Challenging Lessons [NOOK Book]

Overview

For almost two thousand years Queen Onja has ruled the rys, a super race that occupies a high mountain valley. Her powers exceed the magic of all other rys, except perhaps her loyal young ward Shan. Onja instructs him in high magic, but one lesson triggers a moral crisis in Shan and sets him on the path of dangerous ambition. Read the beginning of a stunning conflict between two super beings.

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Overview

For almost two thousand years Queen Onja has ruled the rys, a super race that occupies a high mountain valley. Her powers exceed the magic of all other rys, except perhaps her loyal young ward Shan. Onja instructs him in high magic, but one lesson triggers a moral crisis in Shan and sets him on the path of dangerous ambition. Read the beginning of a stunning conflict between two super beings.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011113079
  • Publisher: Tracy Falbe
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 131,428
  • File size: 172 KB

Meet the Author

I have been hooked on fantasy and science fiction since preschool when I watched Star Trek the Original Series with my family on TV. Then came Star Wars at the theater when I was 5, and a few years later, I discovered the joys of reading fantasy with the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. I quickly moved up to stronger stuff like Conan, and I currently like The Song of Ice and Fire.The elements I like most about the genres are the high stakes (save the world, overthrow the empire, etc.), the diversity of characters, and how magic or extraordinary technology allows plots to expand in interesting ways. The ability of fantasy and sci fi to include analysis and criticisms of social conditions like religion and politics is especially fascinating as well. When this is done in conventional humdrum fiction, people and readers descend into arguments about whether an opinion is valid or the historical information is accurate instead of assessing the concepts themselves. These interfering issues are not present in the purely metaphorical works that occur sometimes in fantasy and science fiction.Of course, fantasy and sci fi can just be fun as well. I love a good hero or heroine and villains can be the best of all. And there is something therapeutic about picking up a sword or blaster and solving the problems of the world.My taste in genre has inevitably married itself to my love of writing. For some reason I am a person capable of writing novels. The act of creating thousands of pages of fiction does not overwhelm me. Making it a good work of fiction is the hard part that requires countless hours of editing and rewriting and lots of daydreaming too.I have written a four-novel epic fantasy series entitled The Rys Chronicles. The individual novels of the series are: Union of Renegades, The Goddess Queen, Judgment Rising, and The Borderlands of Power. I produce my novels in paperback and ebooks, and readers all over the world have been kind enough to allow me to entertain them.Currently I am in the midst of writing another fantasy series. I expect this one to be 4 novels as well, and, as of February 2009, I am closing in on completing Book II. This series is still untitled and I won't be publishing it until it is complete. This process allows me to fine tune everything throughout the novels.When I'm not writing, my other passions include cooking, growing food, reducing my consumption of fossil fuels, and reading.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Not enough

    I gave two stars for the author's writing style. The story was not enough to pull me in and make me want to read the following books in the series.

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    Read While Waiting for The Next Book!

    If you've read the series this adds a little background.

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    Posted March 26, 2012

    short

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    Posted January 6, 2012

    Well

    Pesonally, this was not that exciting to me. Not enough to make me want to read the next book, or more in the series.

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