The Book of Names

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    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format names are being stolen from the young literally erased from the sacred Book of Names Meanwhile, the sorceress Nemesia is spreading darkness from her Tower of Ravens While Hadyn and Ewan are immediately hailed as Champions sent to help rescue the land, the brothers have a far simple goal find their way home and stay alive As the seductive call of Nemesia lures them towards despair, the Barlows must discover power and courage they never knew they possessed Yet even if they survive, will anyone know how to send them back to our world Or will they be lost forever."/>
  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • The Book of Names
  • D. Barkley Briggs
  • English
  • 06 March 2017
  • 160006227X

10 thoughts on “The Book of Names

  1. Jill Williamson Jill Williamson says:

    Review by Jill WilliamsonHayden and Ewan recently moved to rural Missouri Their mother recently passed away, and they are grieving her loss and the loss of their old home Hayden has been assigned the job of clearing the briar patch, and Hayden, for fun, has been clearing it by cutting tunnels into it His brother Ewan offers to help one day As they are working, four ravens approach carrying something The birds drop their cargo in the briar patch and vanish Hayden and Ewan discover four tube Review by Jill WilliamsonHayden and Ewan recently moved to rural Missouri Their mother recently passed away, and they are grieving her loss and the loss of their old home Hayden has been assigned the job of clearing the briar patch, and Hayden, for fun, has been clearing it by cutting tunnels into it His brother Ewan offers to help one day As they are working, four ravens approach carrying something The birds drop their cargo in the briar patch and vanish Hayden and Ewan discover four tubes holding scrolls Each reads the same You have been chosen for a life of great purpose Adventure awaits you in the hidden lands The boys search for the birds and discover a stone arch with strange carvings on it An arch that is a portal to another world.The Book of Names is a clever, intriguing story Briggs does a wonderful job of crafting his storyworld His characters are real, with faults and fears My favorite character is Creed and his magical sword that will not allow him to tell a lie Briggs story is filled with wonderful parallels that really get you thinking about life This book is a great choice for fantasy lovers I can t wait for the sequel


  2. J.L. Mbewe J.L. Mbewe says:

    Normally, I wouldn t have picked this book up because I don t like to read a fantasy that starts in our modern day world where you are then whisked away to another, fantastical world But I did and I am glad I did The characters felt real, the story is tight, the prose is well written I couldn t help but feel a little too much like Narnia in the beginning, but once the story is in motion it flows well and takes on a life of its own I will be reading the rest in the series.


  3. Ron Ron says:

    An entertaining mash up of Middle Earth and Narnia set against a culture drawn from Anglo Saxon, Celtic, Norse and Christian elements with a dash of the Arthur thrown in for fun It works better than it sounds Because the story focuses on the young protagonists, the reader is not burdened withthan hanging on for the ride Briggs is neither a Tolkien nor a Lewis, but he tells a good story.One of the better transitions from this world to that of fairy Once there, of course, the boys just w An entertaining mash up of Middle Earth and Narnia set against a culture drawn from Anglo Saxon, Celtic, Norse and Christian elements with a dash of the Arthur thrown in for fun It works better than it sounds Because the story focuses on the young protagonists, the reader is not burdened withthan hanging on for the ride Briggs is neither a Tolkien nor a Lewis, but he tells a good story.One of the better transitions from this world to that of fairy Once there, of course, the boys just want to get home Not so fast.Extra credit for managing both a satisfying climax to this story and sufficient hooks to the rest of the saga Many contemporary authors propel you toward book two or twelve without bothering to entertain you in book one Briggs manages both


  4. Matthew Sampson Matthew Sampson says:

    One of my favourite books Still as good as ever.


