In the midst of the Dawn Sea lies the mighty island nation of Kalyria. It has stood as a beacon of light and hope to the world since its founding at the end of the Dim Times nearly three thousand summers ago, but now in the Summer of the World 6087, something evil is coming. It threatens not only Kalyria herself, but the future of all who call her home, be they stranger or island born.
One such stranger is the young Giant, Menannon, who was exiled from his own land of Lornennog for the crime of laughter and came with his father to the island when he was but five summers old. Here he has found a home, a love and a future of bright promise as the first Giant to ever join the Harper’s Guild where his depth of mind and extraordinary talent for music set him apart to train in the Master Harper Hall at Aridion City on the mainland.
Now, as evil enfolds Kalyria, a clear, but bitter choice looms in its darkness: leave his guild to return to Kalyria, thereby loosing his future within it or remain in his guild and loose to evil his beloved father and she who has his heart in her keeping, Nirna, Kalyria’s Princess Royal. To make this choice, Menannon must find the answer to one question: Where does loyalty lie?
Impossible to put down!
By Kathleen Dickson on February 5, 2015
Format: Paperback. Verified Purchase
Being a big fan of fantasy, I just could NOT put this book down! A fantastic read by two new authors - I can't wait for their second book!
The Last Giant… is a large-scale epic fantasy centering on yup, you guessed it, a 9 ft Giant named Menannon (whom I adored!). Truthfully, this is the first book I’ve read about a Giant and I quite enjoyed it! Overall the world and storyline(s) the author created was brilliantly imagined and fully-developed. I think I actually enjoyed the world-building and the characters themselves more than the actual plot, which I thought could have used a *bit* more higher tension and stakes. But the writing was excellent (few minor editing things aside) and I’d love to read the next one!
--Samantha Ryan, Indie Book Reviewers
I really loved this book… it did take me a bit to really get into it, as is the case with many fantasy novels for me as it takes time for all the layers of the fantasy world to come into play. Because lesser authors will just dump everything on you at once, but better authors know to do it gradually and over time, like was done in The Last Giant: Transgression by J.R. Hardesty. The writing is very descriptive, and I can picture everything perfectly. I liked the authors “voice” and writing style, and I was never bored. Looking forward to part 2! (5 stars)-- Stacy Decker, Indie Book Reviewers
Golden Cocker Press and author J. R. Hardesty are pleased to announce that both parts of book 1 in The Lindensaga(TM), The Last Giant: Transgression, are now available on the shelf at PJ Boox Bookstore, Ft. Meyers, FL. PJ Boox specializes in indie and self-published books and allows us to reach from a brick & mortar store an area of the U. S. that would otherwise be difficult for a small Montana publisher & author to reach. If your're in the Ft. Meyers area, be sure to drop by and see our books and those of other indie publishers and authors.