War looms on the horizon as Elves, Dwarfs, Dragons, and others face the reality of an ancient judgment to come.
This is the story of pirates, death, war, magic, and ancient prophesies.
Myra may hold the key to their planet's destiny in her tiny hands as she struggles to fulfill the ancient writings and stay alive.
|Publisher:||IFWG Publishing International|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)|
About the Author
Born in the post war era of 1947 and raised in the farm country of upstate New York, MF Burbaugh saw ground level life and death. Joining the Army in 1966 and spending almost two years in Vietnam, he added to that grounding of reality, and after 21 years in the Army he now resides with his wife of forty years in El Paso, Texas. He writes in the sci-fi/fantasy genre but has a collection of short stories based in the 1860s of a humorous western genre, where he received good reviews. He tries to bring his stories to life such that you feel you are right there.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A group of misfits in the guise of space pirates on the run from the Inter Galactic Police Force land on a planet called Vitore where morality and a rigid hierarchy rule. To their great consternation, they find they have landed on a world where magic, manners and a strict moral code of absolute truth is the norm. Populated by Magi, Elves, Gnomes, Orcs, Fairies, Dwarves, Dragonkelt and Yeti, where the populace speak using a form of telepathy, regarding vocal speech as anathema, the world of Vitore slowly unfolds within the tale. Two innocent children from Earth, Myra and Kyle, taken prisoner by the pirates are seemingly rescued by the locals. But all is not as it seems as they begin a great adventure of discovery while being taught the ways of the world they find themselves marooned upon by the devious Faeldor and then the kindly Dwarf princess Deeppacer. Imagine Tolkien's characters in space and you have the basis for M.F Burbaugh's novella. This is a great fantasy story for the young and not so young...
I was privileged to read this before publication. This is truly a fun, fun, fun novel/novella. It has everything, and it has a unique take on the stereotype fantasy creatures we are all used to, and exposed frequently to. It is a short novel - around 47k, but it moves fluidly and full of action, intrigue and wonder. I heartily recommend this wonder to you.
Circle of Seven? Should be Circle of Heaven! Well...that may be a bit of a stretch since The world Mr. Burbaugh has created is-like ours-a bit of both Heaven-if you know and follow the rules-and Hell for those who do not. Fun story line-but not 'funny'. A quick read-not because it's a short story but because it's good! With damsel in distress, fairies a flitter and dragons on wing (the good kind with an evil doer or two among the ranks)and lots of action in between, I give C-7 a 'Highly recommend. -JP, Kansas City