By Drew Karpyshyn
Drew Karpyshyn has made his mark with creative, action-packed paintings on a number of acclaimed videogames, together with Mass impact and big name Wars: Knights of the previous Republic, in addition to in a succession of New York Times bestselling tie-in novels. Now Karpyshyn introduces a brilliantly leading edge epic delusion of perilous quests, tormented heroes, and darkest sorcery—a exciting experience that vaults him into the corporate of such authors as Terry Goodkind, Brandon Sanderson, and Peter V. Brett.
some time past the gods selected an exceptional hero to behave as their agent within the mortal international and to face opposed to the demonic spawn of Chaos. The gods proficient their champion, Daemron, with 3 magical Talismans: a sword, a hoop, and a crown. however the notable energy at his command corrupted Daemron, turning him from savior to destroyer. jam-packed with delight, he dared to problem the gods themselves. Siding with the Chaos spawn, Daemron waged a giant conflict opposed to the Immortals. after all, Daemron used to be defeated, the Talismans have been misplaced, and Chaos was once sealed off in the back of the Legacy—a magical barrier the gods sacrificed themselves to create.
Now the Legacy is fading. at the different facet, the banished Daemron stirs. And around the scattered corners of the land, 4 little ones are born of agony and strife, every one touched via one point of Daemron himself—wizard, warrior, prophet, king.
sure by way of a connection deeper than blood, the kids of fireplace will both repair the Legacy or deliver it crashing down, releasing Daemron to wreak his vengeance upon the mortal world.
Praise for Children of Fire
“This intricately layered experience breathes realism and overshadowing risk into historical mythic archetypes, exposing the soreness and beauty inherent in magic and the mingled desire and cynicism of contemporary fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“From the 1st web page of Children of fireside, Karpyshyn captures the reader’s awareness together with his first-class, elaborate storyline.”—RT e-book Reviews
“Children of Fire stands by itself as a completely wonderful story. The booklet moves an ideal stability among personality pushed storytelling and wealthy international building.”—Roqoo Depot
“[Karpyshyn] is really a grasp of global construction. . . . i might suggest this identify to any fan of the genre.”—Among the Wreckage
“Compulsively readable, wildly entertaining.”—A woman, A Boy and A Blog
“Children of Fire is engrossing, and whole of characters which are sleek. . . . I completely loved Children of Fire and glance ahead for the subsequent books.”—FANgirl Blog
“Drew Karpyshyn weaves a wealthy, contrasting tapestry of epic tale and doom. Gripping and compelling from first web page to final, Children of fireplace is a dark-chocolate myth; delightfully biting and delectable straight away. 4 ill-fated kids born lower than an indication of chaos and flame carried me on a trip into an interesting international of shadowy ask yourself. it's a spellbinding epic instructed with masterful craft. good performed, Drew!”—Tracy Hickman, New York occasions bestselling co-author of the Dragonlance and dying Gate series
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The rude order wrenched my thoughts back to the present. A soldier, resplendent in leather armor and brandishing an evil-looking pike, was angrily approaching our crude encampment. Behind him the gates stood slightly ajar, and I could see the heads of several other soldiers watching us curiously. Now that the light was improving, I could see the wall better. It wasn’t much of a wall, barely ten feet high. That figured. From what we had seen since we crossed the border, it wasn’t much of a kingdom, either.
My spirits fell along with the rain. Even with Aahz’s coaching on presentation, my magik was not this powerful or impressive. “Aahz…” I whispered urgently. Instead of responding, he waved me to silence, his eyes riveted on the pavilion. Following his gaze, I saw the general speaking urgently with the king. The king listened for a moment, then shrugged and said something to the magician. Whatever he said, the magician didn’t like it. Drawing himself up haughtily, he turned to leave, only to be called back by the king.
The king was surprisingly young, perhaps in his mid-twenties. His hair was a tumble of shoulder length curls, which combined with his slight build almost made him look effeminate. Judging from his posture, either the interviews had been going on for some time, or he had mastered the art of looking totally bored. The man on his left bent and urgently whispered something in the king’s ear and was answered by a vague nod. This man, only slightly older than the king but balding noticeably, was dressed in a tunic and cloak of drab color and conservative cut.