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Rune of the Apprentice (The Rune Chronicles) Hardcover – November 1, 2016
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"With Jamison Stone, you get a writer who clearly understands the epic fantasy audience, yet also must find a way to appeal to readers who rarely explore these kinds of books. I belong to the latter group. The key here is to excel at characterization and plot, as Stone does. In addition, I found that Stone's writing has an almost poetic allure where there is a beautiful and insightful rhythm to his word choices. Stone's writing style is quite seductive. Like an artist, Stone uses descriptive words as his brush, meticulously painting each character." -Nerdy Girl Express
"This is a superb fantasy adventure I couldn't put down. It should provide hours of entertainment and adventure for readers of fantasy, or any lover of high adventure." -Clabe Polk Mystery and Adventure Review
"Within just a few moments of beginning to read Rune, I was immediately drawn into the adventurous, magical world that Jamison Stone has created―my heartbeat pulsed, my breath grew shallow, my fingers trembled as I leap from page to page―and this was all in merely the first chapter! Stone has hit it out of the ballpark with this book, and you will not want to put it down. An epic read indeed." ―Ben Greenfield, New York Times bestselling author of Beyond Training
"Rune is an epic journey about transforming the darkness within so that we can achieve true peace in the world around us." ―Chade-Meng TAN, New York Times bestselling author of Joy on Demand and Search Inside Yourself
"Jamison Stone presents us with a fresh, superbly crafted fantasy epic that conquers both world and character building. Rune is tantalizing to the imagination, and invigorating for the soul." ―Tal M. Klein, author of The Punch Escrow
"Stone writes beautifully. The characters of Rune are alive and vibrant; the world in which they dwell is both exciting and rich; and the story which propels it all is not only engaging, but profoundly deep." ―Stuart Calvin Lord, author of Common Good Common Ground
"Rune of the Apprentice is an epic blend of anticipation, magic, and adrenaline. Lovers of huge worlds and heroic characters will feel right at home. With a solid foundation of deep characters and mythic storytelling, you won't want to miss Jamison Stone's breakout debut novel. Rune of the Apprentice is fantasy at its finest!" ―Chris Cole, author of The Body of Chris
"Jamison Stone has created a world of fantasy that can be matched by few others. His characters vibrate with life and the tension he creates is palpable. The story weaves its way through land and over sea, focusing on an ultimate adventure that is sure to be cataclysmic. I barnstormed through Rune of the Apprentice in a matter of hours and I'm desperately wanting to read the next in the series. Put this book in your 'must read' box!" ―Peter Ryan, author of Sync City
"Jamison Stone has created a vivid world filled with rich detail unlike any I've ever seen before. His diverse cast of engaging characters brings his vision to life so brightly that I cannot wait for the next installment. Don't deny yourself this guilty pleasure." ―Terry Mixon, author of The Empire of Bones saga and The Humanity Unlimited saga
"Through beautiful prose, Stone inspires the minds of our youth to choose a path which restores peace. Rune reminds us that we are not strangers, but instead, friends, peacemakers, and most importantly, need to dedicate our lives to protecting those who have lost so much due to cruelty and injustice." ―AHM Mainuddin Ahmed, Founder of Fatema Matin Women's College and Charfassion Orphanage, and Advocate Lawyer at Supreme Court of Bangladesh
"Jamison Stone conjures a seafaring pursuit with the fate of nations under the sails of the Illusive Diamond that instantly pulls you in. It's absolutely the perfect universe to geek-out over, built to satiate the desires of any epic fantasy fan. So dive in with Aleksi on a race from corrupt masters, assassins, and deadliest of all―his own magic." ―Rick Heinz, author of The Seventh Age: Dawn
"Jamison Stone's writing style is clear, engaging, and highly recommended! In just the first chapter alone, Rune of the Apprentice will provide immediate immersion into a mystical and mysterious world which will keep you coming back for more." ―Erik A. Lenderman, author of Principles of Practical Psychology: A Brief Review of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience for Self-Inquiry and Self-Regulation
"Stone is a masterful world-builder, and I felt like I was truly stepping onto Terra from the moment I started reading. There is a depth and complexity to the world and characters that breathes life into the narrative itself. Reading Rune of the Apprentice was a fun and magical adventure that left me thinking about the world and its characters long after I put the book down." ―D. L. Wainright, author of The Hollow Sun and Fractured Masks
"An engaging story filled with magic, swordplay, and even pirates! The world that Stone has imagined is vast, the political webs complex, and the interaction between the gods, magic, and men is well thought out and well described. Easy five stars" ―Dave Barrett, author of It's All Fun and Games
"Through Stone’s eloquent prose, readers can feel Aleksi’s heart pulsing race against time as we're drawn into a world of rich history and magic. I was on the edge of my seat, across oceans and over land, until the last page." ―Zachary Tyler Linville, author of Welcome to Deadland
"Stunning, engaging and epic! This is a one of kind sci-fi journey that you can't miss. Stone has masterfully evolved character development and Rune takes larger-than-life immersive world spaces to the next level. The future of fantasy is already here, Rune is your next read. Enjoy!" ―Rob McNamara, author of The Elegant Self
"As with all good fantasy, Rune of the Apprentice draws one into a world filled with compelling characters and ever-deepening mystery. While Aleksi searches for answers, we are pulled right alongside him through the inner and outer quests for understanding. Stone’s debut leaves the reader eagerly awaiting the next installment." ―Nataraja Kallio, author of Hatha Yoga: A Manual For Teachers
