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Everflame [Kindle Edition]

Dylan Peters
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (906 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Long ago, when the earth was young... Four ancient beings created man to be the bastion of the earth and its creatures. But when The Great Tyrant came and chased The Ancients away, the world was transformed into a place of fear and isolation. Over time humans lost the connection they had with a world they had been created to protect. Now, deep in the forests that surround Gray Mountain, two bears find a small child that is abandoned and left for dead. They name him Evercloud, and raise him as a member of their kingdom. Teaching him the secrets of the elders, they tell him of the ancient beings that created man and the rumors of their return. Evercloud must now go on a quest to return The Ancients to power. However, in another corner of the land, a man known only as The Messenger travels the land under a white hood, on a mission to prevent the return of The Ancients. We follow the paths each of these men take until their stories collide in an epic battle of good versus evil.


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  • File Size: 2074 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1105086380
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008QZMX7E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,529 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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154 of 161 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Epic fantasy August 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When picking free books you never know quite what you are going to get, self published books can have some real problems...poor editing, grammatical errors etc. Reading an indie book can either be a gross disappointment or a wonderful adventure. Everflame turned out to be a wonderful adventure, think Christopher Paolini meets C.S. Lewis.

Usually, epic fantasy depicts great good battling great evil against almost insurmountable odds, but that isn't strictly the case with Everflame. In the beginning battle lines seem clear, but as the book progresses you realize that there is no clear cut good or evil; each "side" is painted in shades of grey and readers are left wondering just who to root for.

Characters are very well developed, Peters gives each a depth that is reflective of the human condition. For example, Eveneye displays great courage and conviction but later suffers from self-doubt and weakness. There is a strong message of personal responsibility through out, but at the same time Peters drives home the fact that no man is an island...we need support from those who love us to become all we have the potential to be.

To qualify why I only gave 4 stars instead of 5, I do not appreciate abrupt cliffhanger endings. I loved this book and would have purchased the second in the series without the teaser ending. I personally prefer a bit more resolution at the end of an installment of a series. I do have to note that Peters handled the ending of Everflame 2: The Burning Man in a much more satisfactory manner.

For me, the best measure of a book is how much I miss the characters after finishing and after finishing the second book in this series I miss them all. The 3rd book isn't even available but I feel as if I am missing something...like life is going on in their world but I am not fortunate enough to travel with my friends. I highly recommend Everflame and the follow up book, Everflame 2.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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Again, consider that my native language is not English and that I'm not and expert, not even aficionado, literary critic. I just know what I like and dislike. In this case --and this review is valid for all three books of the Everflame saga, I couldn't stop reading and, at the same time picturing the characters and the environment described like they were from a movie. Silent laughter, sadness and even reflexion, depending on the situation being read came to me as I read this book and the rest of the series. Great light and healthy reading for kids and teens without being burdened with distasteful, crude or sexually charged passages!
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! May 17, 2013
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Where do I start?!

When I picked this book I was just going for a free time filler. I've read plenty of free books and the majority are a disappoint due to terrible writing, bland and inconstant characters and poor execution of the story itself.

This however, was the complete opposite!

Dylan does an amazing job with the execution of the story. His creative writing makes the story suspenseful with the simplest of sentences. Every page my, eyes darted anxiously as I waited for the next move of Evercloud and company. I was really captured by the relationship of the characters. I love how The Arthur builds the bond between Evercloud and The bears and I enjoy how he executes Evercloud's behavior during his first interaction among humans. It feels completely realistic and the awkwardness has you cringing in sympathy!

The story behind the ancients is very well developed and quite interesting. The twist with the ancient Chera is one for surprise.But before I babble off spoliers,

It's a really great book, a must read.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent November 10, 2012
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Wonderful story, full of good morals and true friendships. Honor and loyality to family. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars in depth details November 30, 2012
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love books that have this much detail, yet do not bore you like a science report; I Highly reccommend this book for anyone interested in fantasy novels
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Children's book July 14, 2013
By Summer
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I downloaded this book thinking it would be a bit more mature than what it is, but it wasn't. It's more for children. I recommend it to children who like stories from an animal's point of view, but it's not my cup of tea.
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49 of 66 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly edited January 16, 2013
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I really tried to like this book, it was an interesting premise, but the poor punctuation made it unreadable for me. Apostrophes in the wrong places drive me nuts - it's a very basic, very simple rule which an aspiring writer should be able to get right. The punctuation after speech is all wrong too, which made it feel unnatural and stilted. Such a shame.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Could not get through it March 28, 2013
By Michael
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I tried to get through Everflame, I really did, but it's just too terribly written. The dialog is stunted and forced, it's rife with grammatical and punctuation errors, and the imagery was overly verbose and ineffective. Unfortunately, I couldn't get far enough into the story to judge character or plot development.

I'm normally a huge fan of reading indie writers (one of the biggest benefit of e-readers, in my opinion), especially in the fantasy and Sci-fi genres. B.V. Larson's Haven and Star Force series are excellent. Anthony Ryan's Blood Song: Number 1 in series (Raven's Shadow) was brilliant (which is why it was purchased by a publisher). Everflame falls far short of the standards set by works such as those.

I applaud the author's ambition of writing a novel. It's not something I have the patience or creativity to do. But find a few intelligent friends that will give it a read-through and help you edit. It would have done wonders.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what interests me
Its alright, not really what I expected
Published 4 days ago by M. Meadows
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
good
Published 5 days ago by Gail Jordon
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good and different type of story
Published 6 days ago by technostupid
2.0 out of 5 stars Contrived and heavy-handed with caricatures for characters
I had great hopes when I first started reading this book. It seemed to be an interesting and novel approach to a quest story. But, after awhile, I got bored. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars This novel is fun to read
This novel is fun to read, an easy read, well written with good plot. Looking forward to reading the next one.
Published 10 days ago by Cora Robbins
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading. Very well written and well imagined
Excellent reading. Very well written and well imagined. Highly recommended.
Published 13 days ago by Katy
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this series
Really enjoyed this series. Took a little to get past the idea of who the characters were, but once I did, it was a very enjoyable series.
Published 14 days ago by Lynn Chabot-Long
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like a good fantasy not weighed down with oodles of details
Fun story, fast paced and no excessive drama. I like the characters and I definitely plan to come back for book 2! Give it a try!
Published 15 days ago by Hannah Mumbert
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't flame Everflame
Good variety of characters, good development, good pacing.
Published 17 days ago by Dimly Aware
5.0 out of 5 stars Am glad I read this
Am glad I read this.
Published 17 days ago by JOYCE KOCH
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More About the Author

All 4 books of the Everflame series are available. Check out www.dylanleepeters.com to learn more about the books, see images, videos, read sample chapters, read my blog and much more!.

Also, check out information about the new book I'm currently writing "The Dean Machine."

I've taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. For 1 year (August 2014-August 2015) I am donating 10% of the money I make from the Everflame Series to ALS research. Go to www.dylanleepeters.com to check out the video!

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