Tales Of The Arter Gems: Episode III: The Chosen One

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Jump inside the head of Syra, an eighteen year old girl from West Auckland, New Zealand, who begins her journey at University. On her first day, she starts discovering the mysteries hidden within, eventually stumbling across a portal to another world. How will she get back to Earth? Who can she trust? Find out in the first installment of this ten book series... More
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Words: 100,230
Language: English (New Zealand dialect)
ISBN: 9781301383924
About Mario Walsh

Firstly, thank you for supporting my five books; Episode III, Episode IV, Episode V, Episode II, and recently I. A lot of hard work and time has gone into this story. I've been working on this series since September 2007, and have released Episode III first as I feel it was necessary to tell Syra's story first. The order that I will release the series is Episode III, IV, V, and then Episode II, followed by I and VI: Prologue. Now that all five are available, you can read them in chronological order as well. The Time Series - Episode VI: Epilogue - X - will be released afterwards.

A bit about me

I'm a 32 year old author from West Auckland, New Zealand. I love action and Science Fiction - especially time travel. This series is my attempt of merging both these loves into one.
My father introduced me to the 'Back to the Future' trilogy at age 6, so since then I've always been pretty obsessed with Time travel.
If you have any questions about my series, like my facebook page and ask anything you like, i'd be happy to answer.
One last thing. My book has a lot of violence in it, which does not mean that I condone it in the real world. You see, I dissect a scene in my head and describe it on paper how I see it. It's just how I have always been; I love vivid detail, and want to reader to be able to see what unfolded in my head as I wrote it.
Again, a big thank you from the bottom of my heart. Positive or negitive reviews, thank you for reading my creation. It's been nearly 9 years of telling this story, and it'll take plenty more.

Books by Mario Walsh
Tales of The Arter Gems
Episode III - The Chosen One - FREE
Episode IV - A Twist of Fate - FREE
Episode V - Syra's Paradox - FREE
Episode II - The Pinnacles of Fate - FREE
Episode I - The Prophet and her Legacy - FREE
Episode VI - The Syndicate of Time 'Prologue' - $1.99



The Time Series

Episode VI - The Syndicate of Time Full Edition + 'Epilogue' - 2018
Episode VII - The Mentor of Time - 2022
Episode VIII - The Guardian of Time - 2024
Episode IX - The Martyr of Time - 2025
Episode X - The Bounty of Time - 2026

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Review by: Rebecca Dawe on Jan. 26, 2015 :
Just a note about the two negative reviews... They say the positive reviews are fake? No their not. If you look, yes most of them have only reviewed Mario Walsh's books. That's because their his friends who have been following his story and really enjoying it. A lot of them are people who we don't know who must also be enjoying this series.. If you ask me it is kind of strange how 3 different people all start an account on the same day and leave a negative review on two different books on that exact day. THAT sounds more 'fake' to me!
To anyone that is unsure about whether or not they would enjoy this book, READ IT!! Mario has never pretended to be the best. It is a great story written by an every day guy. Yes I'm sure there is mistakes and if you're picky maybe don't bother, but if you can look past that and see this story for what it is, I know you will enjoy it!
It is actually an interesting read that keeps you wanting more! The book is free. What have you got to lose? Nothing! You will gain the chance to read an amazing book, with a fantastic storyline and learn a lot. Mario is a smart guy and he likes to challenge the reader and get them to think about stuff. Be prepared to pay attention. Mario's philosophy in life: Everything happens for a reason. Therefore everything that happens in his book has a purpose, no matter how small or strange it may seem. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did :)
(review of free book)

Review by: laura1990 on Jan. 26, 2015 :
not only are all these reviews fake (if you look, they've only reviewed these books and nothing else) but this writing is absolutely terrible.

awful. seriously don't bother.
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Review by: gregw25 on Jan. 26, 2015 :
So awful. Couldn't make it to the end from the over-descriptiveness. Narrative is all over the place. I've never read anything in that "first-person-omniscient-present-tense" kind of format that worked.

Don't waste your time. Dull.

