The Forging: Book One of the Four Companions Series

The Forging: Book One of the Four Companions Series

by Tim Rose


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The magician, Kod Hawklight, fears his use of enchantments will be greatly handicapped after the loss of one of his fingers. However,
after he is summoned to heal three travelers, Kod discovers that one of them, the dwarf Olan Stronghelm, is carrying a map that reveals the location of an ancient stronghold. Along with the mysterious thief, Brehana Songsteel, and the fierce half-orc, Smunt, they follow the map through untamed forests, battling many obstacles along the way.

If they survive the perils of the forest, will they find the lost city, and whatever treasure might still remain within?

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ISBN-13: 9781491811382
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 09/09/2013
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Forging: Book One of the Four Companions Series 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RONC More than 1 year ago
An interesting world is created with the standard fantasy creatures dwarfs, orcs, etc. This is more in the adventure genre of J. R. R. Tolkien than in the ethical genre of L. E. Modesitt Jr. The characters are well developed, and although the narrative follows the adventures of the "four companions", the world-view of those they encounter is also explored. This story seems to have no moral. The humans are just as good/evil as the less than humans. But maybe that's the moral. The interaction and cooperation between the different races is what makes this special. It's an interesting read and I look forward to the next installment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with the first review. The world the author created was very interesting. I enjoyed both the battle scenes and the parts where we get inside the main characters' heads. My favorite character was definitely Brehana. When the second book comes out I hope her character gets developed even more. I give it four stars. It is a very good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took a chance and, without knowing the author, read The Forging. I enjoyed it so much I powered through it in four nights. It is has all the classic components of traditional fantasy (dwarves, orcs, goblins, magic, swords and treasure) but with a twist of good character development. In particular, the author gives life to, and explains, the workings of various "monster" societies. He gives the universe he created enough background details to make it come alive and leaves you wanting to read more. The battle scenes were very vivid and I enjoyed his description of the various creatures the heroes meet along the way. Without giving away too much, I really enjoyed the chapters with the Lizard People and the zombie priest. The book has a very D&D feel to it. Brought back nostalgia of my RPG days. All in all a good, quick, entertaining read.