By Drew Karpyshyn
Drew Karpyshyn has made his mark with resourceful, action-packed paintings on a number of acclaimed videogames, together with Mass impression 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 cutting edge epic fable 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 a very good 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 extraordinary strength at his command corrupted Daemron, turning him from savior to destroyer. jam-packed with satisfaction, he dared to problem the gods themselves. Siding with the Chaos spawn, Daemron waged a vast conflict opposed to the Immortals. in any case, Daemron was once defeated, the Talismans have been misplaced, and Chaos used to be sealed off at 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 childrens are born of agony and strife, each one touched via one element of Daemron himself—wizard, warrior, prophet, king.
certain via a connection deeper than blood, the kids of fireplace will both fix the Legacy or carry it crashing down, releasing Daemron to wreak his vengeance upon the mortal world.
Praise for Children of Fire
“This intricately layered event breathes realism and overshadowing threat 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)
“A rousing quest myth . . . a fast paced action-packed stable and evil thriller.”—SF Revu
“From the 1st web page of Children of fireside, Karpyshyn captures the reader’s realization together with his very good, tricky storyline.”—RT ebook Reviews
“Children of Fire stands by itself as a completely interesting story. The ebook moves an ideal stability among personality pushed storytelling and wealthy global building.”—Roqoo Depot
“[Karpyshyn] is really a grasp of worldwide construction. . . . i'd 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 entire of characters which are smooth. . . . 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 fireside is a dark-chocolate myth; delightfully biting and delectable right away. 4 ill-fated childrens born lower than an indication of chaos and flame carried me on a trip into an fascinating global 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 loss of life Gate series
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