Delver Magic Book I: Sanctum's Breach
is the first novel in a fantasy series written by Jeff
Inlo. It is available by download for free on this site.
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Magic - Book I:
A rolling tremor passes through the land of Uton
signaling a return of long absent magic as well as an ancient evil that
accompanies it. Ryson Acumen, purebred delver, senses the changes
throughout the land. In his investigations, he learns that legends he
considered fables hold more truth than fantasy. The delver encounters
elves and learns the Sphere of Ingar, a talisman that captured all
magical energies long ago, is free from its tomb in Sanctum Mountain.
As violent, evil creatures return to shred the very fabric of reality,
the sphere gains awareness and chooses to spew corrupted magical
energies to obliterate all life.
The sphere must be destroyed, but it rests within
Sanctum, a hollow mountain with a single path to its center. The way to
the sphere remains defended by devices created long ago, forged by
members of each race to thwart entry to the mountain's core. Those that
wish to defeat the sphere must not only overcome these barriers, they
must conquer the mistrust which has flourished during the long period
of separation. Human, elf, dwarf, algor and delver must reunite to
defeat the obstacles that now protect the sphere. Magic, though
corrupt, is harnessed to fight off strange beasts of evil that once
again walk this land. Once inside Sanctum, representatives of each race
face the secrets of the ages that once undone will change their lives
forced to admit that Delver Magic - Book 1: Sanctum's Breach is not the
most original of fantasy novels. I certainly fell back upon some
standards as I wrote it. It is the basic quest story where the main
characters must overcome obstacles and mistrust of one another to
obtain their goal in destroying a powerful magical artifact. The races
include humans, elves, and dwarves and each must learn to work together
to save the land. There are characters of both good and evil, ones that
are inspired by honor and duty and others that are enticed by the
temptation of great power. I would be fooling only myself if I tried to
state that certain aspects of the story here had not been done before,
or that a reader looking for a totally new fantasy world would be
captivated by the freshness of this novel.
however, believe that there are readers that might find comfort in
familiar surroundings, thus it is not necessarily a terrible idea to
include recognizable races. There are characters in Sanctum's Breach
that are worth following, to see how they react to such things as the
reintroduction of magic into their world. While there might lack a bold
initiative to create an entirely unique universe; there are
individuals, events, places, viewpoints, and experiences within this
story that are not simply rehashes of other fantasy tales.
hoping not to make excuses or apologies here, but to be honest with
myself and any potential reader. I enjoyed writing this novel and I
hope there are some that will enjoy reading it. Thank you for your
interest in my work.