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Legon Awakening: Book One in the Legon Series Kindle Edition

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Length: 412 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled


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"Ripping good fantasy with a wicked bite!"
- Bestselling Author Brian Rathbone

"Taylor is a brilliant writer in his use of structure and traditional elements of story telling. The arc of the story proceeds well and the plot is articulated and clear. The characters, however, are the strong part of this book. You love some and you hate others. You laugh, you cry and their trials affect you while you are reading. "
Bestselling Author Collin Earl

From the Author

Hello I'm Nicholas Taylor. I just wanted to take a moment to talk about why I wrote the Legon Series. With the Legon books I wanted to pull readers into another world with Elves, Dragons and a race that no one has seen before, the Iumenta. I want people to see the Legon world, and it's characters the way I see them. I also wanted to write a book that everyone could enjoy, from the person who has been reading fantasy their whole life, to someone who maybe is just getting into the genre. So it's with that in mind that I hope you enjoy reading Legon Awakening as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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  • File Size: 2582 KB
  • Print Length: 412 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453740279
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: June 7, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003QHZ3AQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,792 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Hi, I'm Nick Taylor, I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, possibly the greatest place on earth. I went to Dakota Ridge High and was in band-- that's right I was a band nerd and no, I don't have any cool "one time at band camp" stories, so don't ask.

I started writing in October of 2007. I was driving around with a friend and said "hey, I wonder if I can write a book." So I thought I'd try and write outline and see what happens. Well, I finished the outline and I couldn't just stop there. I needed to write chapter one and then that would be it. Do you see where this is going? Anyway, after chapter one was done, I had to finish the first book. But I wanted to get input as I went in order to write a better story. I decided to do a podcast of the first three chapters to see what people thought. After the first podcast, I decided that I wanted to continue to do it and more over, I wanted to get a larger listener base. It's all been a wonderful journey from there.

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By Elfy on June 19, 2011
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As the previous reviews and no doubt future reviews will state this is a fabulous novel. I'm occasionally a fantasy junkie and they start to all seem the same after a while. This fantasy book stands apart from the crammed bookshelf. Great things about this book: The female protagonist is NOT a rebel against all she was taught, nor is she a natural warrior who just needed to hold a sword to start killing things. The male protagonist has awesome physical prowess, yes, but he worked and sweated and bled for his skill. Best of all...NO INCAPACITATING ROMANCE!!! Now I like a good fantasy/romance as much as the next reader, but the improbabilities of boy meets girl, on the run from the Great Powers, both fall in love, ridiculous amounts of misunderstanding that would never happen if they actually SPOKE to each other and then the sexual chemistry in life-or-death situations when one would normally be focused on survival...well, that seems as much a fantasy as magic and dragons. In *Legon Awakening*, this aspect of the story fells much more real to me.

Now for the Caveat:
AUTHOR/EDITOR!!! Please read this!
Around the 85% mark, capitalization rules become mild suggestions. Every other sentence begins with a lower case word. Now I grew up in the digital age, used to grammer errs (yup, misspelled I know) and yet this bothered me so much, I almost didn't finish the book. I DID stop reading the book for a while. PLEASE fix this in future books! There is a place for sentences beginning with lower-case letters, when done deliberately. In a book that is this well-written, this error detracts from the story an astonishing degree. I will not pay for future books by this author unless I know this has been taken care of. Which would be a shame, since the story itself is magnificent.
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I really enjoyed this story. I did feel there were some parts that were odd. Such as characters using an item or making a comment that doesnt seem to jive with the setting. For example I cant imagine their clothes having a "fly" but when a soldier attempts to rape a member of the group, another memeber is thinking about how he cant find his "fly". There are several things like that make it hard for me to really understand the world that is being shown in this story. I would get into the scene and then something someone used or said would bring me back to modern life.
that part was not nearly as annoying as what happened at about 75%. it seemed that we now quit using the shift key and quit running grammar check. it was often enough to be disturbing. as you can see, it causes you to take a bit longer to read and get the right thought because your mind now has to slow down and seperate the sentences and thoughts. i would say it was at least everyother sentence for the last 3-4 chapters. why?
Overall I enjoyed the story enough that I want to read the second one and see what becomes of these characters. But I will be quite upset, if after paying for the second one, it has just as little concern for proper sentence structure.
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Sorry but this book just isn't as good as the other reviews claim. I tried to get past the terrible pacing, bad editing and corny phrasing, but after several chapters I just had to give up in frustration. The book is full of needless repitition, unimportant details (Legon bent down to get the other sock that went under the bed) plus so many numerous other issues that its not worth reading. Everything in the book is taken from other books and nothing ever goes wrong in the story.

I'll have to pass.
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I received this as a free book, and have deleted it from my library. The author wondered, while riding around with a friend, if he could write a book...my answer to that would be no you can't, at least not a good one! The book started out ok, then at the halfway mark the author started filling chapter after chapter with incredibly long and boring explanations of how the characters were discovering their abilities and the training they were receiving while on the run. It was so boring that I skipped many, many chapters, while this may have been an important part of the tale, it took up far to much of the story. And then near the end of the story, it became apparent that the author just didn't care how how badly his story was ending when the male characters started speaking and acting like a group of teenage boys...fist bumping, really? The choice of words used by the characters, and their actions, were not fitting for the time period of the story. I had the feeling that, while writing this book, the author became bored and wanted it to just be over. Which was exactly the way I felt too. I can't believe the glowing reviews written here for this book. I have no interest in another book in this series.
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This book is not well-written. The story is mildly interesting and there are some neat elements that I haven't seen elsewhere in the 30+ yrs of reading fantasy voraciously. However, it seems like it was written by or for elementary or junior high children. And it isn't a child's book. There's plenty of gore to prove it.

As noted, there are horrible capitalization errors everywhere. It is very distracting. Regardless, I could chalk that up to bad editing. The parts that I can't understand are, for example, dialogue like "Blow me." Seriously? Also, right near the end, one of the protagonist introduces a fist-bump- "like a high five". Uh, what? Why would a medieval period fantasy novel include a fist bump OR a high five?

There are no deep thoughts in this book. Will he be mad at me? Will she think I'm cute? Those kinds of sentiments run rampant in here. There is a character, Sara, who is turned into a whore for the Empire, and right after being freed she is thinking about whether this boy likes her or not.

It is just not believable. Because of the good ratings this story received, I managed to get through it. I hope others wanting professionally written fantasy will read this review and perhaps look elsewhere.

The author has some good ideas. Use those good ideas and get honest critiques on writing style.
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