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THE MIGHTY SHALL RISE: PART 1 – SWORDS UNHALLOWED

Swords Unhallowed is the first part of The Mighty Shall Rise, an epic fantasy novel, which is also the first in a tentatively-planned five-book saga. One of two contiguous parts, it is currently slotted for digital and physical release in Spring 2020. The title for the second has not yet been revealed.

*cover art subject to change*

THEY FELL FROM MIGHT TO

WANDER LIKE CHAFF BEFORE

THE WINDS OF THE WORLD

BUT THEIR TIME HAS COME AGAIN

AND THEY WILL NOT BE DENIED

The Kingdom of Ared’dor was once the mightiest realm in all of Pergelion. From his high seat in Orthalon, Ithírion Ivronwine was the commander of legions, and his son, Aragonez, renowned as the deadliest swordsman in the land. But through an act of supreme treachery, Orthalon was overthrown and delivered into the hands of him who was in after-times called Ir-Murazôr.

When Endurian the Outlaw is recruited by Aragonez, he is swept into an epic quest to steal the Sceptre of Nórn from the very vaults of Tolnath-Melindel––the seat of Murazôr’s power. Their journey will take them into the wild, through perilous crossings inhabited by fiends, magicians, and fell things bred of an older world. But even with all of Pergelion at his mercy, Murazôr, just like Aragonez, does not sit idle. Meanwhile, Endurian, haunted by memories of his blood-stained past, must decide where his place is in the world. 

Beset at every turn by the indomitable treachery of men and countless enemies, this small resistance must overcome many trials and setbacks––passing through fire and shadow itself––to achieve their ultimate goal. As the fate of his friends and comrades hangs in the balance, Endurian is forced to confront his darkest nightmare, and so thwart Murazôr’s deadly plan from coming to fruition.