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War of the Black Tower: Book One of a Dark Epic Fantasy Trilogy (A Tale of Sword & Sorcery and Epic Fantasy Adventure) [Kindle Edition]

Jack Conner
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When a dark power rises, only a doomed prince can stand against it.

“The War of the Black Tower: Book One of a Dark Epic Fantasy Trilogy" is a swashbuckling epic fantasy adventure. Imagine the reach of J.R.R. Tolkien, the propulsive action of Robert E. Howard and the modern grit of George R. R. Martin, and you'll have some idea of the thrills awaiting you in "The War of the Black Tower: Book One of a Dark Epic Fantasy Trilogy", sword and sorcery for grown-ups.

Baleron is the youngest son of the king of Havensrike, a land eternally at war with the dark empire of Oslog to the south. Ruled by Gilgaroth, the legions of Oslog have continually striven to tear down the works of man and sweep the world in darkness. For eons the dark masses have awaited their lord's Chosen One, he who will be appointed by Gilgaroth to usher in the next age of shadow.

That time is now. Baleron, though a womanizer and rogue, the black sheep of the royal family one step from being kicked out of the castle, is loyal to the kingdoms of the north and wants only to redeem himself in his father's eyes. But as Baleron leads his sister Rolenya's wedding party through the treacherous Aragst Mountains, they're set upon by the dark powers, and the thralls of Gilgaroth call out to Baleron in worship, calling him the Chosen One.

˃˃˃ This is just the beginning of Baleron's epic journey of action, romance, wonder and discovery in "War of the Black Tower: Book One of a Dark Epic Fantasy Adventure Trilogy". He'll know battle, hardship, the enmity of a terrible dragon, and all the terror of Oslog before he can find out what it means to be the Chosen One of Gilgaroth, and what it takes to throw off his dark destiny.

“The War of the Black Tower” is a great place to join the series, as it features a whole different set of characters and story than its predecessor, “War of the Moonstone: an Epic Fantasy”. It and its sequels Part Two and Three form a complete epic fantasy trilogy.

You can find Part Two here:

. . . in the US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IITSESA

. . . in the UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IITSESA

Part Three is available here . . .

. . . in the US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IIUC5G6

. . . in the UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IIUC5G6

Or you can find the whole trilogy collected into one volume in the Box Set. . .

. . . here in the US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J0TLSYO

. . . here in the UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J0TLSYO

Or you can grab the Mega-Omnibus, which includes not just the complete Black Tower Trilogy but also the two books that take place before it, here . . .

. . . in the US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LR30G80

. . . in the UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00LR30G80

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  • File Size: 4423 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Epic Fantasy Adventure Books; 5 edition (July 22, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I49CR50
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read even if you HATE fantasy genre! March 19, 2014
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Let's get one thing straight. Right now. I HATE most fantasy novels. Why? I'll tell you why:

#1. Most fantasy authors try to be JRR Tolkien. Here's a tip: there was just one, he's dead, and you are never going to be him. Give it up. Thankfully, Jack Conner knows he is not JRR Tolkien, and he doesn't try to be. Therefore he has a style that is his own, and I dare say it is more readable than Tolkien's.

#2. Most fantasy authors try WAY too hard to use anachronistic language for drama. They fail. "By the hair on Oden's beard I will double and redouble my strain until the golden orb never sets on Algeneir and my hatred, like an over ripened fruit, lies sallow on my tongue." A couple pages of this crap is all I can take and I put 99 out of 100 fantasy books in the trash bin. Jack avoids this. The dialogue is fresh and not so hokey you are tempted to puke.

#2. Most fantasy authors don't believe in sentences. They write paragraph! My God, people don't talk 458 words without stopping! Yet most fantasy authors have not learned this! Jack, however, doesn't fall into this foolish trap. BTW, I think any author that writes more than 12 lines in a paragraph should be forced to write their next book on a typewriter with the 'e' key not working and have to use carbon paper.

#3: Most fantasy novels d r a a a a a g. The journey to Golfdor may be just two miles long but it takes 58 pages to get there. Is there some state law that says you have to go into intricate detail about mundane items in order to call your work a fantasy novel? This is why I don't own any firearms. If I have to read one more fantasy novel by the average fantasy author, I'll kill myself. But "The War of the Black Tower" really MOVED.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is well worth reading April 25, 2014
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As someone who has read and re-read Tolkien stories for years, I was instantly drawn to this book.
Baleron is a debonair rapscallion but he does love his family. I could just see the precarious glint in his eyes as he did things that were mischievous including his womanizing.
He was instantly my favorite character. Even when I found out he had some serious issues brewing, I felt he would find a way to do the right thing.
There is a good amount of drama and suspense throughout and I was thoroughly immersed within a few minutes. This is a fast paced read- nothing drags.
This book quickly became a favorite read. It was the first I read by this author but definitely will not be the last.
I could see this book being made into a movie as it has all the right elements.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real winner of an epic fantasy March 11, 2014
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Read this book! Breathtaking action and very cinematic. I would KILL to see this made into a movie. The writing is tight and evocative. Baleron is a great main character, conflicted but noble. The villains are terrifying. Really a wonderful epic fantasy all around, layered with darkness. Definitely fantasy for adults. But it’s terrific. If you like sword and sorcery or high fantasy, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW March 11, 2014
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I'm not sure what I was expecting when I picked up this book, but I wasn't expecting this! This book is simply amazing! I absolutely loved this book! Awesome epic fantasy action. Baleron (LOVE the name) is the hero, and of course he has a curse, but he doesn't let a little curse stand in his way!

