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by Franz S. McLaren

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Author:
Franz S. McLaren
ISBN13:
978-1468030211
ISBN:
1468030213
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Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 15, 2012)
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Fantasy
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Throughout his life, Franz McLaren has traveled Franz McLaren was sucked into the world of fantasy at ten-years-old when he read Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Throughout his life, Franz McLaren has traveled Franz McLaren was sucked into the world of fantasy at ten-years-old when he read Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. After that, he dived headfirst into the stories of Dr. Seuss, and from then on, the stories of J. R. Tolkien, Terry Goodkind, Holly Lisle, J. K. Rowling, and many others that have grown to be a significant part of his life.

For ten years Zack managed to intercept abuse that might have been directed at sister. Now the two of them are thrown into Lavondel, a world where machines do not work and magic does. Zack is surprised to find that in this world his sister is nearly all powerful. But that power could come at the loss of her soul. Can Zack find the key to saving his sister, and Lavondel, from an endless evil rule? More.

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Franz McLaren was sucked into the world of fantasy at ten-years-old when he read Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Darl and the Spider Cult. Both were written with my son, Sean McLaren). A Night of Dark Delicacies. After that, he delved headfirst into the stories of Dr. Rowling, and many others have grown to be a significant part of his life.

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Since his sister Angela was born, fourteen-year-old Zack has protected her from their abusive father. Now the two are thrown into Lavondel, a world where machines do not work and magic does. In this world his sister has mysterious powers

Since his sister Angela was born, fourteen-year-old Zack has protected her from their abusive father. In this world his sister has mysterious powers. However, those powers could come at the loss of her soul.

Clarion of Destiny – Franz S McLaren. With her demon pursuer finally stopped, and her training complete at the academy, Leena and her friends must finally return Allivan, the land they once called home before it was ravaged by Arvin. Entry back into Allivan reveals a changed land, not full of orcs and goblins like they thought, but instead, crime and injustice caused by the changed humans that were able to survive the rule of Arvin.

Since his sister Angela was born, fourteen-year-old Zack has protected her from their abusive father. Now the two are thrown into Lavondel, a world where machines do not work and magic does. In this world his sister has mysterious powers. However, those powers could come at the loss of her soul. In a world where every hand has turned against him, Zack must find the key to saving his sister, and Lavondel, from an evil that has reigned for a thousand years.
  • American author Franz S. McLaren rather defies placement in a certain area: he has spent time in almost every state in the US though he was born in South Carolina and raised in Pennsylvania. Oh, and he has also has lived in England, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, just to keep his experiences and sites of inspiration straight. But as far as the rest of his background is concerned, the author favors putting the spotlight on his imagination instead. And that spotlight ends up being a Klieg light, so vivid is his style of committing to paper the plethora of ideas in his mind.

    McLaren love horror and fantasy and for a man who has come to the pen and paper (or computer nowadays) later in life. TRIAL IN LAVONDEL is one of his earlier works (2011) and not having read his CLARION OF DESTINY SERIES (in what seems to be a later ongoing series) it is difficult to think that his newer works are an advance on his first works - so well sculpted is this story. Not one to repeat a synopsis written by the author, the follow is his outline form his website: `From the day his sister was born, Zack, a fourteen-year-old boy, assigned himself the task of protecting her. For ten years he has managed to intercept abuse that might have been directed at her. Now the two of them are thrown into Lavondel, a world where machines do not work and magic does. Zack is surprised to find that in this world his sister is nearly all powerful. But that power could come at the loss of her soul. In a world where every hand has turned against him, Zack must find the key to saving his sister, and Lavondel, from an evil that has reigned for nearly a thousand years. 

How can one young boy, alone, pursued by an enraged father, betrayed by a loving mother, and separated from the sister he has sworn to protect, hope to overcome impossible odds to rescue a world? What is the puzzle that has kept Lavondel enslaved to the whims of a cruel and self-centered queen? Who is the cruel mastermind that seeks to gain the ultimate power that could plunge the world into an everlasting rule of evil? Can one untrained, inexperienced boy make a difference?'

    This is a tale that successfully mixes fantasy with very fine narrative novel writing. McLaren is facile with words - and even more adroit at creating strange off center variations to his plot. His imagery is as vivid as intricate stage settings and the manner in which he propels his tale is as mysterious as his original concept. The immediate response after reading one of his books is to reach for another. This well traveled gentleman can write! Grady Harp, August 14

  • Some readers are looking for over-the-top fantasy adventures that are packed with unbelievable creatures and epic adventures, but there are plenty of other readers that, as the author mentions in his bio, enjoy their books to be just to the left of reality. McLaren walks that fine line between fact and fiction at the beginning of the book, and while it does begin to lean further into fantasy as the novel progresses, I quite liked the closeness of the real world, which made the characters seem far more like normal people thrown into an extraordinary adventure, rather than fantasy books where the players are born into that knowledge and that world of magic. The plot itself was very strong, despite having a rather classic framework of parental issues coupled with overthrowing a larger, more authoritative "parental" figure (a lot of books follow this archetype), but McLaren's ability to spin dialogue and settings into vivid phrases and visual reality is enough to propel the story forward in an enjoyable way. This award-winning book may not challenge the boundaries of the genre or even give readers a never-before-felt experience in a fantasy book, but it's clean, polished, entertaining, and clearly penned by a talented author.

  • In Trial In Lavondel young Zack discovers that he has a destiny he must fulfill in this life or death struggle to save his beloved sister and Lavondel from an evil that could destroy them all. This story of Zack's quest is an exciting read with lots of twists and turns. If you're a Harry Potter fan, you'll root for Zack and feel his pain and frustration as he uncovers the challenges he must face.

  • Author Franz McLaren really knows his territory--the innocent and hopeful avenues of an abused youngster's heart.

    In "Trial in Lavondel," protecting his little sister Angela is the biggest mission in 14-year-old Zack's life. His father is an abusive lout, and his worn-out mother is always working, leaving Zack to fend for himself whenever his father's alcoholic benders become an excuse to beat his defenseless son.

    Zack wants to protect Angela from this bully's blind rage, and so one night when the opportunity arises, he and Angela escape. But what they escape to only brings with it new dangers and major challenges for Zack to overcome.

    It turns out that Angela has powers neither one of them recognized--and that her life is in danger. Hidden, conspiring forces are at play, and the price is Angela's very soul. Zack must sacrifice everything in order to rescue not only his sister, but the whole of Lavendol. Fortunately, he carries within him a survivalist's attitude and an uncommon grace for dealing with the evil that wishes to destroy them.

    The book is full of wonderful descriptions--their mother worked two jobs and loved them in a "distracted, bone-weary way." Giant spiders--"These large engines of death were masters of silent movement." And then there's this: "Although Zack felt guilty about lying, he felt good about his inventiveness."

    Superbly crafted, enthralling characters. Highly recommended!