In the Service of Dragons IV (Fantasy Fiction Series) [NOOK Book]

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THE #1 BESTSELLING SERIES FROM THE AWARD-WINNING, BESTSELLING AUTHOR! A dark shadow has been cast across the known lands. War sweeps through the divided nations of men and elves. There is great despair for the future of men, for if the greatest of all kingdoms can fail there can be no hope in tomorrow's tomorrow for any man in any land. But what of the elves far across the great sea? If men succumb to the darkness, the light of the elves must surely succumb as well, and then darkness will rule forever. Who can ...
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In the Service of Dragons IV (Fantasy Fiction Series)

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Overview

THE #1 BESTSELLING SERIES FROM THE AWARD-WINNING, BESTSELLING AUTHOR! A dark shadow has been cast across the known lands. War sweeps through the divided nations of men and elves. There is great despair for the future of men, for if the greatest of all kingdoms can fail there can be no hope in tomorrow's tomorrow for any man in any land. But what of the elves far across the great sea? If men succumb to the darkness, the light of the elves must surely succumb as well, and then darkness will rule forever. Who can know for certain, but surely the fallen sons of ages past and present must have the final say.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575458526
  • Publisher: RP Books & Audio
  • Publication date: 4/20/2011
  • Series: In the Service of Dragons , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,282,260
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

In spring 2002, Robert Stanek's first books, Keeper Martin's Tale and Elf Queen's Quest, appeared on bookshelves and become instant bestsellers, spending a combined 26 weeks on the Amazon.com Sci-Fi/Fantasy Top 50 list. These stories introduced readers to the fantasy world of Ruin Mist. The name "Ruin Mist" is the common language translation of an elvish word, which means "the lost ages". The stories of Ruin Mist are set in a fictional past of our world.

The popularity of the Ruin Mist books built up through the release of the subsequent books. Readers were taken with the magical realms, the grand adventures, and the combination of classic fantasy elements with a fresh, highly imaginative approach. In spring 2005, Robert Stanek's books were first published in audio and became instant audio bestsellers, spending more than 52 weeks on Audible.com's bestseller lists. In 2005, his book, The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches, eventually became one of the Top 100 all-time fiction bestsellers on Audible.com. The book was so popular, it was featured on the Audible.com home page throughout July and August 2005.

It's been a fairly open secret that Robert Stanek is the name of the more familiar bestselling author William Stanek. The main reason for using Robert Stanek for fiction and William Stanek for nonfiction was the astounding pace at which William Stanek produces books. With nearly 50 published books to his credit by 2002, he had many upcoming books waiting to be released by his current publishers, and was creating more and more fiction as a creative outlet to balance his work in nonfiction.

"I wanted to find audiences for both my nonfiction and my fiction. I love writing nonfiction works that help people learn how to do new things, but I also love writing fiction works that open new doorways to the imagination," explains Mr. Stanek. "The Ruin Mist books have been a part of who I am since I started them in the 1980s and they allowed me to create a magical realm with many levels of reality. I was overjoyed that I finally could share the realm and the books with others."

The Ruin Mist books have afforded Mr. Stanek an opportunity to explore relationships, family stories, epic sagas, myths, legends, and more. His books have been popular with fans both young and old.
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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    GOOD BUT SHORT

    AS USUAL, LOTS OF JUNK, MISSPELLINGS & FORMATTING ERRORS BUT PRETTY GOOD SERIES.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2007

    Best Fantasy

    This was a great book, it captured my mind and I couldn't stop reading. I think that this book shold be read by anyone who likes a good fantasy book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2006

    GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Service of Dragons captured my attention from the first day i bought it and was almost impossible to put down! I felt like i was watching the story unfold instead of just reading it. It is a well written book- that's for sure. I highly suggest this book to anyone who needs a good 'pageturner'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2005

    Love it! Top 5 all -time fantasy series

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this series. The story itself is among the best in the fantasy genre. Oh and unlike many fantasy writers today, these characters actually develop!! And you don't waste time with 'reluctant heroes' that can't quite seem to grow into their role. There is more action in any single chapter of Stanek's books than in most other entire books.

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