The Harbinger and the Shepherd [NOOK Book]

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Humanity’s last war of conquest has ended. The rebellious factions within the mighty Confederation of Inner Systems have been quelled. The scant few independent worlds on the edge of explored space strive to avoid having the Confederation’s gaze turn on them. Peace has spread through the galaxy for the last five years…

From a prison world, deep inside the conquered zone of the once great Khirraxian Empire, a new threat emerges. Un-living ...
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The Harbinger and the Shepherd

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Overview

Humanity’s last war of conquest has ended. The rebellious factions within the mighty Confederation of Inner Systems have been quelled. The scant few independent worlds on the edge of explored space strive to avoid having the Confederation’s gaze turn on them. Peace has spread through the galaxy for the last five years…

From a prison world, deep inside the conquered zone of the once great Khirraxian Empire, a new threat emerges. Un-living elemental horrors flood out of dead space with the single-minded goal of destroying humanity. Two great veterans of the last war, the eternal champion of a spirit warrior race and the haggard hero of an accursed people, once again find themselves at the center of a struggle to not only survive, but reclaim the homes once stolen from them.

Only an Averial, the herald of the new age, knows the truth about the conflict, the prophecy unfolding, and what is to become of humanity. The champion and the hero must protect her against the rising darkness to ensure the coming of the third age as the galaxy burns under the fires of a new war.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013598072
  • Publisher: Hungry Panther Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Series: The Prophecy of the Third Age Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 589
  • File size: 760 KB

Meet the Author

Adam is a noted winner of trivial awards, recipient of dust-gathering degrees, and author of oft-overlooked literature. A native of the west coast, he is currently rounding out the fourth corner of the country in the Massachusetts Pioneer Valley. His time is split between being an iconoclastic writer and mercenary rhetoric professor.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2011

    Rich, complex, and satisfying!

    I originally thought this would be a good bargain. Eight bucks for what looked like 800 pages. A buck per 100 pages is a good deal, right? I was planning on having it tide me over for a cross country flight, there and back with some to spare, but I was done in two days and looking for the second book which isn't out yet. This thing is a crazy page turner. Good luck setting it down. The lore felt like real history, the characters were vibrant and interesting, and the battle scenes were epic! If you're into military science fiction, this has everything you want and more. I can't wait for book two!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    Wall-to-wall space action!

    This book killed it for me. Every once in a great while you come across an indie author who just gets it: indies are free to experiment. And that is precisely what Griffith does here. First off, the scope of the story is gargantuan, which is exactly what you want in a space opera. Secondly, the action flows like white water rafting, dips, rises, lulls, excitement--once you catch your breath, you're off again. Thirdly, as a big fan of elementalism lore and Japanese culture, I really enjoyed the Booshdo sections as wonderful westernized adaptations of popular Japanese mythology; it was like Ulysses with samurais. Finally, toward the end, the damn book made me drop an honest-to-goodness tear over a few of my favorite characters, which was not what I expected when I started.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    More space stuff than you can shake a space stick at!

    Space pirates...we need more of them! Take everything you think you know about space operas, make it shinier, add amazing aliens, startlingly real religions, and blow it all up to galaxy size and you've got this book. If you're into analogy instead, imagine Han Solo re-wrote an H.P. Lovecraft novel; that's what this book is. For fans of Star Wars, the originals, not the prequel things, this is the trilogy you've been waiting for since 1983. Fair warning, if you have a heart in your chest, this book is going to pluck at some of its strings in ways you're not going to see coming.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Truly Epic!

    If you're anything like me, you live for these types of books for their inventiveness when it comes to new worlds, alien creatures, compelling relationships, and turbulent intergalactic conflicts. I just had to leave a review because this novel is no exception, and far exceeded all of my expectations. Not only did the pace of this book consistently have me at the edge of my seat, but I loved how a lot of cultural influences are woven together in an elegant and impressive way, from Japanese mythology to Irish history, and I applaud the author's skillful merging of all of these elements without it feeling at all muddled or confusing. The end result is a whole new universe of all manners of dynamic and strange beings, but at the same time it feels very familiar.

    This book was incredibly ambitious and absolutely a success. I greatly look forward to the next installments!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

    Epic Novel and story

    This definitely falls under the heading of epic novel. The author takes us on an adventure among worlds and people that are all wondrous in their own ways. The depth of this novel is amazing. The different species come to life as the author describes them and the worlds and their people’s sufferings are all readily imaginable.

    I love the way this novel spans generations and fills in the story as it goes along. It reminds me of why I love science fiction so much and why it is by far my favorite genre. The author has left nothing out and has brought the readers into his imagination with stunning word pictures of places and peoples.

    This is a definite must read. It is science fiction at its finest. Be prepared to enter a whole new world and life and be carried away outside the realm of your own reality. I loved this book and plan to read it again and again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Loved it!

    Can't wait for the next book in the trilogy. This was epic!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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