  5. Annie Annie says:

    First Look This looked pretty interesting Mainly because I like fantasy and am rather partial to brother brother stories Perhaps because I wrote one myself.Setting First off, why does every book character hate moving to the country I live in a rural area, and I love it I rather like not being hedged in by people on all sides But it seems that book characters are only capable of liking to live in the city Why does this happen Anyway, Karac Tor It actually confused me a little I First Look This looked pretty interesting Mainly because I like fantasy and am rather partial to brother brother stories Perhaps because I wrote one myself.Setting First off, why does every book character hate moving to the country I live in a rural area, and I love it I rather like not being hedged in by people on all sides But it seems that book characters are only capable of liking to live in the city Why does this happen Anyway, Karac Tor It actually confused me a little I could never figure out what exactly I was supposed to think about it At first it seemed like some sort of surreal fairy world, but then it turned into a war hardened kind of but not really kingdom And none of it was particularly memorable.Fun fact If you say Karac Tor five times fast, it sounds like tractor Or at least, it does in my head.Characters There were some nice moments between Hadyn and Ewan where I could start to see the bond between them, and maybe some tension I wish the author would ve taken this further, though It seems like they had all the potential for a deep, complex relationship, but it never went beyond the surface I liked them, but it was an I want this character to win rather than an I love this character to death and it s like they re real and if something happens to them I will send an angry letter to the author.My other problem was that these boys adjusted way too easily to Karac Tor They ve just been thrown out of the modern world into a medieval one, but they hardly have any issues at all with it They accept the reality of it almost instantly, and from there it was like they d grown up in the place They had no problems with the strange food, clothing, customs, etc It was unrealistic.Plot It was all pretty generic Some siblings move to a new place, find something odd, get transported into fantasy world and from there have to save said world There was nothing to make it stand out Perhaps this should go under uniqueness , but the lack of originality was what kept from from liking this.That, and the fact that Ewan and Hadyn didn t do much Sure, they were along for all of the adventures, but did they themselves make anything happen No, not really.Uniqueness Already discussed.Writing I found typos Not just one typo, but multiple And not simple things, like a misplaced quotation mark No, this book had at least one instance of two words stuck together likethis AndIs it that hard to line edit I don t think so.Other than that, the writing actually had some nice moments where I could really feel the emotion of the characters For the most part, though, it was unmemorable Likes Can we all just take a moment and think about what s happening on the cover of the third book At first I was thinking So this is what orcs do when they re done filming LOTR And then I notice another orc Alrighty then And then I notice Tinkerbell in the corner and her facial expressionand I m laughing so hard I can t even breathetwo orcs versus TinkerbellI m dying over herethis is so much funnier than it should be And honestly, this would have been the funniest thing I ve seen all day, but earlier I saw this video it s short but it s a gemand it s actually really stupid but it s so incredibly entertaining , so it can t claim that honor.Not so great Hadyn s dad originally wanted to name him Ransom Hadyn s mom had a dream where she somehow realized her son s name should be Hadyn , so Dad agrees to it This is not a divine intervention This is a Seriously, husband That kid will hate us forever if we call him that Or maybe it is divine intervention Maybe God looked down and said You know what, let s give her this dream because this kid doesn t deserve to be bullied for having an unusual name Overall This was an unoriginal book, which made it rather unmemorable It had the potential to be exciting, but in that regard it fell flat I kind of cared about the characters, but not to a huge extent Not as much as I would ve liked to And besides, they adjusted way too easily to living in a fantasy world It had some nice moments, but overall it was just an okay read.


  6. Alicia Cole Alicia Cole says:

    Another favorite from my youth that lived up to the nostalgia I first read this book when I was in high school, then forgot about it until recently It s always a delight when a book is as good as you remember it.Plot summary Brothers Hadyn and Ewan Barlow are pulled from our world to another, kind of like Narnia Then they have adventures, including escaping demons, fighting zombified teen soldiers, and exploring the new world they ve landed in.Things I liked How this story treated grief and g Another favorite from my youth that lived up to the nostalgia I first read this book when I was in high school, then forgot about it until recently It s always a delight when a book is as good as you remember it.Plot summary Brothers Hadyn and Ewan Barlow are pulled from our world to another, kind of like Narnia Then they have adventures, including escaping demons, fighting zombified teen soldiers, and exploring the new world they ve landed in.Things I liked How this story treated grief and grieving characters Hadyn and Ewan had different emotions about their mother s death, and neither of them had their feelings or reactions minimized by the narration Fantastic worldbuilding, pulling inspiration from Celtic and Norse mythology and Arthurian legend.The magic system It s a Christian series, so much of the good magic is developed through faith, prayer, and study Very unique, very cool.Religious allegory Present, but I think it s presented naturally, as part of the world building, rather than hitting you over the head with a brick.Things I didn t like Female representation leaves a lot to be desired There are only two major female character One is the villian The other, Asandra, is smart, capable, powerful and quite the defrosting ice queen I want to get to know her , and I hope she turns up again


