The Dragon Queen of Chaos sends her minions to prepare the world for her return...
And all that stands in her way are three children with the powers of Stone, Sea and Sky.
Fen is only a boy when his city is sacked by enemy invaders. His mother is cut down before his eyes. Yet somehow, when the...more
I can tell that this is going to be one epic saga with a complex storyline and characters. I'm glad that the author decided to break up the story to better layout the storyline. By breaking the story into a trilogy it should lend itself to a more in-depth characters story. Finn, Aislin, and Karliss have a hard road to travel before or if they're going to save their world and each other. A reader can easily be ...more
What I appreciate a lot in Eric T. Knight's writing is the easiness with which he weaves his stories. He's great at developing both the world created and the characters themselves, making them relatable, likeable and true-to-life with all their faults and weaknesses ...more
The texture and detail of the writing make it clear from almost the first paragraph that this is an expansive novel with deep world-building thought behind it. And I'm a sucker for the intros and origins of multiple characters, who are fated to come together at some point in the future.
Fen, the fighter aligned with stone, Aislin the sounder aligned with water and the ocean, and Karliss, the wind aligned. Aislin a loaner and outcast with an adopted mother trying to make ...more
Like his previous series Immortality and Chaos, Eric T Knight's Chaos and Retribution grabbed my attention from the very beginning. I just finished Book 1, Stone Bound, and I am already worried about when the series will be completed and released. I don't want to catch up to the author and have to wait for each book's publication. I prefer to own the whole series before I begin reading so I never have to wait. This book focuses on three young characters - Fen, Aislin, and Karliss. ...more
This is a book that has a heart as powerful as raging water, a story line as solid as stone and characters that will sweep you up like gale force wind! Heartfelt people, power this amazing tale of three kids, in vastly different places coming of age with unimaginable powers and what might be a world ending cataclysm they don't even know exists on the horizon. Eric T. Knight, the ' T ' stands for Triumph, because this book is no less than a major victory in the Epic Fantasy ...more
Mr Knight quickly engages the reader with what is sure to be a great trilogy. Although this first book deals mainly with Fen, I found myself interested in all 3 character which seem destined to save the world. Eric T. Knight has an interesting take on magic while not entirely new is at least not the same old same old that so many writers stick to. He has also created a world that exists not only now but has a ...more
Having never read the works of this author before, I was pleasantly surprised with the way he introduced each of the characters and fleshed them out until I felt I knew them all. Not just the people, but their surroundings, beliefs, and rituals. This was one of those books I was repeatedly able to put aside. It was also one I looked anxiously forward to picking up again. A very good read and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Eric Knight is a new author for me and I am very happy with his writing style. For me this book starts out with background on the three main characters, Fen, Aislin and Karliss. They are from different parts of their world and have never met. They are young and just discovering their power. I was drawn to the characters from the beginning and feel the story is well developed. As this book ended I was left wanting more. So now I am ready to read book two. I highly recommend this book. I ...more
After reading the Chaos and Immortality books, I am continuing on to the Chaos and Retribution series. I truly enjoy Knight's characters. They all feel very realistic and the dialogue strikes me as genuine. Hidden within the fantasy aspect of these books are kernels of true wisdom reminiscent of Taoism and Buddhism. I come away from these stories a better person as well as thoroughly entertained.
Fen, Karliss, & Aislin.
All three children are especially gifted.
Fen's entire life has been changed.
Karliss's status as of the end of this book is changing.
Aislin's disconnection from everyone else, hopefully will change in the next book.
So, as of the end of this book StoneBound,
I consider Fen my favorites so far.
He has grown up alot, & been thru so much grief.
I hope for all three too develop healthfully as the series progresses.
three children born with affinities to stone, water and air, will be the saviors of their countries. but they are children and they have many lessons to learn first, among them loss, hate, and fear. how out of there will they find the love needed to save others?
Read the first series of the book, and even though twas fantasy, the author made the characters human. Also the lovely lessons in not judging situations too quickly, not all is what it seems, neither are people. Forgiveness of self and others ... Just a great series, I've not the words. This one has me hooked as well thus far.