Sword from the Sky [NOOK Book]

Overview

It is the Dark Ages. A Dying Sun Sets in the West. Man Becomes Shadow.

Out of this Sunless Land Will Rise a Legend...

Of the Starborn Child,

Of the Great Cosmic War,

Of the Sword of Power...

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It has been twelve years since the guardian star came down from the sky, hunting the elusive child ...

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Sword from the Sky

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Overview

It is the Dark Ages. A Dying Sun Sets in the West. Man Becomes Shadow.

Out of this Sunless Land Will Rise a Legend...

Of the Starborn Child,

Of the Great Cosmic War,

Of the Sword of Power...

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It has been twelve years since the guardian star came down from the sky, hunting the elusive child destined to save the ailing sun. The end of the land is nigh, while darkness slowly rolls over the looming horizon. The creeping fog harvests an army of beastly children, and the sun will set one last time over the kingdom of Bune.

But there is hope. And it comes in the form of a twelve-year-old boy with a wooden leg, chosen to save the sun from its untimely death. Unfortunately, young Luca has no idea that he's the one.

And so the heart-pulsing adventure begins when Luca and his friends Vehru and Pabru are thrown into a frightening world of creatures both deadly and beautiful, caught in the middle of a cosmic war between gallant stars and darkly shadows. Follow Luca as he comes of age, struggling to advance in mastery at the prestigious Blade School of Daví while pining for the heart of his affectionate crush, Lereh of Heatheranla, all before being confronted by a mysterious woman, claiming Luca as her own and bringing with her an army of shadowed warriors bred solely for one purpose--to bring about the death of the setting sun.

In Book I of his debut series, R. Janvier del Valle plummets the reader into a long lost history of myth and legend, forming a rich and complex cosmic tragedy sure to resonate with both the hardcore and casual reader of heroic fantasy literature. Discover an epic war between the earthly and heavenly, enjoying great feats of valor and courage with edge-of-your-seat duels and engrossing action as the author brings together the worlds of the natural and supernatural in this fast-paced, epic fantasy thriller!

EDITORIAL REVIEW:
"I forgot over and over again while reading this book that it was self-published. For the first half of the book, it rivaled some of my favorite fantasy series. The author is so comfortable in the fantasy world he created that the scenes he wrote are effortlessly visualized and the magic realistically portrayed. My first genre love was high fantasy and reading this book makes me want to pull out all my old favorites and re-read them. I will absolutely read another book by R. Janvier del Valle." - Lizzy Lessard, Lizzy's Dark Fiction.

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Editorial Reviews

www.lizzylessard.com - Lizzy Lessard
"I forgot over and over again while reading this book that it was self-published. For the first half of the book, it rivaled some of my favorite fantasy series. The author is so comfortable in the fantasy world he created that the scenes he wrote are effortlessly visualized and the magic realistically portrayed. My first genre love was high fantasy and reading this book makes me want to pull out all my old favorites and re-read them. I will absolutely read another book by R. Janvier del Valle."
http://www.librarything.com/work/book/89779066 - Emily Varner
"I really liked this book because it wasn't like anything I've read before. It was refreshing to have a book that isn't strongly apart of one category or another; just simply a good read. R. Janvier del Valle is masterful writer without a doubt!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044390775
  • Publisher: R. Janvier del Valle
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 93,671
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

R. Janvier del Valle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and a Master of Theological Studies from Spring Hill College. He has worked in the Advertising, Marketing, and Communications industries for over ten years and has taught a number of classes in philosophy and theology to adults as well as children.He resides with his wife and daughter in Georgia. When he isn't writing, he's sleeping. And when he's not sleeping, he's spending time with his family, running, hiking, hitting the gym, watching movies, buying overpriced one-sixth scale action figures, studying and reading philosophy and theology, and most of all, collecting pointy, shiny things that tend to gleam of a certain silver whenever exposed to the moonlit eventide."In necesariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Amasing

    Self published, And Amazing.. I couldnt put it down... I even only found one grammer error.......... Awesome book. WILL BUY MORE OF THIS AUTHERS WORK!

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  • Posted February 5, 2014

    Lucanah (Luca) Astrahl bal Bune has never known an easy life bec

    Lucanah (Luca) Astrahl bal Bune has never known an easy life because his left leg was amputated upon his birth. Luca entered The Blade School of Davi at the age of six and dreamed of becoming a master like Vohro. Luca must go through a final testing before that happens. Luca's father Druuk does his best for his son and honors his beloved's memory. Druuk senses a change coming and must be prepared for when it happens. A strange woman claims to be Luca's aunt but she only brings darkness with her. The Davinians push back the darkness that is trying to surround them. Why is Luca special? What does strange woman really want? Will darkness prevail? Your answers await you in Sword from the Sky.








    I loved reading about all of the blade lore! I truly thought Luca was a surprisingly good lead character especially with being disabled. The vast history and knowledge presented was truly enlightening. I will definitely be reading more of this author's work in the future.

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  • Posted July 1, 2013

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    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite In ¿Sword from the S

    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

    In “Sword from the Sky”, Prince Druuk of Bune lost his wife to a creature of darkness. He managed to save his son, Luca, but the young prince lost one of his legs. Twelve years later, young Luca is working hard to advance in mastery at the prestigious Blade School of Daví. And as the darkness that took his mother slowly looms over the kingdom of Bune, the twelve-year-old prince with the wooden leg is the chosen one to save his realm. In Book I of the series, author R. Janvier del Valle brings forward this fast-paced fantasy tale for readers of the genre.

    A fantasy book is not complete without a sufficient amount of beautiful, authentic illustrations. I’m glad that this book has one for each chapter. The setting and scenes are realistically well-described and easy to visualize. Characters are original and each has their own significant role in the story. As far as I’m concerned, there are no flat characters and the action scenes are entertaining. I also enjoyed one main element of the book: story line of the underdog growing to triumph that has always been my favorite and one of my main must-haves in fantasy fiction. My only complaint is that the plot needs to be tightened up. Overall, a good, enjoyable read for both young and adult readers. I look forward to Book II to find out what the fates have in store for prince Luca of the Moon Ire.

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