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Book By Author:  David Andrew Crawford

Dark Solus: An Assassin's Tale
 
 Dark Solus: An Assassin's Tale
 
 Science Fiction
 
 160911339x 9781609113391
 
 Assassins Inc.
 
 Dark Solus, An Assassin's Tale is a dark, science fiction fantasy novel about one of the deadliest assassins on the planet Eorth. The evil wizard Kalifen, along with the ruthless leaders of the Assassins, Thieves and Halflings guilds, murdered Dark Solus' parents when he was only a child. Haunted by their merciless execution, he now waits and prepares to exact his revenge on all those responsible for their demise. Dark is transformed and trained by the Styg, the warden of the Stygian depths, and his grandfather Mephistopheles, an ancient silver dragon. Twelve years later, Dark is now ready to travel to the City of Duergar, the home of his enemies. Trained in the skills of assassination, and armed with lethal magic devices and knowledge of the dark arts, he has set himself only one mission.....to kill them all!
 
Date Reviewed:   

24-04-2011

 
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A tantalizing dark fantasy tale that is a treat to read from beginning to end.

 
 

It is always a pleasure to come across a quality fantasy novel and Dark Solus: An Assassin’s Tale by David Andrew Crawford is an entertaining read. This is one of those fantasy books that leave you thinking and visualizing about it well after you are done. The author weaves a tale that grabs your attention and holds it the entire way through. Simply put, the story is about a child, Dark Solus, who experiences the life-changing trauma of his parent's murders at a young age. He becomes an assassin to exact revenge. The story takes the reader through the life of Dark Solus as he is growing up with his grandfather raising him. He struggles with the driving force of retribution shaping his decisions. Dark Solus becomes a strong personality because of this drive and the conflict between him and his grandfather will have readers empathizing with both characters' point of view.

Crawford has an amazing imagination and it was obvious that he took considerable time and thought to write his first novel. The story is rich in detail with a quality storyline and excellent character development. The dialogue between the characters flowed well throughout most of the novel. There are fantastic action sequences throughout and enough sorcery and mystery to satisfy any fantasy buff.

Readers are left with a solid ending and will have to wait with anticipation for the sequel to find out what happens in the next chapter of Dark Solus, the assassin.

 
 



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David Crawford Author:  David Andrew Crawford

Bio:
  

My name is David Andrew Crawford and I was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada but moved to Ontario when I was a child.  I studied psychology at Carleton University and then went in pursuit of a degree in Computer Science at Algonquin College until finally settling on web designing and development as a career choice.

Shortly thereafter, my father passed away and I delved back into one of my passions, reading fantasy novels, to help take my mind off the loss of my father.  Several years passed and in a passing conversation with my mother, I was urged to write a story about the  character I had made as a child playing Dungeons and Dragons.  My novel is the story of Dark Solus, the character I invented for the game.  On January 27, 2011 my novel Dark Solus An Assassin’s Tale, the first novel in the Dark Saga Series, was published.  My novel has now won 3 awards in the Fantasy genre and in contests held in the United States.  In February 2012 I won 2nd place in the Written Art Awards and in August 2012 I won Bronze in the Readers Favorite.  I just got notification April 15, 2013 that I won 1st Finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards.

I write full time and am working on my second novel in the Dark Saga series.  I still live in Canada in the small hamlet of Innisville with my two dogs Ares and Ariel.

Website:

 www.davidandrewcrawford.com