pdf ☆ Progeny The Children of the White Lions #1 Ä R.T. Kaelin
pdf ☆ Progeny The Children of the White Lions #1 Ä R.T. Kaelin Nikalys and his sister Kenders grew up living a peaceful life in the uiet farming village of Yellow Mud until the blistering hot day when they go to the nearby lake for a swim When they reach the lake they spy an unknown mage conjure a massive water creature hundreds of feet tall They watch in horror as the water creature plunges toward their home apparently drowning all in its path including their parents and older brother JakAs the only survivors brother and sister strike out on their own hoping to discover the reason their home and family was destroyed They must make their way through a countryside where magic is outlawed punishable by imprisonment or even death while struggling with the revelation that Kenders has magical abilities herselfAlthough Kenders can feel This book knocked my socks off I highly recommend it this review is also on my blogThe cover on this symbolizes the essence of the story the White Lions a select few originally chosen by the gods to defend and maintain balance fighting evil in its many guises including those that incarnate eg God of Deception among many From the first chapter I was completely hooked I was drawn into a community where magic is outlawed and had just met Nikalys and his sister Kenders before being immersed into an utterly devastating event for their community which sees their village being destroyed and the probability of their family having died as a result Nikalys and Kenders are hurtled into an unknown fate as they put distance between themselves and the incredibly powerful but outlawed magic which they were the witnesses and survivors ofThis novel is a fantasy about family legacies strengths coming of age and also magical powersthe strands Anyone who enjoys adventure stories or magical and paranormal I would suggest you give this a try For me Progeny is in league with both The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings and far better than Harry Potter Progeny has a wealth of depth to it that I haven't seen in many booksProgeny has many layers of stories within its pages and I found it totally awe inspiring as a read with each character that is developed really coming to life and adding weight to the story telling It's hard for me to pick a favorite character to be honest as they were all of a fantastic uality We get to see flaws weaknesses and the loathsomeness in the most evil characters of the plot The Sun Elf is exceptionally evil and self centered leaving both chaos and death in his wake I loved some of his creations which added to his dastardly deeds Broedi is a strong relaxed and fairly easy going character who oozes control with a mindset of a protector and true friend Nundle the Halfling is a joy to read about I loved the way a character of such small stature could make such a big difference not only do we get to see him as he rises from being under the thumb of a horrible teacher we see him in a setting which he deserves to be part of with his magical talents The progressions of both Nikalys and Kenders if fascinating alongside that of their friendsThere's also a wealth of villages and backdrops which characters are either from pass through or end up at all of which have their own story which we also see and become part of as the story continues Progeny is well paced and seamlessly weaves lots of stories and characters without effort or flaw My favorite uote from ProgenyI feel like an arrow For thirty six years I remained inside a uiver Now suddenly I've been shot and am flying through the air trying to glimpse and grasp everything as it all rushes pastI thoroughly enjoyed the build up to the last couple of chapters We are left knowing that there is to come so I hope Sabine makes her mind up and that it's clarified in the next book if Eliza and Aryn Atticus are no longer living this was hinted at but not confirmed I loved the idea of the gods aiding and making pacts behind closed doors on either sides and I also loved the use of the strandsthe use of magicfor me reminiscent of a dvd which I adore for its use of T'ai Chi energy working The Last AirbenderFor all of its 650 pages Progeny is the biggest book I've read for a while however it is also substantial in content and storyline I've enjoyed it immensely from start to finish and am really looking forward to whatever happens next it's sure to be good after the high bar RT Kaelin has made with Progeny A highly recommended read this is a great story of epic proportions which I would love to see this as a film My only uestion now iswhen can we expect the next one?
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kindle Ù Progeny The Children of the White Lions #1 Paperback read ï Nikalys and his sister Kenders grew up living a peaceful life in the uiet farming village of Yellow Mud until the blistering hot day when they go to the nearby lake for a swim When they reach the lake they spy an unknown mage conjure a massive w Sworn enemies The forces of good would be led by two children of other White Lions; those children are Nikalys and Kenders the ProgenyAs brother and sister struggle with the revelation that the only parents they could remember were not their birth parents some of the Gods and Goddesses were busy setting other events in motion Others people strangers at first would gather and become allies of the Progeny Together they were about to be caught up in the greatest conflict the world had ever seenAncient powerful forces still seek the Progeny on their travels some intent to eliminate the threat they pose some hoping to help them fulfill a destiny of which they are unaware Myths and legends come to life whisking the pair along a journey they never could have imagined possib This book was filled with three dimensional characters; there are no perfect good guys or one dimensional bad guys just people with strengths and flaws like any person you would meet on the street Over the course of the book they started to feel like friends The world felt similarly real too The history of the world could be seen in the current political climate and events The system of magic was original and well thought outAdd to that a plot that sucks you in and keeps you reading far into the night and you have a book that is a real pleasure to readI'm already looking forward to the next installment in the story of the Progeny and their friends and family
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Progeny The Children of the White Lions #1And touch the many colored strands of magic she has no idea how to use them until she and Nikalys are attacked by a pack of wolves and Kenders instinctively summons a bolt of lightning immediately collapsing when the effort drains her of all her energy From nowhere a giant lynx appears and saves the pair from certain death and then miraculously morphs into his natural self a seven foot tall man The shape changer's name is Broedi and when the time is right he reveals to the siblings that he is one of the original White Lions and he recites to them an ancient prophecy that tells of the coming of a new and even terrible war than the one centuries ago The evil Gods of Chaos Strife and Sorrow and Pain would combine efforts to unite the orcs gnolls and razorfiends normally I first heard about this book when it was listed as a first reads giveaway As an avid devourer of fantasy books I signed up to win and didn't think much of it beyond that I was surprised when the author contacted me a few days later and invited me to join a sub forumn about the group where we could ask uestions and discuss the book I could tell that this was an autor who was passionate about his story and wanted it to succeed This piued my curiosity and I went and read the intro to the story I could tell then that he author had good reason to be enthusiastic this was not your run of the mill fantasy I crossed my fingers to win a first reads copy but knew that if I didn't I would purchase one on my own which I ended up doingThe world presented in Progeny is an evocative mix of the normal and the supernatural I found myself easily slipping into the world and capable of seeing it as they did The settings are imaginative yet grounded in the possible The people of this world are people instead of falling into racial stereotypes The characters are visibly but not fatally flawedin a good way giving them depth and evoking emotion All this combines to present a recognizable world in an extraordinary settingA couple of the things I like most in the book are the magic system and the sense of history The magic is understandable but also invisible You see people using it but your imagination must fill in the details While parts of the language may remind of other books the use is obviously original The history and interplay between nationalities and nations is also rich and well executed Part of me can't decide wether I would rather see the next book or a preuel The sense of history is not only apparent in exposition but also in the settings and interplay The book is well written The first couple of chapters are the roughest but then it falls into an easy rythem It was a pleasure to read I won't give any spoilers here but he plot does twist at times The development of the characters is obvious and real as are their relationships I hope we do not need to wait long to see another installment in this series