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Scarlet Quest: Fables of Odealeous [Paperback]

A.J. Martinez
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1 Dec 2013

Do you love fantasy novels like Lord Of The Rings, Game Of Thrones and The Hobbit.

Then Scarlet Quest will have you at the tip of your seat, with elemental magic, summoning spirits and mind blowing sword fights.

Auron Fox is the leader of the band of the fox. For so many years he has been living in a hidden village on the outskirts of his country. When his old friends frame him, the king of Burnahdujf invades Auron's village for murdering the prince. Instead killing Auron, the king decides to punish him by sending him on an unpleasant journey to find a jewel that could bring chaos.

Auron desperately hopes to return alive as he fights dangerous foes with his elemental magic and summoning spirits. The king threatens to destroy Auron's village and his people if he fails to bring the magic jewel. However, will the king keep his oath? As hope fades, Auron races to save the people he loves and get his revenge.

Grab a copy today and enter the world of Odealeous


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  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (1 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493792563
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493792566
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Typical Fantasy Genre 5 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback
I used to read a lot of fantasy novels when I was younger. I don’t read so many these days except when they happen across my desk as this one did.

One of the things that I always liked was the fact that you pretty much knew what you were going to get with a fantasy novel. Boy meets girl, has a run in with a bunch of baddies who get everyone mixed up in some sort of mess that requires sorting out by the hero and heroine. Usually, the boy and girl are evenly matched and the girl is almost always a strong female character, giving a great role model to younger readers today. This book didn’t disappoint in that respect.

My only real criticism was that the author had a habit of changing tense and style mid paragraph, which could be very disconcerting at times.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Scarlet Quest 10 July 2014
By rmframe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Scarlet Quest, part of the World of Odealeous series by A.D. Martinez tells the story of Auron, a mercenary who kills people in order to insure peace and prosperity for his village. The moral quandary that this causes creates inner tension within Auron, as he faces enemies who threaten both him and his village.

This alternate world of Odealeous is set in a medieval like society, but there are other countries with more advanced technology such as Ironside, a city state that is similar to the nineteenth century with magic and unique cultures such as the Amaranth tribe where Auron grew up. The plot line is an exciting adventure in quest for the Crimson Cosmo Jewel, a gem of one of the dragon gods with rumored powers that would allow the reader to dominate the world and perhaps even bring people back from the dead. King Richard certainly hopes that is true as he send Auron to fetch the jewel to revive his deceased son.

Scarlet Quest examines the concepts of peace at any cost, and what makes a tyrant choose his actions. Although King Richard is never a sympathetic character, his actions are based in ideas that are understandable from his point of view. It also shows a band of mercenaries with total loyalty to their leader. It is a fast paced adventure that does not get bogged down with detail. Martinez does a good job of explaining how the element based magic works.

The characters, except for maybe Auron could have been better developed. At times their actions seem rather random because of this lack of development, although I understand that they were being manipulated. Scarlet Quest focuses primarily on the journey of Auron, as he develops the understanding that the mercenary life will not give him the peace he seeks, and as he understands his greater responsibility to Odealeous.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A MAGICAL JEWEL 20 Jun 2014
By gayle pace - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
MY VIEW

I don't normally read a lot of fantasy novels but I was asked to read and review this one, so I went ahead. I had a problem with the book since it was the typical fantasy novel. I as the reader pretty much had it figured out before I finished the book. We have a girl, strong and she meets up with a boy. Then the ones who think they're bad enter. Things become confused and it takes the boy and girl to try to straighten it out. I do like the fact that the author made the girl a strong character. That helps set the young reader's mind that women can be and are strong. They're not the hide behind the man type.

The main character of the story is Auron Fox. The author described him as creepy scary, something just wasn't right about him. During the quest, they searched for a jewel that was magical. The jewel holds a key to the future. Something the mind has yet to encounter. The author's characters seemed to fit the story well. He left the reader with an ending that awed the reader. The book was fairly well written, there were some tense changes here and there, although that didn't hurt the story any. I do believe it needs some editing. I got the vague idea that the jewel was scarlet in color. Without giving away anything, I'd suggest you pick up a copy and read. Draw your own opinion and see if you can find out where the jewel is and can it be retrieved?

I was given a complimentary copy of SCARLET QUEST from the author, A.J. Martinez for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Imaginative Epic Fantasy 30 Jun 2014
By Christine W. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been reading epic fantasy novels for years now, and this book contains one of the most imaginative worlds I've come across so far. The cast of characters is also well thought out and varied, adding to the epic scope of the story. One thing that sets this book apart in the genre is the presence of a strong female protagonist. Too often, women are given secondary and more or less stereotypical roles in fantasy novels, so it was a welcome surprise to encounter a strong main heroine taking part in this tale.

This is a quest-type story, where the main character is set the task of finding a special item, a jewel, to save himself and the people he loves. He is joined in this quest by a varied group of side characters and together they must fight off all sorts of obstacles, including some very interesting magical creatures. The book starts out with heavy action, and the rest of the story is just as fast paced. There were no sections that dragged, and the language flowed nicely throughout. I was easily transported into this magical land, and found myself thinking about the characters, and what would happen next even when I wasn't reading. I also really liked the magical system in this book. It is original and unique, and very well explained.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review, and I recommend it to all fans of the epic fantasy genre!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical Fantasy Novel 5 Jun 2014
By Linda Parkinson-Hardman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I used to read a lot of fantasy novels when I was younger. I don’t read so many these days except when they happen across my desk as this one did.

One of the things that I always liked was the fact that you pretty much knew what you were going to get with a fantasy novel. Boy meets girl, has a run in with a bunch of baddies who get everyone mixed up in some sort of mess that requires sorting out by the hero and heroine. Usually, the boy and girl are evenly matched and the girl is almost always a strong female character, giving a great role model to younger readers today. This book didn’t disappoint in that respect.

My only real criticism was that the author had a habit of changing tense and style mid paragraph, which could be very disconcerting at times.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story 29 July 2013
By Xavion Zenovka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I love this book and hope many more come out in the future it's cheap, and a good read buy it you won't regret it
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