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Legacy of the Abandoned One (The Glass Apple Book 4)

Legacy of the Abandoned One (The Glass Apple Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Franks
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Anna is fourteen. She has been for thousands of years. For most of those years she had Slumbered in the South, her beloved People keeping her safe, keeping her hidden, while all the while adding to her legends.
Then the Medb had come.
A terrifying creature, only half remembered from her childhood, awakening her, whispering at her, counselling her in a voice so disturbing, and yet so hauntingly familiar. Anna is reminded of another face from her distant past, The Abandoned One. He’d given her something. Something out of time itself. Something she had to hide, to keep safe regardless of consideration for her own safety. Now others sought this precious object, and she’d been called forth once more to protect her adoptive People, to safeguard their heritage. A journey north is begun.
Her only strength is her three books, brought with her from their hiding place in the South, giving her access to powers she scarcely understands or controls.
The Medb would teach her, she said.
On one condition.
Trust no one.

In the everyday world, only a few years have passed since Chogan abandoned his children. In his own personal history, hundreds of years have now gone by. His children, dead now by the hand of the Medb, are distant memories. His Travelling has brought about many changes in him. His bitterness has faded, and he has a new wife and a new child.
His life, finally, has purpose.
But history can only be ignored, not forgotten.
And when a face from his father’s past intrudes upon his new life, he is forced to face his history once more, and the consequences of his estrangement from his father begin to burn brightly.
Reluctantly, he joins forces with names and faces from a resented past, and a journey north to an island in Mahone Bay, off the coast of Canada, is begun.
Can a past mistake be corrected?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 938 KB
  • Print Length: 487 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JH3F6JQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #197,770 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Robert Franks was born in norfolk, England. His father was a dairy farmer, his mother a nurse and his sister a frequent sparring partner. Brought up in the middle of the Norfolk countryside, he grew up with JRR Tolkein, Anne Macaffrey and Alan Dean foster for company. Oh, and 12 dachshunds, a welsh collie, two pekinese, a great dane, two bassett hounds, innumerable farm cats, a rabbit hutch of both rabbits and guineapigs,a golden pheasant, some chickens and a rather cantankerous old goose.
He wrote from an early age, completing his first full length novel at the age of 15. It was never published, but certain characters never went away, and have resurfaced in his most recent books, The Glass Apple Series.
He worked as a shop manager for many years, and his writing was put, for the main part, to one side.
The first three chapters of The Glass Apple were finished way back in 1997, but again work took priority. In the winter of 2009, he was made redundant when his shop was closed. Since then he has returned to his first love, writing.
The first three books of the Glass Apple series (The Glass Apple; Spider's Web; Song of the Shaman) are all already available in both paperback (via Amazon, Waterstone, Barnes & Noble, WHSmith, Angus & Robertson) and kindle form, with the 4th (Legacy of the Abandoned One) due for release 2014. The 5th book, Child of Mount Pelion, is scheduled for release 2015/16

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Once again we are split between worlds, looking in on the lives of the Crowanhawk children and their strange assortment of friends Only this time the stories that are being told are filled with death and destruction. The Medb is gaining power and her influence over the many worlds of the multiverse is gaining momentum. Time is drawing worlds and story lines together and something 'big' is about to happen.

The level of action and adventure has certainly been cranked up a notch or two in this latest instalment of the Glass Apple series. As the reader you find yourself wondering just who will remain standing at the end of the book. Jason and Kylie are still several millennia away from their grandfather; finding their perceptions influenced from unlikely sources, leaving brother and sister at odds with each other. Jason cast out from his body and sent into a parallel world; living a lifetime in only one day, growing into a man in a dangerous world under the control of the Medb. Returning to his injured body in a tribal longhouse, waking to discover that he remains a child grieving for a sister that he watched die, yet who sits by his bed as he wakes.Their grandfather a fugitive from the US Government and Homeland Security racing towards his own destiny seemingly leaving a trail of death and destruction in his wake. There are more twists in this tale than there has a right to be, but so intricately are the story lines woven that the tapestry they weave is perfectly formed.

I would suggest than anyone wanting to read this book first reads the other books in the series, as only then will they understand what a feat of storytelling this truly is.

I have only one criticism and that is related to spelling errors, something that the author really needs to get ironed out before book 5 is published.
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4.0 out of 5 stars World mythologies woven together 5 May 2014
By Ignite TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is the fourth book in the Glass Apple series and takes the reader through time and across worlds. We find our characters from different ages and places who meet and do not recognise one another. We are tricked into doubting that some of our heroes are acting for the good of all. It’s a massive story arc and is still not finished. Some of the characters are very easy to become involved with and one or two I’d like to slap!

The author weaves world mythologies together into a fascinating fabric, although I sometimes find myself lost as to which world or time people are acting in. It’s an ambitious piece of fantasy writing and I always enjoy it. The only downside is that unless you’ve followed the Glass Apple series to this point, you will not be able to make anything of the happenings here. If you’re an addict – you’ll be in Fantasy Heaven!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a phanomenal seies 28 Aug 2014
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At the age of 64 been a reader all my life and after reading this series of glass apple I must say it is up there among the greatest reads I have ever had. I was really sorry it finished. Please continue to write more of same. What a great imagination. I congratulate you. Fantastic
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 1 Aug 2014
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What another fab read.
Have thoroughly enjoyed this instalment & I'm sad it's the last book.
Highly recommended to all.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 22 Oct 2014
By Wendy
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I read the previous books, and I'm afraid that I think the storyline deteriorated each book.

This book was so confusing - jumping from one world to another and the content was (as far as I'm concerned) a bit silly. Again, the usual errors - spelling, grammar etc etc, which are irritating.

If there is another book, I won't be reading it. I'm disappointed as the first book was enjoyable, but it was slowly downhill from there for me. I wouldn't recommend these books and I'll probably not read any more by this author.
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