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The Brotherhood of Dwarves [Kindle Edition]

D.A. Adams , Sherrie Shuler , Bonnie Wasson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The dwarven saga begins…

Roskin, heir to the throne of a remote, peaceful kingdom of dwarves, craves excitement and adventure. Outside his own kingdom, in search of fortune and glory, he finds a much different world, one divided by racial strife and overrun by war. The orcs to the south want to conquer all dwarves and sell them as slaves. The humans to the east want to control the world's resources.

Caught in the middle, Roskin finds himself chased by slave traders and soldiers alike as he discovers that friendship is the best fortune of all. Just when he thinks he has triumphed, an act of betrayal sends him into bondage. His only hope of escape is the faltering courage of a disgraced warrior whose best days are behind him...


Editorial Reviews

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Readers who thrive on quick, action-packed narratives...will find much to satisfy them in this excellent first novel. --Cameron Judd, Author of Boone: A Novel of an American Legend

From the Author

I began this series with the intent of creating an old-fashioned action-adventure for fantasy readers, like the stories I grew up reading. From the outset, my goal was to tell a compelling tale without relying on adult content or profanity to keep the reader's attention. I believe there are people out there who crave these kinds of adventures, stories that are deep, sophisticated, heroic, and substantive. If you are one of them, someone looking for a series that focuses on the story and characters instead of tawdry devices and foul language, please try The Brotherhood of Dwarves.

Thank you for your support,

D.A. Adams
PS. With book one, there's some glitch buried in the formatting on certain versions of the Kindle, which makes the text appear as a thin, unreadable strip. If you have this issue, please change your orientation from vertical to horizontal, and it should appear normally. My publisher has scoured the formatting to find the problem, but it only affects certain versions, and so far, they've had no luck finding the problem. However, the orientation change usually resolves it.

Product Details

  • File Size: 488 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Publisher: Seventh Star Press; Second edition (February 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076OCAKG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,987 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Character-driven fantasy that doesn't overdo it May 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm not really a fantasy book fan, but one thing I never liked was how dwarves are always secondary characters and are either inscrutable or hack. So I enjoyed reading a book that lets the reader into the dwarf world and presents them in a way that is very different from traditional fantasy books. It also helped a lot that Adams avoids too much argle-bargle in terms of goofy names for things where English terms work fine and place names that all sound the same to where it's hard to keep track of where the characters are, where they are going and that kind of thing. Positive messages and a fun read make this a good book even for those who aren't normally down with the elves and horses scene.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Job! June 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book. Once the story starts rolling, it doesn't stop. Interesting characters go through adventures that shape them for better and worse. There was a lot of action, which was cool, and some surprising twists here and there. I was a little concerned at first because the book begins with a background of the dwarves, and I thought that I wouldn't remember all of the exposition, so I would be lost. It turns out that it didn't matter. The reader gets reminded of bits and pieces of the back story all the way through, and getting the info in a big dose at the beginning gives the reader a context for what comes up later. The author did a great job, and I look forward to reading the sequels.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read. September 12, 2005
Format:Paperback
The Brotherhood of Dwarves by D. A. Adams is one of those rare books that once you start it, you do not want to put it down. The storyline keeps you interested and the characters come alive before your eyes. Adams provides descriptions that allows you to visualize being where the characters are and actually observing in person what is happening to them. Anyone who enjoys a well written, easy to read adventure book should take a look. I look forward to his next book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By alicia
Format:Kindle Edition
The Brotherhood of Dwarves is a pretty fast paced read full of adventure. This book is perfect for young adults to read seeing as there isn't anything that a young adult shouldn't read. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the second story in this series.

I really enjoyed reading this book mainly because as a reader we get to see the main character growing throughout the whole story. He's not perfect, he learns from his mistakes and moves on. I also really enjoyed all the different characters in this book as well. There are plenty of Dwarves, yes and other types of characters, like elves . Another thing I greatly enjoyed was the details that are jam packed in this book. I love all the history about the lands in this story. The languages between the characters as well. I've never read a story about a half dwarf half elf before and I really enjoyed the details and seeing how that was intertwined in the story. I also really loved seeing him get knocked down a few pegs so to say. I love a good book where the main characters are flawed in some way and getting to read about them being put in their place is great. This book did not disappoint on that detail!!

My only complaint about this book would really have to be there is no map! I would really love to see a map for this book and get to see the lands how the author sees them. Maps in Fantasy books help me to picture it all even more in my head. Its one thing I love about Fantasy books.

