Multiple-award winning Primeval Origins: Light of Honor is the second book in this epic Fantasy/SciFi story telling of the origins of mankind, our heavenly hosts, and of the eternal war between the goodness of the Light and the evils of Darkness. Join in the grand adventure revealing humanity's heroic struggles against terrible tyrannies, deadly dinosaurs, beasts of old, and ancient gods answering the question, "What if all of our myths and legends are true?" Book 2 in the Primeval Origins epic series.
AWARDS and HONORS
Winner, Epic Fantasy Book of the Year, 2017 Independent Press Awards
2nd Place, Fantasy Book of the Year, 2016 Reader Views Literary Awards.
Merit, Fiction/Fantasy Book of the Year, 2016 CIPA EVVY Award
Finalist, Fantasy Book of the Year, 2016 International Book Awards
Finalist, E-Book Fiction Book of the Year, 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Finalist, Science Fiction, 2016 Best Book Award
Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Myth & Legend, Dystopian, Good and Evil, Kindle Book
Fleeing across the sea from enemies familiar and unknown, the crew of the Wind Runner and I fight for our lives as we struggle to keep safe our strange and ancient cargo, the unconscious Rogaan and Aren. We have need the help of these warriors of old as we battle deadly Tyr super-soldiers of the New World Order, now commanded by the forces of the Crescent Moon, intent on taking our ancient cargo for themselves. I suffer horribly the wrath of the Tyr when protecting the unrisen Horsemen, hurling me to the brink of death and back into the ancient world of mankind’s first civilization, reliving the past through the eyes of the then young and aspiring warrior Rogaan and the mystic Aren. As my Light, again, plunges into the maelstrom of our deep past experiencing a culture both simultaneously primitive and advanced, as our ancient ancestors struggle against self-corruptions and unseen powers born of jealous entitlements by their celestial gods and unknown intelligences. In these remembrances, I am witness to terrible injustices and impossible trials levied by the covetous tyrannies against Rogaan, Aren, and many others. In the here and now, I find rising deep questions about humanity’s origins and the seemingly eternal battle between the goodness of the Light and the selfish evils of the Darkness. I, Nikki, now standing at the precipice at the end of mankind’s Fourth World-Age, bare testimony of our undiscovered history, in these blue steel epics, revealing the origins of the Horsemen of Prophecy… before the sounding of the trumpets.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Primeval Origins: Light of Honor doesn't quite pick readers like me up where Brett Vonsik's first volume left off. Instead I am hooked in the middle of a chase, with all the different characters I know from the first book present but rearranged, and with gaps in my knowledge of time and place from where I last knew the story had been going. Despite this being very disconcerting, I find the protagonists in the middle of a dangerous event, one that may spell the end for the main characters I am just touching base with again. Needless to say the adrenaline is pumping this early in the tale, so I start flipping pages as quickly as I can to find out what will happen to the characters I know while trying to remember what state they were in since I saw them last. I make it to the end breathless, excited for what could happen to the characters in the third volume. And because I am still trying to get my bearings after what I read, I start reading the story again! Although this second novel seems like it is only a transitional story between the first volume and the the upcoming third one in the series, I say the author's writing style of piling one action- or tension-filled event after another renders the need for reading volume 1 first unnecessary. All readers, regardless of them having read the first volume or not, will feel like they are have been deposited onto a whirling tornado or the crest of a tsunami, and the best thing to do is ride it out to the very end. I find it to be a very exhilarating ride! There is a lot of physical action, fights, and explosions, and even the internal conflicts of each character lend to the story's fast pace. In the scenes Nikki witnesses in the past, Rogaan has left his uncertain stage of "Can I? Should I? Would I?" and begins to be more reactive, pushed to desperation by the deprivations and injustices his friends and family suffer. Nikki's first viewing of Aren in the scenes of the past shows him to be so paranoid that the shifts and jumps in his own mind are pretty action-packed already. In the present, both are practically super heroes: disoriented and confused super heroes, but awesome to behold even at half-power. This second volume is a page-turner, whether you know much about Rogaan and Nikki or not. The Who and the What is very shifty and fast-paced in Primeval Origins: Light of Honor. The Why however permeates throughout the action-filled tale - acknowledge the plight of the oppressed and downtrodden, then answer the call to defend them against the tyrannies that bury their voice. Whether readers decide to read the first book to get a background on the characters or like myself read Primeval Origins: Light of Honor again to take note of anything I missed during the first whirlwind ride, they will find a very satisfying tale and will anticipate the coming of the third installment of this action-packed series. Recommended.
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Primeval Origins: Light of Honor by Brett Vonsik is an epic fantasy that will take you to the edge of time and keep you on the edge of your seat. The story is a continuation of a series and I was surprised to find that I actually liked it a lot. Everything was connected properly and I didn't have to re-read things again and again to understand what was happening. The story is about Rogaan, an ancient warrior who is taken to yet another adventure. This time it is Nikki who is going back in time to see what happened before and how the ancient fight between good and bad started. Her sacrifice saved the lives of Rogaan and Aren, but now she is plunged into the world of ancient gods and a society that is advanced, but still primitive in nature. I have to say, the story was a great surprise for me. I was not expecting this at all. Brett Vonsik has done a great job with building these characters. As a reader, I always look for novels that keep me guessing what will happen next and this novel did that for me. I could not guess what would happen next. The best thing about this novel was that I could turn to any page or chapter and I would experience the same thrill. The novel is consistent and has beautifully developed characters that will make you keep thinking long after you have finished reading the novel.
Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite I just finished reading Primeval Origins: Light of Honor, Book 2 by author Brett Vonsik, and all I can say is "Wow!" With the author doing a fantastic job of continuing the stories of Rogaan, a young warrior, and Nikki the paleontologist tied to him, this time through the eyes of Rogaan, readers will again find an exciting, thrilling and a 'grab you by the throat' kind of read that they just will not be able to put down. Again happening in a dual setting of the ancient past and the present, Rogaan will find himself in the unenviable position of battling beasts of old, tyrants, and some very inhospitable environments ... all while trying to save the future of mankind as a whole. I very, very much enjoyed Primeval Origins: Light of Honor, Book 2. Author Brett Vonsik has done an absolutely amazing job in creating characters that readers will connect with and relate to, not always an easy feat in a work of fantasy. I, as a reader, found myself thinking of both Rogaan and Nikki long after the story was finished. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I don't know what is. Author Vonsik's skill in world creation is simply second to none. Readers will feel as if they can slip into the pages and experience the heart-pounding, palm-sweating action for themselves. Any reader who enjoys fantasy should absolutely read this book. I highly recommend it, and certainly hope that author Brett Vonsik is hard at work on the next installment. I, for one, will be anxiously watching for it!
Just finished reading “Primeval Origins: Light of Honor Book 2” by Brett Vonsik. Once again, I’d like to say a big thank you to Brett for the signed print copy of this book. I have to say from the start that I was a little confused after the first book and was wondering where the next book would take us. But, after reading book 2 of this brilliant, beautifully written time bending epic fantasy I am totally on board and am anxious for the next chapter in this skillfully wordsmithed epic saga. When in relaxed mode the dialogue between characters is believable and engaging, but when in action mode it is never ending and edge of your seat action. I read fantasy books quite a bit, but this one is in a category of its own imagining. I am looking forward to the continued adventures of Nikki, Rogaan, Aren, Pax and the rest of the gang in the upcoming book 3 of this series. Synopsis (from back cover): Fleeing across the sea from enemies unknown, Nikki and the crew of the Wind Runner fight for their lives as they struggle to keep safe their strange and ancient cargo, the unconscious Rogaan and Aren. The crew discovers they need the help of these warriors of old as they battle deadly Tyr super-soldiers intent on taking their ancient cargo for themselves. Nikki suffers terribly the wrath of the Tyr when protecting Rogaan and Aren, hurling her to the brink of death and into the ancient world of mankind's first civilization reliving the past through the eyes of the aspiring warrior Rogaan and the mystic Aren. Nikki plunges, again, into a world both increasingly familiar yet profoundly strange where a society simultaneously primitive and advanced struggles against corruption and the unseen powers of their ancient gods, alien intelligences, and horrific dangers. As Rogaan and Aren face terrible injustices and challenges, deep questions are raised about the origins of humanity's battle between good and evil. Astonishing in its scope and detail, taking you into a fully created world beyond your wildest dreams, Primeval Origins: Light of Honor skillfully weaves together humanity's oldest creation myths, religious beliefs, political landscapes, and prehistoric origins to create a thrilling, fascinating epic rich in characters and compelling plot. Join the world of Primeval Origins now as it reveals the secrets of Creation's guiding hand: petulant godlings, noisy mortals, and ancient evils confronted by good in the ultimate test of the human soul.
Loved this book even more than the first - it was faster-paced, wrapped up a lot of story threads that were in the first novel that were nagging at me while leaving plenty of mystery for the next book, and was definitely a bit darker than the first in the series. Reminiscent of my favorite fantasy novels from the 90s and 2000s, reading Primeval Origins: Light of Honor brought me back to the joy of reading the first books in a series and being enthralled by a new world and perspective on storytelling when I thought I had read all there was to read in the fantasy world. Props to the new author - keep the Primeval Origins books coming as fast as possible!
Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite Whoa! In a fast paced thrill ride of a read by author Brett Vonsik, Primeval Origins: Light of Honor, Book Two is nothing if not an exciting and must-read adventure story. Following characters that were first introduced in Vonsik's original work, the young warrior Rogaan and paleontologist Nikki, readers will be excited to find that they are now seeing the story through Rogaan's viewpoint. And what a story it is! Uniquely taking place both currently and in ancient times, the split story shows how characters in both time frames are doing all they can to work towards survival. I really liked Primeval Origins: Light of Honor, Book Two. I felt that the author wrote a highly entertaining, well-paced, and at times, edge of your seat read that will be enjoyed by many. Characters were well presented, especially those of Rogaan and Nikki, and readers will get a real feel for what they are thinking and experiencing. While very strongly rooted in the fantasy realm, the environments were also believable, and that certainly is not always the case with works in this genre. Any reader who enjoys fantasy, action, adventure, a thrill while reading or just a plain good book should absolutely read Primeval Origins: Light of Honor, Book Two. I, for one, am looking forward to going back and reading the first book in the series, that's how much I enjoyed this one, and will certainly keep my eye out for more from the very promising author, Brett Vonsik, in the future.