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**First published on June 26th, 2013. Re-Posted for our TBT Review.
The Eric Elmoor Saga, #1
~By: Thomas A. Meyers
~Released: December 6th, 2012
~Length: 260 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure
Fifteen year old Eric Elmoor has always felt like an outcast; ceaselessly teased about his unusual purple eyes, never fitting into any particular group at school, raised only by his mother since his father died inexplicably when he was only a small child. But when three warlocks simultaneously attack the three biggest cities in all of Novogard, Eric is taken on a journey to the elf homeland where the secrets of his mysterious origins will be revealed and the power within him unleashed...and a forbidden relationship with the chieftain's goddaughter begins.
With the warlocks and their hellish horde now threatening the borders of the elvish lands, Eric must find the courage to make a stand and face the one who murdered his father in the vain hope of saving all of Novogard from utter ruin.
The characters created in this story are both original and nostalgic. Full of timeless classics in the fantasy genre, with tweaks and quirks to make them original, the creatures that fill this book leave the imagination whirling. The main characters are simply wonderful, all full of distinctive personalities and whit, they take the reader on a fantastic adventure.
One thing I loved about this story, is the depth of the challenge the main characters face, and the real-life struggles they deal with. Forced to choose between the bravery to do what's right and survival, they engage in a familiar good vs bad, light vs dark battle, where you're pulled into their struggle, and left wanting more.
Being the first book in a series, it does a wonderful job of introducing the characters and background story, while still being an action and adventure-packed book. The writing is quick, smooth, and entertaining. With as much humor as action, it is sure to satisfy any reader.
This is certainly a book I recommend, especially to any fan of Lord of the Rings or similar stories, and is a series I'll be excited to continue reading.
*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.
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