Cathadeus

Cathadeus

by Jeff J. Peters

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Cathadeus by Jeff J. Peters

It has been six hundred years since the Alchemists fused together men and beasts to form strong, mindless slaves. Now, their most vicious creations have attacked the mystical Walking Gates, slaughtering their Keepers and isolating their cities.

Wounded in the brutal attack, Braxton Prinn’s mother is on the verge of death and he makes a desperate journey to find the reclusive elven master who can save her. But when he discovers an ancient magic, Brax is caught up in an even greater struggle and soon finds himself hunted for his power.

Drawn into the chaos of an impending war and pursued by enemies on all sides, Brax must fight to save his mother and her race from slipping into darkness. Though his untamed magic may be the greatest threat of all . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634890724
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2017
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 1,199,733
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Cathadeus 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Intriguing and enjoyable.... Cathadeus The Walking Gates #1 By Jeff. J. Peters It was just an ordinary day until the attack at the Walking Gates with Merchant Tide once again upon them. The Gate Keepers are decimated so that the gate at Oak Haven is useless for the foreseeable future. But the news is worse for Braxton Prinn - his mother has been injured in the attack and to save her he needs to make a perilous journey in just days. But why the Mins (Minotaurs) have decided to attack now is a question of utmost concern. And equally troubling is will they strike again? And with a journey to Glen Arbor in his immediate future and time against him, these concerns are of great importance to Brax and his dwarfish traveling companion Ruskin. Hoping to provide some additional protection, Brax's father offers him his late grandfather's sword. A sword of great significance that could potentially alter Brax's future and that of Andorah. The Unicorn Blade hides a powerful secret one that will guide Brax on this journey he never wanted to make but is willing to undertake for love. What follows is a journey of epic proportions as the fate of Andorah and entire races hang upon the outcome of the coming war - a war that none anticipated. It is a fight for survival and Brax is caught in the center of it as his destination seems to be the focus of the enemy. But Brax newfound abilities, which are linked to the Unicorn Blade, could be as deadly as the approaching enemy unless he can learn to control and temper his emotions. With subtle nods to the genius of other greats in the world of fantasy Jeff Peters has managed by weaving a spell with words to create a world uniquely his own. And this is a world that fans of MacDonald, Tolkien, Lewis and the like might want to slip into for a visit. This, as one can conclude from the title, is the first in a series. One can only wonder after the final word is read, where this world will next take the reader. Now for those who love maps, this book has one just after the title page. I know I love maps that help me see the world I'm discovering from the first word. And there is a phonetic pronunciation guide in the back of the book - so grab a post-it tab or bookmark before you start reading you will be making use of this page as you make your way through the book. Teen and adult fantasy fans will enjoy this new world that is relatively clean though a tad bloody due to battles. I was provided a review copy of this book by the author through iRead Book Tours with no expectations of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Intriguing and enjoyable.... Cathadeus The Walking Gates #1 By Jeff. J. Peters It was just an ordinary day until the attack at the Walking Gates with Merchant Tide once again upon them. The Gate Keepers are decimated so that the gate at Oak Haven is useless for the foreseeable future. But the news is worse for Braxton Prinn - his mother has been injured in the attack and to save her he needs to make a perilous journey in just days. But why the Mins (Minotaurs) have decided to attack now is a question of utmost concern. And equally troubling is will they strike again? And with a journey to Glen Arbor in his immediate future and time against him, these concerns are of great importance to Brax and his dwarfish traveling companion Ruskin. Hoping to provide some additional protection, Brax's father offers him his late grandfather's sword. A sword of great significance that could potentially alter Brax's future and that of Andorah. The Unicorn Blade hides a powerful secret one that will guide Brax on this journey he never wanted to make but is willing to undertake for love. What follows is a journey of epic proportions as the fate of Andorah and entire races hang upon the outcome of the coming war - a war that none anticipated. It is a fight for survival and Brax is caught in the center of it as his destination seems to be the focus of the enemy. But Brax newfound abilities, which are linked to the Unicorn Blade, could be as deadly as the