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ISBN:
0595323200
ISBN13:
978-0595323203
Author:
Jason Beil
Publisher:
iUniverse, Inc. (July 8, 2004)
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Pages:
518 pages
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1827 kb
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Rating:
4.2

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Jason N. Beil has written numerous short stories, countless songs, and a rock musical fantasy . The first novel in the cycle, The Talisman of Faerie, was published in 2004 and translated into German in 2010 under the title Flucht Nach Faerie

Jason N. Beil has written numerous short stories, countless songs, and a rock musical fantasy, The Other Side of Never. The first novel in the cycle, The Talisman of Faerie, was published in 2004 and translated into German in 2010 under the title Flucht Nach Faerie. The Second novel, The Sword of Kings, was published in 2010. A trained vocalist and musician, Beil graduated from Millersville University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He pursued musical theater in his twenties, appearing in productions such as Cabaret, Oklahoma, Some Like It Hot, and Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Book One: The Talisman of Faerie. Alec Mason is a humble baker’s apprentice from a simple farming village on the outskirts of Tyridan. But when he discovers an ancient artifact of immense mystical power, he becomes the target of Salin Urdrokk, the dark sorcerer who desires it. With his friends Sarah and Kraig, Alec is forced to leave the life he knows and enter a world of danger and intrigue. Joined by a mysterious hermit and a warrior they cannot entirely trust, Alec and his companions flee Salin’s agents, braving the uncharted wilderness north of Tyridan

Book in the The Talisman War Series). Alec Mason is a humble baker's apprentice from a simple farming village on the outskirts of Tyridan.

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The Books of Faerie was a series of three mini-series spun off from Vertigo Comics' series The Books of Magic written by Bronwyn Carlton (two series) and John Ney Rieber (one series). It featured characters used predominantly in the parent series – Titania, Auberon and Molly O'Reilly – to tell stories set in the realm of Faerie prior to the start of The Books of Magic, and later in the present era.

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Alec Mason is a humble baker's apprentice from a simple farming village on the outskirts of Tyridan. But when he discovers an ancient artifact of immense mystical power, he becomes the target of Salin Urdrokk, the dark sorcerer who desires it. With his friends Sarah and Kraig, Alec is forced to leave the life he knows and enter a world of danger and intrigue.Joined by a mysterious hermit and a warrior they cannot entirely trust, Alec and his companions flee Salin's agents, braving the uncharted wilderness north of Tyridan. Beyond deadly forests, plains, and mountains lies the realm of Faerie, the one place Alec might find sanctuary.For in this magical realm live the Fair Folk, a long-lived, pure-hearted race of great power and wisdom. Yet even the pure of heart can be corrupted, and a dark betrayal awaits Alec in Faerie. Weakened and divided by treachery, can the Fair Folk protect Alec from Salin's terrifying wrath?
Reviews:
  • Whatever
A very entertaining read and very reasonably priced. I read the series as I couldn't wait to find out what the outcome would be. Having read the other reviews, I won't go on to comment on the book synopsis but will say that it was a very enjoyable read, well thought out with plenty of action and very engrossing. Would highly recommend it to fans of Faerie and those who enjoy a good plot with a well thought out story line. The author shows great promise and I look forward to more books from this author. EK
  • Skiletus
Before I get into my review, here's what Goodreads has to say:

"Alec Mason is a humble baker's apprentice from a simple farming village on the outskirts of Tyridan. But when he discovers an ancient artifact of immense mystical power, he becomes the target of Salin Urdrokk, the dark sorcerer who desires it. With his friends Sarah and Kraig, Alec is forced to leave the life he knows and enter a world of danger and intrigue.

Joined by a mysterious hermit and a warrior they cannot entirely trust, Alec and his companions flee Salin's agents, braving the uncharted wilderness north of Tyridan. Beyond deadly forests, plains, and mountains lies the realm of Faerie, the one place Alec might find sanctuary.

For in this magical realm live the Fair Folk, a long-lived, pure-hearted race of great power and wisdom. Yet even the pure of heart can be corrupted, and a dark betrayal awaits Alec in Faerie. Weakened and divided by treachery, can the Fair Folk protect Alec from Salin's terrifying wrath?"

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I debated between three and four stars, but I've decided it's definitely a four.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I read the synopsis for the first time and was immediately intrigued by this one. Then unfortunately it took me forever to get to reading it. I really just need to learn to read faster, because I always end up leaving these amazing books sitting on my shelf/computer.

Anyway, like I said I was intrigued with the plot from the very beginning. It sounded original and that right there was a huge draw. I loved the characters from the very beginning and after thirty pages or so I was absolutely enthralled with the stories. I loved the writing style, the world building, the plot, and the characters.

