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Nikalys and his sister Kenders grew up living a peaceful life in the quiet farming village of Yellow Mud until the blistering hot day when they go to the nearby lake for a swim When they reach the lake, they spy an unknown mage conjure a massive water creature hundreds of feet tall They watch in horror as the water creature plunges toward their home, apparently drowning all in its path, including their parents and older brother, JakAs the only survivors, brother and sister strike out on their own, hoping to discover the reason their home and family was destroyed They must make their way through a countryside where magic is outlawed, punishable by imprisonment or even death while struggling with the revelation that Kenders has magical abilities herselfAlthough Kenders can feel and touch the many colored strands of magic she has no idea how to use them until she and Nikalys are attacked by a pack of wolves and Kenders instinctively summons a bolt of lightning, immediately collapsing when the effort drains her of all her energy From nowhere a giant lynx appears and saves the pair from certain death and then miraculously morphs into his natural self, a seven foot tall man The shape changer s name is Broedi and when the time is right, he reveals to the siblings that he is one of the original White Lions and he recites to them an ancient prophecy that tells of the coming of a new and even terrible war than the one centuries ago The evil Gods of Chaos, Strife, and Sorrow and Pain would combine efforts to unite the orcs, gnolls and razorfiends normally sworn enemies The forces of good would be led by two children of other White Lions those children are Nikalys and Kenders, the ProgenyAs brother and sister struggle with the revelation that the only parents they could remember were not their birth parents, some of the Gods and Goddesses were busy setting other events in motion Others people strangers at first would gather and become allies of the Progeny Together, they were about to be caught up in the greatest conflict the world had ever seenAncient, powerful forces still seek the Progeny on their travels, some intent to eliminate the threat they pose, some hoping to help them fulfill a destiny of which they are unaware Myths and legends come to life, whisking the pair along a journey they never could have imagined possible Source Received from author Many thanks goes to R.T Kaelin for sending me a copy of his book for review I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review My rating 5 5 Nikalys and Kenders have a monumental destiny thrust on them when they find themselves watching a water monster, created by magic, ravage and destroy their small town With everyone and everything they had ever known wiped out on one sunny, hazy afternoon, they are left desperate and alone Past consoling, Source Received from author Many thanks goes to R.T Kaelin for sending me a copy of his book for review I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review My rating 5 5 Nikalys and Kenders have a monumental destiny thrust on them when they find themselves watching a water monster, created by magic, ravage and destroy their small town With everyone and everything they had ever known wiped out on one sunny, hazy afternoon, they are left desperate and alone Past consoling, they move on, as they try to figure out why this happened, and how they can avenge the deaths of so many innocent people What they don t realize, is that this is the first step to unveiling their legacy, and destiny, and they will meet many who will stand with them, and partake of the journey ahead I don t think I can do this book justice Honestly, Progeny is right up my alley It is one of those reads that just sucked me in and wouldn t let me go Progeny is an exceptional read The characters are well defined, and I immediately found myself invested in their story Kenders, Nikalys, and Jak, as well as their parents are so approachable, and credible I found myself connecting to them almost immediately I rooted for them throughout the story, and hoped that things would turn out for them, even in the face of tragedy The world building is absolutely amazing, and from the beginning the read is intense We re thrown into a world where magic is outlawed and feared, yet it is still practiced behind closed doors Along the way we meet a host of colourful characters, including Broedi, and Nundle They all add to the read, as does the villainous Preceptor, Jhaell Myrr Fantasy is one of my favourite genres to read, and when it is done right, it will keep me coming back forProgeny is absolutely done right Between the world building, and the character building, I was thoroughly enthralled I found myself reading and re reading every page, devouring the words, all the while savouring them as I did not want to miss a single thing Even within reading the first few pages, I knew this one would be a favourite read and re read of mine It is an absolutely phenomenal, and prolific read I want the next book now R.T Kaelin has penned an exceptionally exquisite first novel, and I ll be waiting with bated breath for the rest of this series, as well as any of his future works not tied to the series All in all, this is certainly a read you will want to savour Between the characters, and the world enticing you in, you won t want to put Progeny down It has crossover appeal for both teens and adults alike Kaelin has a way with words that fully immerses the reader, demanding they invest themselves in the world he has created much like Terry Goodkind and Christopher Paolini It is such an explosively amazing book and has made my top reads list for 2011 with ease I ll be re visiting it shortly, because it is just that good Progeny by R.T Kaelin Synopsis from the back cover Nikalys and his sister Kenders grew up living a peaceful life in the quiet farming village of Yellow Mud until one blistering hot summer day when they went to the nearby lake for a swim When they reached the lake, they saw and unknown mage conjure a massive water creature hundreds of feet tall They watched in horror as the monstrous creation plunged toward their home, apparently drowning all in its path, including their parents and older br Progeny by R.T Kaelin Synopsis from the back cover Nikalys and his sister Kenders grew up living a peaceful life in the quiet farming village of Yellow Mud until one blistering hot summer day when they went to the nearby lake for a swim When they reached the lake, they saw and unknown mage conjure a massive water creature hundreds of feet tall They watched in horror as the monstrous creation plunged toward their home, apparently drowning all in its path, including their parents and older brother, Jak As the only survivors, brother and sister strike out on their own, hoping to discover the reason their home and family was destroyed They must make their way through a countryside where magic is outlawed, punishable by imprisonment or even