The Far Kingdoms (Anteros, #1)
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The Far Kingdoms (Anteros #1)

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Allan Cole and Chris Bunch -- the bestselling authors of the Sten series -- now turn their storytelling talents from science fiction to epic fantasy--with a magnificent quest novel. The Far Kingdoms: a place of wonders, riches, magic, and terrors . . . a place where a young trader will seek wealth beyond imagination and find the adventure of a lifetime.
Kindle Edition, 439 pages
Published (first published 1993)
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The son of a prosperous merchant gets himself into trouble with the locals, and decides that it’s time to depart on his “Finding,” the journey every merchant’s son undertakes in order to make his own name in the world. His will be no ordinary voyage, however. Accompanied by an older, stronger and magically skilled companion, Amalric seeks the legendary, undiscovered Far Kingdoms.

Overall, I enjoyed this story. It is well-written, and it has lots of what every good adventure should have: danger,...more
Ана Хелс
Кога разбираш дали една поредица притежава достатъчно епичност, че да отвее тясната шапка на всеки кисел критик, който се вглежда твърде упорито и търсещо грешки от всякакъв род и тип, дори и в пращящия на лунна светлина от потенциал текст? За мен отговорът е лесен – когато четейки една поредица думи, сбрана в стегнати лъскави тухлички четворки, се чувствам толкова чиста и учудена, колкото и в невръстното ми минало, изпълнено с приказки, които сама довършвах в безкрайните летни нощи, спасявайки...more
Трудно започнах тази история. В първият момент реших, че ще я чета с месеци, ако не и година. Не виждах нещо превличащо.
И историята започна, бавно ме завладяваше, въвеждаше.
Сега след краят й аз скърбя за Дженъс, изгубил всичко в детството си и достигнал висините с много труд. Прелюдията от роб до рицар. От един обикновен човек, до велик магьосник достигнал целта си и открил път водещ по-далеч. Опиянен, сляп... стар...
И Халаб... героят в сянка...
Това е една приказка за един ограничен свят, свят...more
Michael Harry
I feel the author managed to cram into one book more than others can in a series. Tragic friendship and loyalty, a slide into madness, ambition and dreams, this book has it all. The sense of adventure should make this essential reading for boys.”
Jonas Samuelle
The single best fantasy adventure I've read so far.
Evocative descriptions, thoroughly believable characters, and just the right details to make your mind hurtle the vast distances to places that only exist in dreams.
Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard
Very well written fantasy story about human spirit, friendship, incredible adventures! Though the end is really sad... It actually was a part of my inspiration about my second book "The Opposite of Magic"...
Very well crafted story line. Sometimes poor grammar and word usage, but overall fairly well written. I wonderful escape from the everyday into a magical world of good, evil and somwhere in between!
The system of magic is original. The main character is a dumb, oversexed ape who lives on luck alone, and he can be annoying. The story drags on a bit, but the ending is worth the wait.
Jeff Crosby
I'm not really sure what drew me to this. I certainly didn't need to start another book, and the first chapter almost put me off completely, but it has improved significantly since.
Mark Bratkowski
This was one of the first "adult" books I ever read and I loved it! For my fifth grade mind, the fantasy was unbelievable and I was absorbed by the story.
Best book I've read in awhile. This author has excellent grammar and writing skills that can pull you into the world Orissa and beyond to the far kingdoms.
An entertaining fantasy adventure with likeable characters (vocal on gender equality, even!) and an interesting plot. Highly recommended.
First book I have read by this pair of authors. It's first one in a series but it didn't really grab me enough to track down the others.
Ariana Appleby
The story was just a bit slow, and dull. Got interesting in the very end...but, drug on to get there...took me over a month to finish.
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Allan Cole (born 1943) is an American author and television writer, who has written or co-written nearly thirty books.The son of a CIA operative, Cole was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. He collaborated with Chris Bunch on the Sten science fiction series, as well the Far Kingdoms Series, and the historical novels, A Reckoning For Kings an...more
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