Amethyst of the Gods
Author: Richard S. Tuttle
Age Group: All ages
A hundred-thousand man Lanoirian army is poised outside the walls of Melbin in a bid to attack Alcea
from the south. Meanwhile an enormous army of goblins, yaki, ogres, and Black Devils are heading
towards Tagaret, the capital of Alcea, from the north. King Arik and his Alcea Knights must defeat these
two armies to complete the Ancient Prophecy.
The immortal Mage has gathered six of the world's greatest magician to embark upon a mysterious
mission that appears to be at odds with King Arik's fulfillment of the prophecy.
The stakes have never been higher, nor the situation ever so dire. Amethyst of the Gods is the final
volume of the Sword of Heavens series.
King Arik looked down at his hand. His knuckles were white from gripping the dragon’s scale. Slowly, he
released his hold and flexed his fingers to relieve the stiffness.
“Finally,” commented Wyka. “I was wondering how long it would take you to trust my flying skills. We
dragons were born to fly. It is kind of insulting that you felt the need to hang on so tightly.”
“Sorry,” apologized King Arik. “Flying may be natural for you, but I am not used to being on a dragon’s
back. I was not really aware that I was clutching your scale so tightly.”
“Now that your hands are free,” smirked the dragon, “should I demonstrate my flying skills?”
The king’s hand shot back towards the scale he had been holding, but his fingers stopped a scant inch
away as he realized what he was doing.
“That will not be necessary,” King Arik said in a controlled voice as he saw the coastline appearing in the
distance. “We do not have time for games this day. Is that Tagaret approaching?”
“Of course,” replied Wyka. “Are you questioning my skills in navigation now?”
“Certainly not,” smiled the king as he shook his head. “I do need to give you fair warning, though. The
people of Tagaret are not used to dragons. They may try to fire upon you.”
“I can defend myself against a rabble of humans,” scowled the dragon. “I will teach them some manners.”
“That is not the entrance that I have planned,” retorted King Arik. “Remember that you are not allowed to
eat humans any more.”
“It is a terrible waste of meat,” growled Wyka, “but I will not eat their remains. I will just torch them and
leave their burning bodies behind.”
“No,” warned the king as he shook his head. “You are not even to attack them. I am warning you so that
you may evade their arrows, not so you can be prepared to attack them. The people of Tagaret are my
people. I want you to behave.”
King Arik could not see Wyka’s broad grin, but he did detect a muffled snicker.
“Very well,” sighed the dragon. “You are a most demanding king. If you just wanted to ride into the city on
a pet dragon, couldn’t you have selected one of the children?”
“You will get a chance to show your battle prowess,” promised King Arik, “but it will be against Sarac’s
forces, not mine.”
The king could almost feel the disappointment in Wyka as she slumped her shoulders. He chuckled
inwardly at the need of the dragon to drive fear into the hearts of the humans.
“All right,” sighed King Arik, “here is what you can do. Stay well above the range of their arrows, and I will
let you breath fire and roar at the crowds below. But,” he added quickly, “after I am recognized, you must
calm down. And, under no circumstances are you to harm my people. Are you agreed?”
Wyka brightened considerably and nodded her huge head. “You understand,” she said with surprise in
her voice. “Perhaps you were meant to be a dragon.”
“I am not sure what I was meant to be,” laughed King Arik, “but I do understand. We will put on a fierce
show during our arrival. I will even draw my sword...
Richard S. Tuttle
Making the transition from President of a computer consulting firm servicing Fortune 500
companies to the reclusive life of creating new worlds is not as difficult a task as one would
imagine. Both require organization, patience, and a vision of what is
possible.<br><br>Richard S. Tuttle accomplishes this transition in a dramatic way with the release of
fourteen novels dealing with two entirely created worlds. The Khadora Series evolves around a continent
comprised of three countries with widely diverse cultures.<br><br>The Targa Trilogy and the Sword of
Heavens Series deals not only with a diverse world but widely varied universes as well. His ability to
create a believable world and unique characters is bound to draw a following of readers that will make
Richard S. Tuttle a household name.
Interesting read Recommended 5 stars
With Amethyst of the Gods writer Tuttle rounds out the Sword of Heaven series in the same exciting
fashion readers have come to expect. Powerful motivations, shrewdly interwoven, suspense filled story
line, a complicated yarn of treachery, strife judiciously resolved and a gratifying culmination are all part of
this impressive read.Richard Tuttle’s rich imagination has carried the reader on an exciting journey from
the days when we first met the Alcea Rangers, suffered in the eternal darkness and came to dread the
evil Sarac to adventure upon adventure as the various stones needed to complete the Sword of Heaven
and restore the light were located, retrieved and placed into the handle of the weapon. Credible
characters, well fleshed, struggling against all odds, colloquy filled with poignancy, tingle and grit, all
perform against an environment of noteworthy scenes, reverberations and fragrance. The people and land
all come to life under Tuttle’s skillful pen.Exciting read sure to please those who enjoy a good fantasy
complete with quest, hero, magik and divertissement. Nice addition to the home and school library where
Amethyst of the Gods is sure to be read by the upper grade youngsters who enjoy the genre.
were located, retrieved and placed into the
handle of the weapon. Credible characters, well fleshed, struggling against all odds, colloquy filled with
poignancy, tingle and grit, all perform against an environment of noteworthy scenes, reverberations and
fragrance. The people and land all come to life under Tuttleâ€™s skillful pen.Exciting read sure to please
those who enjoy a good fantasy complete with quest, hero, magik and divertissement. Nice addition to
the home and school library where Amethyst of the Gods is sure to be read by the upper grade
youngsters who enjoy the genre.