Monday, July 29, 2013

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The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo

Combining legitimate legends with actual historical events, Marshall Best weaves an epic story that portrays the ancient world as it might have been, a world which the ancient historians recorded as fact; a time when gods ruled the earth and strange creatures dominated the land. It is the era of civilized conquerors exploring distant and primitive new lands. Scant recordings left to us today by ancient writers only touch on the fringe of the fantastic and brutal reality that existed in those distant lands of the west. Into this age, young Guiamo enters the world stage as the great game-changer, and by his hand the gods and beasts become destined to disappear into myth and legend.

In 60 B.C., ten-year-old Guiamo Durmius Stolo, an exceptionally gifted Roman orphan, is abandoned in Gaul . Left to fend for himself, Guiamo is set onto a path of legend. Recognized by the gods as having world-changing talents, he is given a weapon that changes his destiny and the world's forever.
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"I am a 16 year old freshman who selected this book for an English class book report. I planned on skimming through the book in order to get enough information to write the report. But I was hooked from the first chapter. The book was full of powerful and inspirational characters. I could easily relate to many of Guiamo's challenges as he matured from a child to a young man. I can't wait to read the next book in this series."
"First let me start by saying that Guiamo is a hidden gem of historical fiction tucked away here in the treasure chest of literature that is! I enjoyed immersing myself in a time period I know so little about, and taking that journey with the enigmatic youth, Guiamo Stolo."

"We first meet Guiamo when he is at the lowest time in his young life. He is being abandoned by his only family and is left alone to fend for himself. As luck and the Gods would have it, he lands in the protective and loving hands of a group of fishermen who graciously teach him the ways of the world through their tough love lessons of self-reliance mixed in with the very practical lessons of fishing. These men were all very different, yet each had a lesson to teach, and Guiamo, being bright and eager to learn, absorbed it all with ease. You get to the point in this part of the book when you just know this is no ordinary little boy destined for a life as a fisherman. Guiamo is so much more, but just what that might be is not revealed until later on in the story."

"He then goes on to find some of his family while living in the household of a wise merchant. All of these people he is surrounded with teach him great life lessons (both spiritual and practical) and for these lessons alone, I am recommending this book to my own son, who I think could benefit from the wisdom bestowed on our young hero. Guiamo prospers and amasses great wealth at a very early age. He uses this wealth to help others, and to build upon what he has to bring him even greater resources. His eagerness, creative mind and sharp senses remind us a bit of other great tales. The author has woven a tale of men of war without what you might typically find in a story such as this, by that I mean the graphic language and violence. This book is perfect for anyone, teenager to adult. There is nothing in it to offend. Guiamo is a fascinating story set in a dangerous period in our history that is reminiscent of other great tales of larger than life heroes gifted by the Gods; Perseus comes to mind, or Hercules."

"This book is well written, full of historical accounts of Julius Caesars exploits with the Roman Legions, and the very essence of the story, the life of this boy destined for greatness. It is Guiamo himself which keeps you interested most of all. It's a mix of historical fiction with a dab of the great myths of Greece and Rome, which makes a great combination that will keep you interested from beginning to end."


Guiamo Durmius Stolo sails in 55 B.C. with Rome's 7th Legion as Julius Caesar invades Britain. But Caesar has not before encountered the Fomori, a dominion of wicked creatures which wage war against the human inhabitants and dominate much of Britain. Armed with his god-made spear, Guiamo joins with the tribal kings against their Fomori foe when Caesar departs.

Mary Woldering's comment regarding Cumoro:

"Just finished Book 2. Any writer who wants to write about epic battles, should read the battle against the orcs. A great example of swordplay and magic combined!"
- Beck Valley Books Review -
The second installment of The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo. At the end of the fist episode our hero has had some basic training but has become increasingly restless and in order to further his quest he signs up to join Caesars army. His first task is to sail to Britain but on landing Caesars army is unsuccessful and has to abandon his invasion attempt leaving behind Guiamo.

The author takes us on a page turning adventure with excellent myths and legends thrown in. The descriptions and situations are expertly described and you feel is if you are right there fighting and combating the evil spirits, carrying his secret weapons and whispering the spells in order from him to achieve greatness and triumph.

This story holds a lot of research and historical facts and the authors knowledge really shines through which holds and captivates the reader into imagining the creatures, people and the way they live and their will to survive.

The extraordinary element is having read the first installment I didn't think the follow up was going to be as enthralling or as good but how wrong was I. I am certainly looking forward with great excitement to the third book.

If you love and I mean love a novel which can take you to a time you didn't live in and bring it to life then this story and the author is for you.

The writers style of writing is simple and with excellently references in the book to the ancient language used, the plot with mythical creatures with dark secrets will appeal to readers of all ages and especially to those of you who like to read a bedroom story to their children (but be warned you could be reading for a long time).

Having destroyed the Fomori in Britain , Guiamo Durmius Stolo decides in 51 B.C. to bring the Cruthin people, once slaves to the Fomori, to Ireland , but encounters the Fomori who reside there as well. Guiamo discovers that the gods venerated by the Druids are unworthy. The gods are displeased with him and begin to work against him.
In 50 B.C. Guiamo Durmius Stolo finds himself victor over the detested Fomori whose leader, Cichol, is slain and those few who survived are scattered. Guiamo explores the secret places where Cichol kept his most important secrets and discovers there the treasures of Cichol's master, the goddess Domnu.

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