  7. Lorry Lorry says:

    This was alright Some of the characters were pretty well written, while the others I knew almost nothing about even some of the main characters, and not like in a good mysterious way Just in a way that felt like the author couldn t care less about themA lot of it was really wordy, and it took a long time for anything to happen While I do occasionally like books with a lot of descriptions so I can visualize places for example, Rangers Apprentice it needs a good amount of dialogue and act This was alright Some of the characters were pretty well written, while the others I knew almost nothing about even some of the main characters, and not like in a good mysterious way Just in a way that felt like the author couldn t care less about themA lot of it was really wordy, and it took a long time for anything to happen While I do occasionally like books with a lot of descriptions so I can visualize places for example, Rangers Apprentice it needs a good amount of dialogue and action along with the descriptions The Book Of Names was way too much describing and words with not much action or interesting dialogue.Might read again but highly unlikely


  8. Cecelia English Cecelia English says:

    A good young adult novel I read this book to see if my daughter would enjoy it I know she will love it I immediately purchased the next two in the series Good for young readers.I especially appreciate this author the Christian influences in the mythology I look forward to convos with my daughter about her thoughts A good young adult novel I read this book to see if my daughter would enjoy it I know she will love it I immediately purchased the next two in the series Good for young readers.I especially appreciate this author the Christian influences in the mythology I look forward to convos with my daughter about her thoughts


  9. Kristy Kristy says:

    Really cool I was definitely surprised by this one I bought it on sale and didn t really have much hope for it, but the story pulled me in immediately A speculative fantasy read that s well worth the time.


  10. Ginny Ginny says:

    So glad I finally got around to reading this book It reminded me a lot of reading The Chronicles of Narnia Good clean YA adventure.


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The Book of Names❮Epub❯ ➡ The Book of Names ➠ Author D. Barkley Briggs – Polishdarling.co.uk It s Thanksgiving Break and chores are being handed out Hadyn, nearly and the oldest of the four Barlow brothers, is told by his father to clear the back acres of their new farm Hadyn resents life Af It s Thanksgiving Break and chores are being handed out Hadyn, nearlyand the oldest of the four Barlow brothers, is told by his father to clear the back acres of their new farm Hadyn resents life After losing his mother to cancer and relocating away from the only home he s ever known, he misses his friends and his Mom While hacking through a briar patch, a strange rock formation arouses his curiosity After four mysterious black birds deliver a strange summons, Hadyn and his brother Ewan realize the stone is really a The Book Epub / magic Viking runestone Through this portal, they cross into the ancient world of Karac TorCrisis looms In the Five Dominions of Karac Tor, names are being stolen from the young literally erased from the sacred Book of Names Meanwhile, the sorceress Nemesia is spreading darkness from her Tower of Ravens While Hadyn and Ewan are immediately hailed as Champions sent to help rescue the land, the brothers have a far simple goal find their way home and stay alive As the seductive call of Nemesia lures them towards despair, the Barlows must discover power and courage they never knew they possessed Yet even if they survive, will anyone know how to send them back to our world Or will they be lost forever.


About the Author: D. Barkley Briggs

Dean D Barkley Briggs is happily married to Jeanie, the proud father of eight grown children and two grandchildren A New Covenant storyteller, Dean loves the magical power of words He dreams, prophecies and prays across the world, speaking and preaching on the great story of God His novels include two medical thrillers, The God Spot, and The Most Important Little Boy in the World, and the acclaimed, part YA fantasy series, The Legends of Karac Tor He also has number of non fiction works, including Ekklesia Rising and The Jesus Fast, The Book Epub / co authored with Lou Engle A new novel, The Withering Tree, is soon to be released DeanBriggs Facebook Twitter DBarkleyBriggs.



10 thoughts on “The Book of Names

  1. Jill Williamson Jill Williamson says:

    Review by Jill WilliamsonHayden and Ewan recently moved to rural Missouri Their mother recently passed away, and they are grieving her loss and the loss of their old home Hayden has been assigned the job of clearing the briar patch, and Hayden, for fun, has been clearing it by cutting tunnels into it His brother Ewan offers to help one day As they are working, four ravens approach carrying something The birds drop their cargo in the briar patch and vanish Hayden and Ewan discover four tube Review by Jill WilliamsonHayden and Ewan recently moved to rural Missouri Their mother recently passed away, and they are grieving her loss and the loss of their old home Hayden has been assigned the job of clearing the briar patch, and Hayden, for fun, has been clearing it by cutting tunnels into it His brother Ewan offers to help one day As they are working, four ravens approach carrying something The birds drop their cargo in the briar patch and vanish Hayden and Ewan discover four tubes holding scrolls Each reads the same You have been chosen for a life of great purpose Adventure awaits you in the hidden lands The boys search for the birds and discover a stone arch with strange carvings on it An arch that is a portal to another world.The Book of Names is a clever, intriguing story Briggs does a wonderful job of crafting his storyworld His characters are real, with faults and fears My favorite character is Creed and his magical sword that will not allow him to tell a lie Briggs story is filled with wonderful parallels that really get you thinking about life This book is a great choice for fantasy lovers I can t wait for the sequel


