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Regent (Godsland Series Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Brian Rathbone
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity...

Product Description: Regent, book one of The Balance of Power trilogy, is the much anticipated continuation of the World of Godsland fantasy series, which began with The Dawning of Power trilogy.

In the years since the end of The Herald War, the world has become complacent despite Catrin Volker's warnings. When the darkness of her visions comes to pass, no one is prepared, and the fate of humanity will rest in her hands.

The World of Godsland fantasy series includes:
The Dawning of Power trilogy (Omnibus Edition available)
Call of the Herald
Inherited Danger
Dragon Ore

The Balance of Power trilogy (Omnibus Edition available)
Regent
Feral
Regal


Product Details

  • File Size: 455 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC (October 19, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Y6S7RS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,498 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible place to end the book. January 30, 2012
By DonD13
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The book was very good and held my interest all the way through. I give it 2 stars because of his 1940's movie serial ending. Keep the reader interested enough to buy the next book in the series! I don't recall reading a trilogy with an ending that is so abrupt with so much action going on. I will probably continue with the series, but no more of Rathbone's books if this is his manner of ensuring you buy the next one in the series.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
From the start of the book you are dropped into a high speed action sequence that scales from there, the evolution of the characters from the last book in the dawning of power trilogy is very well thought and developed. A new and more terrible enemy rises to reveal the truth behind the prophesy of a dark and terrible future for the Godfist a great and dangerous adventure that involves Dragons, magic and great battles for those blessed with Istra's power and those they must protect. I urge you to read this book and if my review stirred your interest in the story I invite you to read the Dawning of Power Trilogy by Brian Rathbone to gain an insight to the motivation that drives the characters in the book.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Deserves five stars, but feels incomplete. July 4, 2012
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[May contain spoilers? Read with caution.]

I've really been enjoying this series, tearing through a new book each day or two since I discovered them. I just can't get enough. Regent, book four of the series, was no exception, and I found the story engrossing and engaging, and I couldn't wait to find out more: the secrets of Dragonhold (Runes? Secret rooms? Hidden artifacts?), the mysteries of dragon riding, the fate of the south lands, the intentions of Thorakis, the driving force behind the black dragons, the demons, or the assassins (Are they working together? Are they a new threat spurned by Istra's power, or an old enemy with new powers?) Unfortunately, the author opens all of these doors, as well as introducing many new characters and relationships, without adequately developing them or yielding any substantial information. There are some minor details, regarding certain characters, that I wish the author had taken more time to explain. At this point, I'm not sure if the author will go back to touch on them in the next installment, or if I'm just supposed to go off the information I've been given.

I didn't feel like any other book in the series was ended in such a jarring manner, they had complete stories that were satisfying, but each story left you wanting to know more about the world and the Herald's journey. Although Regent was equally interesting and well written, it really feels like they just chopped the ending off the book (or maybe a whole half of it!)and it really detracts from the book's enjoyability. Instead of leaving me thirsty for more, I am kind of frustrated.

I will definitely continue reading when book five comes out, but probably won't get six if five is ended in the same manner. Personally, I would suggest putting off on Regent, and waiting until five comes out, with the hopes that you will get a *complete* reading experience by getting both books together.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Kat R
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While I thoroughly enjoyed this book, feeling it was probably the best written of the 4 I have read to date, I absolutely hate the choice of the author to not give the reader closure at least in one or two areas. With as many side threads as he weaves there is plenty of incentive to want to read, and yes, even buy, the next book(s). So I implore you Mr. Rathbone, unless you are releasing the entire series at once, for the sake of your readers, give us at least some closure.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In the genre of Fantasy, Brian Rathbone Rules December 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
'Regent (The Balance of Power)' starts out with a slam dunk rush and never lets up. Never a dull moment in this Fantasy Thriller. Way over 5 stars this, the first book in what I see a great trilogy this deserves. Brian Rathbone writes at a pace unparalleled and keeps his story continually fascinating. I've become an instant fan of Author Brian Rathbone and so will you. I cannot wait to start reading 'The Dawning of Power' series now. Acquire this Book. You won't be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not feeling very satisfied! August 19, 2012
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I have read all the books in this series but after reading Regent I will probably pass on any future books by this author. I understand leaving the reader on a cliffhanger and uncertain of the outcome makes for a great way to build the anticipation for next book; however I do not feel that this is how the author ended Regent. It felt more like the author had to answer an urgent phone call and decided that they would just end the book there. I really have never experienced being yanked out of of story in this manner and it just left me confused & disappointed.

Regent (Godsland Series: Book Four)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Regent (Book Four) Review July 23, 2013
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Don't read this unless you plan on purchasing the rest of the series. It's an interesting story but it seems to start before this book and certainly leaves all issues unanswered at the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Godsland Series. By Brian Rathbone April 29, 2012
By Suze
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After reading all four books in a very short period of time, I believe that says it all...I couldn't stop reading! I wish I would have paced myself a little more, because now I am waiting for the next book. What a great story, Brian Rathbone has a way of ending on a note that keeps you wanting more.
If you are a person who likes the mythical magic of dragons and power of the mind and elements, you would enjoy the Godsland Series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 hours ago by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ok
Published 8 days ago by Tanya Shelton
3.0 out of 5 stars This was good.
This was good.
Published 12 days ago by CerBrany
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story!
The saga continues. This is the most action packed of all of this series. Non stop action will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Steven Kellar
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Book wasn't long enough.
Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced
Fast paced adventure.
Published 28 days ago by Marty Chandler
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written, A breath of fresh air. The ...
Well written, A breath of fresh air. The twist and turns of the plot were well executed.
Published 1 month ago by Kona
4.0 out of 5 stars Confusing at times
The plot is obtuse and difficult to follow at times. That being said, the book kept my interest throughout. I'm hoping that the next book in the series will provide more clarity.
Published 1 month ago by Bob Horne
3.0 out of 5 stars ... the Godsland series in a competent manner and I enjoyed the...
This book continued the Godsland series in a competent manner and I enjoyed the evolution of the story. Read more
Published 1 month ago by From Long Island
5.0 out of 5 stars I didn't think Godsland could get any better!
The battles grow, but so does the heroism and knowledge. This was a page turner from beginning to end! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gwynneth
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More About the Author

As a teen, Brian Rathbone had a hunger for Young Adult Fantasy and Epic Fantasy that could not be satisfied. He would hide out in his secret reading place for weeks and perch on his choice of straw bale thrones. It was a spiritual and sometimes emotional journey filled with thieves, wizards and dragons.

Years later, he channeled that passion to create The World of Godsland YA fantasy series, which also includes multiple free young adult books. Call of the Herald, the series starter, is one such Kindle freebie.

Rathbone gives away many of his Young Adult books for free in order to let readers sample his work at no risk to them and so those without a large reading budget can enjoy an epic adventure.

Brian's books are inspired by many of his favorite tales from JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, JK Rowling and George R R Martin. His journey as an independent author has largely been influenced by writers like Joseph Lallo, Scott Sigler, MR Mathias, Jeff Wheeler and Nathan Lowell.

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