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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
In the captivating fantasy story, The First Ring Bearers by N.A. Turner, a shepherd finds magical stones and embarks on a worldwide mission to seek bearers of his magical rings. Cartius notices shining lights coming from a cave on a mountain while taking care of his flock. He finds stones which he eventually forges into one powerful ring. Not wanting to be corrupted by his newly-found power and burdened by the responsibility of protecting the world by himself, he forms rings that can control the earth’s seven elements. He sets out on a quest to find seven ring-bearers from different continents who can share his power. He first meets Sigurd, a young man eager to learn from Cartius, who becomes the first ring bearer. Still, Cartius must figure out a way to protect the bearers from possibly destroying themselves due to their fallibility.
The First Ring Bearers by N.A. Turner is an insightful story that examines human character and explores human beings’ tendency to be corrupted by power. As the lead character, Cartius is a fitting depiction of a person who is aware of his weaknesses and protects himself from them. The story is a remarkable demonstration of how greed can destroy a person and the world around them. I found each quest to find a suitable bearer of each element engrossing. I was fascinated by the differences between the magical world and the human world as well as each character’s cultural background. There are also many tense, absorbing scenes that arise as evil tries to overcome good. The First Ring Bearers by N.A. Turner is a compelling short story with important lessons. Highly recommended to all readers.