‘Merc’, Draven retires to a small village with his woman in the hope of living out a simple, peaceful life. What he doesn’t know is that the life of an average villager is hard and good wages aren’t easy to come by. With the desire to earn more money, Draven grudgingly takes on an easy job that brings him back into his old life. With his [...]


    19. From Man to Man is a short story by D.E.M. Emrys.Draven is a man with a past it seems. Even in the first few sentences you can tell that. And apparently it's one he's trying to forget. A few of the villagers have other plans for him though. They've got a job that needs doing and Draven is just the man to do it. But should he do it? The beginning had me guessing at Draven's previous occupation. I'd figured it wasn't something savory because of the internal struggle he faced just walking out the d [...]


    20. This short story by debut author D.E.M. Emrys introduces Draven, a man trying to step away from his previous life as a mercenary. But his new life as a villager isn't sitting well, and when he's given the chance to slip back into his old ways, he's confronted with a choice: succumb to the lure of his past or keep his promise to his wife.This is an action-oriented, quick read that's decently written. I enjoyed the pacing and felt D.E.M. Emrys gave me just enough information about Draven's past th [...]


    21. While reading this, I kept thinking it reminded me of something. About 60% of the way in, I got it. Conan. It reminded me of Robert E. Howard's Conan novels.As others have said, this is an introduction - a teaser. The author has chosen to tell one complete story - but a short one - rather than give us an extract from something more epic. It's a brave choice, because he runs the danger of people complaining that it's 'not epic enough'. I think it gives a very good illustration of what he's capabl [...]


    22. This is a short story, a taster, really, to introduce readers to the Wroge Elements series. We meet a man named Draven who has a mystery past. He seems to have worked as a mercenary and to have given this up to please his wife and raise his child in peace. Living as a simple villager, felling trees, doesn't bring in much money though, and Draven allows himself to be talked into taking another job.The author introduces a medieval style peasant culture with people referred to as The Huntsman or Th [...]


    23. I was given a free review copy of this short story by the author in exchange for a review. D. E. M. Emrys has a great style of writing and it really comes through in this debut piece. It was very flowing and well-written. This short story is a prequel to "It Began with Ashes." I found that it started out, perhaps, a bit too slow and just a tad confusing but as it got going, it got alot better! I was introduced to more characters that really pulled the story together and made it enjoyable. There' [...]


    24. A man torn between his past and the present monotony of village life. Once a feared mercenary he now is just a normal villager. Well at least he is trying to be one. Apparently being a run of the mill guy is a lot harder than it looks.The dialogue written in cursive is supposed to be a running commentary in the main characters head. This is often unclear whilst reading and sometimes it appears as if the comments are directly spoken to another character. Either way it needs to be more clear.The p [...]


    25. Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.This was an excellent short story. The characters are bold and well defined. Draven Reinhardt is mysterious and had a quick temper but also had a great many redeeming qualities. Emry’s ability to build the character dialogue was impressive and smoothly maintained even through his thoughts and actions.The idea of the whole book could really turn into something more with greater world building and more character developm [...]


    26. As a prequel to a forthcoming novel, the short story was an interesting read, but more importantly, it left me wanting more. Draven—a former mercenary trying to lead the ordinary life of a villager and not having much luck—was an intriguing character that I’d like to know more about. Giving up the only life he knows for the sake of love makes him endearing, and the reader has to wonder if he’ll succeed. The short story gives a taste of his difficulties. The story is worth the small downl [...]


    27. In From Man to Man we meet Draven, an ex-mercenary trying to start a new life as a common villager. Despite his efforts to put his past behind him, he is tempted to slip back into his old ways. Will he keep his promise to wife, or answer one last call from his past?This short story provides a small glimpse into a larger world. It is an action-packed introduction to a larger world, full of suspense, and over much too soon.I thoroughly enjoyed this work, and am looking forward to reading the next [...]


    28. Thoroughly enjoyed this snippet of D. E. M. Emrys' work. I haven't read a short story for some time, and found myself finishing this and immediately wanting more.Emrys' style of writing has a distinct 'Gemmell' flavour to it - flawed, mysterious characters and gritty combat, which is certainly no bad thing in my book, Gemmell being one of my all-time favourite authors. Emrys adds a nice dose of humour to the mix, as well.I suspect that there is a lot more to the story of Draven Reinhardt, and I' [...]


    29. Though it's not my usual read I liked it. The only lack I see is the cover, but it is just designers opinion. Maybe it is because I've recently read "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter ", but all this ax things seems me really interesting. Reading short prequel to future book I've got excited, and now I can't wait to read more. Moreover I'm in love with the style this story is written.Something in ambiance of this read make me feel more interested that I usually am. Finally I'm waiting for new shor [...]


    30. The beginnings of an epic adventure! D has such a graphic way with words, you don't just feel the scene, you see it, you smell it, you taste. Ok so you don't taste it, but its really really good!!Although not my usual book, I'm glad that i read it. His style reminds me a little of Robin Hobb.My only complaint would be the opening to the story, although good, left me wanting more. I wanted to know more about our MC.A great read for fantasy lovers, and as previously stated, the beginnings of a gre [...]


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