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A Dream of Storms, In the Shadow of the Black Sun: Book One
     

A Dream of Storms, In the Shadow of the Black Sun: Book One

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by William Kenney
 

Twelve years ago, The Battle of the Black Sun had left Hagan scarred inside. The scent of blood and the incessant ring of steel were etched in his mind. Though his sword had turned the tides, he had sworn off war and become a recluse, retiring to the hills above his hometown of Lauden and turning to drink. He had hoped to be forgotten. The world would not let him

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Twelve years ago, The Battle of the Black Sun had left Hagan scarred inside. The scent of blood and the incessant ring of steel were etched in his mind. Though his sword had turned the tides, he had sworn off war and become a recluse, retiring to the hills above his hometown of Lauden and turning to drink. He had hoped to be forgotten. The world would not let him forget the oath that he had sworn in his youth, however, and an honorable Stone Troll named Gorin was sent to convince Hagan to honor it. Councilcrane, the ruling body of mages, had summoned him to the city of Harquinn and Hagan knew that the threat of war from across The Edge must have returned.

Gorin brought ill tidings. Autumn had never come to Elfwhere, but the leaves had begun to fall, foretelling the return of the dark lord Mournenhile, thought destroyed all those years ago. Like an ungodly pairing of bat and wolf, Mournenhile's army of Pith have swarmed into the Elven forest bent on their utter destruction.

Reluctantly, Hagan must once more step into the horrors of war and offer his blade to the cause. Joined by his inexperienced younger brother, D'Pharin and a small group of new companions (Vasparian, an Elf that served with Hagan under the Black Sun, Windenn, the Woodwarden and Shindire, the haughty Elf from across The Sleeping Sea) he sets off for the ancient city of Harquinn with a heavy heart.

What will the mages ask of him this time? Memories of atrocities committed in the name of Harquinn flooded back into his mind.

Can he become the hero that he once was, redeeming himself and driving back the horrific creatures within the armies of Mournenhile?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011503092
Publisher:
William Kenney
Publication date:
09/03/2011
Series:
In the Shadow of the Black Sun , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
295,366
File size:
413 KB

Meet the Author

William Kenney is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He writes mainly dark epic fantasy and has also written in the horror genre. Kenney began writing while in high school, trying his hand at novels in the science fiction and fantasy genre. After reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, he began to focus on epic fantasy. In the year 2000 Kenney wrote A Dream of Storms, the first book of the In the Shadow of the Black Sun trilogy. This book was eventually published in July of 2011, with its sequel Shards of S'Darin being released a year later. 2014 saw the release of the final book in the trilogy called Mournenhile. William Kenney has also written 2 books in his Tales of Embremere series aimed at younger readers. Book one is entitled Embremere, with Return to Embremere being its sequel. Kenney has also published a horror novella called Undergrowth as an homage to H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. William Kenney is also an accomplished artist, having painted the covers to his own books as well as many by independent authors. He currently lives in the St. Louis area, is married and has two children. Twitter- @WilliamJKenney Blog- AuthorWilliamKenney.blogspot.com Writers Circle- SkulldustCircle.blogspot.com Visit the Facebook page for A Dream of Storms at http://www.facebook.com/ADreamofStorms

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A Dream of Storms, In the Shadow of the Black Sun: Book One 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Nana_O_7 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this; would recommend it to readers of any age. Very engrossing, it takes you through a number of relationships and you are pulled into all of them. The characters are well thought out and delved into so you care about them without being bored or drug out. I am anxiously awaiting the next one! Bought it for my ereader, am buying the hard copy!
BoekiesBookReview More than 1 year ago
A Dream of Storms by William Kenney is a wonderful book that is highly entertaining. I am not much of a fantasy reader unless it's paranormal fantasy, but I really found this book fascinating. The cover art is fantastic and it really matches the story which I can't say for most novels. Overall, I found the writing great and the characters are well written. You know it's a good book when the characters are what really drive the adventure. This a great start for a series and I look forward to reading the next book!
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Gary_F_Vanucci More than 1 year ago
I have read a good deal of fantasy in my life and I will tell you that A Dream of Storms is not what I expected. Honestly, it was better. There are many things to keep going in any fantasy genre to suspend your belief for a few moments here and there and William does it like a pro. This novel is on par with anything in the genre for sale today in my opinion. His characters have depth, emotion, and motivations and the journey is worth it. From the beginning, William pulls you in with vivid imagery, emotional scenes and likeable characters. One thing I look for a fellow writer is characters with which you can relate on certain levels and William does this nicely. Even more of a credit to his writing is the details of landscapes and settings. His scenes and descriptions paint a picture of imaginative storytelling on par with the best of the best. His story takes twists and turns that are a bit out of the ordinary and add to the overall enjoyment of the story’s progression. Just when you assume you understand a character’s motivations, he tosses in a twist that throws you for a loop! All of the characters are well-written and unique, with as much depth as is necessary, which is to Mr. Kenney’s credit. Trying to keep everything straight in an imaginary world can be a challenging task and he does this flawlessly. I will not spoil the ending of book 1, but it certainly is a cliff hanger! I am looking forward to breaking out book 2, which he just released called Shards of S’Darin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago