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Acadia, Book I: The Lost King and the Goddess of Time

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  10 reviews
It was only a nightmare at first, but Damont soon realizes that he can see into the future-a curse he has to live with for being the only son of a king dead for a thousand years, with a mother who is the goddess of time.

A man in black armor with a face as obscure as the shadows mantling him laughs wickedly. Who is he and why does he continue to haunt me, Damont wonders. Ap
Nook, 373 pages
Published April 2nd 2011 by Ali M. Naqvi (first published March 30th 2011)
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Naj (Unputdownable Books)
Acadia reminded me so much of the Lord of the Rings but still held its own uniqueness and originality. Naqvi managed to write beautifully and create such a magnificent world. If you liked the Lord of the Rings trilogy you will enjoy this book entirely.

It was adventurous and exciting. Maybe not in the beginning but as the pages kept on turning so did the story. Some bits and twists were predictable but besides that every part was written rather poetically. Naqvi has talent and I'm sure with each
A Book Vacation
Naqvi has created an ingenious world complete with gods and goddesses, vampires, sorcerers, kings and queens… and his style emulates that of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. I was very impressed with the writing style and the story itself; Naqvi has a knack for storytelling, though I must admit that I found the sheer amount of historical background a little much for my taste. Now, that being said, I’m also admitting that I had extreme difficulty reading Tolkien for the same reason. I’m not a ...more
How would you like being told your father had been dead hundreds of years? Damont, the main character, used to be just your average teen boy until he learns the truth of his ancestry. He is thrown into Haldina, where he is supposed to be king. He begins receiving visions of the future and has fears of whether or not he can live up to the prior kings. The reader will meet the two main secondary characters when Damont is sent off on a quest. Amber, a hot-headed sorceress and Virden, a warrior make ...more
Acadia, Book I: The Lost King and the Goddess of Time, is the first part of The Second Great War trilogy by Ali M. Naqvi. When the author wrote me asking if I would be interested in doing a review, the cover is the first thing that drew me to the story. I know, we should never judge a book by its cover, and I especially follow that rule when it comes to self-published e-books, because I realize many writers simply do not have access to someone willing to do an inexpensive cover for them. As a wr ...more
The battle between lightness and dark has gone on since the beginning of time, but how does one always know which is which, when the lines are sometimes blurred on each side.

In Acadia: Book One: The Lost King and the Goddess of Time, Ali M. Naqvi has given us an interesting look into the life of a boy. This is the story of Damont, who is by birth a King, and yet with no knowledge of his background or heritage. Brought up in a small village by a man presumed to be his uncle he is ready to shake
Lauren Murphy
This review was first posted @ The Australian Bookshelf

Damont Langorn is just your average youth who goes fishing with his best mate Caleb, gives his Uncle cheek and falls asleep in history class. Until the day he discovers that he isn’t just an average boy after all, in fact he is the long lost King of Haldina who has visions of the future. He is shocked by the uncovering of his lineage and is uncertain whether he can live up to the name of his forefather. He leaves the small fishing town of Ga
Nina at Death Books and Tea
Damont is a young man who is told at some point along the line that he is a descendent of the lost King Larius Langorn, the one who united Acadia. He travels to the nearby country for advice, where the local Seer and Queen tells him to go into the Forests to prove he is worthy to be king. He is also sent with a sorceress, Amber, and Virden, a strange man who seems to drink blood. From there, there’s people out to kill him, life in a forest with two not completely normal people, run-ins with god ...more
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
I tried really hard, but I couldn't finish this book. I read the first third, but Damont was only just starting on his journey at this point. Everything up to this point was really an introduction to Damont. Unfortunately, I didn't like him. I thought he was immature and irresponsible, with little regard for anything but his own enjoyment. It's hard to read a book that moves slowly with the focus on a character you don't like.

I also found the language of the book difficult. It had an old-fashion
I'm afraid I can't get through another one with so many problems concerning punctuation and grammar. I made it about halfway and I do believe the story is a good one. If the text went through the hands of a good editor first, I'd be very very interested in reading the rest one day.
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Ali M. Naqvi became inspired about writing and fell in love with the genre of Science Fiction & Fantasy when he first read the copy of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park during his fifth year in elementary school. Taking after the style of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and of George R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice, Ali began his work on his series of Acadia in 2001.

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