Waiting Game

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Mirror Images Publishing, Apr 6, 2012 - Fiction - 172 pages
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Tale One of the Shade Chronicles:

Doljinaar. Kingdom of might and stone. One name is whispered upon the lips of every man, woman or child old enough to know fear. An assassin lives among them. A foreigner born of a far off dark land and yet lies as close as their shadows. An assassin that goes by the name of Shade... It has been many long years since Shade left the black forests of his people, the Dark Elves, where he was trained among the ranks of the Unseen. He has grown rich and powerful in the world of men, feeding off mankind's compulsion for spilling its own blood. His name has become like a cold wind slipping in through the night, but even he tires of his own legend and yearns for a challenge... And so when Shade was offered a job that could mean his own downfall, he did not hesitate to accept. He would strike at the crimelord of the Kurn underground. In one bold stroke he would make himself an enemy of his own dark underworld. Has he finally found a worthy enemy or will this contract be his last?

 

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Bland fantasy. Just a bunch of fight sequences stuck together. The protagonist is a dark elf assassin, the best there is, so good in fact that he's bored and trying to find a real challenge.
He's
able to take on anything and everything except the undead but the book has a deus-ex-machina to fix that.
The tale is basically a western: the hero travels to a city to kill someone, kills some people along the way (and has trouble with the undead), gets to the city announces he's going to kill the big boss, kills everyone the boss sends to kill him and then kills the big boss.
 

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Awesome book and cool Dark Elves! Lots of action! Best names and fight scenes I've seen in years. Very cool and vivid book. I'd recommend this book to teenagers like me who just want a lot of action. The illustrations are great too!

Contents

Chapter Two
9
Chapter Three
20
Chapter Four
28
Chapter Five
37
Chapter Six
45
Chapter Seven
55
Chapter Eight
64
Chapter Nine
77
Chapter Thirteen
115
Chapter Fourteen
121
Chapter Fifteen
129
Chapter Sixteen
137
Chapter Seventeen
146
Other Tales
151
Shade II Excerpt
152
Come Explore Our World
165

Chapter Ten
88
Chapter Eleven
98
Chapter Twelve
108
About the Authors
166
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

J. L. Ficks began his mad wandering spending his childhood years day-dreaming and staring out classroom windows. He met his co-author J. E. Dugue in the 3rd grade, who joined him in his wistful wanderlust when the unlikely pair first dreamed up the massive fantasy world of Covent. J. L. graduated from Illinois State University whom he tricked into handing him a degree in English Studies. He worked as a freelance writer and ghostwriter for six years until he decided he didn't like writing other people's stuff. J. L. Ficks now works as a catastrophe adjuster. He spends weeks sifting through the wreckage of tornadoes, hurricanes and the like, helping people rebuild their lives. In his off duty periods, he pours more time into his writing, inflating his fantasy world into the most monstrously overblown fantasy world in literary history. J. L.'s unique mixture of experiences has granted him a cataclysmic perspective for life-shattering events and an odd obsession with rooftops, where his wife has found him writing from time to time. J. L. Ficks and J. E. Dugue have spent over 20 years pouring their thoughts, love and imaginations into the world of Covent, which has yet to play its best cards. He is married to his lovely wife of thirteen years and enjoys playing with his incredible son and adorable daughter.

J. L. Ficks began his mad wandering spending his childhood years day-dreaming and staring out classroom windows. He met his co-author J. E. Dugue in the 3rd grade, who joined him in his wistful wanderlust when the unlikely pair first dreamed up the massive fantasy world of Covent. J. L. graduated from Illinois State University whom he tricked into handing him a degree in English Studies. He worked as a freelance writer and ghostwriter for six years until he decided he didn't like writing other people's stuff. J. L. Ficks now works as a catastrophe adjuster. He spends weeks sifting through the wreckage of tornadoes, hurricanes and the like, helping people rebuild their lives. In his off duty periods, he pours more time into his writing, inflating his fantasy world into the most monstrously overblown fantasy world in literary history. J. L.'s unique mixture of experiences has granted him a cataclysmic perspective for life-shattering events and an odd obsession with rooftops, where his wife has found him writing from time to time. J. L. Ficks and J. E. Dugue have spent over 20 years pouring their thoughts, love and imaginations into the world of Covent, which has yet to play its best cards. He is married to his lovely wife of thirteen years and enjoys playing with his incredible son and adorable daughter.

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