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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #505,950 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Ruins on Stone Hill (Heroes of Ravenford Book 1) Kindle Edition
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There are four heroes, a Halfling, more than capable of slitting the throats of monsters twenty times his size by using his brain, a human, an elf, and a gnome. The challenge is to protect Ravenford from the numerous assorted villains. How the heroes attempt it, and whether they succeed… read it and see, but if you’re in charge of the cooking, send somebody out for a pizza.
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I like the strange combination of characters of different spices, most authors would of had these guys at each other throats instead of developing strong bonds of friendships, very unusual.
There is plenty of action and allot of extremely lucky saves keeping the group moving to different adventures.
Entising enough to move on to book 2 and book 2 very reasonable at $1.99
I so want to blurt out the details but that would spoil it. The ending is most satisfying and wraps up what needs to be wrapped but the author definitely dangles a carrot that leaves you wanting the next installment in the series. This book is unique and entertaining. It reminded me of years ago in my youth when I played Bards Tale or D&D. The book will bring alive Old School Fantasy Sword and Sorcery like you haven't read in a long time.
I appreciate that this was written for the YA crowd, but I'd like to say that as a fifty something I loved it cover to cover.
I have purchased the next two in the series and am glad that I have one more day in the weekend to put a dent into them.
Five Stars - all the way
The book reminded me of Dungeons and Dragons (which I will admit I played once or twice many, many years ago). But Spirit brought the characters to life with wit and humor.
I saw some reviewers wished for more romance, but I thought The Ruins on Stone Hill was exactly as advertised—a fantasy adventure. Much like Tolkien, Spirit does not concentrate on romance, although there are few hints of it here and there. That suited me just fine; I didn’t feel romance would add anything to the story.
Another reviewer mentioned the lack of strong female characters. Now I am a big fan of books with strong lead female characters. But to be honest, I prefer that type of book when written by a female author. I had no problem with any of Spirit’s female characters—they weren’t simpering, wimpy idiots by any means. They simply weren’t a part of the band of warriors (his main characters). I didn’t miss having a woman in the warrior group. His characters, male and female, were rich and multi-dimensional.
At times, I felt the word choice and speech patterns were inconsistent with the medieval fantasy setting, but overall this didn’t detract from the engaging story. He hooked me enough to want to read the rest of the series. (And as busy as I am, that’s saying a lot!)
If you like clean, action, fantasy adventure with elves, wizards, orcs, and a variety of other less familiar fantastical creatures, you’ll love this book.