Hyperion’s Shield by Nathan Schivley (The Scales of Torma #1)
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB | 719 Kb
Hyperion’s Shield:Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter!
A fast-paced fantasy adventure full of twists, turns and memorable characters, Hyperion’s Shield is for anyone who ever dreamed of being a hero.
It has been eighteen years since the end of the Eighth Great War, and the city of Reysa lies under the shadow of the Gartolian Empire.
Trapped inside the occupied city, Loras dreams of being a Reytana – one of the super-human protectors of Reysa. He imagines himself leading his people against the Gartolians and freeing his city from their oppressive rule. However, his dream has a fatal flaw.
The Reytana are missing.
Without their Reytana protectors to defend them, Loras knows that his people stand no chance against the Gartolians and their own vicious protectors, the Gartune. So, he resigns himself to daydreaming in his professor’s class about a time when the balance of power will be restored.
Then one day, a sudden revelation forces Loras, his twin sister Regan and best friend Tinko, to flee from their homes. As they are pursued by the Gartune through the wilderness, the Reysene teenagers realize that their only hope for survival is to solve the mystery of the Lost Reytana.
“Fine, you stay out here in the cold and have your little stare off,” said Tinko. “I’m going in.”
Loras thought for a moment then begrudgingly walked towards the door while maintaining an unblinking glare at his twin sister. When he was a few feet from the entrance, he tripped slightly on a rock, which caused him to blink and break eye contact. The hint of a grin cracked on the face of Loras’ sister before she left the window and went to meet the boys. They had not set two steps inside the house before Regan let them have it.
“I really thought this was going to be the night!” shouted Regan as she stalked towards the front door. “This was going to be the night when I got a knock on the door saying my brother had been caught and put in jail!”
“But it wasn’t—” stammered Tinko.
“Shut up!” interrupted Regan. “I’ll get to you in a minute.”
“No need to be rude to Tink,” said Loras as he brushed past his sister and walked towards the kitchen. “You know if it was up to him, we would have been home hours ago.”