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Dark Mountain (Eno the Thracian Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

C.B. Pratt
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The third novel in the well-reviewed action adventure fantasy series, set in an Ancient World where the mythology, monsters and gods are real. If you want to survive, hire Eno the Thracian.

In the new adventure, Eno sets off to find the truth about himself and his possible descent from the gods themselves. Instead he becomes involved with a race of people kidnapped from their homeland, set to toil endlessly by the will of a mad philosopher. Facing his own fears and doubts and the curse of the Great God Pan, Eno also finds a woman worthy of his love, danger around every curve, and mushrooms...lots and lots of mushrooms. Meanwhile, a hidden menace from long, long ago threatens the civilized world and only Eno the Thracian, Hero for Hire, can stop the inevitable destruction.

Editorial Reviews


Swords, sorcery and a curious kind of chivalry prevail in Dark Mountain, the third novel in the Eno The Thracian series from author C.B. Pratt. A splendid tale of epic proportions, Pratt has envisioned a hero to rival the greats. A seeker of quests who is wonderfully flawed yet instantly affable, his tale is timeless as action prevails, whilst her plot is sure to beguile. It's lavish in its settings, the gods are ever fickle and a maelstrom of villainy is ever present, yet what ultimately makes Dark Mountain most memorable is flair. The genre is littered with lack lustre imaginings, but Pratt has a way of writing that is wholly immersive. She has a deft ear for dialogue with wit ever prevalent, which creates a contemporary undertone whilst her characters are imbued with an undeniable presence that would readily transition to wider mediums.
Truly original fantasy fiction is sadly rare, but Dark Mountain must surely sate the most desirous of appetites, whilst garnering many more enthralled fans for author C.B. Pratt. It is highly recommended!


Product Details

  • File Size: 2912 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: C.B. Pratt (March 10, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,699 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eno Grows Up. Excellent Read. March 22, 2014
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Eno, our Thracian hero for hire does some serious maturing in this third installment of the series. It's poignant ( he finds love) and sad, and the author answers some of our lingering questions about why Eno is so powerful. Where does he come from? Who are his people, really? His trademark humor doesn't fade, thankfully, and Eno's wry look at a very unusual world only gets better with each book.
All of this is answered, and more, and along the way we meet more bizarre characters from the ever expanding pantheon of CB Pratt's imagination.
Outstanding adventure, highest recommendation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Third Book of Eno the Thracian, Hero for Hire June 21, 2014
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Eno's adventures began in Hero for Hire when he posted his advertisement in the marketplace:

“Hero for Hire. All monsters dispatched from carnivorous geese to Minotaurs. Special rates for multiples. Eno the Thracian at the sign of the Ram’s Head, one flight up.”

Now, Eno is gearing up for his own adventure. He must travel through strange lands to discover the truth about himself. Finding the truth means traveling not only in distance but time, back to Eno's origins.

"Leaning down to listen to his smothered words, she smoothed his hair. She whispered soothingly, ancient, meaningless sounds, common to every nation and race. He clung to her all the more tightly, his tears wetting the wrap she wore around her neck.

"Vertigo swept over me, a swirling, floating sensation, as though I looked down from a great height at not another land but at another time. The boy was myself, sobbing out the details of some childhood disaster. The golden firelight blended away the lines on her face, the gray from her hair, until she wore again the appearance of my mother, the most beautiful woman in the village. I felt my father's presence at my side, so strongly that I knew I should see him if I turned, strong, alive again, his ever-present laughter making all my troubles vanish."

C. B. Pratt continues her humorous series with Dark Mountain, the third installment in the series. Adventure abounds with mythological creatures and gods of old. Ms. Pratt also offers deeper themes for the discerning reader. The books are wonderfully written, with Dark Mountain surpassing even the first two books in the series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Next please!! May 25, 2014
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I love these books! Easy to read and very enjoyable.....I am eagerly waiting for the next books in the series! Write faster C.B. Pratt!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eno Gets Some Action June 20, 2014
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I'd heard rumours that this book was one where Eno gets some action and he most certainly didn't disappoint. After all, he is a hero for hire - it says so on the sign.

This book - and the whole series - is a funny and fascinating window into the ancient past, when all the other heroes were busy at the siege of Troy and monster-slaying was a lucrative profession.

Poor Eno has to combat mushrooms, a mad philosopher, a maze and even a minotaur as he seeks more knowledge about his heritage.

