Reviews of Torc of Anubis

5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Ione Kellerhals! February 15, 2014 By Kathie Goodwin Verified PurchaseThis book is very well written. The author even captured my 13 year old son’s attention and that is hard to do. I enjoyed this story so much that I passed it around to my family. Looking to read more by this author. 4.0 out of 5 stars A contemporary answer to high fantasy March 21, 2014 By WriterThing “The Torc of Anubis” is, at its core, an urban fantasy story. The stakes are high, the feats are incredible, the fights dramatic, and the protagonists larger than life. What sets it apart from other stories in its genre, though, is the incredible amount of thought put into this world and its inhabitants. Ione Kellerhals clearly did her anthropology and theology homework. Part of the essential backdrop of the epic is that the world religions were all derived from a single story based on the Norse Ragnarok. The deities engaged in this conflict and their representatives on earth (of which our protagonist is one for an analogue to the Sumerian Inanna) are all supernatural beings whose separation from other realms is out of necessity to keep the worlds from being destroyed. Part of our heroine’s task is to keep the barriers between these worlds intact to prevent unnecessary chaos from plaguing the earth.   Speaking of our protagonist, Liadan Aswarde is quite the character. The story is told in first person, so we become very familiar with her inner voice very quickly. Being an avatar to a goddess, she is functionally more of a...

Torc of Anubis

There are no angelic choirs, no gospels, no hymns. Liadan Aswarde is not that kind of avatar. The Torc of Anubis: one of seven ancient Seals used to separate reality into different realms. But the Torc also holds the power of Anubis, granting the ability to control the undead to those who normally lack the gift. A weak necromancer’s apprentice coming into possession of such a powerful relic, for example, would be very bad news. The necromancer searching for the apprentice in the territory of a Guardian Avatar charged with protecting humanity from magical creatures would be worse. And if the apprentice asks for protection from a paladin of the Catholic Church who happens to be in town investigating miracles? Well, disaster is sure to follow.   After thousands of years of protecting mankind from the imperfect splitting of the realms and policing the creatures that bump through both day and night, Liadan is now faced with zombies rising impossibly from their graves and rifts being formed in the fabric of reality. Imps are crossing recklessly over into our modern world. And this chaos can have only one cause: The Torc of Anubis.   Liadan knows securing the Torc and avoiding those who may harm or exploit her will not be easy, but nothing worth doing ever is.   Dawn Child: a myth in modern...