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Synopsis

The people of Fellein have lived with legends for many centuries. To their far north, the Blasted Lands, a legacy of an ancient time of cataclysm, are vast, desolate and impassable, but that doesn't stop the occasional expedition into their fringes in search of any trace of the ancients who once lived there - and oft-rumoured riches. Captain Merros Dulver is the first in many lifetimes to find a path beyond the great mountains known as the Seven Forges and encounter, at last, the half forgotten race who live there. And it would appear that they were expecting him. As he returns home, bringing an entourage of the strangers with him, he starts to wonder whether his discovery has been such a good thing. For the gods of this lost race are the gods of war, and their memories of that far-off cataclysm have not faded.

"Seven Forges by James A. Moore is one of those epic fantasies with a mean looking hooded guy on the front cover. Don't let that fool you, because this is not a story about crooks, thieves or assassins skulking through the night. Seven Forges is a straight up epic fantasy full of intricate world building and populated with very competent warriors leaping around the place and cleaving monsters in half with very large swords. And that makes me happy." Ryan Lawler, Fantasy Book Review

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Reader reviews

from USA

9-stars

I loved this book! I have been reading fantasy novels ( and all its sub-genres ) for decades. Because of the sheer volume of fantasy I have read, I have become somewhat jaded and it has become increasingly difficult to impress me. However, Seven Forges did impress me... a lot! Great characters, several plot twists, and the world building was accomplished as the story progressed, not dedicated to what tends to be a very slow first hundred pages in most other fantasy novels. I finished this book and got right on line and ordered the next two in the series. I heartily recommend this book!

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