#Review: Shadow Swarm – D. Robert Pease
From the moment Aberthol Nauile awakened in a darkened crypt, he knew his life would take a different turn. His memories were full of fuzzy remnants of the past, and he can’t quite recall what he was meant to do. Deep inside, he knows his life has a purpose, though he’s not sure as to what it truly is. Still, he’s determined in setting all wrongs to right, or die trying.
When the object of Aberthol’s affections goes missing, he soon realizes that the enemy’s plans are not quite what he expected them to be. If he’s to succeed in thwarting the Swarm’s plans, he’ll need to familiarize himself with the past once more. To do that, he has to forge new friendships along the way in the hopes of gleaning insight into the Swarm’s patterns. Granted, not everyone is willing to give him the time of day, but he refuses to allow Elise to come to further harm.
Determined to make good on his convictions, Aberthol looks deep within himself for the answers to the questions in his mind. He knows he needs to see the bigger picture. To heal the land of the ravages of war. The Swarm will stop at nothing until it devours the realm itself. To fight the unknown, he must believe in himself and the legacy he was bequeathed. Only then, can he rid the land of the oncoming darkness bent on wreaking havoc wherever it can.
I’ve been a fan of D’s work from the moment I met him and read his middle-grade story, Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble. D has a way of spinning a story that engrosses you from the moment you begin reading. Shadow Swarm is no exception. We’re thrust smack-dab into the chaotic life of Aberthol Nauile, a king who’s come back to the living with no clue of who or what he was before. He’s a man who must find it within himself to reconcile his uncertainties in order to save those he loves.
Aberthol has shown that he’ll do everything possible to cleanse the realm of the impending darkness. The Swarm has to be stopped, no matter the cost. Granted, he’s not sure if he’ll succeed, at first, but it’s endearing to see how far he’s come by the time the book ends. He’s a man that stands by his convictions, and will see to it that things get done. A truly enjoyable story, Shadow Swarm is sure to pull you in just as it did me. I look forward to more of D’s future stories. He’s one to keep an eye on!
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About the book: Aberthol Nauile doesn’t know that he once led legions in a war that raged since the dawn of time, against an enemy that cannot be killed. He doesn’t know that he rode on a dragon with his father, and saw his mother die while giving birth to him. He doesn’t know that he once saved his great, great, great grandfather by defeating the black enemy on the slopes of a volcano. Aberthol doesn’t know that he beheld the creation of the world, as his grandfather eight generations before took the planet ravaged by a war of the gods and began anew. All he knows is that he awoke in a coffin in a tomb, and now the whole world thinks he is their savior. All he really wants to know is his name, and why he keeps hearing voices in his head.Get Shadow Swarm through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
About the author: D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn’t been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer’s Sirens. It’s not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters he brings to life.
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