The Call of Agon
Ifferon is one of the last in the bloodline of the dead god Telm, who mated with mortal women, and who imprisoned the Beast Agon in the Underworld. Armed with a connection to the estranged gods in the Overworld and a scroll bearing Telm's powerful dying words, he is tasked with ensuring the god's vital legacy: that Agon remai ...more
The Call of Agon is a perfect read for those fantasy lovers who enjoy reading about fictional/mythical locations with a medieval feel to it.
The book starts off with our main character, Ifferon, as he is conversing with the head cleric, Teron. Ifferon is the last child of the dead god Telm and has been in hiding, with what I like to consider monks, for the last 10 years.
Right off, The Call of Agon starts with action. The monaster ...more
Yet another book sent to me by the author for a review :) If you couldn't tell, it always makes me feel a little more special when people want to know my opinion on something. Anyway, this time around it's the first book in the Children of Telm series, The Call of Agon. Part fantasy, part mythology, and bearing a slight resemblance to many different classic novels, TCOA is very well written and I give it 4 out of 5 stars, and I'm looking forward to the res ...more
The tone of this novel was exceptionally well written. It’s a poetic, dark, and adventurous tale told in the eyes of a man named Ifferon who is the last of his bloodline of the God, Telm. Telm had banished a beast name Agon to the underworld and on Telm’s death-bed, he requested that Ifferon carries the duty to ensure the imprisonment of Agon. But thi ...more
(There will be quite a number of nice poems throughout the book.)
No matter complex names and locations (which actually in my opinion added more fanciness; and medieval - fantasy touch) storyline itself is exiting and non-intrusive. There is always some actions going on which keeps you engaged. The characters are different and fun.
The author possesses an amazing talent for the lyrical and I applaud the exquisite poetry he seamlessly blends into the complex storyline. He is an abundantly talented poet and has used it to e ...more
Agon, a powerful and evil god, is being called back to the world from his prison. Ifferon, one of the last of the bloodline of the god Telm, is one of the few who can stop Agon’s resurrection. He embarks on the journey with several companions who aid in his quest.
The term epic fantasy was made to apply to The Call of Agon.
It has all the typical elements you would expect with a dangerous mission to save the world, a band of companions ...more
This self-published fantasy series showed a lot of promise. The covers are great (not common with indie books), the description intrigued me, and he'd clearly done a lot of promotion. I haven't read a good epic fantasy series in a while, and I was keen to dive into the world this author had created.
The reason I didn't finish it, however, is that I found it terribly boring. Though the writing itself was okay, and in some spo ...more
The Call of Agon is well-written and narrated with such colorful artistry; it captured my attention immediately and the fantasy that follows quickly pulled me in and transform my thoughts to a playful state. It took me on a beautiful journey of fantasy as the characters displayed are creativity set apart for each role. The compassion displayed, the intimacy in friendship and the tension all created a picture of complete uniqueness in the writers gift to tell a GREAT STORY. The writer portrays t
Right up until the end, this was going to be 4 stars. It was a really good book although it lacked a little bit of oomph at the beginning and seemed to take a while to get going. However, I was really disappointed by the ending as it cut off suddenly, it just felt really incomplete. This would definitely get 3.5 stars if I could but I felt let down by the suddeness of the ending.
When I first began this book, I was not really impressed. I found the characters lacklustre and nothing really grabbed my attention. I always give something a chance...
After roughly 60 pages, I started adjusting to the quirks of the characters and, instead of hating them, I recognized them for typical character flaws as in any normal person. As I got further through this story, referring to the map on numerous occasions, I began to visualize the scope of ...more
The beginning of the novel finds Ifferon hiding in his monastery from the gathering forces of Agon. These want to make sure the ...more
Dean F. Wilson has a very unique way of telling this story. It’s in the way that he describes things; whether it’s the scenery or what’s happening in a situation, it’s all very descriptive in a way that makes you keep turning the page and not wanting to put the book down for even a minute.
This tale is about a man – a demi god – who is a coward and has been running from his destiny for too long and it has finally found him in his reclo ...more
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The world worships a different god now, but it is threatened by a ancient evil. The god Telm is dead, and despite his great amount of bastards, children generated with mortal women, only a few had survived these times of uncertainty.
Ifferon is a Telm`s ...more
The Call of Agon – Book One of the Children of Telm
Dean F. Wilson
The hurdle that every writer of fantasy fiction must face is that of being compared with the master of the genre - J.R.R. Tolkien. As soon as wizardry, dark forces or a pedigree of ancestors is detected, a disparaging cry will go up from some quarter. Dean F. Wilson need have no anxieties on this score. At no point in his first novel, ‘The Call of Agon’, must we endure hearing about some mediocre Middle Earth. This is an original, ...more
Ifferon had decided to take refuge in a monastery. When he is intruded upon by a young boy pretending to be a cleric, his world is turned upside down. Ifferon is called into a meeting, and while in the meeting they are attacked.
The monestary falls to ruin and only Ifferon and Yavun, are spared at the hands of Herr'Don. Herr'Don is ...more
The novel is complex, as befitting its complex world. Careful ...more
Though it can get a little confusing at times with the different gods, it is not hard to grasp what is going on. I'm used to reading books like this so I was able to get everything pretty easily but I can see where some people may have a hard time with it. ...more
Ifferon is one of the few remaining in the bloodline of the dead god Telm. Telm banished and imprisoned the Beast Agon to the dark underworld. Telm leaves Ifferon a scroll upon his death bed asking him to carry out his final wish, that is to make sure Agon stays banished. Ifferon , loyal to Telm honors his request in the outerworld but finds this may not be an easy task.
Agon find his hideaway in an isolated monastery. Ifferon has no choic ...more
Ifferon is a wonderful character. He starts as somewhat of a coward but rises to the occasion when his hand is forced. He is a descendant of the God Telm. He is given the task of maintaining the safety of his people from the beast Agon.
This book is full of action, suspense and adventure. It has a wonderful mythological feel to it, not in the Greek-l ...more
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads
Some of the things I liked about the book were beautiful language, intriguing story line, surprises and comic elements.
On the other hand some of the dialogues sounded a bit artificial to me and the booked ended really quick (not something I like).
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Dean F. Wilson was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1987. He started writing at age 11.
He is the author of the Children of Telm epic fantasy trilogy, the Great Iron War steampunk series, the Coilhunter Chronicles science-fiction western series, the Hibernian Hollows urban fantasy series, and the Infinite Stars space opera series.
Dean previously worke ...more