The Yawning Gap

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A catastrophe a thousand years ago divided the world into isolated Fragments, eventually driving most of humanity back to a premodern lifestyle. Since then, an unexplained blight has been spreading, and strange and monstrous creatures have arisen in its midst.

Cor, the son of a whisky distiller, doesn't know about any of this. His peaceful little village has been isolated for hundreds of years—until he finds a way out, wandering into another Fragment. It's rather less peaceful. But with the help of Brayleigh—a spritely redhead teen he soon befriends, who is a bit wiser to the ways of the world—maybe our sheltered whisky stillman can survive and, in time, make his way back home.

Celeste has not been so sheltered. Her family was murdered by orks at age 8; she left the Academy at 18 to travel with a merchant caravan; and now, she's the orator for the new leader of the People's Commonwealth. Everything she's dreamt of is finally in reach ... so why does it feel farther away than ever?

Deliad, the Knight-Lord of Norvester—the former kingdom replaced by the Commonwealth—would like nothing better than to confront those responsible with the edge of his halberd, Celeste included. But, with his small band of former knights stuck hiding in remote hills and half-starving, it's looking increasingly unlikely he'll ever get the chance.

Nothing could be further from their minds than the workings of a Warlock a thousand miles away, and his obsessive decade-long pursuit of vengeance. Yet as fragmented as this world is, it's also a small one. Will the hand of vengeance reach them across a thousand miles? ... Or will they, perhaps, reach him first?

* Gold Medalist, Global eBook Awards
* Silver Medalist, Global Book Awards
* Selected for BlueInk Review's Best Books of 2023
* Five-star reviews by Manhattan Book Review and Readers' Favorite
* Selected by IndieReader as IR-Approved book

"Simply splendid. Readers will savor every word. Highly recommended for fans of Patrick Rothfuss and Robert Jordan." -BlueInk Review (starred review)

"Star Rating: 5 / 5 ... Masterfully combines action, romance, politics, adventure, and humor. ... Highly recommended for readers who appreciate expertly crafted fantasy." -Maria Yinks, Manhattan Book Review

"A richly-detailed world, memorable characters, and thrilling battle sequences." -Jessica Thomas, IndieReader (IR-Approved)

"You are lucky to have stumbled upon The Yawning Gap. ... Vobh's world is inspiring and the characters more than memorable. The book breathes new life to the fantasy genre." -Alexandria Ducksworth, Independent Book Review

"Expansive but tightly focused ... Epic fantasy in the classic sense ... Comparable Titles: Raymond E. Feist, Tad Williams." -BookLife Review

"A powerful saga of realization, growth, and confrontation." -D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

"An accomplished fantasy work with wonderful worldbuilding, great characters, and a fresh, unique plot." -K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite

"The Yawning Gap is absolutely stellar.  Vobh's prose is a wonder." -M. DeAngelo, Tellest

Epic fantasy.  450 pages.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
July 20
C.V. Vobh
Draft2Digital, LLC