• “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
  • “For a self published author, this is literally one in a million.”

    Eugene Martinez
  • “I would have to say…even though [the author] is self published [he] is still a world class author…”



Book 1 – Circle of Reign

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 …


The forceful gales from the chasm below Iskele wafted Dralghus’ hooded robe, flaring it wildly and spraying mist from the staggering waterfalls…

Prelude – Altar of Influence


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.


Short Stories

Available for Kindle, Ibooks, and Nook


The Red Grove

This short story takes places during the timeline of Circle of Reign, Book 1 of The Dying Lands Chronicle, and could be viewed as a lost chapter.

Lord Thannuel Kerr is dead. Lady Moira Kerr is dead. Their twin children, Reign and Hedron, have fled north, hiding amid the Great Glaciers of Gonfrey at the edge of the Realm, protected by a mysterious old woman and her pack of wolves.

They believe they are safe, that their presence goes unnoticed.

Remnants and Shadows - EBook 1333 x 2000

Remnants and Shadows

This short story takes place during the timeline of Altar of Influence: The Orsarian War. The reader is highly encouraged to read the afore mentioned title first.

Thannuel and Moira have been promised to each other since birth. Just as they are growing, both as individuals and together, the Marishee probe deep into Arlethia and strike at House Kerr, attempting to abduct Thannuel and assassinate Moira. While the attempt barely fails, it leaves them questioning their relationship and deeply contemplating their future together.


Author – Jacob Cooper

Jacob Cooper is an Amazon and Audible Bestselling Epic Fantasy Author. His first effort, Moon Monsters, was written when he faked sickness one day in first grade to stay home and write. This book received the acclaim of his parents and sits in a black 3-ringed binder somewhere in their basement.

The Dying Lands Chronicle is a planned trilogy in the epic fantasy genre. Book 1, Circle of Reign, marks Jacob's first major effort on the fiction side of writing and is an Amazon and Audible Bestseller. A Prelude to The Dying Lands Chronicle, Altar of Influence: The Orsarian War was released in November 2014. The Red Grove, a short story set in the timeframe of Circle of Reign, was released in January, 2015. Song of Night, book 2 of The Dying Lands Chronicle, is scheduled for release in summer of 2015.

Aside from writing, Jacob is an accomplished percussionist, pianist, and composer. He enjoys power sports on land and water, as well as spending time with his family.



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