The Kingdoms And The Elves Of The Reaches Ii (Keeper Martin's Tales, Book 2, Special Illustrated Edition)

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The epic adventure continues! Discover the magical world of Ruin Mist and be swept away in the adventure of a life time. The story of three lives and a world transformed forever by fate. Also available in English, Spanish, Turkish, Russian, Korean, Bulgarian, Vietnamese, Trade, Library and Audio, the Special Illustrated Edition of this timeless story includes 65 lavish illustrations, deluxe full-size format, and beautiful white paper. Finally released in the version envisioned by the author 20 years ago, this is ...
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The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches II (A Fantasy Adventure Series)

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The epic adventure continues! Discover the magical world of Ruin Mist and be swept away in the adventure of a life time. The story of three lives and a world transformed forever by fate. Also available in English, Spanish, Turkish, Russian, Korean, Bulgarian, Vietnamese, Trade, Library and Audio, the Special Illustrated Edition of this timeless story includes 65 lavish illustrations, deluxe full-size format, and beautiful white paper. Finally released in the version envisioned by the author 20 years ago, this is the story of Ruin Mist completely unaltered to hint at the story's origins in ancient myth and legend. Readers around the world are discovering Robert Stanek and Ruin Mist. Now in this special illustrated edition of the top-selling title, you can get the ultimate Ruin Mist experience. Distinctive cover art features the wizard Xith and his young apprentice Vilmos, deluxe maps help you explore the realms, lavish illustrations bring the author's words to life, and an expansive guide to the world provides additional background to help you unravel the secrets of Ruin Mist. Robert Stanek has been called a modern day Tolkien, and his books have been called Star Wars with Elves, a wonderful cross between Tolkien and Rowling. Learn more about Robert Stanek at robertstanek.com. Enter the breathtaking world of Ruin Mist at ruinmist.com.
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VOYA - Erin Kilby
Dramatic illustrations draw the reader into the Tolkienesque world of Ruin Mist, plunged into darkness after a Great War five hundred years past. Blaming magic for their demise, the Kings of Men have decreed that all things magical be destroyed. Yet despite their efforts, the magical Dark Lord is slowly returning to power. Another bloody battle is foreshadowed for Ruin Mist when Adrina, the spoiled and lonely princess of Imtal, is visited by a mysterious woman who predicts Adrina's ghastly future. Meanwhile in the kingdom of Elves, Seth, devoted First of the Red Order of the Queen Mother Elf, is sent on a journey across the Great Sea to prevent war. Stuck somewhere in the middle is Vilmos, a young magical boy-who-would-be-mage, abducted for his own safety by a Yoda-like guide named Xith. All three journey to an unknown fate against treacherous and sometimes supernatural foes. Stanek augments the beginning of this complex tale with illustrations that are sure to attract fans of graphic novels and classic Tolkien alike-the only weakness in the illustrations is their scarcity. Stanek will likely draw a cult following, but his work is not for the novice fantasy reader. A complicated glossary at the end includes twenty-two pages of "People, Places, and Things in Ruin Mist," complete with geographical references, family lineages, and extraordinary sketches. Despite the sophisticated plot, however, this cliffhanger guarantees fans, and those fans will be ready to wield their swords against the Dark Lord in Stanek's next installment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575455068
  • Publisher: Reagent Press
  • Publication date: 3/2/2007
  • Series: Keeper Martin's Tales Series , #2
  • Edition description: Special
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,281,292
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    Totally awesome times a million!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is an excellent young-adult adventure book. It certainly held my attention and I felt it flowed beautifully. I was amazed at how much I loved the characters. I LOVE the characters, and I totally see why this story is so engaging. I've never read a better blow by blow account of an action story. Very nicely done.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

    Into the Kingdoms!

    This was a really good action book! I would recommend it for you if you like action stories! I could never put it down!

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