Prophecy of the Guardian

Not darkness, not light, perhaps something in between, and is claimed by the darkness… as theirs. Though being saved by the light, that which is saved must in turn save the world.

One man’s choice to love a son… a son that is not really his. A legacy, a Nasharin legacy, is truly dying out. It is the father’s hope that the legacy will live on in this baby. Though the baby does not really belong to him, he believes. As the baby grows into a young man, father and son will stand together in battle. The father will teach and the son will experience lessons that test his wills. Strength, maybe even his level of light against his level of darkness, is tested. They are not on the side of the dark and they are not on the side of the light. Therefore, they belong to neither and they are feared by all. It is that which is not understood completely that is feared the very most.

This choice, a choice to save a baby and to love that child will one day be questioned. Many will be massacred with the very survival of that one, the one that is deemed the guardian. The one to save the world.

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I absolutely loved reading this series. When I first read Prophecy of the Guardian it was a five book epic fantasy series. At that time I wrote reviews for each book individually. It is now available on Amazon as a trilogy, three books in one. Prophecy of the Guardian/The Coming of the Light/Piercing the Darkness set. It is presented as one book so I am going to narrow my review to a solid review for the entire series.

This epic fantasy is action packed, all the way through. Definitely a power house for fantasy lovers. It has plenty of dark magic, tons of bloody battles, and even some seductive tones.

The chosen one faces his destiny with tribulations that at times favor Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad. While reading I also felt it resembled Lord of the Rings especially due to its epic length. I can not stress enough how well detailed the story and characters are. Nothing is ever lost in the pages. The timeline is incredible and every aspect continues to build. Wonderful and fascinating!

It is involving, meeting the chosen one as a baby, watching him grow as a young boy into an adolescent, learning to fight, learning who he is, and learning to love. There are many secrets that unfold and characters to meet along the way. From witches to elves, to gnomes and trolls there is sorcery and magic around every turn. The creatures met along the way are descriptively colorful and incredibly likable. Even the darker ones! Well, there are some gross ones too as I think of it. You’ll see!

As a side note, J.W. Baccaro does not hold back in his details of war and how brutal the effects are on the people and the land. He sets his world in a beautiful background, so exquisite and then details the destruction during bloodshed and battle.

I’m usually not into a lot of battle stuff. This series however carried so much with it, more than just a battle book. The action was absolutely a big part of the story and without it, the fantasy would not be the epic level that it is, of course! But, there is also the magical side, the mythical and mysterious wonderment. The creatures are so desirable and they stayed with me as I read the story. The colors of the world are so vivid. And actually the magical aspects are my favorite parts of all.

How it made me feel.

The first time I read the first book of this series was back in 2011. I had just started reviewing. A paperback copy came to me in the mail. It was absolutely thrilling to get that package. At the time I had been suffering from depression and my father had died and I was still grieving. I needed something to shift my thoughts. Reading was what I needed. I could not have picked a better book to read. It was fun, accelerating, thrilling and so freaking magical. I loved it and I loved how it lifted me out of my low place. I had drifted into the fantasy of the book and out of my sorrow. And, for me that rocks! I believe that is what makes a book wonderful when it takes you away from reality and you can not stop reading the pages.

Since first reading his series,  Jason and I have chatted a little back and forth. He has written guest posts and interviews with me. He is a wonderful human being with a big heart. I am certainly a fan of the man and he is on my favorite authors list. I hope he writes a lot more fantasy novels. Currently, I’m reading The Tree of Damnation and part of me wants to say, it is even better than the first!

This is a great epic fantasy series and I highly recommend this to everyone especially those that love battles, magic and all that goes into beautifully descriptive fantasy worlds. Prophecy of the Guardian is for mature reading and Tree of Damnation is adult reading.

About the Author

J.W. Baccaro is the author of the Guardian Series and the Tree of Damnation. In his free time, he enjoys literature—fiction and non-fiction, playing electric guitar, and thinking how to intertwine his thoughts about the world’s myths, legends and distinct truths into his next novel. He is a lover of animals and loves to hear from his readers. Feel free to email him at jwbaccaro@yahoo.com He lives in upstate NY with his wife Melissa, his son Alexander, his German Shepherd and his two cats.

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Everything Under The Sun and Book Giveaway!


This is my stop during the blog tour for Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 30 July till 12 August. See the tour schedule here.

Everything Under the Sun
By Jessica Redmerski
Genre: Dystopian/ Post apocalyptic
Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult/ Adult
Pages: 683 pages
Release Date: 28 August 2017

Blurb:
Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.

Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?

You can find Everything Under the Sun on Goodreads

You can buy Everything Under the Sun here on Amazon

 

About the Author:
Jessica Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, international bestseller, and award winner, who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. Her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, has been optioned for television and film by actor and model William Levy.
She also writes as J.A. Redmerski.

You can find and contact Jessica here:
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Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Everything Under the Sun. 3 winners will each win a signed paperback copies of Everything Under the Sun, along with signed bookmarks and postcards (United States and Canada only).

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Prophecy of the Guardian: The Complete Trilogy

Prophecy of the Guardian
by J.W. Baccaro

Product details

  • File Size: 2023 KB
  • Print Length: 2173 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: July 15, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01IKMV4I6

J.W.Baccaro, Three Books in One Volume: Prophecy of the Guardian/The Coming of the Light/Piercing the Darkness

Not darkness, not light, perhaps something in between, and is claimed by the darkness…as theirs. Though being saved by the light, that which is saved must in turn save the world.

Darshun Luthais has never experienced the Nasharin Frenzy—the unbending will to challenge a stronger opponent, no matter the cost. He doesn’t know what he will transform into, has never bonded with an elemental crystal and has never seen any of the unearthly creatures his father talks about. Even though he’s an infant in Nasharin years, his life consists of nothing but constant training, striving to unlock the sleeping power his so-called accursed race is born with.

But all that changes when he is pursued by a Dream Assassin in the dead of night. What he witnesses will forever change his outlook on life, and lead him on a quest seemingly impossible to complete.

Tree of Damnation comes after the trilogy Prophecy of the Guardian, all books authored by J.W. Baccaro.  Read the wonderful guest post from J.W. Baccaro at Willowbeithe with author Q&A.