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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hunt For The Star (Book 1 of the Eldon Archives) by Dane Richter-Review

Product Details

  •  Title: Hunt For The Star (Book 1 of the Eldon Archives)
  •  Author: Dane Richter
  • File Size: 972 KB
  • Print Length: 462 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BH1O3U4
  • FTC, FYI:  I received a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

Book Description

February 16, 2013

Edoria is at war. Artos Hestrom retreats back to his home town of Corsin where he is given the task of retrieving a powerful crystal called the Eldon Star. The ageing Artos uses lies and deceit to procure people to help him on the journey and the plight of a half-man, half-elf called Chet, provides the perfect cover. Artos' nephew, Ethan, freely volunteers to accompany him without knowing his true motives, but Ethan's death has been foreseen in a vision. Knowing that Ethan would certainly die if he continues on the journey, Artos must choose between the fate of his family and the fate of the world.

Standing in his way is the evil Sorcerer, Ruehl, who has waged war in Edoria with his blood-thirsty hordes of Kròkos. Ruehl uses his minions to relentlessly scour the land for the crystal. Betrayals, challenges and loss set up a final confrontation with the evil Sorcerer where there can be only one victor.
My Review:
 True Fantasy lovers are going to like this book. It has all of the elements in it to make a good story. The first few chapters have a slow start as characters and situations are introduced. After that, this novel takes off with a lot of action to move the story along. There is a great plot where the good guys, Ethan, Artos, and Keral are off to locate the Eldon Star, which is very powerful. If it falls into the wrong hands then their world will be doomed. Along the way they meet and travel with very interesting other species companions, like Chet, Oocha and Ryban. As they go along with their search, there are many battles with the Kro'kas and the Shenaar. There are some gruesome scenes, but nothing overly offensive. This quest leads up to a huge battle at the end that leaves you holding your breath as you read. 

This book is recommended for upper teens and adults. Fantasy lovers of books like Lord of the Rings will especially like reading Hunt for the Star.



 Purchase Hunt For The Star HERE!

Meet Author Dane Richter:


Born in 1981, Dane Richter spent his early life growing up on a farm located about an hour east of Perth, Western Australia. A love of Enid Blyton’s works first introduced him to the world of fantasy and adventure and with time, shifted to works by Tolkien, Feist and Tad Williams which opened a wider spectrum of the fantasy genre.
Although a deep-seeded passion for adventure and storytelling existed, during his high school years he had an aptitude for sport, excelling at track and field. Quickly rising up the ranks of Australia’s elite, he represented Australia in high jump at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 2000. He continued athletics for over a decade with personal bests of 2.19m in the high jump and 50.46s in the 400m hurdles and although he won numerous Australian national medals, a career dogged by injury saw him missing out on the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games.


Writing was a passion for Dane throughout his track and field career, beginning in 1999 and finishing the first draft of Hunt for the Star in 2003. With education and sport a primary focus, time afforded to writing was limited. Dane honed his skill over the next few years with affiliations to Tom Collins Writers House and the Speculative fiction group KSP Writers centre, whilst penning a sequel, Rise of the Deceiver.


Dane completed a Bachelor degree in Commerce majoring in Accounting and Marketing in 2003 and worked in coaching and education over the next ten years with a brief stint as a freelance writer in 2006, publishing 23 articles as a sports writer for the Perth metro and country based paper, Community News Group.


In 2011 Dane was introduced to Hal Colebatch – a contributing author to Larry Niven’s military sci-fi series, The Man-Kzin Wars. With Hal’s mentoring, Dane got his start with a small independent press who published the paperback version of Hunt for the Star in 2012. In 2013 Dane released the ebook, which is available on Amazon.


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