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War of the Black Tower: Part One of an Epic Fantasy Series (The War of the Black Tower Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jack Conner
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Book Description

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

“The War of the Black Tower: Book One" is the first volume of a dark, action-packed epic fantasy trilogy like no other. 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" epic fantasy series.

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 the dark lord Gilgaroth, the legions of Oslog have continually striven to tear down the works of man and sweep the world in shadow. For eons they have awaited their dark 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 the Dark Lord 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: An Epic Fantasy". 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.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 4419 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Fantasy Series and Epic Fantasy Books; 5 edition (July 22, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I49CR50
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,521 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 26 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A potentially good work - tainted September 29, 2014
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“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."

Blah...blah... blah... NOT! That has become standard marketing hype, so don't believe it.

If THIS is what constitutes “sword and sorcery for grown-ups”, then it doesn’t speak well of the modern-day adult mindset. It is either that, or perhaps the phrase “grown-up” no longer connotes such things as circumspection and maturity? Truthfully, when most folk reach for a book classified as adult which claims to be Tolkienesk in any sense, they do not expect to pick up some cheesy rip-off whose main “hero” is a promiscuous, under-age teen whose sexual exploits are laid out for them in page after page of lurid detail; i.e. – “her salty wetness”!
Please Jack! That is nothing more than cheap porn shop novel, trash!

When most of us think of adult level fantasy we are not expecting one to avoid such topics as underage promiscuity altogether, but we do expect it to be treated in a mature fashion. So why is it then that the only adults in this tale who do act to reprove, restrain, and punish such misbehavior are portrayed as bad guys themselves; i.e.- His father the king… General Tines… and every husband whom he duels, defeats, and often kills? The so-called people of “light” could seem to care less.
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story with some great surprises.
Liked how the story is carrying multiple plots and not predictable. Enjoy you will the story of this Prince and his coming to what he needs to be.
Published 25 days ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great. Couldn't wait to read the next. Very good series.
Published 29 days ago by Carol J. Knighten
3.0 out of 5 stars Just feels like something was missing
It is a good book but through it I just felt like it always needed just one more detail to make the story come alive
Published 1 month ago by charlie
4.0 out of 5 stars satisfying read
Whilst I'm not a lover of Vampire novels this was an enjoyable read and I found myself satisfied once finished. Read more
Published 1 month ago by boofhd
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My Kindle died so I cannot comment.
Published 2 months ago by David A Carey
5.0 out of 5 stars Of course the war ultimately comes down to Good Vs Evil
Well, thanks to Jack Conner, I have another Epic Fantasy Trilogy that I can't wait to finish! War of the Black Tower: Book One is fast paced and detailed enough to spark the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jonelle J Bahrey
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite different than I thought when I ordered it and what a pleasant...
I was looking for something along the lines of the Shanara Series and instead found a quirky twist to this saga that was actually very clever. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Debbie Petersen
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It is ok.
Published 3 months ago by Javier Dominguez
5.0 out of 5 stars R rated but not XX, epic fantasy, great villains
I read part one and part 2 and liked them both. The author develops his villains with more complexity than LOTR ever did. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Spongy Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by Mr. D. S. Cryer
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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.
Oct 23, 2014 by Jake B. |  See all 2 posts
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