The Forest of AllundA Three Part Fantasy Series
The Forest of Allund
Mage Alexio Sopholus returns home to find it invaded by barbarians and racked with political intrigue. He must combat many enemies to protect his human and animal friends. This requires him to abandon his most closely held beliefs and principles to fight a war against the laws of Gods and Man.
The Forest of Allund Fantasy Series
On a world similar to Ancient Greece is a place of mystery and intrigue, The Forest of Allund. In that forest the caretaker Mage Alexio Sopholus, and his animal friends guard their privacy and their land against threats from within the kingdom and from without. Forced to rely on his own means to guard his forest, Alexio must fight a constant series of battles against those who seek nothing less than to destroy forest and all in it.
All books are being reformatted in Kindle to use Kindle X-Ray to provide definitions to the Greek words in each story.
I am sorry, but the free book give away will have to be postponed due to a problem with Kindle. When the third book is released in September, I will hold a give away on all three books for a limited time.
The third book in the series Demigod will be released in September/October of this year. Stay tuned.
The Forest of Allund is a place filled with equal parts myth, mystery, and fear. Mage Alexio Sopholus has returned home after ten years away to take up the position of forest caretaker left to him by his deceased master. Soon the nature of the forces that govern and protect this place are made evident to him as he find new sources of knowledge and power.
Times are bad for Alexio: the Zilar threaten nearby, someone tries to kill him, friends and enemies spy on him, and his own brotherhood attack him. To get help, he has to make a perilous journey to meet an unreliable ally. When betrayed, he is then forced to run for his life just to get home to save his friends.
Reviews for The Forest of Allund
Katlyn rated it 4 Stars
One of the best fantasy stories that I have read that included mythology. It was the best of both worlds. I loved the flow of the story and how the characters went really well together. I liked when Alexio returns to his home city and was welcomed back with open arms. I liked how it reminds me that if something is threatening what we love we must do what we can to protect it. The descriptions were great. The mythology blends really well. You don’t know that its coming and then boom its there bring a jazzy new side to a world of magic and greek gods. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves greek mythology and magic
really liked it
The Forest of Allund
One of the best fantasy stories that I have read that included mythology. It was the best of both worlds. I loved the flow of the story and how the characters went really well together. I liked when Alexio returns to his home city and was welcomed back with open arms. I liked how it reminds me that if something is threatening what we love we must do what we can to protect it. The descriptions were great. The mythology blends really well. You don’t know that its coming and then boom its there bring a jazzy new side to a world of magic and greek gods. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves greek mythology and magic.
If you are looking for a book that is rich in fantasy and magic with a touch of the ancient world, then The Forest of Allund (The Forest of Allund, Book #1) by Wilbur Arron will undoubtedly appeal. I am very much looking forward to reading Book #2 of what promises to be a very compelling series.
I Highly Recommend.
Review by Mary Anne Yarde.
The Coffee Pot Book Club.
Wilbur Arron treats us to a world of magic and discovery in The Forest of Allund! Returning home, mage Alexio becomes the caretaker of a magical wood. He learns much from the creatures and interesting characters there, but when an invading army threatens to destroy that which he loves, Alexio must turn that which he learned into battlecraft. I love the sense of discovery Arron has instilled in his world! It was exciting to see what Alexio would encounter and learn next. It made me care about the world, which upped the stakes as war came to threaten it. If you’re looking for an immersive fantasy experience, then take a trip into the perilous Forest of Allund!
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Comments on Wilbur Arron’s Previous Stories
—Kevin Hughes, Story Star
Beautifully built and elaborated.
—Gail, Story Star
The detail and description in your stories makes me feel like I am standing there myself.
About the Author
Wilbur Arron is the pseudonym of a retired professional engineer and project manager. After over 40 years of technical work, he has taken up writing as a second career. He has published many short stories in several web sites of fiction and fan fiction. The Forest of Allund is his first novel.
Below are a list of blogs I have come across that might be helpful http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com For more technical treatments of life in the ancient world. https://bookfever11.blogspot.com/ For a blog on books of all kinds
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