History's Shadow Beginnings: Alexander

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"History's Shadow Beginnings" is a series of stories giving insight into the characters and events within the realm of "History's Shadow." This first installment introduces Alexander and the wizards and dragons responsible for what he would one day become. In a world of magic, secret wizard wars, and unsung heroes, Alexander remains one of "History's Shadow's" most powerful and mysterious forces. More
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Published: Aug. 14, 2012
Words: 4,950
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476099842
About K. Dzr

K. Dzr is a web designer, author and artist living in Detroit, MI. A long time fan of sci-fi, fantasy and superheroes, she began collecting comic books and reading Terry Brooks novels at a young age. She spent most of her childhood drawing, writing and dreaming of fantastical places and characters, a hobby she continues to this day. Despite positive feedback on early written works, she had little desire to pursue a writing career and instead focused her creative energy into drawing and music. It wasn't until college, and after a lot of persuasion from her mother during a conversation about an idea for a comic book that she began writing her first novel, History's Shadow.

K. Dzr lives in Detroit with her dog, Eerie LeighAnne Bartholomew III, and enjoys traveling, fighting zombies, learning languages, building and customizing things and going on adventures with her cousin Bennie. Once History's Shadow is wrapped up, she will be working on her next novel: Mustard, a tale of a schizophrenic surviving in a post-apocalyptic world, due to be completed before the world ends.

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Review by: SashaB on Feb. 16, 2013 : (no rating)
I love reading series, and for the most part this one did not disappoint. I wrote my first review on a book I d/l on Smashwords and decided to drop a couple more about others. I really do hope to read more about this story. I love high fantasy!
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Review by: Lorren Silcock on Aug. 31, 2012 : star star star star
Intriguing concept- I look forward to reading more of Alexander's adventures.
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Review by: Carol Peters on Aug. 25, 2012 : star star star star
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.
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Review by: JaQuan Blanding on Aug. 23, 2012 : star star star star
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.
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Review by: Annetta Wellman on Aug. 23, 2012 : star star star star star
I'm so engrossed in the story that I sometimes forget I'm suppose to be editing.
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Review by: Corisa Nalls on Aug. 23, 2012 : star star star
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!!!
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Review by: cathy riopelle on Aug. 18, 2012 : star star star star
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!
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