Call of the Guardian by J.M. Williams

call of the guardianCall of the Guardian is a fun read, a classy and classic fantasy adventure.

A boy, Draven, plunges into a dragon cave while running in desperation one day and discovers a mentor.

The dragon, Razal, provides both strength and stability to the orphan Draven, and he teaches his young charge to be a guardian, a protector, but their world shatters when they get invaded by the red witch and her dragonkin, a foul race bred from the dead souls of humans and dragons.

At first Draven and his human friends fight to save their village, but violence is spreading throughout their corner of the world. If Draven and his friends can unite all the foes of the red witch, perhaps then she can be defeated.

But the red witch hasnโ€™t risen to power by giving her foes the time to regroupโ€ฆ

This book combines themes of friendship and bravery, with magic waiting in the wings to either save the heroes or defeat them utterly. Recommended for lovers of traditional fantasy.

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Happy reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

Avid writer and reader of Faerie tales and noblebright fantasy.

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12 comments on “Call of the Guardian by J.M. Williams
  1. Sounds like a good dragon story. Thanks, Cathleen.

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  2. Adele Marie says:

    This sounds a fascinating read. Thanks, Cathleen.

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  3. Glad to share it with you both, Jacqui and Adele. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. JM Williams says:

    How did you read it already? ๐Ÿ˜€ didn’t you just get it a week ago. It seems all the bloggers I follow get through several books a week, while I am happy to finish one a month. I think I need to step up my game. Thanks for the kind words, by the way.

    I’ve got a question I’ve been burning to ask a reader. What did you think of the episodic format, in a complete volume like that? Did it disrupt your read? The episodic setup is the company’s main thing, and eventually the stories will be released episode-by-episode on a reading app, but I’ve been wondering how readers feel about the whole-season books. Did it work for you?

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    • Honestly…that part worked okay only, which is interesting because I like to binge watch a few TV shows from time to time. It’s just that the story rhythm’s off a bit. Not enough to get me to stop, but it’s easier to set it down. It comes to an episodic resolution many times before it ends. Every time the reader disengages, there’s a chance a shiny new cover will take precedence on their kindle and they won’t get back to your story.

      So I think the disadvantages outweigh the advantages, but the story was sound, and still quite readable in this format. And it sounds like episodic is a big unifying factor among all the authors, so it’s not something you’ve got a lot of wiggle room on.

      But I did enjoy the book. That’s the main thing. And there’s always someone whose story preferences don’t run quite the same as yours. ๐Ÿ™‚


      • JM Williams says:

        That’s what I expected, yes. It’s definitely not designed as a benefit to this sort of book release. Though I can imagine it will work well as designed, releasing an episode at a time on a reading app. Good to know that TV binge watching habits support the format ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. Sounds like a fun read, Cathleen. What age range would you say this is aimed for?

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  7. Razal is such a dragon name.

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