Long ago, so the legends say, the Necromancer Volnor invaded the continent of Pelacia. His legions of undead soldiers ravaged the land unchecked, until the three nations united and pushed their evil foes back into the Desert of Malator. But that was centuries ago, and few people still believe the tale. Other, more worldly matters occupy their time, such as recent attacks by renegade Kobolds. But Elac, an elf who makes his way as a merchant, is too concerned with his business affairs to become involved in international politicsuntil a marauding band of Kobolds attack Elac's caravan and he finds himself running for his life. Befriended by an elfin warrior named Rilen, he travels to Unity, the seat of power on the Pelacian continent. There he is joined by a diverse group of companions, and he sets out on an epic quest to solve the riddle of his heritage and save the land from the growing evil that threatens to engulf it.
|Publisher:||Medallion Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Scott Gamboe is the author of The Killing Frost. He has been a police officer since the mid 1990s, and he currently serves as a crime scene investigator. He lives in Edwards, Illinois.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Piaras Legacy is a great fantasy novel that truly has all aspects of a great read. I love reading series (because it makes me feel like I have more time with the characters), however I was very pleased that this story was in one novel. It was a classic epic fantasy quest tale packed with adventure, romance, magic and more, and was written so well it didn't need to also be epic in length. Gamboe keeps a great pace throughout the entire novel and you aren't left feeling that some parts of the book were slow. There is action immediately from the beginning and will entertain people of all ages. Very highly recommended to all fantasy and quest lovers!
Led by the Necromancer Volnor, a legion of the dead invaded the three countries that make up the continent of Pelacia. They killed everyone in sight ravaging the land in a blighted earth policy. Previous rivalries are put aside and the trio of nations united they successfully repel the enemy horde forcing Volnor and his minion to take refuge in Desert of Malator. --- Over time that great saviors¿ war became part of the ancient mythos with nobody believing that a malevolent soulless one raised the undead into an army as there are more pragmatic concerns for those residing on the continent today. In that environs Elac the Elf makes a living as a merchant with no thoughts on legends. However, renegade Kobold marauders attack his caravan leaving him fleeing for his life. Rilen the Elven warrior rescues Elac who joins him on his journey to Unity where the former hopes to gain support while calling the alarm that Volnor is back. No one except Elac and a hand full of travelers heeds his warning so that the only hope resides within the soul of the merchant who, if he can figure out what it means in today¿s context, has ties to the last successful repelling of Volnor and his evil. --- This is an exhilarating fantasy due to the two elves, Rilen and Elac, and the threat of Volnor, deftly handled to increase the suspense. Rilen is like a Jeremiah ignored by the leaders who scoff at the return of a mythological necromancer. However Elac is the more fascinating character as he is a successful businessman who suddenly is thrust at the head of a save the world quest in a sort of coming of age way. Fans will appreciate Scott Gamboe¿s fine fantasy and seek his previous science fiction thriller, THE KILLING FROST. --- Harriet Klausner