Crystal Fire by R.L. Kiser
Tales of the Crystal
What do a beautiful, buxom, veil dancer in the southern desert, a besotted drunk on the docks of the coast, and a tired, bent old woodsman miles from civilization have in common? They are all still smarting from the devastation of the last battle from using the most horrible of weapons, and they must answer the call of the Crystal. The Crystal, formed centuries ago, comprised of thousand of souls, center of civilization, is under magical attack from unknown forces.
These three were once the best of the Crystal Warriors, implemental in the calling up of that horrible weapon, so devastated by its power and effect they scattered to the far ends of the earth. But now the urgency of the Crystal calls upon them to face their own personal demons, traverse vast distances against mystical forces not seen for centuries, and answer the call of the Crystal. They must unite and overcome the forces aligned against them in time to save the Crystal.
Tarina is a talented Crystal Seeress, known as Awiel of the Dance in her desert guise as a Veil Dancer. She is desert born with physical and crystal magic abilities equal to none.
Naomi is her fierce warrior woman companion, speechless by choice until she finds the man who killed the Crystal Seeress mistress she was sworn to protect and brutalized her.
Rowan is an old woodsman in a self-imposed exile. As the former Captain of the Crystal Warrior Elite he must reluctantly return and seek out the evil attacking the Crystal.
Macon a besotted drunk , who must bring himself back from despair to become the powerful Crystal Warrior he once was.
Many others, must overcome tremendous odds and long distances.
***** I love these characters! What makes this a fun read is the slightly flawed good guys, the babes with beauty, brains and brawn, and the magical characters Thisrena and Ith, the thnake that thpeaks with a lithp. Recommended reading. ·· J.D. King
**** This is a good story, full of magic and some very surprising characters and twists... Charming and mysterious characters, magical creatures, and not-so-perfect foes make this a fun read. ·· Patricia Hamill on Goodreads
**** I was intrigued with the story from the very beginning… R.L. Kiser has written chapter one so deftly to reel in readers’ curiosity to keep reading. Characterization is superb; both heroes and villains have flaws which also lead to humorous moments… the way the plot is developed is fresh, coupled with unpredictable and interesting twists. Kiser’s flawless writing style helps keep the plot tight throughout the story as well as maintain a good pacing. On the whole, a satisfying read and a great start for a series.·· Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
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About The Author...
R.L. Kiser is the author of the Tales of the Crystal trilogy, The Prophecy of Tara (A Mystical Fantasy), the Educated Injun series, and Exile-A SciFi Adventure, which received a five star review and made the first cut in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.
Born in Idaho, raised in Arizona, grew up in Los Angeles he's a Vietnam Veteran, been a musician, a Hollywood taxi driver, a computer programmer, a single parent, and ran his own Internet marketing business. He holds an associate's degree in computer science.
He's currently hiding in Sparks, Nevada with three computers, three bicycles, a recumbent trike, and an '02 Mercedes SUV (no, that does not stand for Small Ugly Vehicle) from the ATF, CIA, DEA, DMV, DOD, DOT, IRS, ONI, VFW, and FBI, but the NSA knows where he is.
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