by Tony M. Quintana
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Pub Date 19 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 13 Dec 2021
A taut, riveting story set in a remarkable and entertaining world. - Kirkus
When bloodthirsty metal soldiers from the empire of Zaphyrelia infiltrate the divine barrier protecting the magically-infused oasis of Azahar, an unlikely hero is found in Dashiel Ermitage, a simple librarian's apprentice with a longing for adventure.
After a valiant battle, with the metallic menace finally defeated, Azahar faces a greater problem: the barrier that protects the land is weakening, leaving them vulnerable to their enemy.
Dashiel's wish for excitement becomes a reality when he is recruited to join the Cobalt Phantasms, an elite order that hopes to provide relief to the Zaphyrolean people suffering under a tyrannical rule. Armed with a mythical weapon and a childhood dream, he must leave Azahar and find a way to protect the town he loves on a journey that takes him through a wonderful but dangerous 19th-century world of flourishing machines and dwindling magic.
His new life, however, is threatened by a long-held secret that if shared, will end his adventuring.
Will Dashiel prove to be the hero Azahar needs to overcome their enemies, or will this closely guarded secret destroy his chances to save everything he holds dear?
About the Author:
Tony M. Quintana was born in Cancun, Mexico. His writing is influenced by his love of fantasy stories and European monarchy history. Tony finished college in Texas as a business management major and drama minor. Through his books, Tony aims to promote the values of kindness, service, and self-worth and the importance of environmental preservation. When he’s not writing, Tony loves to travel around the world and explore new cultures from which he then draws inspiration.
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“The author’s tightly written scenes proceed at a steady pace as he packs his pages with rich details.” - Kirkus
“The world building takes fun liberties with established world mythologies and steampunk-styled technologies, resulting in a realm where anything seems possible.” - Foreword Reviews
“This is a compelling read combining relatable themes of adolescence with the ingredients of an immersive, epic fantasy.” - BlueInk Review
Average rating from 8 members
Doizemaster - Phantasm Creed gives a story packed full of magic, the formation of friendships, and a touch of romance.
I really enjoyed the development of budding friendships throughout this book. As the characters navigate magical and fantastical issues, they form strong bonds with one another that felt very genuine and I could feel that real connection. The building and maintenance of these relationships is woven so well throughout the entirety of the story, and was very enjoyable to watch as these characters developed their own family rather organically.
The world building was very well done, and I think Quintana has a real knack for conjuring such vivid imagery into a readers head.
Overall a good read. Thanks NetGalley for a copy.