The Darkslayer: Wrath of the Royals (Book 1 of 6)
The Darkslayer, no. 1
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WELCOME TO THE UNWELCOME WORLD OF BISH …
When recklessness provokes a Royal household, Venir and his friend Melegal the thief are forced to flee the city. In pursuit, the Royals soon unleash some unusual powers against them and start to close in. Can Venir and Melegal survive the impending doom that is about to befall them? Only Bish knows, but Venir has been secretly keeping evil forces at bay for years. He is the Darkslayer, a man possessed by a mantle of power he cannot let go.
Enter the underlings, an evil race bent on the destruction of mankind.
Enter the Royals, the self-absorbed rulers of the world of Bish.
Enter the orcs, halflings, dwarves, ogres and other races, some good, most bad, all caught in the maelstrom of treachery and seduction.
Strife and turmoil are constant features of life as humans struggle to survive among orcs, ogres, and the most evil of all--the underlings. As the underlings rally all of the evil forces they can muster to destroy the mystical and legendary Darkslayer, something unexpected has upset the delicate balance between good and evil on the world called Bish, making the Darkslayer a pawn in other insidious disputes.
*Five out of Five Stars* --Sacramento Book Review
"Halloran shines in giving a compelling narrative. Every fantasy subspecies is jam-packed into the book. While the main characters will punch a hole in your heart and settle down in it, it is the minor characters that add the depth to the plot. From the casual fantasy subscriber, to the die-hard Tolkienist, everyone will find something to enjoy."
Where's your editor man??
With this book, I noticed numerous spelling, and grammatical errors, including one continuity error. The story was enticing, the characters not so well developed, but overall it was reasonably enjoyable. Great story concept and descriptions. I'll probably pick up the others that come out, but only if they're free, or very close to it. Definitely need to have someone weed out all the homonyms you're using the wrong versions of, something spellcheck doesn't always recognize. And as for the continuity, read the first few pages of chapter 69. On page one of the chapter is says Venir is in a daze on Chongo's back, but a few pages later state that the dog is still with Mood. All in all not a bad read. I was able to get past the spelling and grammar mistakes and enjoyed the book. Definitely worth a read in my humble opinion.
I liked the book overall ... but:
at some points in the book it felt like there were missing pieces and way too many spelling mistakes.
overall I liked the idea and the world created ... liked the characters ..., and loved the action.... with a bit more careful finishing touches it's an enjoyable read! looking forward for the next volumes
- Category: Epic
- Published: Jun 30, 2010
- Publisher: Craig Halloran
- Seller: Smashwords
- Print Length: 382 Pages
- Language: English