Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Demon's Quest by Charles Carfagno Jr.

I was introduced to a new author this past week who has written a three-part series, A Demon's Quest: The Beginning of the End.  I read volume one in only a few sittings and was swept away by the imagination and creativity the author exhibited.  The story follows different story lines, which converge on a common theme of saving the human race from the onslaught of wicked villains, evil demons and corrupted beings of their own race.  My review is below:

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Amazon 5 Star Review by D Larsen:
Encouraged by a friend to read volume 1 of this series, I found myself, at first, bogged down in trying to remember all the names, places and circumstances. However, with pen and notepad nearby, I forged ahead and was soon caught-up in the lives of countless characters, who traversed a number of parallel plots. I had my favorites, enjoying the Red Knight and Torhan's storylines the most, but the others almost equally pulled me along. The story is set in a fantastic world of mythical creatures, absurdly evil villains and crafty humans. Although the plots are all someone separate in this first installment, I can see how the author is gradually weaving them together. The book does end somewhat abruptly, encouraging the reader to purchase the next volume -- not too unusual for the current trend in literature.
I would have to say for a first attempt Mr. Cargango has done very well. The manuscript is almost completely free of typographical errors and the writing style is pleasing - kudos to this new author. The thing that captured my attention, above all else, was the writer's imagination. I thought some of the creatures, spells, and weapons were uniquely his own. They were well-described and aptly used throughout the story.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Fantasy and Adventure, but especially teens and young adult readers.

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I'm currently reading volume 2 and have the series featured 'In the Crosshairs' on  A great story for readers of all ages but a fantastic read for those into magical adventures.

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Synopsis of Volume 2:
 Volume two of A Demon’s Quest: The Beginning of the End picks up the harrowing adventure of Torhan, as he tries to clear his name and fulfill his oath to Grappin. Stretched by the things he must endure, Torhan’s life cannot…and will not, ever be the same. Struggles abound: man against mythical creatures, good verses evil, and the quest to overcome one’s own weakness.
A host of characters, you’ve come to love or despise, continue down twisted trails of deceit, unforeseen evil, and memorable battles. Gilex prepares to leads his devoted band of followers on a treacherous journey to find the Circle of Demise. However, his greatest enemy may prove to be himself. The Lord of the Mind focuses his attention on Redden and ruling the world. Jacko’s daring escape only imperils him further… The fox, Slyantom, will have his revenge. And Sybil…she slumbers, an eternal sleep, but help is on the way.
Questions, left unanswered in volume one, hurtle toward inexplicable answers in this second installment.
Will the Book of Blood release the Blood Knights from their earthen tombs? Will the Red Knight regain his memory and seek revenge on his master? These, and many more queries, will hold you captive until the very last page of this epic tale of magic and fantasy.

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 Amazon 5 Star Review by Feerick:
"...a breathtaking fantasy story. The plot-line was intriguing, intense and suspenseful. The characters were really well developed and it was the writing that really pulled me in. I have no complaints about this one. I am already recommending it and will continue to do so for a long time to come. This book will really make your evening enjoyable, pick it up and don't forget to breath!"