Introducing the Usurper King…And the Road to the Crown is paved in blood…
The Fates weave a tapestry of life and death for young Gathelaus the Sellsword. Now an unexpected opportunity presents itself for the famed mercenary, he has but to claim the blood red crown…
But once you wear the crown, how long can you hold it until that power is turned against you? Follow Gathelaus on a journey through a life of magic, action and intrigue; battling gods and monsters across a mystic realm …
The Usurper is an action-packed heroic adventure in the vein of classic pulp fiction and heroic fantasy. If you like Conan the Barbarian, The Witcher and Logen Ninefingers along with vengeful sorcery, savage duels, larger-than-life characters, and witty humor, then you’ll love James Alderdice’s barbaric tale.
Buy The Usurper to get lost in a bloody sword and sorcery adventure today!
n the Nine Kingdoms, lords and churches dance a familiar dance. A dance of wars and plots and murder.
unknown to the players, the dance is changing. The Tainted One has
returned; harbinger of a cycle of destruction as old as humankind
itself. An era is on the verge of collapse, humankind is on the fringes
of annihilation – but the lords and ladies, the holy men and the
apostates, the great and the small; they all just keep spinning with the
Nihm is a young woman, living peacefully on the edges of
the wilds. But as the hordes descend upon the Nine Kingdoms she finds
herself at its forefront, in a race for survival. A race where truths
will be revealed that will change her world. Challenging who and what
Renco is a student and a mute, suffering from a past
trauma. His Master, an outcast from an Ancient Order, has raised him.
Honed his skills and his art but for what purpose?
Join an Epic Fantasy and follow Nihm and Renco as their journey unfolds. Can two people really change the fate of a world?
850 years ago the once mighty Western Elves were fatally weakened by the sacking of Elvish Troia and then almost totally destroyed by a cataclysmic invasion of barbarian hordes that came soon after. They now remain only in scattered settlements in the Black Sea region of Anatole (Greek Turkey). The Eastern Elves hold the last of the elf cities, the magnificent mountain fortress of Elgard to the east and to the north of Anatole. But the Elves are fading. The have lost almost all their magic. They no longer live longer than humans and each year they have fewer and fewer children. Not only that. Their world is on the cusp of an invasion by the unbeatable Makedóne army from the west and the appearance of a new and far more dangerous barbarian far to the East. The final destruction of the Elves has been foretold two thousand years before, and now the time is all but upon them. Only through an ancient prophecy can they be saved, but it will require every bit of love, sacrifice and courage that a group of extraordinary people have to give. An Elf Princess of the Eastern Elves, an eleven-year-old gypsy orphan girl, and a mercenary tribesman are the first to be called. They must unite in a desperate search through Anatole for the key to the survival of the Elves, but first they have to stay alive! A sword and Sorcery Epic Fantasy set in the ancient middle east (18+)
September 23, a day that would live on in infamy. A day where boundaries between worlds were bent and nature’s most divine laws violated. To the humans remaining on Earth, it was the day where a million people vanished in an instant, carried away by columns of light descending from the heavens.
To Isaac Stein, an ordinary 17-year-old boy, it was a fresh start. Isaac finds himself on an alternate version of Earth named Tautellus, an extraordinary world filled with magical beings thought to exist only in legend. Isaac struggles to establish new ties and harness his newfound mystical powers, but just as he begins to thrive in his new home, it is savagely ripped away by the invasion of a hostile nation.
Driven to prevent others from meeting the same cruel fate, Isaac must brave the harsh wilderness, overcome betrayals, and wage war for his survival. In the meantime, he stumbles upon secrets of a long lost magitechnologically advanced civilization and their ancient enemy. An enemy that now seeds war and chaos throughout the land as they attempt to seize both Tautellus and Earth.
Three sisters … Three Dragons … One Quest to reunite the kingdoms of Verdil.
The sisters are tasked to save the people from their power-mad kings. Three separate missions to three separate kingdoms – sky, land, and sea.
