Item description for A Sword for the Immerland King (Portals Of Tessalindria #1) by F. W. Faller...
Overview A different time. . .A different place. . .A familiar struggle. A king controlled by his hatred. A daughter searching for her place. A blacksmith with deep conviction. A mountain prince who yearns for peace. A sword that both divides and unites. A decision that brings pain, yet heals hurt - The forging of the sword for the Immerland King. All of Tessalindrian history will be affected by the making of this sword. Mah'Eladra and their messengers and prophets offer spiritual understanding and guidance that is beyond natural knowing. . .and is unfolded in this journey into heart, soul, time and infinity.
Publishers Description Set in the world of Tessalindria with an Arthurian milieu to keep it familiar, this first in a projected several-volume series revolves around the classic struggle between good and evil. Princess Vrengnia embarks on a spiritual journey and is aided by a wise blacksmith and his son. Her father is confliced by his desire to be a good king and father, and his desire for revenge. It becomes quickly apparent that the blacksmith is a deeply spiritual and prophetic man who is in constant communion with MahEladra, the sovereign spirit of Tessalindria. The first in the Portals of Tessalindria series, this book is especially for those who enjoy fantasy and for those who don't particularly. The characterizations and spiritual insight elevate it from fantasy to visionary fiction.
Awards and Recognitions A Sword for the Immerland King (Portals Of Tessalindria #1) by F. W. Faller has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christy Awards - 2003 Nominee - Allegory category
Citations And Professional Reviews A Sword for the Immerland King (Portals Of Tessalindria #1) by F. W. Faller has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
PW Notes and Reprints - 04/29/2002 page 49
Library Journal - 09/01/2002 page 156
Publishers Weekly - 04/29/2002
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.44" Width: 6.04" Height: 1.07" Weight: 1.24 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2004
Publisher ATLAS BOOKS #1233
Series Portals Of Tessalindria
Series Number 1
ISBN 1577821750 ISBN13 9781577821755
Availability 0 units.
More About F. W. Faller
A man who thrives on the creative process, F.W.Faller enjoys the hobbies of blacksmithing and bladesmithing, which spawned the theme for his first book. He has been a sculptor and woodcarver for as long as he can remember. He works as a mechanical engineer for a firm that makes medical devices, and he has a number of patents, attesting to a broad range of technical inventiveness. He plays the banjo, hammered dulcimer and single string bass. Frederick is also a gifted teacher and insightful interviewee. He lives with his family in Burlington, Massachusetts.
F. W. Faller currently resides in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. F. W. Faller was born in 1955.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Sword for the Immerland King?
right out of lord of the rings - suspenseful intrigue Sep 17, 2004
Clever and creative character development, mind absorbing details takes you into the characters lives as it was long ago. A story whose creatively orchestrated plot fascinates you and grips you until the end, anticipating the intrigue of Book II.
A great book to read for all ages which takes you away to the Medieval era with details of life long ago, with virtue and honor and chivalry and nobility to enchant your wishes for the characters and idealize attributes to strive for.
A Very entertaining and enjoyable read with a map to follow and peoples lives at stake for the outcome of Truth.
A multi-faceted tale that gleams at every angle! Jul 5, 2004
I read this book in three days while on vacation in Maine. I could not put it down. While it does have a prominent theme of action and fantasy, a Sword For The Immerland King is overflowing with new ideas and true wisdom. F.W. Faller starts each chapter with a quote or proverb that relates to the following chapter. They are all very wise and relevant, and I found myself looking forward to reading each new proverb. For example, two in particular that caught my eye: "Who is the greater prisoner: the caged man whose mind transcends his physical boundaries or the untethered being whose mind holds him in a cage?" and "We are forever doomed to suffer with histories defined by those who are able to shout the loudest.". Faller also deals with some spiritual ideas, such as "cymbic" relationships and the myriad layers of the "vorn" (sort of like the soul). The characters, plot, and scenery are very skillfully developed and described. Aside from everything else, FW Faller has an exquisite way with words, a talent that he exercises in weaving this intricate tale that I will most certainly re-read after I've finished the sequel!
Great Fantasy Novel! Jan 7, 2004
I was happily surprised to find out that there are still great fantasy authors out there who can not only spin a good yarn, but also do so in a way that shows morally why some ways of acting are better than others. I eagerly look forward to the next book in the series.
Take an Adventure -- and bring your family! Jun 23, 2003
The Sword of the Immerland King captivated me with a story in the epic proportion of the Lord of the Rings. With exquisite imagery and just the right balance of suspense and imagination, the author succeeds in creating a book that you never want to put down. Personally, although I read dozens of books a year, I'm not an avid fiction reader. But since I knew this author, I thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed. I finished it in less than a week and now I'm reading it to my two boys (8 and 6) who only complain when I stop reading to them!
Fantastic job! I am hungry for the second volume.
What a great book! Apr 8, 2003
A Sword for the Immerland King is one of the best, if not the best book I have yet read. It is a fantasy good for almost all ages that can comprehend the complex story line. The characters are real and come alive during the book. It is action packed and the world of Tessalindria is an incredible nation with a complete history. I am strongly looking forward to the next book.