Lore of the Underlings: Episodes 1 & 2 ~ A Door to the Lore

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Welcome to Lore of the Underlings. In these first episodes of the Lore, curious strangers cross the daunting wilderness of Syland to find a folk long hidden away. Though the folk resist, the strangers draw them into a devilish mess nonetheless. The leaders of the folk and their forces, the Guard, must face the sudden fear that they have grown weak in their long isolation. [Second revision] More
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Words: 12,700
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476025797
About John Klobucher

John Klobucher is the author of many technical manuals that you'd never want to read. But he is also to blame for "Lore of the Underlings", an ill-advised epic adventure that's available to you in tasty little episodes, with new ones coming -- farm-fresh, organic, and cruelty-free -- every now and again. John has plans for many exciting installments of the "Lore" in the years to come (for more behind-the-scenes news and nonsense, including podcasts of this series, hie thee to this bloggery: loreoftheunderlings.wordpress.com).

John has also been known to paint a little, including the watercolors used in the cover art for "Lore of the Underlings".

John lives in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA with his wife Diane, son Sam, and daughter Mia.

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Review by: James Jenkins on Aug. 15, 2014 :
Starts with a poem, then a bunch of chit chat, neither intrigued me, deleted from e-reader before getting to the "story".
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Review by: Diane S.H. on May 27, 2014 :
A classic in the making - What a promising start to this fresh, new fantasy-fiction series! The language really sets these stories apart; it's a mix of farce and heroic talk told in an often poetic way. The characters are colorful and memorable. Pretty sweet for a free ebook!
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Review by: Friedrich Brewski on Sep. 16, 2012 :
Fantasy is a tough genre for a writer to tackle. Writing good, original fantasy is very difficult. And writing good, original fantasy, with a touch of humor, a consistent and creative vocabulary, that features characters you care about, and which keeps you turning the pages? Damn near impossible. Readers of The Lore feel like we are getting in on the ground floor of the next cult classic. It's been a long time since I've felt this impatient waiting for the next installment of a developing story.
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Review by: Virginia Gehrig on Sep. 13, 2012 :
An enticing mix of Shakespeare and Tolkien, written for a third millennial audience. Exciting, mysterious, humorous. Lore of the Underlings moves along at a lyrical pace, deftly balancing dry wit and creepiness. Can't wait to read more!
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Review by: Mark Lane on Sep. 05, 2012 :
Shades of Bradbury, echoes of Asimov! Written in an engagingly lyrical style, the author paints a world that is hauntingly familiar, yet entirely mysterious. Not to be missed!
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Review by: N.G. Jones on Aug. 26, 2012 :
Here's a compelling new genre from an old world. The language is clever and thought-provoking, and the characters are mysterious and intriguing. The author knows how to keep us in suspense!
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Review by: Holly Addonizio on Aug. 26, 2012 :
Begin reading this captivating tale and you will find yourself drawn into an ancient and mysterious world. A swiftly moving plot and memorable characters drive the story and will leave the reader craving more!
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Review by: Richard Bowker on Aug. 23, 2012 :
I downloaded this last night and started reading it immediately. I couldn't put it down! Can't wait for the next episode. The author has a quite a way with words. I particularly like the language he uses for Moria -- unique!
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