The Gods are dead.
They are all but forgotten. One of their kind remains who has sworn to un-make all that his enemies created; but he has lost the ability to wield his power alone. He needs the anger of a mortal to unleash the destruction he craves, and Kellan Aemoran is more angry than most.
Having witnessed the murder of his family by a cruel Empire, Kellan is cast out into the world to fend for himself. A presence more powerful than anything seen since the age of the Gods has taken root in his soul, and is feeding on his rage.
With a band of mercenaries led by ‘Scurrilous’ Blunt, and an unlikely guide, Kellan must face his enemies in a land thrown into chaos; those enemies within as well as without. But he is a danger to all those he loves, and to save the world he must find a way to do the impossible…
Kill an immortal.
|Publisher:||B R Crichton|
|File size:||628 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
I was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 1975. I was the youngest of three, but adding to the mix my two cousins effectively made me the youngest of five boys. We grew up together in Bulawayo, doing what boys do in Africa; fishing, hunting, catching frogs to feed to my brother's snake, and looking back on it all I realize how lucky we all were. Lucky, not least because we all made it to adulthood! I cringe when I look back on our gunpowder experiments, and canon-making escapades, but it all made for a very exciting, and inspiring upbringing. While I was always a good creative writer at school, the thought of being an author never entered my mind until much later. When I moved to Scotland in 1992, it sparked a wanderlust in me that I have never successfully shaken off. Mountaineering and rock climbing took me to the Alps of France and Switzerland, the Dolomites of Italy, and the Himalayas of Nepal. If travelling does one thing, it is to instill a certain wonder at the world that surrounds us, as well as the amazing diversity that can be found beyond our own comfortable cocoons. This coupled with a voracious appetite for reading, led me to dabble in writing in my early twenties. I am told that any writer starting out should write a book, throw it in the bin, then start another one. And this is what I have done, albeit unintentionally. My first novel, 'The Gift of Chaos' will never see the light of day. 'The Rage Within' is a product of avoiding all the dreadful mistakes I made the first time around, and is, I hope, a far better book. I still have a load of stories swilling about in my head (now sadly, air-cooled) and will share as many as I can, with as many people who will listen, for as long as I can. I live in Blairgowrie, with my three lovely children; Sandy, Laura and Douglas, and of course my amazing wife and proofreader; Lesley.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Brilliant... Intelligently written. I loved this book. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I can't say that it was an overly happy story, as it was predominantly a lot of batters both within and outside of one's self. The Rage Within follows a man named Kellan from his past to his current state and events beyond his control rage on around him, with him drawn to the center more often than not. The Rage Within is written by B.R. Crichton and the man knows his battle tactics. This is his debut novel and barring a couple of occasional typos, you would never know it. It was thrilling to experience the amazing against all odds tactics that would leave you vying for the "good" side to win... The world that he has created is expansive and imaginative. The characters draw you in to their stories and they develop as people before your eyes. This fantastical beliefs and races are ones that have been more than glimpsed in other stories. This is a book that stands on it's own in originality. The book opens in a way that may turn the timid reader away, but if you can delve into this world head first and hold on for the ride, you will not be disappointed. Crichton paints a fierce enemy and gives a face to evil, but nothing is quite as it seems in this action filled thriller. The world is described so that you can imagine you are there, listening to the conversations of the characters that he has brought to life. Each character has it's own flaws that also helps them stand out. It is refreshing to read a book with such a lively character base and interactive environment, where so many stories fall flat in mere dialogue and internal thoughts. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. You should definitely read this book if you are into action, battle scenes, fantasy, internal battles, sweeping landscapes, and memorable races. The ending does a good job of providing closure, while still leaving you with hope for a visit back to the mind of Crichton.
Kellan Aemoran witnessed the murder of his mother and becoming host to The Daemon in a matter of hours. Kellan is fleeing for his life when an Emissary happens upon him. The Emissary is moved by an unnamed emotion to help Kellan for reasons he can't even explain himself. The Emissary now named Granger takes up the task of caring for Kellan and providing him a new start in life. Kellan has an unreasoning hatred for the Korathean Empire. Kilarn "Scurrilous" Bluntis or Blunt is a leader of a mercenary band that has witnessed Kellan's unnatural talent on battlefield. Blunt is no fool when it comes to his men. Rumors swirl about a new Jendayian army on the move. Granger fears that The God Abaddon is on the rise once more seeking The Daemon out. Can Kellan come to terms with The Daemon residing inside of him? Will Abaddon get his wish? Your answers await you in The Rage Within. A very compelling story dealing with the emotion rage. I found myself very sympathetic toward Kellan for all of his troubles. You could see at times when he appeared to be small boy and times when he was making decisions as a man. I look forward to more works by this author.
(I received this book for free in exchange for a review). (This review may contain spoilers). This book was quite an intensely dark read. I was able to empathise with Kellan fairly quickly and easily and I was affected by the things that happened to him. This book was very dark in places. I liked the fact that the war was very realistic and people were hurt and lost their lives. It was sad, but I felt the peril was real. I really disliked the Empire. It was obviously a case of tyranny and I'm not sure I was very keen on the way things ended with the whole Empire. One of the things I particularly liked about this book was the relationship between Granger and Kellan. It was nice to see them as father and son, even though they weren't related by blood. Granger's past was a pretty intriguing one, too, and I liked seeing the contrast of his present to his past. I found Truman and Elan particularly intriguing characters. There were some I was confused about at first, but by the end, I knew who most of the characters were. I did like Kellan's relationship with Eloya, too, and I would have liked to see more of it. There were some quite sweet moments between them. And his bond with Elan worked really well, too. It was interesting to see Kellan's past, but I got a bit confused with the constant switching between the present and the past at times. The descriptions worked really well in the book, but I did notice a few errors, such as 'dieing' instead of 'dying'. This was quite an original twist on a fantasy world. I would definitely be interested in checking out other books by this author in the future.