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Sanctum's Breach (Delver Magic #1)

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A rolling tremor passes through the land of Uton signaling a return of long absent magic as well as an ancient evil that accompanies it. Ryson Acumen, purebred delver, senses the changes throughout the land. In his investigations, he learns that legends he considered fables hold more truth than fantasy. The delver encounters elves and learns the Sphere of Ingar, a talisman ...more
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Published (first published December 15th 2009)
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Jbarry900
Jun 27, 2011 Jbarry900 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From me... I think this guy is worth a read. It may well be worth a buy... but there is a butt... READ BELOW

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A rolling tremor passes through the land of Uton signaling the return of long absent magic as well as an ancient evil. Ryson Acumen, purebred delver, learns the Sphere of Ingar, a talisman that captured all magical energy long ago, is free from its tomb in Sanctum Mountain. As violent, evil creatures return to shred every notion of reality, the sphere gains
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Stuart
Oct 19, 2011 Stuart rated it really liked it
Currently about 2/3rds of the way through.

One minor but constant irritation is the author's problem with homophones. Past/passed, accept/except, etc - this kind of rookie error should be caught by a proof reader.

The book is fairly decent standard fantasy fare, and is worth a read if you like standard fantasy.
Daniel J. Weber
Mar 26, 2013 Daniel J. Weber rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was a decent book. It takes the common elf/dwarf/human races and expands upon them adding delvers and algors. You classic high fantasy/save the world story, so if that's what you're into, it's great. The story is mostly told from the perspective of Ryson the delver, so even though the classic fantasy races are there, this still leaves the a sense of wonder. There has been no magic in the world, but not it is mysteriously returning, thus starting the delver's quest on a search for answers.

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Nicky Cartwright Pashley
Nov 13, 2011 Nicky Cartwright Pashley rated it really liked it
This was a big book ~ Breaking Dawn has a download file of 729 KB, whereas this book has a download file of 758 KB. The book is very reminiscent of Lord of The Rings. A powerful sphere, containing tainted magic, had been entombed in a mountain many years before. However, it was now becoming self~aware and was trying to break free. Powerful dark magic was leaking, allowing the re~emergence of dark creatures such as Goblins, Vampires, Mountain Shags and River Rogues. During the intervening period ...more
David Meiklejohn
Sep 04, 2016 David Meiklejohn rated it liked it
Magic has been banished from the world for hundreds of years, captive in a sort of living ball, buried in a mountain and protected by layers of defences created by each of the five races. But now it has broken free, the magic is causing all sorts of nasty things to happen and the races must get together to destroy the sphere.
The races are typical fantasy lore up to a point, with humans dwarfs and elves. But then there are the delivers, who are really fast, and the algor, who seem to have a sort
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James Groenestein
Sep 23, 2012 James Groenestein rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, kindle
As an avid paranormal/fantasy series reader, I really enjoyed this book. At the beginning we are introduced to Ryson Acumen, a Delver, as the main focal point for the story. The author does a great job of describing his character traits and floors right from start, the same can be said of the other characters too.
The story tells the tale of a world where magic has long been forgotten only to be forced back into it whether people like it or not.
As the story follows Ryson's path through the his st
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Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Overall this was a fairly enjoyable book. It's a pretty standard high fantasy experience that you find so much of now. It has all the basic elements that were set by Tolkien: the journey and the coming together of different races to finish a task that is meant to save the world. The races are fairly standard as well (elves, dwarves, humans) but there are two different races that are fairly intriguing called the Delvers and the Algors. I can't say I understand what makes a Delver a Delver except ...more
Carol Bosselman
Dec 15, 2015 Carol Bosselman rated it liked it
I very much enjoyed the story; however, it was way too wordy for my taste. Descriptions went on for pages. Every conversation, at least to me, went something like"

"I don't want to force you to believe. You might believe. You should believe, but I understand if you don't believe. However, I will constantly attempt to make you believe."

"Forgive me. I would like to believe, please understand. I cannot believe. I'm so sorry, and I am not against your attempts to make me believe, but at this time, I
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Arrow
Aug 07, 2013 Arrow rated it it was amazing
aldiko and Inlo have done us a great service by providing this stunning e-novel absolutely free. Elves, dwarves, monsters, magic, glorious scenery are all hall marks of traditional fantasy and all feature here in the book. However the real breath of fresh air here is the creation of the Delver race. Ryson Acumen was a delight to read and the attributes of Inlo's new delver race poured through him. Normally I would turn my nose up at a book with no female main characters but here I barely noticed ...more
Hayley
This was a pretty good read. I liked the most of the characters, the story of the sphere, and the various races. The storyline was interesting, although predictable in some places, and it ended exactly as I expected it would.

The prose was very long and descriptive, which was generally nice to read, although towards the end it got quite repetitive, and I found myself skipping sections where the same information was just repeated from a different characters point of view. Most of the characters w
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Edwin DeQuasie
May 04, 2014 Edwin DeQuasie rated it really liked it
The writing was sometimes repetitive, like, I think that might have been a dead horse at some point in the past, but it has been beaten so badly that I can no longer be certain. Dialogue was a bit stiff. Overall story was a little predictable, but I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't entirely guess the ending. Even with all that said, I really enjoyed this book. I hope, though, that the rest of the series doesn't suffer from the dead horse issue. That was really what cost it the star. I can' ...more
Dave
Aug 05, 2010 Dave rated it liked it
The plot is a fairly standard "gather together a group of elves, dwarves, humans and whatever and go off on a quest to toss the evil talisman into Mount Doom". At this point I'm kind of wishing someone would do a Middle Earth version of "To Kill a Mockingbird". Really, no surprises in this one, and the plot rolled along in the predictable way to its inevitable conclusion.

