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A Spell Takes Root: An Epic Fantasy

(The Tree of Five Worlds #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  7 reviews
It was supposed to be a simple adventure: Rescue the princess. Slay her captors. Grab the loot. THE END.
She was never supposed to start a war. And he was never supposed to fall in love.

Everybody underestimates a barbarian.

But that suits Khyte of Hwarn just fine. Better that his companions, co-conspirators, and partners in crime take him for a muscle-bound oaf instead
Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by TCK Publishing

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Crislee Moreno
May 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not sure what is wrong with me, but I couldn't finish it. Unlike others, I hated it. However, like others, I was annoyed with the over descriptive parts. I got about 30% in and nothing had really happened so I gave up. And while I average about 3 books a week, this one book took me 4 days to get 30% in. It was that boring. I felt the writing was a bit pretentious. I expect to not know some words in a fantasy given even the worlds are make believe, but I was actually looking up words that are ...more
Johanna Sawyer
Thanks to the author for a copy to read and give my honest opinion.

Khyte of Hwarn is a barbarian that helps rescue a princess with the aid of a few friends. The princess Inglefras is a dryad taken prisoner by a king using her for nefarious reasons.

What did I like? The author has a very eloquent style of writing and the plot to this story was quite whimsical. Khyte starts out going after a crown and a wand, and ends up rescuing a princess that charms him instead. His small band of friends (if
Ashley Vasconcellos
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Khyte, a brave barbarian, sets out on what he thinks will be an easy mission and a quick pay day. When he meets up with an old goblin friend and learns of an imprisoned princess he is compelled to help. Little does he know that this mission maybe more than he bargained for. I really enjoyed going on this journey with Khyte. The detailed world building made me feel like I was part of the adventure. There were some parts that were a little over descriptive and it felt like it slowed the story a ...more
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hendricks certainly has put a lot of thought into his worldbuilding in this novel, and many of the slower parts of the story I appreciated as I suspect them of being hints toward a larger reveal about the Abyss and the five worlds that will come about in subsequent books. There were so many twists and turns, I honestly could not predict where the narrative was headed next and was truly surprised by the ending. I don't usually tend to enjoy stories where characters' alliances are so obviously ...more
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I got this book from the Author for an honest review of the book. This book was a little hard to follow at first and I had a hard time understand what some of the characters were talking bout. I did read the book in a few hours. It does suck you in to the story if you keep on reading and it is hard to put down if you like reading about other portals and dimensions and other life beings like goblins and humans and witches and dryads.
The story of Khyte and his journey to rescue the princess and
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great world-building
Too many long descriptions bogged down the beginning for me, but once I got past that, I enjoyed immersing myself in the world the author created filled with adventure and action. I liked passages like this one: “Which is not to say that the goblin woman laughed like a lady, but with a sharp scowl that would have cut the manhood from Khyte if it could.” This story is for fans of unique fantasy worlds.
Brian McHugh
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An imaginative and expansive world created by Keith Hendricks In this engaging novel! A great read! Perfect for hard core fantasy readers!
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Keith Hendricks holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University and lives in a loving, Doctor Who-addicted, anime-obsessed, Hamilton-quoting, and book-fueled family. You can find his thoughts on writing fantasy fiction on his blog: Shoreless Seas and Stars Uncounted. You can find his other writing on his Wattpad account, The Eye of Wysaerie. When Hendricks isn't writing fantasy ...more