In the distance,
watching over the small house stood two mysterious figures darkened in the
wintery, night shadows. Their eyes glistened as they were caught by the light
of the full moon and the smaller man said “He will arrive tonight.”
The two men secretly watched under
the cloak of the night.
The room was
small and cluttered, but very homely and welcoming. Strangely carved ornaments
made of wood, rocks and minerals balanced on crooked shelves near leaning
cupboards. Hanging wall tapestries appeared dull in the low flickering
candlelight. A few dream catchers dangled among the shadows from the low beamed
ceiling, while the air was full of fragranced smells escaping from a recently
extinguished incense burner. It was a curious little room belonging to a
curious little house and everything was contained within this one room.
There was even a bed in this hectic little room.
Galena was lying on the bed; her
good friend Jade was leaning over her, mopping her brow and making her
comfortable. But the pain was getting worse. Jade’s husband, Euclase, was
outside the house with Celestine who was becoming more and more frantic with
anguish as the icy night lingered...
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Those prophetic words "He will arrive tonight."
Nobody could possibly imagine the significance of those words or just what would lay ahead
Considerable originality and effort on the part of the author to put forth a fantastic tale.
The story This is where Mister Culverhouse truly shines. Without giving
anything away, Mister Culverhouse has created a story and world full of
wonder and originality, without feeling too much like a derivative of
the great fantasies that came before. He uses his plethora of original ideas to build his world and create
something that is truly unique. His love of gems and stones shines
brightly in many details of the story, and he uses this knowledge in a
way that enhances the story and lends credence to his world.
Overall Without a doubt, The Legend of Heliodor: The Crystal Spirits is a great
book for any young reader looking for something readable and enjoyable.
It stands out in the genre for its originality and colorful characters
but falters on occasion in its use of awkward language and improper
I'll be honest, what I've posted above are the best parts and the most positive parts of a longer review. The full review is quite mixed and written from a very thorough and critical eye. On a first read through, it may seem to be somewhat negative talking about the technical side of the book, formatting, etc but actually the review is honest and constructive.
What does stand out though and there can be no mistake is that The Legend Of Heliodor: The Crystal Spirits is considered by the reviewer to be a fantastic tale, very original and full of wonder and most importantly - a good read!
A review or comment is still only someone's opinion so why not make up your own mind and download the book today and start reading this fantastic tale of a wonderful magical world.
a world governed by the nature of the land, crystals are worshipped by the
people of Heliodor.
Creation Myth of the Heliodorian People
from History of the Heliodorian Land and its People, The King’s Library,
was a dust and grain cloudiness.
the dust and grain formed and grew.
grew to lay forth the land and it grew further still giving forth yet further
land and this growing land delivered mountains and valleys.
was land below, there was sky above.
thence, a rock fell from the sky to the land.
broke in two halves.
one half came Mankind and all the animals, insects, birds and fish, the crops,
trees and plants and the goodness of life and prosperity and all was good and
all lived side by side.
from the other half came the Fire-Tongue dragons and all that is evil and the
evil tugged at the good.
Fire-Tongue dragons set against man and woman…
that first rock that fell, all of nature’s minerals, gemstones and crystals are
sacred and give the energy force and guidance that ALL seek through their
a life expires it is put back in the ground, where its essence began. From the
ground the soul of the deceased is infused into rock and mineral where its
crystals and gems provide the help and guidance for the future generations.
is what gives the crystals of Heliodor their powers. They are sacred and
cherished by all.