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Kalanon's Rising: a murder mystery in a fantasy world (Agents of Kalanon Book 1) by [Darian Smith]

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4.2 out of 5 stars 78 ratings

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What readers are saying:
Agatha Christie meets King Arthur
My favourite book in a long time.
Excellent fantasy mystery set in a well thought out world. I finished this and immediately bought the sequel to start!
Great book! Exciting, well written and really hard to put down!
Unique and refreshing and the twists and turns were a real thrill.
A delightful fantasy mystery full of vibrant characters in an intricately built world.

What reviewers are saying:
"A wonderfully engaging fantasy whodunnit with high stakes and fun magic" - Fantasy Book Review

"9.5 out of 10" - The Qwillery

"Darian Smith is a very talented writer, one whom I would rank on par with Brandon Sanderson and Peter V. Brett. Kalanon's Rising is both a murder mystery and a powerful fantasy novel, and Smith displays a considerable amount of talent and imagination at penning both." - Booksellers NZ

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01LWZOTWS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wooden Tiger Press (October 15, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 15, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4443 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 424 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 78 ratings

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Darian Smith writes mainly speculative fiction (fantasy) and lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife (who also writes) and their two black cats (who don't).

He holds two Koru Awards, is the winner of the SpecFicNZ/Steam Press manuscript competition, and a Sir Julius Vogel Award.

By day, he works with people who have neuromuscular conditions such as muscular dystrophy or charcot marie tooth disease. He is also a qualified counsellor/family therapist and can be seen - by those very swift with the pause button - on television shows such as Legend of the Seeker and Spartacus.

For more information about Darian and his upcoming work, please check out his website at

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4.2 out of 5 stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars A super fun murder mystery in a fantasy setting!
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