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FARRIER (Keepers of Kwellevonne Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

J. K. Swift
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  • Length: 36 pages (estimated)
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Book Description


NOTE:
This title can also be purchased as part of the 2-volume set "FARRIER & WARDER" (ASIN# B00F14X6H4).

"Who better to entrust a vile weapon to than someone who abhors the very thought of violence?"


Deenah's quiet life as an apprentice healer in the small village of Brae's Creek has come to an end. She can never go back. After fleeing through the wilds for days, she finds herself on the outskirts of Tablat, a frontier town full of thieves, murderers, and halfbreeds. Exhausted and hungry, she has no choice but to enter.

But she is not alone. And that thought terrifies her more than anything.


FARRIER: Keepers of Kwellevonne Volume 2
A Short Story Series by J. K. Swift

Includes a "Sneak Peak" of Volume 3 in the Keepers of Kwellevonne series:
FARRIER: 9,000 words (approx. 27-36 pages)
WARDER "Sneak Peek": 1,200 words


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 304 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: UE Publishing Co. (14 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006XNVI90
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #293,036 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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J. K. Swift lives in a log house well off the beaten path in central B.C., Canada. He is the author of "The Forest Knights" novels (http://theforestknights.com), which are set in medieval Switzerland. He has worked as a school teacher, jailhouse guard, Japanese translator, log peeler, accountant, martial arts instructor, massage therapist, technical editor, and has called a few Bingo games. He gets his story ideas while traveling in Europe, feeding his chickens, and cutting wood.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 12 Feb. 2013
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The only fault I can say about this book is that it was far too short. A wonderful story which I read very quickly. Please write some more Keepers of Kwellevonne books,
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5.0 out of 5 stars good authers 2 July 2013
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what can i say this writer has got a great gift at telling stories i just hope he keeps writing
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 20 July 2014
By raymond
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Well written and with some nice twists
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good second installment in this series 15 April 2012
By Casandra Perry - Published on Amazon.com
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Farrier is basically a long chapter in the serial novel Keepers of Kwellevonne. It continues the story of the healer's apprentice Deenah as she travels, seeking a sword capable of destroying the cursed sword, Kwellevonne. In this installment, Deenah's horse has come up lame, and she spends an interlude in a rough frontier town called Tablat. The other main character in this installment is Marcus the farrier.

Few, if any, grammatical mistakes or spelling errors. Good characterization though it feels a bit rushed. There is one point where Deenah finds herself in the midst of unsavoury characters, for example, but it seems very, very shallowly developed. Just a bit more elaboration would have really given us a sense of her growing unease. It's a question of show, not tell, that is just missed. Another encounter, with a priest of the as-yet-unnamed religion could also use some expanding. Finally, the interlude with Marcus, the farrier, was another missed opportunity to provide more information and really round out a scene. For example, there is a woman who is, I assume, the owner of the public baths that are heated by Marcus' forge. She comes into the scene having cleaned Deenah's travel-stained clothing, but we are not really introduced to her. Simple details, like her name, or a description, or a bit of dialogue would have changed this from a "tell" moment to a "show" moment.

This installment was not as long as the first. I liked it, though, so I give it 4 stars. Unfortunately, this *just* came out a few days ago, so I guess I have to wait a long time for part three, Warder :-D .

I hope you don't think I am being nitpicky with this review. I truly am enjoying the story of Deenah and her quest. I am eager to learn more of her backstory, which is being revealed in drips and drabs as we progress. I hope Ms. Swift takes my comments as intended which is to provide my honest feedback about areas where a "good" story could turn into a "great" story.

Overall:
plot 5/5
flow 5/5
characterizations/rising action 3/5

Recommended. No cursing or blatant bad behavior, though unsavoury motives are strongly hinted at when she first arrives in town.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dont Be Fooled $3 for about 30 min of reading 25 Mar. 2014
By M. Richardson - Published on Amazon.com
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Short story really means small parts of one story that yo overpay for to read the thing. I would take a guess that this would like be a $25 in total cost for an average sized paperback.

Note this is not my first book by Swift but it will be my last. Not a bad author, decent actually, but someone should have suggested not to market short chunks of one decent story this way.
5.0 out of 5 stars Farrier 9 July 2013
By Terry - Published on Amazon.com
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I read so many books trying to get a different spin, this one was great, I loved every minute of it and couldn't put it down. I almost made myself late for work trying to get to the next chapter.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 28 Feb. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a great read and I wish it was longer! I can't wait for the sequels to come out.
3.0 out of 5 stars Farrier 20 Jan. 2013
By Darrell Cole - Published on Amazon.com
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Story was too short. Development of characters was absent. Not up to the authors usual style. Just saying my 2 cents worth
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