"I was immediately captivated by the world created by Stone; the world of a teenage boy, Aleski, cast out of innocence into the machinations of adult politics and manipulation. Aleski is forced into a life of danger, uncertainty and the possibility for a hopeful, better future. He has the skills and the magic, does he have the courage?" ―David Atekpatzin Young, Native American Storyteller and Healer, author of Chicansimo and A Magic Feather
"Rune reminds us of enduring human values in a world of mystery. Especially appropriate for our culture and times." ―Forrest Landry, author of The Theory of Magick, An Immanent Metaphysics, and The Effective Choice
"Stone creates a striking, realistic world in Rune with alluring characters and exciting stakes, steeped with an original mythology that leaves you wanting more." ―Paul Inman, author of Ageless & co-host of the WriteBrain podcast
"Jamison Stone's novel, Rune of The Apprentice, presents the reader with a detailed and beautifully crafted new world. The descriptions of Terra's geography and its inhabitants are so vivid that I could easily imagine myself walking through the avenues, squares, and marketplaces of Mindra's Haven. But this book is not only about a well-crafted fantastic world. Probably one of Stone's biggest achievements is his capacity to portrait his hero’s internal struggle. Aleksi is young, powerful and good at heart but lost. Having the reader rooting for Aleksi from beginning to end requires the work of a skillful storyteller; Jamison Stone is definitely that person." ―Ricardo Henriquez, author of The Catcher's Trap
"Jamison Stone has created an enthralling read with a truly compelling cast of characters. For Rune of the Apprentice, it’s the storytelling and the character development within a fully realized world that sets Stone’s story apart. We have a young hero fighting for his own survival, his greatest threat an ancient power within him. But it’s the fantastic secondary characters that will have scores of readers eagerly turning the pages. A seafaring adventure with masterful descriptions of the ship and the open ocean. This is high fantasy at its finest, and Stone follows in a tradition of storytellers who have taken fantasy to the high seas. Somewhere I imagine Abraham Merritt is smiling." ―Matthew Isaac Sobin, author of The Last Machine in the Solar System
"Rune is a big, sweeping fantasy with a super cool and unique mythology. Eagerly awaiting book 2…" ―Christopher Leone, author of Champions of the Third Planet
"Rune is an intricate tale set in an even more intricate world that begs you to sip deeper on the hearty ale this story is. Jamison Stone weaves this tale like a master artist crafting the finest tapestry. Take your time, let the world and characters waft around you, drawing you in. You'll be very glad you did." ―Brian Guthrie, author of Rise
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"Stone has hit it out of the ballpark with this book, and you will not want to put it down." --Ben Greenfield, New York Times bestselling author of Beyond Training
Top customer reviews
Now other than that it is an ok book. The character has an unexplainable blind spot in his education about the recent war which strains suspension of disbelief. It is a coming of age story of an over powered individual.
I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy but this lacked any of the pull that makes me a genre fan. I kept reading hoping it would come together for me but it did not. I cannot recommend this book.
ETA: in fairness my husband read this and liked it more than I did. He found it a bit derivative (50 years of reading fantasy and science fiction will do that) but felt it had more flow than I did. He really liked the "Waterworld" setting and Aleksi.
Rune of the Apprentice is a classic good-v-evil fantasy tale in which the rulership of the known world is sought by the powers of darkness. Aleksi is a young apprentice born with rune imbedded in his hand. He hasn’t a clue what the rune means, or and he certainly doesn’t understand its power. His early master, Rudra, has left him a cryptic letter outlining a path he should follow. The path is confusing and not well defined; more to the point, it’s dangerous…even life threatening. What Aleksi really knows is that he must find Rudra quickly if he is to survive the awaking of his rune, and he must learn about his family and their fate.
The story occurs on Terra, a world quite different from Earth. The characters are well developed and generally likeable, except for Luka Norte whom the reader will mistrust from the start. Aleksi is a confused sixteen year old teenager, who despite his confusion has the clarity of mind to respond appropriately to danger even if his recognition of danger is sometimes a little late. Domadred now lives as a pirate captain outlawed on most continents after being framed in a political power-play after his father’s death. He is, however, a man of honor who sees things clearly. Saiya is a young, beautiful high priestess with who Aleksi forms a bond while in dreamscape. It seems apparent that Aleksi and Saiya have an as yet undefined higher purpose.
Rudra, Aleksi’s enigmatic master seems to be universally hated; he is understood by none and felt to be a threat to all. Readers are not introduced to him or given enough information understand him in Rune of the Apprentice. Likewise, the role of the “academies” is never actually defined and one is never sure exactly who they serve and why.
Rune of the Apprentice is nicely balanced between inner rumination and action as there are plenty of threats requiring action and plenty of questions both between characters and within characters, some of which have no immediate answers. It is well written and edited.
This is a suburb fantasy adventure I couldn’t put down. It should provide hours of entertainment and adventure for readers of fantasy, or any lover of high adventure.
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I received an advance copy before publication at no cost from the publisher.
book in the top 15% of the books I have read.
I can't wait for the next book.
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