by Travis Daniel Bow

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When the Huctans conscript Timothy into a secret army—and when a girl with a strange set of skills sets him free—an awkward and lonely young man gets the chance to become a hero.

Throwing himself into the rebel cause, Timothy ignites years of pent-up frustration and futility in an obsessive drive to fight, spy, and deceive better than anyone else. Losing himself in the exhaustion of training and the danger of missions, he finds friendship with a Thane as fanatical as he is and wraps his new identity completely in service to the rebel Band. The rebel Band which, unbeknownst to him, was created to be betrayed.

A heart-breaking tale of duplicity, passion, and adventure.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045960229
Publisher: Travis Daniel Bow
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Series: Everknot Duet , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

Travis grew up in Reno, NV (where he raised pigs for FFA). He earned degrees from Oklahoma Christian University (where he broke his collarbone in a misguided Parkour attempt) and Stanford (where he and his bike were hit by a car), and he now does research and development work for Nikon. He has seven published short stories, three pending patent applications, one wonderful son, one beautiful wife, and one loving God.

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Thane 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite In Thane (Everknot Duet, Book 1) by Travis Daniel Bow, a young man named Timothy and his half-brother Robert are captured and forcefully conscripted by the Huctans into a secret army. An introvert and somewhat meek by nature, Timothy finds the courage to revolt when Selena, a Thane, helps them escape. They join the rebel group of Botani people that do whatever they can against the Huctans. As the first book from the Everknot adventure series, the world building – even if it’s quite sparse – is akin to the medieval era and free from ethereal civilizations, tech or whatnot, which is surprisingly fresh and a good respite for a fantasy fan like me. There’s no grand magic system here, but a world of espionage, military and combat skills. Revolution and emancipation are the backbones for the plot, along with deception, courage and hope. The story tempo ranges from slow to rushed in certain parts. That said, the pacing as a whole is generally good. The element of intrigue is sufficient to keep readers engaged, and Bow shows his skill in terms of characterization, which is solid enough to make readers invest in the protagonists. Each character has a plausible personality. I admired Robert, who is more cautious of the people that he encounters and has natural leadership skills. On the other hand, I connected more to Timothy, who’s trying to break out from his timid nature and become a savior instead of Robert’s shadow. Overall, this is a good debut for the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Travis Daniel Bow has created an entire other world with his YA fantasy novel Thane. This book follows Timothy and his childhood friend Robert through their captivity by the Huctans, and eventual apprenticeships under a rebel force. I started this book and didn’t want to put it down. There are some violent scenes, but they’re relevant to the story and are nothing more than what would earn a PG or PG13 rating on television depending on the editing (My imagination tends to be a little darker ;). I’ve always loved the medieval time period, and he weaves historical aspects about their way of life with his fantasy very well. As far as his technical writing ability, it was written and edited well with no distracting errors that I noticed. The read is relatively fast paced which is sometimes hard to accomplish with the first novel in a series with as much of a background environment as this has. The characters were well developed and likable, with the more modern twist of a female heroine named Selena. If you like spies, swords, fantasy, action and adventure you will certainly find this book a worthwhile read. I can’t wait to read book 2 in the series.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that THANE by Travis Daniel Bow is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and fun to read! It was well written and fast paced with an intricate plot.