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  • Hardcover
  • 360 pages
  • By the Sword
  • F. Paul Wilson
  • English
  • 24 June 2019
  • 1934267031

10 thoughts on “By the Sword

  1. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Well Jack finally view spoiler finally meets Glaeken, though of course he can t say that name lest he draw Rasalom s attentionbut he can t say Rasalom s name either so it works out hide spoiler I guess we ve been waiting for that for a while We re sort of starting to tie things together.Maybe.This book builds on another book by Wilson titled Black Wind Personally I didn t care for that book much but the story in it does fill in some details and answer some questions you may have as Well Jack finally view spoiler finally meets Glaeken, though of course he can t say that name lest he draw Rasalom s attentionbut he can t say Rasalom s name either so it works out hide spoiler I guess we ve been waiting for that for a while We re sort of starting to tie things together.Maybe.This book builds on another book by Wilson titled Black Wind Personally I didn t care for that book much but the story in it does fill in some details and answer some questions you may have as you read this book It will also add somedetails about the ally s champion I suspect this book is one big case of foreshadowing also.If you ve followed the Repairman Jack books and seen the story sort of move around the thriller horror urban fantasy paradigms then you ll I believe really like this one as it does seem to be coming together hereand coming together well.I ve read several of the Adversary cycle of books by Mr Wilson which ties in to this series I have never cared for those as much as I do the Repairman Jack cycle, but they do again answer some of the questions that will arise about the back story This is a very complex fantasy universe plot in it s own way maybe it s not quite as far reaching as say Michael Moorcock s Eternal Champion cycle but it s still got a lot of meat on the bone and if you want to immerse yourself in it you can I like this book, I recommend this book, but I also recommend you start this series at it s beginning Maybe even go all the way back to The Keep and start there before Jack is born but where Mr Wilson began his story


  2. Skip Skip says:

    Might be time to take a break from Repairman Jack Like the previous book, I found this one tedious as I really do not care about the Kickers or Dawn Pickering, who seem to have become the primary focal points of the story, rather than Gia, Vicky and Jack In this story, everyone is still trying to grab Dawn because of her unborn child and a katana, forged by a famous Japanese artist which supposedly survived the nuclear blast in Hiroshima is also sought by the Kickers, a Japanese corporation, a Might be time to take a break from Repairman Jack Like the previous book, I found this one tedious as I really do not care about the Kickers or Dawn Pickering, who seem to have become the primary focal points of the story, rather than Gia, Vicky and Jack In this story, everyone is still trying to grab Dawn because of her unborn child and a katana, forged by a famous Japanese artist which supposedly survived the nuclear blast in Hiroshima is also sought by the Kickers, a Japanese corporation, and a Japanese religious cult Too much mayhem and slaughter One bright spot is some clarity around the woman with the dog and Glaeken, Rasalom s archenemy


  3. David Agranoff David Agranoff says:

    Wow is it Book twelve of Repairman Jack already Where has the timegone This was the book in the series I was looking forward to becausein conversation with Wilson at the Borderlands writers boot camp hereferred to it as being his Yojimbo influenced novel Being a fan ofseries but also of Akria Kurasawa s classic Samurai movie which wasalso remade into the western fistful of dollars I was excited to seehow Wilson wove the concept into the world of Jack.It was done with his typical plotting gen Wow is it Book twelve of Repairman Jack already Where has the timegone This was the book in the series I was looking forward to becausein conversation with Wilson at the Borderlands writers boot camp hereferred to it as being his Yojimbo influenced novel Being a fan ofseries but also of Akria Kurasawa s classic Samurai movie which wasalso remade into the western fistful of dollars I was excited to seehow Wilson wove the concept into the world of Jack.It was done with his typical plotting genius, Yojimbo is a movie wherea hapless seeming Ronin walks into a village in conflict and worksboth sides while coming out on top As Jack works some of the variouscults to fight each other I was amused knowing this was Yojimboinfluence Knowing he was influenced by that film only adds to theplot weaving Wilson does when you consider that in many ways By theSword is a sequel to the events in Black Wind, while also usingevents from several novels including The first Adversary novel TheKeep and of course the previous 11 novels in the Jack series.I am not sure why but I held off reading Black Wind, Wilson s 1988classic novel of the second world war in the pacific Perfect timingreally as that novel informs this one Indeed the Mcguffin comesstraight out of Black Wind when Jack is hired by the son of FrankSlater BM s narrator and main character to find the family kantna Sword which had been in his adopted Japanese father s hand when thebomb was dropped on Hiroshima The sword some how survived the blastand now it has been stolen from the family plantation in Hawaii, andthe thief has made it back to NYC.Since Harbingers I have come to the conclusion that it is no longerpossible to just drop in on these repairman Jack novels The events ofBloodline built in minor ways on the events of Harbingers but By thesword builds directly off of the last novel Without knowing the depthof of the events in the last novel and Black wind to a lesser extentthe full power of this novel might be lost.By the Sword is a clear step up the ladder towards the end of thisexciting series This is an important and exciting entry in the seriesthat is must read, but it helps to have read all the other books inthe secret history of the world as well


