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On the faraway world of Faltyr, a calamitous Mage of Moor’dru must do whatever it takes to get the secretive contents of a magic chest back home to his master. But when his disastrous nature shipwrecks him on an accursed island, Kaladimus Dor must cooperate with a motley crew of survivors, including mercenaries from an adventuring guild known as Finders Keepers, to secureOn the faraway world of Faltyr, a calamitous Mage of Moor’dru must do whatever it takes to get the secretive contents of a magic chest back home to his master. But when his disastrous nature shipwrecks him on an accursed island, Kaladimus Dor must cooperate with a motley crew of survivors, including mercenaries from an adventuring guild known as Finders Keepers, to secure their only means of escape, a powerful ship of legend. Can the contentious group of survivors find this Hallowed Vessel before they are consumed, figuratively by their own inner strife or literally by the island’s ravenous inhabitants? And what will happen if the survivors discover Dor is the one responsible for shipwrecking them there in the first place? Will they forgive him or will his actions be their ultimate undoing?Publisher's Note: This is a new edition of this novel published with the same content, but with a different cover. The publisher is now Broke Guys Productions....

Title : Finders Keepers
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ISBN : 9780998373607
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 238 Pages
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Finders Keepers Reviews

  • K.S. Daniels
    2019-01-03 18:10

    I'll be the first to admit, I'm hard to impress when it comes to fantasy. I'm an Andre Norton kinda gal, so when I picked this book at my last convention I wasn't sure how I'd like it. I was pleasantly surprised, however, by Finders Keepers. If I had to describe the book, without spoilers, I'd say it was like 'Tolkien Lite', or maybe even 'Tolkien meets pulp'. The action is unrelenting, the cast of characters unique and expansive, and the adventure engaging.My favorite parts though were all the bits of lore about this world. The lore is rich and enticing and certainly leaves you craving more. I really hope the authors not only continue the series, but also go back and do some books on some of the event alluded to from both the characters' and the world's past. Don't get attached to any one character too much those! This book is full of death, and like George R. R. Martin, you never know who'll be on the chopping block next!

  • Griffin John
    2019-01-12 14:58

    A fun read! That being said, when's the next one coming out? :D. Keep up the great work!

  • Donovan Dearment
    2019-01-08 15:52

    The Cycle of Ages Saga: Finders Keepers hits the ground running with it's many action scenes and finely detailed, varied character personas. The world of Faltyr holds much potential for further development of the characters from this story as well as many others. There is just the right mix of action, horror, comedy, and intrigue to make this an enjoyable read. Looking forward to the next adventure!

  • Jeremy Hicks
    2019-01-03 21:14

    I wrote it so I can't review it.

  • NaTaya Hastings
    2019-01-03 14:02

    I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. My initial first thoughts? I liked the book, although it took me a little longer to read than a book of its length usually takes me because it was a bit hard to get into at first. However, once I finally did get into it, I liked it. Parts of it were very reminiscent of the Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Dragonlance books -- a comparison that was only furthered by the names given to some of the characters and events in the book, such as the Cataclysm and Misha'Khal. The book was hard for me to get into at first because it had SO MANY CHARACTERS in the beginning, and the book tried to introduce them one after the other, which was nice, but also kind of killed the narrative flow at times. It is kind of like that section of the Bible where Somebody begat Somebody and then that Somebody begat Somebody Else. However, once one gets past that portion of the book, it is quite a fun read.The only other big problem I had with the book is that it does wonky things with the timeline that I really didn't like. For instance, something big will happen -- such as a character dying -- and then, I'll have to read about that exact event again, only through another character's viewpoint. I don't have a problem with shifting viewpoints, but I feel that an author who uses shifting viewpoints should do so while maintaining chronological order, such as George R.R. Martin does in his Song of Ice and Fire series. Other than those two main problems, I really did enjoy reading the book. The characters are very personable and realistic -- despite the fact that some of them are blood demons and elves. :-p It was a pleasure to "watch" them interact with one another. They each had their own passions and foibles... Yes. The characterization was great indeed.Overall, a good, fun read that I would recommend to readers of fantasy.

  • Tiffany White
    2018-12-24 18:13

    I want to start off with that the action in this book is amazing, I think it has the best action scenes i have ever read. You cannot go wrong with weapons that have names like Starkiller and Demon Queller. I commend Jeremy and Barry for the amazing world views and a very developed world, i am always very jealous when i encounter writers who have such a a good grasp at creating worlds. I really love the characters. i think they did a great job on having everyone's personalities shine through and contrary to another reviewers review i loved the fact they had multiple views on the same event, it gives you a really interesting perspective. at one point in the book a certain someone does something and i said "You are such a idiot you are definitely going to die now". I really like that some characters betray things they whole heartily believe in and how some don't even know that they betrayed it, it gives them a harrowing reality. I think my favorite part is the Frolov Journals. They were really well written. i really did love reading it. i think the book had really good creatures and great descriptions. i think the best part for me is the way all the survivors sort of work together in their own way. it is a really nice dynamic and entertaining to read. All in all i give this book a 10 out of 10 and i will read it again. i really hope you decide to buy this book and support these amazing authors! and a little side note my favorite characters are Yax, Dor, Breuxias and Rafasi. I had a good laugh at Yax's line *When in doubt, bet on a trap". The Eternal War really intrigued me and i hope we see more of it in future books! Anyway i hope this review and the many others persuades you to give this great book a chance! :) Thank you Jeremy and Barry for a really amazing book i cannot wait to read more of your stories!

