The Hero's Chamber

Rated 4.82/5 based on 11 reviews
Pure Fantasy Adventure that takes off from the very first page! 9000+ readers have spoken about how this story grabbed them, pulled them in and transported them to a place that isn't just creative, it's pure imagination. You'll be moving at a fast pace along an epic journey that can only be described as incredible. Everything you're looking for in a "can't put it down" weekend read is right here. More
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About Ian Newton

I live with my amazing wife on the Kitsap peninsula in Washington. I am a pharmacist, photographer, stargazer, artist, inventor, avid outdoors-man and father to three sons.

I'm also a dreamer, but I'm not the only one ;)

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Reviews of The Hero's Chamber by Ian Newton

Victor-Antonio Ali reviewed on June 22, 2015

While there are a few details that I found uncomfortable about the technical side of writing, overall this book kept me intrigued and reading until the end. It reflects well the hope in a decaying struggling world... It inspires nostalgia for a place that doesn't exist. Most of all now I want to read the sequel. Thanks for your words Ian.
(review of free book)
Hobbe Noxious reviewed on May 6, 2015

I find myself torn about this story. While well written, and based on an excellent concept, it just... falls flat. Specifically, the last forty pages or so, feel like everyone's just patting themselves on the back repeatedly. And while the book boasts "no gratuitous violence, foul language or nightmarish scenes", there's also no real conflict. No adversaries. The landscape itself is the only thing that really stands in our adverturer's way, and even that puts up little fight in the end. All in all, after reading all the glowing reviews, and getting excited to find something truly excellent on Smashwords, I walk away feeling cheated.
(review of free book)
aramm reviewed on Feb. 19, 2015

It isn't that often that I come across a book that holds my attention so completely that I lose all concept of time... This is one of those books. I would have easily read the entire book in one sitting if I didn't have a life to attend to. That being said, I did sacrifice a few nights of sleep & finished this book in just a couple of days. I love the story line, the characters, & the authors ability to provide vivid images from his words. I am anxiously awaiting book 2.
(review of free book)
jamram59 reviewed on Dec. 22, 2014

There are books that you put down and stop reading as you see the pages come to an end. Not because you are bored with the book but because you don't want the story to end. This describes "The Hero's Chamber". It is a book that develops the characters and settings draw you into a world that is plausible and consistent. I thoroughly enjoyed the read and did not want the story to end. This is a story that you look forward to and hope for more to come.
(review of free book)
TonklinRides reviewed on July 9, 2014

My friend let me borrow his copy of the originally printed book that he bought at work from the author. I devoured it in 3 days. I couldn't stop reading! I didn't just need to know what came next, I had to know. And let me tell you, I thought every single chapter, every single twist and turn was genius. Then there was the artwork on every single chapter and the dust cover jacket, oh my god! Are you kidding me. Each piece of artwork was clearly inspired by the story and the illustrator worked with something akin to magic to put them on paper.

This is a story that comes to life in your head, in your heart and in your life. I've never read a more personally inspirational story, and yet the story doesn't seem to have been crafted for this purpose at all. When people ask me what it was about I tell them it was about growing up, about taking chances, about shouldering a burden that's too heavy to lift and carrying it for miles. It's about deciding who you really are and what you're really made of and just how far those gifts will take you. it's about magic and love and friendship and everything that's possible. I tell them it's a story about all of us which means it's about you too. Most of the time I just tell them to read it and then they can tell me what it was about.


I can't wait to see how it ends in book have to write book 2!

Thank you so much for writing such a fantastic novel. I am in your debt for just having read it!
(review of free book)
gwynn1947 reviewed on June 9, 2014

I'm a big fan of Orson Scott Card because he writes great women characters and I fell in love with Ian's heroine Kaya. Am also delighted by the concept of Wanderers and books that can consume you.
I read this in one lovely afternoon and am looking forward to the continuation of the story..
(review of free book)
swinderl reviewed on May 19, 2014

A wonderful book full of adventure. Well written and keeps you wanting to read more. Creativity is an understatement for this book. I would recommend this to any age and cant wait for the second book to come out!!!!!
(review of free book)
Marcia Adams Ho reviewed on April 5, 2014

Full Disclosure, I had the privilege of illustrating this book. Before illustrating, I was a reader and this is my review from that point of view.
Hero’s Chamber by Ian Newton is an adventure from the opening words. This book transports the reader to an unknown place and time and journeys through physical hardship, loss, hope and fulfillment. The harsh landscapes and descriptions feel real, often to a point of discomfort. This world has legends, myths and magic that can go right to the edge while remaining believable. This planet is getting hotter-you will wonder if it's the story or our own human condition that makes you crave a glass of cool water. If you are a young adult, or the spark of a youthful spirit has never left, this book will be a companion you never want to leave.
(reviewed 47 days after purchase)
Becky Finn reviewed on April 5, 2014

Read the whole book in one sitting!! Each page kept me wanting more!!! When does the next book come out??

You never know what you'll get when your Mom recommends a book -- especially one by her boss. This was great!! Thanks to Mom and to Ian Newton for providing such a great read. I will be recommending this to all my college buddies!
(review of free book)
HeroChamberFan reviewed on April 5, 2014

What an amazing read! It is a true gift to take a reader away from the thought of "stuff" and return civilization to a world of civility. The author gives a wonderful account of the true meaning of life.

You have to read this book! I can't wait for the Kingdom to rise during my lifetime.

Thank you for a great read. Please write your next book, I can hardly wait to see what happens next.
(review of free book)
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