Path of a Novice
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A land at war, a failing king, a light in the forest ...
Centuries ago, the powerful Alpine lords colonised the Great Forest. The native Silvan elves were accepting at first, but one elf’s lust for power is threatening peace and driving a wedge between the two, immortal races. Leaders against followers, commanders against warriors.
Fel’annár is an orphan with a million questions and no answers - his Silvan mother died and no one speaks of his Alpine father. With the face of an Alpine and the heart of a Silvan, the boy steps into this conflicted world with nothing in his pocket but a dream: to be a Silvan captain in an army commanded by Alpines, an army desperately struggling to hold its borders.
Fel’annár’s path as a novice warrior will teach him more than warfare. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, he must learn to deal with his personal conflicts and with an emerging power he is yet to understand.
From recruit to novice warrior and beyond, Fel’annár is the Silvan that could change the balance of power and alter his world forever.
"A brilliant and exciting work of fantasy. Enter the world of Bel’arán and meet Fel’annar and his friends in this fast paced tale. I loved this one, and can't wait to see what happens next! Great characters, strong plot, beautiful world building, and plenty of action! This story pulls you in, and doesn't let up until it's over! Easy to follow and entertaining from cover to cover, you don't want to miss it!"
Adventures Thru Wonderland
"Captivating, intriguing and thrilling ... this was a one sit roller-coaster ride of adventure, courage and mystery for me. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The characters were well developed, strong and engaging with a thrilling plot and a hooking prose."
A stunning masterpiece of fantasy adventure writing
Path of a Novice, book 1 of The Silvan Trilogy is a stunning masterpiece of fantasy adventure writing.
The author, R.K. Lander, effortlessly transports the reader into the fascinating, colourful & evocative universe of Bel’arán, where elves & mortals dwell together in discordant, dissident harmony.
The reader is adroitly pulled in, eagerly following the exciting & thrilling exploits of Fel’annar, the precocious elvish warrior-to-be whose path tosses him headlong into a huge, boiling cauldron of intrigue even as he is stretched to the utmost in the epic clashes between good and evil.
Surprisingly relevant issues of this day are deftly incorporated into masterfully weaved tapestries of this extraordinary adventure series, leaving the reader hooked & looking for more.
Path of a Novice is a superb must-read for any one who loves a good adventure story. If you only have time to read one book this year, it has to be this one!
[This is an editorial review]