  • Fritzling
    2018-12-27 19:07

    The Sands of Sorrow can come out tomorrow. Seriously. G'head. Print it.Finders Keepers got me hooked. Bring it on already!!!!The fact that I want more should be a good enough review, but i'll add more.A very well written adventure story that any D&D player or fantasy lover will enjoy. A ready of ANY genre will enjoy this book. The flow with which the characters are developed along with the storyline, as well as the worlds history and individual character philosophy, is simply masterful. There's some fresh ideas buried between the covers, but you'll have to read it to find them; I'm not telling.I've got a stack of books in my To Read pile ranging from Mystery to SciFi to Fantasy to Horror to Historical Fiction. I acquired this book around Halloween in 2013and finally got to it in August 2014. This book was WELL worth putting in that pile.It was so good, that when Book 2 comes out that it will have a priority listing in the To Read pile.For those wondering or concerned about reading books in series: even if you didn't read another book in the series, Finders Keepers stands alone. None of that GRRM cliffhanger crap in this book, but it will leave you yearning for more.Do yourself a favor if you haven't done so already, put this book on your list too.

  • Christi Nichols
    2019-01-01 21:11

    If you’re looking for an escape from reality, this is it! Mr. Hayes and Mr. Hicks have teamed up to create a world all their own. Faltyr is home to humans and fantasy creatures alike.Kaladimus Dor is the clumsy person we can all relate to in some way or another. Every one of the characters is strong and intricately developed.The story is very well written, and draws the reader into the story. From the most action packed moments, all the way down to sitting around the campfire, the reader feels as though he/she is part of the group. Right along-side their favorite character, fighting for their life (and sometimes running for it).I am equally impressed with the plotline. As a working mother of two, I don’t often have time to read. I was so enthralled with this story that I found myself sneaking time for a page or two as often as possible.This is, by far, one of the best fantasy books I’ve ever read. A rich world to lose yourself in very quickly. I’m looking forward to the next installment, my next chance to escape into the world of Faltyr.

  • Tracey
    2019-01-15 14:06

    I tend to be a very hard core sci-fi reader and for me to step outside of my genre is a rare occasion, thankfully, I did so when I read Cycle of Ages Saga: Finders Keepers.For the first time, (in a very long time,) I didn't see the plot twists and turns coming that seems to be standard in sword and sorcery novels and was just able to lose myself into the world of Faltyr.The characters are well fleshed out, with enough back-story to get to know and enjoy them. As well as wanting to read more about them.The settings were varied and descriptions were lush, but not overblown. There wasn't a 2 page description of the grass blowing in the wind anywhere. (Yes, I've actually read just that once or twice)The fight scenes read fantastic, with my favorite combination of both strategy and bloodiness, and the monsters are old school, evil and damn scary.It's got love, lust, blood, gore and a mystery that makes me chomp at the bit for the next installment.

  • Andrea Judy
    2018-12-25 16:18

    Epic fantasy meets pulp would be the best way to describe this tale. The action starts on page 1 and holds you tight through a wild and deadly ride. The terror is real, and there are parts where I found my heart racing wondering which character was going to get the axe next (quite a lot of them do end up dead, fair warning) and a few places I gasped out loud because I hadn't expected things to go from bad to worse. This is a classic example of characters jumping from the frying pan into the fire, and then straight into the pits of hell as things go from bad to worse to deadly in a short period of time. it's a quick read that keeps the characters busy from start to finish.

  • Cecilia Dominic
    2018-12-21 16:01

    Great setting, fast-paced action, well-rounded characters...and horrible editing, but not in a lots-of-typos sense. The biggest thing that kept knocking me out of the story was the clumsy attempts at foreshadowing, specifically how chapters or scenes would end in a "little did he know..." (actually stated once) way. I would still recommend this book to fantasy fans, especially those who like their fantasy a little darker.Four stars for story.Two stars to editing.