This is a well crafted story and I absolutely enjoyed reading it from start to finish. It's an absorbing and attention-grabbing work that had me engaged from the beginning. The story flows from scene to scene effortlessly, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling.

The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. This interesting and compelling work, as I said, had my attention from the beginning. The novel is paced faced, with lots of twists and turns that will take the reader on an intriguing journey. The setting is very much like Lord of the Rings, but not. I wish there were more epic fantasy novels out there like there like this one!

The character development, as I said is fantastic, the storyline flows effortlessly, and the writing is absolutely stellar. The descriptions are so vivid you feel like you are right there within the pages of the book. Seriously, once you start, you will not want to put this book down for any reason.

I love books where I feel like I'm in another world, and wow, did I ever feel like I was right there with this one! I can't say enough good things about this book! Get it, you will be so glad you did!

Obviously, I highly recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kick-butt epic fantasy March 7, 2014
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I love this book! Awesome epic fantasy action. Baleron is our hero, and he’s cursed, but he’s not going to let that stop him from kicking bad guy butt, is he? No!

The novel is paced faced, with lots of twists and turns. The writing is tight and atmospheric. The setting is very Lord of the Rings-ish, but without the cutesy elements. No hobbits or bumbling dwarves here. But there are elves, and orc-like bad buys, a Dark Lord who’s sweeping the world in shadow.

It’s dark fantasy and not for people who don’t like a little bloodshed and adult situations. But for those that do this is your book. Classic adventure sword and sorcery, with an epic scope, and AN AMAZING DRAGON. Seriously, the best dragon that’s come down the pike in a long time.

Can’t wait to see what happens next!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Darkness abounds
Baleron is a prince and trying to defend against all takers. This is a dark fantasy with vampires, demons and a lot of adventure. Read more
Published 19 days ago by p.s. winn
3.0 out of 5 stars A potentially good work - tainted
“The War of the Black Tower: Book One of a Dark Epic Fantasy Trilogy" is a swashbuckling epic fantasy adventure. Imagine the reach of J.R.R. Read more
Published 24 days ago by T. Fruge
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
lots of action fun to read
Published 1 month ago by bullrick
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read. Classic fantasy tale with all the usual ...
Great read . Classic fantasy tale with all the usual suspects. You will not be disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by justice
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't like Fantasy Fiction novels? You will after you read this one!
Jack Connor has a HIT with this well written novel!

Through Buck Books, I tried this offering for .99 cents, and was very pleased. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J.C. Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars A fair story but not my style of subjects.
It took me a while before I realized that this was about vampires. I read the book but I'm not really interested in this type of reading. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars War of the Black Tower Review
Black it is too. A dark tale that draws you in believing the hero is about to prevail only to find him thwarted again and again. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jbshorses
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, fun, fun
Very fun read! I enjoyed this book very much. It is well written. The story is well thought out, and engaging. If you like fantasy stories, this book will not disappoint.
Published 2 months ago by Ricki Gross
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent book
It was entertaining book. Just a little on the dark side for my taste.
Published 2 months ago by FrankMac48
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely HOOKED!
I was hooked after the first page! A very well written action packed riveting book. When I read I am transported into the story so that I can feel, taste, smell, and hear... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Patricia L. Freeman
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More About the Author

I write epic fantasy, high fantasy, sword and sorcery, weird fiction, steampunk, adventure, epic war fantasy, horror fantasy, epic battle fantasy, dystopian fiction, all with a focus on atmosphere and fast pacing.

I love Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire, Breaking Bad, Buffy, Mexican food, Star Wars, Casablanca, King Kong, and pizza. Deep dish.

I have a wife and two cats (though the cats would probably want me to put them first!).

I want my readers to have a great time with my writing, no matter the genre. I hope you have as much fun reading my novels as I do writing them.

I would love to hear back from you, so don't hesitate to look me up on facebook at facebook.com/jack.conner.98 or just email me at jackconnerbooks@gmail.com .

Until next time, happy reading!

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Probably not. "War of the Black Tower" is fast and fun, but it's also very dark and contains some adult situations, not to mention a great deal of violence.
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