Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Sword and the Dragon

The Sword and the Dragon
M.R. Mathias 

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Note: The smashwords Free Preview/Sample is 100,000 words, over 1/3 of the book.
The Amazon sample is 70 of 700 pages. 
The Sword and the Dragon is a 235,360 word Epic Indie Fantasy:
When the Royal Wizard of Westland poisons the king so that his puppet prince can take the throne and start a continental war, a young squire is forced to run for his life carrying the powerful sword that his dying monarch burdened him with from the death bed.
Two brothers find a magic ring and start on paths to becoming the most powerful sort of enemies, while an evil young sorceress unwillingly falls in love with one of them when he agrees to help her steal a dragon's egg for her father. Her father just happens to be the Royal Wizard, and despite his daughter's feelings, he would love nothing more than to sacrifice the boy!

All of these characters, along with the Wolf King of Wildermont, the Lion Lord of Westland, and a magical hawk named Talon, are on a collision course toward Willa the Witch Queen's palace in the distant kingdom of Highwander. There the very bedrock is formed of the powerful magical substance called Wardstone.

Who are the heroes? And will they get there before the Royal Wizard and his evil hordes do?

Whatever happens, the journey will be spectacular, and the confrontation will be cataclysmic.
Here are some review snippets:
"A fat fantasy, the kind you would expect from a Jordan or Tad Williams. One should not be put off by the price, because even though it is an Indie title, you do get your money's worth." B.V. Larson best selling  author of "Mech" and the "Haven" series.
"The story is told from the points of view of quite a few different characters, from the good guys to the bad guys, and a couple of their animal friends. It has elements from every fantasy novel out there, including the classic tragic hero journey. It kept me interested. I would recommend this to anyone who has read such novels as Lord of the Rings or the Eragon series of books."  Cliff Ball author of "The Usurper"
"Boy, I must say ... I am completely blown away with this novel. Every detail in this book is just breathtaking. My heart was simply on edge, waiting to find out what will happen next in each chapter! This author definitely has a gift here in writing. This book should be made into a movie! I encourage you to read this book. I felt like I was in the story, sitting in the background, standing behind a tree watching the characters in action! This is what a Fantasy read is made of. If this author's next two books to this trilogy will be entertaining as the first one. I guarantee you, you won't be disappointed!" Chimere McKether  5* amazon reviewer

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