Greetings, travelers, and welcome to another visit to the Otherworld. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at a breathtakingly expansive epic fantasy that you aren’t soon to forget. Read on to learn more about The Sins of Kings (Book One of The Last of the Valdryz).
Author Daniel Thomas Valente lands an exciting and sprawling debut in The Sins of Kings (Book One of The Last of the Valdryz). Balancing the spectacular bird’s eye view of a mighty continent along with more touching and intimate stories of its citizens, Valente’s novel finds a suitable flow that will captivate and immerse fans in its world. The author also finds a comfortable medium between low and high fantasy, delivering story beats that feel as though they could have been pulled from history, but with a sort of pop-culture flair that will certainly appeal to those who like a little more magic and mystery in their tales.
Gardens of the Moon meets The Blade Itself in this new epic fantasy by debut novelist, Daniel Thomas Valente!
In a kingdom fraught with power struggles, an outside force threatens to undermine the centuries-long reign of the Graymere family. At the center of the emerging conflict are young Darrin and Princess Edlen. Darrin desires to overcome the stain of his family history and rise in the ranks of the Eyes of the Forest, a group of men sworn to protect the vast forests of Onyris. Meanwhile Princess Edlen, though deeply loyal to her friends, attempts to thwart the control her royal family holds over her life by sneaking about disguised as a peasant. When a neighboring kingdom conspires against the realm, Darrin and Edlen must fight to not only survive, but pave a way forward – despite the wishes of the mercurial tempered gods and a mysterious organization known as the Voress Ní. Can they survive the ensuing chaos, or will they too be felled by forces greater than themselves?
Written on a panoramic scale, The Sins of Kings is epic fantasy at its best—a beguiling epic by a promising new voice that isn’t afraid to explore themes of prejudice, power, and magic all in one sweeping adventure.
Following characters through events that will pull on a reader’s attention and not let go, The Sins of Kings is a tremendous page-turner. Watching the machinations of the realm unfold from ground level is exciting, and this debut author wields his writing talents in a way that will have fans believing he’s been at it for decades. With a kingdom ready for additional stories set within its borders (and perhaps beyond), there’s never been a better time to dive into Valente’s world. Check out The Sins of Kings (Book One of The Last of the Valdryz) on Amazon today!
Images provided courtesy of Daniel Thomas Valente.
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