We have fantasy on tap today with the Veiled Empire blog tour. Congratulations to author Nathan Garrison for the publication of his debut novel with Harper Voyager Impulse. Enjoy!
Title: Veiled Empire
Author: Nathan Garrison
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
The Empire is Shrouded, not only by the barrier that covers the land, but by the lies and oppression of the mierothi regime. Magic is the privilege of the elite, and the people of this shadowed country have forgotten what it means to hope under their rule.
But there are some who would resist, with plans put into motion millennia before. For returned to the Empire is a valynkar, servant of the god of light, and with him come the strength and cunning that could tip the scales to end the Emperor’s reign. He has gathered a group of heroes ready to ignite the flame of rebellion and fight against the dark power that has ruled for nearly two thousand years. A power that has champions of its own.
Nathan Garrison’s Veiled Empire throws a mythical land into chaos, with races long thought forgotten, and magics only just discovered. Steel and sorcery clash as brave souls vie for freedom and control in this astonishing debut novel.
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Blood had always made him smile, but not today. The girl had ruined it for him.
He tore his gaze from her crumpled form, bringing his hands up before his face. Sunlight cut through the trees, illuminating the warm red life of his enemies as it streamed down his forearms and dripped from his elbows. The surge of satisfaction he normally felt at such a sight turned sour in his gut.
Abyss take you, sorceress.
As the cacophony of battle raged on all sides, he closed his senses to it all, clenching his hands into fists.
“I am Hardohl,” he whispered. “A void. Anathema to sorcery. I have trained since the cradle to fight, to bring justice to those who abuse their power.”
The mantra was meant to comfort him. But even as the words left his lips, they rang hollow, meaningless. For before his very eyes, he’d seen the truths by which his entire life depended put to the lie.
He forced his gaze upon her. With eyes closed, she lay sprawled on the stony ground, breath labored yet steady. She seemed, now, so small, so frail, so powerless.
Yet … he shook. It was not the quiver of anticipation. It was something different. Something new. Something he had not felt in so long that he’d forgotten what it was. It took him a moment to even remember what to call it, and when the word finally came to mind, he recoiled.Fear.
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About the author
Born in 1983, I’ve been writing stories since my dad bought our first family computer. I grew up on tales of the fantastic. From Narnia and Middle-Earth to a galaxy far, far away, I’ve always harbored a love for things only imagination can conjure up. I count it among the greatest joys of my life to be able to share the stories within me.
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