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The Battle of Verril (The Book of Deacon series 3) [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Lallo
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (455 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In this, the finale of the Book of Deacon Trilogy, Myranda and the Chosen face their greatest challenges yet. Time is running out, and the Generals are growing desperate. Through victory and defeat, reunion and betrayal, neither the heroes nor their foes will rest until they have seen their task through to the end. The only question is, will it be the end of a war, or the end of times?

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About the Author

Joseph R. Lallo is the author of the Book of Deacon series, Bypass Gemini, and Unstable Prototypes.

Karyn O'Bryant is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and also has a degree in English literature. She has several audiobooks and television appearances to her credit, as well as over twenty-five years of experience in stage productions in New England, Germany, and Los Angeles.

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  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,336 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting ending, great series! May 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Now for my final review of the trilogy (I'll try Jade next, but figured I should review this while it's still fresh...)

Excellent classic end to a series. I got the first book as a free download - I'm a confirmed addict of free Kindle books. However, the first was engrossing enough that I immediately went and purchased the other two books in the series. I would have paid more, too, but the price was great. So, for $6, I've got a trilogy that I can easily see myself reading over and over.

I loved the way the story ended. As any good epic story does, there were red herrings everywhere, scattered throughout all three books. Things that seemed to be simply throwaway references/characters/situations, etc. ended up being vital to the story. Others that I was convinced were game changing players (no spoilers, but if you've read the books, you'll know who I mean) so much.

Now I need to read the series again so I can see the story from the perspective of knowing how things end, and enjoy the details better.

Also, I need to make sure I recommend this book to all the fantasy readers I know!

The only complaint I have is the same one I've had for all three books. Need to get a better proof-reader, or at least a fresh set of eyes. Heck, since I'm planning on re-reading the books again, let me know if there's a way I can mark it up for you :) There's usage issues, apostrophe issues, and name issues (referring to the wrong name, difficulty understanding which character is being discussed). For such a well written story, it's a shame that there's little picky details that distract from reading.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lot's of action May 13, 2012
By Bimmy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
OK. After reading the first two books I HAD to read the last to see what happened. Several pages in I only read it because I was too commited not to at this point. The pacing was way to much. There has to be some ebb and flow and there just wasn't any. Action, action, action, battle, battle, battle. The romance between Deacon and Myranda was flat. It could have been so good. This trilogy could have been split up into 4 or 5 books with more attention given to developing the characters and their relationships and It would have been and epic classic. New ideas and a great world building but the last book just didn't deliver for me. To much action, too little romance and relationship/character building.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a good editor May 3, 2013
By Erin C.
Format:Kindle Edition
After reading Bypass Gemini and Unstable Prototypes, I was eager to read more books by this author. Normally I don't like science fiction, but I really enjoyed these books. They were well written, with few typos, and had great characters. There was a good balance to the exposition and the action scenes, and it kept me very entertained. Having said that, it's very obvious that this is his debut trilogy, and his writing skill REALLY improved between this work and Bypass Gemini. I cannot rave enough about how much better those books are. It makes me excited about reading future works from him, because he can only improve from here.

There was a lot of potential in this story, but I stopped reading it about 33% of the way in. I struggled through the first two books, but this one really disappointed me, enough that I had to put it down. There were too many typos/wrong word choices (I can only ignore so many), there was a LOT of passive voice, which annoys the spit out of me, and I never warmed up to Ivy. She was more annoying than the passive voice. Lain went from fascinating to Lame in the second book, and then even further downhill from there in this book. Ether could have been interesting, but her crush on Lain just made her kind of pathetic. Myranda does get better in this book from the second one, however, and Deacon was always my favorite. This could have been so much better if the editing had been tighter.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars so much potential so little editing December 31, 2012
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The concept was great. The plot was interesting. The writing was awful. I hope the author finds a good editor for his next work. There is much to be said for economy of words and logic checks. The author seems to write himself into a corner and has some logic problems. These technical issues distract from story.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterful Series and a Thumping Good Read May 9, 2012
By Melinda
Format:Kindle Edition
What a way to end a series! So much better than Jordan. So much better than virtually everyone. By this time you are so bonded with the characters and their goals that you are straining right along with them to win each and every battle, to kill each and every villain, to attain each goal, to escape each prison, to meet each challenge and to learn each scrap of information that will help them fight the good fight.

Now that the Great Convergence has happened, we have our divinely picked five Chosen. There is Lain the malthrope assassin, who is a master of blades and killing. There is Ether the mystic one, shapeshifter and immortal born of the gods. There is Myranda, wizard master and healer. Myn, a dragon twisted by the D'karon after she died, but healed by Myranda. And last but not least Ivy, great with weapons, with a powerful aura,once a creature of General Dement , artistic prodigy. And then there is Deacon, while he is not Chosen, he should have been. He chooses love for Myranda and duty to the world over home and family to help stop the war and little does he know it, but it is far more than war that needs stopping. He is so helpful with his grey magic that they couldn't have done it without him.

The five Chosen work as a team - melding their skills, battling the five Generals and their nearmen, dragoyles and mutant beasts. At one point, four of the Chosen are betrayed by Lain's business partner Desmeres and locked away separately for torture. To find out what happens read the book, in fact, read all three in order, they are simply a treat for the mind.

Out of all the quest fantasy that I've read over the years this has to rank up in the top five - and believe me, I've read a lot.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Action and Magic
lots of action and magic.
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Intriguing plot and world. Have read the whole series so far and am waiting for the next book
Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great ending, but now I miss them all.
I loved the 3rd book in this series. However, it has left me wanting more. Now that it's over, I wish the author would have run this out into a longer series. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Aaron Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars hooked!
So book 1 was alright. Book 2 was great! This one (Book 3) had me skimming to see what was next; having to go back 3-4 pages to read in detail what happened because it's THAT GOOD! Read more
Published 22 days ago by N. Bloczynski
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very fun read. Great action and characters. The entire series is worth the time.
Published 22 days ago by Kate Stemmler
5.0 out of 5 stars BBC
Published 25 days ago by Thorntreer
5.0 out of 5 stars It was a great experience
I liked this book vary much. I read all the books and found them vary enjoyable. It sustained my interest during a long period of time. I couldn't put it down
Published 26 days ago by Lillly
3.0 out of 5 stars One Really Long Book
It's hard to write an epic adventure and unfortunately, if an author doesn't have a Tolkien level of mastery and the willingness to put in the painstaking effort of making sure the... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Bret
4.0 out of 5 stars Review for the battle of verril
Fairly quick read. Engaging. I would recommend the trilogy. Ended as it should have plucking a few heartstrings and all. Satisfying read.
Published 1 month ago by Heather
4.0 out of 5 stars The Battle Of Verril
It was a very good ending to a very good series. I was only disappointed because the ending felt very rushed leaving the reader with many questions left unanswered. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Candace Madrid
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A native of Bayonne, NJ - the fabled birthplace of George R. R. Martin - Joseph Lallo is an unlikely entry into the world of literature. After a childhood spent daydreaming and reading, he fully intended to pursue a career in the tech sector. He received a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from NJIT, and subsequently got a job working IT for a large healthcare corporation. Things changed when, in January 2010, his friends finally convinced him to publish the story that had accumulated over the course of a decade of spare time. That story, now known as the Book of Deacon Trilogy, was a surprise hit, and once he got a taste of the world of indie writing, he was hooked. Now he splits his time between crunching numbers at his day job, writing novels at night, and writing articles and reviews for, a group blog he helps run. His latest novels are Bypass Gemini and Unstable Prototypes, the first two books of a science fiction series.

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