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My first fantasy novel

Discussion in 'Books' started by Stid, May 4, 2011.

  1. Stid

    Stid Scout

    Apr 15, 2011
    So as a prequel to what my book is about... As a kid I came up with a great idea for an MMORPG and I named it Drylor. As I grew up I realized that was a pipe dream, so I decided to use the binders of information and maps I made for the world of Drylor for a book, 9 books in fact. This is the start of a new legacy.

    It’s not a short story but an actual novel that I wrote myself. It is about a man that suffers amnesia and struggles to regain his memory throughout the story. As he does, he realizes that his brother has become corrupted and is on team Jacob, which of course he just can’t stand for since he loves Edward. (No, really I’m just kidding)

    Back to being serious, Throughout the book, the main character, Von slowly gathers his memory back and makes it his mission in life to end his brother’s heartless massacres and stop him from destroying the world of Drylor.

    If I have perked your interests here is what the back of the book says and also a picture of the front cover!


    When a man wakes up inside a cage that is being carried through
    an underground city, he has no idea where he is or what has
    happened to him. As Von, a victim of amnesia, is taken to a jail
    cell to await his fate amongst elves, humans, dwarfs, gnomes, and
    halflings, he is told he is a member of the Royal Guard of Genisus.
    It is not long before he is transported to the palace where he
    meets an impatient king who eventually returns him to his jail
    cell while deciding his destiny.

    As Von’s memory slowly returns, he discovers that he is the only
    one who can protect Drylor—a world that abandoned him—
    from its greatest evil, his own brother. Through his journey to the
    truth, Von meets an unlikely group of friends who are willing
    to sacrifice everything to help him stop his brother Scarlet
    from annihilating the only world they have ever known.

    As Von’s past becomes clear and reveals his future, he soon
    realizes the only way he can end his brother’s heartless
    massacres is to find him and kill him.

    What do you guys think? Does it sound interesting to you, if you picked it up in a store, read the back and seen the cover would you be more prone to buying it or would you just put it back down?
  2. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

    Dec 6, 2004
    Gulf Coast
    Interesting blurb. The front cover feels plain to me. One thing that I find disheartening is that the blurb nor the cover gives me a glimpse of what the First Artifact is or what it means? First Artifact makes me think there is something that has power and that there are more than one. If you are still in proofing mode, It would be nice to read about the artifacts and how they will affect Von's mission? A 16 point star or other accent graphic the emblasons the First Artifact on the cover might peak my interest a bit more to turn it over to read the back cover.

    I seriously wish you luck.
  3. charleshudgen

    charleshudgen Scout

    Apr 9, 2012
    My first novel was Harry Potter and the story was good and I really like the plot of the story. Since then, I read the series of Harry Potter and also I love to watch its movie. All ages would love to watch and read all the Harry Potter episode.

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