Seeds of Virtue, Dark Descent, Book I

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I fight for good.

What makes a man virtuous? Is it how he was raised? The people he surrounds himself with? Or is it something that comes from his very soul? For the young Druzeel Sesstar, it is the way he has always lived his life.

Regardless of the tragic death of his parents, Druzeel stills sees the world filled with honor, kindness, and integrity, beliefs encouraged... his adoptive father Gr More
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About Christopher Lapides

"Daddy, you're the coolest daddy in my life."

Those are the words of my three-year-old daughter. I would like to think that everyone has this view of me, except the daddy part, but reality is often very different from the mind of a three-year-old.

I was born in Anaheim, California in 1979. I created my first design, with the ever reliable pencil, when I was five. I have been designing ever since, though the medium has changed throughout the years. Now the keyboard, mouse and occasional drawing pad are my tools.

In 1989, I moved to Georgia, where I continued to doodle, dream and get in trouble for sketching while the teacher was talking. I attended Brookwood High School in Snellville. After graduating, I went on an exploratory quest, trying out Georgia State and Perimeter College before finally settling on UGA, where I graduated in 2001 with a degree in Journalism/Advertising.

I was immediately hired by a bridal magazine as an Art Director. From there I went to a small catalog company based in Stone Mountain where I worked as a graphic designer. After that it was onto Progressive Lighting where I worked as a graphic degner for four years. I am currently designing for Acuity Brands Lighting. I also work as a freelance designer and have done work for various catalog, marketing and mom & pop businesses.

During those precious moments of free time, when my two daughters allow it, I like to draw, sketch and write. Writing has become my new passion as you can see if you visit my Books page. I write for myself more than anyone but hope to one day be picked up by one of the big publishers. To one day be able to sit home and write all day is a dream that I hope will one day become reality.

I currently live in Loganville with my wife Jenna and two daughters, Kaylee and Anna. We spend the days as all families should, playing and laughing as if nothing else in all the world matters.

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Review by: crpgnut on March 28, 2013 :
I agree with thiotes, although it's word usage errors more than spelling. An example would be fare instead of fair or whether instead of weather. Editors need to actually read their books instead of scanning them.

The story is fine though, with a likeable main character and an interesting cast surrounding him. The various magic encounters are entertaining.
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Review by: thiotes on March 25, 2013 :
I was enjoying it while reading, the writing is fairly engaging, but
-1 because of plenty of spelling errors
-1 because it felt unfinished, even for a book in a series. No real progress with either the main storyline or the characters and basically ending in something like a cliffhanger (which i personally hate).
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