Out of Oblivion & A Couple of Recent Blood & Soul Reviews
I’m a few days away from completing the first draft of Out of Oblivion, the next book in the Creed of Kings Saga. I suspect it will take a few more drafts before it goes to my editor, Andrew Doty at Editwright.com. Like Blood & Soul the next book can be read separately.
Blood and Soul (Creed of Kings Saga #1)
by Allen G. Bagby (Goodreads Author), Mark Skinner (Illustrator)
S.R. Piccoli’s review Nov 12, 15
it was amazing
Read in November, 2015
This book was definitely worth my time and I am glad to have read it! Not that I’m a big reader of the fantasy fiction genre—even though perhaps Blood and Soul transcends its genre and seeks to understand the basis of human existence, and that’s also why I enjoyed the read so much, and once started reading I couldn’t put it down. Fascinating and complex characters, sparkling dialog, and intriguing plots combine to create a powerful and mesmerizing story that I highly recommend to all lovers of fantasy and high adventure.
Set in a world similar to our Middle Ages, in a land called Agontica (a full-color map is available for download from the Author’s web-site), the story is a Hero’s Journey—a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual one—with all the archetypal, symbolic elements: the Hero (the bastard Prince Ledarrin), the Antagonist (Mathagel), the Mentor, etc.
Simply put, the story has all the ingredients of a blockbuster epic: loyalty, intrigue, betrayal, war, survival, magic… At the same time, though, it is more than that: in this book you will also find history, theology, ethics, and politics. Which is something that adds a lot of value to the book and encourages the reader to think differently about life and the issues we deal with.
Rob Welch‘s review
Jan 22, 16
I enjoyed this book very much… the plot is quite engaging and the characterization is rich, which is all the more impressive as it is the author’s debut novel.
If you enjoy heroic fantasy fiction, I recommend this novel. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series when it is released.
Thanks for your support! I need and truly appreciate it! They’re not gonna replace Stephen King with me, so I NEED YOU. I’ll be doing a promo this weekend so please post the Amazon link or the book trailer to your Facebook or Tweeter account. Help me spread the word and get readers ready for Out of Oblivion.
“If writing a good book is like catching a fly with chopsticks, writing a great book is like catching a gnat with pool cues.” – Allen G. Bagby