  4. Debi Debi says:

    I m having an affair with Jack Even though we havn t formally been introduced he s got my mind occupied with his antics F Paul Wilson s Repairman Jack is one bad boy in his lasting outing By The Sword.Jack lives off the grid and has no identity He s an anarchist, an urban mercenary Jack fixes those problems the establishment can t I love a character who walks the edge of the envelope between good and evil and battles back when I would under the same circumstances turn into a ball of goop.I I m having an affair with Jack Even though we havn t formally been introduced he s got my mind occupied with his antics F Paul Wilson s Repairman Jack is one bad boy in his lasting outing By The Sword.Jack lives off the grid and has no identity He s an anarchist, an urban mercenary Jack fixes those problems the establishment can t I love a character who walks the edge of the envelope between good and evil and battles back when I would under the same circumstances turn into a ball of goop.In By The Sword Jack must find a legendary sword stolen kanta from the Hiroshima Peace Museum Unfortunately a cabal of Yakuza ganesters, an order of mystical monks, the Kickers from previous novels, and let s not forget his supernatural nemesis Rasolom are all also trying to retrieve the sword Talk about your bad day at the office The bodies do pile up in this one Jack uses his brainthan brawn A nice cross between the original Bond and MacGiver I m amazed at how Jack extricates himself from his latest assignment.Then there is the whole otherness and ally tug of war going on to boot Unfortunately you can t really jump into the middle of this series, although F.Paul believes it can I think they need to be read in order


  5. Furb Furb says:

    I can t remember when I ve enjoyed a bookRepairman Jack is not your ordinary fix it man He s a man that fixes things, but he won t clean the lint out of your dryer if that s what you re looking for He sof a man that fixes situations.I was sort of skeptical when this book was selected by Freedom Book Club, but this book did not disappoint Up until this book was chosen all the selections of the FBC had been non fiction titles Boy was this book a change of pace It holds up to t I can t remember when I ve enjoyed a bookRepairman Jack is not your ordinary fix it man He s a man that fixes things, but he won t clean the lint out of your dryer if that s what you re looking for He sof a man that fixes situations.I was sort of skeptical when this book was selected by Freedom Book Club, but this book did not disappoint Up until this book was chosen all the selections of the FBC had been non fiction titles Boy was this book a change of pace It holds up to the lessaiz faire premise set for the club, and it is highly entertaining.If you happen to be a Hawaiian plantation owner that has lost a sword stolen by his father , and you can t have any police involvement, Jack s your man After the stage is set, Wilson lets it rip Hold on tight for the convergence of the mercenary fix it man, immortal beings, Japanese hit men, and a clash of the wacked out cults.If violence hurts your sensibilities, this book may not be to your liking, as it has a high body count Also there is a sexual situation


