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The Ruins of Evermore [Kindle Edition]

David Saccheri
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Comprehensive Edition, Book One in its entirety, Parts One and Two

The journey begins with a dream that is not a dream...

In Part One of this epic adventure, the story unfolds in the provincial town of Noble, where twelve-year-old Heather Nighborne is considered different, strange indeed, seeing auras and befriending the mysterious Aria. Yet, when the time comes for the extraordinary Bristol House to awaken Heather to her true identity and arduous destiny, a grisly incident on the house grounds complicates the girl’s rite of passage: her introduction to the magical Realm of Evermore, the land of Maidens.

In Part Two, the adventure continues, as Heather Nighborne, her best friend Molly Pringle, and their most unusual tour guide find themselves in Autumnsloe, one of the four planet kingdoms of Evermore. But when Heather impulsively deviates from the Parade Day Schedule of Events, the lighthearted excursion soon becomes a fantastic and dangerous journey, an immersion into a land in ominous transition.

The Ruins of Evermore, The TimeLight Awakenings is the first in a series of novels that will take the heroine from age twelve into adulthood and from small town Earth to the exotic planets of Evermore. Over the course of this intricately woven and epic adventure, two vivid and intertwined worlds take shape, highlighted by humor and magic, and shaded with danger and tragedy.

~~~~~~ Reader’s Comments:

"It was so gripping, tension-filled, unexpected...Also, the ending couldn't have been better...I feel rather sad though, that my sojourn in Noble and Evermore is over for the time makes me want to go out and get the next book!"

"Not predictable at all. All the characters are very real, very real."

"Sure do love the house, every child’s fantasy."

"I think Heather and Molly are believable characters and compliment each other. Molly’s admiration of Heather is evident, and Heather’s appreciation and gratitude for Molly’s acceptance of her also comes over."

"...creepy...I am assuming that it is Heather and Molly, and wondering how the heck they are going to get out of it…"

"Loved the costumes, how do you think of this stuff?"

"I am in the chapter where Heather and Molly go to find (censored for spoiler’s sake) and all that neat stuff. Shannon, our daughter, has read the whole book—while I was at work."

"I'm 2/3 of the way through it. Frankly, it's not my kind of book, but I want to see how it comes out!! I've never read this type of literature before."

"I need more. I was up until 1:30 with nothing to interrupt me. So much action, who could go to sleep?"

"...I was taken to another plane...swept away with the beauty of your imagery, and the fearlessness of your imagination!"

"We should have a time with all readers to get together and talk about the book, the clues along the way, the rooms in the house..."

"Such an awesome heroine...Oh, I just LOVE Heather...with all her teenage lack of confidence. She is so nice and good and the world needs more like her. Not just in Evermore, but here on earth too."

"...And NERVE-WRACKING!! Will I survive this?? I can feel my blood pressure go up as I read!"

" Very exciting, very rich, very suspenseful...although I'm looking forward very much to the next chapters, I am also feeling a little bittersweet about this book ending."

"So I sat down and read like 100 pages without even thinking about it today. So much death! So much destruction! And for some reason that scene with Mistraya and Bayliss was the most brilliant! Such a creepy child…with an agenda of her own."

"...created a whole world and it's wonderful and magical and scary and delightful...I hope this story will be shared with many, many others. It is so very worthy of that."

"It’s an excellent read!"

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Born in Burlingame, California, David Saccheri spent the majority of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked as an illustrator and conceptual artist in the computer gaming and film industries.

His work can be seen in such films as Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars Episode I, the Phantom Menace, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Perfect Storm, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and The Polar Express. His video/computer game credits include Carmen Sandiego, The Prince of Persia, and others.

David has illustrated books and websites, and has taught digital and fine art both privately and at the college level. After moving to Arizona, David turned his creative energy and experience towards writing and began to put into words the story that had been evolving for more than a decade: that of Heather, the Maidens, and Evermore.

To see more of David's Studio work and Illustrations, please feel free to visit:

Product Details

  • File Size: 1903 KB
  • Print Length: 640 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615546161
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006R7I8Y0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #519,466 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful, suspenseful MUST READ for fantasy fans January 2, 2012
By Patsy
This masterful novel will be a delight to readers of any genre who appreciate excitement, suspense, a creative story line, beautiful character development, and unbounded imagination. This is the first book on which I have acted as a "reader", and the experience has been fantastic! The author takes the reader on a thrilling adventure through two very real worlds - and ties them together seemingly without effort. Some of the most beautiful word pictures I have ever seen are sprinkled throughout the book. His characters - Heather and Mollie, and the Bristol House (yes, the house) and Falasha to name a few of my favorites - become as real as your best friends. The reader's look at Evermore is tantalizing, and leaves us with secrets that are yet to be revealed. We NEED and want to have a sequel as soon as possible!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Spine-Tingling Fantasy Adventure November 20, 2011
