King’s Envoy by Cas Peace
Taran Elijah’s quest for knowledge uncovers a plot that threatens the world… In Albia, the fourth realm, the precious Artesan gift is dying. Although born to the craft, Taran is struggling to achieve his potential. Against his friends’ advice, he embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. Alone, he crosses into Andaryon, the fifth realm, but instead of finding a mentor, he stumbles upon a treacherous plot. In the wake of Taran’s actions, Albia suffers a series of vicious raids. Major Sullyan of the High King’s forces is sent to oppose them. But a dark and treacherous force is moving through the realms and both Taran and Sullyan will feel its power. Their craft, the lives of their friends, the very existence of their realm are under threat unless they expose and oppose the evil.
” I loved this book”
Five Star Review on Amazon By SupermanBatmanTeamup
Cas Peace has given me a new fantasy series to love. I’ll be quite honest, I was looking for something to read at a good price, something other then the overpriced novels the (BIG NAME) publishers think I can afford. Come on…$12.00 for a bloody Kindle book…what the heck is up with that?
Anyway I chanced upon King’s Envoy and thought I’d give it a go after reading some of the other reviews. LOVED IT! It is the story of Taran Elijah who happens to be desperate to learn his craft. He’s a Journeyman which is an Artesan (like a magic user) who has reached Level Three (out of the Nine) levels of mastery.
In this fantasy world there are in truth 5 realms where the characters are from. The 4th Realm – Albia is the one where humans come from.
So why do I rate the story so high? Come on 5 stars should be epic books like Robert Jordan’s – Wheel of Time series (I am a huge fan of that series by the way.) Still I am giving Cas Peace’s book here 5 stars too and here is the reasoning for it.
#1 PRICE – You can’t beat it…the book cost me a fraction of what Anne Rice’s – The Wolf Gift cost me and I enjoyed this a lot more then I did that.
#2 QUALITY – It is there. The formatting is great, the book (LOOKS) nice when viewed on my iPad (which has the Kindle APP installed on it). I HATE all these self published author books that are formatted so badly it makes you sick trying to read them. Not an issue here. The formatting is correct and the maps are (SWEET). I love when a book includes the maps so I can trace out the storyline.
#3 WORLD BUILDING – I was totally pulled into the story and found myself enjoying it. When that happens the writer has done their homework and given me a fantasy world I can believe in. BRAVO!
So all that being said I am going to give this book 5 stars. When all three considerations are taken into account the book was darn well worth the purchase and I am completely happy to have read it. Grab yourself a copy.
About the Author
Cas Peace was born in Hampshire UK, in 1957, and has lived there most of her life. Her first career was as a horse-riding instructor, and horses remain very close to her heart. She then spent 13 years working for the British Civil Service before leaving the UK to live in Italy for three years, 1991-1994. She speaks passable but by no means perfect Italian, and loves to return to Italy whenever she can.
Her other great loves are anything to do with animals, especially dogs and horses,(she supports many animal charities) and also singing. Cas loves folk songs and along with her husband, who plays guitar, has performed in many a Southern England folk club. Sometimes they even asked her back!