  6. Steven Steven says:

    This novel picks up right where Bloodline leaves off and features some of the same characters Central to this story is the Matsumune Gaijin, the name given to a rare Japanese sword Katana This particular sword was forged from a meteorite in the 14th century by Matsumune for a foreigner Gaijin Jack is hired to locate and obtain the sword which was recently stolen on Maui and taken to New York City Jack s not the only one after the sword the others are Hank Thompson, the leader of the This novel picks up right where Bloodline leaves off and features some of the same characters Central to this story is the Matsumune Gaijin, the name given to a rare Japanese sword Katana This particular sword was forged from a meteorite in the 14th century by Matsumune for a foreigner Gaijin Jack is hired to locate and obtain the sword which was recently stolen on Maui and taken to New York City Jack s not the only one after the sword the others are Hank Thompson, the leader of the Kicker cult a mysterious Japanese cult, the Kakureta Kao , and the Chairman of a large Japanese holding company, the Kaze Group Pretty interesting storyline with Jack meeting Glaecken, a nearly immortal combatant in the fight against the Otherness


  7. Kellie Kellie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This review contains SPOILERS Please do not read it if you re spoiler sensitive By the Sword is my favorite F Paul Wilson book since The Keep It s rich in Otherness plot development, including cameos by both Rasalom and Glaeken There s even a hint or two about who what the Lady ies with the Dogs who are.There is a strong sense of forward momentum toward a narrowing plotline, which I am very glad for I love the RMJ books, but I want to experience closure with the overall story arc.I can t w This review contains SPOILERS Please do not read it if you re spoiler sensitive By the Sword is my favorite F Paul Wilson book since The Keep It s rich in Otherness plot development, including cameos by both Rasalom and Glaeken There s even a hint or two about who what the Lady ies with the Dogs who are.There is a strong sense of forward momentum toward a narrowing plotline, which I am very glad for I love the RMJ books, but I want to experience closure with the overall story arc.I can t wait for the next installment, 5 of 5 stars for this one


  8. Michael Michael says:

    If you like Repairman Jack you will like this book Jack is your everyday man of average height, build, and looks who hires out to fix peoples problems vigilante style If you haven t read any of the series you want to start toward the beginning There are many story lines that are drawn together through the books and it is becomingandimportant that you have read previous books None of the books will change your life but they are always a rip roaring fun read if you just want to be If you like Repairman Jack you will like this book Jack is your everyday man of average height, build, and looks who hires out to fix peoples problems vigilante style If you haven t read any of the series you want to start toward the beginning There are many story lines that are drawn together through the books and it is becomingandimportant that you have read previous books None of the books will change your life but they are always a rip roaring fun read if you just want to be entertained


  9. Nick Nick says:

    So this was basically the Repairman Jack version of Yojimbo A Fistful of Dollars but way way way bloodier The final action sequence was absolutely insane A pure adrenaline rush A sect of self mutilating monks reprising their role from Black Wind , a corporation in cahoots with the yakuza, a modern day cult influenced by the otherness and Jack all compete for control of a mysterious sword.


  10. Rob Rob says:

    Convoluted plot The earlier Repairman Jack novels are much, much better than this I m just waiting for the end of series, as promised, to see how the author will tie this into the last book of the Adversary series, or maybe I ll skip it altogether.


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By the Sword[Read] ➲ By the Sword Author F. Paul Wilson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The th book in F Paul Wilson s acclaimed Repairman Jack series, this is a signed limited hardcover edition The th book in F Paul Wilson s acclaimed Repairman Jack series, this is a signed limited hardcover edition.


About the Author: F. Paul Wilson

Francis Paul Wilson is an author, born in Jersey City, New Jersey He writes novels and short stories primarily in the science fiction and horror genres His debut novel was Healer Wilson is also a part time practicing family physician He made his first sales in to Analog and continued to write science fiction throughout the seventies In he ventured into By the PDF/EPUB ² the horror genre with the international bestseller, The Keep, and helped define the field throughout the rest of the decade In the s he became a true genre hopper, moving from science fiction to horror to medical thrillers and branching into interactive scripting for Disney Interactive and other multimedia companies He, along with Matthew J Costello, created and scripted FTL Newsfeed which ran daily on the Sci Fi Channel from tp uscmillan author fpaulw.