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Books of the Immortals - Air (Books of the Immortals #1)

4.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Winged Jesminder, a Sila, searches for her Destiny (aka love) as her Human friend, Sarita the sculptor, does the same. Meanwhile Takeshi the soldier flees his country for a murder he doesn't remember committing. As Takeshi looks for his past, Kumar the adventurer runs away from his –from and his wife, Princess Indira, who he rescued from an evil fate only for money. Their ...more
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Published March 31st 2011 by Barbara G.Tarn, via Smashwords (first published March 30th 2011)
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Flora Smith
Jan 02, 2012 Flora Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I received a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.

I really enjoyed this introduction to the world of Silvery Earth. A world of magical races, immortals and ordinary humans. I loved the way that several stories were woven together into one as the characters came together. Each searching for their desitiny and place in the world. This world was wonderfully brought to life with good and evil and gray areas much like our own world. There was some mature content as we see sex used fo
Victoria Zigler
Jul 29, 2014 Victoria Zigler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent read! I love the fascinating world the author has created, as well as the interesting cast of characters. Also, the story itself is well-written, with a plot that moves at a good pace.
Apr 25, 2012 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three and a half stars:

"The Books of the Immortals- Air" is the first in Tarn's Silvery Earth series and serves as a fairly stable introduction. The depth and breadth of the world is demonstrated, leaving the reader with any number of places to go and more stories to read. But "Air" still stands on its own as a complete tale. Despite a relatively large main cast of characters, Tarn manages not only to define each one, but to give everyone relatively equal screen-time. They each have a story of t
Sep 18, 2011 Tara rated it it was amazing
So, this was my first visit to the world of Silvery Earth, and I have to say, I enjoyed what I saw. In this world, magical creatures with mythical names (e.g. Sila, Fajrulo) live alongside the humans, and four Immortals – Earth, Air, Ether, Fire and Water champion the different races.

This book really wasn’t what I was expecting, but in a good way. I’m going to say here and now that there are certain points in the book where there are mature themes. There are points where characters within the b
Joleene Naylor
Sep 19, 2011 Joleene Naylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good fantasy book should have six things.
1) A diverse world with distinctly different cultures. Air has this. Silvery Earth has no only different magical races (each with their own customs and ideals(, but also distinct cultures of human occupants, as well. Like Tolkien and Middle Earth, Barbara Tarn has been working on Silvery Earth for many years through different stories and characters to create a world of great depth.
2) A large cast of diverse characters. Air also has this. From the dark,
Jul 20, 2013 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the book, but I had some trouble following the various threads at times. A character list would have helped. For anyone reading the series in order: this comes between the first and second Tales of Southern Kingdoms books.
Oct 15, 2013 Katy rated it really liked it
Recommended to Katy by: Barbara Tarn
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Just finished editing this for the author. It's a good story!
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Barbara G.Tarn is a writer, sometimes artist, mostly a world-creator and story-teller. She has used the pen name B.G. Hope for the contemporary fiction, M/M romance and urban fantasy, and still uses Barbara Sangiorgio for her old stories in Italian.
She's been building her world of Silvery Earth for a number of years - stories, comprise shorts, novels and graphic novels. Her novella "The Hooded Man
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Books of the Immortals (5 books)
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