  2. J.L. Mbewe J.L. Mbewe says:

    Normally, I wouldn t have picked this book up because I don t like to read a fantasy that starts in our modern day world where you are then whisked away to another, fantastical world But I did and I am glad I did The characters felt real, the story is tight, the prose is well written I couldn t help but feel a little too much like Narnia in the beginning, but once the story is in motion it flows well and takes on a life of its own I will be reading the rest in the series.


  3. Ron Ron says:

    An entertaining mash up of Middle Earth and Narnia set against a culture drawn from Anglo Saxon, Celtic, Norse and Christian elements with a dash of the Arthur thrown in for fun It works better than it sounds Because the story focuses on the young protagonists, the reader is not burdened withthan hanging on for the ride Briggs is neither a Tolkien nor a Lewis, but he tells a good story.One of the better transitions from this world to that of fairy Once there, of course, the boys just w An entertaining mash up of Middle Earth and Narnia set against a culture drawn from Anglo Saxon, Celtic, Norse and Christian elements with a dash of the Arthur thrown in for fun It works better than it sounds Because the story focuses on the young protagonists, the reader is not burdened withthan hanging on for the ride Briggs is neither a Tolkien nor a Lewis, but he tells a good story.One of the better transitions from this world to that of fairy Once there, of course, the boys just want to get home Not so fast.Extra credit for managing both a satisfying climax to this story and sufficient hooks to the rest of the saga Many contemporary authors propel you toward book two or twelve without bothering to entertain you in book one Briggs manages both


  4. Matthew Sampson Matthew Sampson says:

    One of my favourite books Still as good as ever.


  5. Annie Annie says:

    First Look This looked pretty interesting Mainly because I like fantasy and am rather partial to brother brother stories Perhaps because I wrote one myself.Setting First off, why does every book character hate moving to the country I live in a rural area, and I love it I rather like not being hedged in by people on all sides But it seems that book characters are only capable of liking to live in the city Why does this happen Anyway, Karac Tor It actually confused me a little I First Look This looked pretty interesting Mainly because I like fantasy and am rather partial to brother brother stories Perhaps because I wrote one myself.Setting First off, why does every book character hate moving to the country I live in a rural area, and I love it I rather like not being hedged in by people on all sides But it seems that book characters are only capable of liking to live in the city Why does this happen Anyway, Karac Tor It actually confused me a little I could never figure out what exactly I was supposed to think about it At first it seemed like some sort of surreal fairy world, but then it turned into a war hardened kind of but not really kingdom And none of it was particularly memorable.Fun fact If you say Karac Tor five times fast, it sounds like tractor Or at least, it does in my head.Characters There were some nice moments between Hadyn and Ewan where I could start to see the bond between them, and maybe some tension I wish the author would ve taken this further, though It seems like they had all the potential for a deep, complex relationship, but it never went beyond the surface I liked them, but it was an I want this character to win rather than an I love this character to death and it s like they re real and if something happens to them I will send an angry letter to the author.My other problem was that these boys adjusted way too easily to Karac Tor They ve just been thrown out of the modern world into a medieval one, but they hardly have any issues at all with it They accept the reality of it almost instantly, and from there it was like they d grown up in the place They had no problems with the strange food, clothing, customs, etc It was unrealistic.Plot It was all pretty generic Some siblings move to a new place, find something odd, get transported into fantasy world and from there have to save said world There was nothing to make it stand out Perhaps this should go under uniqueness , but the lack of originality was what kept from from liking this.That, and the fact that Ewan and Hadyn didn t do much Sure, they were along for all of the adventures, but did they themselves make anything happen No, not really.Uniqueness Already discussed.Writing I found typos Not just one typo, but multiple And not simple things, like a misplaced quotation mark No, this book had at least one instance of two words stuck together likethis AndIs it that hard to line edit I don t think so.Other than that, the writing actually had some nice moments where I could really feel the emotion of the characters For the most part, though, it was unmemorable Likes Can we all just take a moment and think about what s happening on the cover of the third book At first I was thinking So this is what orcs do when they re done filming LOTR And then I notice another orc Alrighty then And then I notice Tinkerbell in the corner and her facial expressionand I m laughing so hard I can t even breathetwo orcs versus TinkerbellI m dying over herethis is so much funnier than it should be And honestly, this would have been the funniest thing I ve seen all day, but earlier I saw this video it s short but it s a gemand it s actually really stupid but it s so incredibly entertaining , so it can t claim that honor.Not so great Hadyn s dad originally wanted to name him Ransom Hadyn s mom had a dream where she somehow realized her son s name should be Hadyn , so Dad agrees to it This is not a divine intervention This is a Seriously, husband That kid will hate us forever if we call him that Or maybe it is divine intervention Maybe God looked down and said You know what, let s give her this dream because this kid doesn t deserve to be bullied for having an unusual name Overall This was an unoriginal book, which made it rather unmemorable It had the potential to be exciting, but in that regard it fell flat I kind of cared about the characters, but not to a huge extent Not as much as I would ve liked to And besides, they adjusted way too easily to living in a fantasy world It had some nice moments, but overall it was just an okay read.


