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The Great Nations of Rendaraia (Children of Gaia , #1)

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Rendaraia is a realm where nature, magic, and civilization have long lived in harmony. Its five Great Nations stood for centuries as strongholds of culture, magic, science, and military strength. When, one by one, the Nations fall—each destroyed in a day, with no time for word or warning—the intrepid scholar Jan’Ka’Zian sets out to record a complex network of intertwined c ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published May 1st 2017 by BookBaby, & Oneshi Press
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Stephanie Tenney
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Great Nations of Rendaraia by Jayel Draco was such an awesome book to read. I read it in two sittings and enjoyed every minute of reading it. What made the book so good was how well written the story line was and how the book was written in the first person. Another amazing part of this book is that it is an art book which means the pages are illustrated as well as colored, meaning they are not white like normal books they look distressed or old. Lastly, I loved how he described each nation ...more
Caitlin Farley
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Great Nations of Rendaraia is a scholastic account of the five great nations and their mysterious downfall. The first part briefly documents the history of Arilyness, Lithicus, Mithera, Danrock, and Noda. Each of these nations concentrates on a particular field of learning, from the spiritual knowledge of Mithera, to the architects of Danrock. This specialisation is only possible due to the Hodgeskeen, a nomadic nation that ties the five together through the trade opportunities and transport ...more
Lynsey G.
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Gorgeous illustrations and an intricately conceived, expert world-building, a somber feeling of loss, and a scholar's love of detail give "The Great Nations of Rendaraia" a uniqueness that can't be quantified. The illustrations are lush, the language intricate, the cast diverse, the story engrossing. This book is part fantasy, part anthropology, part cultural history, part mythology, part art book, and much more. For fantasy fans who love to dig deep into the worlds they love, fans of architectu ...more
Jason
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing, at first and at the end it makes you want to dive into these nations to experience the real lore. The amount of time and attention to detail is amazing. This is something that can live on. Well done!
Erin
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such a beautiful book! I love the way this is both a story and an introduction to the world in which it takes place in! If it were just one or the other it would still be amazing but the fact that it is both fills it with an emotional connection that makes you see the world through the eyes of the main character and truly makes it feel real. The great attention to detail that fills the pages; from the cultures of the people, the buildings and locations they inhabit, and the creatures tha ...more
Jessica Williams
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Great Nations of Rendaraia takes you on a beautiful and emotional journey that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. This book is a stroke of genius, written from the perspective of one of the characters in the world. The sombre tone of the book is made all the more powerful by the sense of urgency that accompanies the fictional writer's desperate desire to preserve his knowledge in the wake of tragedy. It's extremely immersive and makes you feel as if you were right there wit ...more
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