I started following Luke Tarzian after I saw his amazing covers. He had just revealed the new cover he made for Vultures, and I fell in love. There was so much going on and mystery in the cover, I just had to know what was inside. But it’d be a while before I had time to read it. In the meantime, I got to know Luke and his fantasy world. One of the themes that set his stories apart is the mental health aspect. This is often an overlooked aspect in fantasy, which is strange since most fantasy stories are filled with traumatic experiences, at least for the characters. This added layer makes his world more realistic, but it isn’t the only thing that stood out to me.
Fantasy Author. Long Doggo Enthusiast. Snoot Booper. Shouter of Profanities. Drinker of Whiskey. These are all titles. I’m the Khaleesi nobody wanted and the one they certainly didn’t deserve, but here we are.
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An enemy slain is not a conflict won…
After decades of war the demon Te Mirkvahíl is dead. But its progeny endure, spilling from the Heart of Mirkúr, sowing death across the land of Ariath. If the people are to finally know peace, the Heart must be destroyed. Theailys An believes he can do just that with The Keepers’ Wrath, an infamous power focus wrought in Ariath’s yesteryears–but the weapon first must be reforged.
War spares no one…
Serece never intended to get involved in Ariath’s war. But history and demons have a way of pulling strings. When she learns Theailys An, a man whom she abhors, bears striking similarity to the first creator of The Keepers’ Wrath, Serece departs her mountain world for Ariath to ascertain the truth.
From patience, hope…
For millennia Behtréal has walked the world alone. Rewriting history to resurrect his people is easier said than done. But Ariath holds the key–soon The Keepers’ Wrath will be remade.
Truth from madness…
As paths converge and a shadow falls across Ariath, one thing becomes increasingly and horrifyingly clear–these events have played out many times before.