Ellen Mae Franklin
- Title: The Unseen Promise
- Author: Ellen Mae Franklin
- ISBN: 9780615766072
- Page: 281
- Format: Paperback
The struggle between God and man, magic and indefinable evil is without recourse.Roedanth wants Peetra back, it doesn t matter the boy is dead he can t stop wishing Tainted by dark magic, tragedy and pain follows Roedanth from Crows Nest to Coowic where the Magi live.Tarkeenia is awash with life man and beast live side by side Monsters hunt the shadows looking for a bThe struggle between God and man, magic and indefinable evil is without recourse.Roedanth wants Peetra back, it doesn t matter the boy is dead he can t stop wishing Tainted by dark magic, tragedy and pain follows Roedanth from Crows Nest to Coowic where the Magi live.Tarkeenia is awash with life man and beast live side by side Monsters hunt the shadows looking for a bite to eat The tip of balance between dark and light, good and evil is tenuous, even on a good day Flesh eating Specks turn the living into dust, and the world is no longer safe Murrdocks are a myth, and their King has been murdered Prince Pec must turn myth into reality.Strangers become friends, uneasy alliances are tainted by betrayal and self gain, and unlikely heroes emerge to salvage what they can from a world on the brink of chaos.All strive to make do in a world bubbling with wild magic, as the lives of man and monster hang in the balance Can Tarkeenia survive the tug and pull of the very spoilt, and the very wicked Can those lost to the dark find a way back to the light Is it possible to forget, or to forgive and begin again All these questions and are answered as the reader walks Tarkeenia s many paths.
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I was given this book for review by the author and I am delighted to have read it.The world of Tarkeenia is rich in fantasy and fabulously imaginative characters - this due to the talent of the author, so beautifully written that the reader is immersed in a tapestry of luxurious description, action and wonderment. Although from the imagination (we assume), it is as if this world is real, as if the author has researched each detail so that it becomes a live tangible place.It is a tale of good and [...]
„The bargain between gods was in all an untenable pun, full of curious wonders and bloody ends.”Perhaps it would be fair to start with a warning!If you wouldn’t like to love to read, do not read this book! Yes, it is that kind of book that has the gift to make you love reading.The Unseen Promise is a pure fantasy.How some of the heroes from the ancient times would say when gods are involve, whatever mythology they belong, they bitch up the whole thing. The battle between good and evil tak [...]
The Unseen Promise By: Ellen Mae Franklin Drakite the God of turmoil watches as his brothers and sisters created a perfect world filled with love and peace. Drakite ruined the world by spitting in it causing hate turmoil and war. Roedanth a young orphan accidentally killed his brother by trying to protect him from the perverted man they were staying with.The bishop and king would not hear his pleas of mercy but Drakite heard his vow of revenge and planted a seed of hate in the boy's heart. Arthe [...]
The Unseen Promise (The Tarkeenia Saga, #1) by Ellen Mae Franklin is a massive fantasy saga set on the world of Tarkeenia. For an author's first book this reader was astounded by the beautiful descriptions, stunning characters and her epic story line which came at me like Dune. What a brilliant start to a most promising career.Tarkeenia is a place of magic, strange creatures and strife between good and evil. The author paints such a rich technicolour canvas that this reader watched it inside his [...]
The Unseen Promise takes us on a magical journey in juxtaposed worlds, and one dependent on the other. Such a moreish cast of characters. Franklin knows how to show, rather than tell, and she's certainly not a timid writer. A multitude of characters means you have to stray on your toes and you can't miss a paragraph. I found that I sometimes had to go back and re-read parts, however this was not too much of a bother. Franklin's witty prose make The Unseen Promise: The Tarkeenia Saga something fr [...]
Ellen Mae Franklin has turned in a winner with her first effort. Let me rephrase that. Ellen Mae Franklin has turned in THE fiction winner of the year with her first book "The Unseen Promise." Why?It's all very simple really! This is fantasy fiction that will give you a kick in the ass and keep you rooted in its pages until you have soaked up every word. The story? Let me start by telling you about thatThe book is set on the alien world of Tarkeenia. It's a world where everything happens--the go [...]
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.When I started reading this book, I got hooked very soon since the premise was very interesting. However, when soon after that the setting and the story and the focus of the events changed, I felt kind of disappointed and started losing my interest in the story. This book contains so many characters, so many different stories within the main one, that you get lost very soon. One thing that kept making me feel confused was the u [...]
The Unseen Promise is the first in a series of Tarkeenia novels by Ellen Mae Franklin. It’s a story of epic proportions in the classic fantasy motif. Good and evil do battle for the heart and soul of a mythical, fantastical place called Tarkeenia.Franklin’s story is a well-told tale in the fantasy genre, but it doesn’t break any new ground here. Ice shards, trickles of blood, and mystical chanting abound in this very traditional story. Jezub, our dwarf, is the capitalist. Wives follow “g [...]
