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Son of the Hero (The Varayan Memoir Book 1)

Son of the Hero (The Varayan Memoir Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rick Shelley

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Gil Tyner has plans for the future: he’s going to be a computer programmer in the bustling technology Mecca of Silicon Valley. And as his 21st birthday approaches, he’s on the cusp of realizing his goals.

But fate has other plans. A note from his mother on his birthday propels Gil into The Buffer Zone, seven magical kingdoms that stand between our world and the realm of the immortal elves.

Gil’s about to learn that plans can change. When destiny calls, he’ll discover that the life he’d imagined and the life he’ll lead will be very different.


Gil Tyner finds himself transported to the buffer zone, the seven magical kingdoms that stand between earth and the realm of the immortal elves.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 544 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. (4 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008HT2VZ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #549,201 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In a word... Great! 26 May 2000
By Kathy Carrington - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've read a lot of SciFi/Fantasy and this series is one of the best. Most of the books being written today have very predictable plot twists; not this one! I agree whole heartedly with the reader from Louisiana - Mr Shelley, please let us know what happens to Gil next!
If you can't find these books in your local used book stores, try Amazon's ... used book location service. I've had good luck with both.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original as it gets... 26 Oct 2004
By A. Oster - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Rick Shelly is masterful in this storytelling. I will always keep this trilogy around till they crumble to dust!

If you havent read them: your dumb. One of my favorite breaks from reality. will reread over and over, and force everyone I know to subject themselves to a slip into the unexpected.

Although written into a corner, I would love it if Mr. Shelly could find a way to bring life back to this idea. We need more in the essence of this first book. Where the other compliment it nicely I feel the first is the best.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this trilogy OVER and OVER! 22 Nov 2003
By Chad Blevins - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I first stumbled across these books over a decade ago. Since then, I have read the series to myself several times. I have also read them outloud to my wife. (She loves my Uncle Parthet voice, ha!)
The author's writing style makes EXTREMELY easy and relaxed reading. A blend of wit, sarcasm, and action make the books FUN FUN FUN!
The story is interesting.
The characters are loveable!
Everything has its place.
I whole heartedly recommend this trilogy! My copies have been passed around among my friends - and everyone agrees - these are GREAT!
My wife is re-reading The Son of the Hero for the third time now!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Books 24 May 2005
By Rhianna Ulrich - Published on
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I first came upon this series at my local library and fell in love with all three books instantly. Ten years later they still remain my favorite books and hold the most coveted spot on my shelf. I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone. The story line is fantastic and carries smoothly through all three books. I love the main character Gil and enjoyed following his quests into Shelly's strange world. The story line is unique and perfect for anyone who enjoys fantasy novels and timetravel-esque books.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book Ever 28 Sep 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
this series is the best set of books I have ever read. I definatly reomend this to anyone who loves to read fantasy books!
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