The Golden Hall

Rated 4.93/5 based on 29 reviews
A small collection of short adventure/fantasy poems that I hope you will enjoy.
1. The Halls of Valhalla
2. Raven’s Wing
3. Mermaids Realm
4. Heaven’s Gate
5. Lover’s Dream
6. Demon’s Jest
7. Atlantis
8. Bitter Sweet
9. A Warriors Dream
10. Time and Space
11. Endless More
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Words: 2,360
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301717286
About Gary Mark Lee

Gary dedicates all his books to his loving wife Margaret who always believed in him.

Gary Mark Lee was born in Pasadena California in 1947; he graduated high school then went into the entertainment field. He worked for many special effects companies in the mid 1908’s then went into the theme park design business, he has worked for the Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers and Universal Studio’s and others.

All three of his "Nomads of Gorn" trilogy are now uploaded and have many 5 star reviews, we hope the you will enjoy them.

He and his wife live comfortably in the Riverside area of Southern California and enjoy watching old movies and having friends over to enjoy their extensive backyard where Gary has constructed a full size version of the Nautilus submarine from the Disney movie “Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea”.

Gary has written a number of movies scripts and short stories, all the illustrations in his books were done by him.

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Review by: jackjohnson on July 20, 2017 :
I agree with the other reviews, this is a good book of poetry, full of themes and characters from the middle ages.
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Review by: David Concly on April 21, 2017 :
I've been reading and re-reading these for the past year or so. Nice poems for sure.
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Review by: Mike White on Dec. 06, 2016 :
This is simply one of the best books of poetry that I have seen in all my years on Smashwords. I particularly loved Mermaids Realm, The Halls of Valhalla, and Endless, but really, all of these were gems. This is truly a book of poetry that I would highly recommend.
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Review by: ManlyDude on Oct. 21, 2016 :
Excellent book of poems.
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Review by: Jebidiah McGregor on Oct. 18, 2016 :
Very interesting! I downloaded it and immediately found solace in this, as I am a fan of both folklore and mythology.
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Review by: ShazamReads on Sep. 06, 2016 :
This was very exciting reading. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy but I thoroughly did.
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Review by: ClintB on July 22, 2016 :
Enjoyed this book of poems, felt like I was in the great hall with norsemen drinking mead with the wenches after battle.
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Review by: Redondo B on July 05, 2016 :
If you like Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Vikings and that sort of thing . . . and you like poetry, well then you are going to like this book of poems. I'm not much for the study of lit and poetry (quite frankly most poetry I can't understand and I find it boring), but if there is such a thing as good poems, this is it. I really like it.
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Review by: KG1001 on July 04, 2016 :
Great poems and they were free!
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Review by: PaulS972 on May 24, 2016 :
This book was excellent! I grabbed it a while back because it was the #1 highest rated book of poetry on Smashwords. I had it on my Kindle for several months and I read (and reread) many of the poems while on the train to work and back. I was, quite frankly, amazed at how much I liked the poems. The imagery evoked in every scene of old warriors remembering battle, the scenes seemed to take place in castles and grand tents, on battlefields, among heroes in times gone by. What more can I say? If you like poetry, I recommend this book to you.

