Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Four Worlds Series by Angela J. Ford





The Five Warriors
The Four Worlds Series Book 1
by Angela J. Ford
Genre: Epic Dark Fantasy

"The characters were well-written and well-developed, the story was clear and enjoyable without being predictable, and there were a couple of evenings I stayed up later than I intended just so I could get to the end of a chapter. If you're a fantasy fan, you're going to LOVE this!" —Amazon review

What if...

your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war?
your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?
your people were too cowardly to face a battle?
you stole an ancient power source?
you gambled with the fate of the world?
Join five powerful warriors each with a unique ability and magical weapons. Their quest is to discover where the transformed creatures are coming from and put a stop to it.


Along the way they run into treacherous immortals, sea monsters, powerful beasts of the air and talking animals.



Each has their own reasoning for joining the quest, but one carries a deadly secret which just might be the destruction of them all.

"Angela's imagination has brought these characters to life and the worlds they live in."
—Amazon review










Ambushed

Starman ran ahead of Marklus, determined to catch up with Legone and Alaireia, but as the creatures streamed towards him from every corner, he wondered if they would make it at all. Adjusting his grip on the silver hilt of his blade, he prepared to combat the Gaslinks eagerly racing towards him. Behind him an arrow flew, taking out the Gaslink in front of him. Quickly he tripped one to his left and stabbed the one to his right in the face. Their deathly eyes glittered in the sunlight and he gritted his teeth, refusing to let their heinous faces deter him. He could feel a pulse of energy each time he swung his blade and it shattered bone. This is for my family he kept telling himself. Deep in his heart he knew his family would no longer recognize the Trazame who swung a blade better than any known Cron.
“Scale the rocks!” Marklus shouted to him from behind.
Although he wasn’t as nimble or as quick as Legone and Alaireia, Starman reached a boulder and bounded his way up. The top of the next one was only a leap away, yet he hesitated with the sun in his eyes. Standing high above the world he could see the endless swarm of Gaslinks and realized there in the desert they would make their last stand. He shook his head, sheathed his sword, and ran. His feet pounded across the rock and lifted off, airborne. With a shuddering crash he reached the next boulder, stumbled, and rolled across it almost to the end. Catching his footing at the last minute he pulled himself up, feeling a heady rush from the experience.
“Watch out!” Marklus’ voice rang out again as a blue tipped arrow shot past him, taking out the Gaslink climbing up the rock below.
Starman ran forward again, but as he leaped he saw a Gaslink waiting for him on the next rock. Midair he drew his sword and landed, slashing out urgently, forcing the Gaslink to back away until Starman violently kicked it from the rock. It landed with a crunch on a dozen Gaslinks below. They looked up, the bright sunlight glinting off mail, and yelled, scrambling up the rock for him like beetles escaping the hot sun. Heeding Crinte’s words, he leaped forward again only to hear a sickening crash.
The ground shook under Marklus’ feet as he paused, trying to take down three Gaslinks who had snuck up on him. He knew he should seek higher ground but Crinte was trailing behind, and with the Gaslinks about to overtake them, he knew they needed something to happen quickly. Each arrow buried its head exactly where he imagined it would, yet it was not enough. Until he saw what caused the ground to shake. A great gray boulder, which should have been impossible to move, lay on its side covered with brown dust from the impact, the bones of a dozen Gaslinks splintered below it. Marklus could just make out Alaireia sprinting away from the boulder and running to another. She was circling back towards him and Crinte, ensuring they all escaped together. She yelled as another boulder crashed into the ground while Gaslinks shrieked and dispersed, some running away from her but others running towards her in confusion. Marklus raised his bow in the air and roared in encouragement, but it was short-lived. More of the Gaslinks made their presence known and archers appeared again. Marklus felt an arrow graze the curls of his head. He quickly ducked to the side of a boulder, peeking out while shooting back. A moment’s lull gave him the chance to climb up the side of a rock, his fingers slipping against the stone as he attempted to haul himself up. He gained the top, out of breath and sweating. Pulling an arrow from his quiver, he noticed he was getting low. Legone was too far out of earshot to call. Measuredly he took aim while Crinte rode a lizard towards him. Already he knew it was too much, they had been fighting too long, yet it appeared the Gaslinks’ numbers had increased. It was then he saw the wisp of smoke in the air and dread clogged his throat. A blackness so deep his eyes sank in it appeared, and blood orange flames licked the air tauntingly. It materialized in front of Crinte, standing at least four feet taller than him. The hooded shadow pointed its pitchfork at Crinte and the world exploded. 



The Blended Ones
The Four Worlds Series Book 2
Over 100 years after The Five Warriors saved the Western World, the Blended Ones have become a curse in the Eastern World. Beware the Blended Ones...
Phyllis and her 17 year old twin sister, Ilieus are Blended Ones. But Ilieus suffers from visions of darkness she is unable to discern. Forsaken by their parents the two cross the country in search of the Order of the Wise for help.


Cuthan the Charmer is mischievous enough to change anyone's mind with a smile and a wink. Born into a family of treasure hunters, he s searching for the key to unlocking his dormant powers.



Pharengon the Horse Lord was born to be King. Young and inexperienced he seeks a weapon to turn the tide of the war in his favor. But when his very own army betrays him, he will have to turn to the Lost Ones for assistance.



Caught in the fate of the Eastern World the youths destinies become twisted together in a frightful quest that will change the course of time. In the midst of their whirlwind adventure, they discover love, loss, and uncover the truth about who and what is behind the chaotic, spiraling events in the Eastern World.

This can be read as a stand alone novel





Eliesmore and the Green Stone
The Four Worlds Series Book 3
Changers have arisen, wreaking havoc as they harvest the world, searching for the Green Stone. The South World sinks in despair, holding its breath, waiting for the One.
Eliesmore is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and sneaking out to dance with the wild things.

His courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to dissolve the Green Stone.



But Eliesmore will soon learn he cannot escape his destiny. Beset by creatures of the deep and hunted by servants of the Changers, Eliesmore finds his task will test the loyalty of his companions and help him answer the ultimate question:



Can he trust the immortals – or are they the reason the Changers have come to power?






Myran
A Tale of the Four Worlds
A Tale of the Four Worlds

Darkness has fallen in the South World, a land ruled by forces of evil and dark powers. Those who would resist live in hiding, hoping for the prophecy concerning the One to come true.

Born into a shadowed world Myran experiences her first loss when her parents are murdered before her eyes.
Adopted by the Green People she makes it her goal to hide from the woes of the world. As she grows older, she discovers her actions will birth the most significant change in all of the Four Worlds.

Recommended: Read this after reading "Eliesmore and the Green Stone"





Brought up as a bookworm and musician, Angela J. Ford began writing The Four Worlds Series—a fantasy series—at the age of twelve. The storyline of those books was largely based off of the imaginative games she played with her sisters.


Angela originally finished the series when she was sixteen. After college, Angela began to rewrite The Four Worlds Series, bringing it from a child’s daydream to an adventure young and old can enjoy. Since it is inspired by fairy tales, high magic, and epic fantasy, Angela knows you’ll enjoy your adventures within the Four Worlds. 



If you happen to be in Nashville, you’ll most likely find her at a local coffee shop, enjoying a white chocolate mocha and furiously working on her next book. Make sure you say hello!


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1 comment:

Bea LaRocca said...

Happy Hump Day! Just popping in to say that I hope you're enjoying the tour so far.