Akiri: The Scepter of Xarbaal

Akiri The Scepter of Xarbaal Akiri is a blistering new heroic fantasy novel from the multiple award winning international bestsellers Brian D Anderson and Steven Savile who have come together to create the first adrenalin filled

  • Title: Akiri: The Scepter of Xarbaal
  • Author: Brian D. Anderson Steven Savile
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Akiri is a blistering new heroic fantasy novel from the multiple award winning international bestsellers Brian D Anderson and Steven Savile who have come together to create the first adrenalin filled standalone novel in Akiri s tortured world.Can one betrayal save a kingdom Will two destroy it Acharia is a nation at war Ruled by the Sorcerer King, Zemel, who believes Akiri is a blistering new heroic fantasy novel from the multiple award winning international bestsellers Brian D Anderson and Steven Savile who have come together to create the first adrenalin filled standalone novel in Akiri s tortured world.Can one betrayal save a kingdom Will two destroy it Acharia is a nation at war Ruled by the Sorcerer King, Zemel, who believes himself to be invincible And with a weapon created in the pits of hell by the god of death he might well be The ancient Scepter of Xarbaal harnesses a magic capable of shattering the very foundations of the world But such power is borne at a cost Those who dare test their will against its ancient evil are doomed to madness Before the Sorcerer King can raze his entire kingdom to the ground, those closest to him risk everything by betraying him They steal the scepter, hoping to release him from its insidious influence But for Zemel there is no such salvation Driven to the edge of madness by a need for vengeance against those who have wronged him and a thirst for fire and death that no amount of war can slake, the Sorcerer King is willing to tear the world asunder to recover his lost treasure Paranoia means that Zemel trusts no one, but there is enough of the old king left inside his mind to still respect one man Akiri.The Dul Buhar are the deadliest of warriors, gifted extraordinary skills through the dark magic of their king, and Akiri is the greatest of them His mind is as lethal as a steel trap, his blade twice as deadly Born into a life of constant battle, he is unlike any manwhich might just be his salvation But if he succeeds on the mad king s quest Akiri could bring about the death of the world The Scepter of Xarbaal is a brand new pulse pounding edge of your seat adventure in the spirit of the very best heroic fantasy of old, a must read for fans of RE Howard s Conan, Joe Abercrombie s Blade Itself and David Gemmell s Legend With its fusion of classic heroic fantasy and modern grit Akiri is sure to leave readers gasping for .

    • Akiri: The Scepter of Xarbaal - Brian D. Anderson Steven Savile
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    1. Brian D Anderson was born in 1971, and grew up in the small town of Spanish Fort, AL He attended Fairhope High, then later Springhill College where his love for fantasy grew into a lifelong obsession His hobbies include chess, history, and spending time with his son.

    2. Decent, but didn't blow me away. The bad:The main character was a bit too great at everything he does and a bit too sure of his own sexual prowess for me to really click with him fully.I didn't care much for how the action scene in the prologue was written Really small spoiler, as it is the prologue, so right at the start of the book, but if you hate any sort of spoiler, I'll hide it. (view spoiler)[Why would they wait around so long instead of just killing/immobilizing him straight away. They r [...]

    3. for faster reviews - weatherwaxreport ----------This was part of Fantasy Factions grouping and has since been eliminated, but received fairly positive review calling it a solid book. Review here: fantasy-faction/2017/spfboPLOT:Akiri is the son of a man who defied his King because he had gone mad with power. King Zebel got his hands on the Sceptor of Xarbaal, which is an ancient relic that belonged to the God of Death, Xarbaal. Akiris father hid the artefact away from the King, and so Zebel had h [...]

    4. Akiri was fun and well-worth precious reading time if sword and sorcery is one of your go-to genres. Nothing ground-breaking or necessarily mind-blowing, but still entertaining. For me it was kinda like Dragonlance for grown-ups.

    5. I don't normally read sword and sorcery books, but I really enjoyed this one. The characters are well defined, the action is breathtaking, and the plot is believable and gripping. Highly recommended.

    6. definitely fun swords and battles and sorcery and non-human creations and characters and dragons and sex and inner conflicts. nothing memorable but entertaining and I'll read what comes next. rounds up to 4.

    7. Disappointing epic type fantasy novelWeak character development. Thin and simplistic plot. Dialogue was rarely engaging. Characters show up like Raen but quickly disappear. Will not be reading the rest of the series.

    8. Good vs evilThe age old struggle between what is right and what is wrong. When you are suddenly thrust into a world you have never been part of and ate told truths that youhh refuse to believe. Fortunately today we are not forced o to slavery to do the bidding of a power hungry ruler. But, when truth comes to light. You may have to run for your life.

    9. This was a very entertaining book. I couldn't put it down. I read it in one day! Akiri was very devoted to his king and purpose.

    10. Slow start, but a patient reader will find it reward!Akiri: The Scepter of Xarbaal, is a book that I randomly chose after savoring some of author Anderson's other offerings. This dual author novel I was skeptical about from page one, but persistence pays off. By the start of chapter five I was hooked and gobbling it up, so much so that I was surprised at its abrupt ending. Akiri is a very well-developed main character that you "will" be able to find those reading nirvana moments with. The other [...]

    11. Absolutely wonderfulI Loved it. Fantastic for anyone who loves fantasy. You will be swept into a story where you find a completely unlikely hero.

    12. I listened to the audio book. And let me tell you, the first main character Serhan, totally sounded like my main character for a minute "Searon", and I was like, what? And I had to look up the spelling. Anyway, this book started on an interesting note. The pace began swiftly, and the action took off from the start. Akiri is a very strong character, a balance between a warrior and a bounty hunter, able to work with his men, or fight solo. He is ruthless and loyal to his king, even though his king [...]

    13. This is one of the better books I've read recently. Most of the book is honestly setup. You don't really learn much about Akiri and he isn't really likeable. You don't learn anything at all about the world really. The story is interesting despite that and I understand why the author chose to do it, but it left me unsatisfied at the end of the book. Despite that, it was good enough for me to be excited for the next book and give it my endorsement.

    14. He is AkiriWas expecting the story to be a first of a series, but apparently it's a standalone. As such, the pace near the ending was fast, and what happened after the conclusion was an epilogue. Would want to know how the hero seek to dethrone the tyrant, and how he restored the world order

    15. Easy, enjoyable read. Lots of action. Characters could use more depth and one relationship was given a generous amount of space even though it was unbelievable and not germane to the storyline. Overall it was a pleasant choice for a lazy afternoon.

    16. Captivating story, epic adventure read.This story contained all the elements of an epic adventure, strongly hope to read more in future. Good work on a solid story.

    17. I loved thisBook! It captured my interest and held it throughout. I do hope the next book is just as riveting and am eagerly waiting for its release.

    18. As others stated, it is a slow starter. I almost gave up on it early. I am glad I hung in there. It got better and I was drawn in. I found the ending less than satisfying. It's not awful, just as a stand alone series (meaning these are being written so you can read them out of order if you wish) I expected the ending to more rewarding.

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