Book Review: Beginning of a Hero (Legends of Windemere)

I am posting my Goodreads review of Charles Yallowitz’ first book of the Legends of Windemere series.

I thoroughly enjoyed “Beginning of a Hero (Legends of Windemere)”. This fantasy action novel engaged me from the beginning of the book, and maintained great action scenes throughout. I didn’t do any reading skip-overs like I’ve done with other books, because the author provides good description without wordiness. I think adult and young adult readers will enjoy the book. I’m certainly interested in the next book. I appreciated the author creating a believable fantasy world, and delivering an epic action filled adventure.

I also enjoyed the characters and their personalities. I’m a former WoW player (got to level 70 and quit before WotLK). It felt like I was progressing through exciting quests, with unique and surprising battle scene elements.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a fast paced and interesting fantasy action story, anyone who plays/played D&D, anyone who has played any RPG, LARPers, or anyone who wants an engaging fantasy action story. Windemere looks to be an interesting world. I look forward to all the adventures spawned from Windemere. 5 stars


  1. Ooo! I’ll look for this for my Kindle.

  2. Thanks for the glowing review. Love the connection you make to RPG’s. 🙂

    • tyroper said:

      Absolutely. It was a great read. I’m unsure which character was my favorite. Tough choice. I’m leaning toward Fritz or Nimby, but Duggan is awesome too.

      • Fritz has a fan! Sorry, but you’re the first person to even mention Fritz. Everyone loves Nimby or Stiletto. The Lich has gained more fans than Fritz for some reason. 🙂

        • tyroper said:

          Some people always love the bad guy. I like gnomes, his brain capability as described in the book was cool.

        • He shows a new trick in the second too.

        • tyroper said:

          W00t! Can’t wait. May, right?

        • I’m hoping. It comes down to how busy my cover artist is. At the end of March, he said it would be a few weeks before he was done. I translated it to May. I’m being childishly optimistic.

        • tyroper said:

          Well best to get it right. Good night, author Yallowitz. I’m an early to bed, early to rise guy. Looks like you are a night owl. May your pages continue filling with adventures. You’ve worked hard for a number of years. To success!

        • Thanks. Actually, I’m early to rise and late to bed, which is not a smart way to go through life.

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