I grew up in a world of magic. By the time I was ten I understood nature, talked to the trees, and listened to the wind. When the kingdom of men conquered my town, I was murdered by one of my own—the betrayer of my kind. But I didn't stay dead.
I woke to find myself in a strange new world called Los Angeles. The only keys to the life I remembered were my father’s ring, my unique abilities, and the onslaught of demons that seemed hell-bent on finding me. Now I must find out who I really am, protect my friends, and get back to my beloved hometown of Orenda.
This is not the kind of book I would've picked to read. That said, I'm glad I gave this book and this amazing story a chance because I LOVED it!
I'm not going to tell you what the book is about you can read it and figure it out yourself, I'm going to tell you what I loved about the book and consequently the author.
The story flows easily and it gives you a clear understanding of the main character and what his journey through a magical world.
The images described are vivid and colorful, incredibly real. Every scene is described in a way that you feel like you're part of the story. The characters are believable, and even though I had a little bit of a hard time at the beginning matching the age of the character with the language used, that didn't take away from the story at any moment.
This book makes a lot of reference to religion and although I understand this is a delicate subject for certain people, we have to look at the big picture. This is a character looking for his place in the world he lives in, searching for his purpose and constantly asking himself questions that us humans, as characters in our own stories looking for our reason to live, are also wondering about.
This is a fantasy book, no doubt, but it's also a well written story by a very intelligent and well spoken author that I would highly recommend. Be brave today and try something new
Meet Rick Chiantaretto
I've often been accused of having done more in my life than the average person my age, but if I were completely honest I'd have to tell you my secret: I'm really 392. So after all this time, I'm a pretty crappy writer. I have one book published but out of print, one coming out soon, and a bunch half written (when you have eternity, where's the reason to rush?). I've been favorably reviewed by horror greats like Nancy Kilpatrick, and my how-to-write-horror articles have been quoted in scholarly (aka community college freshmen's) papers. I enjoy the occasional Bloody Mary, although a Bloody Kathy or Susan will suffice. Mostly, I just try to keep a low profile so people don't figure out who I REALLY am.
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