Check out the first review on Amazon, by LM Stull:
Tarranau is the first book of a series by debut novelist, James Tallett. Epic fantasy is not a genre I read often, but I found the author did a good job of creating a story line that drew me in and kept me turning the page until the very end. His descriptions were eloquent and rich, and his characters entertaining. I very much look forward to his forthcoming books and continuing my journey through The Four Part Land.
Personally, since I only read it through a designer's eyes during copy-edit, I can't wait for my copy. Then I'll get to read it for fun!
For my newer readers, who have not seen the full cover art yet, here it is (a detailed close-up can be seen on my website):
Signed prints available: http://AidanaWillowRaven.imagekind.com/WillowRaven
I know it's weird, but I always think of Peter Pan when looking at this piece ... lol. I hope James and I will be teaming up for book two, Chloddio. In the meantime, let's read more from Tarranau's Amazon page:
The Four Part Land simmers with discontent, as old rivalries and ancient grudges bubble to the surface. The great kingdoms plot and scheme against one another, looking to use treachery to gain an advantage in the upcoming conflict. Some will succeed, and some will fail, but each kingdom dares against all comers. Into this cauldron of malice is thrust a young mage named Tarranau. Exiled from his home, ripped from his friends and family, he is forced to undertake a perilous journey across The Four Part Land, in answer to a goal he does not yet understand. Along the way he finds unexpected friends and implacable enemies, and has his eyes opened to a world more sinister than any he had imagined.
Editorial ReviewsAbout the Author
James Tallett is the author of a series of fantasy novels set in The Four Part Land. The first of these, Tarranau, will be published by Deepwood Publishing in Summer 2011. He also created the Splintered Lands anthology project, a shared world fantasy anthology. Quickly recruiting five different writers, over the course of several months James guided the birth of the Splintered Lands, a land full of kingdoms born anew, struggling to pull themselves out of a magical and natural apocalypse. During the days that James isn’t working on his writing, he’s putting the polishing touches on his MBA (specializing in entrepreneurship). He’s hoping to put it to good use in business soon enough (once he gets the ever elusive job of his dreams). James loves skiing and the outdoors, and if you can’t find him on the weekends, it’s because he’s skiing. And Fridays. And Mondays. And any other day he can squeeze it in. Outside of being addicted to going down snow at highway speeds, James combines his passion for hiking and travel with his writing by putting places he adores into his novels.
- Paperback: 388 pages
- Publisher: Deepwood Publishing (July 10, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982989407
- ISBN-13: 978-0982989401
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
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