Bakkian Chronicles, Book I - The Prophecy

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Dragons, griffins, and BNPs (Bugs of Nightmarish Proportions). Never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined what was in store for them.

After learning he had inherited an enormous mansion and a huge tract of land from a reclusive set of relatives, Steve and Sarah Miller decide to take a few days off to investigate their new-found fortune in the quiet resort town of Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho.

While taking inventory of the vast ...

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Overview

Dragons, griffins, and BNPs (Bugs of Nightmarish Proportions). Never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined what was in store for them.

After learning he had inherited an enormous mansion and a huge tract of land from a reclusive set of relatives, Steve and Sarah Miller decide to take a few days off to investigate their new-found fortune in the quiet resort town of Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho.

While taking inventory of the vast manor, they discover a unique set of doors on the top floor. Mistaking them to be an ornate decoration, the doors are accidentally activated, presenting the two new homeowners with a tantalizing decision: step through or ignore? What harm could possibly befall them by simply walking through an open door? Curiosity getting the better of them, they step through, and both husband and wife are sent on a one-way journey to a land of unimagined wonder!

Realizing they were now stranded on a world populated with creatures that should exist only in one's imagination, they enlist the aid of the local king and queen. Their troubles continue to escalate, however, as it is revealed their arrival had been long foretold by an ancient local prophecy, bestowing upon them the status of Royal Bodyguards to the young crown prince.

Stuck on a foreign world where mythical creatures abound, trying to avoid being attacked by griffins, and hoping to impress a living, breathing dragon, the newly appointed babysitters must find a way to return home soon before harm could befall the young prince.

Some days it didn't pay to get out of bed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477400630
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/6/2012
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 1,309,691
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Welcome to Lentari!

    The Bakkian Chronicles follow Steve and his wife Sarah as they find out that Steve's grandparents died and they inherit everything. They take a trip to their new house and find some strange things. There is a journal filled withed references to people and places they have never heard of, a safe filled strange items and an even stranger key. That key opens a portal to Lentari that they enter without understanding what they are really doing. <br/><br/>Their journey begins as a simple quest to find out how to get home. They learn that everyone in Lentari has a magical power called jhorun. They are then kidnapped to be sold as slaves and must discover their own hidden powers to escape. Next stop is the palace where they meet the kind and queen and find out that they are prophesied protectors of the prince. That is the point where their adventure truly begins... <br/><br/>This is an extremely well written story with great dialogue that had me engaged with the character and even laughing a few times. The pace of the story moves very well with lots of action, but does not sacrifice character development. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good fantasy read at a totally reasonable price. I am looking forward to the second in the series a great deal.

    22 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    My Kind of Book!

    What a wonderful book, I would have paid for it and have bought the second book in the series. I will read this author again and again. No graphic sexual scenes and the main characters are so much in love it just makes you feel good.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2011

    I actually loved it!

    I got this book and I did not think it would be as good as it is, it is written in simplistic direct manner, but a really great book.
    And it is very family friendly as well. It kept my interest and was nicely written.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    A really great book!

    Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down until I reached the end. It's a great story, and I just love the husband and wife! Their interactions seem so true to life, even in a newly discovered world of magic, that it's easy to get caught up in their story. I couldn't wait to buy book two as soon as I finished this one.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Great book!!!

    This book was funny and a great read!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Excellent

    This is one of the most exciting books i have evrr read. I really hope i can find the remaining books. You are an excellent writer.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Fun read.

    Fun fantasy written in an easy to read style.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Excellent beginning

    Surprisingly good for a free book. I have already purchased and finished the 2nd and am awaiting the 3rd

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I enjoyed this book a lot, i would definitly buy the nest book in the series.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Interesting concept that holds your attention through the entire book.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Fun escape

    This was a fun escape. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself lost in this book. It's definitely worth reading.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Better than I thought at first.

    Throughout the first half of the book I was thinking that I would give this just one star. The writing is sophomoric at best, the conversation stilted. Decent writing for a high school student.
    But I have to admit, the story really grew on me.
    And he does give his world some unique properties - refreshing in a fantasy work.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    awesome fantasy!!

    i loved it! i couldn't put it down.. i felt like i was a character living in this amazing world! can't wait till the second one comes out!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2012

    Check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a great romp! I read it in two nights. Dragons, dwarves, swords and sorcerers abound. After finding a portal to another land in their new home, our husband and wife team find themselves trying to get back home. In the process they encounter a vast array of mythological beings and learn they are the new protectors of the prince.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Nice read

    Fairly well written, it took a few chapters to get into it but once I did it was worth it. Needs a little work on the naturalness of the dialogue and descriptions. I ended up reading the whole thing in one go, so it certainly sucked me in.
    Familiar themes but done in fresh way

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    something new

    I really enjoyed this book! I've read alot of sci fi and fantasy over the years. The story line was something new...
    I will be getting the second book in the series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Because this is a fantasy novel, one is willing to suspend disbe

    Because this is a fantasy novel, one is willing to suspend disbelief. But the 'modspeak' of the male character from the modern era,
    never changes, his viewpoint on the world (bizarrely enough, after being on Lentari) never changes, and even his new-found powers
    (shades of Fantastic Four's Fireman!) even fails to affect him. Now, this cleary is the author's choice, but it doesn't follow the logic
    of human nature.

    While the wife (Sarah) adapts pretty quickly to her new surroundings (and a totally new WORLD), the husband (Steve) seems stuck
    in some post-college frat partyspeak, even when conversing with... the Royal Family of Lentari?! To use the vernacular, 'No way, DUDE!'
    Anyone with an ounce of awareness, when travelling abroad, will quickly adapt to a foreign culture's speech patterns, food patterns,
    modes of address, and civility (manners)- that is, unless they happen to be boorish 21st-century dweebs from Bubba-ville, (i.e., the USA)
    Iike Steve, the 'guardian' of the Royal Prince (!? - that last, and corrupting a prince by 'guitar hero' games (start of book 2),
    modern a-cultural rock music, and the naive egalitarianism of a land so clueless of its own history,  as only a collective mass of idiots
    that would vote in (for the second time!)  an Obama-nation could be... Well, let's say this dichotomy absolutely RUINED this book for me.
    Also, the odd use of the plural 'ye' by every Lentarian- whether to single personnages, groups, or merely couples, was a very poor attempt at
    'faking' grammar, by way of  misappropriating Elizabethan forms of verbal address, to give it 'medieval flavor.' 

    These sorts of things shouldn't ruin a book, but they do, for those with college educations, lives spent living in true 'multicultural' fashion
    (learning the language, customs, and mores of a strange civilization), and a bent for literary quality. I'm glad the book was free with
    the Nook, for I doubt I would be this effusive in my use of stars, had I had to waste money on the novel. Yes, it will be a hit with the tweeners
    -  who voraciously ready anything with prallel worlds, magic, spells, super powers, etc. (yawn) But if a reader wants to GROW, he needs to
     have good lit, and not just the same fantasy pabulum, over and over and over, and over again.  - Dr. John, College prof.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Just plain silly

    Not worth the effort

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Enjoyable but not life changing

    If you are looking for a good read that will keep you entertained, then you should give this book a try. It is not overly profound, but it is enjoyable and will keep you turning the pages even if it us a little predictable and cheesy. There is a little cussing, but there is no gratuitous sex or sensuality. The relationship between the husband and wife is endearing. I bought the second book. Why not? You like the characters and you want to know what happens to them. That's a pretty decent read in my opinion.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    GREAT!

    Its a wonderful book! May contain a little adult language so i recomend this for 10+ .Not finished with it yet,but its so good so far! Love it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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