|12-27-2012, 05:37 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Steel, Magick and Faith - Dark Fantasy Ebook
My fantasy novel, Steel, Magick and Faith, is available at Amazon Kindle. I have temporarily reduced it to 99c for the holiday period, but it will soon be back to its original price. Here is a description and extracts.
In the ancient and wild world of Glenryth, Fey creatures and a nascent humanity have come into conflict, the motives of each other mutually unfathomable and alien.
Technological cults and Monotheistic religions are worshipped, any suspicion of pagan or Fey magickal taint is reviled. Prophets spread far and wide, offering hope and comfort to the beleaguered masses. Mankind is not totally separate from the energies that suffuse Glenryth, as an unfortunate few are born as Touched.
When local dwarves put a curse upon the town of High Peaks, Remus, the aloof and irritable woodcutter and sage, must try and ebb the tide of xenophobic anger that could engulf himself and any other folk that are labelled as outcasts. But when a caravan of technocrat pilgrims fails to arrive, and the body of a local child is found in the woodlands, Remus, along with the capricious Touched Elaina, must try to understand the nature of morality in a world cloaked in suspicion and fear, and, ultimately, to prevent a brewing war that could send the region spiraling into chaos and destruction.
'Then somewhere in the fickle mists of creation came humanity, clawing and afraid, grasping and ambitious. Enveloped in a dangerous world, these creatures lived as scavengers; afraid of the greater things of the world. They were beset by disease, lack of claws or fangs, and the lack of habitat to call their own. These fleshy, naked beings were doomed to die of attrition... Ancient forces began to pay attention to the growing incursion, plaguing them, slaying stragglers at night. But still the humans held on to the edge of the precipice, knuckles white with effort'
'Around its face were three plates of natural chitin, one on its forehead, and two on its cheeks, flexing around its massive jaw. Remus swung his hand-axe just in time to deflect a savage bite, smashing against the monster's large teeth. The Feybeast had gotten close enough that Remus could smell the fetid breath of its salivating jaw and see its yellowing fangs'
'He could not deny the nobility he saw in many different people, bits and pieces of nobility that shined through under pressure. The guards who risked their lives to protect the villagers, Markham who flew at the dangerous dwarf, swords flashing; even an Eruthian merchant who stopped in his journey to share tales with complete strangers'
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Last edited by T.P. Grish; 01-02-2013 at 05:40 PM. Reason: Clarifying price issue
|01-02-2013, 05:49 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Here are some extracts from reviews from the dark fantasy:
-'Steel, Magick and Faith is written in such a way that it is reminiscent of Lord of the Rings', Danielle, Goodreads member
-'I had to look up the meanings of some of the words. I personally really enjoy when I am challenged like that, and loved it. Smiley I'm looking forward to reading the next book to see what the next set of adventures will bring!', Danielle, Goodreads member
-'The story line was good, the characters were honorable, vindictive, evil, mysterious, stubborn, magical, everything that heroes and villains should be', Claire, Goodreads member
-'If you're a fantasy fan and enjoy a touch of realism in your stories then you will enjoy this book', Joella, Goodreads member
The second novel, The Shard of Palrinah, is in the works!
Full details of reviews are available at:
The title is available in Paperback as well!
Thanks for reading!
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