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Musings with Crayolakym Review Website of History's Shadow Beginnings I: Legends Born (Tahir Edition).

Legends Born starts out with immediate suspense and undertaking as young Demetrius somberly makes a terrifying journey with his parents to feed their worst nightmare. Unsatisfied, the mighty beast decides the people have grown complacent and need to be reawakened to what awaits them when they stop being afraid and off guard. Resulting in the death of family friends, Demetrius decides it is time to take action. However, with the ban of magic, his own powers are unknown to him and so his adventure begins.

This is book one of a two part series of two tales, two heroes on two missions, each one seeing the other as the protagonist. At first glance, this book might be a little intimidating to some as it comes in at a 646 pages. With a larger font and wide spacing, the reading is smooth and easy for even the youngest of readers, much the same as Harry Potter. Nevertheless, don't confuse it or even compare it with Harry Potter, because this is where the difference lies. Author K. Dzr has breathed to life characters, which are strong, curious, and full of imagination as well as creating an environment that will absorb your senses and leave you feeling as if you are standing off in the distance behind a tree and experiencing the story first hand.

Legends Born has a little of everything for every reader; magic, dragons, unicorns, magic beings, battles, exploration, building friendships, and fighting for what you're passionate about. This is a great read for all ages and one I am pleased to have added to my book collection. Are you brave enough to enter the unknown alongside Demetrius as he takes the world on?

*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*

- Crayolakym

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Goodreads Review of History's Shadow I: Legends Born (Tahir Edition).

Wow! I rarely read a book twice, but I am eager to start reading this one a second time! History's Shadow is a very enjoyable adventure/fantasy story. The characters are fun, entertaining and unique. The book is strong from the very start. The characters are believable (well, except for the dragons, unicorns, and people with special powers, their not very believable, but you know what I mean). The story stays with you even after you put the book down. Reading this book makes me want to read more fantasy books.

- Jen

Excellent Story, Not Your Typical Fantasy

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Amazon Customer Review of History's Shadow I: Legends Born (Tahir Edition).

I found this book very engaging and entertaining. It started off quickly and didn't waste time with a lot of needless flowery descriptions. It does give you enough information, but it was refreshing not to have to wade through what everyone was wearing and how the inside of all the rooms looked. The author concentrated on keeping things interesting and moving the plot along. I liked the characters and the story line. It's a long book and a great deal for just $3.00. I can't wait to see what comes next!

- Rachael

A Magical Tale

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Amazon Customer Review of History's Shadow I: Legends Born (Tahir Edition).

I was offered a free book on my kindle for a review. I don't usually give five stars to the first book in a series but this book exceeded my expectations. There was magic that was mixed with history and I thought it was done nicely. I really enjoyed all of the characters even the ones I'm probably not supposed to like, so far my favorite character is Meelix the gnome. I can't wait to see what comes next.

- Elizabeth Baumann

Really Great Book!

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Amazon Customer Review of History's Shadow I: Legends Born (Tahir Edition).

I was really impressed with this book. It is unlike anything I have read before. K. DZR has an incredible imagination. Definitely worth a read!

- blaha112 (Amazon Verified Purchase)

Solid Prologue

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Amazon Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

intriguing…its a nice little build-up to what seems to be a promising fantasy story. im looking forward to the novel in its entirety.

- Andrew Davenport

I Definitely Recommend This

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Amazon Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

This is a short story, the teaser, if you will, for an upcoming series soon to be released. It was a great read for just before bed, fun and engaging, not overly long. I found it very well done. There was enough there to get you interested and to introduce you the the author's writing style, but also enough left unsaid to avoid spoilers, keep you wondering, and bring you back for more. I can't wait for the next book to come out!

- Rachael

A Dark and Captivating World

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Amazon Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

If there's one way to get me interested in a fantasy story, it is to deploy dragons as quickly as possible. History's Shadow Beginnings does not disappoint in this regard. The origin story of Alexander, a strange wolf-like chimera of several species, is captivating, and I found myself wanting to read more at the end of this teaser. At first the casual jumps in time between months and even centuries was hard to get used to, but I guess when dragons (or Dracara, sorry) are involved years are more like minutes and years more like centuries. Overall, I definitely recommend this short story as a fun read for anyone looking for a quick fantasy fix.

