We also have a cover for the Trade Paperback edition:
And a dustjacket for the Hardback:
You can find the ebook here, the Trade Paperback and the Hardback will be linked soon.
It’s been a long journey to this point, and you can read about it over on Petrik Leo’s blog Novel Notions where he kindly did my cover reveal.
I hope you who have been following me for so long enjoy this first book in the Eye of Eternity series as much as I have bringing Kaiel and Darien Toranth and their friends to life.
For three millennia, the Sahrin– men and women marked by the Eye of Eternity and gifted with the ability to summon beings from other dimensions– led humanity to heights undreamt of by their star-faring forefathers. But in their pursuit of power and immortality, ten Summoners opened a gateway to the Void and fell prey to daemonic possession. The war that followed destroyed the civilisation the Summoners had built, and the Sundering changed the face of the world forever.
At the war’s end, a Seer foresaw that daemons would forever hunt those born with the Mark of the Summoner. Since that time, though records held in the Shrines of the Elder Gods venerate the Sahrin as saviours, the people have feared the Summoners as destroyers. Any child born with the Mark, or any man or woman upon whom it appears, is executed before they might fall to possession and unleash forces that could not be controlled.
But in the chaotic years after the Sundering, other Seers were plagued with conflicting visions and prophecies. They saw that the Summoners would return and that the daemons hordes would also come again. And that an Empyros– the strongest of all Sahrin– would be born. And in his hands, he would hold the world’s salvation or its destruction.
The Blood of the Spear picks up this tale four thousand years later.
Two brothers. One prophecy. A world in peril.
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.