Under the Cold Sun

An imaginative, suspenseful, and fast-paced adventure thriller featuring international conspiracy, political uprising, and a remarkable world you never knew existed. “It’s like Dan Brown meets Michael Crichton meets Lee Child: imagination, adventure, and non-stop action.” (Gwen D.) “One hell of a ride. Everything you would want from a novel. I highly recommend it!” (Dillon R.) State Department anthropologist Matt Moro jumps at the chance to research an enigmatic civilization living secretly in the most remote inhabited place on earth: a cold, windswept island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Everything goes sideways, though, when an international conspiracy rekindles an ancient civil war as a gambit to gain control over the island’s bountiful diamond mine. To stop this secretive kingdom from destroying itself and killing him in the process, Moro and a native translator—who has plenty of secrets of her own—must endure an ever-worsening crucible of ordeals that will batter their bodies, challenge their beliefs, and change their lives forever. The Vibe: moody, suspenseful, exciting, dark, fast-paced, atmospheric, personal, intimate, melancholy, violent, mysterious, exotic, stormy, imaginative, enigmatic, lonesome. Story elements: action, adventure, thriller, suspense, strong female characters, mercenaries, military, world-building, lost civilization, conspiracy, war, revolution, lost at sea, insurgency, sea adventure, royalty, travel, alternative history, anthropology, Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha

Meet Tagg West

Tagg West writes imaginative, suspenseful, & fast-paced adventure stories.

The Sun God’s Heir: Return (Book One)

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René Gilbert awoke shackled to the wall of a four-foot-high ship’s slave hold.

The filthy bilgewater splashed over his head and then receded. Under sail.

The North Atlantic, 1672. To survive, René must escape a slave ship in the midst of the ocean.

Focus on the first thing, his fencing master’s voice rose from within his memory.

“Don’t drown,” he thought. His second thought was the memory of a wooden rod speeding toward him for his sarcasm.

Rapier sharp pulse pounding action across the warp and weave of the seventeenth century. Sailing ships, pirates, and past lives contend in this first book of an award-winning trilogy.

Read The Sun God’s Heir: Return (Book One) and set sail into a time where love and life were precious and easily taken away. Where the distance to one’s enemies was measured by the length of a rapier’s blade.

Alexandre Dumas meets Horatio Hornblower and The Mummy in this sweeping, swashbuckling tale.    Kirkus Reviews

The Sun God’s Heir: Return, is an epic story, taking you into a time where actions and words ripple from the past into the present and then invade the future. A truly remarkable story.    Readers Favorite

In this epic fantasy, THE SUN GOD’S HEIR by Elliott Baker, readers are offered a unique and compelling story line. Baker’s vivid descriptions and well-drawn characters seem to shimmer with life.   Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.