A Prophecy's Truth: Legend and Myth Kindle Edition
The Realms of Erin’tarr...
In the time when the dragons roam and the wardogs rage, the elemental light of Enarie has awoken and the race to find it begins.
But where in the six realms is it?
Ava of Elliedew...
Ava has a secret; one that will condemn her to death if the villagers find out.
While she enjoys a semblance of peace in her secluded Elliedew home, the burden of trying to hide the secret begins to tear her mind apart.
Reflections and dreams are no longer safe and leaving the Elliedew in search of answers may be her only choice. However, the realms beyond her little home are frightfully dangerous. There are many creatures that, if tales are to be believed, will gleefully hunt and kill an unarmed girl.
Ava knows fear only too well, but courage . . . is that beyond her grasp?
Rharn of the Kyra...
Summoned by the griffin-wizard, Rharn agrees to undertake a quest; track down the Enarie Light and bring it to Tellus Deeth.
With the rest of the Kyra at his back, the mission seems simple enough. After all, the realms of Eirn’tarr hold no terror they’ve not faced before . . . or so Rharn thought.
Little is he prepared when, upon meeting Ava, his duty is tested in the form of desire. However, he is an immortal warrior who lives by the sword. He does not submit to emotion!
With only the Kyra and one would-be knight standing between her freedom and the demons of Raggoth, will Ava survive the arduous journey to find the answers she so desperately seeks? And will she ever see her beloved Elliedew again?
If you like the romance of old-school fantasy, then you'll love this high-stakes magical adventure of good Vs. evil by author A.D. Broadby
Praise for Book 1 of the Legend and Myth Series...
"This was a great start to a series. The world building was great, and I really enjoyed getting to know these characters. It left me wanting more." - Goodreads Reviewer
"As a lover of the fantasy genre, my imagination was completely captured within this beautiful world. Congratulations to A.D. Broadby." - Booksprout Reviewer
"Good fantasy, first book full of action, plot, and romance in a world full of dragons and more." - Goodreads Reviewer
"I love the way the author writes. It made me feel as if I was part of the story, as if I was living in this wonderful new world she has created." - Booksprout Reviewer
"The characters are well-drawn and complex, and very likable, displaying both light and shade." - Booksprout Reviewer
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- ASIN : B08GQ7BHF9
- Publisher : A.D. Broadby (25 August 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 1632 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 338 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0648520358
- Best Sellers Rank: 518,327 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Legend and Myth is a "Chosen One" story about a girl named Ava who is perfect and everyone loves her and conflict doesn't exist between her and the Kyra - Seven protectors of winged immortal and perfect creatures known as Farrion. Ava has the Enarie light, a beacon of light in times of darkness.
The story revolves around her discovery of said power and the Kyra, along with a boy named Beladon adventuring through the Land of Men to get Ava to safety while being chased by the bad guys, Broge and his war dogs who do the bidding of Norak - a bad guy who is darkness and other fantasy cliches.
The writing itself starts of bad, whoever did the editing needs to do a better job because it was disjointed and nonsensical. For example:
"The presence of this wolf was like no other. He was big! And his eyes were unusual wolf eyes." - A wolf wouldn't have any other eyes.
"To the immortal magic that understood it, unlike the wolf, this silence held an eerie sound." - Silence can't have a sound.
"“The eyes were blue, a deep greying blue that looked like the coldest frost of winter.”
Were they blue or deep greying blue? Could probably just skip the "blue" part and say they were a deep grey blue instead.
Another example is when Lae'Lora died, it was mentioned the other dragons were approaching the dead body and then 2 sentences later it was repeated about approaching the body.
These are some examples I noted. There are others but it is mostly just an editing thing. I understand what Broadby was trying to get across for the most part.
There are some notable spelling mistakes.
Another issue I take with it is that the characters all tend to have to speak like Yoda and a lot of exclamation marks in what seem to be standard conversations.
The book itself is probably 100 pages too long. There are far too many repeated points, especially about how perfect Ava is or how perfect the Farrions are as warriors. There is no conflict between characters and any issues are resolved 2 pages later. It doesn't lead to much suspense or desire to continue reading.
The writing improves as the story goes on but, as mentioned above, it needs a good editor to go through it and remove the redundant and repeated statements that occur throughout the book.
I think the book is a decent debut that is rough around the edges but I think it would improve with better editing and removing 100 pages and just tighten up the interactions between characters to create a bit more conflict.