THE READER OF ARCHERON
The Slaves of Erafor
An exciting writer of heroic fantasy takes us to a
world forgetful of its heritage:
"Beneath the rule of tyrants,
monsters may become heroes."
This was freedom!
He had won the right to go where he wished, do what he
wished, think what he wished. He had gained the privilege of dying as he chose, when he chose, how he chose.
This novel is Heroic Fantasy/Dystopian Fiction. It has been received very well so far. It currently has 80 reviews and an aggregate rating of 4.7 out of 5 STARS.
Book One of the Slaves of Erafor series: Reading is forbidden, and the penalty for non-compliance is a life of slavery enabled by the forcible administration of a mind rotting drug. Yet, there are those possessed of the will to seek illumination. Kikkan, a former slave on the run, and Quillion, a mercenary and self-taught scholar. Together they seek out a small band of rebels living in hiding who offer the promise of a better world. Their leader is a mysterious figure known only as The Reader of Acheron. (from Amazon)
Walter Rhein was born in Wisconsin. After earning a degree in English Literature, he moved to Lima, Peru where he lived for close to a decade. While in Lima, he worked as a writer, translator, editor and English teacher. He still maintains a web page about Peru at StreetsOfLima.com. In 2009 he returned to Wisconsin with his wife because he missed the snow and sub freezing temperatures. These days he can often be found lurking on the Heroic Fantasy group on Facebook, or at HeroicFantasyWriters.com. To contact Walter for interviews or speaking engagements, write: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the moment I started reading this book I was hooked. As I turned the pages I was not disappointed with the characters and plots with the moral struggles and heroic themes. The author has woven a web of several characters that are well developed and their separate stories come together as one at the end of the book. One character stood out, a swordsman named Quillion, who was quite intelligent although risk taking. He is constantly bound and determined to find the answers to any questions that come up. This is a world where lost knowledge is to stay lost, no reading and no pursuing it. I was so interested in the efforts of the characters to find freedom, stay true to their own moral standards and fight against the forces that would keep them from their pursuits. The book was well written, well edited with lots of motivation for every character. I believe this would be a good read for anyone who has an interest in intelligent fiction with a lot of deep meaning. This book takes you off into another world, almost turning that fictional world into a real one. Don't let this book pass you by.
I received a complimentary copy of THE READER OF ARCHERON from the author, Walter Rhein for my view of the book.
I would give this book 5 STARS.
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