Farmers and Mercenaries: Book 1 of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga

Farmers and Mercenaries: Book 1 of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga

by Maxwell Alexander Drake, Lars Grant-West
     
 

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2009 Moonbeam Fantasy Award Winner for Excellence in Literature

Named Dragonroots Magazine's Best New Fantasy Saga of 2009

The characters in Farmers & Mercenaries are well-developed. Their stories are told in alternating chapters, and readers easily become invested in the fate of each. The pace of the book is quick and the story lines solid. Readers

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2009 Moonbeam Fantasy Award Winner for Excellence in Literature

Named Dragonroots Magazine's Best New Fantasy Saga of 2009

The characters in Farmers & Mercenaries are well-developed. Their stories are told in alternating chapters, and readers easily become invested in the fate of each. The pace of the book is quick and the story lines solid. Readers will turn pages late into the night just to find out what will happen next.

With Farmers & Mercenaries, fans of the fantasy genre have another group of characters to get to know and love. I can't wait for the next in the series. -Lindsey Losnedahl - Las Vegas Review Journal

...by the end I was mesmerized so that I could not put it down till I had finished it. Drake does a good job of developing the characters and melding their paths throughout the book. The ending was a good set up for book two so I can hardly wait to see how the story continues. -Antya Gilson - Paper Dragon Ink

The deeper you read, the more drawn into the story and characters you will become. I am looking forward to more books by Maxwell Alexander Drake and Imagined Interprises, Inc. -Amber Campbell - Fantasy Book Reviewer, Examiner.com

In a sleepy farming stead, a young man, Alant Cor, is found to be one of the few Humans who can manipulate the Essence. And, not simply manipulate it. Alant has more power over this magical force than any Human in known history. Does his younger brother, Arderi Cor, possess the same ability, or something more sinister?

Clytus Rillion, the commander of a mercenary troop, embarks on a quest to cure his dying son, Sindian. Though he doubts he will survive the journey, he will pay any price to save his son's life.

The beast, known only as Klain, born a slave and now used to entertain the masses in a bloodthirsty sport known as the Games, finds out his true value to those who own him lies with his death.

All are resigned to walk the paths fate has put them upon. Yet, is this of their own accord? Or, is an ancient and powerful race, the Elmorr'Antiens, manipulating the other inhabitants of Talic'Nauth? Change is falling upon the Plane. Some Elmorr'Antiens are making preparations to weather the storms ahead - others intend to use the coming chaos to seize power over all the races.

Follow these seemingly unrelated lives as their paths are set on a course that none can hope to survive. Readers of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga will immerse themselves in the depth of a unique world culture, the grandeur of its civilizations, and the sheer awe of more than ninety-six thousand years of history!

Editorial Reviews

Antya Gilson
…by the end I was mesmerized so that I could not put it down till I had finished it. Drake does a good job of developing the characters and melding their paths throughout the book. The ending was a good set up for book two so I can hardly wait to see how the story continues.
Amber Campbell
I loved this book, it is refreshing to read a book where it starts you right into the story. At times I had to put the book down, and blink a couple of times to make sure I was in the real world. It immerses you with the characters and their feelings and struggles. Can't wait until book Two.
Lindsey Losnedahl
The characters in “Farmers & Mercenaries” are well-developed. Their stories are told in alternating chapters, and readers easily become invested in the fate of each. The pace of the book is quick and the story lines solid. Readers will turn pages late into the night just to find out what will happen next.
With “Farmers & Mercenaries,” fans of the fantasy genre have another group of characters to get to know and love. I can't wait for the next in the series.
James Starke
Drake is a master storyteller, crafting an amazingly organic tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981954837
Publisher:
Imagined Interprises, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Genesis of Oblivion Sage
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Maxwell Alexander Drake is an award-winning Science Fiction and Fantasy author. The first novel of his Genesis of Oblivion Saga, Farmers & Mercenaries, was released in June of 2009 and won both a 2009 Moonbeam Young Adult Fantasy Award for Excellence in Literature and was named Dragon Roots Magazine’s Best New Fantasy Saga of 2009.

Book two of this saga, Mortals & Deities, was released in September 2010. Book three is scheduled for release in early summer of 2011.

His Genesis of Oblivion Saga Short, The Way of the Lion, was published in the 2010 Gen-Con author’s collection, Missing Pieces, and took their Honored Spot. This collection, as well as the Genesis of Oblivion Saga, is available worldwide in four print versions, four digital versions and two audio versions. It can be found at many fine retailers such as Barnes & Noble.

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