The Enemy of an Enemy
Book 1, Lost Tales of Power - Lost Tales of Power, Volume 1
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Vydor is riding a wave of success, but now his ship, the Dragon Claw, is being sent to investigate a mysterious event deep within the Empire’s space. A secret research colony has fallen silent and the forces sent to investigate were never heard from again.
A new enemy has come to the Empire bringing with it dark powers that were abandoned long before the Empire was born. Powers that were thought to be legends and myths.
It's up to Vydor to keep this force at bay and protect the Empire, but it may come at the cost of his faith and shake the foundations of the Empire itself.
The Lost Tales of Power is an open-ended series of Sci-Fi/Fantasy books set in a vast multiverse featuring a mixture of traditional fantasy and science fiction elements.
Lost Tales Series:
Volume I - The Enemy of an Enemy
Volume II - The Academy
Volume III - Rise of Shadows
Volume IV - Resurgence of Ancient Darkness
Volume V - The Sac’a’rith
Volume VI - Spectra’s Gambit
Volume VII - The Sac'a'rith: Rebirth
Volume VIII - Mage Hunter
Volume IX - The Cerulean Mines
Volume X and beyond - TBA
Imagine a third-grader telling you about a dream they had and you’ve got the idea how this novel reads. I kept waiting for there to be a deep narrative breath as the author continued to tell his reader what would happen next. While there is an intriguing idea at the root of this book, the writer’s total lack of character development and subtlety made this book a challenge to read.
The writer has a style of telling, not showing. The dialogue is simplistic and the revelation moments are dull and uninteresting. The character development is non-existent, and as a result there is no attachment to the main character or his situation. The premise was interesting, but I'm disappointed to say that nothing else was.
Somehow I never thought of combining a science fiction story with magic. Strange, but it worked. It was a good read and I found that when I laid it down, I couldn't wait to get back to it. Good storyline, good plotting. Interesting feeling I had reading the stories. They reminded of the storie I read when starting science fiction from John Campbell, Cordwainer Smith and E. E. "Doc" Smith, where the lead character, whether by genetics, training or character focus, became powerful almost omniscient and able to direct the growth of worlds and the future.
I enjoyed it all, immensely.
- Category: Science Fiction
- Published: Nov 10, 2010
- Publisher: Vydorian Realms Publishing
- Seller: Vincent Trigili
- Print Length: 275 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Lost Tales of Power
- Version: 3.1