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The Pillars of Sand (Echoes of Empire Book 3) by [Barnes, Mark T.]
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4.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
Book 3 of 3 in Echoes of Empire (3 Book Series)
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“…if you love epic fantasy and have not tried out this series, you need to pick up The Garden of Stones and give Echoes of Empire a try, because this is a series that is only going to get better and better as Mr. Barnes expands upon it.” —Bookwraiths

“The writing is very well done, very detailed and informative, and well edited. The characters have evolved, developed and have a very real feel to them…This author is one to watch.” —BookReviews&Giveaways.org

“One of the best new fantasy series around…Apart from effectively concluding the current storyline, The Pillars of Sand is a showcase of an author confident in his writing.” —Upcoming4Me

“A living, breathing place filled with details and little touches that make it feel real and lived in.” —Hidden Worlds

“An absolute stunner from beginning to end.” —Escape Reality, Read Fiction!

“Fast paced and action packed. I couldn’t put it down.” —A Creative Mind

“Poetic, lyrical, worlds and species cleverly imagined, and even happier, excellent writing. I am truly enraptured.” —Mallory Heart Reviews

About the Author

Mark T. Barnes was born in Sydney, Australia, in September of 1966. A strong athlete, he was also drawn to the arts at a young age, penning his first short story as a seven-year-old. He worked in finance and advertising and eventually landed satisfying work in information technology, where he continues to manage a freelance organizational change consultancy. In 2005, when Mark was selected to attend the Clarion South residential short story workshop, he began to write with the intention of making it more than a hobby. Since that time, Mark has published a number of short stories, worked as a freelance script editor, and has driven creative consultancy for a television series. The Pillars of Sand is Book Three in the Echoes of Empire series, which also includes The Garden of Stones and The Obsidian Heart.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10060 KB
  • Print Length: 485 pages
  • Publisher: 47North (20 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FQRJLZC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #196,760 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mr Barnes has created a rich and complex world in his Echoes of Empires series, and this third novel adds another rich layer to the story. The story itself continues to wind through the intricate traditions and politics of his creation and has many exciting twists and turns.
When I started reading the series I particularly liked the way that you, as a reader, are treated as a grown up. Terms are introduced without to much explanation and then interwoven through the story to contextualise them so you usually don't need to refer to the glossary for explanations.
However - a word of caution - in this book, I am worried that the author has started to overstretch this as, in addition to people and places, there are now so many terms - names of physical things like (types of sword), schools of learning, schools of warriors and concepts - that trying to keep them all straight is getting to be like learning a whole new language. For me it's important that this aspect of the story telling remain on the right side of being a chore. At the moment its okay (for me) but could easily get too much quickly.
However, overall, another great novel in a wonderful, well written and gloriously realised fantasy world.
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I like the robust logic of a believable fantasy realm

There was nothing I disliked.

The storyline was maintained extremely well with believable characters, both good and very bad!
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This series of stories is brilliant the characters, settings and imagination are second to none more of the same please a magnificent 10 out of 10
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A great story which I found hard to put down. Some unexpected twists. I didn't want to get to the end because I was enjoying it so much.
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Fantastic book from start to finish. Loved the fact it has been left open for another book, highly recommend this to any fantasy fan.
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