Monday, June 16, 2014

Book "The Unknown Man" by J.G.Gatewood

About the Book: A mystical journey to discover the identity of a young knight.
A journey that spans the entire continent of Askabar.
An unknown man regains consciousness in the back of a merchant’s wagon only to discover he has no memory of who he is. He discovers the merchants are Goblins, who are transporting him to Havenbrook under the assumption he is a nobleman. Given his extravagant armor and decorated two-handed sword, they are hoping for a reward for his return. Once in Havenbrook, the Lord urges him to seek out an old and mysterious wizard who lives at the foot of the mountains to the east, and sends his daughter with him as an escort and guide. This is where their journey begins.
To the north, a malevolent force is building, gathering the resources necessary to reap destruction across all of Askabar. The sinister figure is on a mission to release his master from the prison he has been bound to for over a thousand years. To succeed in this endeavor, he will need to gather all seven of the orbs, and he recruits Orcs and Minotaurs as soldiers for his cause. Standing in his way is the unknown man, whose party continues to grow.
All of Askabar is on the verge of destruction and tyrannical rule. Battles will be fought, and heinous plots will be carried out. The one man who can stop this nefarious plan doesn't even know who he is. Will he uncover his memories in time? One thing is for certain; an entire population will depend on the unknown man.

About the Author: J.G. Gatewood is the author of the Keepers of the Orbs Fantasy Series. So far, book 1, The Unknown Man, has been completed and self-published on Amazon. Book 2 is currenlty in progress.
When J.G. Gatewood is not writing, he is a full-time Pricing Analyst and an avid reader.
He lives in Parker, Colorado with his wife of 11 years, and two sons. In what little free time he has remaining, he is usually busy brewing his own beer, and crafting his own wine.

My Review: If you put together knights, goblins, elves, orcs, dwarfs, minotaurs, wizards, time travel and a nice love story, nothing can go wrong. And the author plays with those ingredients with mastery. The result is a plot that hooks any reader from the first page.
A young knight regains conscience after being rescued by goblins, but have no recollection of who he is. Taken to the Lord of the city Havenbrook, he is suggested to search for a wizard, who might be able to give him his memory back. The Lord sends his daughter as a guide and they start a journey that will group together some unusual companions. In the center of the story you have the orbs, that are seven devices that can give unlimited power to the person who manages to reunite all of them. And a sinister figure is trying to achieve just that, in order to free his master. Even without knowing who he is, the young knight feels he is an important part on the task of preventing that from happening. An his companions also play a role on that.
This is a very well written book, an excellent start of this series that promises to be very exciting and will keep you entertained for hours. Kudos to the author for his results. I hope the second book will not take long to be published!

I received a copy of this book from the author for reviewing and I was not requested to give a positive review. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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