Of Pawns and Kings

Of Pawns and Kings

by Joseph Campbell

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Of Pawns and Kings by Joseph Campbell

Of Pawns and Kings aspires to tell the story of one young wizard's journey to become a master of his craft, and to ultimately restore balance to a world up-ended by the games played by gods.

The story opens in a peaceful fishing village, nestled upon the southern coast of Bandor, where Obitobaz Nieja studies under the grand tutelage of Orban, master mage of Water's Edge. Soon Nieja's peace is shattered by the appearance of a mysterious and beautiful elf of the east and a wounded Knight of Tae.

Word of bad omens and evil tidings reach the ears of the master Orban, and a pilgrimage must be made to the capital for a meeting with the King. Along the way, Nieja learns humility and the pain of old friends lost. When he and his master reach the capital, he finds that his quest has only begun, as he will be part of a secret mission to find a powerful talisman and rid the world of a malevolent taint.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012050878
Publisher: Joseph Campbell
Publication date: 01/08/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 487,392
File size: 481 KB

About the Author

A romantic and idealist with a strong sense of duty, Joseph Campbell has always made the choice to serve. After six years in the military, he returned to his southern roots for a career as a peace officer.
When asked about his writing, he proclaims that he is simply a teller of tales. Always, he has loved science fiction and fantasy, and this, along with the desire to entertain, motivated him to create his own stories. His debut novel, a fantasy adventure, was initially written for the enjoyment of his children, but he has since decided to share it with all.
In his spare time, when not serving his community or doing his best to be a good husband of twenty-four years and father of two, Joseph slips away to wondrous places full of magical people.

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Of Pawns and Kings 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of my favorite books are the classics, like Treasure Island, The Hobbit, and The Chronicals of Narnia. This one was an inexpensive in-between read for me. I needed a break between the never ending story of Game of Thrones and my text books. So I picked this one to read on the side. I was absolutely delighted! This is his first novel, but he has extraordinary RAW TALENT! I fell in love, or grew to hate each and everyone of the characters. I honestly coundn't pick a favorite, althouh I knew which one I hated. The story flowed very well. The fight scenes were very descriptive and I think I learned a few moves myself. This was more like watching a movie more than reading a book. The author has a way with drawing you in and leaving you satisfied and I am eagerly awaiting a sequel. Best money I ever spent on an e-book. The one draw back is that it's a bit long, it took me about 3 days, but I couldn't put it down! JOB WELL DONE!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author hooks you, reels you in, and keeps you on the line the whole way, THEN, leaves you begging for me. Sequel soon please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never read an ebook before. What an extraordinary story to blossom this way. I thoroughly enjoyed it and wished I could buy an old fashioned type copy for my daughter in law who is a huge George Martin fan. Guess I'll have to get her a Nook next Christmas!
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ALPOPO More than 1 year ago
I just finished re-reading Of Pawns and Kings for the second time. It is a book that a reader can either sit back and enjoy as a "easy read" or dig into deeper and attempt to grasp all that the author is trying to convey. What I am attempting to say is that I can't help but be reminded of the Lord of the Rings in that you can either just read the story and enjoy the adventures because the story flows well. Or, the reader can emerse themselves into the language, culture and geography of the story. If you are a fan of Tolken or Lewis then this book is a must read. The story flows well and the descriptions of the characters, action and scenery place you, the reader, right into the story. I thoroughly enjoyed it because it made me think regarding the parallels we face in our world regarding good and evil. Lastly, I shared the book with my 11 year old son and he enoyed it because of the action and adventure aspects of the story. The fact that the book holds the attention of an 11 year old says a lot!!!
Bing1482 More than 1 year ago
first the negatives - long book! a little wordy on the descriptions! Now, on to the good - the characters were well developed and interesting. I found myself (as with all good books) wanting to know as soon as I could what was going to happen to them next. While I'm not normally into the fantasy genre this book comes with plenty of action to keep a normally "shoot 'em up bang 'em up" guy interested. definitely recommend it and look forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Of Pawns and Kings, author Joseph Campbell makes an original and significant contribution to the fantasy genre. With his easy-to-read (but not dumbed-down) prose, Campbell demonstrates the art of storytelling with complex, interesting characters and detailed majestic environments. His characters struggle with their strengths and failings and disagreements with each other to strive for a common goal of a world at peace. It was difficult to believe that this is Campbell's first novel. It was a wonderful read that was hard to put down and I look forward to reading more of his work in the future.
Aaya More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It kept me interest through the whole book. It was written very well and very descriptive. I felt as if I were in the book! I would and have recommend this to everyone! I cannot wait for the next one to come out! I will be patiently waiting! I cannot say enough good things about this!!!!!!!
Ladariir343 More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading this awesome novel. An Amazing adventure that left me wanting more. Reading it was like watching a movie in your head loved evry min. of it. very imaginative was very familiar but was very different with several surprises.A must read for anyone who loves a good adventure. I am chompping at the bit for the second novel in the series. A MUST BUY!!!!!!
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JSLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book - filled with suspense, action, mystery, a little romance and the fight between good and evil. I can't wait for the sequel!!! You definitely don't want to miss reading this one!
lgriffin34511 More than 1 year ago
This book was thoroughly entertaining. It has everything needed to make it a best seller, great characters, great action, beautiful surroundings & of course a wonderful story. I enjoyed reading every page. This book did exactly what every book should do, it left me wanting to pick up a sequel right away.
MJC1458 More than 1 year ago
If you like fantasy then this is the book for you. Great effort from this first time author he created a whole new world to explore. Can't wait for the second novel.