Echoes Of Avalon

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Patrick Gawain knows monsters. He's seen plenty of the human sort in the Holy Lands, and as he sails home from The First Crusade, a hooded apparition begins to stalk him. Convinced that he's lost his mind, he holes up in a monastery to convalesce and, if recovery proves impossible, to hide his demons from the world. But a stranger comes to find him and presents a barely credible invitation: travel to Avalon and serve with the Avangarde, an order of knights sworn to protect young...
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Overview

Patrick Gawain knows monsters. He's seen plenty of the human sort in the Holy Lands, and as he sails home from The First Crusade, a hooded apparition begins to stalk him. Convinced that he's lost his mind, he holes up in a monastery to convalesce and, if recovery proves impossible, to hide his demons from the world. But a stranger comes to find him and presents a barely credible invitation: travel to Avalon and serve with the Avangarde, an order of knights sworn to protect young scholars from around the world.

Thinking it will be a fresh start, Patrick agrees, and soon discovers that Avalon is more than a myth; it is the site of a vibrant secret academy - and it's also full of ghosts, goblins, and talking wolves. He can capably protect the castle from the island's supernatural beasts, but in the relative peace of the academy life, his hooded demon returns and his troubled heart causes him to sabotage the love of a young woman, Katherina. When an ancient being with sinister designs for the island infiltrates the academy, Patrick is the first to suspect its true nature when it begins its quest by seducing Katherina.

Patrick soon learns that before he can defeat monsters, he must first defeat his personal demons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615326962
  • Publisher: Adam Copeland
  • Publication date: 11/12/2009
  • Pages: 514
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Copeland was born and raised in Silverton, Oregon. He attended Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University) in Ashland, Oregon. There he studied business, chemistry and French. He spent a year study abroad in France and has ever since been passionate about traveling internationally, going to such places as diverse as Asia, Africa and Mexico. He is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain trekking and scuba diving. In addition to short story and novel writing, he is a contributing writer to an online E-zine where he also makes use of his love for digital photography. Adam currently resides in Vancouver, Washington State where he is an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    EDGE REVEWER

    I read this to see how good he is at writghing a book thats not about him and this was excellent

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  • Posted August 18, 2012

    Tale of Epic Proportions

    This is a tale of epic proportions. The reader learns to first fear then love the characters involved. I loved the setting and how Copeland made it all so very real. I found myself in the castle with the hero and carried along with him as he explored the beautifully described countryside and its people.

    The story itself is a page turner. There was a place towards the end where I had to get up and turn on the lights because I wanted to make sure that Patrick’s demon didn’t find me, too! I loved that fear. It made the book so much more real for me. But the irony in the book was not lost on me. I found the demons that Patrick fought to be the same ones that we deal with in everyday, modern day life.

    This book was so beautifully written from character descriptions through story line and scenery. Not for a while have I been able to immerse myself so fully into a book. This is going to the top of my must read pile.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    Fantastic Fantasy

    The premise of this book is original and the writing excellent. It was a slow starter for fans of action packed writing, but as plot gently unfolded in front of me, I became engrossed in the characters and the imaginative land of Avalon. It's written brilliantly in a style that matches the subject of the book. If Hemingway had gone to Avalon instead of Spain he'd have written this book.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    Enjoyable read - Check it out

    I really enjoyed the character development. I found myself feeling the emotions of the main character and wanting to jump into the story to help him. The book has a great mixture of history, legend and fantasy that draws you into the story.

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