Also most of these reviews are suspicious. Lots of "great imagination!" used everywhere. Dodgy.
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Review by: Mitchelloyo on Nov. 12, 2014 :
A really capturing book! Once I started reading I found it extremely hard to stop. Awesome original ideas and characters throughout the book, I'm excited to read the sequels!
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Review by: scotty on Oct. 01, 2014 :
A great build up 2 a great series can't wait 2 see where it goes much respect 4 all your hard work
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Review by: sparkels2001 on Sep. 24, 2014 :
Not my usual genre but really enjoyed the read. Great imagination and that's backed up by the detailed descriptions of what's happening. Plenty of different adventures to follow. Looking forward to making my way through the rest of the books in the series.
(review of free book)

Review by: Damien Baber on July 31, 2014 :
I'm not much of a reader, but the series got me hooked. Took my imagination to a whole new level. Excellent book
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Review by: matt s on May 20, 2014 :
What an incredible read, it captures my imagination with ease and holds onto it till the very last page. If you wish to take a journey into the incredible word this author has created I would most certainly give it a read. thanks very much for you efforts and creativity, CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!
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Review by: Trimtam on May 12, 2014 :
An amazing book written with such vivid imagination and creativity. Thoroughly enjoyable and cannot wait to read the rest. Mario, you are incredibly talented and have so much potential. I look forward to reading more of your books in the near future.
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Review by: Riley Hale on May 09, 2014 :
This book had me hooked from the start. The grammar suffers a little bit in parts, but the story more than makes up for that. The science fiction side of it doesn't seem to shine through till very late in the story, but this will surely be more evident in the next installment. Keen to download the rest of the series and get into them.
(review of free book)

Review by: Claudia Parker on May 04, 2014 :
very easy to get immersed in.
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Review by: Rina Parker on May 03, 2014 :
WOW!! I was utterly enthralled; this spellbinding book will captivate you and fire your imagination and leave you wanting more. The writer is very elaborate so much so you feel like you’re watching a movie. I mean what an incredible imagination he has the creativity and vivid description of every aspect is just mind blowing.

Take my word for it and read the book you will not be disappointed.
(review of free book)

Review by: Hazel Crosbie on Feb. 19, 2014 :
awesome book a must to read. a very talented your person.
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Review by: T Baggnz, Sr on Feb. 04, 2014 :
Great book, well written and expertly mastered. Truly shows the intelligence of this young author.

Kept me hooked in from start to end always wanting more. Cant wait to start reading the next!
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Review by: Mr. Parks on Jan. 15, 2014 :
Intelligently written book with many unforeseen circumstances, each page taking you to a new destination. Well thought out Main and side characters developed from head to toe, as well as refined inhabitants of the word.

The book provides a maintained balance of action, comedic relief and pop culture references that you are sure to spend an hour or so flipping the pages before you put it down, Its hard not to have a good "time" reading this book
(review of free book)

Review by: Jack Tard on Jan. 10, 2014 :
This was the first book I stumbled across. Intrigue, action, mystery, everything you could want; it resembles a very complex puzzle, slowly unraveling itself...Keen to read the next book tonight!!
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Review by: Karl Law on Dec. 19, 2013 :
I've known Mario for 20 years. This book grips you from the first chapter !! Once you've started reading it you don't want to out it down !!! All the hard work has finally paid off. Congrats Mario can't wait to see what else you'll pull out of your sleeve!!!'
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Review by: rasmus riddering on Dec. 08, 2013 :
Very compelling and interesting book by Mario. It grips the reader and makes you want to turn the pages and keep reading it more and more. Each book in the series will finish with you wanting to read more and more
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Review by: Ana Campbell on Dec. 01, 2013 :
Awesome read. Fantastic use of wording. Grips you from the beginning. Recommended to anyone who likes to be hanging on every word. Warning: will not be able to put "book" down. Can't wait for the next story to continue the adventure. Good one Mario.
(review of free book)

Review by: nita Harvey on Nov. 28, 2013 :
I am yet to finish the book, but from what I have read has made me wanting more, the creativity, and imagination that has gone into this story has blown my mind. I thoroughly have enjoyed what I read so far and can't wait to finish and get the next book. Definitely a story that leaves you wanting more. I definitely do, obviously as I've said it twice. Awesome job dude. Be very proud of what you have achieved!!! Definitely a thumbs up from me :) if you are skeptical and don't know if it's your thing, just read it!! You won't be disappointed!
(review of free book)

