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Finally finished reading Shadow Prowler by Alexey Pehov.  Must say the book had me itching to get to the end of the book.  I now can’t wait for the next installment. The back of the book tells you:

After centuries of calm, the Nameless One is stirring.

An army is gathering; thousands of giants, ogres, and other creatures are joining forces from all across the Desolate Lands, united, for the first time in history, under one, black banner. By the spring, or perhaps sooner, the Nameless One and his forces will be at the walls of the great city of Avendoom. 

 Unless Shadow Harold, master thief, can find some way to stop them.

Epic fantasy at its best, Shadow Prowler is the first in a trilogy that follows Shadow Harold on his quest for a magic Horn that will restore peace to the Kingdom of Siala.  Harold will be accompanied on his quest by an Elfin princess, Miralissa, her elfin escort, and ten Wild Hearts, the most experienced and dangerous fighters in their world…and by the king’s court jester (who may be more than he seems…or less).

I found the book totally spellbinding.  The characters were real and the descriptions of what was going on were so real that you could well imagine being there.  I found the book intriguing and could definitely feel Harold’s frustration with Kli-Kli, the kings jester.

Would easily recommend the book to others. I’m now impatient to read the next one in the series.

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