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The Godling Chronicles: The Sword of Truth (Book One) [Kindle Edition]

Brian D. Anderson , Jonathan Anderson , George Stratford
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Darkness comes as a new power rises in Angrääl. The Dark Knight has betrayed the Gods and stolen The Sword of Truth, trapping them in heaven. With the power of the Sword he can reshape the world and bring death to all who oppose him. Only one thing stands between the darkness and the light. Gewey Stedding. Only he has the power to stand against the oncoming storm. Only he can mend the world. But only if he can discover his power....


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Based on his 8-year-old son's vision, dad has churned out a paperback novel perfect for readers age 12 and up," wrote the Staten Island Advance.
 
Melanie's Book Addiction said she has "a love/hate relationship with fantasy novels. Once in a while I stumble upon one that will blow my mind away. This is the case with The Godling Chronicles."
 
"Yet another 5 star book from an amazing author in what I am sure will soon be a #1 bestselling series," raved Kenn's Reviews, who just might be on to something as Anderson's novels have consistently landed on Amazon bestseller lists including Top 20 in Epic Fantasy and Top 100 in overall books, as well as making it on the reading list for foster children in the UK.
 

From the Author

"The Godling Chronicles (Book One) The Sword of Truth", "The Godling Chronicles (Book Two) Of Gods and Elves",  "The Godling Chronicles" (Book Three) The Shadow of Gods,  "The Godling Chronicles" (Book Four) A Trial of Souls, and "The Godling Chronicles" (Book Five) Madness of the Fallen, are all available to my wonderful fans. I am very grateful to all of you for your support, and your continued interest in the series.

When I first began writing The Godling Chronicles, I intended it to be nothing more than a fun story for people of all ages to enjoy. What I have come to discover is, (beyond the books themselves), how important to me the connections I have made with those who read my work have become. They have reminded me of what I loved about the written word when I first discovered fantasy so many years ago, and why I still love it today.

Product Details

  • File Size: 580 KB
  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615710042
  • Publisher: Mythos Press (August 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008WA4ZQA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,168 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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51 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read February 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
For those of you who think this book is best suited for those from ages 14-17, think again. I am 62 years old and I find this a totally excellent read. It is much the same as other stories in that a young man finds out he is much more than a simple hay farmer, a very capable mentor shows up at just the right time, many faithful allies show up at appropriate intervals..........
But what a well written tale! After being seriously let down by "Fire Mage" by John Forrester, I was hesitant to start another trilogy. Even tho it's not yet a trilogy.
The plot is tightly woven, care is given to introduce you to the characters - finding out who they are and why what's happening to and because of this young man is so important to each one of them. You are happily swept away by the tale as it unfolds and cheer for each member of the quest in their victories and hold your breath when it seems certain that they will fail.
Now for comparisons to Eragon. The young man is named Gewey - sounds an awful lot like the Gedwey Ignasia that makes Eragon more than a dragon rider. Lee Starfinder is Brom, Kaylia is Arya and Dina is Angela. No dwarves yet.
Still, Eragon was a wonderful tale and I've read it more than once. This is a wonderful tale, too and I highly recommend it to all of you who love a good fantasy story.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good November 19, 2012
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I was initially worried when I first started this book. It was simplistic, with a plot that has been done a thousand times. I kept going and was surprised at how hooked I became. The action is fast paced with little or no lead up time or pages describing how a flower looks(some would count this as a blessing). I just want to find out what is going to happen.

The downside to this is that I got the feeling that this book was aimed at a younger audience. The character building is simplistic but it didn't stop me wanting to find out more and buying the next book in the series.

