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The Black Keep (The Chronicles of Llars Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Tom Bielawski , RW Jensen
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

After being marooned in the vast and mysterious underworld known as the Underllars, Carym and Zach must try to find a way back to the surface and continue their quest for the Everpool. But Zach's new secret, and his growing paranoia, casts the shadow of suspicion upon him by all of the companions. His life-long friendship with Carym is in danger, as is their quest to find the Everpool, even as the hunters of the Dark Lord close in.

Estimated page count is 400.


Due to request from a number of readers who felt that A Tide of Shadows was too long, it has been split into two volumes.

Prior to April 20, 2012, A Tide of Shadows also contained Volume Two: The Black Keep, though it was not labeled as such. If you bought A Tide of Shadows before April 20, 2012, you already have both volumes and your next book will be Volume Three: Shadowblade, available May, 1, 2012.


Product Details

  • File Size: 2657 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007VU0NQ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable series so far September 6, 2012
By Matt D
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i am quite pleased with the Chronicles series thus far. The author builds good tension between characters and scenes have an element of suspense. The plot has a nice level of complexity and interconnectedness, yet is not hard to follow. This is more than hack and slash dungeon crawl fare but does not lack for an element of action. I have enjoyed this as much as R.A. Salvatore's work and much more than Ed Greenwood's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great second book! February 12, 2013
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The Black Keep is a perfect follow up to the Tide of Shadows! Mr. Bielawski once again brings to life the land of Lars with unique characters and a very original view of magic. this is a very refreshing series for its originality in the genre and I look forward to more Chronicles of Lars!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great series and story line August 27, 2013
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I've really liked this series. Tom Bielawski has done an excellent job of creating an immersive environment with multiple plots going on at once. I've gotten really into the books and cannot wait for the next one to be released. The one nit (and yes, we've had lice make their rounds so i know what nits are and what a pain picking nits is) I have is the names are strange and hard for me to get used to. I have gotten used to them, but it took some time.
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More About the Author

"Tom Bielawski is a bright light in today's dark sea of new writers. His writing gives me hope for the next generation of dreamers. I highly recommend both him and his works." - NYT Bestselling author, Tracy Hickman.

"Tom is a great literary voice in a sea of indies." -Best selling independent author, MR Mathias

Veteran Marine, lawman, and graduate of NYT Bestselling author Tracy Hickman's online workshop called the "Scribe's Forge."

I've always had a deep love of speculative fiction, particularly epic fantasy and science fiction adventures. I am so humbled and grateful for the chance to appear on your bookshelf, that I'm going to share a little bit of what you might find on mine. I grew up playing Dungeons and Dragons and reading Tracy Hickman, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Lloyd Alexander, and Ann McCaffrey. Later I dug in to Robert Jordan, R.A Salvatore, M.R. Mathias, John Locke, Orson Scott Card, Robert Aspirin, Isaac Asimov, Joseph Lallo, and Brian Rathbone.

Some of my favorite works are The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Wheel of Time, Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, Ender's Game series. Though I've not read the books, I'm a huge fan of the Star Wars and Star Trek movie series'. I am also partial to reading Clive Cussler, CJ Box, Brad Thor, and Tom Clancy.

My future projects include a contemporary thriller series in the style of Bourne and Bond, a series of biographies of not-so-well known or loved (but influential nonetheless) Americans for children, a brand new fantasy series, 18th Century American Frontier fiction, and a series of Christian themed short stories.

How am I going to get all that done? Some of it already is. Stay tuned and thank you for taking the time to explore the wild imaginings. I'm a Dragon Highlord in my own mind!
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