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The God Stone

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
An idyllic lifestyle of a young farmer who would spend his days tilling fields and tending cattle is disrupted when he stumbles across a mysterious wizard (Melchiot) in the heart of bustling Red Hill. Seeking assistance from a travelling Merchant to help raise funds to support his father, Borin knows the next season should see him on the road or the farm will foreclose and everything lost. Borin spent his early years training with staff and stick, yearning to be more than he was by nature. His grandfather was a great warrior, famous and revered throughout the lands but the lineage of glory ended when Borin's father opted to forego that lifestyle and settle as a hard working farmer. Borin finds himself inexplicably drawn into his own adventure that sees him begin a critical quest with promises of riches and fame.Borin is deceived by the wizard Melchiot, whom set him upon his journey and is forced into submission by the ever present threat that an amulet he is forced to wear and unable to remove contains a deadly virus capable of destroying hundreds of acres in a single blast and more in the prevailing winds. Along the way on the journey he is now forced to complete Borin meets with several people who together become entwined in the same trap set up by the wizard. Among his perils, the young farmer finds himself imprisoned in a coastal city, kidnapped and forced to fight to the death in a make-shift city where Thieves and Wizards live inharmoniously, and trekking through magical mirrors to the furthest corners of Venta Belgarum; the State completely surrounded by living Mountains.With an army of thieves supporting him in his plight against the treacherous wizard, Borin discovers the truth of the agenda on which he embarked - that the wizard all along was using him as a pawn but for his own good. Unbeknownst to the young farmer the journey he was forced to undergo was destined from the onset. He was always meant to take the path of his famous grandfather who shared no

    

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November 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The God Stone
Author(s): Robin Bonnick
ISBN: 1-906050-32-5 / 978-1-906050-32-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Melrose Books
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