Elemental: Destiny's Embers by Bradley WardellElemental: Destiny's Embers by Bradley Wardell

Elemental: Destiny's Embers

byBradley Wardell

Paperback | August 24, 2010

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At a frontier outpost on the fringes of the civilized world, an orphaned messenger named Xander witnesses the destruction of all he knows at the hands of the Fallen, the great enemy thought vanquished during the War of Magic.

    Abruptly, Xander’s life is changed forever. Now he must seek out an ancient artifact of legendary power in the hopes that it can stop the Fallen hordes from destroying the entire kingdom. Little does he realize that the hope of all mankind rests on his young shoulders, as powers of unimaginable might set out to stop him at all costs.

    Aided by his friend Genica, a mysterious thief named Vreen, and a crafty Sion of unknown loyalty, Xander journeys into the heart of the world, where long-hidden secrets will be revealed that could shatter the delicate balance established by the great Cataclysm a thousand years earlier.
Brad Wardell is the President & CEO of Stardock, a Midwestern software company. Mr. Wardell is the lead designer of Elemental: War of Magic and is active in software development, designing and coding many Stardock products.  His other activities include being a Microsoft MVP, blogger, podcaster and featured columnist. Wardell is a grad...
Title:Elemental: Destiny's EmbersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.26 × 5.49 × 1.15 inPublished:August 24, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345517865

ISBN - 13:9780345517869


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pre-Release Impressions Usually I dislike books based on movies or games, ESPECIALLY those based on games, but this one...I believe I will like. I'm getting the game, and I think this will be integral, at least for me, for the full experience. Then again, I'm a lore junkie, and I love being immersed in the universe; I love the fluff...on the flip side of that coin, I dislike things that are streamlined to mere mechanics. This I believe will be part of the lore...there is a big difference between having/using/expositing the lore and being part of it...this will allow the reader to be immersed through it, should they be interested in the world of Elemental. To any prospective buyers I would say this: if you don't want the game and are not interested in the world of Elemental, stay away...this will pull you into a place in which you are not interested. If you are interested, keep your eyes on this; it will be just what you are looking for. Do not just get it for such an agenda, though; I think it will be a genuinely good book. The "find the ancient artifact" premise worries me, but I believe Brad and cohorts will pull it off well. If this is what I think it will be, it will be a very impressive read, indeed.
Date published: 2010-06-10