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Epic fantasy fiction with magic, mystery, horror and romance.
The General of Valendo #1
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Release date: November 30th, 2016
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Prince Cory’s inheritance is about to get him killed.
An enchanted sword, a world of warriors and magic, and a war without end are now his.

Cory and his grandfather, the legendary General of Valendo, initiate a diplomatic mission in an effort learn why the war began. Cory welcomes the princess of their old enemy into his stewardship. Despite her presence becoming more than diplomatic, the death of the old general heralds a new and insidious attack at the heart of Valendo. King Klonag of Nearhon thinks nothing of his niece, the princess, in the land he must conquer.

With the darkest of magic at work, the survival of the royal line and the souls of all in Cory’s Kingdom are at stake.

Can Cory take up his grandfather’s magic blade and become the new general Valendo so desperately needs?

The General’s Legacy – Part One: Inheritance is the first book in The General of Valendo gripping epic fantasy series that features lifelike characters, magic, romance, horror, and the pace and excitement of a thriller novel.

If you like your fantasy packed full of action and intrigue, to run a fast pace that refuses to let you put it down – without sacrificing the immersive experience of losing yourself in another world, then you’ll love The General’s Legacy.

Dive into the magical world of The General of Valendo series today!

An exceptional debut outing which fantasy fans should really know about.
James Tivendale – Fantasy Book Review

This book took me places – places of danger and bravery and mystery. The author’s voice is intriguing – at times, cold as evil; at times, lyric as an angel. All-round excellent read.
Alexander M Zoltai – author of Notes from an Alien

…most definitely entertaining and magical reading.
Dianne – Tome Tender

…just the ticket for those of us who love well-written fantasy with real people, rich settings, solid plot.
Kathy – morebooksthantime.com

 

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Epic fantasy fiction with magic, mystery, horror and romance.
The General of Valendo #2
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Release date: February 28th, 2017
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Dendra Castle is under siege by an army that never sleeps and time is running out.
Prince Cory resolves to lead a black operation right to King Klonag’s throne to do what was forbidden for his grandfather – end the reign of the Whiteland King.
To conquer a Kingdom, Cory leads just thirty Special Operators, the Silver Warrior, the Archmage of Valendo and his daughter with questionable battle magic ability and the Scout Commander who is rarely in sight.
Is it a desperate fool’s quest? Or has Zeivite truly come up with a plan to defeat Magnar and the ‘dead mage’ with his limitless magic?
Even Cory does not know.

One way or another, the decades-long war between Valendo and Nearhon must end. Klonag has more pieces to move in this game of war, and Princess Julia is one them. And if she does not cooperate? There are worse fates than death when dealing with Klonag and Magnar, and more than one way to ensure her… unfailing obedience.

The General’s Legacy – Part Two: Whiteland King is the second book in The General of Valendo series that concludes the enthralling story of The General’s Legacy. The stakes escalate, revelations come, and even the souls of the ancestors gather over the Whitelands to witness the epic conclusion that is sure to thrill.

If you want your fantasy action-packed, laced with mystery and running a pace that refuses to let you put it down – The General’s Legacy delivers.

Grab your copy of Whiteland King and start reading today!

Title revealed in the back of Whiteland King The General of Valendo #3
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Estimated release: Mid 2018
Working title: TBA The General of Valendo #4
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Estimated release: Late 2019
Working title: TBA  The General of Valendo #5
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Estimated release: Mid 2021
Working title: TBA The General of Valendo #6
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Estimated release: Early 2023

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Book Review: Mistborn The Final Empire


I’ve heard the Mistborn series described as swords and sorcery. It has sorcery “in spades” – the fascinating and innovative Allomancy. Think magical power from metals. I’m not sure the swords part really qualifies. The setting strikes me as more 19th century than the traditional psuedo-medieval worlds we most often find in fantasy. The Final Empire is a fun magical romp through a world broken by past events still shrouded in mystery that I’m keen to penetrate by reading more books in this series.
The overall style and the age of the heroine (16) make me think YA Fantasy but with enough sophistication to appeal to an adult audience. I would have liked more showing in the writing style, especially in action sequences, than the telling we often get. As a result, there were times I felt force fed events rather than experiencing them. I’m done with criticisms now.
The Final Empire was thoroughly enjoyable. The main character Vin is a wonderful blend of strength and naivety with a special but unschooled ability in Allomancy. Her world view is delightfully distorted by her tragic backstory. This gives her an understandable problem trusting anyone and she must overcome this on her quest to end The Final Empire. The Lord Ruler (the Emporer if you will) is immortal and apparently invincible. How can they possibly succeed?
This is a trope Sanderson also uses in Steelheart. If you love Mistborn The Final Empire and have not read Steelheart yet I recommend adding it to your “want to read” list.
Ever envied Spiderman’s ability to swing through the buildings on his web strings? Wait until you discover how the Allomancers use their ability to travel with speed and style…
Vin’s mentor Kelsier teaches her much about Allomancy and sends her to learn from others with different specialist skills. The story never gets bogged down in this training. It’s woven into the storyline. Of course, there are some things a true hero/heroine is going to have to figure out for themselves. Kelsier is a key player in this story are there are many scenes from his point of view. The grand plan at work in this story is his, but he can’t do it alone.
Mistborn The Final Empire takes a street urchin and member of a gang of thieves into a world of nobility and espionage, magic and mist. Vin takes on a second identity, Vallette, the only identity her love interest, a son of the enemy ruling class, knows her by. What could possibly go wrong…
The right questions are answered in this book by the end but there are plenty of others left open for future books. Vin grows as a character but there is still plenty of room to see her grow more.
This is a fantastic story that will keep you guessing until the end – how can you kill the invincible Lord Ruler and exactly what is the power of the eleventh metal?

4.5 stars from me overall, but rounded up to a well deserved 5 for Goodreads etc.

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