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The Withered King
The Withered King

The Withered King

Tempest Blades

FICTION

324 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $17.95 (CA $24.00) (US $17.95)

Publication Date: August 2019

ISBN 9781932926743

Rights: WOR

Artemesia Publishing, LLC (Aug 2019)
Shadow Dragon Press

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Overview

Fionn is the wielder of a legendary Tempest Blade, and he is blessed – or cursed – by the Gift. Though his days as a warrior are long over, his past leaves him full of guilt and regret. Life, however, has other plans for him, when he agrees to help a friend locate a missing person.Gaby and Alex never expected to become heroes… until they met Fionn. As an ancient evil arises and consumes the land, Fionn must help them to master their own Gifts and Tempest Blades.Together the three of them, and their friends, will chart a course aboard the flying ship Figaro to save the planet. Will Fionn’s past be an anchor, or will he overcome the one failure from his former life before time runs out?In a world where magic and science intermingle, anything is possible.Including second chances.

Reviews

"An action-packed blend of magic and mayhem, sword and sorcery, science fiction and fantasy. The book is full of entertaining characters, has a sense of humor and adventure, and there's a crackling video-game vibe added for good measure." —Maria Haskins, author and B&N Blogger

"A glorious sci-fi adventure for any reader of the fandom of the classic video game 'Soul Blade'" —Booklist

Author Biography

Born in the frozen landscape of Toluca, Mexico, Ricardo dreamed of being a writer. But needing a job that could pay the rent while writing, he studied Industrial Design and later obtained a PhD in Sustainable Design, while living in the United Kingdom. There, he did a few things besides burning the midnight oil to get his degree:-Trained in archery near Nottingham -Worked in a comic book store to pay for his board game & toy addictionHe is back now in Toluca, living with his wife and his two dogs where he works as an academic at the local university. He has short stories featured in anthologies by Inklings Press and Rivenstone Press and he was nominated to a Sidewise Award in 2017 for the short story "Twilight of the Mesozoic Moon", co-written with his arch-nemesis, Brent A. Harris.