Battlemage (Age of Darkness #1) (Paperback)

By Stephen Aryan

Orbit, 9780316298278, 512pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2015

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

"I can command storms, summon fire and unmake stone," Balfruss growled. "It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand."

Balfruss is a battlemage, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises his kind.

Vargus is a common soldier -- while mages shoot lightning from the walls of the city, he's down in the front lines getting blood on his blade.

Talandra is a princess and spymaster, but the war may force her to risk everything and make the greatest sacrifice of all.

Magic and mayhem collide in this explosive epic fantasy from a major new talent.




About the Author

Stephen Aryan was born in 1977 and was raised by the sea in northeast England. After graduating from Loughborough University, he started working in marketing, and for some reason he hasn't stopped. A keen podcaster, lapsed gamer and budding archer, when not extolling the virtues of Babylon 5, he can be found drinking real ale and reading comics.

He lives in a village in Yorkshire with his partner and two cats.


Praise For Battlemage (Age of Darkness #1)

"This is epic fantasy for readers who appreciate extra helpings of carnage with their backstabbing."—Publishers Weekly

"Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy. This is a ground-shaking debut, full of fiery promise."
Den Patrick, author of The Boy with the Porcelain Blade

"A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face."—Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise

"Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee. Read. This. Book."—Taran Matharu, author of the Summoner series