Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Tarranau (The Four Part Land, #1)” as Want to Read:
Tarranau  (The Four Part Land, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Tarranau (The Four Part Land, #1)

by
3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The Four Part Land simmers with discontent, as old rivalries and ancient grudges bubble to the surface. The great kingdoms plot and scheme against one another, looking to use treachery to gain an advantage in the upcoming conflict. Some will succeed, and some will fail, but each kingdom dares against all comers. Into this cauldron of malice is thrust a young mage named Tar ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published July 10th 2011 by Deepwood Publishing (first published May 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Tarranau, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Tarranau

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-41)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Alex Laybourne
Aug 17, 2011 Alex Laybourne rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book by a very good friend of my. The super talent author L.M Stull

Epic Fantasy is not normally a genre I read, but ever since I have started becoming serious about my writing, I have promised myself to expand my knowledge base in as many areas as I can, and the first thing I wanted to do was to expand my reading interests.

Tarranau was the perfect book to get me started, because to summarize for all of those who do not have the time to read this but would still like to hear a f
...more
Terry Reid
Apr 18, 2013 Terry Reid rated it really liked it
If you like fantasy epics and tales of magic and characters with long, unpronounceable names, (sorry James) then this week’s review will be right up your street as we take a look at Tarranau by James Tallett.

Tarranau is the name of the protagonist from which the book gets its title. The novel, which is the first in a series, tells the tale of Tarranau the water mage. The eighteen-year-old can control the movement of water and bend it to his will, hence his title. His talent also means that he ha
...more
Jason
Sep 27, 2011 Jason rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-fiction, fantasy
Tarranau is an epic tale whose hero, Tarranau, battles his own imperfections in addition to the dangers and treachory of the world around him (the author has informed me that the name Tarranau is from the Welsh meaning "thunder"). Tarranau is born to a modest family of mussel farmers on an island, Bohortha Eilan, famous for its ships and knowledge of water. Tarranau studies to become a watermage so that he might make his family proud and earn a good living for himself. Things, however, don't wor ...more
Morgan Shamy
Apr 01, 2011 Morgan Shamy rated it it was amazing

Tarranau is a true story of adventure. I was completely immersed into Tarranau's world from the first page.  James Tallett is a master world-builder. I loved the time he took to create each civilization, making them all unique in their own respects. I feel like books today, fantasy in particular, shy away from truly building a world, making us feel like we're on the outside looking in. Not here. I was right there with Tarranau and his travels, experiencing everything with him. 

Such a clever conc
...more
Krista Wayment
Aug 21, 2011 Krista Wayment rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Krista by: Epic Fantasy fans that like series.
My Rating/Reviewing MO

This is the first book in a series and it shows. It ends at kind of an awkward place. I wanted to pick up the next book right away but it is not available yet. If you like fantasy books that spend time showing you a new world, than you will like this book. I warn you though – this is not a light read.

Another warning, you have to make it through the first half of the book before it really starts to get interesting. The first part is long and slow, though it does contain inte
...more
Krista Wayment
Aug 21, 2011 Krista Wayment rated it liked it
This is the first book in a series and it shows. It ends at kind of an awkward place. I wanted to pick up the next book right away but it is not available yet. If you like fantasy books that spend time showing you a new world, than you will like this book. I warn you though - this is not a light read.

Another warning, you have to make it through the first half of the book before it really starts to get interesting. The first part is long and slow, though it does contain interesting descriptions o
...more
Sara
Oct 13, 2011 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tarranau is the first book in an epic fantasy series by James Tallett. It was my first epic fantasy experience, and I would have to say it was splendid. Tarranau is a tale of an amazing journey with fine attention to detail and unexpected turns that kept me reading until the end. The author created a world I could easily lose myself in. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Jettica
Jettica rated it it was amazing
May 22, 2011
Emily Boivin
Emily Boivin rated it it was ok
Nov 15, 2012
Duece One
Duece One rated it it was ok
May 14, 2014
Ambra
Ambra rated it liked it
Jul 11, 2012
James Tallett
Feb 04, 2011 James Tallett added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Ellen Maze
Ellen Maze marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2011
Jessica Subject
Jessica Subject marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2011
Karly Kirkpatrick
Karly Kirkpatrick marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2011
Mary Ann Gacayan
Mary Ann Gacayan marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2011
Megg Jensen
Megg Jensen marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2011
Jeannie Walker
Jeannie Walker marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2011
Nevey
Nevey marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2011
Gina
Gina marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2011
TL Jeffcoat
TL Jeffcoat marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2011
Angela
Angela marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2011
L.A. Kuehlke
L.A. Kuehlke marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2012
Rhonda Kooyman
Rhonda Kooyman marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2012
Falanor
Falanor marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2012
Daniel Ritter
Daniel Ritter marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2012
Ashley Davis
Ashley Davis marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2012
Siv
Siv marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Karen
Karen marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Cindy Gates
Cindy Gates marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Lauren
Lauren marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Pete
Pete marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Teracia
Teracia marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Lauren Stoolfire
Lauren Stoolfire marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
PJ
PJ marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Jennifer
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Caitlin
Caitlin marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Kim McHughes
Kim McHughes marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
Danica
Danica marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2012
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »