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The Bones of the Earth (The Dark Age) [Kindle Edition]

Scott Bury
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Dark Age, eastern Europe: the earth has decided to rid itself of humanity with earthquakes, volcanoes and new plagues. Civilizations, even the mighty Roman Empire, crumble under the pressure of barbarian waves that are fleeing worse terrors.

Rejected by his own people, pursued by a dragon, young Javor heads for Constantinople, the centre of civilization, looking for answers to the puzzle of his great-grandfather's dagger and the murder of his family.

On the ancient, crumbling Roman highway across haunted, deserted Dacia, Javor rescues the beautiful Danisa from a human sacrifice. He cannot help falling in love with her. But Danisa has her own plans, and when she is kidnapped again, Javor has to wonder: what is the connection between his dagger, his lover and his enemies?

About the Author

Scott Bury is a journalist, editor and writer living in Ottawa. His articles have been published in newspapers and magazines in Canada, the US, UK and Australia, including Macworld, the Ottawa Citizen, the Financial Post, Marketing, Canadian Printer, Applied Arts, PEM, Workplace, Advanced Manufacturing and others. His first published fiction is “Sam, the Strawb Part,” a children’s adventure story. It can be published from Amazon.com. All royalties from sales of this story go to Children at Risk, an Ottawa-based charity that supports families of children with autism spectrum disorders. For more information about them, visit http://www.childrenatrisk.ca/ He has also published a short story for free download as an e-pub, Dark Clouds, which is also available from Amazon in e-book format. The Bones of the Earth is his first novel to be published.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 678 KB
  • Print Length: 446 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Written Word Communications Co.; Complete edition edition (22 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006PI0NRG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,599 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Fantasy! 5 Mar 2012
By E.L.S.
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't usually read fantasy, but after this novel it's a genre I'll explore more. Scott Bury is a talented storyteller and had clearly done his homework before launching into this one. His writing is solid and vivid. I had no problem picturing setting, mythical creatures, brutal battle scenes, and feeling the emotional turmoil warrior Javor experienced with the loss of his family, betrayal, and other challenges he faced on his quest. Javor is a brilliant character, brave, fierce, loyal, compassionate, and autistic. Yes, the hero is Asperger's. I confirmed this with Bury (@ScottTheWriter) on Twitter. I applaud how thoughtfully and subtly he "shows " Javor's disability. The clues are in how other characters react to Javor and how their reactions dumbfound him. However, this story isn't about Javor overcoming his disability. He is simply who he is: wonderful and heroic.

I have one caution, which I only give because I have seen this novel labeled as Young Adult. It contains explicit sexual content that makes it unsuitable for younger readers, in my opinion. So don't make presumptions based on Javor's age. The Bones Of The Earth is not written for someone his age. It's intended for an adult audience, which I highly recommend it to.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention my favorite scene, which is probably the most epic action scene I have ever read: a battle with a dragon. Talk about vivid! This is a scene that I hope one day to watch wide-eyed on "the big screen" while absently shoveling popcorn into my mouth. Bury sure knows how to choreograph and describe a fight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars holiday reading 27 Feb 2013
By russell
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased this to read on my kindle whilst on a 9 hour plane journey and completed the book during this time
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVELY FANTASY BOOK 2 Oct 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I have absolutely loved this book and I was very sad when I reached the ending. Javor, the main protagonist, is a very special character and it is amazing to see the story and events develop through his eyes. Great book for lovers of both fantasy and historical fiction, based on the decadent era of the Roman Empire.
When the village where Javor lives gets attacked by a hideous creature, Javor's life will change dramatically. Join him in his way to Constantinople, a trip that will be full of dangers, finding enemies, dragons, and other creatures. Little by little, he will learn more about why the events happening are happening like that. People think that Javor is weird, but while you read, you discover why he is so special, and that was something that I loved about this book. It is sweet, it is innocent, and it is completely honest. One of my favourite characters from now on.
I highly recommend this book.
The only bad thing I found, and that's why I removed one star, is that there are many typos and some missing words. It doesn't make the reading difficult, but it can be a bit annoying.
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