When a technologically superior army advances from the western sea, the mystical Light of Epertase determines that corrupt King Elijah is no longer fit to rule the kingdom. The Light determines his daughter, Princess Alina, is the kingdom’s only hope for salvation. Evil men plan to steal the Light from her soul. Epertase’s fall appears inevitable. But all is not lost, for a long-banished warrior lurks in the outer mountains. His name is Rasi and he prepares for blood. Deadly men plan to sacrifice Alina for the Light of Epertase that lives within her soul. Rasi plans to kill all who try. The kingdom’s fate hangs in the balance.
Meet Douglas R. Brown
Douglas R. Brown runs into burning buildings for a living. As a career firefighter in Columbus, Ohio, he rediscovered his love of writing as a cathartic way of dealing with the daily horrors of seeing people die. After having four books published by a publishing company who ultimately closed their doors, he has since ventured out on his own. And if risking his life, occasional soul-crushing book reviews, and being the father of a teen-aged boy isn’t enough of a beating, he’s also been learning jiujitsu for a few years. What the Hell is wrong with him? (The answer is probably Freudian of some kind.) BTW, did he mention he’s been married since 1996. So, yeah, he’s pretty busy.
What happens when a God gives the gift of his life? What consequences does it have on a simple world? Vim… Energy so powerful that it changes the fundamental makeup of everyone it touches. Follow the lives of five sets of characters, each with there own unique experience with the Watchers gift.
A small group of soldiers in a war that seems destined to never end, until its overshadowed by a flaming ball form the heavens. Their lives turned upside down in minutes as the battle they think will be the end of them turns into their salvation, and their damnation at the same time. What happens to them could be considered a fate worse than death, or a blessing from a god. follow them as they deal with the lose of comrades and the changes taking place inside them, as they hunt for a place to call home. Master Edson Pentol, a senior member of the Druid’s Found, and his Apprentice Bryson have their lives completely derailed as the falling ball of fire streaks over the found. Killing some and changing others. Master Pentol is seemingly unaffected by the occurrence, but Bryson takes sick, only to be given the gift of foresight. He doesn’t understand it or why its happening to him, but it unlocks a possible future that could be the end of everything they know.
Geldune Ramhaeng was the orphan of a farmer, taken in by the butcher that used to buy cattle from is now dead family. He’s been the slaughterhouse apprentice for longer than he can remember, but when the bright light streaks over the small place he calls home it brings devastation and illness. Taken ill himself, he’s bedridden for what seems like days. When he finally starts to recover, he’s not alone. Somethings else is there in his head. Geldune doesn’t know what to do when the voice starts to talk to him. He’s even more confused when the shadows start to listen to him as if he’s part shadow himself. The voice wants him to do bad things…and the shadows gives him the power to do them.
Tammalay Brook, a small Afian girl, with her snow white hair and crystal blue eyes, loves her life in the small lake town of Eldiam Cleve. Her aunt and uncle love her as if she is their own, so when the fireball reaches them, and her uncles tries to kill her aunt for being a demon and she has to run fro help, its a nightmare she cant seem to wake up from. She rushes into town to get a doctor to find the whole town has gone mad. Dead bodies litter the street, and the worse part is it looks like they did it themselves. Tammalay goes back home without the help she promised, but it turns out she doesn’t need help. She has the power to heal. All she needs is contact with water. When she learns this, she decides to go to the Druids found to seek help with this new power. This trek set into motion events destined to change the world.
A young man killed in a war he had to fight. slain and left to rote in a blood-soaked wasteland, only to rise weeks later, skin frozen from the setting winter. With eyes crusted shut he stumbles to a stream and tries to wash it clean. But he cant wash away the gaping wound in his chest, or the colorless eyes of death that stares back at him in the stream. When his fractured memory returns and he realizes what he is, he can think of only one thing to do… find his crew. The only family he’s every really known. Maybe they can help him. Maybe if he can track them down, they can help him end the nightmare that he sees in the waters surface. A Watcher’s Gift Novel
He has become everything he hates. Now he must run from everything he knows.
17-year-old Edin longs for adventure. Languishing in his little of Yaultan, he is desperate to become one of the Por Fen–monks of the church whose sole job it is to hunt down and destroy magi also known as abominations for the evil their magic is.
One day, Edin is attacked by a monster. In a desperate attempt to save himself and his best friend, he produces a magic barrier, demonstrating to everyone that he himself is a magi and bringing down the wrath of the Por Fen on himself and his family.
He is soon forced from his home and must embark on a deadly journey through a wilderness full of monstrous beasts, both man and animal–with commoners and nobles alike ready to slay him at every turn.
Edin will need all his skills–even magic–if he’s to survive in a world bent on destroying him.
The Abomination of Yaultan is the first book of B. J. Hanlon’s new Legend of the Ecta Mastrino Series. If you love your fantasy adventures with just the right dash of lightheartedness, pick up your copy today!