  6. Alicia Cole Alicia Cole says:

    Another favorite from my youth that lived up to the nostalgia I first read this book when I was in high school, then forgot about it until recently It s always a delight when a book is as good as you remember it.Plot summary Brothers Hadyn and Ewan Barlow are pulled from our world to another, kind of like Narnia Then they have adventures, including escaping demons, fighting zombified teen soldiers, and exploring the new world they ve landed in.Things I liked How this story treated grief and g Another favorite from my youth that lived up to the nostalgia I first read this book when I was in high school, then forgot about it until recently It s always a delight when a book is as good as you remember it.Plot summary Brothers Hadyn and Ewan Barlow are pulled from our world to another, kind of like Narnia Then they have adventures, including escaping demons, fighting zombified teen soldiers, and exploring the new world they ve landed in.Things I liked How this story treated grief and grieving characters Hadyn and Ewan had different emotions about their mother s death, and neither of them had their feelings or reactions minimized by the narration Fantastic worldbuilding, pulling inspiration from Celtic and Norse mythology and Arthurian legend.The magic system It s a Christian series, so much of the good magic is developed through faith, prayer, and study Very unique, very cool.Religious allegory Present, but I think it s presented naturally, as part of the world building, rather than hitting you over the head with a brick.Things I didn t like Female representation leaves a lot to be desired There are only two major female character One is the villian The other, Asandra, is smart, capable, powerful and quite the defrosting ice queen I want to get to know her , and I hope she turns up again


  7. Lorry Lorry says:

    This was alright Some of the characters were pretty well written, while the others I knew almost nothing about even some of the main characters, and not like in a good mysterious way Just in a way that felt like the author couldn t care less about themA lot of it was really wordy, and it took a long time for anything to happen While I do occasionally like books with a lot of descriptions so I can visualize places for example, Rangers Apprentice it needs a good amount of dialogue and act This was alright Some of the characters were pretty well written, while the others I knew almost nothing about even some of the main characters, and not like in a good mysterious way Just in a way that felt like the author couldn t care less about themA lot of it was really wordy, and it took a long time for anything to happen While I do occasionally like books with a lot of descriptions so I can visualize places for example, Rangers Apprentice it needs a good amount of dialogue and action along with the descriptions The Book Of Names was way too much describing and words with not much action or interesting dialogue.Might read again but highly unlikely


  8. Cecelia English Cecelia English says:

    A good young adult novel I read this book to see if my daughter would enjoy it I know she will love it I immediately purchased the next two in the series Good for young readers.I especially appreciate this author the Christian influences in the mythology I look forward to convos with my daughter about her thoughts A good young adult novel I read this book to see if my daughter would enjoy it I know she will love it I immediately purchased the next two in the series Good for young readers.I especially appreciate this author the Christian influences in the mythology I look forward to convos with my daughter about her thoughts


  9. Kristy Kristy says:

    Really cool I was definitely surprised by this one I bought it on sale and didn t really have much hope for it, but the story pulled me in immediately A speculative fantasy read that s well worth the time.


  10. Ginny Ginny says:

    So glad I finally got around to reading this book It reminded me a lot of reading The Chronicles of Narnia Good clean YA adventure.


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