When David Saccheri asked if I would like to be a reader of the final draft of his epic novel "The Ruins of Evermore: The TimeLight Awakenings", I was slightly apprehensive because fantasy would not be my genre of choice. However, I was curious enough to give it a try, and I am so glad I did. Had I not had an open mind, I would have missed out on meeting a fascinating heroine, Heather, and her best friend, Molly. My preference for real life/reality was not left wanting because the book encompasses the girls' experiences in two much like our own, and a parallel fantasy world so vividly described that it effectively succeeded in firmly and convincingly placing a "realist" like me in Evermore with Heather and Molly.

In short order, I was so invested in the girls' and their adventures and experiences, I couldn't wait to read on and didn't want to put it down. This meant that I finished the book too quickly for my liking, and was left wanting more! A sequel is a definite must!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excitement, thrilling, chilling and sweet July 4, 2012
I highly recommend this book. I'm usually not someone who reads fantacy but this is so much more. The characters are real, the mystery is intense, the vivid visual world is a treat for the imagination and it's a total get away from my everyday life. I loved it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Painted Words July 19, 2012
By PattiO
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I don't usually read fantasy novels but this was and exception. I was hooked by David's prose...visually hooked... on painted words. Should I have expected less from a wonderful painter :) The action scenes were a bit long for me. I don't read as fast as I can watch a full blown action scene at the cinema... perhaps we have movie series in the making :>
Thanks David! I shall be waiting evermore for more Evermore!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ruins of Evermore July 12, 2012
The ruins of Evermore was the first fantasy book I have every read. The world of Fantasy that David (the Author) has created and mixed with the ordinary way of life makes the book an easy fun read. It kept my interest and the author's knowledge and use of words along with his unusual imagination makes you feel like you are there with Heather and Molly. A great experience and looking forward to book #2.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Read... November 19, 2011
I don't usually read 'fantasy' fiction but was asked to be a first time reader of this book and I was 'blown away' by the story. I couldn't put it down and waited patiently for each chapter to be completed. If you've never read this genre, this would be the perfect introduction to this type of writing. If you're an avid fantasy fiction reader, 'don't miss out'! Not only is the novel well written, the story is also a page turner. It definitely left me wanting more...
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Talk about "creative writing" June 13, 2012
By RuthieN
Fantasy isn't usually my favorite genre, but the book kept my interest right to the end. As with any good book, I just had to find out what happened next. The author creates an exciting fantasy world superimposed, or perhaps interpenetrated, with the ordinary one we usually experience. There are so many unexpected twists to keep the reader engaged, along with memorable characters. I love that the house Heather lives in turns out to be a main character! And who can forget Heather's red shoes?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars imaginative April 27, 2012
This book is a well written, highly imaginative novel with well developed characters. It is a mix of fantasy, magic, adventure, some horror, and a touch of science fiction. The main characters, two preteen children and the adults involved with them, interact in an interesting, sometimes complicated, and amusing fashion. This makes the novel interesting and suitable for teenage readers and adults of all ages. It is so suspenseful that it is hard to put it aside. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy and adventure.
Pat Piccari
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
I opened this book expecting a pamphlet, like most of the discount books on amazon. Instead, I found a beautifully descriptive novel. Read more
Published 2 months ago by anita_napp
4.0 out of 5 stars Every scene is a painting
What's the visual equivalent of 'lyrical'? The author is an
accomplished painter and his paintings have this (whatever it's
called). Read more
Published 8 months ago by S. Molin
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ruins of Evermore
I really enjoyed reading this book, staying up past three, two nights in a row. The characters were developed and believable. I do hope you have another book in the series. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Deborah Ann Chamberlain
5.0 out of 5 stars J.K. Rowling, move over!
The author's writing is deliciously colorful (like his paintings). I'm not a fantasy reader but this book captivated my sensitivities and imagination better than J.K. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lynette
2.0 out of 5 stars A frustrating read
The overall premise of the book was good and I enjoyed many aspects of it. The Bristol house was intriguing, the characters had potential. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Melissa D
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to future stories in this series
I picked this one up on the Kindle because it was free. Honestly, I picked it because I liked the title. I know, that is pretty lame. But I was very glad that I did. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ryan Stockton
4.0 out of 5 stars Kind of a strange read for me....
But I've got to give it at least 3-1/2 stars, because once I got past the first few chapters, I really started getting into the plot. Read more
Published 12 months ago by jcat
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ruins of Evermore: The TimeLight Awakenings
Thank you David for the beginning to a wonderful adventure!! What a fun book! I must admit that my favorite characters are the Bristol House and Fallasha. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Shelley Fillingim
5.0 out of 5 stars New Author - Great Read
David Saccheri has penned an awesome first novel with The Ruins of Evermore - The TimeLight Awakenings. Read more
Published 13 months ago by MsCB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This book really pulls you in from the moment you open it! The way the author describes every little detail of reach character including the house makes you feel like you are a... Read more
Published 13 months ago by jewelz d.
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