  • David Brashier
    2019-01-09 18:17

    The Cycle of Ages Saga: Finders Keepers seems like a typical fantasy bore starting out. Readers unfamiliar with the genre may seem skeptical approaching a fantasy novel, given that the genre has been done to death and explored in depth thanks to media such as World of Warcraft, 'D&D', and a plethora of other books, films and tv shows. But after a few sluggish opening chapters, Finders Keepers challenges the imagination around every corner and genuinely explores the fantasy genre, doing something fresh and new with every page. The cast at first seems vast, complicated, and difficult to follow, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Often times a new character would be added to the already large roster, and I was reluctant to take the time to visualize the character. I would move along in the story, but wouldn’t waive too far before backtracking and challenge my mind to put a name with a face. The cast quickly becomes unique, and as the characters’ backstories and arcs are presented, it’s exciting to see what everyone is up to across chapters. Finders Keepers establishes the world of Faltyr in vast scale, giving a larger sense to what seems like a minor conflict that is the story. The stress put on the characters reveals their conflicts internally and externally, struggles, desires, and romances. What originally seemed like a vast roster of characters quickly slims as conflict erupts, allowing the reader to connect with them better. Time is taken alternating between opposing factions, so that not too much time is spent on one group, and some chapters are divided amongst character conflict within groups. Time is taken to give a mythos to not only the story, but also the world of Faltyr, in a journal reading scene that is a fresh break from the conflict facing the characters. Action scenes are explicitly detailed, and allows the imagination to gain a sense of atmosphere and mood. Character deaths really matter, and increase emotional impact on the story. Overall, Finders Keepers is worth the read, simply from the challenge it presents to the mind to develop the world and peoples of Faltyr. It makes a lot out of a small conflict with a cornucopia of originality. Please do your self a favor, and check this one out.

  • Tiffany White
    2019-01-17 19:01

    I want to start off with that the action in this book is amazing, I think it has the best action scenes i have ever read. You cannot go wrong with weapons that have names like Starkiller and Demon Queller. I commend Jeremy and Barry for the amazing world views and a very developed world, i am always very jealous when i encounter writers who have such a a good grasp at creating worlds. I really love the characters. i think they did a great job on having everyone's personalities shine through and contrary to another reviewers review i loved the fact they had multiple views on the same event, it gives you a really interesting perspective. at one point in the book a certain someone does something and i said "You are such a idiot you are definitely going to die now". I really like that some characters betray things they whole heartily believe in and how some don't even know that they betrayed it, it gives them a harrowing reality. I think my favorite part is the Frolov Journals. They were really well written. i really did love reading it. i think the book had really good creatures and great descriptions. i think the best part for me is the way all the survivors sort of work together in their own way. it is a really nice dynamic and entertaining to read. All in all i give this book a 10 out of 10 and i will read it again. i really hope you decide to buy this book and support these amazing authors! and a little side note my favorite characters are Yax, Dor, Breuxias and Rafasi. I had a good laugh at Yax's line *When in doubt, bet on a trap". The Eternal War really intrigued me and i hope we see more of it in future books! Anyway i hope this review and the many others persuades you to give this great book a chance! :) Thank you Jeremy and Barry for a really amazing book i cannot wait to read more of your stories!

  • M.M. Schill
    2019-01-08 16:01

    Firstly, I would like to point out,that the copy of Finders Keepers I have has a much more colorful cover than the preview here on Goodreads. The black&white design up here is well sketched out, but the cover art I have on my copy translates much better as cover art.Aside from that...I was very happy to give Finders Keepers a read. It reminded me of old D&D campaigns I played in high school, so it has a nostalgic feel. It pretty much felt like reading through an RPG campaign. I very much enjoyed the wizard at the center of the story. I was very interested in his "secret box" from the get go--that was the primary element that kept me reading forward in the story.The female characters were very prominent, and I enjoyed that there was a fantasy story where women did some ass-kicking. I hope that in later installment of this world that the female character are fleshed out even more, so I can see more of what is making them tick, and get to know their motivations more deeply.Fun read. I can't say no to any story that start off on a sinking ship, after all.

  • A.G. Porter
    2019-01-11 17:03

    Finders Keepers was an adventure story; one that was gritty, real, and not for the faint of heart. The Hallowed Vessel is a prize amongst prizes and for our crew of mercenaries, elves, knights, sailers, a priest, and a very unlucky mage, it turns into more; it turns into life or death. With danger in many forms between them and their final destination, Finders Keepers was an amazing and terrifying read. It had been a while since reading fantasy and I'm really glad that Finders Keepers was the book to reintroduce me to the genre. I found myself instantly drawn into the world of Faltyr and to the characters. Their adventure isn't short of heartbreak either. This books punches you right in the emotions. I highly recommend this book to those who love adventure stories with a good serving of horror. It was amazing!

  • Jakob Reinier
    2018-12-26 17:12

    Really great read. Very interesting story and characters. Fast paced, but descriptive. Can't wait for the next one!

  • Michelle Combs
    2018-12-27 12:53

    The Hobbit meets heavy metal...enjoyed this adventure and the world expertly crafted by Hicks & Hayes.