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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Book Review - Inis Emain Ablach Book Four of The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo by Marshall Best

Book Review
Inis Emain Ablach
Book Four of The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo
by Marshall Best
About the Author
Marshall BestMarshall Best is an avid reader, father of six and business owner. In the past several years he has found his love of writing as well. What began as a desire to write a story for his children has evolved into a nine book series. 

Marshall has done extensive research into the history behind the legends, people and places of England, Scotland and Ireland involved in his books. He loves being able to weave real people and legends into his stories making them come alive. He is definitely a writer that tends to the details often mapping out timetables, calendars, geneologies, etc. that pertain to his book to ensure that it is as realistic as possible.  

Marshall also enjoys putting real life issues into his books, delving into a bit of philosophy while entertaining with orcs, dragons, magic and battles. He is someone who loves a grand adventure but makes sure it's not a shallow one. 

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Book Description
In 50 B.C. Guiamo Durmius Stolo finds himself victor over the detested Fomori whose leader, Cichol, is slain and those few who survived are scattered. Guiamo explores the secret places where Cichol kept his most important secrets and discovers there the treasures of Cichol's master, the goddess Domnu. 

Combining legitimate legends with actual historical events, Marshall Best weaves an epic story that portrays the ancient world as it might have been, a world which the ancient historians recorded as fact; a time when gods ruled the earth and strange creatures dominated the land. It is the era of civilized conquerors exploring distant and primitive new lands. Scant recordings left to us today by ancient writers only touch on the fringe of the fantastic and brutal reality that existed in those distant lands of the west. Into this age, young Guiamo enters the world stage as the great game-changer, and by his hand the gods and beasts become destined to disappear into myth and legend

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Other books in the Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo 
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Guiamo (Book 1)
A historical fantasy series which starts in 60 B.C. and spans hundreds of years covering many of the historical legends, myths, battles and people of England, Scotland and Ireland. It is the story of young Guiamo Durmius Stolo, abandoned at the age of 10. Through the kindness and wisdom of others, his inventive and courageous spirit and a gift from the god Mars, Guiamo will change the world. 

Guiamo Book One - In 60 B.C., ten-year-old Guiamo Durmius Stolo, an exceptionally gifted Roman orphan, is abandoned in Gaul . Left to fend for himself, Guiamo is set onto a path of legend. Recognized by the gods as having world-changing talents, he is given a weapon that changes his destiny and the world's forever. 

Guiamo Durmius Stolo sails in 55 B.C. with Rome's 7th Legion as Julius Caesar invades Britain. But Caesar has not before encountered the Fomori, a dominion of wicked creatures which wage war against the human inhabitants and dominate much of Britain. Armed with his god-made spear, Guiamo joins with the tribal kings against their Fomori foe when Caesar departs.

Having destroyed the Fomori in Britain , Guiamo Durmius Stolo decides in 51 B.C. to bring the Cruthin people, once slaves to the Fomori, to Ireland , but encounters the Fomori who reside there as well. Guiamo discovers that the gods venerated by the Druids are unworthy. The gods are displeased with him and begin to work against him. 

Our Book Review
The fourth instalment in an excellent series which I totally enjoyed, praise to the author.

The author springs yet more surprises and again shows expert research and intense historic knowledge.

Our hero is now facing even more challenges, both from the creatures that want to destroy him and the jealousy from the Druids which could ultimately damage his reputation.

The real challenge for him is when he finds 4 volumes of ancient writing and in his quest to decipher them he realises that  the teachings could have a massive impact on the life's of everyone and then discovers the treasures of Cichol.

The author brings all the previous books together in an excellent manner, the story is not as exciting as the last three but is much more philosophic especially when Guiamo is transcribing the lost volumes and gives us a different view point to Genesis from the bible.

The writer is always making the reader believe they are along side the characters with his descriptive writing style and enjoyable mythical creatures and the challenges from the gods.

A superb series of books which will appeal  to anyone who has an interest in mythology with a lot of twists and turns which add flavour and substance.

I always enjoy novels when an author has taken care and really believes in what he is writing about and this shines through in an abundance in all of his stories.

This series of books will enchant and enthrall readers across all ages and make excellent reading for a bedtime story to create magical dreams.

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Sharon x

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  1. I am a book series junkie!! Going to check this out. looks like a great read especially until my tv shows come on again.

  2. this sounds like a book my husband would enjoy reading.

  3. Sounds interesting - I love that he has combined legends with actual history


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