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Ward of the Philosopher: Shader Origins by [Derek Prior]
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Editorial Reviews


"I was hooked right from the first chapter..." -- Ray Nicholson (Amazon top 1000 reviewer)

"... an engaging story that creates questions you'll be dying to know the answers to." -- Jared J.  (Amazon Customer)

"Witty, well paced and intelligent when it needs to be, I'm looking forward to reading more." -- Craig Whitby (Amazon Customer)

"For a novella to inspire a need for more, in me, is quite a surprise. I am off to acquire the whole series!" -- James J. Hughes (Amazon Customer)

"This short is outstanding, simply stated it was one of the best reads that I've been exposed to in a while." -- Christopher T. (Amazon Customer)

What reviewers are saying about the Shader series:

"... a master storyteller." -- Melinda LeBaron

"I am in awe of Mr. Priors knack for creating characters that are more than two dimensional and have a purpose for what they do." -- Sentient Sword

"The fight scenes are fantastic." -- Indie Book Blog

"To me, the star of this show is the intriguing post-apocalyptic world that Mr. Prior began building in Sword of the Archon. This alternative Earth is a wondrous thing to behold, filled with interesting lore, mysteries galore, vile plots, ancient gods and goddesses, and old world technology." -- Bookwraiths Reviews

"My Year's Best list just had a new book jump to the top. D.P. Prior's book is that good. He has a lot to say, and one hell of a story to tell." -- Journal of Always Reviews

"Several of the characters and the overall style of writing remind me of Joe Abercrombie's The First Law trilogy. If you liked Abercrombie's trilogy I think you'll like this." -- Ray Nicholson (Amazon Top 1000 reviewer)

"This book was just plain fabulous, well crafted characters presented in a well crafted story, that blends genres flawlessly. A tale written for adults who appreciate good writing." -- Timothy Cummings (Goodreads reviewer)

"... an example of the type of deep, complex, but fast-paced fantasy that I crave." -- B. Throwsnaill

"Shader is the perfect blend of religious justice and secular wisdom. A wonderful new character in epic fantasy. A must read." -- Urban Fanta-Seer

"Shader's tale of redemption and Cadman's ambitious villainy becomes incredibly engaging as plots unfold. Combine this with Prior's exceptional writing skills, editing, characters and world building and you have a series unlike anything in the genre today." -- Media Man (Vine Voice)

About the Author

D.P. Prior is represented by Laurie McLean, Fuse Literary

Product details

  • File Size : 1011 KB
  • Print Length : 99 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Homunculus; 1st Edition (October 15, 2015)
  • Publication Date : October 15, 2015
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B016QYDBO0
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 24 ratings