The Darkest Day

The Darkest Day
The Iron Tower #3
Dennis McKiernan
fantasy
3 stars

wrapup to the IronTower trilogy. Tuck ends up shooting the Myrkenstone, which destroys Modru and sends Gyphon back beyond the spheres. He is blinded. Ends up him marrying Merrile Holt and living out the rest of their lives as historians.

Shadows of Doom

Shadows of Doom
Iron Tower #2
Dennis McKiernan
fantasy
3 stars

Lots of happenings. 2 of the warrows return to the Boskey to warn their folks, only to find they have to fight Modru’s forces their. The other warrow throws in his lot with a dwarf, an elf and the new Highking, as they seek to gather the Southern forces to march north and defeat Modru. Walk through the Deeve[Kraggen-cor] and defeat the Gargon[a reptiled biped, who freezes victims with fear]. Ends with them going into a battle as they journey back North for a small scale assault on Modru’s Iron Tower. Modru is Gyphon’s servant and Gyphon was Adons adversary.

The Dark Tide

The Dark Tide
Iron Tower #1
Dennis McKiernan
fantasy
3 stars

I read these in highschool and my second year of Bibleschool. My initial reaction was “total Tolkien ripoff”. Now I’m not so sure. It is a Tolkien knockoff of Middle Earth, with elves, dwarves, men, warrows[hobbits, just a bit more warlike] and the such, but the story is a bit more unique I can see this time through. Evil Modru is stalking the land, and his minions are protected from Adons ban[death by sunlight] by the Dimmendark. Follows 4 warrows in their adventures, as they start together in the Boskeydells and to their separation at the Fall of Challeron Keep.

Don’t think about Tolkien[ie, comparing it] and you’ll enjoy this. If you compare them though, this doesn’t come off very good. So don’t ๐Ÿ™‚

Trek to Kraggen-Cor

Trek to Kraggen-Cor
Silver Call #1
Dennis McKiernan
fantasy
2 stars

ever wonder what dwarves do? As much as this is a cutout Tolkien wannabe, I still found it very interesting. Analogous to the dwarves taking back the Mines of Moriah. Extremely slowpaced, ends with the main army arriving at the Dusk Door. But I rather enjoyed it. Just detailed, very lulling.