Tag : magic
Dr Trevor, a respected psychologist in Johannesburg, had the following to say about Three Fugitives:
The “Three Fugitives”, being book one of the “Six Stones Trilogy” introduces us into the tragic world of Orren, a young boy fleeing from Lord Berthus, his evil half brother and ruler of Corcadine. The story unfolds in a page turning adventure that I struggled to put down.
I particularly enjoyed the interplay between the characters of Orren, the goblin Haxel, and the heiress Marett, and the strange yet unyielding friendship that blooms on their quest to destroy Berthus’s goal of obtaining all six gwellen. The story unfolds in a perfect mix of emotion, action, magic, and adventure, to keep one interested at all times.
I look forward to the next two books, and recommend all fantasy lovers to enter into this world of love, hate, fear, and friendship, and join Orren and his friends on his quest to find the gwellen.
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So what is Three Fugitives about?
Six ancient stones of unequalled magical power, known as the gwellen, exist hidden in remote corners of the wilderness. The ability to use these stones is limited to very few individuals. Two such individuals are Lord Berthus Randolphus, the young tyrant who rules the narrow, windswept Corcadine Peninsula, and his thirteen-year-old half brother, Orren, who Berthus despises and has forced to live in filthy pig sties. One fateful morning, the aged guardian of both young men dies, leaving Orren with a warning that he must flee the Corcadine, because Berthus desires to kill him. Orren escapes, but in the process, steals a beautiful blue stone, not knowing that it is one of the gwellen, the only one so far revealed. In time, Orren learns that Berthus wants all six stones so he can use their powers to gain mastery over all.
Orren decides to prevent his brother from obtaining them, so he is determined to find them and spirit them away. Berthus, however, raises an army of thugs, cutthroats, and allied lords, to hunt Orren down, kill him, and take the stone back, before finding the other five. Orren is joined by two individuals–a clumsy, awkward goblin and an arrogant, controlling heiress from an ancient bloodline, both of whom join his quest. Together, the three fugitives face winter storms, wild beasts, bandits, peasant uprisings, and a strange cult with a sinister reputation, while attempting to overcome their personal differences. All the while, they must stay ahead of Berthus’s army, and it soon becomes clear that if they cannot hake off the tyrant’s pursuit, all will be lost.