Overall, I would recommend this book to younger readers or those who a looking for a good read without having to think too hard.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars much more than i expected for $1 July 10, 2013
By Sgt B.
Format:Kindle Edition
ok look...im no scholar but this book went far and beyond what i expected! some consider this of the fantasy and magic genre but it reads and flows like something that should have its own genre.
Its overflowing w action-suspense-magic and plot development.
but what sets it apart from so many others is the level of polish of it. its a fine tuned easy read. and for $1!!!
i HAVE to get #2 now....and i mean NOW.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fantasy Read July 7, 2013
Format:Paperback
Book exchanged for an honest review:I wasn't sure what I expected when starting to read this book. Fantasy genre is a favorite of mine and always looking out for new authors that can give me my fantasy fix. I'm completely blown away by this author's first book in a series. The story isn't your typical fantasy epic yet draws you in like one of George R.R. Martin. I don't give this praise lightly either. Quite honestly I can't write my usual kind of review because I'm afraid that I'd give too much to story away and spoil someone else's enjoyment of this book. I don't like it when people do it to me, so I won't do it to someone else. The many things that you find in fantasy epics include great battle between good and evil, unlikely heroes, willingness to help, and finding the power within yourself to move forward. These are the great qualities in an epic fantasy novel that keep me coming back to this genre time and again.

Best part about this book is that it's creation is owed completely to author's son. This became father-son bonding time. What a wonderful way to encourage creativity and make plenty of memories along the way too. I look forward to the next adventure this dynamic duo creates. Until then happy reading.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is so awesome! June 21, 2013
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For the summer I was looking for a good book with in-depth characters and an intriguing plot and this has satisfied my every need.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book June 16, 2013
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At first I was taken aback by the lack of characters, but Anderson introduces them one by one into the story, much like a chef adds ingredients slowly to enhance the flavor. Well written. I am looking forward to the second book.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it June 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I love this book. It reminded me of the series Eragon. I loved Eragon and I love this book. I can not wait to get book three.
READ THIS BOOK!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Godling Chronicles June 28, 2013
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Very good history with well evolution of the characters.
Thanks for the funny. I loved and will read the second volume.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Complete lack of an ending
Too straight forward, no building to a climax for the book, seems to end out of nowhere (yes it's part of a series but there should still be closure on the book), I didn't like any... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Michael B Rosmer
5.0 out of 5 stars great read!
This is an interesting tale. Allot of detail, and characters. If you love a good fantasy read about "good versus evil", then you will love this! Read more
Published 3 days ago by designer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read, Nice world Building.
Fun read, with the traditional quest to stop the evil overlord from taking over everything, which is on of my favorite types of plots. Mr. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Steve H. Caldwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Think Star Wars.....
It starts out like the same old story, you keep reading and then....it takes a different path. I am reading book 3 now. It gets better as it goes on. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Kay Stanton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
What a wonderful find! I'm always on the lookout for a great story that has more than one book. This has exactly all the right elements for a great story, love story, adventure,... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Me
3.0 out of 5 stars A Constant Clash of Ego’s Between Pupil and Student Through the Whole...
Ego’s are good actually in a book, adding depth and contrast ...but having it happen all the time throughout the whole story is another. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Catharsis
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and easy read.
Reminds me of the Wheel of time series with a few different characters. Will try second book in series to see if the characters get some more develpment.
Published 15 days ago by Nora Klessens
4.0 out of 5 stars A good story
the godlings, sword of truth is a promising start to a series i hope to continue reading. the story is an average fantasy series, with a hero and friends go to destroy an evil... Read more
Published 16 days ago by J. Meslie
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Fast Paced & Well formed story line
The story lays a good foundation for the books that come later in the series. Good characters and well thought out story.
Published 19 days ago by Rahul Singh
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Tale
This is a great story with interesting characters.The characters are as real as can be in a fantasy world, each with strengths and flaws. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Craig K. Lewis
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Brian D. Anderson was born in 1971, and grew up in the small town of Spanish Fort, AL.. He attended Fairhope High, then later Springhill College where his love for fantasy grew into a lifelong obsession. His hobbies include chess, history, and spending time with his son.
You can learn more at http://briandanderson.blogspot.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/#!/AuthorBrianDAnderson
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How do you pronounce gewey
You are indeed correct. My son came up with the name. At first, I really wanted to change it, but I could see it would hurt his feelings if I did. Later, it grew on me.
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