The Gods are dead.
They are all but forgotten. One of their kind remains who has sworn to un-make all that his enemies created; but he has lost the ability to wield his power alone. He needs the anger of a mortal to unleash the destruction he craves, and Kellan Aemoran is more angry than most.
Having witnessed the murder of his family by a cruel Empire, Kellan is cast out into the world to fend for himself. A presence more powerful than anything seen since the age of the Gods has taken root in his soul, and is feeding on his rage.
With a band of mercenaries led by ‘Scurrilous’ Blunt, and an unlikely guide, Kellan must face his enemies in a land thrown into chaos; those enemies within as well as without. But he is a danger to all those he loves, and to save the world he must find a way to do the impossible…
Kill an immortal.
‘Mortals prevailed where gods had failed and Abaddon was defeated, yet the triumphant chorus had lost its vigour in a land still shaken by the drums of war. As the dread legions released upon the world gathered in the shadows, mortals were forced to dance to a new song, with tones as sharp as a talon bared and chords as taut as a bowstring drawn; a song of steel and claw.’
-from The Book of Lives.
Abaddon has been defeated, but the terrible army he unleashed still prowls a land fractured by war. A new breed of warrior has risen from the rubble of the old empire to fight the menace: the Shar-hunter.
Valia is a battle-weary warrior with demons of her own, yet she and her allies must overcome the gathering shadows while rulers squabble amongst themselves.
For the enemy is changing, and the world is ill-prepared to face it.
The Arise the Darkness is a sequel to The Rage Within. Some of the characters are common to both, although each can be read without the other, being complete stories in their own right.
You can read the prologue here.
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Artwork by Howard Vause
Arise the Darkness Book 1 will be out soon. This first installment is entitled A Song of Steel and Claw. This series is a direct sequel to The Rage Within. It is available to pre-order now, and will be released on 11th December.
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