"Believe me when I say, if you do not fear Dark Elves, you are a fool, for there is much to be afraid of."
Silmanus and Mara are the unlikeliest of allies: an elven wizard and a human outlaw. Plunged together in a struggle for survival, desperation and necessity form an uneasy alliance between elf and human, an alliance challenged by the most lethal warriors in Aeternerras-the sinister Dark Elves. Much to his astonishment, Silmanus discovers his lowly views towards humans are misplaced as he fights side-by-side with them as equals. But could a wizard and a human have anything in common?
"As you are not an Arcanist-that is, someone who uses magic-you are probably under the impression that living things have souls or spirits."
On the other side of the world, companions Amber and Jeddo-dwarf and gnome-have devoted their lives to hunting down monsters that escape The Fell Lands, naturally reaping the profits that this profession brings. Their ventures become far more trouble than they are worth when the two are taken captive by Dark Elves becoming entangled in a web of death and deceit.
"Growling, Amber pushed herself to her feet, but Mordasine's boot shoved her back down. 'On your knees, filth, ' he hissed."
In From out of the Shadows, blood is spilled and tears are shed as these four fight for freedom. Many questions remain, questions of trust, motivations, and uncertainty. One question supersedes them all, "What are the Dark Elves plotting - and what other evils are lurking in the shadows?"...
A.G.V. McPherson is an avid reader of fantasy and player of fantasy games including Dungeons & Dragons. It is fitting, then, that he should write a novel in this beloved genre. Mr. McPherson has previously written many unpublished short stories and a novel and has also won academic awards for English on three occasions.
Born in Timmins, Ontario, A.G.V. McPherson now lives with his family in Corbeil, Ontario, surrounded by a myriad of trees and a plethora of pets, including a dog, a gecko, a rat, and some fish.
This book was an exciting and quick read - I was hooked from the second page of the first chapter! The author took care to write detailed settings, character backgrounds, and history that pave the way for more books in this series. The characters are rich and each unique. While the book bounces between two very different parties, it's interesting to speculate on how and when their paths will eventually cross. The book does suffer a little from some editing errors (spacing, punctuation, wrong or missing pronouns, and a couple sentences that seem to be missing words). All in all, this is a great first book, and I'm very impressed. The young author has a talent, and I am looking forward to reading the second installment in his series!
📍In this first book, An elf and a human must learn how to set aside their differences in order to survive the deadly attacks of the Dark Elves. Meanwhile, a dwarf and a gnome find themselves taken prisoner and must fight for their lives to survive. On opposite ends of the world, both pairs of heroes must struggle against the forces of darkness—and decipher what sinister plot the Dark Elves are trying to unleash.
📍This book was an energizing and speedy read. The writer took care to compose itemized settings, character foundations, and history that make ready for additional books in this arrangement. The characters are rich and every one of a kind.
📍The cover of the book is appealing. The language used by the author is lucid, you will enjoy it and you would have a great time by reading this book.
📍The young author has a talent, and I am looking forward to reading the second installment in his series!" Go grab your copies of this amazing book.
I finally found some time to sit down and read and I found this book drew me in quickly. I couldn’t put it down, telling myself, “Okay just one more chapter, then I will put it down” and continuing to read several more chapters. The book is filled with action, suspense and humour. Character development is well done and I become invested in the characters, praying for a happy ending. I can't wait to read book 2 when it is available!