The Nation: A sadistic and cruel empire that has ruled Edgeweir since time beyond memory. But under the tutelage of Alabaster Shanks, a group of disparate rebels have come together to fight back and stand up to the Nation’s rule. Amongst them is Fastian; dark, dangerous and with an eye for vengeance; and Jacob, a boy and the newest recruit, who possesses a skill craved by the rebels. Now they come together to undertake a mission that could be the beginning of the end for the Nation. But with Fastian’s mind ever on the past and Jacob’s eye firmly on his future, will they be capable enough to ever see it through?
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Fastian: An Edgeweir Tale based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Let me start by saying that I do not profess to be any sort of a book critic. I am however an avid reader and I know what I like and dislike, or so I thought…. Although my preference has always been fiction, the genre of fiction has been what is typically referred to as "chick lit", I took the chance on Fastian: An Edgeweir Tale as my read for a recent vacation, and I am so glad that I did! With Fastian, the author brings to life the many facets of the main character, from his dark unmerciful side, to that of a soft hearted and caring man that few have had the opportunity to witness. This story is the adventure of two unlikely characters, brought together for a single purpose, to secretly gain the imprint of a key that will help in their attempt to bring down a savage and ruthless nation. Jay Finn is a talented story teller, I enjoyed this book from the first few pages and even more as the characters and story developed into something much more than I had ever expected. Fastian is full of excitement, adventure, magic, the fight for good and a wonderfully written underlying love story. I feel even stronger about this book because it is so out of the realm of what I normally read, and I am still astonished at how much I loved it. It is one of those books you wished wouldn't end and I couldn’t put it down once I started. I am thrilled to hear that there are plans for a second book and the continuation of this story. I can't wait! I would highly recommend this book not only to fantasy fiction lovers but to anyone who enjoys an amazing read and wonderful story. Jay Finn is an amazing author and storyteller, and I wish him all the success with this wonderful novel and future works.
I enjoyed the beautiful, vivid descriptions of the countryside. Fastian is different from other epic fantasy heroes I've read; he's damaged and enjoys violence; a very complex character. Finn really knows how to ratchet up the tension and kept me turning the virtual pages. Also, the name of the rebel leader, Alabaster Shanks, reminds me of the delightful, hilarious names Rowling gives some of her characters.