This was on OK book though, within the confines of the very standard fantasy quest concept. The characters were interesting, a
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Charles
Nov 17, 2015 Charles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was a book that once I got past the midpoint, I just couldn't put down. I couldn't wait to get home from work to pick it up and begin reading again. I fell in love with so many characters, could understand viewpoints from all angles, didn't really see a "bad guy", which made it a really good read. And it was just the type of fantasy I like, where there's magic but more in the background instead of an ultimate hero type book. This is a series, so I'm definitely in for book two and probably t ...more
Marcus
Apr 03, 2016 Marcus rated it it was amazing
This is a very good start to a series for a sword socery type of storyline. The author sets up the plot very well, then sets up his characters by giving them believable origin stories for mythological/fantasy individuals, then throws in the quest aspect, and last but not least throws in the action part, which once it gets started takes off at a fast pace and doesn't end until you complete the story. There are several twists in the book that will catch you totally unawares and so will the ending. ...more
Justin Geary
Mar 05, 2014 Justin Geary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good epic fantasy novel. It was along the lines of the lord of the rings and Terry Brooks Shannara series. I would say that Sanctums Breech was as good as the sword of Shannara. Of course, there is the elves and dwarves like rings and shannara but the plot was original and defintely worth reading. My only thing was that there were no humrous charicters in the story. I do reccomend this book. I'm going to read the next one soon, myself.
Anita Lewis
Aug 19, 2014 Anita Lewis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I agree with most of the edits below-- but I've finished the entire series now (6boks) and believe me they takes turns even I didn't expect. Sometimes the author gets wordy, but the stories he tells are great! I like how the characters develop throughout the series--Won't tell much-- some things are worth finding out on your own! I actually was reading this for the second time with a friend-- so that is why I listed it as being read.
Danny
Mar 04, 2013 Danny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Some of the writing wasn't too bad, but much of it was inconsistent and downright silly. They don't have magic, but somehow these Delvers run at seemingly hundreds of miles per hour. There's a scene where one is fleeing from a monster and running all over the hills and valleys like the road runner in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. It was complete nonsense. Won't be reading any more of this series.
Chaevien Clendinen
Feb 22, 2015 Chaevien Clendinen rated it it was ok
Shelves: stopped
I really wanted to like this book, but after struggling through the first 500 pages, I decided to give up. Overall, I think that the story is good, but the lack of character development and world building made this a very difficult read. I can understand why some people may like this book, but I just couldn't get through it.
Uriah
Jan 12, 2012 Uriah rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, series, free, kindle
Decent fantasy setting and story. The tale doesn't feel as epic as the story hopes it will be. Overall I did enjoy it and look forward to reading the next couple. All free so I've nothing to lose right?

One more pass from an editor would have been helpful though overall it isn't to bad from an editing perspective.
Gloria Masitsa
Aug 28, 2013 Gloria Masitsa rated it liked it
This is the first time I have ever heard of Jeff Inlo. I was looking for something to read and I chose at random. I've never been so happy at what I chose. It was a really interesting read. One can't help but like Ryson Acumen. I have a question though. Why don't they just call him Ryson? It's mostly always Ryson Acumen. Anyone?
James Davis
Sep 11, 2012 James Davis rated it liked it
Jeff Inlo has more enthusiasm than talent. The writing quality of these books are barely competent, but the author's enthusiasm for his work and his world show in his writing, and that alone made these an enjoyable read.
Michael
Sep 19, 2011 Michael rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
While this book was not one of those that I could not just put down it was not bad. I enjoyed the character's and the writing style. It was a bit slow placed at times other wise it was medium paced book. Over all not bad at all. When I have the time I will read the others.
Kevin McLeod
Apr 02, 2013 Kevin McLeod rated it did not like it
I don't give up on many books but I have to be honest and say I did give up on this. I found it terrible, hard to read, hard to believe and I couldn't immerse myself in the world the author tried to create.
Paul Devall
Oct 12, 2012 Paul Devall rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A bit slow in places but the action heats up once the races are brought together.

Without giving things away. Dwarves seem as thick as a brick.

Lisa
Mar 22, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
The Delver character was interesting enough to engage me. I'll even read the second book, hoping to follow his journey.
Steve
Aug 29, 2012 Steve rated it liked it
Light reading fantasy fiction. Not particularly well written, but good enough to make easy reading and the storyline is strong enough to make me want to read the next one in the series.
Stephen
May 25, 2012 Stephen rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
wanted to like it, got to chapter 7 after 2 weeks, just very boring, the characters are not that likeable
Don
Apr 09, 2012 Don rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
Very good. I ended up reading the second and third books. It has different types of magic systems, and the characters are interesting and believable.
Molly Lusk
Nov 03, 2011 Molly Lusk rated it really liked it
It was a little stilted to begin with. It takes a while to build characters in a fantasy series. All in all a decent read. Will definitely read the next one
Cliff Townsend
Apr 01, 2014 Cliff Townsend rated it liked it
It was interesting and a lot of elements to the story I quite enjoyed. It's worth a read if you're looking for a fantasy style read that's simple and enjoyable.
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I was born in New Jersey and grew up in the town of Hillsborough. I spent about forty years of my life there. I married a wonderful person, Joan. None of my books would have ever been completed without her support, and I thank her for that. We currently have one dog named Jilly and we reside in Mount Laurel, NJ. As for my writing, I took a rather curious path. I originally studied the fields of Fi ...more
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