Clash of Chaos
As the sole survivor of a surprise attack on his battalion, Deinre, a soldier of the High Keep, promises to reunite the princess he's sworn to protect with her family. However, his journey uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the very foundation of his kingdom...
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Deinre is the main character and the book starts out with him and a group of soldiers escorting a princess back to her castle. Things go very wrong when an army of blindfolded and enchanted soldiers tear through their garrison killing almost everyone. Deinre and the Princess are thought to be the sole survivors. Hes trying to lead her back through the woods to her castle in an attempt to avoid the unnatural army.
They are rescued by a giant bird whos being possessed in a way by a Wizard who ...more
Clash of Chaos by Trip Ellington is the first in a new standalone trilogy in the Evermage series. This book is written in third-person but is almost completely from Deinre's point-of-view with only a couple instances of a different point-of-view character. This is an epic fantasy origin story. The writing is excellent and the characters are interesting and well-developed.
The book flows nicely, it isn't action-packed, but ...more
This is a really good book, easy to fall into and very well imagined. It heralds the start of a truly fascinating trilogy.
The book starts with a bang, with a soldier in a forest feeling that something is wrong and trouble is coming. From there the story runs head long as we fast learn that this soldier, Deinre, has magic, which saves his life and upends it from everything he knew. From saving a princess to becoming a pirate his life takes a ...more
Overall, I enjoyed this story. I am attempting to keep this review as free of spoilers as possible, but it's inevitable that some comments/thoughts might hint at certain plot elements.
The protagonist was sympathetic, and I enjoyed watching him grow into his magical abilities.
The main antagonist was well-written - creepy powers, believable motivations, but easily identifiable as the villain - they are definitely a jerk.
The magic ...more
In the beginning, this fast-paced action adventure had me nearly as confused as Deinre, the protagonist. What was coming next? But the break neck celerity slowed in good time allowing me, and Deinre, to make sense of all that had occurred to this point. Everything pulled together well and proved to be so much more than just another action adventure (which it isn't)!
Deinre met a wide range of unique and interesting characters, ...more
This is a wonderful action and ...more
I enjoyed Evermage: Clash of Chaos. Trip Ellington, the author, does a good job of developing the characters. The protagonist, Deinre, is likeable and at times, philosophical; Lady Falloran (Falla), another significant character, is resourceful and intelligent; and Triestiesse is brave and loyal. There's a terrific battle scene at the beginning of the novel and the action just keeps building in this stand-alone prequel to the Evermage Trilogy. Yes, there are ...more
I would call this noblebright - the main character develops over the book by staying true to himself and not giving up hope, despite all the terrible, no good, very bad things that happen to him. ...more
I enjoyed this magical fantasy and the flow of the storyline and a definite page turner. Does need some editing but didn't deter me from reading this book.
Looking forward to seeing where Deinre's next adventure takes us.
A great first book in a series I think will be excellent!
I received an arc of this book and am voluntarily reviewing.
This was an interesting read. The characters were believable, and it's pretty imaginative. I did find a couple of discrepancies, though I overlooked them as it did not hinder my reading.
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This was a great book and I found myself suspending all belief. Deinre was a great character and I loved the way he was created. It was like h actually came to life in the book that I couldn't stop reading it. Again great story and I hope he and Falls and the other characters survive whatever you planned for them especially Deinre.
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Trip Ellington was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has worked as a website designer, a Computer Science teaching assistant at the University of North Carolina, and an intern at a magazine publisher. ...more