Ashar’an Rising (Book 2 of the Nexus Wars Saga) by Robert Day
Genre: Fantasy Word Count: 186,000
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In this second book of the Nexus Wars Saga, the first being Demon Gates, the scope of the story has been widened to not only include Valderion, but also the struggles of others whose lives are being affected by both the demon presence and the strategic maneuverings of the Ashar’an .
Valderion barely registered his friends words as a multitude of thoughts and emotions ran through his mind. Pain, Anger, Sorrow, Guilt, Regret, Shame. He was reminded of the great weight he carried with him in the form of his quest, and wondered if the fulfillment of it was worth the losses, and how many would pay dearly for being associated with him, or what he was fighting for. He still did not have a firm idea of that, knowing it was something he was ‘born to do’, but still he did not have to like it.
I cannot say enough good things about this book. If I had to sum it up in one word, that word would be ‘Wow’. Robert Day’s talent allows him to write scenes that are simply enthralling. Especially, the battle scenes. Not only does he include blow-by-blows of the battles that make them very riveting, but he also emphasizes the emotion, and the tragedy that goes along with it. The result is impressive, and sometimes heart-wrenching.
In addition to that his writing brings his characters alive. There are so many fantasy novels where the secondary characters are passive or enigmatic, but Day gives all of his characters a personality and life of their own which adds to the depth and breadth of the saga.
If Day can keep this up the Nexus Wars Saga will be one of the best fantasy series ever written.
This book is very clean.
it’s nicely formatted, but does not contain a table of contents.
About the Author:
Robert Day was born in Newcastle, New South Wales. His family moved to the small town of Gloucester when he was 10. He was introduced to Fantasy books by a friend soon after, and from then on hardly a day seemed to go by when he was not lost in some fantasy land rather than doing homework or chores. Around age 15 he discovered Dungeons and Dragons thanks to his older brother Jamie, further fuelling his imagination.
It was during a time when he had seemed to have read most fantasy available to him that he thought “How hard can it be?”
The answer being, of course, “Very Hard!”
Twenty years later, after turning what was originally one enormous manuscript into 2 moderately huge ones, he brings you Demon Gates, book 1 of the Nexus Wars Saga. This, his debut Novel, is the beginning of what will eventually be a 5 – 7 book series.
Robert now resides on the Central Coast of NSW with his beautiful wife Kerri, 2 cats, and a border collie dog named Jasper.