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The heirs of lydin (the ap'lydin chronicles) (volume 1) - Book giveaway for The Heirs of Lydin (The Ap Lydin.

I liked the book. I would have loved it if the first half had matched the pace and action of the second. I am waiting for the next in this series, trusting that the plot will be more gripping since there is so much more left in the story. The four bohostars rating is mostly for the second half and the nice maps.

This book is first of the series The Ap’Lydin Chronicles, leaving us hints of exciting possibilities of betrayal, hot pursuit, and good fight scenes.

Elves and human races are pretty much same as the usual epic fantasy novels based on Western myth and folklore, but this book introduces us to some new ones inspired by middle eastern countries, a welcome change from the usual. One such example is the Macrodonian empire which remarkably resembles the Egyptian civilization while Quarld is a sultanate of Bedouin tribes (Arabs). Ahkhtarran sounds similar to Akhtar, an Urdu/Arabic name.