Thraxas and the Oracle (Thraxas #10) ★★★☆☆

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Title: Thraxas and the Oracle
Series: Thraxas #10
Author: Martin Scott
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 184
Format: Digital Edition



The armies have come together and they all, under the leadership of Lisutaris, begin the march to Turai to take the fight to the orcs. Thraxas has been made head of Security and his number one job is to find Deeziz the Unseen before she wreaks havoc on the barely holding together armies. Add to that that Lisutaris must consult with an Oracle who has been banned and whose followers have been wiped out by the true church.

Thraxas is going to have a very hard time. Worst of all, there are no taverns and Lisutaris has told him to stop drinking.

The oracle proves right in all her accounts that do come to pass, Thraxas does find Deeziz (who escapes yet again) and the allied armies surprise an orcish one and completely route it. Now they can begin to head to Turai.


My Thoughts:

This was probably the weakest Thraxas story to date. In the middle of an army is not the place to have Thraxas being a gluttonous drunk. It just didn’t work for me this time. Thraxas is just hit or miss for me and I can’t figure out the why’s and wherefore’s of the formula regulating that. I guess it’s just a mystery! In terms of enjoyment, this was a bunt. I still connected with the ball, but it didn’t knock it out of the park for me.

If I were to recommend these books to anyone, I’d say to stop at book 8. Yes, there isn’t any resolution at the end of that book, but 2 books later there still isn’t any resolution. Also, considering that it has been 3 years since this book was published and there hasn’t been another, I’d say Scott has dropped the creative ball and is done as an author. These are not long books. If you are on fire, it doesn’t take 3 years to write a sub-200page book. It is only when struggling that that is the case.

Scott needs to write one more book where the armies take back the city of Turai, Thraxas marries Makri, becomes the proconsul of the newly renovated Turai and the whole gang (Lisutaris, Gurd, Tamrose, etc) all hang out at a brand new bar and shirk their duties. The End. Seriously.






11 thoughts on “Thraxas and the Oracle (Thraxas #10) ★★★☆☆

  1. xeleison says:

    I’m partway through book 7, and I’m already bogged down. Think I may be done with the series for a while.

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  2. I find it really frustrating when books keep plodding on without any resolution. Shame it seems a bit like the author’s lost his spark :/

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  3. Sounds like you could actually finish this series on a high note hahahah I’d hire you to do it if I had enough money to do so. 🙂 Oh.. and that cover… Hate it… 🤣

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Yeah, when the author regained the rights to the books and took them indie, he did the whole live cosplayer elfy thing. It turned me off of them until I ran across the originals with the original omnibus cover.

      And me writing the ending, that wouldn’t be so hard, sadly. Says more about the series than me 😀

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  4. savageddt says:

    That cover looks a bit underwhelming too. Like is that the oracle or did they think that slapping some tits on the cover would make it sell better?

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I “think” it is supposed to be Makri, the half human, quarter elf, quarter orc side character. At least on this cover she has red hair. The previous covers all have the cosplayer character having blue hair. Go figure.

      These releases with this character on the front has been really weird.

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