I wanted to add a note because when I finally came back to smashwords to post my review I saw that someone had posted a 1-star review, and then to add insult they posted the comment "Great work!" I don't get it, did the reviewer (Burak Cinar) think 1-star is a good review? So I clicked on the reviewer's name and saw that this many posted over a dozen 1-star reviews on many free books in the same day. I have not idea what this person was trying to accomplish but it seems hateful. Don't pay any attention to the 1-star review below. This is a great book. Thanks to the author for sharing his creative vision and his powerful imagination in these wonderful poems.
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Review by: DoloresMatthews on March 09, 2016 :
It makes sense to me that this is the highest rated book of poetry here on Smashwords. These poems are wonderfully written. The layout and proofreading is high quality. Most of all, they are full of battles, romance, mystery, curses, witchery, heroes and celebration. Many of these poems ring with images and references that took me back to the olde norse literature. I imagined vikings and romans after battle. I imagined midnight incantations, old soldiers commiserating over beers after a bloody battle. I really appreciate the time the author took to write these and publish these poems.
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Review by: GoatLockerOccupant on Feb. 06, 2016 :
These poems are in line with the best medieval literature. The rhymes, characters and images are excellent. The way the author swept me along was quite impressive. Highly recommended.
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Review by: JayHawkFan1 on Jan. 13, 2016 :
Wonderful poems, epics with fighting vikings and heroes, gods and magic. This little book is full of great images and rhyming couplets. Makes you want to drink a pint and read them aloud.
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Review by: WGACA on Dec. 18, 2015 :
This little book of poetry shows what an amazing thing Smashwords really is. I mean, to find a book of excellent poetry like this on here for free, and simply click on it and it opens and it's there to read . . . is absolutely amazing. Wow, modern technology. Seriously though, the rhyming couplets, the grand and timeless images, the beauty evoked in these poems are truly wonderful. I'm not a poetry critic for that matter, but I have read widely and love both popular fiction and the classics and all I can say is the poems in this book are wonderful. One sad thing though, some other author who is trying to climb to the top of the Smashwords "highest rated" list will probably put a 4-star rating on this book eventually just to knock it off the list because it's free. Sad, but true. The author should charge 99c for this book because it's worth it and having a price on it will prevent some idiot indie author from dropping a 'less than 5 star' review on it just to knock it back to number 5972 on the highest rated list. Peace.
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Review by: shrating on July 30, 2015 :
These poems are wonderful. They are written on an epic level with bold images and striking language. I really enjoyed them all, especially the one about mermaids.
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Review by: DC5676 on May 07, 2014 :
Classical themes abound and the writing is excellent. Quite a talent I think!
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Review by: CatlinDavis on April 23, 2014 :
a small book but filled with a lot of imagination and just plain fun, I enjoyed it very much.
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Review by: David Mantor on March 04, 2014 :
Beautifully written poems especially Ravens Wing.
Written in the correct style which made it a pleasure.
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Review by: R Cole on Oct. 26, 2013 :
I liked reading the short poems its really is intense writing with imagination. My two favorite ones were "A Warriors Dream" and "Demons Jest" You have quiet a vivid imagination. It reminds me of a little bit of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories but more dark, rather than goth, A good read
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Review by: RJDavis on Oct. 09, 2013 :
A great little book, thanks for a fun time
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Review by: Ben Franks on Sep. 19, 2013 :
A very short book but great fun to read, check it out, I'm sure you'll love it!
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Review by: Ken Smith on Aug. 13, 2013 :
I liked it a lot, the only thing I didn't like was that I wanted more! I don't read poetry most of the time but this was just plain fun, I loved Raven's Wing and Lover's Dream the most. I hope to see more from the author soon.
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Review by: Margaret Whitesell on July 15, 2013 :
A nice little book of free style writing, easy to read and some very good images.
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Review by: Robert Johnson on July 11, 2013 :
A great little book, easy to read and really got my "guy" side going, but I think the ladies would love it too, hope to see more.
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Review by: Craig Claiborne on July 05, 2013 :
I've gotta say I really enjoyed reading these poems. Gary's approach to his writing in a way encourages one to create pictures in their own minds of what they're reading. His approach is very original. My fave so far out of the poems, is the one called "Heaven's Gate" . I can't wait to read his other works, would suggest this to my friends. Great stuff.
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Review by: Susan Mann on June 26, 2013 :
I'm reminded of Poe as well as Beowulf reading this. It's a wonderful little book of poems probably geared more towards the male reader than female...but...girls will like the mermaid tale as well...I did!
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Review by: Bob Markus on June 21, 2013 :
A very fun little read, hope to see more in the future, thanks for posting.
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Review by: Gene Denham on June 20, 2013 :
One of the best poetry books I've ever read.
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Review by: Susan Monroe on June 19, 2013 :
Well done
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