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Arch Enemies

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The prophecy said that the hero would save the duchy from the evil gryphons behind the magical arch ... But what if they got the wrong guy?

When cowardly young bard Terin Ostler is called before the Duke and told that he fits the description of the hero of the prophecy, he is certain there has been a grave mistake. When the Duke’s own men later try to kill him and he is for
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 7th 2008 by Double Dragon Publishing (first published July 16th 2007)
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May 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Arch Enemies is the first book in a two book series by Michael A. Ventrella based on a live action fantasy role playing game the author has run for the past 15 years. The second book is called The Axes of Evil and both are written with a young adult audience in mind.

Arch Enemies depicts the adventures of Terin who is the unfortunate young bard looking to make a place for himself as a musician/storyteller. Just before he performs on stage, he is picked up by the squires Rendal and Darlissa and b
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Feb 26, 2010 rated it liked it
A conventional, but highly entertaining, sword & sorcery fantasy. Arch Enemies is a briskly-paced, liberally humorous and twisting quest for an improbable hero to fulfill a puzzling prophecy.
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Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an entertaining tale that makes a great introduction to the land of Ashbury as envisioned by Mike Ventrella. Terin, his not-really-willing protag, is a truly modern hero in a sense- he is pragmatic, questions authority, has no ties to the noble classes telling him he must undertake this dangerous quest, and spends a fair amount of time frankly, just whining. It gives the story a real Connecticut Yankee vibe that puts the reader in shoes they can fit right from the start.
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Michael A. Ventrella's humorous adventure novels include "Bloodsuckers: A Vampire Runs for President," "Arch Enemies" and "The Axes of Evil." He is the editor of the "Tales of Fortannis" anthologies as well as the "Baker Street Irregulars" anthologies (co-edited with NY Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Maberry). His short stories have appeared in various other anthologies.

His web page is www.Mich
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