approaching enemy unless he can learn to control and temper his emotions. With subtle nods to the genius of other greats in the world of fantasy Jeff Peters has managed by weaving a spell with words to create a world uniquely his own. And this is a world that fans of MacDonald, Tolkien, Lewis and the like might want to slip into for a visit. This, as one can conclude from the title, is the first in a series. One can only wonder after the final word is read, where this world will next take the reader. Now for those who love maps, this book has one just after the title page. I know I love maps that help me see the world I'm discovering from the first word. And there is a phonetic pronunciation guide in the back of the book - so grab a post-it tab or bookmark before you start reading you will be making use of this page as you make your way through the book. Teen and adult fantasy fans will enjoy this new world that is relatively clean though a tad bloody due to battles. I was provided a review copy of this book by the author through iRead Book Tours with no expectations of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a read! These days, when you think of a fantasy read, I immediately think of werewolves and vampires. Not because I like them (or dislike them) but that has been the “fantasy” theme for so many years now. This fantasy is NOT werewolves and vampires. In fact, there was not even a word of werewolves and vampires. (I think the closest we even came to a werewolf was Bear, the dog! This fantasy is minitaurs, elves, dwarfs, ogres – magical fantasy with magical realms. Cathadeus is an adventure – albeit a little violent but not graphic – full of action and fighting (it is a war after all). There is loss, love – emotions galore. This is book one and I cannot wait to read book two. This is a great series that not only will just adults enjoy, but definitely the younger crowd as well. It may not be up to my 9 year old’s “normal” genre, but I would let him and my 12 year old read it – it was appropriate and a great read!
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Braxton Prinn’s day was going as usual until the long forgotten Minotaurs, Mins, attack the Walking Gates leaving his mother seriously injured. He learns that his mother is from an elven race and is an outcast for marrying outside her race. But the only way to heal her is to take her pendant to her tree. He is also given his grandfather’s sword, the Unicorn Blade, which has a lot of power. But this is not a simple quest. The lands are at war and one group wants to extinguish the lives of all elves. Thankfully Brax has a group of friends to help him along the way. The Unicorn Blade also help teach him how special he really is and how to use his new powers. Brax is the only one that will save his world. This is a marvelous fantasy story. Brax gets thrown out to a bigger world and gets a crash course in magical abilities and war. It was so easy to get into this story, by the second chapter I couldn’t put the book down. There is action, adventure, lots of fighting, and serious bad guys. I strongly recommend checking this book out. Any fantasy lover will instantly adore this book. I can’t wait to see what happens to Brax and his group next. I received Cathadeus from iRead Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
This is a rich fantasy with never ending adventure, vivid scenes and characters which dig in and don't let go. Braxton's life gets turned upside down when long-forgotten monsters, Minotaurs, attack the Walking Gate and leave his mother with life-threatening injuries. In a quest to save her, he travels with several friends in search of her tree and an elven master. He soon discovers that there's so much more than he knew going on, and finds himself in the middle of a war and battling the discovery of his own powers. This is a fantasy tale, which holds everything it should. The world is rich, exciting and comes to life as Braxton journeys through the realm. It's easy to sink into the world and envision the surroundings (especially with a lovely drawn map in the beginning of the book). Although it takes a couple of pages to sink into the situation, by the second chapter the story hooks in. One adventure leads to another, each one with unexpected twists and mounds of tension. A lot happens, making this a read hard to put down. The smooth writing draws in and makes the pages flip by. There is a large palette of characters, as a fantasy should have, and each one has their own quirks, history and intriguing qualities. While Braxton himself is a hero worthy to root for, he has his rough edges as well. Although he's an engaging character, it's his friends who stand at is side and help him through which truly make this an interesting read. The characters come across realistic, their decisions sound and their determination inspiring. Fantasy friends are sure to enjoy this one. Although there are several violent scenes, it's never over the top and makes for an exciting read. I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed diving into this world so much that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts. I'm giving it 4.5 stars and rounding up.