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Acadia, Book I: The Lost King and the Goddess of Time
     

Acadia, Book I: The Lost King and the Goddess of Time

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by Ali Naqvi
 

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It was only a nightmare at first, but Damont soon realizes that he can see into the future-a curse he has to live with for being the only son of a king dead for a thousand years, with a mother who is the goddess of time.

A man in black armor with a face as obscure as the shadows mantling him laughs wickedly. Who is he and why does he continue to haunt me,

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It was only a nightmare at first, but Damont soon realizes that he can see into the future-a curse he has to live with for being the only son of a king dead for a thousand years, with a mother who is the goddess of time.

A man in black armor with a face as obscure as the shadows mantling him laughs wickedly. Who is he and why does he continue to haunt me, Damont wonders. Appearing only in his dreams, the man in the black armor stands alone and laughs high as if to mock him while the world around him burns to cinder. "They are not dreams, my son," a voice calls out to him in a vision after the many nightmares-claiming to be his mother whom abandoned him when he was but a child. "They are shards of a broken world to come if you so take the path of your father." If such a path does lie ahead beyond a throne that sits vacant for centuries, with an empire in the east growling for war, then Damont Langörn realizes he has but one choice: follow the visions and seek out the truth lost to both him and the world behind his lineage-but will he be strong enough to face such a malevolent foe of his nightmares?

With a vampire and a sorceress at his side, Damont begins his journey, but such a road is not an easy one to take if the gods themselves do not wish for his return as the king who would unite the world against their existence and bring demise to their very doorstep.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012295767
Publisher:
Ali M. Naqvi
Publication date:
04/02/2011
Series:
The Second Great War , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
350 KB

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Meet the Author

Ali M. Naqvi became inspired about writing and fell in love with the genre of Science Fiction & Fantasy when he first read the copy of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park during his fifth year in elementary school. Taking after the style of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and of George R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice, Ali began his work on his series of Acadia in 2001.

Residing currently in Atlanta, Georgia and majoring in the field of Radiology, Ali is now finishing both the second and the third book for Acadia.

He can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/angeluztb

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Acadia, Book I: The Lost King and the Goddess of Time 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She nodded left 20$ on the table then left
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Naj More than 1 year ago
Acadia reminded me so much of the Lord of the Rings but still held its own uniqueness and originality. Naqvi managed to write beautifully and create such a magnificent world. If you liked the Lord of the Rings trilogy you will enjoy this book entirely. It was adventurous and exciting. Maybe not in the beginning but as the pages kept on turning so did the story. Some bits and twists were predictable but besides that every part was written rather poetically. Naqvi has talent and I'm sure with each book of this trilogy it will get better! I really enjoyed reading about Damont's journey to find out who he really is. I felt a real connection to him and his Uncle Julian. But there were some characters in the story that have me skeptical about their friendship (Maybe its just paranoia). Yep, I'm talking about the bad guys. They'll totally annoy me in this one specially the "real big bad guy" at the end. He's a lot more playful and cynical. I guess he likes to play with his food before eating it. If you know what I mean. Overall, the characters were all carefully written and the story was awesomely planned. But the genre isn't for me. But for those who like to try different things and who loved the LOTR Trilogy you should pick up this book. 4/5 stars
Read_A_Book More than 1 year ago
Naqvi has created an ingenious world complete with gods and goddesses, vampires, sorcerers, kings and queens. and his style emulates that of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. I was very impressed with the writing style and the story itself; Naqvi has a knack for storytelling, though I must admit that I found the sheer amount of historical background a little much for my taste. Now, that being said, I'm also admitting that I had extreme difficulty reading Tolkien for the same reason. I'm not a history buff and I tend to focus on the action of a novel more so than the vital background information, so I have a hard time reading through the histories of these types of novels. Yet, as Naqvi emulates Tolkien's style, and as Acadia is the first novel in this series, the historical aspects of the novel are really the foundation of the story, and it needs to be there. Although it wasn't my forte, as I thought the action was minimal compared to the vast history, Naqvi has created a wonderful backdrop of the rest of his series, creating beautiful descriptions of the lands and its people, and I believe that many readers will highly enjoy Acadia, especially if they are fans of Tolkien. I really did like the novel, and I think many people will highly enjoy it, especially as the second edition comes out and small grammatical errors are fixed. Naqvi is a very fluid writer and, though there are grammatical errors here and there, I must say that the dialogue throughout the novel really caught my attention. Naqvi is writing about the middle lands, set in the 5000s, yet, as the novel encompasses an alternate world, it utilizes archaic language. Naqvi does a phenomenal job keeping his characters dialogue on point, and they never once switch into slang, which is something I see many authors accidentally doing when trying to write archaic dialogue-mainly because it is second nature. It is obvious that Naqvi has put a lot of time, energy, and love into his novel, and he even utilizes footnotes to aid the reader as the story unfolds. Tolkien fans really should read this novel. Three stars.
Pretty_Opinionated More than 1 year ago
Acadia, Book I: The Lost King and the Goddess of Time, is the first part of The Second Great War trilogy by Ali M. Naqvi. When the author wrote me asking if I would be interested in doing a review, the cover is the first thing that drew me to the story. I know, we should never judge a book by its cover, and I especially follow that rule when it comes to self-published e-books, because I realize many writers simply do not have access to someone willing to do an inexpensive cover for them. As a writer, I know I don't have even an ounce of talent when it comes to drawing, painting, or anything else in the visual arts field. But I just love the way all the colors and elements come together in this fantasy art-style painting. To me, it resembles the style of a set of Tarot cards I used to have years ago, which of course brings up nostalgic feelings for days gone by. But enough about the cover, because the true beauty is what lurks behind that cover- the words that make up the story itself. The epic fantasy tale begins in the past, at the end of a great war. The raw and bleak descriptions of the battle field immediately drew me in, filling my head with vision of the violent and bloody culminating event. I have great admiration for writers capable of bringing a whole new world to life so early on in the story. Naqvi's world is both new and old, and he clearly spent a lot of time plotting out every last detail of his fantasy realm. He even includes footnotes to help readers understand his made-up words for different beings, places, and objects. After the prologue, Naqvi introduces his main character- Damont. Damont is a fairly average teenage boy. He does his chores, skips school, and yearns to leave his boring little town. He spends an enormous amount of time avoiding his lessons about the past, something that he feels has very little value. Then one night, Damont has a strange dream. A man dressed in black armor appears, taunting Damont with visions he doesn't understand. Thinking them only a strange dream, Damont dismisses them at first. However, a second voice appears in his dream, telling Damont that these aren't just nightmares, but rather visions of things to come. From there, Damont starts a long and difficult journey, aided by a sorceress and a vampire, to unite the his world against the cruel gods that seek to oppress them. Acadia, Book I: The Lost King and the Goddess of Time, is definitely an epic fantasy worthy of appearing on shelves alongside the classic, well-known epics! Each of the 370 pages features stunning descriptions and carefully written dialogue that flows mellifluously across the screen (or paper, for those reading the paperback version). I anxiously await the next installment, set to appear on the scene as early as Christmas this year.
Vincent93 More than 1 year ago
I loved the descriptions and how the story so far transitioned! The three main characters were very lovable, my favorite was Virden Krausentauv, and from how author describes him, this vampire has a dark past and may have his own book. I will be passing this to my friends and recommending many more!