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Gift of the Destroyer

(The Hunter in the Dark #1)

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Nothing could stand against the Revenant's armies. Entire nations fell as crops withered and people starved. The world's most powerful warriors could not defeat him, even with the aid of the most powerful sorceress to have ever lived.

Thirty years earlier, the scarred warrior Brenor arrives at Lianna's farm. He holds the key to defeating the Revenant before he becomes a thr
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Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published (first published November 4th 2011)
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L.K. Evans
I LIKED IT

I’ll start by saying that I’ve been in the mood for a quest book for some time. I like it when characters explore new places. Makes for an entertaining read. This book was free of political intrigue, haughty nobles, and scheming merchants. And the cover art is stunning. It’s right up my alley. However...

Unfortunately, this wasn’t as in depth as I like my quest books. I read in another review that this book felt like a lot of “tell” and very little “show.” Sadly, they were right. What c
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Tessa
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, recommended
The one thing I love about this book is how it takes familiar themes and topics and transforms them into something new. Do you like zombies? Time travel? Have you ever wanted to be part of a virtual brain network? And use magic? How awesome when all of these things are combined? Well, Jeroen makes it happen and he makes it work.
Rose
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rose

What excitement and contentment I had from reading this book! The characters were different from each other and had to learn how to get along while attempting to solve extreme and unusual problems. This is the kind of book sci-fi readers love!
Suki Rickey
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amazing

I loved this book! Just enough excitement and character development to keep me interested, but also a plot that changes and yet has smooth transitions throughout the story. I'm looking forward to book 2. Thanks
Joshua Taylor
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Liked it

I thought it was original and would recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy novels. Can’t wait to read the next installment.
Laurie Hopkins
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Interesting

This story was definitely interesting, and enjoyable,with some colorful characters. The time travel was written and avoids intersection of any character
Bruce M Ketchum
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book

Kept me engrossed no boring sections unusual storyline enjoyable satisfying.
Great characters the landscapes were completely believable and haunting if a little strange.
Annette Gisby
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Lianna has grown up on a farm near Rennick, one of the Seven Villages and thinks she has little to worry about except telling her father that she is pregnant by the blacksmith's son and they aren't wed yet. A wounded and scarred stranger to the village one day soon changes all that and Lianna is caught up in an adventure not of her making. The stranger, Brenor is being hunted and he's brought the danger to the once peaceful village.

Lianna's lover is killed, along with her great-aunt, the villag
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Mary C. Moore
Sep 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The author is a gifted story teller. He weaves a complex world with wizards and warriors and zombies, without being cliche.
We begin with the main character, Lianna, discovering she is pregnant, an unusual condition in her society. She and her lover begin to make plans for a quiet future, married and working in their small village. Fate has other ideas. A Wanderer named Brenor appears wounded at her doorstep and her life is forever changed. Within the same day Brenor enters her life, her baby's
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Elizabeth
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lianna, a young farm girl from the Seven Villages finds out she is pregnant. She and her lover Dreyan come across a hurt man while discussing the best course of action to talk to his parents. Unfortunately the man that is after the wounded warrior crosses there paths and Drayen dies and Lianna is forced to race to safety with the unknown warrior to the forbidden lands. Thinking she is only a farm girl she soon come to realize that she has a destiny that changes not only her world but time itself ...more
Angie Garcia
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Full of excitement and mystery. A great tale that could even be a bedtime story as there is no foul language or steamy sex scenes. Just a great and well written story. I'm looking forward to Liannas and Sarinas next adventures. That raven and his master have me very curious.
David Teachout
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, fantasy
Not a bad entertaining few hours, though attempts to much to be epic instead of being solid. Fewer ideas, more expansion of them.
Cassie
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. The author combined a world with wizards, warriors, and zombies, without being cliche. Not to mention the cover looks awesome!
Gerald Black
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it
There is a good story hiding somewhere in here. parts were a bit slow
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