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Aure, the Topaz: Book 1 in the Aglaril Cycle


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Twenty-five years ago, invaders captured Andropolis, the capital of Thalacia, and ended the rule of King Leonard. According to prophecy, the invaders can be ousted and the royal line restored only by wielding the Aglaril, seven elven gems of unprecedented power. However, the circlet in which the gems were set was destroyed millennia ago and the gems lost.


Evan Pierce, a priest of St. Michael, is sent to the ruins of Mirea to stop a group of necromancers. Their leader, Jormundan, is planning some evil ritual there and is also wanted for questioning in connection to the planned theft of some priceless jewelry.

What Evan learns after defeating the necromancers and Jormundan escapes, is that the theft will happen in the town of C. Suspecting that this may refer to the town of Clearbrook, his old hometown, Evan preceeds there alone to rest and discovers one of the Aglari has been found. It belongs to the town jeweler, Tindolen and it on display.

Concerned that the Aglari may be the jewelry Jormundan plans to steal, Evan tries to have it better protected but fails. So he stands guard himself; however, even this proves insufficent. The thief puts Evan and the other guards to sleep.

When Evan wakes and learns that the gem has been stolen, he pursues the thief and tracks the gem to Jormundan's workshop, which is full of ongoing experiments. Carefully, Evan searches the work room and finds the gem but before he can leave, Jormundan returns.

They fight but Evan is no match for Jormundan. Read the sample excerpt.

How can Evan win? And if he dies what will happen, what evil plans do the necromancers have for this Aglari? Purchase Aure the Topaz and find out.

The novel is available in electronic and paper formats.

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arizona says...
I enjoyed reading this first novel in the series. It has a slow start, but once Aure is introduced and the plot starts to move, it holds the readers interest. The characters seem flat, need more background or shaping, but this may improve in the next novels. Also, the conflict among the two branches of the elven population and humans is rather vague. Nevertheless, if success is measured by a reader\'s desire to find out what happens next, the author has a successful first novel.
25th April 2011 11:25am
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Dale says...
for those who cannot get enough fantasy: wizards, elves, demon-hunting sword-slingers and sassy barmaids, in a world of powerful magic gems and battling forces.
7th March 2011 8:05am
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ML Sawyer says...
This is a novel about a Priest (who is also a warrior / demon hunter), who gets involved with an Elf, her partner a Bard, a human teen who was raised by elves, and a wizard to protect an ancient gem. The world created by Rich Feitelberg is unlike any other I have read involving Elves. Here the Elves are split between basically the good Elves, that generally keep to themselves aside from the rare ones that live with humans, and the bad Elves that took over one of the human cities and remain ... Read More
9th January 2011 11:25am
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Brian Hartman says...
Aure, the Topaz, by Rich Feitelberg, is an adventure story in the tradition of Dungeons & Dragons. It is the first book in the Aglaril Cycle series, and I must say, Feitelberg is off to an impressive start. The story centers around Evan Pierce, a Michaeline priest, Daniel, a teenager who was trained in a discipline, Qua ril, and lived among elves, James, a bard, Iriel, an elf, and Brashani, a fire mage (magic-user). The party is tasked with retrieving Aure, the titular topaz, from a ... Read More
7th December 2010 8:09am
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