❰Reading❯ ➻ Игра VORов Author Andrew Orange – Motyourdrive.co.uk


  • ebook
  • Игра VORов
  • Andrew Orange
  • English
  • 06 October 2017

10 thoughts on “Игра VORов

  1. says:

    The Game of VORs by Andrew Orange follows the youngest son of a dangerous and influential count as he loses everything and is thrown onto an entirely new course for his life Kier Vorsmith s home relies on him completing his final exams and getting into university All those dreams change when he fails his exams, and he s taken away from his bodyguard, Brutari The count chooses Kier as the official heir of the county, which creates unrest with his two older brothers who have been striving for the position He s forced to join the Imperial Special Corps, and relocates to a remote Arctic base to serve as a weatherman, something he knows nothing about This book was honestly not what I expected, but it made me care to the point where I was still reeling about what happened, hours after reading This isn t a light novel, and contains a lot of darker topics, such as rape and murder Andrew Orange s writing has such detail and feeling that it gets an emotional reaction, and made me truly care about what was happening Kier is one of the better characters in the book, with all the others ranging in how awful they can be, except for his friend, Harry For a while after Kier gets to the base, their friendship adds a little light to the story Harry is a connection that Kier needed to have in his life after losing everything he had The Game of VORs is gritty, tragic, and very emotional a suspenseful, coming of age story in a dark world.


  2. says:

    Failing the general education exam was not what Kier Vorsmith had in mind Neither was being made the legitimate heir to his father, Count Vorsmith, ahead of his two elder brothers Nor his placement at the Aurora Borealis arctic military base, getting three people killed, and realizing people who weren t vors were treated little better than animals From all angles, there always seemed to be someone powerful, evil, and motivated to follow through with their goals of illegal dealings and destruction.While keeping one eye open for who might try to kill him next, Kier becomes aware of secrets that people will give anything to find and others that no one will give a second thought to The pressing conditions force him to figure out his future immediately Will he be an ensign Weatherman A Count An out satrap Or just another kid broken by society I will give any book a solid four stars if it can make me feel like I need to strangle certain characters and give others a hug Kier Vorsmith makes me reminiscent of Amir from The Kite Runner, and the book itself has a similar feel though in a different world, with a different situation, harsher consequences, and political than familial The similarities between Kier and Amir are mainly the horrible things they had to watch, and thinking of whether they could ve should ve done something to stop their conflict They share the same loss about what they want in life and a lack of self confidence That kind of character allows me to sympathize with them as well as wonder why in the world they are not doing anything about anything A lot of Kier s thoughts are either detective like or wondering about the functionality of his life and country and whether or not he should be reevaluating his morals, which is something Mr Orange was able to convey very well Because the book has such a dark tone to it, this specific ideology was the crowning point to such a broken society One thing that made reading difficult was the extensive terminology of the fantasy world Many of the political terms were never really explained in detail, so I was lost on than one occasion when Kier was trying to figure out the terrorist plans going on around him I would recommend this to any person interested in twisted political discrepancies or learning about different takes on identity and morality or if you just need to feel sympathetic and furious at a character.


  3. says:

    What strikes me the most about this book is the quality of its dialogues they feel authentic and add a sense of realness in a dystopian world.Andrew Orange was capable of building an entire world and creating an engaging and fascinating story that is both appealing and repulsive Repulsive because it can be terribly dark at times, with rape and murder scenes The friendship between Kier and Harry is for the majority of the story the only good point in humanity that we can find The story is not new as it picks the old topic of a young man trying to prove himself and to his father and that tries to escape his family legacy and power, but it s written in a fascinating way The characters are well developed and interesting, with a lot of information about them through description and their own actions and I absolutely love it Most of the times, a story is built upon the strength of the characters and this one does not disappoint.


  4. says:

    This was a good, entertaining and worthwhile reading experience I enjoy sci fi books, especially those that have dystopian premise and an imaginative world built into it, and this is just that At times really dark, the plot as a whole is great and I just kind of slipped into it, which is just what I want when reading something Kier is a good main characters, he has likability factor and he is grounded enough so I was able to identify with him and root for him along the way Like I said, I love the world that the author managed to build in this book, it feels organic and wholesome, although it is not really a place I would like to live in As a whole, I can t say anything really bad about this novel The writing is fine, plot is exciting, characters are really good, and it is just a good, solid sci fi experience Maybe I am missing a little something special, something you can t explain, but you know when you have it in the book that is in your hands.


