Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Search for the Lost Realm, Kraig Dafoe (3 stars) Review & Giveaway

About Search for the Lost Realm

Search for the Lost Realm is an epic journey in which a young man named Varan wants to find a power which has been missing from the world of Kantania for thousands of years. 

Varan sets out but soon discovers his true mission is to save the worlds creator from a spiritual bond placed upon him by the powerful demon, Eldrok.

From demons to dragons and sorcerers to soldiers, battles erupt and Varan must hurry or the world could be lost to darkness forever. 

This story does not consist of action alone as Varan faces dilemmas of the heart, struggles of the flesh and complex issues of the mind. 



Sometimes the most unlikely of heroes are the ones who capture our interest. Think Jack Sparrow. In Search for the Lost Realm, Varan is a thief who sets out on an intense adventure. Along the way, he struggles to determine his role.

In a unique world full of highly imaginative creatures, Varan faces many of the issues of our world--good versus evil battles and questions about a higher power. To complicate matters, mystical forces create another version of him to help in the journey. Facing intense evil, will he survive? And at the end of the day, is he nothing but a thief?

From page one, readers are thrust into the adventure with little to no opportunity to come up for air. No character is safe, twists and turns abound, and the lines between good and evil are blurred.

Although I found the story intriguing and the various creatures impressive, switching between adventures (thanks to Varan's two sides) became convoluted at times. In addition, there were some distracting grammar issues. 

All in all, fans of fantasy/adventure novels will find the story engaging and the characters memorable. Plus, the underlying religious symbolism was interesting.

Rating: 3 stars

About Kraig Dafoe

Kraig Dafoe was born in Potsdam, New York and grew up in Canton. He played high school football and joined the United States Army Reserves at the age of seventeen. 

Kraig married at the age of nineteen and moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia where he worked as a Private Security officer for The Christian Broadcasting Network and also attended the Tidewater Community College for business. 

After five years as a security officer, he became a Deputy Sheriff for the city of Chesapeake Virginia. Kraig left the Sheriff’s office after nine years of service and pursued a couple of different business opportunities before he went on to publishing his debut novel. 

Kraig is the father of five children and he currently resides in Kansas, raising his youngest son. 

His latest book is the fantasy/adventure, Search for the Lost Realm.
Visit Kraig at his website or on Facebook.

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Thanks to Pump Up Your Book for including me on this blog tour.

Note: I received a complimentary copy from Pump Up Your Book for review purposes. No other compensation was received. A positive review was not guaranteed or requested; the views expressed are my own.


meradeth said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for the helpful review :)

Tia Bach said...

Thanks for stopping by, Meradeth!