by Robert Louis Malek


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ISBN-13: 9781542325288
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2017
Pages: 674
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.48(d)

About the Author

The author was born and raised in Chicago, graduating from Brother Rice H.S., then moved to Wisconsin's Northwoods when young and became captivated with the woodlands, lakes, and rivers. Also, with the nearby hill country of the U.P. (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan with it's (hopefully) extinct volcano, Porcupine Mountain, and of course magnificent Lake Superior. He lived on his northern Wisconsin family resort until he attended and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in the Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was active on campus trying to improve student housing issues. He enjoys writing, especially Epic Fantasy. Now retired from being a Registered Pharmacist, but still living in the Northwoods of Wisconsin with his wife Joanie (who he often suspects is a part elf). Most of their children and grandchildren live nearby, with some residing throughout Wisconsin, and even a few in a vast desert known as Arizona. Now retired, he has more time for the outdoors, including a family orchard, and full-time writing. He has a lifetime of harvesting the forest for what it offers, as well as traveling to the other parts of the U.S. and Canada which set the tone for appreciation of nature's wonders. Euphemistically called the frozen tundra by football fans, northern Wisconsin's forests and waterways arouse the imagination, as well as the written word, is aspiring to do and hoping to stir the thoughts about the mythical, the possible and maybe even the probable, fantasy literature beckons the reader to temporarily become lost in an adventure.

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Helm 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite As an epic fantasy story, Helm, Volume 1 could be compared to works by J.R.R. Tolkien. Robert Louis Malek not only entertains us with elves, unicorns, and dwarfs, but he also includes mystical creatures from multiple regions, uniting them in a cause to save everyone from the Dark One who has returned. Though the elves attempt to mend the relationships the humans had destroyed a millennia ago, they all look to the humans of the Helm to lead and restore the world they had destroyed. With predators being driven from their homes and entering lands and waterways, these different races must pull together to defend what little they have. Generations of mistrust and ignorance will be just as hard to overcome as the demons that are threatening their livelihood. If these races cannot overlook their differences, they will all fall to an enemy they thought had died out. Helm is fast paced and exciting, keeping the reader hanging onto every word. Robert Louis Malek's extensive vocabulary makes Helm an outstanding read and a step above the average novel. I enjoyed how he introduces different creatures one at a time, making it easier to distinguish the predators from the friendlier races. The glossary in the back of the book was quite useful when I had forgotten a person or place. I found the main characters had strong integrity, yet were driven by compassion for their fellow men. I wanted to savor this novel, but Helm is so intense that you end up reading quickly to discover what happens next. Robert Louis Malek ends this novel by making you wish Helm II: The Saga Continues was in your hands, ready to continue the adventure.