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Windcatcher (Stone War Chronicles #1) by A.J. Norfield
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by A.J. Norfield

My rating: 4.5 stars

Series: Stone War Chronicles - Book 1
Publisher: LowSea Publishing; 2 edition (October 29, 2015)
Publication Date: October 29, 2015
ISBN: 9082494515
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 333 pages
Available from: Amazon

Far away from home, under the command of his brother, Raylan and his squad must retrieve an ancient relic stolen from their kingdom’s trading partner—the Tiankong Empire.

Traveling deep into unknown enemy territory to complete their mission, Raylan learns that the ancient relic holds unexpected life; a creature buried in legends, one not seen in their world for more than two hundred years.

With their enemies closing in, Raylan and his friends search, desperately, for a safe way home. Danger lurks around every corner: Warriors larger than any man, predators stalking them through the night and soldiers determined to hunt them down. Leaving them all little choice, except to keep moving as they plot—and fight—their way back to those awaiting their return.

Windcatcher (Stone War Chronicles #1) by A.J. Norfield

Windcatcher (Stone War Chronicles, #1)Prepare to leave the mundane world behind and set out on a quest to retrieve a stolen, ancient relic. Follow along as author A.J. Norfield deftly builds his world, one filled with ominous beasts, treachery and danger at every turn as they bring back the relic only to discover that ancient myths and legends are true and that this relic is the bearer of a life long thought gone from the face of the world. The relic? A dragon egg, its hidden prize? A dragon, long thought extinct.

Now a young fledgling, Galirras finds growing up while on the run to be as difficult as it is to those who protect him, but because of him, this tale becomes an epic journey and a desperate battle for life and the safety of home. Heroes will die, the battles are brutal, and the villains spare nothing in their pleasure of torture, humiliation and pain.

Windcatcher is what epic fantasy should be, filled with action and edge of your seat tension along with heartbreaking moments, moments of simple smiles as a dragon comes of age and assumes the role of warrior alongside his saviors. A.J. Norfield has told his tale in true to fantasy style, overlooking and describing each scene with clarity and just the right amount of detail. Feel the winds, the heat of battle, the arduous journey and watch as time goes by, hour by hour, mile by mile. Endure each battle, the sacrifices made and understand just how evil and small-minded people can be. Face it, humans are flawed and never is that more obvious than when good battles evil and evil remains slightly veiled.

Whether you are an intense epic fantasy fan or just trying some out, this is good place to start, with a few twists that may surprise you as this author’s strength of writing boldly pounds out a memorable tale…

I received this copy from A.J. Norfield in exchange for my honest review.

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