Armed with their dragon-enchanted weapons, they take on the armies of men.
As the soldiers prepare for battle in a war that must not happen, the sisters have to stop it before it starts. From the heights of the kingdom in the clouds, to the raging seas and the turbulent land, the sisters find that their dragons are not as forthcoming as they’d like.
Some wars are fought in the battleground of the mind.
Join the sisters as they enter the world of mankind on a journey to save the people from themselves.
A Shaper’s Promise is the first instalment of the epic fantasy Aura Shaper series of books which tell an extraordinary, highly original tale of good versus evil.
Set in a world far from Earth without electricity and conveniences like cars, telephones and planes, this is a planet with eight-coloured rainbows and a universal religion dedicated to the light where some are born with ‘gifts’. They might be Musicians or Artists, gifted with the Elements, like Stone, Light or Air, learn a language in minutes or have Speed, Strength or a million other possibilities. They’re not mutants. They’re not aliens. They’re just extraordinarily talented.
One of the rarest gifts is Reading the auras that surround every living thing: understanding the patterns of light that reveal a person’s thoughts and feelings, their very being. The rarest gift of all, though, is the ability to not just Read an aura but manipulate it, control it or even destroy it… to Shape it. It’s no wonder ancient lawmakers decreed Aura Shapers be wiped out or that Shaping is still punishable by death.
A Shaper’s Promise begins with Anna. She’s just eighteen and possibly the first Aura Shaper born in The Kingdom in centuries. Her Healer mother’s always warned her to never let anyone know what she is, but she’s determined to head to Ionantis to try to join the Quorum of Gifted. Fate seems to think she should follow a different path and she soon finds herself embroiled in events beyond her wildest dreams. For there is evil heading towards The Kingdom and Anna’s gift might be the only weapon that can save them.
“An entertaining and exciting tale from a convincing and attractive fantasy world” “The finale is crashingly epic. I read it at the speed of sound. People! This is an excellent read!” “Absolutely loved this book. Cost me some sleepless nights cause I couldn’t drag myself away from it!” “The whole concept of this magical world is enchanting. Would thoroughly recommend and can’t wait for the next instalment!!” “The first in a trilogy, that draws you in to a wonderful world of fantasy. Great characters, well thought through plot, page turning.”
The Aura Shaper Series is dedicated to the author’s friend, Ann Clark, who passed away much too early after a lifetime dedicated to healing others.
Please note that Karen MacRae is a British author who writes in British English.
For two thousand years the Teeth have stood, three immense barriers of divine light rising high into the heavens, encircling the world, dividing it from Paradise. Like others of the Penitent world, Dreen and his telepathically impaired son, Bartu, cling to a dream. A dream that one day a savior will arrive to fell the imprisoning Teeth. Unlike others, however, their dream rests on more than mere faith. It rests on the promise of an artifact that came to their family centuries ago. A holy relic that is key to a future savior’s success.
To keep the relic safe, Dreen and Bartu must keep it secret. A task not easily accomplished in this world of telepaths. Making the task even more difficult is an obscure prophecy that foretells of the sacred artifact. A prophecy that Rue-A-Kai, the Destroyer, knows well. With the strength of a hundred wizards, the reincarnated savior of the Vile hordes imperils not only the Penitent kingdoms he now threatens to overrun, but also the promised arrival of a true future savior. Were the demonic Rue-A-Kai to acquire the holy relic, his perverse interpretation of prophecy would transform the relic from a device of deliverance to one of damnation, ensuring that the Teeth never fell, that the world never saw Paradise.
Yet the relic remains safely hidden, as it has for centuries. And there is no reason to believe it will not continue to remain so for centuries to come. No reason at all, that is, until the accident. . . .
“Gritty, fast-paced and compelling!” “An epic tale…” Honorable mention in Library Journal’s 2016 Indie Ebook Awards and a Shelf Unbound Magazine Notable 100!
