A Circle of Iron (Eldernost: Book 1)

A Circle of Iron (Eldernost: Book 1)

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by Greg Benage
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033269020
Publisher:
Greg Benage
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
646,503
File size:
258 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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A Circle of Iron (Eldernost: Book 1) 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 105 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was well written and engaging. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needed some more char. development, but for a short free story it was good.
Needlehawk More than 1 year ago
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.
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Ok i read this.... almost 3 years ago now. Where is the next book? Is it even coming?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely done. Good storyline. A bit predictable except for what we learn in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can not wait for the next book. Kept me intrigued the whole way.
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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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Zeri More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed this very much. was a good read. lots of action. im eager to read more of this series.
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Is there a second book or not on the nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantstic quick read, definitely worth the time
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