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Shield of Skool

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Kamin is an exotic world of unusual creatures and mystic spirits, where people battle monsters when they don't fight among themselves. In this violent world, Urith of Esterblud carries a fearsome and honorable reputation with him. Known as the Clovel Destroyer, he is part of a warrior culture which dominates the human realm.


Sailing to Ynysover, Urith dutifully follows his
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Published December 27th 2017 by Thorn Bishop Press (first published April 26th 2013)
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Dallas
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book begins with a long prologue which sets the scene for the adventure fantasy quest to begin.

Two Esterblud warriors initially sent by their Overlord as emissaries of peace to a neighbouring land, are shipwrecked. Here, their quest for the Shield of Skool begins. The warriors, Urith, and his nephew Oslaf, are beset by all manner of beasts and netherworld creatures on their journey to find out what they should be searching for.

If you like Conan The Barbarian, then you will love this mix of
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William Stuart
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Epic fantasy is one of my favorite genres, and I saw the Shield of Skool by Gordon Brewer and liked the way it sounded. Read on for my review!

Synopsis (from the author): In this epic fantasy, a modest mission from his overlord turns into a perilous trek and personal quest for Urith, known as the Clovel Destroyer. Leading his nephew Oslaf across enemy lands, the warriors find allies in the demigod Mivraa and a beautiful young prophetess named Fedelm. As told by mystic visions, one of the group is
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Jerry B
When a volunteer organization colleague hands you a copy of his first novel, you read it. Our normal genre of mystery/thrillers seems awfully mundane (not to mention far removed) compared to this fantasy, absolutely foreign territory for us, about medieval warriors; numerous realms and kingdoms populated by both humans and all manner of gods and demigods; potions, visions, and other mystical capabilities; and magical weapons (in the sword, spear, and shield family).

The plot mostly traces two Est
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Éric Kasprak
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a good discovery (I was browsing the kindle store). This is a very, very good book. Few books have made me travel in my mind into another world like this one as. The atmosphere and the setting are top notch, the world created is a perfect mix of classic fantasy and otherworldly. I am always looking for new action packed sword and sorcery stories and Shield of Skool fits the bill perfectly. The writing style is simple, easy to read and well paced. A classic but interesting story of a simple ...more
Dolly
Sep 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this on good reads.

The epic adventure of Urith, a great warrior, caught in a power struggle between gods, demi-gods, and overlords. Well formed characters and society creation. Slow to start, but interesting twists and turns.
Hamilton
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just finished this one and found it to be a blast with lots of action. A hero called Urith, scarred inside and out, lands on a beach and must fight enemy warriors almost immediately. Soon he and his nephew save a woman they cannot trust on their journey through the back-country which includes an ambush by assassins and meeting a demigoddess who eventually joins them. And that's just the first half of the book. I won't spoil the rest of the book for others but it hooked me right from the start.

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Arthur
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A truly epic story (or start to the series) similar to the old Conan or John Carter stories with a new world of lands and characters. I like that the women were strong, devious, and loyal as the males. Wish it was longer so have to wait for new book.
Barbara Brewer
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good book. Not strictly fantasy genre as it has a flavor of adventure/swashbuckling overlaying it. The adventure unfolds as the main character and those traveling with him make their way through the challenges laid before them.
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Gordon Brewer is the pseudonym for a professional geek, history buff, and full time dad who took up a challenge from his son to finish his first novel and enter the world of writing. Raised on a farm in Kansas, the author spent nearly 5 years in the US Navy traveling to 12 different countries during this time. After his discharge, he received his BS degree with double majors in History and Politic ...more

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