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AN EMBERS OF THE PAST SERIES NOVEL

A SANCTUM OF SWORDS (EMBERS EDITION)

In the wake of a catastrophic cataclysm that claimed the lives of both mortals and powerful gods, the remnants of mortal-kind begin to rebuild civilization in the world of Thearus. But, unseen by many is an ancient and evil force that seeks to bring darkness across the land once more.

It is the era of the Ascension of Kings, a period of reconstruction after the catastrophic collapse which saw the death of the gods of the Ascended Pantheon and left the mortals of Thearus to rise from the ashes and begin anew.

But, war, assassination, and betrayal still stalk the land, fueled by the mighty kingdoms and cults born from the fires of destruction, and ruled by powerful demi-gods. And now, the Sanctum Queen, Karayan, seeks to summon her twin patron goddesses, Sabah and Zesiro, onto the mortal plane to cast a shroud of darkness and chaos across the realm.

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Chapter 8: Art of Death Excerpt

~The Lantern Way Near Akara Sanctum~

An obscured figure sprang out from a nearby alleyway. The coiling shape assumes the aspect of a female Ashen Blade fast approaching him. Korian ground himself to a halt, sliding back and around a thrust from her blade.

He turned the weapon aside with an uncaring backhand sweep. Flitting back across the cobblestone for space, the assassin changed stances when countercharging into his guard.

Dominion’s End slid free from the sheath. Korian reinforced his weight on the Ashen Blade’s sword arm. Seeing an opportunity, he punched the blade straight out at her lungs. She leaned to one side, using his momentum against him as the blade thrust wide of its mark.

Footfalls pattered across the cobblestone to enter the combat. Korian counted one, two, and three kindred warriors joining the fray.

Korian ducked and rolled beneath a serpentine glaive, a Reaper’s Scythe. In that movement, he spun Dominion’s End around in his hand, gripping the flipped blade by the hilt upon leaping back onto both feet. The gladius found the kindred blade’s joint behind the knee, splitting the flesh and bone beneath.

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A TALES OF THE EASTERN REALMS SERIES NOVEL

WHISPERS OF WHITE SAPPHIRE

An enigmatic cult arises in the eastern lands, from the vast steppes of the U’skar to the border realms of the Carth Dominion. A sister religion to the Golden Sun Cult, according to the obscured rumors of distant realms, that worships Kharothir, the God of the Primordial Hunt. A deity of wilderness and freedom unbidden, promising a way of life unshackled from the domination of others.

Coming in Q3, 2024!

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WORLD OF THEARUS

It is known as the mortal sphere by entities beyond the physical plane. Demi-gods and other oddities besides have often named it the Cradle of Creation, from which all creation is birthed, eventually to be siphoned into the divine realms of the Celestial Spheres. To all the ordinary mortal children who seed the soil of their inherited world, it has always been called Thearus.

AN EMBERS OF THE PAST SERIES NOVEL

A SANCTUM OF SWORDS (EMBERS EDITION)

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