The Brotherhood of Dwarves is a well written and has a great plot. It is a great first part of this story and I for one can't wait to read more about Roskin and get to know more characters. I can't wait to see what other adventures Roskin and the other characters can get into.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book, Exciting Adventure September 28, 2005
Format:Paperback
This book instantly became one of my favorites. The suspense builds slowly at first, but once it reaches its boiling point, the action never lets up. Anyone who loves fantasy will love it, and I think the writing is strong enough that even people who don't consider themselves fantasy readers will enjoy the story. I can't wait to see more from this exciting new writer.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVED IT! September 19, 2005
Format:Paperback
I'm not usually a reader of fantasy, but this book goes well beyond what I expected. I feel like I've grown up with the characters. Great action, great drama, and a few unexpected twists puts this book near the top of my list of all time favorites. I just hope a sequal is in the works.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Start To A Promising Series August 29, 2005
Format:Paperback
While I've never been a big reader of fantasy lit, I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed this book, a first novel by D.A. Adams. The Brotherhood of Dwarves starts off well and gets even better as it goes along. Excellent descriptive passages and well-orchestrated action sequences abound, but Adams never loses sight of what really makes a book special: the characters. Anyone who enjoys a good, fun read should definitely give this a look.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Suprise August 28, 2005
Format:Paperback
When I decided to read this book, I must say I was quite skeptical. Unknown Author and I usually stick to true crime novels. Imagine my surprise when not only was it well written but it grabbed my attention and had me reading late into the night. My only disappointment was that the next one isn't out yet so I can't find out what happened to the supporting characters yet. Adams does an excellent job of giving you a feel for the characters and settings. I'll be sure to keep my eye out for the next book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A great intro to fantasy fiction
This book is a great jumping-off point for people who want to begin exploring other worlds. The characters have their own individual personalities and they begin to draw you in to... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Angel Coker
3.0 out of 5 stars Not an original plot
Nothing new in boy leaves home in search of his inner self. More Dwarf Sects than you can keep up with.
Published 8 days ago by H. Kolb
5.0 out of 5 stars Dwarves, elves, and wizards, oh my!
It's a rare thing when my 14-year old son and I share the same taste in literature, but when he told me I just had to read this series I listened to him and am very glad I did! Read more
Published 11 days ago by lisa mays
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Start to a Series.
This was a fast paced high adventure fantasy novel. I loved it from page one. I also love that this is one of those books that I know my teenager will also love and I have no... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Robin Blankenship
3.0 out of 5 stars A good story and worth reading.
Sometimes things said did not make sence. Names of people and places were hard to remember and pronounce so sometime got lost as to where they were. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Jerold R Massin
2.0 out of 5 stars An OK story, but not well developed.
Interesting story, but not very strong writing overall. I doubt I will read the following books. The characters are decently described, but there is no description of what an... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Daniel W Lehmann
4.0 out of 5 stars good tale of the Dwarves.
Did not feel the ending was complete. Should have gotten them back to his kingdom. Thought the characters were very good. Would like to see more of them.
Published 26 days ago by Roy E. Yarnold
5.0 out of 5 stars enticing!
This was an excellent read. Descriptions were richly given so one could visualize the scenes as if you were there. Read more
Published 29 days ago by candydawg
5.0 out of 5 stars Just getting started but I love the author and love what I have read...
This is fiction at its best. Explore an all new world inspired by an amazing southern writer. Enjoy exploring his work.
Published 1 month ago by Rocky Perry
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I have to say this was a good book, I like fantasy, big LOTRO and Drizzt fan here, and it was nice to see a dwarf as a main character, also a nice change for there to be an ogre... Read more
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More About the Author

D.A. Adams was born in Florida but was raised in East Tennessee. He received a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of Memphis in 1999 and has taught college English for over a decade. His first novel, The Brotherhood of Dwarves, was released in 2005 and has been described as a solid, honest work about camaraderie, bravery, and sacrifice, a very personal journey, more interested in the ways that a person is changed by life's events than in epic battles and high magic. In 2008, the sequel, Red Sky at Dawn, was released to the exaltation that this novel thunders along, at times with dizzying speed. The action is visceral and imaginative without being gratuitous. Book three, The Fall of Dorkhun, came out in 2011, followed by book four, Between Dark and Light, in 2012.

In terms of writing style, Adams exhibits an effortless narrative voice and a masterful balance between richly detailed descriptions and tightly worded minimalism. The pacing of his stories is breathtaking, with relentless action and captivating plot twists that keep readers riveted page after page. But his true talent as a writer lies in character development. Readers find themselves empathizing with, fearing for, and cheering on the characters as they overcome their personal shortcomings and grow as fully rendered individuals.

Adams is also the father of two wonderful sons and, despite his professional accomplishments, maintains that they are his greatest achievement in life. He resides in East Tennessee.

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