Alec Mason and his friends' adventures had me laughing out loud at some parts, frantically reading at the edge of my seat, and thoroughly entertained all at once. This book is definitely long. I won't deny that, but it's worth reading. Fans of epic fantasy, like Eragon, will like this one.

Overall, the pacing was very good and didn't drag. I feel like Beil has created a world that will leave readers entranced. This is a story that left me wondering what happens next and yet at the same time I felt the ending was a satisfactory close.

I loved all the characters and couldn't pick a favorite. However, I will admit that along with Alec and Sarah (and basically everybody) I also really liked the character Lorn. He's one of those characters you just gotta love.

I enjoyed reading this novel and definitely recommend it to epic fantasy fans.
In Summary: An original and compelling epic fantasy that readers will adore.

Warnings/Side-notes: It's an epic fantasy meaning that there is minor violence, but I still wouldn't hesitate to recommend this novel. There are also some very minor sexual references. But they are extremely minor.

The Wrap-up: I enjoyed this novel. It was well-written and well-crafted. I loved almost every aspect of this novel. One that I really enjoyed reading.

Love,

Danica Page
  • Endieyab
In a nutshell: If you are just starting to read fantasy novels, this is a good place to start, but this statement comes with a warning.

The Talisman of Faerie is a decent fantasy; there's the hero, Alec Mason, a humble baker, the girl,
Sarah, mysterious men like Michael, swashbucklers like Lorn, faerie folk, kings and queens, bad guys and evil sorcerers like Salin Urdrokk. There's a talisman that must be returned to whence it came in order to preserve the land. We've also got an army of the undead and ogres.

If any of this seems familiar, that's because it is. The Talisman of Faerie borrows heavily from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
Without giving away anything of great importance, allow me to numerate them:
Instead of a mountain hollowed out by dwarves that must be passed through to get to where the hero's party is going, it's a faerie burial chamber in the hollowed out mountain they must pass through.
Instead of a ring of great power, it's a talisman of great power.
The faerie folk are preternaturally beautiful and live in a stunning forest land in the trees.
One other borrowed theme is a sword Alec is gifted with named Flame which seems to feed the wielder's lust for blood, and also resists being handled by others. I couldn't help but think of the prescient blades in Michael Moorcock's Elric series.

Is the story entertaining?
Yes.
There are times however, the book could have stood some more critical editing. I thought if Alec had to posit one more time how he was going to get to go back home and be a baker after this was all over one more time, I was going to scream. Twice is fine...but after that, the events surrounding the character are so tumultuous and life-changing, Alec started sounding silly thinking he was going to return to a normal life at the end of the journey to return the talisman to the faeries.
There are some really good battle scenes with more blood and gore than I expected, a nice love story that blooms sensibly and enough rabbit trails that leave you wondering what lies at the end. I'm assuming some of those trails are explored in the sequel, Sword of Kings.

Should you read this?
Yes, if you haven't read Lord of the Rings or any other of the classic standards of the fantasy genre. Some fantasy novels overburden themselves with plots that twist too much, loaded down with a host of characters that make it hard to keep up with who is doing what to whom and where. The Talisman of Faerie is compact in that regard, with enough characters to make it interesting, but not too many to keep up with, and not so many plot lines that you can't keep up with the action. Beil has crafted a tight story that starts in one direction and doesn't wander off confusing the reader with too many subplots as some fantasies are wont to do.
If you're just starting out reading the fantasy genre, this is a good place to start. I think Beil has talent and with more writing will continue to weave even more entertaining stories of the fantastic.

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  • Light out of Fildon
First let me say that yes this is in the mold of the Lord of the Rings as the great majority of epic fantasy is obviously. That has little effect on it being amazingly entertaining, from reading some of the reviews you would think they read this for an English class. This is high entertainment and not an assignment, the story paralleled the Lord of the Rings for the first 20% and then becomes much more original. The characters are endearing and the action almost non-stop. This is a book written for pure reading entertainment and as far as I am concerned it succeeded wildly. Highly recommend this for anyone just wanting a good time and enjoys the genre.
  • Celak
This book takes you along for the ride. The author does an amazing job of drawing you into the story so you feel like you're in first person, instead of third. Let's have a sequel!The Talisman of Faerie
  • Kajikus
The author immediatly draws you in, and keeps you wanting more. It was the perfect mix of adventure, suspence, and just a touch of romance. He is very descriptive in his writing and you feel like you are right there ,traveling with the characters. I enjoyed this book immensely.