#Review: The Legend Of The Dwarf- Kate Bloom
From the moment she was born, Ever has been told about her people’s solitary and secret existence. Part of her detests the fact that she must uphold her people’s continued existence, though she will never openly admit such a fact to anyone. Determined to make sense of the secrets that surround her, she soon embarks on a journey that takes her to the far reaches of the realm itself. Surrounded by a rag-tag group of people she meets along the way, she vows to set all wrongs to right, hoping to take down the evil sorcerer, once and for all. Doing so will take all she and the others have to give. Nevertheless, they’re willing to try, or die trying in the process.
Kate Bloom offers the reader a unique look into the lore surrounding the elusive dwarves and the myriad of races that inhabit the world that surrounds them. This is a race who’s kept to the shadows, hoping survive the onslaught of a battle that almost brought them to extinction. We meet the beautiful Ever, precocious and inquisitive, who’s determined in bringing her friends and beloved race what little hope remains. The task she’s set for herself is difficult, but she refuses to sit on the sidelines while the world crumbles around her.
I’ve enjoyed immensely the way Kate brings about her beautiful storytelling. Little by little, we meet the elves, dragons, humans, and other various races that inhabit Ever’s world. Good and bad, darkness and light, they all clash in such a way that you’re drawn into the chaos that surrounds each and every one of these characters. They all have secrets, yet they’re all determined in coexisting in the hopes of bringing order to their lives and the realm in which they live.
The vivid pictures Kate paints throughout the story itself makes it possible for the reader to envision the unique environments within the world she’s created. Every step each character takes draws the reader deeper into their secrets and plights. Despite the fact that so many uncertainties and differences exist amongst themselves, Ever and her friends refuse to back down from the fight ahead of them. They’re willing to take the chance in making the realm a better place. A delightful start to such an engrossing story, The Legend Of The Dwarf is a book you’ll find yourself unable to put down until you get to the very end.
Ever Trollkiller is a young dwarf, twenty-three years old, who had lived her entire life in an isolated cave far away from the dwarven kingdom. She lives with twelve other dwarves who have raised her in complete isolation, keeping the surviving dwarves a secret from the rest of the word. They hide from Terrisino, the Great and Evil Sorcerer, who demolished their kingdom a quarter century ago. But when Ever accidentally meets an elf, she decides that she is no longer satisfied with the stories she hears from her clan. She decides to seek out the mysterious elf so that he might show her the world.
But it isn’t long before she realizes that the freedom of the world and the future of the races of elves, men, and dragons will soon end like the dwarven race. Orcs run rampant in the land, killing innocents and plundering the villages. Strange creatures are given rise as they bring death to those who dare harbor the dwarf that they seek. Evil men lie in wait till they might strike. And each of them is allied under Terrisino himself.
The stories of hope reach Ever. The stories of legends that all center around one strange dwarf who is destined to defeat Terrisino and ensure the freedom to the world. Convinced that she is the dwarf of legend, she unites with the unlikely company of men, sorcerers, elves, and dragons to save the races and discover who she is.
About The Author:
Kate Bloom is a tenacious and edgy millennial with a BS in English and history, giving her a knack for story-telling. As a fantasy writer, her mind is constantly running wild in fictional worlds, such as that of her first project, Alice in Dreamland (kindle2016). Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1994, and where she has lived her entire life, Kate found the dry dessert scenery to grow tiresome to look at. She found her escape in the fantastical worlds that played out in her head. She has fallen in love with the idea of putting those worlds in print so that everyone else might see those worlds as well.
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