Melkorka (The Kaelandur Series, #1)

Melkorka The Kaelandur Series Branimir is a slave to the mighty Highborn Unwittingly his masters forge a copper dagger capable of destroying the Ash Tree Drawn along on the quest to remedy the mistake of his masters Branimir bec

  • Title: Melkorka (The Kaelandur Series, #1)
  • Author: Joshua Robertson
  • ISBN: 9780986374517
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
  • Branimir is a slave to the mighty Highborn Unwittingly, his masters forge a copper dagger capable of destroying the Ash Tree Drawn along on the quest to remedy the mistake of his masters, Branimir becomes the most unlikely of heroes in an inimical world of magic and mayhem.

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    1. I was completely immersed in this book at times An example- I was picking someone up and they stood there unnoticed while I gleefully turned pages. When asked what I was so wrapped up in, I could only sputter about epic magic battles I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

    2. Branimir Baran is a Kras, a servant creature of a magical order of humans, who unwillingly unleashes the greatest evil his world has ever known. Bran is forced on an adventure to stop this evil, an undead sorceress, from destroying all life. Not such a small task. Branimir has to really grow and stretch beyond his expected place in society and beyond his own definition of himself as he faces a series of adventures across his world. Robertson revives epic fantasy with great world-building. I enjo [...]

    3. I was given this book for an honest review.First off, let me start with the good:- I was intrigued by the concept of Highborn and Kras. I assumed it is a form of human vs. dwarf. - The magic system, while not fully explained from the MC's point of view, was consistent and believable.- The writing was solid, the action was pretty great, and the world was built well. But there's one flaw, at least for me: I couldn't quite bond with the character/s. I was waiting for the flaws, strengths, weaknesse [...]

    4. Such a short description for such an awesome book! I am loving this series so far! I cannot wait to read the next book (alas, I must because there is an arc that needs reading :( ) Branimir is the cutest darn character and I kind of adore him! Dorofej is this interesting blending of Yoda, Merlin, and your creepy senile grandfather! Two of the least likely heroes to ever cross your path, yet despite their seeming incapacity, their moral compass guides the group to stopping an evil created by the [...]

    5. Joshua Robertson is a young author with a LOT of promise. He has a gift for storytelling, as well as with world building. He creates characters that break through fantasy stereotypes. In Melkorka, the most loveable and noble character looks like a minion straight out of hell. The omnipotent human magic wielders are all of questionable character and purpose. And the big bad evil lady, well let’s just say I was kind of rooting for her.I really enjoyed the way this book upended all my expectation [...]

    6. EPIC AND ENTHRALLINGI love this genre and I was totally gripped until the very end of this novel. The author successfully creates a fantasy world which draws the reader in with clever, well-chosen words. It is hard to keep up the pace and epic-ness in novels that are so long but the author does this with ease. Could this be contender for the throne of Lord of the Rings? I definitely think so.

    7. If you're a fan of fantasy adventure, you can't go wrong with this novel by Joshua Robertson. You will be transported into a whole new world; a world of magic. I particularly enjoyed the themes of friendship and loyalty, and the personal journey each character took. The use of magic comes with a price, which added an exciting dimension to each battle scene. The world building is exceptionally done, with vivid descriptions and clever techniques to make the reader feel part of the action.

    8. Fantasy isn't generally my preferred genre of choice, but Joshua did a remarkable job with this one. The pacing was great and the characters were memorable. I look forward to reading more from Joshua in the future.

    9. Nesda has been betrayed and executed by her fellow Highborn at the castle Melkorka. Branimir is a lowly slave of the magic wielding Highborn and gets wrapped up in the execution and the undead Nesda’s plot to destroy the Ash Tree, source of all life, with Kaelandur, the weapon of her own mortal demise. Will the half sized red guy survive the treatment his cruel masters deal out on a quest to save the realm? If he does, can he help stop Nesda?I had a hard time rooting for Branimir’s team. I l [...]

