Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: Chronicals of Ave by Stephen Zimmer

Title: Chronicles of Ave
Author: Stephen Zimmer
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Format: Ebook
Release Date: September 3rd 2013
Source: Publisher
Reading Level: Adult
Challenge(s):  Anthology Challenge
Escape into the wonders of Ave in this first collection of short stories featuring the fantastical world from the Fires in Eden Series by Stephen Zimmer. "Into Glory Ride" tells the story of a young Trogen Warrior who is called to go up against insurmountable odds when an Elven raid strikes his homeland. The Trogens have only begun training winged steeds for combat, but time is of the essence and a momentous choice has to be made by the young warrior. In "A Touch of Serenity" a conscript laborer working on a massive wall constructed under the orders of the Divine Emperor begins to hear ghostly voices asking for help. His response leads him on a journey that will test his courage, wisdom, and compassion. In "Moonlight's Grace" a young man goes to help his people when a Midragardan raid strikes Gael. He seeks to prove his worth to the chieftain whose daughter he loves with all his heart. The novella-length "Winter's Embrace" follows a warrior-monk into the depths of dangerous woodlands in the heart of winter. There he will find his faith tested in ways he never anticipated, when he must help a forest witch against an enigmatic, immortal being known as the Undying. "Lion Heart" introduces the heroic Sigananda of the Amazu people, who must confront things that transcend the laws of the physical world when powerful Wizards threaten his homeland. In "Land of Shadow" a knight who is part of a band of Avanoran mercenaries discovers how perilous the mysterious Shadowlands are when they undertake a journey to locate a site to build a fortress. A world of wonder beckons to be explored and fantasy enthusiasts are invited along for the journey in these half-dozen stories from the world of Ave! Also be sure to take further adventures in Ave in the Fires in Eden Series, beginning with Crown of Vengeance, Book One!

My Thoughts:

Alright, so I haven't read the books that this world is created in, but this anthology is amazing.  I can't wait to read more about this world.  That is my favorite thing about Chronicles of Ave, author Stephen Zimmer created a world that is so vast and spectacular.  You can just tell that he knows everything small detail about the world.

Chronicles of Ave is a great book filled with wonderful characters and stories.  Each story in this anthology tells about a different race of people and what they have to do to survive.  My favorite one is titled Winter's Embrace, mainly because of the courage the monk showed, but that is the main reason I love this whole book it shows the courage of the people in the incredible world of Ave. 

In the summary of this book it states a "World of wonder" and it's so true, you will be glued to your seat, or bed as in my case, while reading it.  I think any fantasy lover and enthusiast would love this one and I can't wait to share it with all of you and my dear friends. I hope I didn't give to much away, but I can't stop talking about this book.  I hope you all check it out and let me know what you think of Winter's Embrace.

My Rating:

5 Star Rating

About the Author

Born in Denver Colorado in 1974, Stephen Zimmer is an author and filmmaker currently residing in Lexington, Kentucky. The Exodus Gate, the first book in the Rising Dawn Saga, was Stephen's debut novel, published through Seventh Star Press. Stephen's independent films as a writer/director include the indie feature Shadows Light (Modern Fantasy/Supernatural Thriller) and the horror short film The Sirens (on the Indie Movie Masters Festival of Horrors Vol. 1 DVD)"


Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed Winter's Embrace, that's a very special story to me! :)


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