The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

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RP Books & Audio, Feb 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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THE #1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AWARD-WINNING, BESTSELLING AUTHOR! After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. 

The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond. The one hope of the peoples of Ruin Mist was Queen Mother, the elf queen of old. She saw a way out of everlasting darkness, a path that required the union of the divided peoples. And so it began.

Don't miss the other Ruin Mist books...

Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches #1, 2, 3, 4:
Winds of Change
Seeds of Dissent
Pawn of Dragons
Tower of Destiny

In the Service of Dragons #1, 2, 3, 4:
A Clash of Heroes
A Dance of Swords
A Storm of Shields
A Reign of Dragons

Guardians of the Dragon Realms #1, 2:
The Dragon, the Wizard & the Great Door
A Legacy of Dragons

Dragons of the Hundred Worlds #1,2:
Breath of Fire
Living Fire

A Daughter of Kings #1, 2, 3, 4:

Magic Lands
Journey Beyond the Beyond
Into the Stone Land


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Self published, poorly written, bad illustrations. - Goodreads
Also the writing wasn't worth the money. - Goodreads
The maps and illustrations are unremarkable. - Goodreads

Review: The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches (Keeper Martin's Tales #1)

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One need venture no further than the "Look Inside" feature on Amazon to know that Robert Stanek's "Keeper Martin's Tales #1" is NOT on par with Tolkien, Rowling or any other prolific author whatsoever ... Read full review

Review: The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches (Keeper Martin's Tales #1)

User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

I'm all for self-published authors, so it's not really politically or aesthetically pleasant for me to beat up on a guy who's just trying to make it. That said, this text could really use an editor ... Read full review


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Robert Stanek is a dad, husband and author. Robert Stanek finished his first novel in 1986 and has been writing several books a year ever since. Today, he has over 150 published books, which have been read by millions of people around the world. Robert Stanek's books have received many awards for excellence and outstanding contributions to the writing community. Dubbed 'A Face Behind the Future' in the 1990's by The Olympian, he's been helping to shape the future of the written word for nearly two decades. In his fiction writing, Robert Stanek transports readers to imagined worlds, including stories that take place in Ruin Mist and a BIG little place called Bugville. When Robert Stanek brought Ruin Mist to audio in 2005, the books catapulted to #1 on Audible for FOURTEEN consecutive weeks and then stayed on the Kids & YA Top 10 for the next THREE YEARS.

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