death, while struggling with the revelation that Kenders has magical abilities herself Ancient, powerful forces seek them on their travels some intending to eliminate the threat they pose, and some hoping to help them fulfill a destiny of which they are unaware Myths and Legends come to life, whisking the pair along a journey they never could have imagined possible This book was the hardest book I have ever read Not in the good way either You may have read my review for Allon by Shawn Lamb, I mentioned that it had a unique style that would be most appreciated by experienced readers This is totally different To be blunt, this was a major waste of my time Tons of reviewers have given it good reviews haven t seen one below five stars yet I don t see where they get almost as good as the Chronicles of Narnia I suppose it s all up to opinion The syntax was muddled, and the content was constantly redundant I would sometimes have to re read ENTIRE paragraphs to understand what was going on Or, one of my favorite mishaps was learning that after four pages that the view had switched to a completely new character in a completely different place I almost felt physically exhausted after reading it I would stop after about twenty pages and do something else within the course of one hundred pages, I read four other books , it was sucking the energy right out of me I really do not like being a negative person, but I couldn t find anything positive Cussing was a medium amount and I would definitely not recommend this book After reading the book, I read the back synopsis and realized there are five grammatical errors, I corrected them in this review Bought the book on my nook app on IPadfelt like I couldn t put the book down, had free time at work and then the next morning almost read the book..yes.all 747 pages that were in it, in less then 13 hours.Not entirely sure what people were talking about that gave the book low ratings, thought the chapters were well thought out and hardly noticed any errors in the book, and IMO I m glad the book was longer.lately, I ve been disappointed with books that are to short to fill in all t Bought the book on my nook app on IPadfelt like I couldn t put the book down, had free time at work and then the next morning almost read the book..yes.all 747 pages that were in it, in less then 13 hours.Not entirely sure what people were talking about that gave the book low ratings, thought the chapters were well thought out and hardly noticed any errors in the book, and IMO I m glad the book was longer.lately, I ve been disappointed with books that are to short to fill in all the gaps in a storyHere s to hoping the story continues with another great book soon This book knocked my socks off I highly recommend it this review is also on my blog.The cover on this symbolizes the essence of the story, the White Lions, a select few originally chosen by the gods to defend and maintain balance, fighting evil in its many guises, including those that incarnate e.g God of Deception , among many From the first chapter I was completely hooked I was drawn into a community where magic is outlawed, and had just met Nikalys and his sister Kenders, before being This book knocked my socks off I highly recommend it this review is also on my blog.The cover on this symbolizes the essence of the story, the White Lions, a select few originally chosen by the gods to defend and maintain balance, fighting evil in its many guises, including those that incarnate e.g God of Deception , among many From the first chapter I was completely hooked I was drawn into a community where magic is outlawed, and had just met Nikalys and his sister Kenders, before being immersed into an utterly devastating event for their community, which sees their village being destroyed and the probability of their family having died as a result Nikalys and Kenders are hurtled into an unknown fate, as they put distance between themselves and the incredibly powerful but outlawed magic which they were the witnesses and survivors of.This novel is a fantasy about family, legacies, strengths, coming of age and also magical powers the strands Anyone who enjoys adventure stories or magical and paranormal I would suggest you give this a try For me, Progeny is in league with both The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings and far better than Harry Potter Progeny has a wealth of depth to it that I haven t seen in many books.Progeny has many layers of stories within its pages, and I found it totally awe inspiring as a read, with each character that is developed really coming to life and adding weight to the story telling It s hard for me to pick a favorite character to be honest, as they were all of a fantastic quality We get to see flaws, weaknesses and the loathsomeness in the most evil characters of the plot The Sun Elf is exceptionally evil and self centered, leaving both chaos and death in his wake, I loved some of his creations which added to his dastardly deeds Broedi is a strong, relaxed and fairly easy going character who oozes control with a mindset of a protector and true friend Nundle the Halfling is a joy to read about I loved the way a character of such small stature could make such a big difference not only do we get to see him as he rises from being under the thumb of a horrible teacher, we see him in a setting which he deserves to be part of with his magical talents The progressions of both Nikalys and Kenders if fascinating, alongside that of their friends.There s also a wealth of villages and backdrops which characters are either from, pass through or end up at, all of which have their own story which we also see and become part of as the story continues Progeny is well paced, and seamlessly weaves lots of stories and characters without effort or flaw My favorite quote from Progeny I feel like an arrow For thirty six years, I remained inside a quiver Now suddenly, I ve been shot and am flying through the air, trying to glimpse and grasp everything as it all rushes past I thoroughly enjoyed the build up to the last couple of chapters We are left knowing that there isto come, so I hope Sabine makes her mind up, and that it s clarified in the next book if Eliza and Aryn Atticus are no longer living this was hinted at, but not confirmed I loved the idea of the gods aiding and making pacts behind closed doors on either sides, and I also loved the use of the strands the use of magicfor me reminiscent of a dvd which I adore for its use of T ai Chi energy working The Last Airbender.For all of its 650 pages, Progeny is the biggest book I ve read for a while however it is also substantial in content and storyline I ve enjoyed it immensely from start to finish and am really looking forward to whatever happens next it s sure to be good after the high bar R.T Kaelin has made with Progeny A highly recommended read, this is a great story of epic proportions, which I would love to see this as a film My only question now iswhen can we expect the next one