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The Book

The Night Guard walk the streets of the old kingdom of Bialta seeking out threats that are beyond the abilities of the common soldier. Nial is one such threat a girl changed into something other and on the hunt for human souls. Salt, a sailor recently rescued by the Night Guard, has been inducted into their ranks. He s a quick study, but as new threats multiply all around them, will he have what it takes to survive?

Bialta is not alone in its woes. Sacral, a city that vanished in the distant past, has reappeared where it once stood at the heart of the Wastes. Like many of Sacral s people, Maura is content living a quiet life, ignoring the outside world. But she finds herself desperately fighting to save her home as war comes to the city returned.

Meanwhile, across the Great Desert, creatures are stirring. Carver, the last living master of the magic known as fleshcarving, has won the support of the tyrant of Tolrahk Esal. Together they will unleash his twisted creations to sweep across the land and forever disrupt the balance of power.

In this epic tale, there is no good and evil. Armies march, demons feed, and deities unleash their powers on a world that will never be the same.


I hope you enjoy it!

Inspiration

After sheepishly admitting to my wife one night that I had always wanted to write but hadn’t really done so since I was a teenager, she promptly presented me with a notebook and a pen (which I still use religiously) and encouraged me to start. The resulting story isn’t really what I thought I would write, but then it’s the story I had inside me. I feel like I don’t always make conscious choices about where the story is going; most of the time, I’m just along for the ride.

About the Author

I am a complete fanatic of fantasy books and have been since my parents handed a copy of the Hobbit to their nine-year-old son who, until that moment, absolutely hated to read. I am also very much into gaming in all its forms, and a recovering MMO addict.

I have worked in a variety of fields from government, to language instruction, to tech blogging, all while somehow earning a degree in molecular biology.

I have also been fortunate enough to travel extensively. I have lived in nine countries in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East, and have traveled to many more besides. It is my hope that my experience with different cultures and places in the real world has helped to enhance my imaginary one.

I am forever indebted to my lovely wife Margo, my amazing sister Kirsty, and my friend Chris McArthur who have been my alpha readers and general sources of feedback and awesomeness for this project.

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