  5. says:

    THE GAME OF VORs, by Andrew Orange, is a fantasy tale about a world with many hidden agendas and classes of people On the whole, it is a selfish and violent society with little regard for life A young Vor is the main character in this story Raised by his body guard, he comes to learn about morals and empathy which are unknown to many of the people occupying this world The story is filled with twists and turns and a surprise ending.


  6. says:

    The best of the vors were taken to the Special Imperial Corps, officially created for the anti terrorist fight Author Andrew Orange initially wrote THE GAME OF VORS in Russian and then provided his own translation into English Though we know little about his background, what is evident is that he teaches us new concepts as he relates his story For example, the VORS of the title is quietly introduced as follows Thirty nine young men from three graduating classes of High School 169 in New Roma, the capital of Northern Heartland, were to take the physical training exam The graduation exam consisted of two parts, and intellectual condition would be checked the next day Among this group, thirty eight were from the social class of simples Only Kier, the thirty ninth, and the youngest son of the Count Vorsmith, was an aristocrat Kier Smith shouted the instructor, continuing the attendance check Kier glared at him, and then immediately regained his composure The instructor had omitted the reverent prefix vor from his surname, which bordered on an insult In the aristocratic milieu, one could be challenged to a duel for such an omission some simples had been killed for it without a second thought given However, Kier knew of the emperor s decree, which had introduced an obligatory political correctness in the state schools by prohibiting officially titling the infants of vors or showing them any emphasized respect It is this manner of subtlety that is prominent in this little story Andrew has created a coming of age story that instead of simply surveying the hormonal aspects of that period in life when boys become men, introduces family commitments, intrigue, crime murder and rape and the emotional aspects of being raised in one atmosphere and then sent into isolation into an unfriendly place to mature Though the exact location of the story remains embedded n the dialogue, Andrew subtlely gives us hints Then, with a background of fussing blue uniformed subordinates, the boss general of the regional headquarters of the Imperial Security Service appeared He announced that the out satrap of Northern Island, as the Imperial authorities officially referred to rebellious Northern Gomorrah, had not been harmed The responsibility for the terroristic act was habitually laid upon the elusive head of the Gomorrian underground, known as Mister Lemen The screen showed a glimpse of the Empire s main terrorist as a morose, dusky face with dark, slightly slanted eyes Interesting Why do outs never appear on the screen The sudden thought popped into Kier s head The satrap of Northern Island has nearly been blown up and he delegated the announcement to his ImpSec dog Come to think of it, none of the outs faces, except for Prime Minister Dwarfin and Emperor Darius III, are known to the majority of the population And even those two are only known from videos Having finished with Gomorrian terrorists and other news, Palantir started broadcasting some nerdy talk show about the moral upbringing of youngsters As if to confirm Kier s thoughts, they showed a fragment of one of the emperor s speeches Darius III a pale faced, silver haired old man was sitting on the throne in a purple mantle while fervently blaming libertines and pedophiles Then the well groomed spokesman of the talk show added something about the horrors of teenage sex and the benefits of sexual continence before a marriage and how that was blessed by the gods By that time, Kier had eaten his dinner and was feeling an irrepressible urge to sleep Stay with Andrew as he navigates this fascinating story Kier Vorsmith, the youngest son of an influential count, dreams of studying at the University and living a quiet life as a historian However, when he fails his high school s final exams, whirlwind events force Kier to become the official heir of the Vorsmiths county and an officer in the Imperial Special Corps At the will of his father, the young man arrives at a remote arctic base to serve as a local weatherman and for the specifics of this quasi sci fi adventure it is best discovered by the reader far fascinating that way Andrew Orange shows true promise


  7. says:

    When I enjoyed a book that I m going to review, I very often look at any one star reviews if the book has them, to see if there was any complaint that I should address and explain why it wasn t an issue for me.In this case, I see that as it stands the one star reviews that this book has accumulated are all one liners referencing the same thing they say this book is a rip off of The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold In this case, I have neither read nor indeed hitherto heard of the other book, so I ll refrain from comment on any similarity beyond the name.However, what I will say is that very often even when a book has borrowed very heavily from another, if it s well written it shouldn t matter in terms of reader experience The Hunger Games is not worse for being a redo of Battle Royale, for instance.Speaking of reader experience, I can only say that this was a high class read that I enjoyed greatly, and the translation is so skilful that it wasn t at all clear that it was a translation at all.I see that other reviewers have compared the book to some modern YA books personally I found it was most highly comparable to Dune a militaristic aristocracy, an ostensibly innocuous heir who will turn out to change everything, a feared outclass with paranormal abilities and their own set of rules, a harsh and unforgiving environmental setting we were just missing the worms.In short, the book exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend it on its own merit.


