The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches (Keeper Martin's Tales #1)
Bestselling Series! Over 1,000,000 Ruin Mist books sold! #1 Fiction Bestseller.
Audience: Young Adult.
The journey begins! The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches is a refreshingly unique fantastic adventure where its only limits are the limits of your imagination. Inside you'll discover the breathtaking world of Ruin Mist where the mystical and the magical abound.
To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that few could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond. The one hope of the peoples of Ruin Mist was Queen Mother, the elf queen of old. She saw a way out of everlasting darkness, a path that required the union of the divided peoples.
This powerful fantasy novel will delight the young and the young at heart. Inside, you'll discover the breathtaking world of Ruin Mist where the mystical and the magical abound, and you'll fall in love with three heroes: a boy who would become a mage, a princess who is fleeing a dying kingdom, and a warrior elf who undertakes an epic journey.
Three heroes set out on an epic journey of discovery only to find that at the end of their journey nothing is what they thought it was and that their world and themselves are undergoing a transformation that will change everything. Survival in a changing world depends on their ability to adapt and if they fail, their world and everything they believe in will perish.
About the Author
Robert Stanek is a dad, husband and author. Robert Stanek finished his first novel in 1986 and has been writing several books a year ever since. Today, he has over 150 published books, which have been read by millions of people around the world. Robert Stanek's books have received many awards for excellence and outstanding contributions to the writing community.
Praise for Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist...
"A breathtaking world and an excellent epic fantasy series! This wonderful adventure reminds me of a cross between J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Tad Williams, and C. S. Lewis."
"Stanek's [has] a penchant for clear and simple prose. He also prefers swift, action-oriented scenes. Solidly built. Stanek moves among his main characters with ease, always switching at a climactic moment to maintain suspense. The accessible, brisk language keeps things moving."
"Sure to attract fans of graphic novels and classic Tolkien alike. Stanek will likely draw a cult following. This guarantees fans, and those fans will be ready to wield their swords against the Dark Lord in Stanek's next installment."
-- VOYA, the leading magazine for YA librarians
-- The Complete Idiots Guide to Elves and Fairies
-- Ancient Art of Faery Magick
"Recommended reading. "
"Word of mouth turned it into a bestseller. Very satisfying."
-- The Fantasy Guide
Achievements for Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist books...
#1 Fiction, Audible (12 weeks, 2005)
Top 50 Sci-fi/Fantasy, Amazon (26 weeks, 2002)
Top 10 Fiction, Audible (25 weeks, 2005)
Top 50 Fiction, Audible (52 weeks, 2005-2006)
Top 10 Kids & YA, Audible (180 weeks, 2005-2007)
#1 Featured Book Audible June-July 2005
Featured in Cover Story, Publisher's Weekly (2009)
Featured in VOYA (2007)
Featured in Complete Idiots Guide to Elves and Fairies (2005)
Featured in Ancient Art of Faery Magick (2005)
Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers (2005, 2008)
Top 10 Recommended Author -- SciFi Bookcase (2004 - 2012)
Top 10 Book -- SciFi Bookcase (2004 - 2012)
Top 20 Author -- RateItAll (2005 - 2012)
A Top 100 Fantasy -- The Fantasy 100 (2005 - 2007)
Robert Stanek and his books also have been in:
The Journal of Electronic Defense
The Publisher's Weekly Cover Story
The Parenting Magazine
School Library Journal
The News Tribune
- Author: Robert Stanek
- Publication Date: 2013-11-26
- Publisher: RP Books
- Product Group: eBooks
- Manufacturer: RP Books
- Binding: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
- ASIN: B004GXB2E0
- The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches II (Keeper Martin's Tales #2)
- The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches III (Keeper Martin's Tales #3)
- The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches IV (Keeper Martin's Tales #4)
- In the Service of Dragons (In the Service of Dragons #1)
- Complete In the Service of Dragons (The Complete Series Omnibus)