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Chronicles of Caledon - Sword of Souls

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Published: 4 years ago

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Author: Douglas S. Taylor

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The Sword of Souls is the first book of the mystifying Chronicles of Caledon. The book introduces the reader to the Caledon world (Caledon Prime) and a brief history of the planet,and how it came to be up to present time is briefly written in the introduction. However, you must read into the book where there are dark passages that clues the reader into more of the rich history adding to the ominous ambience of the series. The book also introduces the people and kingdoms of this distant world as well as setting the stage in a powerfully rich and dynamic saga. The Sword of Souls, named after the very powerful translation of "Talquardez-Solstas" from the language of its mysterious maker that men will literally be driven to madness by their own lusts for power. The Sword of Souls launches just after the fall of the Ramadan tribes by the merciless red bearded Tarvas who invade sparing only the women and the young children in their brutal endeavors of destruction. The book also introduces the main character of the book, a young orphan called Lithius. Lithius manages to miraculously escape from the bondage of the Tarvas warriors and journey down through the Catanbar Mountains down through the highlands along the Thunder River. The young boy travels through the Southern Steppes of his very homeland beforeentering the kingdom of Gwarvarik through the aid of a Najarian Druid in the form of a great black wolf who befriends the young boy. Together, the two enter the Forbidden Temples of Adajahara where the druidic wolf departs the young boy, leaving him in the charge of a small flock of sheep. In Adajahara, Lithius recovers the very powerful weapon, the Sword of Souls, and many secrets of both the sword and the region around him. Alone, he begins to uncover the dark secrets and the historical horrid violence of the past. Young Lithius begins to master the sword and begins to wield it strength only to realize that there are others who will literally kill to obtain it. Lithius realizes through events that he is not alone, that his escape from the Tarvas bondage and the discovery of the sword has all been "arranged" through the architect of his destiny. Lithius then travels to the dark isle of Draccus on where he grows to become a man and formidable sorcerer-warrior sent to go after the evil tyrannical Pitah (Draccian for King) Morderra-Atrauis, a being more supernatural than not. Morderra-Atrauis has a few dark secrets himself and comes to know about Lithius and his intentions. The stage is set, the battle between the two sorcerers begins, and Draccus is thrown into a civil war. The Sword of Souls is nothing more than an amazing introduction to an incredible world of sorcery, magic, and high adventure that literally kicks off the Chronicles of Caledon and a must for anyone entering this realm of reading entertainment of spectacular blend of both the Fantasy and Sci-Fi genre!

Laura Ann Moylan

This excerpt had me totally engrossed and I'm now trying to track down the ebook...


Jason Dornbach

Not grammatically correct but still worth it.


monico

I couldn't get past the second page. The very poor grammar and syntax makes it hard to understand, impossible to take seriously, and absolutely uninteresting to read. So why even bother trying more ?It is an insult to literatur to pretend writing a book when one doesn't know how to write accurately (and here, we're not even close).


Morne` Pietersen

Like the work, where can i get the next books in the series?


Stephanie

I stopped reading this book around page 50. The consistently poor grammar made this book very difficult to read, but the extensive use of foul language spanning several pages in the middle of the book was absurd. The story was somewhat interesting but slow. I was quite disappointed in this book.


thomas paterson

Very different from what I have read in the past. Excellent, left me wanting more.


terry

i am still reading it, but it's the sort of story i like.


jason

this could have been a excellent book, but for the many grammar errors i wont be reading anything from this author again


LOLO

Someone needs to rewrite this, the English is horrible. And how come it is only 3 chapters instead of the whole book?


Ken M

Poorly written, and action happens all of a sudden with no build-up. It was almost painful to read. The story has potential, but the author needs to either get a better handle on the English language, or let someone else write for him/her/it.


Lasse

I wonder where do the stars come..


Valerie

What a Lie - this is NOT a free Book only the first 3 chapters - should not be listed as a "FREE" book!!


Anne

Only the first three chapters? Not happy.Secondly as stated by maximilianmayfield@hotmail.com the punctuation and the rushing made it hard to continue reading what little was there. More time needed to be spent understanding the characters and their motivation it just went to fast for my liking making it difficult to make sense or gain a sense of time and space. I think the idea has great potential though, it however needs a lot of work.


Anonymous

I liked it. It started out good and kept getting better! The only problem I'm having now is trying to download the whole book, is there more?If so e-mail me at valarie.jennings@yahoo.com Thanks


Anonymous

Holy crap. Do not waste your time with this horrid, horrid piece of "literature". Within the first paragraph it will be instantly apparent that the author has no understanding of narrative, or sentence structure. Run-ons and sporadic punctuation abound, with only marginal coherency to the whole thing. You can tell that this is fiction from someone familiar with all the trappings of fantasy novels, but none of the substance. He deals in all the appropriate cliches, but its just not readable on any level.


Anonymous

Disappointing as it is only the firs three chapters just enough to get one hooked. Great what i read.


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Douglas S. Taylor

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