Friday, February 20, 2015

The Call of Agon by Dean F. Wilson (The Children of Telm #1)

The Call of Agon
by Dean F. Wilson

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The Children of Telm - Book 1
Publication Date: February 19, 2013
Publisher: Dioscuri Press
Genre: Historical Epic Fantasy
Print Length: 384 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

THE LAST LINE. THE LAST WORDS. THE LAST CHANCE.

Ifferon is one of the last in the bloodline of the dead god Telm, who mated with mortal women, and who imprisoned the Beast Agon in the Underworld. Armed with a connection to the estranged gods in the Overworld and a scroll bearing Telm's powerful dying words, he is tasked with ensuring the god's vital legacy: that Agon remain vanquished.

Fear forces Ifferon to abandon his duty, but terror restores his quest when the forces of Agon find his hideaway in an isolated coastal monastery. Weighed down by the worries of the world, but lifted up by the companions he encounters along the way, Ifferon embarks on a journey that encompasses the struggles of many peoples, the siege of many lands, and discoveries that could bring hope to some—or doom to all.


The Call of Agon (The Children of Telm, #1)My Review
The Call of Agon by Dean F. Wilson

His task seems insurmountable, but Ifferon must assure that an ancient, yet powerful monster, Agnon remains entrapped in his eternal prison. His weapons? Powerful blood flows through his veins, he has a sacred scroll from the god Telm and he knows his mission can NOT fail. But is that knowledge a help or will it be his downfall as the weight of his quest bears down on him. They say there is power in knowledge and in friendships, when the time comes, will Ifferon’s journey end in victory with his allies by his side or will his journey first teach him about life, people and more importantly, himself?

Dean F. Wilson’s The Call of Agon is a fantasy lover’s dream as he paints a world filled with myth and mystery in the classic battle of good vs evil. Ifferon struggles with the pressures placed on him. Through Mr. Dean’s words, the emotional turmoil sparks the air with tension as we follow Ifferon’s journey, his struggles and the often bitter discoveries he makes of the world around him as he follows the path the gods, the world and destiny need him to.

I started this tale, standing alone on a blank canvas, but quickly Dean F. Wilson filled his canvas with color, places, people and his own brand of magic. I was traveling with Ifferon every step of the way from his flight for safety to his march to destiny and battle against the vile forces of Agon’s minions. Will Ifferon have what it takes to from deep within to stand as defender and victor?

I was so deep into this world I found completely returning to reality difficult as I revisited and pondered those special passages that seem to be saying something more, something deeper. Mr.Wilson knows how to connect with his audience and keep them enthralled, without a doubt! Not for the reader who wants a fast read, but for one who wants to live each moment in a world far away from our reality.




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