A broken nation in need of a savior—ravaged by plague, decimated by dark magic, infiltrated by a foreign evil seeking to dominate from within. Three will rise to save the beleaguered land. But will they be enough? Condemned to hang for their crimes, they’ll march instead to perish as heroes or live as free men.
Dark fantasy adventure for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, and Scott Lynch!
Three men condemned to die: Aldous Weaver is a heretic monk turned sorcerer, imprisoned for accidentally incinerating the leader of his order. Kendrick the Cold, an infamous crusader turned fugitive, is a villain who knows he can never be a hero. Theron Ward, an aristocrat with a penchant for slaughtering monsters, is a legend in his own mind.
When the kingdom of Brynth is threatened by a far greater evil, the unlikely trio must make a choice — seek to escape this land that cries for their execution or find the true heroes within themselves. And then, armed with fire and sword, march together against the forces of darkness. But can three such disparate warriors ever prevail?
Read all the books in the dark and gritty Sword and Sorcery Series! Fire and Sword (Volume 1) Catacombs of Time (Volume 2) I Remember My First Time (short story) The Pyres (Volume 3) Ice and Stone (Volume 4) As They Burn (Volume 5) Black Sun Moon (Volume 6—a complete, stand-alone novel)
A world built on the tales of dragon kings. Powerful brothers at war. An orphan girl sold as a bride.
Long ago, the Kingdom of Estala was a place of dragons and sorcerers. Those with magical powers were more than human, they were Menti. But now Menti sorcery is outlawed by the capricious king, and those who wield it are hunted down by the fanatical Order of Insight to be made into slaves, or worse, executed.
Two young heroes find themselves unwillingly thrown into the centre of these uncertain times. Prince Luca, King Davead’s second son, has always been the sickliest of the royal children, but in a shocking turn of events, Luca finds himself at the heart of a magical power so great it may consume him forever. If he fails to control those powers, he could be put to death by his own father. Reva Avalon grew up believing she would marry her childhood friend, Prince Luca. But after she is orphaned in the Menti uprising, the King of Estala sells her to his most feared general instead. Young and frightened, but still strong-willed, Reva must survive a harsh new life away from the palace.
And in the realm rebellion looms, as do the return of the mighty dragon shifters. Some long for the return of the dragons… others fear it will be the end of the world as it is known.
Can a failing order of warrior-monks stop a tyrant from gaining ultimate power?
When he was seven years old, Kurian Abramson entered training with the legendary Capric Monks, vowing to protect the Capric Treasure with his life. But he doesn’t know what he’s guarding. The treasure veiled in prophecy is a mystery even to the monks.
Every day of Kurian’s youth swings between brutal combat training and quiet study of the Order’s religious teaching. He knows the withering monastery doesn’t live up to the heroic legends he heard as a boy. But he longs to prove he’s worthy of the honor that protecting the treasure still affords. But when an ambitious, tyrannical noble razes the monastery, they discover that the treasure is missing. Kurian must get it back or lose everything he trained for.
The only clue points to an outlaw known as the King of the Caves.
Guided by a female spy with a secret and hunted by the noble’s top officer, Kurian’s journey becomes a race that pits him against soldiers, witches, and deadly mythical creatures. His quest will test his training, friendships, and faith.
Can Kurian restore the treasure? Or will his world fall under the curse of 1,000 years of darkness? Brandon M. Wilborn’s debut novel combines the high epic fantasy of JRR Tolkien with the deep allegory of C.S. Lewis to craft a compelling new coming of age fantasy full of adventure and steeped in values of enduring friendship and rediscovering purpose.
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From the publisher:
The Treasure of Capric is a new, clean epic fantasy novel rich enough for adult fantasy readers, and clean enough for ya or teen fantasy audiences.
Readers have likened it to the epic heroes quest of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the magical sword and sorcery of Terry Brooks’ Sword of Shannara Trilogy or The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.