Think more Camelot and less Modern City. Well every 20 years the son of the mayor must go forth and slay this evil magician who can resurrect himself. So though forest and meadow the son goes to kill the magician. However once he gets there everything is not as it seems and the entire story takes this left hand turn that makes you shake your head and then it takes ANOTHER Due to the overall length I can not give you much information other than this story follows the son of the mayor of a city.
However once he gets there everything is not as it seems and the entire story takes this left hand turn that makes you shake your head and then it takes ANOTHER left hand turn and you are like wha just happened. Yeah that happened to me while I was reading it, and when I finished I was like where is the rest, because honestly this could have been another pages and I would have been happy. Aug 07, Jacquel rated it really liked it Shelves: awesomely-good-books.
This spine-tingling story has every indication of becoming a classic Aug 17, Never Never Land rated it it was amazing. At first I was weary of this read. It began filled to the brim with so much testosterone that I thought I was going to grow my own mustache and beard just by reading it. Twelve generations of perfect hero father and sons all named Ralic and who all go out and defeat the Overlord who comes back every twenty years.
Why do I feel like this is the perfect setup for an old fashioned testosterone filled story where men go out and play with their sticks in order to save the helpless little woman? It was making me groan but I thought there was no way this wasn't a setup for some awesome trip or some cosmic turn around to play out. I couldn't help but snicker when I was proven right.
I'm terrible, I know. But as it turns out that fall is what saves the town from yet another twenty years of deception.
And all that testosterone? Well, lets just say that this short story packs one hell of a punch that I think everyone can appreciate. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this story. Anything that is an attack on "ignorance" is a must have for my toolkit. I highly recommend this read and promise you that once you get past the queasy part you will understand just why it is so important for this story. As for me, I am off to read the sequel, Nail Another Amazon freebie.
I was drawn in by the cover and the title. Both are so simple The story follows Ralic and his early journey. We get to learn about where this hero comes from and a lot about him. Ralic is interesting indeed. I like him. The world seems interesting, but it confused me.
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I need to learn more about it. There wasn't much here. This seemed to focus on the people more so.
This needed a couple of extra pages I feel. Too prologue-y for my liking. I was surprised to see this was a fantasy. Did not expect it. But I was pleased.
Took me for a loop. I did pick up the next step of the story. It's longer, but still a short story. I am curious to learn more about Ralic and this world. We shall see. A random, odd find, but it wasn't bad.
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It did its job I'll give this a 3. Paper tells a story of a village suffering the effects of evil Overlord's reign supported by his lies and people's ignorance, intent on bringing the demise to the village and its inhabitants. The hero of this generation of villagers was supposed to be Ralic the Twelfth, as were his ancestors for earlier generations.
However, the secrets surrounding his quest are greater than anyone could imagine. Fortunately for the village, there is one exceptional person, an unexpected hero of the village, who Paper tells a story of a village suffering the effects of evil Overlord's reign supported by his lies and people's ignorance, intent on bringing the demise to the village and its inhabitants.
Fortunately for the village, there is one exceptional person, an unexpected hero of the village, who sees through the deceit and fights for the village in his stead. This was an amazing story of few exceptional people fighting against ignorance, showing the rest of their folk the dangers of believing in invented myths, and lead them into a new era of educated prosperity.
This is the first story, followed by Nail. Apr 20, Myriam rated it it was amazing Shelves: kell-inkston. Nail is the second story. Dec 16, Kevis Hendrickson rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , epic-fantasy , indie-book , short-story. I struggled like heck to read the first few pages of this story. The opening banter between the hero and his wife was silly and the quest came off as cliche. But I decided to stick with it and was glad I did.
It turned out to be quite fun!
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Lear rated it it was amazing. Brilliantly Crafted Folktale Paper Breath Book 1 is superbly written, encompassing all aspects of timeless lore. Clean, creative, thought provoking prose. A pleasure to read. Kell Inkston is at the top of my list of exceptional authors. I look forward to reading more by Mr. Dec 28, D rated it really liked it Shelves: length-short-or-chapter-less , fairy-tail , format-books. There are some good ideas here, a good writing hand, and nicely executed. The ending could be a little different though, got somewhat childish, but it's still worth it.
I suppose I would recommend it for anyone with 15 minutes of free time. Jul 28, Doreen rated it it was ok Shelves: challenge What just happened? I love the idea because the pen is mightier than the sword, but as not to spoil the plot I'll leave it at that. This needed quite a bit of work before it was published. Not quite sure how I ended up with it on my "to read" shelf. Dec 11, Alysha Thompson rated it really liked it. Nice short story Kinda corny but it was good : if you are looking for an eventful good ending short story this is the one!
Sep 30, Jen rated it liked it. Knowledge is a powerful thing and a precious commodity to share, but conveying it isn't always straightforward in Kell Inkston'sPaper. A village faces a recurring threat from a villainous Overlord every twenty years. Sending Ralic, the son of the leader Ralic the eleventh, armed with the Sword of Destiny to once again temporarily defeat their foe, this village gains their continued survival; however, this survival becomes less and less comfortable and prosperous for the people as the years progress.
When Ralic the twelfth returns home to his wife, she notices that he's not quite himself, driving her to suspect trickery, voice her concerns, and reveal the truth behind the deception that has been governing their village for so many years.
An intriguing premise serves as the base for this fantasy story with fairy tale elements that demonstrates the power that knowledge and words have over brawn; however, the execution of the concept was a touch unbalanced in its pacing and development. The world of this story is introduced in a rather cursory manner that leaves a lot of aspects unexplored and underdeveloped as the narrative instead moves forward to the next point of action.
There's some decent potential within this story that could be refined and expanded upon to create something a little more nuanced and powerful. A small town has a family of heroes. Every generation, the newest hero defeats the evil overlord for another twenty years. But what if everything wasn't what it seemed to be? This is a short fantasy story about a hero fighting an evil warlock. But it isn't your typical hack and slash story. There is a nice twist that changes the whole story. The writing was good but there were a few rough spots in it.
Nothing major, just some awkwardly phrased sentences mainly. Still, it was a free story which is A small town has a family of heroes. Still, it was a free story which is always a good way to try a new author's writing. Jan 20, Quinesia Johnson rated it it was ok.
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