Shaper of Air – Intro

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I’m Devin Symms, the last of the Shapers. I possess the power to alter the world by will alone. At least that’s the theory. It hasn’t quite worked out that way. It might be easier if I was actually from this world. I’m not. A crazy old man opened a portal to Earth and pulled me through. He held me prisoner while siphoning my power to create an even larger gateway, one that would allow him to restore the souls of the dead.

Yeah, that didn’t quite work out either. He’s gone, but I’m still here with no way home.

Others came through the second portal before it collapsed. Dark shapes that scattered across the land in a mad scramble for human hosts. They are embraced as gods by some and feared as monsters by others.

With the aid of my friends, I’ll travel the kingdom and beyond to discover the secrets of these creatures.

I have to. They made it personal.

The Lord of Frake’s Peak

I just finished The Lord of Frake’s Peak by Lee Carlon. It is a fantastic story, and clearly the best of The Bastard Cadre series released to date.

Although this is book four of the series, I believe this story could be enjoyed by both newcomers to the series as well as those who have read the prior books. I expected this story to pick up where the third book ended. It did not. Instead it served more as a prequel to the other stories.

I enjoyed following the story of Vincent d’Rhyne. I could sympathize with his losses and appreciate the difficulty of the choices he had to make. Fahlim, a self-indulgent immortal who often offered advice whether needed or not, offset Vincent’s more serious nature, and I laughed a few times at some of his comments.

I would definitely pick up the next book in the series.

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