Return of the Ancients – Chronicle 1
Return of the Ancients – the Valkeryn Chronicles is the first of a three part series and tells the story of a future world of great beauty and great horrors, and of two races who have fought a war for an eternity.
Arnold ‘Arn’ Singer an average teenager living in Illinois is thrown forward into this world and finds he is the last human alive. The land is populated with mysterious and bloodthirsty creatures – some want him dead, while others see him as their only hope for survival – a return of one of the mysterious and all powerful ‘Ancients.’
Arn has to survive in a hostile world and save his new friends, and also try and unravel the mystery of the disappearance of the human race. While the two mighty kingdoms prepare for a final war, Arn must make a fateful decision.
VALKERYN is an epic tale of love, honor, betrayal and war in a world both familiar and terrifying. The first book in an epic series of Speculative Fiction from bestselling author Greig Beck.
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★★★★★ RETURN OF THE ANCIENTS: VALKERYN CHRONICLES – An engrossing plot, great character development, and was an excellent read that I could not put down – a great epic. I truly can't wait until the next book comes out. Rating: High. FRONTLAVEN Reviews – USA.
★★★★★ I highly recommend this book not only because of the subject matter and delightful surprises found throughout, but also because it was simply a well written read. If you have an affinity for Norse mythology, wolves, or speculative fiction future worlds, then this is a great addition to your library. I, for one, am excited for the next installment. Voraciously Reads, Fiction Reviews USA
★★★★★ Time travel, tunnels with slimy things hiding in the dark, desert wastelands with giant bleached bones, and then a land populated by creatures that have evolved to be the new rulers of Earth - where was the kitchen sink?
This is Greig Becks first foray into speculative fiction, and I'm glad to see he hasn't totally ignored all the things that make his books fun - some frightening elements, the humor, and the big action and adventure. The world Beck creates is one of wonder - from tiny vampire worms, to the giant forests, and also to the clues as to what happened to mankind and how the new `beings' evolved.Arnold 'Arn' Singer is pulled into a black hole and hurtled into the future. The moon is closer now, and its light imbues him with the strength he needs to survive in a world that is deadly and beautiful. Two mighty races have evolved who are locked in an eternal war.
I loved the ruthless Colonel Marion Briggs who sends through some kick-ass Green Berets to bring Arn back - no spoilers, but I'll just say, not everything goes to plan! Beck also includes one more new element in this book that I adored... a budding (unrequited?) romance between Arn and the female Valkeryn Eilif - I know its going to make me sad in the end....but fingers crossed! Jean Sparrow, Fiction&Fantasy Reviews, Australia