A thousand mile journey lies before Darian and his father. The young man makes good on his promise to return and discover the third obelisk buried in the deep desert and return to the temple of the Goddess Narine, as foretold by the prophecy.
Mahmud and he decipher the binary code from the obelisks' ancient writings. The reading of the Twelve Tablets brings forth the beautiful and shining Lady Mist. Under her guidance the 'Keeper of the Word' Darian unwittingly frees an ancient evil.
Lady Mist's purpose is to balance her energy with that of the Dark She. But first they must stop Sheik Achmed the Terrible’s new army forces from subjugating all the land of the desert.
Their resolve and combined magical talents must overcome tremendous odds.
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 Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite The Twelve Tablets Tales of the Crystal - Book Three by R.L. Kiser is the final installment of the Tales of the Crystal. This is a true battle of good and evil with an army poised to strike. We have a cast full of characters to set the scene deep in a vast wasteland with thousands of miles of shifting sands and blowing winds. Darian is a Crystal warrior who brings a mystical being forth and unknowingly unleashes an ancient evil. Dorian is the Crystal warrior armorer who is one of only five survivors from an adventure into the deep years before. Lady Mist is the being that is brought forth to bring balance. These are just a few of the characters you find in this fantasy that asks: which side will win - Good or Evil? R.L. Kiser has created a really epic trilogy with the Tales of the Crystal series and I have loved each one more than the other. The Twelve Tablets is fast paced and it really forces your brain to try to keep up with all of the action, while at the same time keeping you engaged in the characters. For me, this book is very character driven and I like that fact. Each character is well fleshed out and you can picture them in your mind and understand why they choose to do the actions they do. Lovers of fantasy are really going to enjoy this last installment of the series because it hits all the key points you like to see in well written fantasy work. I am glad that I started reading this series and would highly recommend it.