As the lighting blazed in a dancing, arcing column to the sky, a voice deep and powerful as thunder said, “My son, today my powers are bestowed upon you.”
This tour goes back to the age of legends. The author has taken a deep dive into rich history, bringing his love of fantasy with him.
I was provided the opportunity to review the first book in The Chronicles of Guiamo back in June so when I was provided the opportunity to read and review the next three in the series, I was ecstatic to say the least!
It wasn’t until after I read the first book that I learned there will be many books in this series. Currently, there are 4 published books.
I have to say, The Chronicles of Guiamo is not my typically read.
I like reading romance and mystery – I really am not a big fan of historical fiction, but I fell in love with Guiamo in the the first book and wanted to continue following his journey.
When I picked up book 2 (Cumoro) I was a little lost – it has been awhile since I read Guiamo, but it wasn’t hard to remember what happened once I started reading. I was able to pick up right where I left off.
The books all move together in chunks of events of Guiamo’s life – like a timeline of memorable events.
One thing that I struggle with is that these are longer reads than I’m used to, but I feel that there isn’t anything that can be done about that. The information provided in the story is well wanted and needed information. They just are long stories.
I love that there is actual historical events intertwined in the story. I am not a big history buff so it’s fun to read up on things that occurred while following Guiamo on his journey.
I thoroughly recommend the entire The Chronicles of Guiamo series. I really don’t think there is “one audience” that this appeals to. Whether you be man, woman or young adult reader, I think this series appeals to all.
Combining legitimate legends with actual historical events, Marshall Best weaves an epic story that portrays the ancient world as it might have been, a world which the ancient historians recorded as fact; a time when gods ruled the earth and strange creatures dominated the land. It is the era of civilized conquerors exploring distant and primitive new lands. Scant recordings left to us today only touch on the fringe of the fantastic and brutal reality that existed in those distant lands of the west.
Into this age, young Guiamo enters the world stage as the great game-changer, and by his hand the gods and beasts become destined to disappear into myth and legend.
In 60 B.C., ten-year-old Guiamo Durmius Stolo, an exceptionally gifted Roman orphan, is abandoned in Gaul . Left to fend for himself, Guiamo is set onto a path of legend. Recognized by the gods as having world-changing talents, he is given a weapon that changes his destiny and the world’s forever.
Marshall Best is an avid reader, father of six and business owner. In the past several years he has found his love of writing as well. What began as a desire to write a story for his children has evolved into a nine book series.
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