Call of Descent

Rated 4.67/5 based on 12 reviews
Reniko Dorsalin has spent twelve years studying the Blade, an art form rediscovered after the outlawing of guns on Earth. Her uncanny ability with the sword soon serves a greater purpose when she is thrust to another world through a wormhole. Trapped on Vespen, a planet ruled by the oppressive Rük, her only thoughts are of getting home. More

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Language: Canadian English
ISBN: 9781466159631
About Brandi M. Polier

Brandi Polier started writing soon after she learned how to read at the age of 4. Once she realized that the amazing stories that she was reading could also be created by stringing her own series of words together, she never stopped creating. In high school, her stories began to coalesce into publish worthy stories until her first complete work, Call of Descent, was brought into existence. After feeling the elation of completion, the sudden realization that her story was complete left her wondering if she had any more stories to tell. It wasn't long before she realized that her mind was teaming with stories and she started working on the sequel to Call of Descent, Spirit Unbreakable.

In 2008 she entered into the 3-Day Novel Writing Contest and completed her entry, Dyllys. While still working on the sequel to Call of Descent, she was inspired to write, After Image, as a "what if" scenario of a possible outcome had she taken the numerous rejection letters to heart and gave up on her dream to be a published author.

She currently resides with her two cats, Oona and Maeko, in Cranbrook, B.C. avidly writing in her spare time.

Aside from writing, Brandi also enjoys hand binding books, steampunk, anime, video gaming and cosplay.

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Review by: Steve Belleguelle on April 15, 2015 :
A brilliant story following Reniko's accidental coming to Vespen and her subsequent endeavours to return home. In the journey she befriends a unicorn, an elf and some other very interesting characters. A great blend of fantasy and science fiction.

I'm reading it now for the second time after first reading it some time ago and thought it was time to put a review up!

For those who are concerned about the errors mentioned by other reviews, the newer version now on the Smashword site has been edited significantly to remove typos and grammatical errors.
(review of free book)

Review by: paige p on Oct. 05, 2013 :
It was amazing!
(reviewed 86 days after purchase)

Review by: Carol on July 30, 2013 :
A good fantasy, complete in itself (not the first in a series). There are grammatical errors throughout that are sometimes distracting.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)

Review by: Ryan Toxopeus on Sep. 17, 2012 : (no rating)
Before reading this review, note I only finished chapter 1.

I wanted to like this story. I enjoyed the relationship and dialogue between the protagonist and her master.

However, there are a LOT of minor errors that distract from the main plot, making it difficult to read. From incorrect words (past vs passed, shuttered vs shuddered), inconsistent tense, poor use of punctuation, and text that needed to be trimmed and cleaned up, this book really needed a professional editor to go through it before it was published.

I am withholding a star rating, as I did not finish the story. If it undergoes significant editing, I would be more than willing to try to read it again.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Owen Tobias on May 26, 2012 :
Well done. I'm giving this four stars, but the one I'm holding back is largely for grammatical and stylistic problems. They do tend to take me out of the story. Otherwise, engaging.
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Review by: Mark Oetjens on May 24, 2012 :
This was a well thought out epic novel. It has major spelling and grammatical errors and the punctuation is non-existent. Still, the story was so engrossing that I did finish the book. Ordinarily with so many editing and proofreading problems I would have given up on it after the first chapter. I do have one question for the author. Was it really necessary to mention flying cars? That was the ONLY indication that the novel was set in the future. Based on the major errors mentioned above 'Call of Descent' only gets 3 stars from me.
(review of free book)

Review by: Yenny D. on May 23, 2012 :
Epic. This story is long (297 pages in PDF!) but is written with such richness and it's such a grand and sweeping adventure. Minor spelling and grammar articles that don't distract too much from the story. Highly recommend!
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Review by: Bati Macc on May 03, 2012 :
Wow! A great read that is totally unpredictable from start to finish. Brandi has done a great piece of work that is satisfying. This is a fast paced sci-fi/fantasy thats sprinkled with everything else.. We want more!
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)

Review by: Michael Cannon on March 31, 2012 :
Once started, it was hard to stop reading this smooth rolling adventure. Watching Reniko develop into what she became while staying true to her heart gave hope to those around in this incredible story. Thank you Brandi.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Eugene Shrayman on March 29, 2012 :
Very good written book! I enjoyed reading this adventure, and would like to read more from the author in the near future. For the record, I have no relations/ and I don't personally know the author. I just liked the book and wanted to say good things about the book and the author!!!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: jstoc on March 29, 2012 :
This was quite an adventure. Good story. Loved it.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: Jen Pierce on March 02, 2012 :
I absolutely loved this book. I started reading it and couldn't stop until it was done! I read it within a day and a half and was left wanting to read more. I hope you come out with another book soon!! : )
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Review by: Diane Lowen on March 02, 2012 :
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is an adventure, and has all the elements of a good adventure story. We have a heroine, a love triangle, and dragons and villains. It was hard to put down, and I read it in a few days, something I was trying to avoid. (I try to make my books last for at least a week, to savor them.) The book is well written, and the characters fairly well developed. And, of course, there is a twist at the end. I would recommend this book as good read for anyone looking for a pleasant diversion.
I am looking forward to the sequel.
Great job, Brandi!
(review of free book)

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