    10. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Isn’t it always the role of the little guy to have to save the world when the higher ups make a mess of things? Of course it is. So if you are a fan of Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’, then this fast paced tale might appeal to you.When his Highborn masters screw up and create a weapon that has the potential to destroy all life as they know it, Branimir doesn’t have a choice but to try and fix things. The Bukavac, demon [...]

    11. Melkorka leads the reader into Joshua Robertson’s Kaelandur series with an epic quest. Branimir Baran is a Kras, a race enslaved by the Highborn men of the North for generations. Much of the history and culture of his own people is lost to him, and the ways of the magic-wielding Highborn are often incomprehensible. The Highborn do not craft weapons, yet Branimir witnesses the forging of the dagger, Kaelandur, destined to execute Nedezhda, a Highborn found guilty of practising death magic. On t [...]

    12. FIRST i got the book as audiofree form the author on fb and then i finished it was a great book the people in the book were bound by loyalty they start on there journey and then they pick up some help and then when they were fighting one area they told the in keeper to be come king and he said how the master said find the crown and wear it then tell who will listen we need to re do the village.As the journey go on they run in to other strange things the dead un dead and then shiftier vamps and t [...]

    13. Loved reading this first exciting book from the Kaelendur trilogy, Joshua weaves a great tale of adventure, magic, villains and heroes and a very magical different land the people, highborn, their little red slaves the Kras, demons of all kinds live and war together! The killing of one highborn by another highborn brings disaster to Melkorka and the few highborn who are left are forced to leave to seek the Ash tree and the waters of life!! They travel together but some fall on the way, they enco [...]

    14. Let's start with the good stuff - the author rarely fails to spin a good yarn. The story was well written and full of action and adventure, and his writing style emulates the classic mythologies he wishes to emulate. The characters are likable, the plot interesting and his dark humour peppers his work. I'd give it a solid 4/5. However, I could not get around the narration. I stuck through the whole 12 or so hours of it, but the voice and tone just grated. I think I'll read it instead and create [...]

    15. This was an interesting action fantasy packed novel that reminded me of the Lord of the rings. There were battles and death, twists and suspenseful moments. At times it was hard to lift my eyes from the page. I did find a few grammatical errors but they were easily overlooked due to the movie playing in my head. This book is for YA to mature audiences and as an independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock I am giving this book 4 hearts.

    16. This is an interesting and complex epic fantasy but DARK and violent in a largely pre-bronze age world where multiple cognizant species vie for supremacy and religious fervor plus magic threaten them all. I had the joy of listening [AUDIO] to wonderfully differentiated characters as they developed in this saga start. Being the first, this book stands alone and ends in a logical place, completing the current chapter. Of course if you want to find out what happens next . . .

    17. The beginning of an epic story. Brace yourselves before you get started. This will hurt you like Game of Thrones and make you love every bit of it. Just don't get too attached to the characters. Like Martin, Robertson will make you regret that. I cursed the author soundly, before picking up the next book and reading on. It hurts so good.

    18. Interesting book that had a bit of a slow pace to start with. Definitely speeded up after a few chapters. Loved the book and enjoy reading whatever this author writes.

    19. This book was an interesting one. The pace is very slow, especially at the beginning. There are a lot of characters to start it off, and it's hard following who is who, especially being the style of dark fantasy that it is, where a lot of those characters don't survive. By the end, I believe two of the original cast of I have no idea of how many, actually survive. The plot is thick, but hard to follow until near the end of the book when the pace picks up drastically. The kras are a fun species, [...]

    20. If we could do half points, the rating would a 3.5. I really liked the character of Bran. Not who fantasy stories are typically about! I don't want to give away too many details though. Robertson has created a deep mythos filled land. It is seeped in history and magic that is hardly touched upon in this story. I felt like there could have been more explained than there was. Great pacing, great characters, and I look forward to reading more.

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