Ruined City

Ruined City

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by A. F. Stewart
     
 

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In the Northern Pass stands the city of Elowen, the glittering guardian between the Empire of Aloquis and the Kingdoms of Immra. It exists proud and prosperous, never dreaming its dark past was coming to call...

On a bright winter’s day a stranger arrives in Elowen, bearing a secret. From this man a dark blight of ruin descends over the great city and

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In the Northern Pass stands the city of Elowen, the glittering guardian between the Empire of Aloquis and the Kingdoms of Immra. It exists proud and prosperous, never dreaming its dark past was coming to call...

On a bright winter’s day a stranger arrives in Elowen, bearing a secret. From this man a dark blight of ruin descends over the great city and henceforth the day becomes known as Winter’s Bane.
The day the world changed for the people of Elowen.
The day their existence turned into a recurring nightmare.

Read of the aftermath of revenge through the eyes of a shopkeeper, a child, ghosts, a blacksmith, a guardsman, an innkeeper, and even a King.

Twelve Stories, One Evil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011492334
Publisher:
A. F. Stewart
Publication date:
09/04/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
218 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

A. F. Stewart is from Nova Scotia, Canada, is fond of good books (especially science fiction/fantasy), action movies, and oil painting as a hobby. Ms. Stewart has been writing for several years, her main focus being in the fantasy genre. She also has a great interest in history and mythology, often working those themes into her books and stories. To date she has authored and published several short novels, collections of poetry and short fiction and non-fiction entertainment guides. Her most well-known books are the Killers and Demons series, Ruined City and Chronicles of the Undead.

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Ruined City 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DaleCT More than 1 year ago
My initial thought was that this was surprisingly good. Okay, I didn't say initially "surprisingly good" because I thought the story was going to suck, or because I've never liked anything written by this author, but because (a) it's a pretty short story, and (b) I thought it was 12 separate even shorter stories. I traditionally don't like short stories, and I picked this up even though I thought it was an anthology because a Goodreads group I'm in was reading it. So I thought, what the heck, it couldn't hoit! What surprised me is, despite the above, I really liked it. The twelve stories were interwoven into one cohesive story that spanned decades. It's the same story, just told from different points of view. It did get a little glitchy at times spanning different time periods, and the adjustment at times was a bit rocky, but overall I didn't have a problem figuring out and following the timeline.  Each POV is told in first person. While that may seem awkward and questionable, for me it worked because you spend so little time with each character, the first person POV gives you better insight into their thoughts and feelings. I liked being able to get into each character's head for our short visits. If you're looking for a quick, engaging fantasy, give this one a try.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Author A.F. Stewart’s words paint pictures in glorious colors in this short story collection, tall curling spires with swirling delicate traceries on the walls. The reader feels as small as the narrator entering these halls. But darkness stirs and vengeance threatens this pastoral opulence. The author creates magical scenes and imbues them with emotion, faint hints of modern-day questions lurking on the tongue. Different characters narrate the tale, giving the story immediacy and depth while keeping the chapters fresh and the reader eager for more. Mixing past and present tense, hope and fear, deep emotions and relentless powers, the haunting vignettes in these tales grow together into a convincing and intriguing tale with a nice sense of warning and completion. Occasional typos might mar the stories for some readers, but powerful writing drew me deeply into the author’s vivid imagination—an enjoyable journey. Disclosure: The author kindly gave me an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.