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2015 IPPY Award Winner - BEST FANTASY

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Lands Die. The Living Light Fades. An Ancient Darkness Awakens.


  • "This first book of Cooper's is beautifully written, action packed, and left me absolutely wanting more!"

    "This first book of Cooper's is beautifully written, action packed, and left me absolutely wanting more!"

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Dan

  • "Wow... I believe a new master story teller has arrived in the fantasy genre. If you enjoy the stories of Guy Gavriel Kay, Brandon Sanderson, and Patrick Rothfuss you won't be disappointed with Jacob Cooper."

    "Wow... I believe a new master story teller has arrived in the fantasy genre. If you enjoy the stories of Guy Gavriel Kay, Brandon Sanderson, and Patrick Rothfuss you won't be disappointed with Jacob Cooper."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Travis

The Living Light that sustains Arlethia is dwindling.

An unknown, vicious enemy approaches in stealth from beyond the northern glaciers, a wasteland of ice that spans hundreds of miles. A clandestine brotherhood of assassins, held in check by the Light for millennia, seeks to break their maledictive shackles and unleash their bloodlust upon the world. Those that should stand with Arlethia clothe themselves in betrayal, desiring her secrets for themselves, leaving Arlethia to stand alone.

The rebirthing of lands ceased decades ago. The world of Våleira is dying. Only Arlethia, the Western Province of the Realm, remains untainted by the Ancient Dark’s Influence. Reign, the young daughter of Arlethian Lord Thannuel Kerr, becomes entangled in a perilous web of deceit, greed, and assassination plots after witnessing something horrific – something that will destroy all she knows and loves. As threats culminate, she and her twin brother, Hedron, must battle demons on every side – both external and internal – in their efforts to save Arlethia from extinction, as they simultaneously reach for their own personal redemption. But they have become pariahs to their own people. There will be few that dare to stand with them in the dimming Light – and even fewer that will survive.

The world of Våleira cannot endure without Arlethia. And the Living Light is fading …

There are only three choices when your lands die...
Remain and survive...
Search out New Lands...
INVADE...

  • "I saw this book pop up in my recommendations and I am very glad it did. The story was thoroughly enjoyable and very well written. I think I might have to pick up the rest of the books in this series."

    "I saw this book pop up in my recommendations and I am very glad it did. The story was thoroughly enjoyable and very well written. I think I might have to pick up the rest of the books in this series."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    El Chupacabra

  • "I have not read the other books in this series. From what I gather, this is something of a prequel (this is book 0). So, having said that, I fully plan to read the rest of the books. I picked this up on a whim and I am glad I did. Writing is good and the story is very intriguing!"

    "I have not read the other books in this series. From what I gather, this is something of a prequel (this is book 0). So, having said that, I fully plan to read the rest of the books. I picked this up on a whim and I am glad I did. Writing is good and the story is very intriguing!"

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Anthony

SACRIFICE…

The single act capable of bringing both death and life simultaneously.

Thannuel Kerr is handsome, young and brash, fumbling through childhood toward his inevitable inheritance: the next Lord of the Western Province. He struggles toaccept his arranged marriage and to grow into the man he must become. Thejourney toward that end, however, is fraught with more peril than he could possibly imagine. In the remote reaches of the Realm, an unknown, silent threat is growing. The Thoulden-sha of Mari-shaden is gathering his disciples, those who have relinquished their bloodlines to the Ancients and embraced Those Not Remembered, a forgotten race that inhabited Våleira long before the Age of the Ancients.

As Thannuel learns more about his heritage, he begins to understand why powers that seem greater than anything the world of Våleir a has ever seen are targeting him. As a young man, he and his beloved intended, Moira, will face assassination attempts, civil war, and foreign invasions that could tear the Realm—and Våleira itself—apart.

Sacrifice. It is what the Thoulden-sha demands. It is what the world desperately needs. To save all he loves, Thannuel will be called upon to lay himself upon the Altar of Influence.

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What Fans Are Saying

  • "This book so thoroughly envelops the reader in its world you feel logy when you emerge. This total immersion is a delight to the senses. And his characters and plot roll forward naturally and with great energy. I was so excited to discover this new writer. Highly recommended to ALL epic fantasy lovers."

    "This book so thoroughly envelops the reader in its world you feel logy when you emerge. This total immersion is a delight to the senses. And his characters and plot roll forward naturally and with great energy. I was so excited to discover this new writer. Highly recommended to ALL epic fantasy lovers."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Valerie Hemlin
  • "I would have to say. even though (the author) is self published (he) is still a world class author..."

    "I would have to say. even though (the author) is self published (he) is still a world class author..."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Todd
  • "For a self published author, this is literally one in a million."

    "For a self published author, this is literally one in a million."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Eugene Martinez
  • "The Action sequences are very well written and easy to visualize. Cooper does a great job of creating a big-budget movie in your head."

    "The Action sequences are very well written and easy to visualize. Cooper does a great job of creating a big-budget movie in your head."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    John Fletcher

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