A Wizard's Dark Dominion (The Gods and Kings Chronicles Book 1)

A Wizard's Dark Dominion (The Gods and Kings Chronicles Book 1)
: Lee H. Haywood
: Free Dominion Publishing
: 278
: Fiction : SciFi
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No survivors are expected after a plague descends on the capital slums. When Demetry emerges from the quarantined district unscathed, the Arcane Council immediately seizes him – not because he might be carrying the plague, but because he is something much more dangerous.

Only magic wielders are immune to the plague, and if left unchecked, Demetry’s latent powers could soon threaten the world. To avoid a catastrophe, Demetry is carted off to Taper Academy. There, he is taught a simplified form of magic that keeps his true power suppressed and under control. But when Demetry stumbles upon an ancient spell book that contains the original teachings of the gods he can’t resist the temptation. He eagerly delves into the dark arts, foolishly attempting the book’s most treacherous spell, and in doing so, sets off a deadly chain of events that rocks Taper Academy to its core.

Although Demetry's crime is punishable by death, the Arcane Council inexplicably spares Demetry's life. Instead of being sent to the gallows, he is sent to Coljack, a fortress prison built to house the kingdom's most dangerous criminals. After the prison warden begins to put Demetry through a series of brutal tests, Demetry realizes the prison isn't what it seems, and the key to survival might be his mysterious new cellmate, a man who was once the most feared wizard of all.

Critical Praise

"From start to finish the story flows and travels with a masterful and well thought out rhythm, never missing a beat.... (Haywood) has laid the groundwork for what I believe will be a brilliant and exciting journey in epic fantasy." - ★★★★★ Book Review Village

"It's dark, intense, and character-driven. The setting is full-to-bursting with palpable magic and struggle. And if I say much else, I think I'll be giving far too much away. Like most good books, it's best discovered for yourself." - ★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer

Epic Fantasy Books in the Series

The Order - A stand-alone prequel

A Wizard's Dark Dominion
The Guardian
The Guardian Stone

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