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The Red Fields

(The Eastern Dwarfs #1)

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A fully illustrated book for classic fantasy lovers. In this first part, a mysterious dark rider enters the eastern lands, he comes riding a horse and vanishes mounting a flying beast. Two dwarves from the northern stronghold of the RockFoot House witness the moment when this stranger casts witchcraft to bend the monster under his will and leaves towards unknown deeds. Now ...more
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Published February 25th 2016
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Ben Mariner
Feb 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked this book a lot. It was reminiscent of LOTR, and I love me a good story about dwarves. The story was well told and written, but the pacing was a little off for me. It was just kind of slow in parts. I think a lot of fantasy books can be like that because it takes time to give history and build a world for the reader, and even when it's well done like this book, it's still pretty boring for me. Overall, it was a pretty fun read, but was hoping for a little bit of a faster pace. ...more
Bridgett Brown
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review.


I really enjoyed this book! It was a little bit Lord of the Rings, but in a good way. The story is different and the author did a great job getting me into the story. Plus I like this type of stories. I think you should give it a shot if you like fantasy, quest stories. That have Dragons, fairies, elves, and stuff like that! Great job Leo deSouza.
Ezgi ☕️
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways, reviewed
I received this free copy directly from the writer in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.

I have to admit: I picked up this eBook thinking it would be a graphic novel. I am not very good with long fantasy books (unless it is Game of Thrones). I abandoned lord of the rings series in the past for that reason. However, The Eastern Dwarfs turned into a pleasant surprise. It was very easy to read and characters were straight forward. I found their conversion honest, s
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Nikki
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, ebook, author-request
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I read this novel and it reminds me so much of Lord of the Rinds! Which is a good thing! I have been reading a lot of high fantasy type novels and this book is no different. It had all the typical fantasy elements found in high fantasy. Of course, is does a lot of world-building and mythical creatures and wizards. And I am the first person to b*tch because I hate very cliche things but it's high fantasy! I'm expecting
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Samantha
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fan
The Red Fields: Eastern Dwarfs *1 by Leo deSouza is a fast paced yet complex read focusing on dwarfs. Dwarves are written about less frequently than many other fantasy species which makes this book a bit different. A simple breakdown of tropes and style harkens back to Tolkien without feeling like an attempt to cheaply reuse them. What I mean by this is that there is a journey across a realm to find answers about an evil presence. There are dwarfs, elves, and men along with other magical creatu ...more
Katy
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy of this book to preview and was pleased to have had the opportunity to read it. I wouldn’t normally choose fantasy fiction but thoroughly enjoyed this particular story. There is plenty of action and gentle humour throughout. I liked the way that much of the story is told via the conversations between the characters instead of relying on too much descriptive text from the narrator. I also found the interaction between the characters and their companion animals very engagin ...more
Cel
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Somehow this book took me back to Middle-Earth.
J.L. Rallios
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
I couldn't finish the story. It wasn't what I was hoping for. The characters didn't interest me, nor did the story grip me. The editing was poor. I think that it was written by someone whose second language is English. I don't mind that too much, but the descriptions were minimal and I never felt remotely transported to the setting of the story. I couldn't visualize the characters either. It might be a good story, but these things made it hard for me. I also hate profanity. There was very little ...more
Wolfy
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: patient people, LotR and The Hobbit fans, and those that have nothing better to do.
Shelves: decent
Full review here: http://bokwormsunited.blogspot.ro/201...

I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I recommend this to patient people that don't mind reading a book with a lot of structural mistakes, but you should read the blurb first and give it a try. :D

(Click the view spoiler below for the review. Be warned, however, that there might be some minor spoilers.)
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Denae Christine
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans of LOTR
Shelves: epic-fantasy
Too much like LOTR
Some people will like that.

(review of earlier version)
Reader thoughts: How was it like Lord of the Rings? Long conversations about nothing. Meeting people once, learning all about their life history, and then never again, and they probably didn't have anything to do with the plot. There was also singing and illustrations, which were cool. Elfs, dwarfs, halflings, oliphants, and darkriders. If you enjoyed the quest structure of LOTR and like reading about mild characters with a
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Matthew Burkey
Jun 24, 2016 rated it liked it
This book reminded me very much of LOTR, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I enjoyed learning about the world, although if I am to be honest there wasn't a whole lot of uniqueness to it. I realize that's probably hard to do because after a while all fantasy eventually starts to sound the same. Especially when you are talking about dwarves, elves, etc. It would have been a little more interesting to me if there was a hook that made this fantasy world different from most of the other ones that ...more
Carrie Johnson
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This first book in The Eastern Dwarfs series is a treat for all fantasy fans. It is full of adventure and action with lovable characters and loathing villains. There is enough suspense and mystery to keep you reading. The book had a Tolkien feel to it, but with its own plot twists and secrets. There is some profanity scattered throughout the book, but it is not overwhelming. I look forward to seeing what happens next on the quest.
Chiomaah Ugo Nwachukwu
Absolutely fantastic! What fantasy should be. Read the rest of my review here: https://upcloseandliteral.blogspot.co...
Plus, I also got to interview the author, read it here: https://upcloseandliteral.blogspot.co...
I know, am a lucky girl.
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Jack Anderson
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
A well-written book that will keep the attention of fantasy readers. The journey of the dwarfs was engaging and kept me interested in the story throughout the book.
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