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3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  66 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Republished as same title by author A.J. Searle in January, 2012/Sable Grey in 2006

Ronan Culley is just a blacksmith, or so he keeps telling himself. After being charged to make the King's Sword, he finds he must keep it from the dark forces of Sleagan and deliver it to the newly named King. Along with his apprentice and a healer who is more than what she seems, he embarks
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Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published January 21st 2012 by Sable Grey (first published January 1st 2006)
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Sharon Michael
May 04, 2013 Sharon Michael rated it it was amazing
I found this very entertaining. A predictable plot, with the collection of unlikely heroes on a 'quest' to deliver the King's sword but the characterization was very good. The non-humans were reasonably unique and definitely individuals and while I suspect this may end up being a series, this particular storyline was nicely wrapped up at the end.

I reserve my 5-star ratings for books I feel sure I will be keeping to re-read and this is one of them. I will also definitely be looking at more by thi
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Feb 28, 2015 books are love rated it really liked it
This was great. I love Ronan. He is a simple man just wanting to live a quiet life when he is thrust into an adventure and comes out a different man. Not personality wise but he is now more confident, caring, understanding and sees how he has isolated himself and that his dad isn’t the only one who hated people who were different.

Ronan is a strong and diverse character. He has a secret that he is shameful of because of his dad. He feels guilt over his mom but he is a very kind and compassionate
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Heather Langston
Nov 14, 2014 Heather Langston rated it really liked it
This was a light, easy read that kept me interested until the end. Only thing I didn't like was that the end left me hanging just a tiny bit. Didn't quite answer a couple of questions but perhaps there will be another? Wouldn't mind another trip with Ronan and his crew!! Will be on the lookout for more from this author!


**Note** This review was originally posted on Amazon on 12/20/12 and the author did respond saying that a second book was in the works at that time. :)
Gunnar
Nov 13, 2013 Gunnar rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, kindle-lendable
This full-length epic fantasy novel is a pretty good read. Believable characters with clear motivations, nicely differentiated, a strong plotline, and some good writing carried me happily along, even though I figured out most of the surprises by the halfway point. The well-planned wrap-up leaves room for a sequel or more books within the author's universe, and I'll be happy to read them. Four solid stars.
Scot Kinnaman
Jan 07, 2014 Scot Kinnaman rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, e-book
Entertaining read over a couple of snowy days. Attractive characters are well drawn. Predictable plot that has the good guy winning. Dabbles in questions of morality and making choices in hard situations.
Daniel Ace
Nov 07, 2014 Daniel Ace rated it really liked it
This was a great fantasy. Very well-written story. No sign of a sequel but hoping for one.
Ashley
Mar 13, 2013 Ashley rated it it was amazing
This was a well written book with likable characters and a great twist at the end. Can't wait for more!
Teena
Nov 07, 2013 Teena rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the story and characters. Would read more of this adventure if there is another out there
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Sable Grey resides in the deep south of the United States with her wonderful husband, very spoiled dog, and three crazy cats. She spends her time researching her genealogy, designing cover art, watching movies, and reading.

With favorite authors like Stephen King, Piers Anthony, and Iris Johansen, it's no mystery where the inspiration to write tales of love, adventure, and mystery come from. An avi
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