  8. says:

    Sci fi thrill with a twisted view Keir is a kid who wants to make his own way and follow his dreams but his father has other plans so when Keir fails his high school exams he finds himself in a undesirable position The story builds on Keir and his future as he is lead into becoming heir of the Vorsmith legacy The story is fast paced and very entertaining The characters are developed and relateable to just about anyone The sci fi genre is one that takes a special quality to be able to present a story in a way that it is believable by the reader I found the to be a good read and would recommend this one to all the sci fi fans out there Check this one out, you will not be disappointed.


  9. says:

    The Game of VORs is a coming of age suspense novel centered around a different and dark theme Kier Vorsmith had a difficult upbringing where despite being a member of an influential count family, he lived a life of depravity and hardships To make matters worse he is poor in physical skills, and while he has mental ability, the corrupt education system makes it difficult to pass the examination without the aid of any money The questions that come in the exam are silly and meant to fail anyone who dares to sit the exam without funding out the required amount such as what time frame did a particular emperor ruled his kingdom Was it 18 years one month and 21 days or 18 years and 19 days These absurd questions make our hero flunk out by just one mark, leaving him to reach out to his forgotten father However, this is a wrong move and things take on a turn for worse The story paints the picture of a bleak world where the powerful take advantage of the Simple and the poor There are lots of surprises with unpleasant surprises getting the upper hand However, the Game of VORs looks only the start of a series and we readers could look forward to lots of action in the upcoming book.While the book is dark, it is highly engaging and as a reader I couldn t help turning the pages and knowing what future the fate has in store for him Will Kier get recognition for some goodness in him Will he win over his girl Will the corruption decrease Will truth reign over falsehood and will justice be served


  10. says:

    Through colloquial writing and an extensively constructed backdrop, Andrew Orange s fantasy novel, The Game of VORs, depicts an oppressive imperial society while providing elements of our own world past and present It s a society placed within a wider encompassing alternate universe that feels somewhat familiar and entirely disconcerting to experience Follow an estranged count heir, who, after failing his high school finals, is thrown off trajectory and forced to become a weatherman at a secluded military base amid violence, hidden agendas, and government censorship and propaganda Opinion In terms of narrative style, The Game of VORs feels slightly reminiscent of Scott Westerfeld s Uglies series and Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games This is entirely due to the simple, modern, and easy to understand voice used, while simultaneously providing allegorical insight that is critically observant of the human potential in a truly dystopian way However, that s where the comparisons end While this novel began with an engaging start, it had some lulls throughout because some information given felt irrelevant to the plot However, while sometimes difficult to maintain this reader s interest, the intriguing characters and concepts of Orange s story could make powering through the somewhat verbose and seemingly arbitrary segments worthwhile to other readers Some conversations felt awkward in execution, evoking a quality specific to a fictional realm rather than a real one However, this could be excused as an authorial choice to place the characters in a different reality than the reader s, and if so, the different conversational mannerisms complimented this fact There were straight forward yet multiple mentions and situations involving murder, suicide, prostitution, infidelity, excessive alcohol drinking, and use of impolite language, which may be inappropriate for younger readers Similarly, frequent and explicit talk of sex both consensual and non consensual might be too mature for some The females in this novel were treated as sexual objects or side characters who were barely seen, and when seen, those women were perceived through the gaze of somewhat sexist heterosexual males Whether this inhibits one s reading experience is up to the reader It can be seen as either the personality of the characters or as a general atmosphere of the novel This reader felt it to be the latter On the other hand, this book isn t set in a pleasant or picturesque world It s dismal, corrupted, and often disgusting While some of the conversations, thoughts, and actions of characters were revolting to read, it felt like an intentionality of the author in terms of setting the scene of the world in which the characters live This could be compared to reading a history textbook and feeling repulsed by past actions of the human race While the information isn t nice, it isn t necessarily meant to be Just as a history textbook would, Orange reported the cultural horrors of the time period he invented, which doesn t make this a lightweight read but a possibly interesting one nonetheless In conclusion, The Game of VORs is unpredictable, yet not in an inconsistent or surfeit manner The roller coaster esque ride brings surprises around every corner or rather page , without making it difficult to keep track of the plotline While several sections felt tedious to sift through and the material rather grim and crude, overall, the novel s vibe can be mysteriously intriguing enough to collect attention without being mysterious to the point of vagueness Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age 19


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