|Deliverance is the name of the novel I have recently published online. I have worked on and off on this book for four years.|
The Kindle e-book can be purchased here: [link]
And the paperback can be purchased here: [link]
The story is set in a kingdom known as Cierith where the people are persecuted and live in a dictatorship under the king of Daldussa, Bogdan. A cruel and vicious man, Bogdan murdered the king and queen of Cierith ten years before the story starts while, unknown to him, their young daughter watched. The princess was hiding in a secret area of the throne room where her parents were murdered. The king asked his general, Gavril, to hide with the princess and instructs Gavril to protect her with his life should anything happen to them.
After the general and the princess tearfully watch the king and queen die, they escape with a group of Cierithian soldiers and flee to a nearby village. Three days later, several Daldussan soldiers track the princess to the village and burn the place to the ground in an attempt to kill her. However, thanks to Gavril and the other Cierithian soldiers, some of the villagers are spared and the invading soldiers are killed. The princess also survives, but Gavril convinces her to fake her death in the village so that Bogdan will not kill any more innocents looking for her. The group then flees to the Dwarven mountains in the south to start a new life.
In the ten years since the invasion, the princess adopted a new name, Crystal, and she has trained under Gavril for sword skills and under Thaddeus, her mother’s magic mentor. With a combination of magic and swordplay, Crystal starts a rebellion known as Deliverance and leads those brave enough to stand up to Bogdan to overthrow him.
One day, Thaddeus receives an urgent message from his older brother, Malcolm, who is the High Elder in the City of Magi, a city full of mages that is loyal to no kingdom. Malcolm asks the rebels for help after receiving a warning that Bogdan plans to invade the city. After the rebels arrive in the city, they learn that Bogdan wants to steal an artifact known as the Eye of Gaull, which will give Bogdan god-like power and make him unstoppable. Crystal agrees to defend the city and the other rebels do the same.
Meanwhile, Bogdan finds out that the rebels are in the city when one of the cities elders, Saitar, informs Bogdan of this. Bogdan is at first angry, but then decides that he can destroy the rebels once and for all after he grabs the Eye. He then gives the traitor elder fake plans to give to the other elders to throw them off.
However, once Crystal sees the plans, she knows they are fake. After the invasion of her own kingdom, Crystal knows that Bogdan would not make a plan that is so obvious, so she asks Malcolm if she could guard the Eye personally. After Malcolm agrees, they begin preparations.
On the day of the invasion, Saitar leads Bogdan and his son, Blaze, through an underground tunnel into the city while the battle is going on between the armies. When they enter the chamber where the Eye is, however, they are ambushed by Crystal and her friends. Crystal challenges Bogdan to a one-on-one fight, and other fights break out between the others as well.
However, the battle ends with Saitar placing a binding spell on Crystal and knocks out the others. While Gavril is distracted by this, he is disarmed by Blaze. Just when Bogdan is about to finish Crystal off, however, Malcolm and Thaddeus show up to take control.
Bogdan then grabs the Eye and tries to use it, but Malcolm threatens to kill Blaze if he does. To everyone’s shock, especially Blaze, Bogdan laughs and says he doesn’t need an heir anymore now that he is about to gain the power of the Eye.
Before Bogdan can use the Eye, Malcolm then shoots an energy beam at it to try to grab it from Bogdan, but the wicked king resists well. As a last resort, Malcolm then sacrifices himself to split the Eye into five pieces and shoot them into the sky. He informs the rebels that he sent the shards across Cierith and that they must find the shards before Bogdan does before he dies.
After the battle is over, Saitar and Bogdan teleport away but leave the unconcious Blaze behind. Crystal is convinced that she can persuade Blaze to join the rebels after what his father did, so they bring him back to the hideout.
After Blaze awakens, Crystal asks him to join the rebels. Though he laughs at her initially, he agrees that he wants revenge on Bogdan and decides to join the rebels just for the extra help.
So the rebels then begin preparations to find the shards of the Eye of Gaull before Bogdan.
So that’s the basic set-up. Feel free to ask me any questions about the book.
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