Yes, there are surprises in this story and plenty of humour along the way, but I won't spoil it for you. Five well-earned stars and I can't wait until the next book comes out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Through the Eyes of a Thoughtful Strongman July 31, 2014
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Dark Mountain by C. B. Pratt is a fantasy about a hero for hire named Eno and his adventures to free the enthralled mine workers of a deranged magician.

Eno, recently home from a quest in Egypt, resumes his interrupted trip to his aging mother. The path takes him through Pan’s domain, and the woodland god has a deadly bone to pick with Eno. On a previous adventure, Eno slayed Pan’s three daughters in self-defense. To make amends with the goat-footed deity, our hero must endure the woodland god’s curse plus do a good deed for Pan’s children.

Slavers ambush and capture Eno, along with a young man named Gwern. A clever ruse turns Eno into a shift captain of a most peculiar mining operation under a dark mountain. Gwern’s enslaved people have labored for generations under the command of an ancient mage who hears voices under the mountain’s rocks. After the workers unearth the rock speaker, Eno then must use his superb strength, wits, and a touch of Pan’s curse to battle the darkest threat yet to Eno’s world.

Dark Mountain is a fun fantasy romp set in the time of Greek gods, ancient Egypt, and medieval villages. C. B Pratt uses a masterful hand to create a vivid fantasy world where the reader smells the manure of the farmyards and feels the tickle of foaming ale on the lips. The conversations with the moody Pan are especially delightful.

Readers who like heroic fantasy told through the eyes of a thoughtful strongman would enjoy Dark Mountain. This is the second of Eno’s enjoyable stories I have read, and I look forward to immersing myself in Eno’s next tale.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read :) June 24, 2014
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This book is funny. I won’t spoil it for you. If you enjoy heroic fantasy then I recommend the Eno the Thracian series. I give this a 5-star rating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good relaxing and sometimes invigorating book. December 6, 2014
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There are many good and entertaining (sometimes invigorating) points in this book as in the last two. Definitely a read you want at the end of a hard days work to take you away to another place and time. Excellent thoughts to make you ponder and steal away with. Thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it March 6, 2015
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Loved it...great plot...dialogue...interesting characters......after reading Hero for Hire I brought the other three and found the entire series well done
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An engaging mythological fantasy with above average writing
This series is written from the viewpoint that the old myths of the Mediterranean Sea are all true. Eno is a hero, not up there with Hercules, but probably some divine blood flows... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paul A. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Enough is becoming a favorite.
Enough the Thracian is becoming one of my favorite characters. He is as tough as they come, but still has a soft side. The stories could use a little better proofreading though.
Published 2 months ago by Dugger1945
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fun read
Published 2 months ago by Lynda
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
good read didn't like it quite as much as the first one but worth the price
Published 2 months ago by James Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Hero's, God's and monsters.
I liked the series so well I read all three books. I don't usually read this type of book but I really enjoyed them.
Published 2 months ago by Russell Quinton
4.0 out of 5 stars Still a fun read
Still insouciantly buckling his swash for derring do. Our hero is a bit more powerless and less successful in this outing, compared to earlier works, and the author obviously did... Read more
Published 3 months ago by James lange
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Mountain (3 of series)
I love my Eno-- and more so with this third installment of an excellent series. Come have some fun with a playful storyline that brings up images of the Rock in a barbarian role. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tina
5.0 out of 5 stars I kind of like Eno the Thracian
I kind of like Eno the Thracian. So much that I got all the books on the series, though the books are stand-alone and you don't have to read them in order. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cryoruggie
5.0 out of 5 stars ENO continues
Another good read.
Published 5 months ago by Gene Mallard
1.0 out of 5 stars I could not get involved in the story
Beautiful cover and interesting storyline. I thought this book would be a great read. It is about a supernatural assassin that will handle the dispatch of a dragonet, a minotaur,... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sherry Fundin
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More About the Author

C.B. Pratt moved to Orlando, Florida this year after living in every quarter of the USA. A life-long interest in fantasy fiction has flowered into the adventures of Eno the Thracian, Hero for Hire.

So far, her careers have included writing, jewelry sales, politics, and the legal field. Traveling and computer games take up most of her free time. She's also started gardening...which isn't going that great.

If you'd like to see some images that inspired Eno's journeys, please visit her Pinterest page,

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