Imlod Nir is a young man caught up in a resurging conflict between primordial forces. Apprenticed to his sister—the self-styled Queen of Earth—in the dark art of necromancy, he hunts the wilds beyond the city of Ramfiram for those who would deny her rule. But with each passing day he becomes less sure of his role and more unable to cope with his past deeds. Is he destined to play the pawn in his sister’s game until the end, or does fate have something else in store?
Dragan Saedus is a bastard prince who cares nothing for thrones, desiring only glorious battle. As a peerless warrior and famed slayer of supernatural foes, he laughs at danger and answers to no one except his mother: a fanatical witch plotting to crush the West beneath her heel. Yet as the cost of retaining his dreadful power grows steeper than ever before, the DoomBringer has a decision to make. Will he stay on the path that shaped him into a living legend, or might he be drawn to another calling?
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
"The Lord of the Rings" hooked me years ago, and I began devouring fantasy novels. A few months later, I decided to tell my own story. "Daemon Rising" was inspired by Tolkien and other incredible authors such as G.R.R. Martin, Robert E. Howard, Gene Wolfe, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Joe Abercrombie.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Both books in the series explore heroes being manipulated by family members and their struggles to break free of those ties to find their own places in the world. This real-world theme is played out in two interconnected fantasy stories and settings.
"Bring it now!" screamed Horga, red blood spurting freely from between the fingers clutched about his neck. The cry reached Dragan's ears, diluted by wails of the dying and the throbbing of his heart—a rhythm that beat in his mind like hammer on anvil, plaguing him with excruciating pain. Thump! Thump! Thump! The left side of his face was numb save his ear: it burnt with the fiery extremity of a white hot iron. The Beast had struck him there with such force that all who witnessed it thought him immediately dead…and left him so. Yet, prostrated by the wound, his face half-submerged in a pool of blood and bile, he was still alive.
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