The Cylinder

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
Humanity gathers on the edge of a vast continent. Past the remants of the Broken Wall lies an unexplored wilderness, where beasts rule the land. Gathered in the land of Echo, mankind is ravaged by infertility, and readies itself for the coming of the meteor Nior. One assassin has glimpsed beyond the fraying fabric of his world, but how can he find hope for mankind when he has lost his humanity? More

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Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Words: 143,010
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781301582839
About Luke O'Boyle

I developed a passion for fantasy novels from a young age. I loved falling into a world where anything was possible, and where I could discover new cities, new cultures and new characters.

I particularly loved epic fantasy. Books which would carry me along for weeks or months, and where I felt excitement and awe at the turn of a page. Eventually I began to grow disappointed at the plethora of fantasy books set in the same time periods (medieval fantasy), and decided I would look at doing something different.

Only when finishing my book did I discover that urban fantasy was a thing... Nevermind! This has just opened the opportunity for me to find more books which I can immerse myself into.

About me. I've grown up living in the South of England, and currently live in London. I went to Oxford University, where I studied history due to the fact it just, basically, studying stories. Now I work for a fantastic company in London, and am very lucky with how life has played out so far.

Life would be even better if you buy my book though!

Reviews

Review by: Andrew Toynbee on Jan. 12, 2013 :
A thoroughly enjoyable read. In an uncertain future, hmanity faces a double doom. No children are being born and Nior threatens them from above.
This story turns the normal 'group sets out to save humanity' story upon its head by beginning with the group setting out to do their deed, then following their individual stories once the deed is accomplished, reversing the normal 'gathering of threads' format.
However, when the mission is over, many, many sisnister events have yet to transpire, keeping the reader rivetted until the conclusion.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Shelby Andrews on Nov. 10, 2012 :
Awesome book - literally couldn't put it down! Loved it!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: lea2012 on Oct. 31, 2012 :
Wow! What a great book! LOVED the character development - completely sucked me into the story. Recommend this highly and looking forward to the next one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Steve Maurs on Oct. 28, 2012 :
what an exciting story, the author builds the tension as the story unfolds. intelligent story line and look forward to the next book. Highly recommended
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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