The Sword of Righteousness

J.W.Baccaro
The Sword of Righteousness
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Publisher
Whiskey Creek Press
Release Date
December 2011
Series
Book 4 of Guardian of the Seventh Realm
Genre
Action/Adventure Romance, Alternate Universe, Fantasy Romance

SUMMARY
Darshun Luthais—Nasharin warrior and chosen Guardian of earth, continues his journey across the arctic land of Syngothra, seeking to destroy Abaddon's Unholy Altar of Power, and bring the Second Great War to an end. But when a new and deadly sorcerer working for Abaddon discovers his plan, he sets up a trap for Darshun and his five companions, a colossal army of darkness lying in wait among the frozen elements, ready to unleash its fury once the intruders are in sight.
Now it is up to King Loreus—ruler of Loreladia to unify the scattered races of Light, and charge into Syngothra before the trap is sprung. For Loreus wields the Golden Sword of Purity, a weapon forged long ago by the Five Holy Races, before darkness had separated them. With little time to spare, the Loreladian King must stop the Elves from another civil war, gain their trust and then encounter the Centaurs of Cestmir, a pious Matriarchy and self-righteous race, where if they do not remember the Sword, they may prove to be more of an enemy than Abaddon.

Book Review by Laurie P (reviewer)
Aug 22, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
156 people found the following review helpful
In THE SWORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, the world building and cast of characters keeps growing and getting better. The pace of the actions picks up and the intensity increases. Yet at the same time there are spots of lightheartedness in this story. There are a couple of surprises in this fourth part of the saga. There are friends old and new, as well as enemies. The journey continues and so do the adventure and excitement as Darshun and his companions resume their quest for the light.

Darshun and his group journey towards the cold and barren lands of Syngothra. They are unaware of the destruction that Damacoles has created. Damacoles is a master of Blackened Arts and a powerful sorcerer, who has joined forces with Abaddon. They also have no idea that the sorcerer knows all they have planned.

Abaddon knows all about Darshun, his followers and where they are headed. He has an army of evil creatures that are preparing to stop them. But while this enormous army is getting ready, Darshun's group runs into goblins and minotaurs, where they are saved by a group of dwarves.

In one of the lighthearted parts of the story, after Darshun's group is saved, he meets the King and Queen of the Dwarves, who both have beards and mustaches and as usual, Darshun puts his foot in his mouth. The king of the dwarves bestows gifts to Mirabel to help in the quest in the form of a sword (the Dragon Spirit Lance) and a shield for he feels Mirabel is master enough of mind and meditation to wield such tools.

One the new enemies they run into are vampires, flesh eating cannibals. The Vampire Queen places a spell on Nayland, which causes one of several unexpected things to happen in this book.

While passing through the land, they are attacked by a wraith, who is almost impossible to defeat. But when they discover the true identity of the wraith they are all in for a surprise.

So much happens in this part of the story that it pushes the series forward. Again, the writing is done beautifully with great descriptions and details. The world that Darshun and his companions are traveling through is easy to visualize, as are all of the creatures both good and evil. I can't wait to see where the author takes us in the next and last part of Darshun's journey and who we'll meet.
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