Etchings of Power

Etchings of Power

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by Terry C. Simpson
     
 
The opening stanza in a new epic fantasy series that delves into the themes of war, corruptible power, love, betrayal, and absolution in the world of Denestia.

Ryne Waldron, a living legend at the edge of madness is haunted by a murderous past and the voices of his power that whisper in his head. Hunted, he strives to defend a village he swore to protect.

Overview

The opening stanza in a new epic fantasy series that delves into the themes of war, corruptible power, love, betrayal, and absolution in the world of Denestia.

Ryne Waldron, a living legend at the edge of madness is haunted by a murderous past and the voices of his power that whisper in his head. Hunted, he strives to defend a village he swore to protect.

Ancel Dorn, a gifted student, struggles with rejection and must accept who he is or perish to the creatures that stalk him and his parents.

Irmina Nagel, Ancel's former lover, and an assassin sent to find Ryne, is mired in her quest for revenge on Ancel's parents, and must set aside her emotions or fail her final test.

Caught between warring nations, vengeful leaders, magic and steel, myth and men, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Who can unite the kingdoms against a common threat? Who shall bring the power that drives the world to heel? Who will walk the knife's edge of harmony? If none can, then Denestia is doomed.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review - Edward Hoefner
Terry Simpson hit a home run with Etchings of Power.
Vivid imagery, compelling characters, and a broad reaching, exciting story arc makes this more than your average fantasy novel. While there is one main thread to the story, each of the main characters has their own personal demons to battle as they try to save their world. My favorite character is Ancel. He reminds me of the promising young backup quarterback, ripped out of his position and thrown into the thick of the game before he's rea
Goodreads.com - Sam Browning
Etchings of Power is the first book in the Aegis of Gods Series by T. C. Simpson. The book centres on three primary characters, Ryne an Eight Foot tattooed, warrior of Legend, Ancel a young ambitious Tribunal student and Irmina an assassin of the tribunal bent on vengeance.

Etchings of Power is one of the best books I have read this year, which puts this book among Prince of Thorns, Kingkiller Chronicles and Best Served Cold.

The opening chapters start well and allow the charac

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013220294
Publisher:
Golden Arm Press
Publication date:
10/06/2011
Series:
Aegis of the Gods , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
638,483
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Terry grew up on the tiny Caribbean island of Barbados. He always had a love of writing for as long as he can remember.

Somehow, he grew to love fantasy more than any other although his early days were spent reading his father's books from Louis L'amour's westerns to Don Pendleton's Executioner series. When Terry moved to New York in 1986 to live with his mother, his love for books developed into him reading and loving fantasy authors such as Robert Jordan, Jim Butcher, Terry Goodkind , Brandon Sanderson, George RR Martin, Brian Lumley, Laura K Hamilton and quite a few others.

Terry began building the world for what is now called the Aegis of the Gods series in 2001. At first, it was just a hobby because of his love for fantasy and the written word. Slowly, it became a part of his life. Finally, in 2010, Terry decided to sit down and pen the first book based in his world. When he isn't writing, Terry enjoys reading, movies, gaming (especially MMORPGS), working out, watching sports, and playing with his beautiful daughter Kai.

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Etchings of Power 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Hughey2k2 More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to think going into the book but after the first chapter I was hooked this book is a real page turner. This is one of those books that you find and wish you had 5 more books of this series because you want to read more about these characters. Don't hesitate to buy this the book it's cheap and you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago