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Thran Book I: The Birth

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Set in the mythical world of Thran, a young warrior named Brutal Mixnor sets out on an adventure to uncover the truth about his father's mysterious disappearance after a battle years earlier. Some longtime friends and new acquaintances join him in his search, each with their own reasons for braving the danger-filled wilds of the Cruel Pass. Follow the young adventurers and ...more
Kindle Edition, 655 pages
Published December 3rd 2018
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Karas Jim
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This book has a very solid structure, coupled with decent and fundamental character and plot development. The two narratives, that of Brutal, the son, and Anthall, the father, complement one another in a very satisfying manner.
Overall, this book verges on being yet another stereotypical fantasy book, but is rescued by the powerful impact of Anthall's narrative and by the lingering sensation that is impinged on the reader, of a limitless world which opens up in front of the major characters, a wo
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Fiona Davis
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading this awesome book! I loved the fact that it shared so much in common with Lord if the Rings, Dungeons and Dragons and Game of Thrones! Tiberius, the half elves and Bealty were my favourite characters by far, Ty and Bealty being so cheeky, funny and capable and the elves, well just so very elf like! Was very disappointed when the book ended! Dying to find out what fate has in store for Arianna and Bealty, as well as the other characters
mrs nicola cuckow
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great read!! I received this book from Brian McLaughlin as a free review book through Voracious Readers Only. There are many,many,many pages but the interest never wanes!! As this is only book one, there will be more to read yet!!
Zoe Crowden
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Update: I finished this a little while ago.
3.5-star review- The number of males in the story vastly outweighs the number of female characters, but I’m holding out hope the numbers will grow more equal as the series continues. Thran book 1 starts slow, but picks up in the second half or so, especially as the characters begin to develop.
There’s a lot of D&D and fantasy cliches, but there are hints that some of the cliches being used could be subverted and used to develop unique and interesti
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Dan Kalin
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Brian McLaughlin has put together a long story, first of the series, built using the methodology of the old Dungeons and Dragons game. That can be a blessing or a curse. If you enjoy seeing all of the touch-points of the Dungeons and Dragons universe as a primary feature, you might enjoy the book immensely. However, if you're like me, I want the story and character development to be first and foremost. For example, when watching a marionette show, you want the story to be so compelling the strin ...more
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Brian McLaughlin grew up in northern Minnesota. In the early 80's he was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons by a friend which lead to many hours, days, and years of playing the game. In most cases he was dungeon master, which helped lay the foundation for storytelling. After college and working in the paper industry for over 18 years, Brian decided to try his hand at writing on the weekends. Falli ...more