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A Chance Beginning: Shadow's Fire Book 1 (Dream Walker Chronicles Book 1) by [Christopher Patterson]

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"This is a fantasy story of depth, filled with a mystical, sprawling world that holds different kingdoms, an area of neutrality, massive forests and all kinds of human-like creatures.  The landscape is explained in detail, whether forest or sandy beaches, in a manner that allows the reader to feel present in the scenes. The characters are well developed to the point that the reader forms opinions on who is their favorite and who is the least." - Julia Picks 1 Blog

"This is the perfect book to add to your beach bag for summer reading.  The characters are fully developed and the story keeps you going.  But, put on the sunscreen as you may fall into the story and not realize how much time has passed." - Jennie Reads Blog

"Christopher Patterson's writing vocabulary is expansive, often using archaic language and symbolism to bring life to the story. His writing style is acutely descriptive - not only does he give a voice to his characters, but resonating sounds to his scenery as well. I enjoyed the book and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the trilogy." -5 Stars.Cheryl E. Rodriguez 

"I would recommend this to those who are looking for adventure, a new world filled with strange creatures, and many interesting characters." 5 stars. Nightmare Poet 
"Graphic battles, beautifully written descriptive narratives, all woven upon the word loom of Christopher Patterson." 5 stars. Blanche DuBois 

"Fantasy lovers, enter the world of A Chance Beginning.... Shadow's Fire deftly weaves a universe worth the price of admission. A true hero's journey, this tale of friendship, faith, and trials will leave you waiting for the sequel. If you loved LORD OF THE RINGS, this book sparks a similar flavor. Read it and see for yourself." Ashley Ludwig 

"Christopher Patterson was able to meet (and sometimes overreach!) each expectation to the fullest extent of excellence. This book is a treasure, a find, and you will be happy you decided to read it. I loved the struggles that each character had to endure while pursuing their own destiny. It gave me hope to realize that there are going to be battles, but there are also going to be victories. I laughed, I cried, and I was drawn into every word of the fantastic story Patterson so diligently laid out for the reader." 5 Stars. Reader's Favorite 

"A Chance Beginning is a highly engaging story with well-developed characters and a strong plot. Not only is the action well-paced, there is also plenty of depth to the emotions of the characters as they engage with all sorts of new people and different races." - 5 Star Review, Melinda Hills, Reader's Favorite 

"The story has been well developed. The characters all seem real and well portrayed and they progress along with the story. There is a lot of action in the story. A well executed fantasy story. I can't wait to see what the author will come up with in Book Two." - 5 Star Review, Mamta Madhavan, Reader's Favorite

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Erik Eleodum is a simple man. He's content farming his family's homestead in northern Háthgolthane and raising a family, like his father, for the rest of his life. Adventure is the last thing on his mind.
Erik's brother, Befel, and his cousin, Bryon, can't think of anything worse than farming for the rest of their lives. They want to be heroes. They want fame and fortune. They want to leave their families and go east to the country of Golgolithul where they are sure to find wealth and great adventure.
When these three young men leave their farmstead they discover the world is not so simple or easy. Fortune is laden with treachery, fame must be earned with blood, and adventures are rarely grand. The road eastward is hard. To get there, they must ultimately sell their swords and become friends with thieves, dwarves, soldiers, and mercenaries. They battle a band of ruthless slavers, slip past assassins, and experience the deadly consequences of black magic.
Will Erik be able to return to the simple life? Will he unwittingly become famous, rich, or a hero? Will he even survive?

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07N4DJXG3
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rabbit Hole Publishing (January 24, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 24, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2948 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 410 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 305 ratings

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Christopher Patterson grew up reading The Hobbit and wrote his first fantasy adventures on his grandmother's typewriter. Following a degree in creative writing, he has become an Amazon Best Seller of Fantasy, Christian, and Historical Fiction, crafting detailed worlds, characters you can believe in, and entertaining stories. He lives with his family in Arizona. You can learn more by visiting his website: https://www.christopher-patterson.com

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