Friday, October 11, 2013

Morlanos - Book 3 of The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo by Marshall Best

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About the Book:

Having destroyed the Fomori in Britain , Guiamo Durmius Stolo decides in 51 B.C. to bring the Cruthin people, once slaves to the Fomori, to Ireland , but encounters the Fomori who reside there as well. Guiamo discovers that the gods venerated by the Druids are unworthy. The gods are displeased with him and begin to work against him.

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.


Here we go on another roller coaster ride in the life of Guiamo – now called Morlanos in Morlanos - Book 3 of The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo. He definitely goes by a variety of different names in this series. He seems to keep evolving as he gets older and accomplishes more.

As with the previous books, you will have a hard time putting this book down once you start it. The author has done a wonderful job of researching myths and legends, and weaving them into this story. Anyone who loves myths and legends and this time period will love this series. You will start to figure out who some of the characters might be in some of the myths and legends you know. I know who I think they portray.

The author uses an ancient language in these books. Don’t worry, though, the meanings are explained, and there is a glossary at the end of each book. This again shows how much work and research the author put into the books.

I just love his storytelling. He keeps your attention and makes you feel like you are right there in the middle of the action.

Kids young and old will love this book. Parents need to be aware that there is violence in the book that they may not want their child reading. If in doubt, read it first. Besides then you will understand more of what your child likes to read. I give this book 4 ½ stars out of 5.

About the Author:

Marshall BestMarshall BestMarshall 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.

Marshall has done extensive research into the history behind the legends, people and places of England, Scotland and Ireland involved in his books. He loves being able to weave real people and legends into his stories making them come alive. He is definitely a writer that tends to the details often mapping out timetables, calendars, geneologies, etc. that pertain to his book to ensure that it is as realistic as possible.

Marshall also enjoys putting real life issues into his books, delving into a bit of philosophy while entertaining with orcs, dragons, magic and battles. He is someone who loves a grand adventure but makes sure it's not a shallow one.

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I received a free copy of this book for my honest opinion.  All views and opinions are 100% mine.

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