Great second book to the exciting Fantasy series 'The Shadow of the Revenaunt'!
How did his parents and brothers die? Where their deaths really accidents, or were they killed? These questions young Ghyll Hardingraud must answer before he can ascend Rhidauna's throne.
Ghyll’s search for the truth leads him and his Companions on a journey back to the past as he slowly unravels a dark conspiracy.
Once crowned, the young King Ghyll still has to finish the mission his dead uncle imposed on him. The journey takes him and his trusted friends through inhospitable lands and dangerous swamps to the endless steppes of Zihaen, looking for the Voice from the West. He discovers he isn't the only one. His vindictive enemy pursues him, aided by undead forces.
Note from the Author: This version has been revised on some vital plot points.
Zihaen: “Full of all the elements of the fantasy genre, Mr. Horsman writes with dynamic symbolism and in-depth magical flair. His core groups of characters use their uncanny strengths and paranormal powers to heighten the plot's progression. The setting changes are extreme in nature, yet are described with sensory detail, making the ‘make believe’ visibly believable.” (Readers’ Favorite 5* Review)
About the Author
Paul E. Horsman (1952) is a Dutch and International Fantasy Author. Born and bred in the Netherlands, he now lives in Roosendaal, a town on the Dutch-Belgian border. He has been a soldier, a salesman, a scoutmaster and from 1995 till his school closed in 2012 an instructor of Dutch as a Second Language and Integration to refugees from all over the globe. He is a full-time writer of fantasy adventure stories suitable for a broad age range. His books are both published in the Netherlands, and internationally. His works are characterized by their rich, diverse worlds, colorful peoples and a strong sense of equality between women and men. Many of his stories, like The Shardheld Saga trilogy and The Shadow of the Revenaunt books, have mythological or historical elements in them, while others, especially Lioness of Kell and his current Wyrms of Pasandir books, contain many steampunk elements. You can visit him at his website: www.paulhorsman-author.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite Zihaen: The Shadow of the Revenaunt Volume 2 by Paul E. Horsman is a fantastical tale of camaraderie. When a diabolical sorcerer delves deep into ancient realms of evil, fear and destruction hover over the kingdom of Rhidauna. Consequently, an epic group of Companions set out on a noble quest to investigate the mysterious deaths of the royal House of Hardingraud. Realizing the deaths were no accident, but were acts of purposeful evil, Ghyll returns home to receive his royal crown. On the eve of his coronation celebration, King Ghyllander III’s evil enemy is captured. Wahoo, Let the party begin! However, “Imprisoning a sorcerer is always risky,” and the evil Vasthul escapes. Hot on his trail, the Companions find themselves in distant lands, fighting agents of evil among floods, giant greedy crocodiles, nasty gnats and the undead. After months of being driven by revenge, how will the quest end? Paul E. Horsman takes you well beyond the real world and plunges you into the fantasy realm in his medieval narrative, The Shadow of the Revenaunt. Full of all the elements of the fantasy genre, Mr. Horsman writes with dynamic symbolism and in-depth magical flair. His core groups of characters use their uncanny strengths and paranormal powers to heighten the plot's progression. The setting changes are extreme in nature, yet are described with sensory detail, making the “make believe” visibly believable. The use of allegory, supernatural phenomena and hints of humor make the narrative “deadly simple.” (One of my favorite oxymorons in the book). The story pulls you into its dark evil world and has you pleading for the land of the living. Just when you think evil will prevail, a twist in the tale ensues, transcending the reader into an enchanting romantic end.