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Hyperion's Shield: Young Adult Epic Fantasy (The Scales of Torma Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Amongst a myriad of sports participation trophies, my crowning achievement growing up was when I won the prestigious Power of the Pen writing competition in eighth grade. So yeah... kind of a big deal.
About that same time, my grandma introduced me to the epic fantasy genre when she gave me her worn paperback copy of The Hobbit. I've been hooked ever since.
After high school I attended Ohio University where I majored in video production and interactive multimedia. After graduation I decided to move to Columbus, Ohio where I became a waiter at Texas Roadhouse and promptly gained fifteen pounds from eating an endless supply of cinnamon butter rolls. Delicious.
In 2009, I somehow convinced a pretty girl to marry me. Stephanie and I now have three children who provide an endless amount of entertainment, frustration and general astonishment. Fortunately, they all look like their mother, although two of them seem to have inherited their dad's unibrow. Oh well, it's character building.
FAVORITE FANTASY BOOK SERIES:
The Lord of the Rings (of course), Harry Potter, Barsoom, Mistborn, The Hunger Games, Wheel of Time, Kingkiller Chronicles
FAVORITE TELEVISION SERIES:
LOST, Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, Deadwood, Carnivale, Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul, Friday Night Lights, Firefly, Westworld
FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY MOVIES:
Star Wars IV and up, The Princess Bride, Indiana Jones Ark & Crusade, Pacific Rim (I love giant robots), Guardians of the Galaxy, Ready Player One (I'm an 80's kid)
- ASIN : B07RQ4QMYH
- Publisher : Blue Avenue Media (May 15, 2019)
- Publication date : May 15, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 7332 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 390 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,664,077 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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This is a very interesting first in series! Schivley has created an Epic Fantasy world and his story reads like a Young Adult Distopian novel. Epic Fantasy can often delve deep into description and backstory whose relevance to the story is somewhere between relevant and trivial. This book reveals only when need and allows the world to unveil its mysteries only as our heroes encounter new obstacles.
Aside from the adventure story, the method of babies coming down in a basket on the river is intriguing. The people of this world know the river starts in the land of the gods, which is high up in a mountain range so steep, that no one has made it and returned to tell the tale. It’s hopefully a mystery that is resolved in later installments, which I look forward to. It is tempting to assume that a world would not function with the mechanics laid out in this story, but I think the inconsistencies are really clues of what lies deeper within the series.
As a Reedsy reviewer, I got a free copy of this book to review. I’m under no obligation to write reviews, but like Billie Eilish says, it’s my strange addiction. That’s why I built the Science Fantasy Hub! Now, go and pick up your copy.