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C.A. Oliver

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JRR Tolkien; Maurice Druon;

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C. A. Oliver was born in 1971 and spent his youth between Oxford and Bordeaux. From an early age, he was an avid reader of both the English and French canons, and it was J.R.R. Tolkien and Maurice Druon who would come to influence his writing above all others.
In his teenage years, Oliver and four friends began a tabletop role-playing game. Fifteen years later, after 3,500 hours of discussion, imagination and strategy, what began as a game had developed into an entire universe. As gamemaster, Oliver documented the gargantuan campaign’s progress.
This fantasy world lay dormant for several years. Then, in 2014, after witnessing uncanny parallels with real-world politics, Oliver began to forge Songs of the Lost Islands, a fantasy series that dra

ODES TO DUSK released

C.A. Oliver announces the release of 'Odes to Dusk', the first trilogy of the 'Songs of the Lost Islands' series. This book includes 'An Act of Faith', 'The Lonely Seeker' and 'The valley of Nargrond' into a new edition with the full annexes.
Odes to Dusk

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Published on June 17, 2020 06:09
Average rating: 4.45 · 182 ratings · 87 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
An Act of Faith (Songs of t...

4.03 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 2019 — 10 editions
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The Lonely Seeker (Songs of...

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The Valley of Nargrond (Son...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 34 ratings4 editions
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Odes to Dusk

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An Act of Faith The Lonely Seeker The Valley of Nargrond
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The Templars by Dan Jones
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An extraordinary saga of fanaticism, treachery and betrayal which can be read as a gripping page-turner. A wonderful book, well paced which entertains as well as inform.
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The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
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To write a book to explore the forces that have driven the rise and fall of empires is very ambitious. 'The Silk Roads' turns out to be a masterpiece combining detailed analysis and fascinating storyteling.
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Jerusalem by Simon Sebag Montefiore
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This book is a powerful achievement… utterly compelling from start to finish. It is a must read story to understand our times are just a repetition of History.
The Valley of Nargrond by C.A. Oliver
"I loved the final installment in the first trilogy! I enjoyed finding out more about this world and the Red Mages. I love the character of Dyoren. I want to find out more about the Ice Elves and will look forward to the next installment in the series" Read more of this review »
The Lonely Seeker by C.A. Oliver
"I loved the first book ‘Act of Faith’ so when it came to reading ‘The Lonely Seeker’ I was anxious about whether it would live up to my expectations. I was not disappointed. I love the world-building in this series. It is excellent. I want to explore" Read more of this review »
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Mystical, lyrical and captivating, this is a hard book to put down. This ambitious work is definately a very convincing version of the 'Iliad' and a great tribute to 'TROY' and the outstanding performance of Brad Pitt as 'Achilles'. I loved it.
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