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2017 CIPA EVVY Award Runner-up for Fiction/ Fantasy
2017 Readers’ Favority Award Finalist for Epic Fantasy/ Young Adult
Book One of the Hollow World.
Everything changes the night Radyn’s family is slaughtered. Driven by vengeance, he abandons his life in the travelling carnival and sets out to find the mysterious assassins, unaware they seek his death above all others. Radyn’s life has been decreed forfeit by a forgotten god. But why does one god want him dead, while another seeks to make him their champion?
Now, reality doesn’t seem to be working. Time has started to skip. Gravity is rebelling. The Hollow World is awakening, and Radyn is walking in the steps of an ancient prophecy. The Saelydion, the primordial barrier to the underworld, is failing. The theed, no longer just a tale to frighten children, walk the surface once more, and hordes of voiceless holy men gather in the Rolwood Forest, harbingers of their masters’ release. Only the Alakyte stand in opposition, an order of mystical warriors on the verge of extinction.
If Radyn is to avenge his family and unravel the secrets of his destiny, he must call on two unlikely strangers: Kyna, a deadly Alakyte warrior on her very first mission, and Loken the Half-Mortal, a surly demigod cast out by his father. Only together do they stand a chance at turning back the darkness… If discovering the ancient truth about their homeworld doesn’t destroy them first.
“Heir of the Hunted is a book that will wow readers and make them dream of dark gods, demigods, and unusual heroes. Sizzling with a supernatural feel.” – R. Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite
“Any lover of fantasy will find this new series entertaining.” – The Road Trip Writer
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Reviews of Heir of the Hunted
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite
Heir of the Hunted by Richard T Drake is a beautiful opening for the Hollow World series, a well-paced and attention-grabbing read for fantasy lovers.
Readers are going to love these characters crafted with a lot of humor. I was seduced by the company of Kyna, Loken, and Grol. Apart from the compelling and complex characters, the author has created a fascinating plot, featuring creatures that will soon be classified as legendary.
The setting is beautiful, a magical world where things aren’t what they seem. Readers will be gripped by this story from the very first page and the author has the knack for creating suspense. The action builds up with the conflict and attains staggering proportions. Heir of the Hunted by Richard T Drake is a book that will wow readers and make them dream of dark gods, demi-gods, and unusual heroes. It’s very entertaining. Sizzling with a supernatural feel.
Reviewed by Deepak Menon for Readers’ Favorite
Heir of the Hunted: Hollow World Book 1 by Richard T Drake initially attracted me because of its cover, which had a haunting melancholic purple colored background of orbiting moons, an amazing sky littered with myriad stars and a sword wielding warrior on rocky ground, facing an unknown adversary. A quick look inside had me thanking Readers Favorite for letting me review it.
The descriptive prowess and the fertile imagination of the author are evident not only in the fantastic story line, but in the fantastic people and creatures. Myriad scenarios merge smoothly into the other, threads weave seamlessly, formatting is excellent, and timelines are fluid.
Heir of the Hunted is a book I recommend for its great mastery of fantasy, a worthy addition to any library where people with fertile imagination wander.
Reviewed by Java Davis for Readers’ Favorite
Richard T. Drake has done a commendable job of presenting his readers with an amazing and dangerous fantasy world, The Hollow World, launched with this first volume in the series, Heir of the Hunted.
It’s truly wonderful when a great idea and excellent writing skills meet, and this is certainly the case here. The author also does a smooth job of presenting an entire story and then setting readers up for the next book in the series.
Heir of the Hunted is well-paced, with enough dialog, but not too much, and a cast of interesting characters. Any lover of fantasy will find this new series entertaining.
Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers’ Favorite
Intelligently imagined and masterfully crafted, Heir of the Hunted by Richard T Drake is a good beginning for a fantasy series that will delight readers keen on exploring themes like the eternal battle between light and darkness, goodness and evil. What makes it an endearing read is the fact that the author doesn’t come across with the clichés that are common in this genre.
I fell in love with Radyn and loved the way the author masks his gifts. He appears to be just a mere carnival performer, but beneath that façade is a powerful personality and magical gifts that will come to readers as a huge surprise. There couldn’t have been a better way to begin the Hollow World series than with Heir of the Hunted, a work with a very beautiful setting and an intricate plot. One gets the feeling that something evil could happen any time and it’s hard to imagine what it could be.
Richard T Drake’s writing is excellent and his ability to create breathtaking images can’t go unnoticed. The characters are lovable, even memorable, and readers will enjoy following them. This is a very promising series, with a huge potential to entertain fans of fantasy.