RuneScape: Betrayal at Falador [T. S. Church] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the kingdom of Asgarnia, though the Knights of Falador. Editorial Reviews. Review. “A fast paced monster bashing epic with good use of military Runescape: Betrayal at Falador – Kindle edition by T. S. Church. Betrayal at Falador is the first ever tie-in novel to RuneScape. In the kingdom of Asgarnia, though the Knights of Falador defend the land and protect the people.

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Betrayal at Falador Runescape 1 by T. First novel by T. Church based on the online computer game called Runescape and giving credit to Jagex for help. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Betrayal at Betrzyalplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Subtlety is an important thing in a novel. It allows the reader to at least think he or she has figured something out, like a mystery or important plot point.

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It allows for concepts to sink in gradually and become convincing to the reader. Subtlety is not a concept this novel is remotely familiar with. According to the back of the book: In the kingdom of Asgarnia, though the Knights of Falador defend the land a protect the people, they face threats that clamor from all sides-and from within.

Enemies mass at borders, and a killer stalks the night killing innocents and slipping away unseen. When a young woman appears in the teeth of the storm, her sudden arrival launches a chain of events that endangers the very fabric of magic.

And unless the knights can solve the riddle of Kara-Meir, everything they hold close may be lost. Their one hope may lie in the hands, not of a knight, but of an untested squire named Theodore In a very cliche version of epic fantasy, Betrayal at Falador “Betrayal”has all your necessary components.

There’s the good guys, the squire and the knights, plus the dwarfs, the wizards, the druids, etc. And then there’s the bad guys, the ones from out of town who want to rule over everyone in sight The bad guys want to conquer, the good guys want to prevent this, there’s also a mystery of a possible traitor among the good guys Under impossible situation after impossible situation, I’m sure you can imagine who takes the cake at the end of the day.

Now, I’m sure I would have enjoyed this book more if I had actually played the game, but at the same time, I’m also quite sure that that amount would only be a pittance. As I mentioned above, Betrayal is not a subtle novel. Then, unsurprisingly, that event happens and it’s really not all that great. Maybe I’ve been involved in the legal profession too long already, but one of an author’s main responsibilities is to convince the reader that a certain action taken by a character or a certain event is not only entirely plausible in the world that’s been created, but that it’s also perfectly rational.


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I want to be convinced that under the systems set up by this world, that it was a reasonable choice that a character made or that by some type of magic something was able to happen.

This suspension of disbelief has to happen or I will remain unconvinced and you’ve lost me as a reader. As you can imagine, this factor was not apparent in Betrayal. There were far too many moments in my reading experience where I thought, betraayl only the author had just said, “and a spell came over them” to make the events happen in a certain way.

That’s all I needed and it would have been fine, and yet that never occurred.

The characters likewise lack a certain kind of subtlety. They are bland and boring and The lead character, Theodore, is considered a brown-noser at the beginning of the story and the problem is, who likes a brown-noser? Are we supposed to relate to that and feel bad for him that no one ah him? In law school, we call those people gunners and no faladoe likes them. I’m positive that if I read Betrayal when I was around years old, I would have loved it.

Characters from all walks of life band betrayao to defeat the bad guy, yadda yadda yadda, but now it’s just too obvious, too cheesy and over-the-top, and just plain poorly done. I actually read the third book in this series first and even coming late to the party I was impressed at Mr.

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I am normally extremely frightened of books based on video games. Several series based on video games have betratal surprised me and this series will be added to video game book adaptations done well. In a way I think going into this series cold was a good thing.

It reeks of classic fantasy adventure. The characters are interesting, not unique but interesting. I actually embraced the lack of uniqueness and really appreciated it.

I am tired of dark knights and anti-heroes. I want my paladins to be knights in shining armor. I want my wizards to wear robes betgayal love books. I want that tuff sexy female begrayal. I want a gruff dwarf who loves wealth. For years authors have tried and often succeeded in breaking all of these genre foundations, it was pleasant to see an author go back to the days of yore. This is a well paced interesting, meaty book. Weighing in at over pages you really get your monies worth.

I am excited to read the second book and I will keep you posted. Jan 02, Austin rated it liked it. Betrayal at Falador is a fantasy book based on the popular browser game known as Runescape. Although this book has strong elements from the game you can read it without having played it. That said, although it’s easily readable without having played, you don’t have AS strong of a relationship with characters or understandment of certain parts of the book than if you would have played the game.

Since I played the game, I found it very easy to follow and know a lot about characters and their stori Betrayal at Falador is a fantasy book based on the popular browser game known as Runescape. Since I played the game, I found it very easy to follow and know a lot about characters and their stories before reading this book.


Whilst reading I did my best to find things I would have no idea about or found confusing in the book if I had not played. Some of which are: Falador, Varrock, and Taverly. You get the general idea of them, but I feel they weren’t explained thourghly. Especially the gods, they play such a big part in the driving forces behind the protagonists and antagonists, and the general world the book is set in.

The characters are all likeable and realistic. Though the heroine, Kara-Meir, may seem blunt and one layered at times. Church likes wars that go on page after page, begrayal to me get boring but these were fairly bareable, and not as bad as some I have read.

Church did a good job of creating a world with magic that was still realistic. Magic was only able to be used if you had runes ore type rock that each have a symbol relating to which type of rune it is to cast the spell.

And they’re in limited resource.

Church also betrayao a good job creating military plans and actions that seemed suitable for the time period the book is in.

As well as good world building of Falador, but not so much the other cities. The plot is a classic fantasy plot. Heroes overcome faladog odds at the last possible secound. But he also killed some characters not main ones, but well liked ones, mind you.

There was also a love faladog, but it wasn’t the focus or a huge part in the book by any means. And they did have losses of a lot of men, loss buildings, etc. It’s the first book in a trilogy, but I feel it ties up well enough to stand alone. All in all, I think any fantasy reader would enjoy this.

And even with the above issues, this was a very good book adaptation of a video game. As well, something I found interesting Jul 16, Cameron Harris rated it it was ok Shelves: Betrayal at Falador is a novel based on the highly successful game, Runescape.

As a person who played countless hours of Runescape, I was interested in seeing if the novel could expand the world of Runescape. The novel begins in typical high fantasy style. A girl is found shivering in the rain and is taken in by a squire named Theodore.

During a routine mission, Theodore is sent to the nearby city Taverly and is greeted by a powerful mage, Castimer, and a eccentric alchemist,Ebenezer. While Theod Betrayal at Falador is a novel based on the highly successful game, Runescape.

While Theodore, and his companions, fight off a nearby army of war mongers, a creature lurks in the shadow consuming innocent civilians in a quest to appease his dark master.

The story of Betrayal at Falador is a good introduction to those who have not previously played Runescape, and is filled with quite a few references from the game that many veterans myself included will enjoy.