Shadow's Rise: Return of the Cabal

Shadow's Rise: Return of the Cabal

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by Joseph Bailey
     
 

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In a world where beliefs are real, actualized by will, expressed by intent, Yip Chi Chuan, a young martial and spiritual ascetic, flees as the only home he has ever known, the ancient monastery of the Priests of K'un Lun, is destroyed by a newly ascendant extradimensional evil. Cast out and alone, Yip strikes out on a quest spanning the breadth of his home world of Ea

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In a world where beliefs are real, actualized by will, expressed by intent, Yip Chi Chuan, a young martial and spiritual ascetic, flees as the only home he has ever known, the ancient monastery of the Priests of K'un Lun, is destroyed by a newly ascendant extradimensional evil. Cast out and alone, Yip strikes out on a quest spanning the breadth of his home world of Ea'ae and into the greater macroverse beyond in an attempt to unseat an all-consuming Darkness rooted in his once vaunted Order's distant past.

Will Yip, the last of his kind to walk the wide world beyond his fallen sanctuary, succeed where his mighty brethren failed in Ages past?

Unfortunately for Yip, the answer appears all too clear.... Without the guidance and teachings of his lineage, pursued by malevolent supernatural agents of the Cabal, unable to fully defend himself in a world steeped in magic, his own quest may fail before it ever begins.

Unfazed by his own limitations, guided by his inner vision and direct experience of the energies of life, the radiant chi suffusing and enlivening the world all around, he is determined to triumph where others have faltered.

To win forward, he will need help... but first he must survive.

A blend of Eastern mysticism and Western fantasy, Shadow's Rise is the first book of the Chronicles of the Fists, an epic trilogy recounting Yip's adventures against all odds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985390730
Publisher:
Joe Bailey
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Through such simple questions as, "What if we lived in a world where our beliefs were real, tangible, and actualizable?", Joe explores the possible through thought, fantasy, wit, and character.

Including influences such as Shunryu Suzuki, Tolkien, Krishnamurti, Iain M. Banks, Laozi, Stephen R. Donaldson, Philip Kapleau, Raymond E. Feist, Edward O. Wilson, Dan Simmons, and David Bohm, Joe creates existential fantasy filled with rich worlds, concepts, stories, and ideas.

Joe holds an advanced degree in environmental management from Duke University where he also studied religion with a focus on meditative, experiential, and transformative traditions.

When not at play with his family, he enjoys reading, writing, and relaxation. When he can, Joe also practices various martial traditions in which he has attained the victim level of proficiency.

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Shadow's Rise - Return of the Cabal 4.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 4 reviews.
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LabRatRick More than 1 year ago
Unique Fantasy. After reading, I believe Shadow’s Rise belongs in the ranks with some of the genre’s most popular titles. This book offers a unique blend of traditional fantasy with Eastern philosophy and martial arts. The author provides a very descriptive narrative that allowed me to fully visualize the scenery and story. Once the action started in earnest and especially after the main character, Yip, meets the other members of “the Four” I had a hard time pulling myself away, sneaking a paragraph or two in whenever I could find a minute (even a couple times when stuck in traffic – the wonders of having a book on your phone). The banter amongst the members of the party, especially Slate and Wrindanneth reminds me of the wisecracks that fly around when I’m with my closest friends. All in all, I thought this was an excellent first offering, and, upon finishing, I quickly purchased and began reading the second book of the trilogy, Shadow’s Descent.
Susan72SW More than 1 year ago
Definitely, Shadow's Rise should be on your must read list! The detailed descriptions within this book are exquisite. The vivid imagery allows you to go to the world Ea'ae and travel with Yip and his new found companions throughout their adventures. You will not regret reading Shadow's Rise-Return of the Cabal!
Moosemolar More than 1 year ago
This trilogy is wonderful... a Lord of the Rings enlightenment adventure. I highly recommend the series to all fantasy fans. The originality of the world, the humor of the dialogue, and the quality of the writing immerse the reader in a place you'll want to visit again and again!