Review by: louis douglas on Oct. 14, 2013 :
A very well imagined story that I loved reading. I generally don't read much fiction but found myself immersed in the story and characters. I constantly wanted to know what would happen next, so much so that I dreamt about it. Very much looking forward to the next books.
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Review by: arryn sefonte on Sep. 29, 2013 :
a great story written by a great story teller. this book has characters that you cant help but fall in love with, and a storyline that is forever building on its self. a very hard book to put down. am interested to get some answers in the next episodes.
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Review by: damian holmes on Sep. 16, 2013 :
fantastic! was absolutly enthralled, could not put it down. great read , would recommend to anyone. cant wait for next one, now i have to know what happens! ........hurry please mr walsh!
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Review by: Jesse Maria on Sep. 13, 2013 :
The writers imagination is off the chart, this is a well thought out world with vivid characters and a book that is exceptionally difficult to put down.

This book is really good for a young reader or a newbie to reading, but even experienced readers will enjoy the fullness of the story.

I am really looking forward to where this story may go with the next few books that are currently in editing.
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Review by: Kahn Netzler on Sep. 11, 2013 :
This review is coming from a guy who hasn't picked up a book to read to pass the time in 20 years ive never been an avid reader but to my delight i picked up the "Tales of the Arter gems" because it came highly recommended was sceptic at first due to not being a fan of reading and found myself hard to pull away from the pages once i emursed myself in the book my hats off to the author for keeping my attention through out the book eagerly waiting and anticipating the second installment.
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Review by: Shanelle Followell on Sep. 09, 2013 :
A fantastic read! Very well written - I loved the detail, it really makes you feel like you're immersed in the story. Well established characters and no floury introduction to the book. So refreshing to read a book with a female main character. Waiting impatiently for the follow on book now!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kristina dobson on Sep. 09, 2013 :
I really enjoyed reading this book. Would definitly recommend it. Was a good read and now im curious to know what happens next!
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Review by: Varsha Gooly on Sep. 08, 2013 :
A great book. I read it at one go. Once you start reading it, you cannot put it down. I love the easy read, the vivid description but yet simple way of telling things. I am really impatient for the forthcoming book. Thank you Mario for such a wonderful book.
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Review by: Claire Harker on Sep. 05, 2013 :
An awesome read, I couldn't put it down. Everything is in vivid detail could picture everything in my head I can so see this turned into a movie. Brilliant book Mario well done.
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Review by: Megan C on Sep. 04, 2013 :
Tales of The Arter Gems: Episode lll: The Chosen one, by Mario Walsh
It’s a thinker!
For those that enjoy an intellectual read and thought provoking ideas, this book is what you are after.
Based on a young West Auckland girl named Syra, whose entire existence goes from Zero to Hero in an instant, a journey of self-discovery and realizations she is confronted with as she learns and carries out, the purpose of her existence!
Out of the ordinary, but in a good way. Get lost in paradoxes of time, events and characters where what things appear to be are not.
Infused with concepts for all readers: Love, Pain, Purpose, Adventure, Violence, Good and Evil. Every possible emotion is carefully introduced and developed through this book making it relatable to many.
A great read for anyone!
(review of free book)

Review by: Mark Andrews on Aug. 16, 2013 :
What a great Sci Fi! Definately would recommend to anyone who loves that genre or action, adventure. Am going to highly recommend this book to everyone!
(review of free book)

Review by: Colin Nankivell on Aug. 15, 2013 :
Fantastic Read. The writing style immerses you into the story right from the beginning, no tedious introduction to get through. Characters are very well developed throughout the book and all adventure enthusiasts will find this an excellent Cover-To-Cover read. Cant wait for the next instalment.
(review of free book)

Review by: Rachel Tucker on Aug. 14, 2013 :
This book is an amazing read! A bit graphic at times (just a warning) but that's obviously the readers style which he does so well. I love that there is a female main character, Syra is definitely someone that a lot of people can relate to. Was a hard book to put down, I just always wanted to keep reading and see what happens next. Definitely a lot of action, which keeps you on your toes, you never know what will happen. I'm frustrated with the cliff hanger ending!! What happens next?? I want to read Episode IV!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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