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In Nostraterra, the wars between the allied races of Elves, Men and Dwarves have ended; the Dark Lord Magnar has been overthrown. The Great Peace is suddenly shattered when Alfrahil, Crown Prince of Eldora is nearly assassinated. The King suspects his younger son Daerahil's lust for the throne has taken a dark and deadly turn, ignoring all evidence to the contrary. Is Daer...more
Paperback, 524 pages
Published January 27th 2011 by Black Rose Writing
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Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Nostraterra is still recovering from the Great War. The peace is shattered when Alfrahil, Crown Prince of Eldora is the target of an assassination attempt. Preliminary investigations hint that his brother Daerahil may be involved. The King and several members of the other races start looking for the truth, but is there a greater evil working behind the scenes?

I had a really hard time getting into the story. The first few chapters seemed to be full of geographical and political descriptions that...more
Paul Steele
It took me a bit to get into it... At first I was thinking the dialogue a bit over the top and the names of people and places a bit campy, but I have to admit it did grow on me and was glad I stuck with it.

There are the familiar races of a typical Fantasy story. However Pauly writes more of a dramatic story, with twisted plots, mystery and family intrigue. The storyline was well thought out, and I like that the characters were real people (or elves, or dwarves, or what have you).

My only complain...more
Nadyne
Not for me! Started this book August 6 2011, but stopped reading it after 20 pages. Perhaps I wasn't in the mood for this genre, but I couldn't stop comparing it with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, that I really loved.
Albert
This is a incredible book with complex plots, well fleshed-out characters, and lots of political and family conflicts. If you have read The Lord of the Rings, you will definitely enjoy this book.
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I just won this book from Goodreads first reads. I cant wait to get it and start.
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David Pauly grew up in Winnetka, IL, attending the University of Wisconsin—Madison, majoring in History. Working for a year as a Domino’s Pizza manager convinced him of the need for higher education, so he attended Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Moving to New Mexico David opened his own law practice in 1992 and remains a solo practitioner.

During a sabbatical in Paris, David attended...more
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