· Eons ago a great power arose to corrupt the world. It could not be destroyed by armies and so was split into pieces and scattered by a powerful sect of monks. Now it has arisen again, as foretold in a prophecy, and corrupted a powerful northern family. The monks cannot interfere so they've trained from childhood and tasked Tara, a vibrant young woman with special abilities to take special knowledge across hostile land to a wizard in the west.
· Now flowering into womanhood she is strong, sexy, without guile, and possessed of martial fighting abilities beyond those of most men. And she is outgrowing her scanty lizardskin armor, which reveals a little too much. Her journey is filled with peril.
· She is joined by a disparate group, a stranded star traveler with a laser sword, a noble giant from the north, an ancient warrior from the time before, and others. There are powerful forces that would see to her undoing, including an invincible Shadow Dancer.
· This is the story of her intriguing journey and encounter with some of the most interesting and dangerous people on the planet.
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About the Author
R.L. Kiser is the author of the Tales of the Crystal trilogy, The Prophecy of Tara (A Mystical Fantasy), the Educated Injun series, and Exile-A SciFi Adventure, which received a 5 star review and made the first cut in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. (www.rlkiser.com) Born in Idaho, raised in Arizona, grew up in Los Angeles he's a Vietnam Veteran, been a musician, a Hollywood taxi driver, a computer programmer, a single parent, and ran his own Internet marketing business. He holds an associate's degree in computer science. He currently resides in Sparks, Nevada with three computers, three bicycles, a recumbent trike, and an '02 Mercedes SUV (no, that does not stand for Small Ugly Vehicle). He's currently hiding from the ATF, CIA, DEA, DHS, DMV, DOD, DOT, HUD, ICE, IRS, ONI, SPD, and FBI, but the NSA knows where he is.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Twenty-two-year-old warrior Tara is on a quest to seek a great wizard, Duphrene duLac, who lives in a white tower in the far west. Her task is to give the wizard the knowledge that she inherited from the monks to save the world. It is a perilous quest indeed, as there are others who try to stop her at all costs, such as the sadistic Mistress Rowena and her brother Roland. Tara is joined by an unlikely assortment of characters. In the first chapter, she ran into some trouble with bandits but was helped by a man with a strange blade, the “traveler from the stars” named Reed, as prophesied by the monks who raised her. There’s also Luggo, a big man with an intellect to match, and Steph, an ancient warrior. The fight scenes are well-described with great details – this is definitely R.L. Kiser’s strength. No reader would complain that he or she couldn't imagine the scenes vividly. Nonetheless, there are times when things are a little too convenient in the plot department. Character development is solid, although not the strongest compared to some of Kiser’s books that I've read before. Yet it’s all justifiable as it’s such a wild adventure; you just need to keep turning the pages and stay swept up in the story. Overall, it is a book that would satisfy fantasy adventure fans alike – it’s action-packed and a fast read. That said, The Prophecy of Tara is strictly for mature adults due to some parts of the story that are not suited for younger readers.