- S. Garzia

Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

I think that the idea of the war of the mythical creatures against the Wizards is really interesting and I'm really excited to see how things turn out. I also love the idea of how Alexander came to be, the use of dark, forbidden magic to create a creature unlike any other, a weapon of mass destruction just waiting to be released! one thing that I probably would have liked to see more was a bit more imagery, more description as to what people and creatures look like, also what the scenery looks like. It sounds like it could be a beautiful world, but I feel like it could also be something that is large and woodsy, possibly even destroyed from the previous wars and while it was recovering it becomes even worse with the new war about to come. Other than that, I can't wait to read the next books!

- Becca Leahy

Awesome!!!

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Amazon Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

Usually I don't like fantasy books but I LOVED this book!!! So gripping! I can't wait for the next one!

- Amy

Great Start!

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Amazon Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

What a great start!! I found a good flow to the structure and am genuinely interested to read more. A few moments are choppy, but I think that has to do with plot. The story moves along too quickly with minimal explanation, so it's a little hard to follow.

Also, the lack of description and imagery leaves a bit to be desired. I don't expect everything to be thoroughly spelled out to me, but because of the nature of the story (talking trees and dragons and a myriad of creatures), description of location and character is almost required. It's almost like listening to a movie instead of watching it. I want to root for the characters (or against them) but I can't do that if I don't know anything.

I think the story is compelling and I want to keep reading. I look forward to seeing what comes next!!!

- Corisa Nalls

Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

The editing . . . is superb! I like the story, very intriguing and I'm not usually a big fan of fantasy . . . It kept me reading and am looking forward to the book. The part that was a bit confusing. . .(was the synopsis of) "History Shadow I: Legends Born" it doesn't refer to Alexander who is the main character in the prequel.

- Jo Cox

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Amazon Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

At $.99 it feels a bit steep for such a short story, but once you get passed that it's a great concept. There's alot of magical beings and hints of a much bigger story. A very quick read, with no shortage of excitement and intrigue. It lacks in description and leaves many questions unanswered, but I assume they'll be answered in the next book. Looking forward to reading more.

- Rosario Asada

First Taste and Want More

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Amazon Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

This story is so compelling! Can't wait for the novels to come out---Eager to journey into Alexander's world and follow his adventures.

- Annetta Wellman

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I thought it was pretty good, and the writing seemed rich and engaging. . . It's actually kind of interesting that it was the father, rather than the rash, impetuous son, who took such a gamble by breaking the rules. . . From what I could tell from the excerpt I read, the story seems very interesting. . .

- Jeff Caminsky

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Smashwords Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

I CAN say I like it and stop there. But the truth is I'm just short of loving it. I find the teaser reminiscent of the Tolkien Trilogy where an all new world is slowly unfolding before me.

Where most will cite its slightly erratic structure as distracting (which I can agree with), the narrative still has enough pull to get you through it. You'll scratch your head in confusion one minute, and then hit yourself in clarity the next.

The author skimps on the 'lay of the land'; i.e., what does our protagonist/antagonist look like, but I'm expecting a great many of my questions to be answered as the story unfurls.

It could take the average reader a second run-through to get ALL the names and ideas in-line. But like all good stories, it's worth a second read anyway; possibly even a third. I'm looking forward to reading it in its entirety.

- Ja'Quan Blanding

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Smashwords Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

I actually thought this was pretty cool. At first it was confusing because I didn't really get what it was, but I guess it's a prequel to another book. There's alot of stuff going on and alot of different creatures and people you're introduced to, but not given alot of explanation as to who they are exactly and what they're all about. On one hand it's a bit frustrating because it leaves you with more questions than answers, but it certainly makes you want to read the rest. From the small glimpse of this world the author has created, you can see there is some interesting stuff ahead for the reader. Would have given it 5 stars, but I'd prefer something a little longer.

- Carol Peters

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Smashwords Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

Intriguing concept - I look forward to reading more of Alexander's adventures.

- Lorren Silcock

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Smashwords Customer Review of History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander.

Interesting concept, dragons and humans working together with magic. I assume this is the beginning of the real story and wonder how it will progress. Keep up the story, Kris & Annetta!

- Cathy Riopelle