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Publisher Description

The city of Peradain is the heart of an empire built with steel, spears,and a monopoly on magic… until, in a single day, it falls, overthrown by a swarm of supernatural creatures of incredible power and ferocity. Neither soldier nor spell caster can stand against them.

The empire's armies are crushed, its people scattered, its king and queen killed. Freed for the first time in generations,  city-states scramble to seize neighboring territories and capture imperial spell casters. But as the creatures spread across the land, these formerly conquered peoples discover they are not prepared to face the enemy that destroyed an empire.

Can the last Peradaini prince, pursued by the beasts that killed his parents, cross battle-torn lands to retrieve a spell that might—just might—turn the battle against this new enemy?

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
December 18
Radar Avenue Press
Harry Connolly

Customer Reviews

Empty Ess ,

A grand epic

This is the first installment of three parts. The world it reveals is dense, complex and worth the effort. The characters are not the usual swaggering heroes. Instead, they are flawed, real and men and women. The emerging portrait of human beings is messy yet inspired.
The scope of the characters presses the edge of the novels. Ultimately, the plot drives past some to move to a conclusion.
I read all three installments with interest and recommend them highly.

Birdieman6 ,

Nice story & writing

I got a sample of this book and could not put it down. It combines fantasy with science fiction and I can't wait to start the next book. Worth trying because it is well written, just plan on some late nights trying to finish it.

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