Rowan Blaize: Book One of the Enchanted Heritage Chronicles

Rowan Blaize: Book One of the Enchanted Heritage Chronicles

by Jonathan Kieran

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Rowan Blaize: Book One of the Enchanted Heritage Chronicles by Jonathan Kieran

Ravaged by the fury of a terrifying storm, an ancient sorcerer falls from the sky and crashes into a farm upon the English countryside. Powerless but determined, the wily Rowan Blaize must make his way to London and seek the help of his eccentric Aunt Ariadne, unaware that supernatural perils lurk around every corner. Even more daunting is the ultimate war he must wage against a vengeful goddess in order to reclaim his enchanted heritage.

Told in the epic narrative tradition of classics like 'Hiawatha' and 'The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,' 'Rowan Blaize' is a one-of-a-kind fantasy tale to be cherished for the ages. Lavish illustrations enhance a magical story that traverses a breathtaking journey through mystical worlds and encounters with a host of unforgettable characters. A sumptuous feast of enchantment to be savored by readers of all descriptions, 'Rowan Blaize' is the cornerstone work and the "key" that opens the door to the entire series of novels in the Enchanted Heritage Chronicles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615708737
Publisher: Brightbourne Media
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 1,005,214
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Kieran is a writer and illustrator with a university background in ancient history and a slight sense of bewilderment regarding the present day. Therefore, he lives in a rustic little house in the woodlands not far from Big Sur, California, where he confidently awaits the future with plenty of firewood, mercurial internet access, and a reasonable supply of cabernet sauvignon.

