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Publisher's Summary

Reader's Favorite Award Winner in Epic Fantasy

Erik Eleodum never wanted to be a hero. Fate had a different plan.

Erik will face danger, deceit, murder, death, evil, and - most terrifyingly - himself, to become the hero he was always meant to be.

Erik is content farming for his family for the rest of his life, while his brother and cousin can't think of a worse fate. For different reasons, they leave the life they know behind. Soon, their world crashes down around them as they realize it is cruel, brutal, selfish, and violent. Now, they must not only rely on one another, but also on gypsies, thieves, mercenaries, dwarves, and a mage for their survival. 

In the end, Erik will face danger, deceit, murder, death, evil, and - most terrifyingly - himself, to become the hero he was always meant to be as an ancient evil many thought only a myth resurfaces. 

Enter a world fans have compared to the epic fantasies of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, a world of adventure, terror, political intrigue, sorcery, and great heroic deeds. Come face-to-face with ogres, elves, dwarves, slavers, black mages, ruthless warriors, dragons, evil and fear.  

A true hero's journey of faith, friendships, and trials well worth the price of admission! 

©2019 Christopher Patterson (P)2019 Christopher Patterson

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The reviews suggested it was a good book but I can't agree. The writing was average with many repeat words. I found the story line disjointed with characters jumping in and out of the book , sometimes not reappearing for many, many pages. The performance was stilted though I liked the sound effects. Overall the whole experience was disappointing and I needed to force myself to finish listening to the novel

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Ok so the story is good has all the elements. Adventure,magic, mythical creatures violence battle all the good stuff but the narration is crap. I don’t imagine I’ll listen to the next one unless narrator is changed

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  • 08-04-2020

great book

awesome book really enjoyed it.
did not want to put it down. looking forward to the next one.

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  • 08-06-2021

200+ audiobooks over 4 years and can't finish this

200+ audiobooks over 4 years and can't finish this, the additional sounds are a nice idea, but no well executed so it is more annoying than anything else. the story can't save it either, 4 hours in and just couldn't continue. skip this one.

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  • Jferris
  • 29-05-2020

Not impressed

Was not my favorite, I couldnt connect with the characters or the story. I have no clue where the story was heading or why it was going there. Just not my cup of tea.
Narration however was well done, in a better book I bet he would be great!

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