The Shadow of the Revenaunt Book 3

Fiction - Fantasy - General
380 Pages
Reviewed on 11/18/2014
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Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite

Ordelanden: The Shadow of the Revenaunt by Paul E. Horsman is the third book in the Shadow of the Revenaunt series; an epic good versus evil fantasy involving gallantry, magic, priests, and and divine intervention. The story picks up with King Ghyllander trying to stick to his word of commitment to his expectant wife, Keri, that he would be there for her when she gives birth. With Ghyll being the Champion of the Gods, that commitment gets tougher and tougher as situations arise that require his personal attention. Aided by his close friend and spy, Zithir, are his group of ever growing squires. Between his squires acting in his name without his knowledge, Ghyll is beside himself as events unfold, from liberating mines from the grasp of the evil of Dar’khamorth’s influence, to uncovering plots of murder, deceit and usurpation. Can Zethir’s friendship with a crippled boy make a difference?

Mr. Horsman’s work has strong dialog, colorful and diverse characters that are loyal, believable, and with senses of humor that will tickle your funny bone. Even while shifting his scenes, Paul gives us a feeling of the good king’s sense of urgency of both the enemy and his commitment to his wife. Being a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien myself, I see similarities in his writing style as regards to how he is able to move the story along, even though the characters have been separated. The author does his work justice, with an emulation of some of the things that Tolkien did. This story is full of action and magic, with unlikely heroes stepping into the spotlight. They add to a continually growing team of protagonists that will keep you guessing. It is not hard to find yourself caught up in this story… especially when you fall in love with the characters of Ordelanden.

Janelle Fila

Ordelanden (The Shadow of the Revenaunt Book 3) by Paul E. Horsman is a young adult fantasy that is the third book in the series. Ghyll is now king, but instead of peace he hears reports of monstrous wolves and giant birds attacking his kingdom. And his people demand that he take action to resolve this threat. Olle's estates are smack dab in the middle of the wolf populated lands. But he soon discovers that wolves aren't the only threat to the kingdom. The king’s trusted spy, Zethir, withholds a dark secret. He battles the Dar’khamorth assassins who threaten to overtake the palace, but the darkness in his mind is threatening to overtake him. When Torril, the royal squire, disappears and the ruler of an allied kingdom is murdered, war looks imminent. But Ghyll is distracted as his wife suffers pregnancy complications. What will happen to the kingdom? Who will live...and who will die?

This is a fully rewritten and expanded 2nd edition that contains over 60 percent more story lines and more characters. This is an epic story with numerous different story lines that intermingle and twist and turn. There are a number of subplots and minor characters and readers will follow them all on incredible and dangerous journeys. Some are dark and scary while others relate back to the castle and the threat against the kingdom. They are all grandly written and show a love and passion for this genre that fans will appreciate and enjoy.