Shadow of the Conqueror (Chronicles of Everfall)

Who better to fight back the darkness of the world than the one responsible for most of it?

Daylen, once known as the Great Bastard, the Scourge of Nations, Dayless the Conqueror, has lived in hiding since his presumed death. Burdened by age and tremendous guilt, he thinks his life is coming to an end. Unbeknownst to him he’s about to embark on a journey towards redemption where his ruthless abilities might save the world. Many battles await with friends to be made and a past filled with countless crimes to confront, all the while trying to keep his true identity a secret.

Indeed, it might be too much if not for the fabled power awaiting him.

Everfall is a world of perpetual day where the continents float in an endless sky. If one jumps from the continent they will fall for many hours before returning to the same place from which they fell. Skyships rule the air powered by shining sunstone and industrial darkstone. A legendary order of knights bears mystical powers which they use to hunt out the dreaded Shade, monsters that regular people turn into if trapped in darkness for the length of a fall.

It is a world of enchanted swords, merciless monsters, mystical knights and hard magic, filled with tales of wonder and adventure.

Shad M. Brooks first fantasy novel avoids many fantasy cliches with careful, deliberate story telling that would satisfy the most inquisitive readers. Attention to detail is evident on every page. Shad has created a world which is not only ambitiously unique, but also stunning in how well thought out it is. Alot of effort has gone into considering the implications of each and every decision made by the author, from the rules of the magic systems, to the specific properties of Darkstone, to the individual cultures present across the continent, and the care taken here draws the reader into a world which feels both epic in its fantasy and realistic in its presentation.

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