Sword Of Souls

Sword Of Souls

by Douglas S Taylor

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Overview

Sword of Souls is the first book of the mystifying Chronicles of Caledon. The book also introduces the people and kingdoms of this distant world as well as setting the stage in a powerfully rich and dynamic saga. Sword of Souls, named after the very powerful translation of "Talquardez-Solstas" from the language of its mysterious maker that men will literally be driven to madness by the supreme and supernatural power. Sword of Souls launches just after the fall of the Ramadan tribes by the merciless red bearded Tarvas who invade sparing only the women and the young children in their brutal endeavors of destruction.

Sword of Souls also introduces the main character of the book, a young orphan by the name of Lithius. Lithius manages the miraculously escape from the bondage of the Tarvas warriors and his life's journey begins spiraling down through the Catanbar Mountains along the Thunder River and through the Ramadan Steppes embracing his destiny in a dark and foreboding isle of the "dragons".

Lithius through his acquired strength and magic begins his ascension only to embrace the formidable armies and darker secrets of the evil Lord of Draccus, Morderra-Atrauis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595409471
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Series: Chronicles of Caledon Series
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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Sword of Souls 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the beginning, it took me a little bit to get into. The 'Bend and Ear' part is something that nailed me, how the author shared his pain, his frustration and life's experience leading up to the cataclysmic event in his childhood. I don't usually comment about some of the book I religiously purchase through Barnes and Noble, but this I find as an exception. The Chronicles offered me a measure of substance of reality if you will to the magic and unique blend of science fiction and a palatable flavor of horror. I found through the read, that some of the names of the Characters and places are very challenging and requiring a mature level of reading through. I wish there was a glossary of terms in the book but as I found out through the author's site there is and has been added to the samples of his work. If you are looking forward to something like Harry Potter, you need not look here. It is for the mature audience with the explicit content and language. Though, this book deals with traditional hallmarks of classical adventure stories, it also deals with the perception, history, and the world of the 'people' here. The author is new, and in reading his work, there is some work he needs to do to bring forth his wonderful talent into the light of day to make it a better read for everyone. Still, his imagination and story telling is exceptional. It would really pay off if anyone interested to visit the author's site and read the second sample of the book and I for one am waiting eagerly to read it in paperback!
Guest More than 1 year ago
okay, i'm not a big fan of this type of material. i found this author through the website and read his material. after getting the book from barnes and noble, i was like everyone else here. i just couldn't put it down. i too am waiting for the sequel like sombody mentioned.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved these world Douglas created. I was brought up and then back down and couldn't wait to see where I was being taken! I am waiting anxiously for next one to come out this winter!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree, the book is a real pager turner, that isn't the problem at all. The author really keeps your intrests going and going into enough depth to give some understanding of this new world and setting the stage for the story to begin in the first book. The action and the blend of science fiction and the darker fantasy is in so many ways unique without leaving, in my opinion, the traditional roots too far. Just the same, I would recommend this book, and what I see so far, the series to those who are looking for such a story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book after I found information about the author and after reading a small excerpt, I realized this is certainly down my alley. I really enjoyed the spellbinding talent and am looking forward to the next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read about swords that possess the souls of the victims before, and I have certainly read about different words and the like. I purchased this book only after visiting the official Chronicles of Caledon's web site. Like the web site, the book Sword of Souls is stunning. Right from the beginning, its fast paced and action packed. However the author seems to be only touching on a few things to keep your interests up. Well I suppose that's because and according to the information, this is a series and I am assuming on what I've been reading, there's so much more. I enjoyed the first book so much because of the imagination of Douglas S. Taylor conjuring up this spellbinding 'as someone mentioned earlier' saga. Lithius an orphan uniquely finds the sword and the author takes the child into a man through this strange world and the people. I am trying not to spoil it for others, but for me, its simply a must read. I am recommending it for those who enjoy fantasy, science-fiction, and a touch of horror to at least check this out. Unfortunately we have to wait until book two is out to find out more, and I for one cannot wait!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The battle of two sorcerers, magic, science, technology, and a special blend all mixed together nicely, what is there not to like? The book is face paced and the creativity is equally matched. There's always been stories about magic and sword, but this is unique in the science-fiction catagory. I am looking for the second book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a dark fantasy this little tale has come to be. The book is absolutely choice and so unique like the world of Caledon. I really liked how the author shares his own personal journey in how he came to be an author through the remarkable loss of his friend and the experienced this man went through. I am going to recommend this book to my friends who are into the darker abyss of the masterful work of this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A captivating story, I usually dislike Fantasy Liturature, but I really enjoyed this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm looking forward to the second book, and there's a teaser on the series website. Good job Doug!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sword of Souls is a good book, the author for me displayed a wonderful balance of reality of science and technology perceived through the mind of a young child and people not so advanced. I loved the imagination of this author and I am looking forward to the next book. It is also nice to see that the author has a download map on the site that is much easier on the eyes to view, and thanks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the story and the novel, I thought was fine and would recommend it
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just got finished reading this outstanding story and I am really looking forward to the next installment. I am going to highly recommend this book to my friends and I will tell you why. As a child I have read the greats in this genre and over the years a few authors have forgotten the talent in telling a wonderful and enchanting story such as this. Douglas S. Taylor breathes life into these characters in his own style of writing and differentiates himself through his own flavor of imagination that captivates the reader without overtaxing. I found the saga of Lithius genuine and very palitable and I like how the author takes it all to the next level. From excellent swordplay to its own brand of sorcerery that is in a class all to its own. I am certainly, thus far, a fan of the book and series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Page after page I followed Douglas Taylor's incredible story of the young boy called Lithius who grew up to be a powerful warrior sorcerer who goes toe to to with his rivals. I thought the ending was typical, I mean, it seems in my opinion that the genre gets weak in the end of the book, especially a sequel. I thought I was being let down, I mean, it was a surprise to figure out that Lithius slip through some portal and ended up on earth. I was hoping for a stronger finish in the end, I know that the ending is for the next story to take off. All in all, an excellent book, fast pace, and full of enough twists in the road to keep you going.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey, don't make this child mad, he holds the Sword of Souls, and by god, he'll acquire your soul -- Also loved the fighting sequences, just wished there were more of them in the book! I love the blend of the human drama, the history of how the entire world is elequently put together. I also like to make note the blend of the science fiction and fantasy of this writer. I am looking forward to the second book. I also checked out the Chronicles website and it is loaded with interesting information to support the series, he is truly a gifted writer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful balance and writing wizardry that rivals a good many good verses evildoers. There is so much that is going on and once I began reading this book, I just couldn't put it down, still can't. I loved the way it was written, a neo-classic and I am already looking forward to the second book and also, please check out the website, it's wonderful!