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Rowan Blaize: Book One of the Enchanted Heritage Chronicles 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
tiffanydavis2 More than 1 year ago
  Rowan Blaize, by Jonathan Kieran, is a fantasy novel that reads as poetry.  I found it to be very interesting and new, as I have never read anything like it.  It starts of with Rowan falling from the sky.  He learns that he has lost his power, which include flying, and is now left to figure it all out.  Throughout the story, Rowan learns that there are supernatural type dangers that lurk around every corner, just waiting for their change to either take him prisoner or go after him in some way, and without his powers, Rowan is having a hell of a time defending himself.  And when he finally makes it to his aunt Ariadne's, he learns that she doesn't know how to help him though she may know someone who does!      I really enjoyed this book as it was completely different from anything that I have ever read.  I have read quite a bit of fantasy prior to this, but never in such a poetic form as Kieran has done here.  I found it very interesting.  I would also like to say that I think the author did a great job with the characters and the story line.  I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quick and easy read, who is also looking for something a little different! 
Sue_in_CT More than 1 year ago
Rowan Blaize: Book One of the Enchanted Heritage Chronicles by Jonathan Kieran is enchanting indeed. This is the first book I read that is written in epic verse and I loved it.  I like poetry but just so much of it and I was afraid at first that I wouldn't like this book because all I can picture is the hard time I had with Shakespeare in school. Because of this I passed by the book a few times but it did sound interesting since I do like the 'magical and mystical' so figured I would give it a try. Once I read the first page, I never put the book down until I was finished. It went from intriguing to captivating that quick. It is a story with humans, warlocks, witches, faeries, dryads and many other mystical/folklore creatures as characters.  These creatures are all struggling to survive in a world where humans are taking over. To be honest with you I couldn't help but think how sad it is in parts....mainly because it is true. No, I don't mean that there are all these mystical creatures living among the trees (Or are there?) but there are deer and other wildlife that live in the woods long before humans came and cut them all down. If they could talk, I bet their story would be much the same as what King Narzell told to Rowan Blaize..  "Where once these forests teemed with faery life and jubilation, we find ourselves the members of a worn and shrunken nation.  Some say we should be grateful for what woodland still remains, for those within the mortal world who've always taken pains ...to see that little forests, here and there, are well-preserved,  that tiny parks and trails for their amusement are reserved. These 'habitats' of which they speak are stripped of inner-glory. No longer lives the Magic Wood of ancient song and story!" There is greed, lies and struggles as well as friendship, kindness and loyalty throughout the story.  Speaking of what is throughout the story, much to my delight there are awesome illustrations that only add to the pleasure of this story. The poetry was not hard to understand as you can tell from the partial quote above. The flow and rhythm are excellent and the ending made me smile. I have nothing negative to say about this book at all. I am giving it five stars (because that is as high as they go) and I recommend it everyone. 
lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
Rowan Blaize is written in a style that can only be described as poetry. It's set up into separate stanza's of four lines each. The only way I was able to absorb the words, I had to read much slower, and sometimes out loud to fully comprehend what was being written. I normally don't pick up books that are written in this style, but I have to admit I wasn't disappointed by the end.  Rowan Blaize is over two thousand years old and has powers like flying, and casting spells, not to mention his reputation for slaying dragons.  Rowan loses his magical powers and falls to Earth, landing in a farmland where he is able to seek shelter. He even considers this space to be sacred.  Rowan is determined to figure out why he lost his powers, and goes out in search of them.  First starting with his Auntie Ariadne. His journey does not go as he thought, and is taken prisoner by forest spirits, and brought to their Faery King. The king can't make up his mind, if he should eat him or use him for ransom. Things start to look a little hairy until a mortal girl sets him free so he can continue with his journey.  He arrives to his Aunties, only to learn she doesn't know of a cure. but may know of someone who can. She sends him on a mission to meet up with a Circe, otherwise known as a mistress of magic to find a cure or any additional information on Rowan's situation.  There seems to be everything from gods and imps, to witches and faeries and everything in between. All along while reading this book, I was cheering for Rowan to accomplish what he sets out to find. The characters were all so unique and creative, but described perfectly for a perfect image in my mind. The illustrations along the way were something different and I thought it was quite brilliant. Overall I give this book a 5/5. 
sewolf0310 More than 1 year ago
Written in the form of poetry, an ancient sorcerer, Rowan Blaize, loses his magical powers and falls to Earth, landing in the farmland of one Devon Mould. Devon could see Rowan was not from around here and was skeptical, but being the good person he was, Devon invited Rowan into his home for a meal and a warm bed for the night. Determined to continue his journey to find why he lost his powers and how to get them back, Rowan leaves Devon to head to London to see his Auntie Ariadne. Unfortunately, his journey does not go smoothly, as he is captured by some forest sprites and brought to their King. Luck is on his side as a mortal girl frees him and lets him continue his journey, Making it to London and see his aunt, she is unable to help him find a cure, but knows of someone who can help him. Auntie Addie sends him to see Circe, a mistress of magic. But Circe is not what she appears to everyone, as Rowan soon discovers. Written in poetic style, this is easy to follow, as long as you like poetry. Minimal amount of characters, but each brings his own uniqueness to the story. A few illustrations give it that extra zest to see how the author imagines his own characters. Quick read but worthy of your time.
Seattle-Slew More than 1 year ago
Rowan Blaize is a story about the wizard, Rowan Blaize, falling to earth after losing his magic. He finds himself on an English farm and decides to go to London to see his aunt, hoping to get help from her and find a cure for his loss of magic. Along the way he runs into a kindly farmer and then gets captured by the fey folk of the forest. Rowan has to find a way out of the mess, but even if he can will he ever make it to his aunt and can she even figure out a cure for him? I was skeptical about liking the story at first because the entire story is written in verse. However, it actually is very easy to follow/understand what is going on and it also makes the book very easily/quickly read. The plot was interesting and kept me reading to find out what was going to happen next. I definitely did not see some of the events coming that occurred later in the story.  It was an enjoyable read and well written. Definitely would recommend if you're looking for a quick, fun read and don't mind it all being in verse.
Teritree001971at More than 1 year ago
I was surprised to find that ROWAN BLAIZE was written in the style of FAUST and the main character, once I began reading, reminded me of my favorite Robin Goodfellow. I'm sorry to say it's been a while since I've read about him, but he immeadiately came to mind as I continued to read about Rowan. As the poem opens Rowan is falling to earth and is surprised to find he has become stranded without his powers. Luckily for him however, his dear aunt lives in London and as he is within an acceptable walking distance he is soon on his way to recoup his powers. There are elfs, gods and goddess, not to mention witches and colorful characters which will delight kids everywhere. The poem held my interest without problem and wasn't really hard to understand. The flow and rhytm of the poem works so well that I had finished more than half the story without realising it. Character descriptions are credible with illustrations scattered throughout the poem. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that the author mentions characters such as Odysseus, Hermes etc without providing any explanation as to who they were. I knew what the author was referring to and didn't really notice it, but should the reader be unfamiliar with them it could take away from the poem.