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A thief in the night. A missing sacred artifact. An evil warlord from ancient history, out to rule the world. These are only a few of the problems facing Tennen, the newly appointed Lord Protector of Melin. Thrown into a desperate race against time, Tennen, his dragon friend Berrinn, and his men chase the thief and his mysterious companion over land and sea to a cursed isl ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 10th 2010 by Stonegarden.Net Publishing
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Gavin Gates
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the direct follow up to Smith’s first novel ‘the red stone.’ In Zoolin Vale Smith has followed on from the exact word where the red stone left off with Tennen again being thrown straight into the deep end with another life and kingdom threatening quest, if you were to read this without it’s predecessor it would likely not be a problem at all as Smith sticks with a very direct and simple style of writing and manages to remind and explain all importance’s without once being overbearing or ...more
Paul
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a fantasy story about a set of friends on two very different quests.

Disaster has struck the land of Melin; the Chalice of Ringtar has been stolen. It is a sacred relic, and its absence will make Melin look weak and incompetent in the eyes of their neighbors. A young man named Tennen, newly selected earlier that day as Lord Protector, leads an expedition to track down the chalice. Accompanying them is the wizard Rimotar, carrying a type of homing beacon, keeping them going in the right di
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Robyn van der Merwe
Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All fantasy lovers
Recommended to Robyn by: Craig Smith
I can't believe I put off reading this book for so long. As someone who has only recently read David Eddings' The Belgariad (and loved it), Zoolin Vale had a taste of the same writing.

From the first chapter I was intrigued by the characters and completely sold on the adventure they were embarking on. I haven't read The Red Stone (the first book by Craig Smith) and yet it was not a struggle in any way to follow the story line or characters. In my opinion, that is a true skill that many authors l
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Richard Saunders
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
‘Zoolin Vale and the Chalice of Ringtar’ is the follow up to Craig Smith’s ‘The Red Stone’ (another book that I dearly loved).

The author brings back the best of his first book, and builds upon it to create an epic fantasy. Actually, you are getting two stories in one in this well done tale.

First, we follow the adventures of the newly selected Lord Protector, Tennen, who is the Red Stone Bearer from the first book, as he leads an expedition to capture the culprits who stole the Chalice of Ringtar
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Larry Kollar
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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While Zoolin Vale is a sequel to The Red Stone, Craig does a great job of including enough backstory so you're not completely at sea if you pick up this one first. If it had been published when I was in college, we would have passed this book around and around. It's an epic fantasy that doesn't pretend to be anything but, and that — as I rediscovered — is a good thing.

As a reviewer above pointed out, this is really two stories in one. In one story line, the newly-appointed Lord Protector Tennen
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Karin
Feb 29, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This is the second book in a series. The first is called The Red Stone.
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Apart from some years in the UK and months in the US Craig Smith has lived most of his life in South Africa. (Everywhere from PE to Cape Town). Having a wild imagination from ever since he could remember he finally decided to take advantage of it when he was 19, and began writing seriously. Since then he has written 2 novels, numerous short stories and started 3 other novels. He hopes to finish th ...more

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