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The Crystal Chalice (The Legend of Erren-dar #1)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The Kingdom of Eskendria is facing the greatest threat to its existence since the fall of the legendary Old Kingdom. The cruel servants of the Destroyer, the ancient enemy of the kingdom, are creeping into the forests of the Forsaken lands ever closer to the mighty river that forms the boundary of Eskendria. Their goal: to annihilate it completely.
Eskendria's allies have
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Kindle Edition, 505 pages
Published April 6th 2013
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Erin
Jun 05, 2016 Erin rated it it was ok
Oh, this was ok. A fun little adventure/fantasy story with a lot of typical cliches and plotlines. The starring characters are a girl who lost her memory, the noble prince, the old wizard and the likeable "bad boy" in a standard medieval-fantasy quest story. Pretty standard characters in a pretty standard story. But if you're looking for a fun, not too dark or serious read and don't mind some fantasy cliches, this might be it for you.

I could see everything coming a mile away, which kind of turns
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Keaton Wagner
Jan 02, 2015 Keaton Wagner rated it liked it
Too long and too predictable. The characters were interesting and likable enough to finish but I can't say I really enjoyed it. The narration of the story irked me too. It is an omnipresent style, moving back and forth between characters and their points of view constantly. The author does a decent job of helping the reader keep who is talking/thinking straight, but sometimes it becomes difficult to follow, especially if you are prone to scanning like I am.

The only reason this didn't get two sta
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Holly Bargo
Sep 04, 2015 Holly Bargo rated it really liked it
A bit slow, but engrossing

The author really, really likes the sound of language as evidenced by florid descriptions. But those don't drag on too long and there's plenty of action and feats of derring-do to offset them. The romance builds slowly, spiced with nothing more than a few kisses. The story is reminiscent of Tolkien's work, with Turog standing join for orcs. The dialog is occasionally stilted and stiff. Comma errors pop up enough to recommend a proofreader take a look at the manuscript.
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Briony
Jan 31, 2015 Briony rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this. The world seemed to have possibilities. But it was predictable and the strong gender profiling got to be too much and I realized near the end I wasn't enjoying it enough to continue.
Karen Parker
Dec 09, 2014 Karen Parker rated it it was amazing
What an excellent book

Oh I truly enjoyed this story and look forward to read each book in the series. Thank you RJ Grieve for a very entertaining read.
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