Kingdom of the Arcane

Somehow, the spell has failed…

About:

It’s been two hundred years. Silence has fallen over the kingdom of Altasia ever since the end of the Sovereign War. With the Forsaken defeated and all magic purged from the nation, the humans live on as if nothing happened and soon write off their own history as fable.

General Peitar and his brethren are among the minority of people left to know the truth. Galvanized by the sense that the Forsaken are about to return and take the kingdom by surprise, Peitar embarks on a quest to find proof of the imminent threat that lurks just out of their reach. His mission is uprooted by three siblings with a dark secret and an unexpected past that intertwines with the fate of the kingdom. The trap is set for them and a dam of lies opened, their only escape teeters on the choice of ethics vs survival and a battle for the truth that could set off a war said to be the end of all things.

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I say it’s YA fantasy mostly because of its content, but honestly I don’t see why adults who enjoy adventure, swordplay, and magic wouldn’t like it. The violence is a bit gory in some places and there are some thematic elements I wouldn’t recommend for anything under PG-13, other than that I designed it to be an easy read.

The story is told in the third person and it has a wide range of personalities as I’ve tried hard to avoid the cliches. I don’t necessarily come out right and state their strengths and flaws as all it becomes evident the more you get to know the characters.

This isn’t Lord of the Rings with a spin as everything is original down to the monsters and magic, and is set in a culture resembling a western medieval world, however it’s given a modern feel. Not a damsel-in-distress-boy-slays-dragon fairy-tale (though I don’t see anything from with the classics) but has some interesting twists in what would otherwise by common tropes.

In this story the characters are explained and the plot, though mysterious, is understandable. The villains have real motivations and the heroes are not your typical “knights in shining armor” with pure intentions all the time. If you’re in the mood for an action-packed, yet entertaining read than this is a good book for you.

Date It Will Be Available

May 14th 2019