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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Review: Book of Aleth 2 - Revelation by Michael Duncan

Revelation: Book of Aleth, Part Two

"We have lost much of what we once were."

A new alliance...After escaping the dwarvish prison in Brekken Dahl, Aaron, Lorik, and two dwarves continue their quest to recover the Book of Aleth, now fallen into enemy hands. To avoid Therion's forces, the band forges deep under the shattered hills into long-forgotten passages, where foul creatures wait in the darkness.

An ancient prophecy...Although each step is fraught with danger and betrayal, the mission must succeed. The travelers encounter beings, both friend and foe, straight from myth and legend. And when a member of the group falls, a new ally of a race thought extinct joins the quest. In the ruins of Kellen Dahl, a discovery is made...to restore hope and a future a new protector must rise.


Having read the first book, I was very keen to read the second part of Michael Duncan's story, and it didn't disappoint. Picking up from where book one left off, this one continues Aaron's search for the Book of Aleth and the truth. With everything he had been told from childhood, turned on its head, Aaron's journey is as much one of faith and discovery as anything else.

Full of elves, dwarves and all the elements you'd normally find in fantasy, Mr. Duncan has woven a modern day Tolkien-esque story that I couldn't put down. Hooked from the first word, easily visualised each word leaps from the page with such clarity I didn't want it to end.

If you love Tolkien you really don't want to miss this one.

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Michael has spent more than 20 years preaching and teaching God's Word. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Rev. Duncan entered into public ministry and has served in four churches. He currently resides in Washington State with his wife and three children and serves as pastor. When Michael is not preaching or teaching God's word, he spends time writing. His first novel, Shadows, will be released in October, 2011. He is an apprentice-level alumnus of the Christian Writer's Guild. Michael is also a member of the Northwest Christian Writers Association and serves as a board member and a critique group facilitator. Given the opportunity, he also enjoys time on the golf course.


Patty said...

Sounds like a really interesting read!

Delia Latham said...

Great review! The story sounds amazing, Michael. I still intend to read both books. (I love Tolkien, by the way...) I've already said once today - and it becomes more true now - that if I ever get to a point in life where I can actually sit back, relax and read, my TBR pile is going to tower over my head. :) But at least I have some wonderful reading to look forward to.

Clare Revell said...

Thanks for stopping by :)
The story is amazing. It takes me a while to read as I only tend to read when I'm not writing which is on a Sunday or just before I go to bed each night.

Donna B said...

Bravo, Michael! What a great series! You're definitely standing among other great writers of the fantasy genre. Wonderfully done!

Rev. Michael Duncan said...

Thanks, everyone - and special thanks to you, Clare. I pray that all will find great joy in the adventure. :)

And, as always, let God's grace fill your life to the uttermost!

In His Grace,

Marianne Evans said...

Book 2 sounds as fantastic as Book 1 - kudos, Michael, and great review, Clare!! I wish you many blessings and much success, Michael!!

Janalyn Voigt, creating worlds of beauty and danger said...

Great review. From the bits I've read of these books,I so agree. I'm anxious to read the complete versions of Michael's books.