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GEMS SWORDS & MAGIC (Gemstone Series Boxed Set - Books 1,2,3)

GEMS SWORDS & MAGIC (Gemstone Series Boxed Set - Books 1,2,3) [Kindle Edition]

J Gordon Smith
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The Gemstone Series chronicles the events leading to the Second Great War in the land of Kentoria.

Sylanna is a thief hiding from the Rubied Assassins in what she thinks is a quiet and isolated monastery. She quickly discovers plotting monks and a secret forge arming a skeletal army, all preparing for a coming war. She must defeat the high priestess Heklai, save the monastery of Zan, and find the others.

Koren is a barbaric warrior that comes to reforge the sword of her father and lead the army of kelvin against Kolomis. Kolomis has amassed a monstrous horde of korlak now threatening the kelvin swamps with swords and ancient deep magic. Can Koren rally the tribes of the swamp in time to repel these vicious invaders?

Maurius is a wizard on a quest for a fabled magical staff rumored to have destroyed the snowy elves in the far North. Harassed by assassins and monsters mostly forgotten to myth since the Old War he is hindered at every turn. What he finds in the frozen North offers hope, but also knowledge of the enormity of the task … and of the danger ahead. The Destiny that is his and his family’s.

Each story is written from the perspective of the main character and can be read in any order. Each character uncovers their own history and destiny in the coming conflict. Will they survive and protect the world from the horrors they see massing?

Books Previously Published
in the Gemstone Series (and included in this boxed set):
The Diamond Coronal
The Black Jewel
The Fire Gem

Book 4 in this series (available separately):
The Blue Crystal

Short Story (Episode # 1.5 in the series, available separately):
Sharp Peril

Works in progress (Books 5, 6, & 7):
The Crimson Furl Trilogy
Chronicle of the events in Second Great War in Kentoria

Official Author web blog:
J Gordon Smith

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1077 KB
  • Print Length: 678 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ayton & Greene Publishing Company (23 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #205,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this series. It was very enjoyable. Couldn't put it down. It's well worth a read. Recommend to anyone
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2.0 out of 5 stars heavy going 5 Aug 2013
By snoble
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just found this series difficult to get into. Persevered to book three then left that book half read. Life is too short to struggle with mediocrity. Feel I gave it a fair chance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Writen 14 Mar 2013
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I thought these 3 books were fantasticly writen what an imagination J Gordon Smith must have. The first book was amazing the second book was nearly as good as the first and i am only half way through the third book and i think it is better than the first. I woul;d like to say thank you to the Author for an out standing read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read for those who like fantasy 17 Feb 2013
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The trilogy was hard to get in to initially as it felt rather bitty and broken up to me, however once you get in to the books they are very good and entertaining. They don't quite have the can't put down factor but that isn't a bad thing as it means it takes slightly longer to read and you can go away and mull over events.

I would recommend this to fantasy lovers, slow start but all in a good read.
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