Ashar'an Rising

Rated 4.60/5 based on 5 reviews
Book 2 of the Nexus Wars Saga, by Robert Day.

Following on where Demon Gates finished, Ashar'an Rising follows Valdieron, descendant of Kay'taari Dragon-riders, as he continues his quest to restore the Disk of Akashel. Battling Ashar'an Assassins, Demons, and his own self-doubts, can he survive the growing danger of his quest, or will the loss of those dear to him come at too much of a cost? More

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About Robert Day

Robert Day was born in Newcastle, New South Wales. His family moved to the small town of Gloucester when he was 10. He was introduced to Fantasy books by a friend soon after, and from then on hardly a day seemed to go by when he was not lost in some fantasy land rather than doing homework or chores. Around age 15 he discovered Dungeons and Dragons thanks to his older brother Jamie, further fuelling his imagination.
It was during a time when he had seemed to have read most fantasy available to him that he thought "How hard can it be?"
The answer being, of course, "Very Hard!"
Twenty years later, after turning what was originally one enormous manuscript into 2 moderately huge ones, he brings you Demon Gates, book 1 of the Nexus Wars Saga. This, his debut Novel, is the beginning of what will eventually be a 5 - 7 book series.

Robert now resides on the Central Coast of NSW with his beautiful wife Kerri, 3 cats, and a border collie dog named Jasper.

Also in Series: The Nexus Wars Saga


Review by: Chris Webb on Dec. 6, 2012 :
Continuing to enjoy the series and I am not disappointed with the second book of the series. I hope the rest of the series will be soon available.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Thden Mev on July 20, 2011 :
I am really enjoying every part of this book, I am still currently reading through it all and let me just say that Robert Day has really outdone himself this time. Demon Gates was a great read but Ashar'am Rising is a heart-pounding adventure from the very start. I will have a full review soon once I have finished reading this wondrous tale, be sure to check it out here as well as on my blog soon!

MeV says "BUY THIS BOOK!" lol
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
Review by: Jeffrey M. Poole on April 19, 2011 :
This is what a sequel is all about!

Picking right up where Demon Gates left off, Ashar'an Rising continues to follow the adventures of Valdieron as he attempts to fight the invasion of demons into his world. This story also focuses on other characters besides Valdieron, but those you have been introduced to in the first book.

Using the power of the pendant he was given by his mother, Valdieron also continues his studies to become a master swordsman and also starts to learn how to use magic.

The author does a fantastic job weaving multiple storylines together to create a well developed tale in a world brought vividly and masterfully to life. Descriptive settings, colorful characters, and well executed battle scenes leave you on your toes and wanting more! I found myself eagerly turning page after page, wondering what was going to happen next!

Robert, I eagerly await the release of the next in this series. Good job once more!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Bookblogger on March 31, 2011 :
Ashar'an Rising is the sequel to Demon Gates. The story continues following Vald on his quest to stop the demons horde from destroying the world. Through the book he continues to learn through the magic of the Dragon's Tear pendant left to him by his mother.

I don't want to get into the plot much since I will most likely let spoilers of the first book slip if I try to go into any detail. This book differs from the first book in that it focuses a lot more on some characters other than just Vald. The adventure follows Prince Andrak on the mission that he and his sister set out upon. We also see more from Kyle and Thorgast as they attempt to help Thorgast's people.

Personally I would have to say that I did enjoy the first book a little bit more, but I think that is because I really enjoy Vald as a character (not that there is anything wrong with the others, but I do play favorites) and this book did not feature him quite as much. Robert continues to write wonderful action scenes and describes his massive world in the right amount of detail. You do not spend pages reading about each mountain in a huge range, but visual images are made clear by his descriptions. His webpage is also an excellent tool having all kinds of extra information including some excellent maps to help you see the journey everyone is taking.

The only downfall of the book is that since this one just came out I'm sure there will be a decent wait for the next book in the series. Excellent work again Mr. Day.
(reviewed 34 days after purchase)
Review by: frostschutz on March 2, 2011 :
This sequel to Demon Gates continues the story in the very same fashion/quality as the first book, so if you liked the first one, you'll like this too. It does not focus only on Valdieron but rather tries to give every character a bit of limelight, so we also get to know how Kyle and Andrak fare on their own quests.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)

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