Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Book "The Rising Past" by J.G.Gatewood"

About the Book: Raythum Stormdragon has a problem. The orbs he swore an oath to protect are disappearing, weakening the prison of a nefarious demon, and his brother is to blame. It’s only a matter of time before he must choose between the nation he loves, Askabar, or his brother who is determined to destroy it.
Long ago, a wizard who valued power and control more than the life, walked the planet. Killing and conquering to suit his own needs, he plunged the entire world into chaos. With the assistance of the Elves of Ferrindale, the conclave of Havenbrook creates seven orbs to imprison the wizard and stop his rampage. After the battle, the orbs were scattered throughout the world. An elite order of soldiers exists to protect them, known as the Keepers of the Orbs, and Raythum is their leader.
If the seven orbs are combined, the prison will unlock and the wizard will walk free, plunging the world into ruin. Raythum knows this is his brother’s intention, and he follows him 130 years into the past. With two orbs already in his brother’s control, Raythum must unite all of the nations of Askabar to stand against him.
The only problem? He is half a continent away, and must use his relationship with the Elves and Dwarves—a relationship built in the future that doesn’t exist yet—to reach his brother before he captures any of the remaining orbs. With time running out, Raythum must decide.

About the Author: J.G. Gatewood is the author of the Keepers of the Orbs Fantasy Series. So far the prequel, The Unknown Man, has been completed and self-published on Amazon. Book 1, The Rising Past is currently being queried to agents.
When J.G. Gatewood is not writing, he is a full-time Subject Matter Expert and an avid reader.
He lives in Parker, Colorado with his wife of 13 years, and two sons. In what little free time he has remaining, he is usually busy brewing his own beer, crafting his own wine or enjoying a fine cigar.

My Review: After reading the prequel for this book, "The Unknown Man", I was really hooked into the style of this author. He is an excellent storyteller. And the plot he came up with is amazingly entertaining. Full of action, this book describes the story of Raythum Stormdragon, the heir of Havenbrook. All the characters he created are full of life. The environment is richly described. Our hero swore an oath to protect the orbs, created to keep a very powerful wizard imprisoned. But his older brother moved to the "dark side" and is trying to re-unit the orbs and set free that wizard. All the conflicts and battles involving dwarves, elves, and other races are very intensely described and it feels like we are in the middle of the action.
Kudos to the author! This book has all the ingredients to be an instant best seller. Romance, time travel, heroic battles, friendship, dragons, elves, dwarves, all the good stuff that will keep you entertained for hours!
I recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that likes a very well written fantasy.

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