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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Bladud Books; Large type edition edition (April 22 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843197278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843197270
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #361,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Start of an epic 4 book series May 16 2003
By K. Maxwell - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is the first in a four book sequence by British author Roger Taylor called "The Chronicles of Hawklan". One night in the middle of a snowstorm, Hawklan arrives at the ancient sealed castle of Anderras Darion. He has no memory of his personal history or even his name. The locals of the village below the castle re-name him Hawklan and he finds he is a natural healer of great ability with a store of knowledge that he doesn't know the origins of.
The real story of this book starts with the arrival of a harmless looking tinker who sells goods to the village people. However, what he sells are not what they seem. This leads Hawklan on a quest to discover the source of the poison that has been sold to the people he loves, and it's the start of world changing events for everyone, with Hawklan as the unexpected catalyst.
This book is well paced and written and Hawklan and his friends are characters which grow on you with affection. However, this book is really only an introductory novel in some ways, but if you enjoy fantasy its well worth reading.
The other books in this series are:
The fall of Fyorlund
The Waking of Orthlund
Into Narsindal
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
One of the best fantasy series I have read April 4 2009
By KJ - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I read the complete series of Chronicles of Hawklan a number of years ago. I couldn't put them down. I read one after the other. All of the books were excellent, with the exception of Whistler. For some reason, I struggled with that one. But all the rest were a very good read. Interesting characters and plot - a lot of action. It is an epic story that I thoroughly enjoyed and was sad when I read the last book. This series would make a great set of movies (if you are a LOTR fan, you will enjoy these books!)

1 The Call of the Sword (1988) (ISBN 1-84319-078-8)
2 The Fall of Fyorlund (1989) (ISBN 1-84319-111-3)
3 The Waking of Orthlund (1989) (ISBN 1-84319-139-3)
4 Into Narsindal (1990) (ISBN 1-84319-147-4)
5 Dream Finder (1991) (ISBN 1-84319-155-5)
6 Farnor (1992) (ISBN 1-84319-179-2)
7 Valderen (1993) (ISBN 1-84319-189-X)
8 Whistler (1994) (ISBN 1-84319-197-0)
9 Ibryen (1995)(ISBN 1-84319-216-0)
10 Arash-Felloren (1996) (ISBN 1-84319-224-1)
11 Caddoran (1998) (ISBN 1-84319-232-2)
12 The Return of the Sword (1999) (ISBN 1-84319-240-3)
One of the better fantasy universes out there! Aug. 23 2010
By Jah Warrior - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Wow! In the space of about 8 months I read not just Call of the Sword but the Entire multibook Chronicles of Hawklan franchise (the 5 Hawklan books + all the additional titles), and what I took away from this was the impressive, simple yet unique world building.

The world of the Call of the Sword is still very much in a pre industrial period, stories of ancient battles are far enough in the past though, that people considered them legends.

But are they legends, children's stories, simple allegories? Or are they in fact precise eye witness accounts of great armies, great beasts and god-like beings both good and evil?

Have they ignored the history that their great ancestors recorded and participated in? Orthlundy (sp?) is a quiet, peaceful, maybe even idealic land, so much so that not even a token civilian army protects its borders. But when legend begins to materialize into Orthulundy's reality, the country will have to stand up and be counted in a conflict that has spanned the eons, a conflict its people and the people of its neighbour states will become fully reacquainted with.

Call of the sword is the first in a long series of books set in a wonderfully fleshed out, and totally complete saga. I'd recommend this to any and all fantasy enthusiasts.
Fantastic Series Feb. 2 2014
By Dhalliwal Jaspal-Singh - Published on
Format: Paperback
The Chronicles of Hawklan is a deep work indeed, questioning the role and works of man and god-like figures. I read this series many years ago, and still find myself re-reading it. Gripping, action filled, and for those who love martial skills, Hawklan is second to none with thousands of years of battle experience waiting to be put into action! Get it!
great book July 31 2013
By book lover - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book. This is the first book I have read by this author, but I will definitely read more books in this series. I bought this book because of the price and because I thought it looked like a wonderful start to a fantasy series, and I was not disappointed. The story moves along quickly, the characters are interesting and well developed, and it is what I consider to be a true "epic" fantasy (a quest, good vs. evil, wizards, etc.). For the price, check this book out, if you like it, there are lots more books in the series.