Welcome to brand new world full of possibilities and Wild Magic~This is Tarkeenia. Atheria wanted to create a world full of hope and light. But the Dark God Drakite is filled with jealousy and hate sees Atheria's creation wanting to destroy it from within. Roedanth, a cooper apprentice, only wants to protect his brother from his master but that plan is shot to hell now. While trying to protect Peetra, Roedanth causes his death and now has more death on his hands. Drakite sees Roedanth as an oppo [...]
A dark, dark fantasyMany fantasies describe themselves as "dark". I was not quite sure as to what a dark fantasy even is supposed to be. That is until I read this book. The plot is filled with sinister, truly evil characters. The protagonists fall short of being heroic, almost only achieving a level of normalcy, particularly when viewed against the landscape of evil characters.The author has a skill for creating intense, sharp edged passages. Indeed, the intensity of some of the writing verges o [...]
This author created interesting and unique characters. Details describing the characters is fantastic, they seem to come to life with each having their own personality. This story reads at a nice pace making it easy to understand. The way the main character is described it fantastic. A good, gentle loving man trying to care for his brother, the only family he has left, one he lost to a tragedy. Forced to leave his only home, the author describes the planting and growth of evil in this young man [...]
What an interesting book! Really really wish I could get a copy of it!
I cried in the first chapter and was gripped by a need to know what was going to happen next throughout this thoughtful, creative and captivating introduction to a book full of characters I now love!
“It had begun as a plaything to pass the time, an amusement for the petulant. A world created, a game of turbulence and beauty, untameable, most certainly volatile. A world made of wild magic, its lock and key the Patu Bata. Two halves of one whole sailed magestically around Tarkeenia’s bulk, chasing each other, as they cast rose and blue shadows across the fabric of the Known World. But this night was to be different.”This world, this Tarkeenia, built and created by a family of gods and g [...]
this was a hard read. It is a long and very thorough story with a very rich and diverse world the author has created, but there are some aspects of the story that kept me reading slowly to get through it without getting lost. normally I would get through a book like this within two weeks at the most but it took me a bit longer to read this oneere are a lot of characters in this one. by a lot, I mean they are being introduced throughout the story right up till near the end. the main character is [...]
The characters in The Unseen Promise are very well developed and I found myself relating to most of them fairly easily. Though I did find myself confused at times as to which characters were which, especially when new characters came into the picture. After they'd been around for a few pages I was able to differ between who was who, but at first there was some confusion. The plot developed well and I found myself intrigued but also struggling because the chapters are a length that I'm not used t [...]
The Unseen Promiseby Ellen Mae FranklinThe Gods get together and decide to create a new world, giving all the gifts for a perfect life. But one God Drakite is none to happy about it and introduces evil into Tarkeenia. On Tarkeenia, Roedanth is falsely accused of murdering two people and sentenced to be burned at the stake; but at the last moment all the prisoners escape. He finds himself lost in widow's woods and has a nasty run in with a witch. He only gets away when Drakite plants his dark see [...]
The Unseen Promise proves to weave a tale that you cannot put down. As you read in the story it starts to become unclear who are the good guys and who are the bad. A lot of characters seem to teeter on the edge between good and bad as the story unfolds.The characters written by Ms Franklin show us that life is not just who is good and who is bad, not matter what you look like. Those you think that may be bad might just be good and vice versa. She leaves an open ending that makes you want to delv [...]
The Unseen PromiseEllen Mae FranklinI was given a copy for an honest review.The fantasy world of Tarkeenia is wonderfully described by Ms. Franklin in her story of the struggle of magic and evil. Her imaginative writing is beautiful to read. The magical and strange creatures are described so well I could picture them. There were a few to many characters introduced throughout the story, which caused me a bit of confusion.Ms. Franklin is an excellent author who has written a fanciful story of a yo [...]
Firstly, i want to thank the author for giving me the book for the review.Though the story is like any other fantasy novel, surrounded by the all the traditional factors, still i loved the way it is told. The story is told in a fantastic manner. The only thing that confused me were the names of characters. Sometimes i had to turn back the pages to look which character is being referenced here as a single character has more than one name.Apart from that, the story is good and will keep you busy t [...]
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.It took me so long to finish this book!First of all, the basic story was interesting and for some time I was thrilled to read it. But then I just got lost. I felt that there were too many characters and many of them I couldn't remember and didn't actually offered anything to the main story. The main character after the 1/3 of the book didn't make me feel anything towards him. I would really prefer this book with a little less f [...]
This was a hard book for me to get into because I am not used to reading Fantasy. When I finally settled into treading the book I enjoyed it although I admit at times I was lost. This is a very long book but it has a great storyline. I enjoyed the descriptions of the characters especially the non human ones. There was a lot of action. I think this would be an amazing book for someone who is a fantasy fan!
2.5/5.0The Unseen Promise is an ambitious undertaking to be the author’s first novel.Read full review in the 2013 June issue of InD’tale Magazine.
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