A Circle of Iron (Eldernost: Book 1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

In all the lands of the Old Empire, no one knows more about killing wights than Caleb Thorn. The bounty-hunter has taken blood-drinkers in the timber camps, where loggers and alchemists harvest magic from the ancient trees. He’s hunted them in the villages that lie in the shadow of the Greenwell, and pursued them in the deep wood. Only Eldernost is off-limits, the fallen city where wights haunt the dark places like ghosts in the ruins.

But Eldernost is rich in magic, and the ...

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A Circle of Iron (Eldernost: Book 1)

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Overview

In all the lands of the Old Empire, no one knows more about killing wights than Caleb Thorn. The bounty-hunter has taken blood-drinkers in the timber camps, where loggers and alchemists harvest magic from the ancient trees. He’s hunted them in the villages that lie in the shadow of the Greenwell, and pursued them in the deep wood. Only Eldernost is off-limits, the fallen city where wights haunt the dark places like ghosts in the ruins.

But Eldernost is rich in magic, and the local lord’s wealth and power depend on his ability to protect the scavengers who plunder the city’s treasures in his service. Given a choice between the hangman's noose and the ruins, Thorn is forced to venture into the city to confront the notorious wight raider known as Redmourn. Amidst the crumbling remnants of a lost age, Thorn must face the demons of his own troubled past if he is to find the strength to protect those he cares about most.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033269020
  • Publisher: Greg Benage
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,023
  • File size: 253 KB

Meet the Author

Greg Benage lives with his wife, Maria, in Atlanta, Georgia. When he's not creating stories, Benage creates spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations as a product manager for one of the largest commercial banks in the U.S.


Writing as Cameron Haley, he is the author of The Underworld Cycle, an urban fantasy series from Luna Books. MOB RULES, SKELETON CREW and the novella "Retribution" in the HARVEST MOON anthology are available in print and digital at fine bookstores everywhere.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Excellemt story

    Excellent story! It really made you want to find out more about the characters, the background and the history. I can see this being woven into a great series and cannot wait for more. Yes it was short abiut 240 pages but pulled you in. I enjoyed it...

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    Pretty good

    It will be interesting to see where the author goes with tthis story. I personally think the background of each character could have been drawn out in future books, just giving us glimpses now, and this one devoted to more detail in the hunting, atmosphere, and character development. I was really pleased,though, to have come across this short story in B&N's library.

    The author could have used some editing in a few places. His language is well-used for the most part, so when the word "tit" is used so casually in a couple of places instead of "breast", it's kind of jarring and very off-putting. Things like that will jar me out of the story and lessen my enjoyment of the actual story line.

    All in all, very good.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Avidfantasyreader

    Short, 180 pages. This is a gripping first novel or short story in a series. Humans against blood sucking wights on a foreign world. Are the wights the monsters, or are we. Exciting and strangly engrossing. I loved it. Needs an editor

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Decent read

    Three stars. I would read it again for details missed. Story was ok but predictable. Writing style was engaging, i finished it without switching to something else.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Great read.

    This was well written and engaging. I look forward to reading more from this author.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    cussing

    Dont read this book there is a lot of cussing

    3 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Not bad at all.

    Needed some more char. development, but for a short free story it was good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2012

    A very interesting world with humans pitted against blood-suckin

    A very interesting world with humans pitted against blood-sucking
    wights. They are definitely the bad guys, or are they? Benage presents a
    world where magic is fading and humans squabble over the magical
    remnants that are left among wight-infested ruins. My only complaints
    would be the shortness of the book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Loved it

    Looking forward to the next book!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Has potential...

    The characters are interesting, the world intriguing, and the concept is inventive, but it could have been so much better had the author elaborated on them. It needs so much more detail to be a good book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Awesome... but

    Ok i read this.... almost 3 years ago now. Where is the next book? Is it even coming?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Nice quick read

    Nicely done. Good storyline. A bit predictable except for what we learn in the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Loved it

    Can not wait for the next book. Kept me intrigued the whole way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    A good quick read

    75 pages is a quick read, but there is decent character exposition. A quick story but well worth the time it took to read. Looking forward to the second in the series.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    very entertaining

    i enjoyed this very much. was a good read. lots of action. im eager to read more of this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    BOOK 2?

    Is there a second book or not on the nook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Thumbs up!

    Fantstic quick read, definitely worth the time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    @ "Please help me!!!" Post below

    I wanted to dl this book and take a look at some reviews.. and then i saw that post. Is that a joke post? If it isn't im sorry but thats unbelievably.. i cant even find a word.. juvenile, for lack of a better one. Youre complaining about a 5 THOUSAND $ allowance!? My family is so poor i never got an allowance. We can barely buy food, and im sorry but that post disgusted me enough to write this...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Very enjoyable

    If you love d&d type stories you will love this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Interesting

    Gory and gross...just what you need in a horror story.

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