Shattered Dreams

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Shattered Dreams

By Ulff Lehmann

Epic Fantasy filled to the brim with Grimdark Reality

If one looks too long into the abyss, the abyss looks back. Drangar Ralgon has been avoiding the abyss’s gaze for far too long and now he turns to face it.

For a hundred years the young kingdom of Danastaer has thrived in peace. Now their northern neighbor, mighty Chanastardh, has begun a cunning invasion.

Thrust into events far beyond his control, the mercenary Drangar Ralgon flees his solitary life as a shepherd to evade the coming war and take responsibility for his crimes.

In Dunthiochagh, Danastaer’s oldest city, the holy warrior Kildanor uncovers the enemy’s plans for invasion.

As ancient forces reach forth to shape the world once more, the sorceress Ealisaid wakes from a century of hibernation only to realize the Dunthiochagh she knew is no more. Magic, believed long gone, returns, and with it comes an elven wizard sent to recover a dangerous secret.

SHATTERED DREAMS is a rich, layered high fantasy, the beginning of an epic that will be well worth following for years to come. Looming menace, thoughtful world-building; a winner! –Ed Greenwood (NYTimes bestselling fantasy writer)

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3 reviews for Shattered Dreams

  1. Grimmedian

    Great epic fantasy with a grimdark theme. A large but intriguing cast are revealed one by one until their lives begin to intersect into a whole. Fans of the slow build of GRRM will really enjoy this story.
    The shattered mercenary Drangor, is hunted by demonologists, but he knows not why. The gifted young thief, Jesgar, who suddenly finds himself surrounded by war and espionage. The nearly immortal Chosen, Kildanor, a warrior of the god of sun and war, whose followers are guarding something ancient and powerful. An awakened but untested wizardess, Ealisaid, finds herself the last of her kind after a century of sleep. The Elves, uncaring of the affairs of men, are living beyond the veil of dreams. But for one, summoned back into the real world by the need to attempt to right a terrible wrong unleashed upon the world. Left behind when the Elves carelessly left a terrible knowledge and power unguarded.
    As the human world begins yet another war for power, a greater evil grows from within a forgotten tomb. which the elves have quite carelessly left behind.
    Highly recommended read. Like the chapter POV changes of George R.R. Martin, the complex characters and their struggles find their paths crossing. They web is pulling tighter and closer. A grim tale from chapter one, you will find yourself hooked and pulled into this world from the first chapter.

  2. Dominic F

    If you are a fan of high fantasy then this book is for you. Elves, swords and sorcerer, humans battling for power and demons.

    There is no pretense of this book being a stand alone novel. There are a lot of open questions that require more story to answer. You will be eager to get the next book to answer some of those questions. I certainly am.

  3. Jill Stubbs

    There’s so much to say about this book as I’ve seen it go from strength to strength as I fell in love with it when I was lucky enough to get to read the prologue and chapter 1 prior to initial publication. The characters are human; sometimes weak, fearful and yet surviving. This makes them very relatable, even those with some distinctly fantastic capability is still someone that struggles like each of us. The events are gritty, again in a way that reflects real life, but at the same time the story and the setting take you away to another place. The pieces of the puzzle are complex in a way that takes a little patience before starting to bring them together, patience that hopefully will be greatly rewarded further in the series. The complexity isn’t too much, it’s just right to pique interest and ensure that this is a world that seems alive around its characters.

    Overall, the book is one where the reader can escape into a thriving world that balances fantasy with familiarity in an absolutely beautiful way. I look forward so seeing the latest version on paper.

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