When Kaiel loses his chance to become part of the legendary Daemon Hunters, joining the Bronze Guard mercenaries seems like the logical alternative. It is an opportunity to put his training to use and, more importantly, as the company is currently in the employ of Prince Alesandr, it will allow him to keep an eye on his younger brother, Darien, who’s determined to follow his dream of becoming a Ciralys magic-user.
But the broken continent of Athmay still bears the scars of the war between the Summoners some three-thousand years ago, and an unexpected battle with a daemon – a remnant of that ancient war – reveals the brothers’ connection to a forbidden bloodline. Soon they find themselves on the run from the prince, daemonic hordes, and a prophecy that could break the world anew.
“His writing harkens back to epic fantasy’s Golden Age of the 80s and 90s – and yet, Mark has a modern reader’s sensitivities at heart, so you won’t find the casual misogyny and sexualised violence in his book that otherwise pollutes the genre. The cover is fantastic, and the story is gripping. I think Mark is definitely a rising star in the genre.” –Chris Rosser, author of Cadoc’s Contract.
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