Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Runes of Issalia Complete Boxed Set: An Epic Fantasy Adventure by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

Runes of Issalia Complete Boxed Set
An Epic Fantasy Adventure
by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

My rating: 5 stars

Complete Runes of Issalia Trilogy
Publisher: Fallbrandt Press (March 21, 2018)
Publication Date: March 21, 2018
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Print Length: 1066 pages
Available from: Amazon
"A classic underdog story, perfect for fans of zero-to-hero tales featuring a cast of teens fighting monsters with swords and sorcery while refusing to bend in the face of tyranny." 

The boxed set includes the entire Runes of Issalia trilogy, including: 

Buried away for centuries, a forgotten magic lurks...waiting to return 

They tell Unchosen, "Accept your fate and you'll be rewarded in the next life." The threat of execution is their recourse. 

Rejecting his role as an outcast, Brock risks his life and obtains a false rune, marking him a member of the Empire's ruling class. Under a veil of deception and backed by natural talent, the teen then schemes his way into a school where the Empire's future leaders are trained. 

Within the Academy, a legendary school of magic, science, politics, and combat, he uncovers secrets kept hidden for centuries - secrets that expose cracks in the foundation of Empire society. Among his discoveries is a long forgotten magic, powerful and dangerous - a magic he is determined to wield. Caught between his continued charade and a desire to tame his frightening new abilities, one misstep on either front could destroy him. 

With the return of a lost magic...comes a dark prophecy. 

As they strive to become Masters within the Ministry, Brock and his friends resume their training at the Academy - an institution founded on magic, science, politics, and combat. However, an expansive web of lies resides within the Ministry, hidden behind a veil of benevolence. The exposure of one such secret forces Brock and his friends to flee the school with their lives in the balance. 

They soon discover that a larger threat that could end everything. Guided by the cryptic words of an ancient prophecy and backed by a forbidden magic they have yet to master, Brock and his companions embark on a quest to retrieve knowledge tied to a long lost throne, knowledge that might save humanity from extinction. 

A destructive magic. An unstoppable army. The final battle to decide the fate of mankind. 

The eastern cities of Issalia lay in ruin, destroyed by an army of monsters so twisted that they devour their victims, dead or alive. Led by a boy named Brock, a group of teens scramble to find a means of stopping this dark force. 
Joined by fierce Tantarri warriors and a squad of raw paladin recruits, Brock leads a band of former slaves to battle. The future of mankind hinges upon a powerful, yet destructive magic...a magic they are still learning to control. 

As foretold in an ancient prophecy, this rag-tag force gathers upon the Tantarri plains, prepared to face an army of giants with vastly superior numbers. All the while, they must remain vigilant against a secret organization within the Ministry - one who will do anything to prevent the return of Chaos.

Runes of Issalia Complete Boxed Set
An Epic Fantasy Adventure
by Jeffrey L. Kohanek 

Runes of Issalia Complete Boxed Set: An Epic Fantasy AdventureEveryone needs heroes to look up to, heroes that admit fear, yet push on against all odds. Mr. Kohanek gives us those heroes in a fantasy trilogy that will make believers out of the power of words when processed through our own imaginations! Powerful storytelling that allows us to live in another world, to feel the awe of new places, the fear of discovery, the determination to stand tall and the heart to set things right!

The RUNES OF ISSALIA Complete Boxed Set is a fabulous trilogy of fantasy that reveals people at their best, worst and most vulnerable as one boy becomes the force for change in the best ways.

Meet your next unsuspecting and unlikely hero. In Brock’s society, individuals are marked to show their status in life, as well as their vocations, talents and gifts. Those left unmarked are the social cast-offs and must rely on thievery, pity and sheer luck to survive. But are they really useless members of society, destined to be worthless and frowned upon?

Brock is “that” boy, the one who is meant for a greatness denied him by the powers that rule. Follow his daring journey, his “education” at the Academy and meet the enemies as well as friends he has made along the way. Feel his confusion at the discovery of his “power” and what it means, how he uses it and how, even he can make mistakes.

Heroes will fall, betrayal will come from ones that should be protectors and the group’s untamed powers will threaten to explode as new allies join forces to staunch the evil hordes that raise their murderous numbers in a bloodbath of terror and fear.

I felt my heart break, race and thrill within the kaleidoscope of each tension-filled scene. Heroes are not born, they are made from circumstance and the true ones rise to the occasion regardless of the obstacles and unknown darkness placed in their path. They share in the unasked for glory and Jeffrey L. Kohanek imbued his characters with the grace of true heroes. Pick up this series, for you or a young adult, you’ll thank Mr. Kohanek for writing this amazing fantasy.

I received a complimentary copy of THE BURIED SYMBOL , THE EMBLEM THRONE & AN EMPIRE IN RUNES from Jeffrey L. Kohanek!

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