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Roarke's Wisdom
     

Roarke's Wisdom

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by Robert W. Tompkins
 

In the northern part of this world, there was once a kingdom called Hagenspan. And in that kingdom lived a man named Roarke who, though he is little remembered now, was greatly honored during the days of his life. Roarke was the Dragon-Killer. Houses and lands were given to him, and much gold as well. Songs were sung of him. But these were not the things that

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In the northern part of this world, there was once a kingdom called Hagenspan. And in that kingdom lived a man named Roarke who, though he is little remembered now, was greatly honored during the days of his life. Roarke was the Dragon-Killer. Houses and lands were given to him, and much gold as well. Songs were sung of him. But these were not the things that Roarke's heart sought after. Roarke's Wisdom is an epic story of adventure and romance, of the deep yearnings of the human spirit. It rings not so much with the clanging sounds of warfare, as it sings the sad songs of the heart. Follow Roarke's journey as he finds friends, enemies, love, and purpose, and is driven inexorably to his ultimate confrontation with the last dragon of Hagenspan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781424111107
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
12/19/2005
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.51(d)

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Roarke's Wisdom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is ambitious in its emotional scope, and it delivers. It's set in a world where fantasy (a la Lord of the Rings) is fading, and gradually becoming the 'normal' world of the Middle Ages. There are dwarfs and kobolds and dragons and a smattering of magic, but they are quickly disappearing from the landscape, being replaced by men who fight, and a fledgling Christianity. Roarke's Wisdom is at times bawdy and violent, at times poignant and reflective. It is full of spiritual pondering and depth. But the grandest aspect of this massive novel is its romances. The author wonderfully understands the tension between the sexes, and the longing for fulfillment in love. The only problem this book might have is that it could be too Christian for the secular reader, and too secular for the religious reader. But if you have no problem with a world that admits both faith and flaws, both reverence and violence, then this book is probably for you.