Chronicles of Collandonia: The Dawn of Change

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Trafford Publishing, Jun 15, 2017 - Fiction - 356 pages
The boys eyes were swollen, the cut on his lip was not healing well, and he was still badly bruised and scratched. Xelphea and its neighboring nations of Perlador, Ammyl, and Voerlow have known peace for more than half of a millennium. However, Voerlow has not forgotten its loss in that long-ago war. The bitter, warlike nations monarch is ailing and soon to pass on the throne to his wicked son, Kellup. Upon assuming his place as the leader of Voerlow, he attacks and leaves his gentle brother for dead, then hatches a plan to help him take over Xelphea by kidnapping its king and queen and turning them into his slaves. AnnaLusia, an Ammylite, has served as the Xelphean royal governess for almost her entire centuries-long life. When Kellups plot results in Queen Delshannas kidnapping, she uses her magic powers to protect the ruler she helped raise and try to establish peace in Collandonia. Good fantasy fiction should always strike a balance of having one foot in the exciting and impossible and the other planted in the real world with characters that are charming and accessible. This story, the first in a planned trilogy, establishes that well, doing most of its world-building with politics and then treating the audience to magical powers and abilities with the kind of afterthought that a narrator and a world familiar with them would provide. The pacing of the book is crisp and quick, making it very easy for any reader to devour and indulge innot just those looking for a new realm to explore. Without getting bogged down in mythical terminology or requiring readers to consult a map as a reference guide, this is a fantasy book that is fun to read and hard to put down. Perfect for a quiet weekend or some relaxing reading before bed, this title should be appealing to more than just those dedicated to the genre. The US Review of Books
 

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Contents

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Part Four
Chapter 1

Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Part Two Plans
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Part Three
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Part Five
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
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After resettling in the States, R.L Waterstone began to work on what she had found inspiration to write while living in England. It became a trilogy. She wanted to write a fantasy that didnt follow cliches so, love, bravery, sacrifice, and integrity come to prove more important than a stash of treasure or a talisman, in fulfilling the prophecy. However, those are included, along with dragons and little people.

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