In the Books featuring One (The Godslayer Cycle) by Ron Glick

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books featuring One by Ron Glick.

One is the first installment in Ron Glick’s Godslayer Saga where we’re introduced to the Old Gods as their centuries old plan to take back their power from the New Gods begins. The crux of their plan relies on an Avatar named Nathaniel Goodsmith, who is unwilling to follow his destiny until Fate intervenes.

There are nine swords crafted with the ability to kill a God scattered across the world. As each one awakes, Nathaniel feels it through his newfound abilities, but nothing it that simple. Not only is Nathaniel unwilling to follow the wishes of the Old Gods, but a vengeful outcast finds One when it awakens.

With the ability to become invisible, a heretic known as Avery intends to wreak vengeance on the people of a town he was recently chased out of. What he didn’t count on was thwarting a pending rape of a bar maid by the corrupt officials and proclaiming himself the God of Vengeance.

The plot lines are intricate and well written as they weave together in a way similar to the old style fantasy stories of Tolkien and the ancient Greeks. His character developments and interactions are done wonderfully as you feel their anger and love for one another grow and change.

Of all the characters, my favorite was Bracken, a dwarf and friend of Nathaniel. Seriously, there’s something about a cantankerous dwarf that brings life to any story for me. Add into the mix Bracken’s knack for dead honesty and you have the perfect character.

If you’re a fan of Epic Fantasy, then you’ll want to check out this series. It has the makings of a great one.

About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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