Two forces threaten to tear the world apart—tyranny on the one hand, anarchy on the other. The legendary warrior, Telsharu, blinded by the emperor’s curse, has escaped his hundred-year imprisonment seeking revenge. Intent on assassinating the emperor, he throws the Seventh Empire into chaos.
To resist the destructive forces of Telsharu, divergent groups must decide whether fight against their own enemies, or to stand together against the greater evil.
The Tale of Telsharu takes you on a journey to the Seventh Empire, a mythical far-eastern land, filled with realistic and visceral martial arts, compelling characters, and a story that will keep you guessing.
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The first couple of chapters were challenging to get through. There were a lot of foreign names, titles, and other things that were challenging for me to keep track of. But once the viewpoint characters repeated, I got the feel of things and really got into the story. The characters in this book feel like real people. I understand what they're thinking and how they're feeling. Not just the heroes. Actually, one of the coolest parts of this book was the fact that there really weren't bad guys and good guys, there were just people. Each character did what they thought was the best thing to do, and I could understand why they were doing it. Once I got into it, I really enjoyed the Asian flavor of this fictional world. I wasn't bombarded with tons of details and backstory, like you get in some books. There were enough elements to give me the flavor of the culture, and then I was allowed to fill in the rest with my own imagination. The world was believable, and I really enjoyed it. I recommend this book. If the first few chapters are tough for you, push through, because it will be totally worth it!