AscendantSun's memory stretches back to the bloody birth of the cosmos. Created to serve a dead god, he tired of his empty religion and adopted the faith of his former enemies. Now, a threat from the past is forcing him to choose between his new friends and his own people.
Escaping enslavement made Grael a hero in others’ eyes. As everything he has won begins to slip away, he strives to protect his loved ones from both the Elfin invaders and the machinations of his own ruler.
Everyone else considers Garscap's childhood tragedy to be a curse, but he knows it marked him for greatness. Mercenary, manipulative and murderous, he has the mind of a great leader, but not the heart. Will his ruthlessness prove ultimately to be his people’s salvation or their bane?
Prophesy is against them. Numbers, too. But, the greatest threat is mistrust. Can they forge an effective alliance before the bright power rising in the east destroys them?
About the Author
My name is Noel Coughlan. I am married and have a daughter. I live in the west of Ireland. From a young age, I was always writing a book. Generally, the first page over and over. Sometimes, I even reached the second page before I had shredded the entire copy book. In my teenage years, I wrote some poetry, some of which would make a Vogon blush. When I was fourteen, I had a dream. It was of a world where the inhabitants believed that each hue of light was a separate god, and that matter was simply another form of light. I tinkered with the idea for a couple of decades, putting together mythologies, histories, maps etc. but world building isn't worth much without a gripping story. And then I finally found one, a tale so compelling I had to write it, The Golden Rule Duology. I also write other fantasy, science fiction, and horror stories.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Village of Pigsknuckle is home to Grael Erol. He wants nothing more than to marry Harath Melkath but alss fate has other plans for them both. Grael wants to seek his fortune before asking for Harath's hand in marriage. AscendentSun only wants to live in peace but that won't last long if the Harbinger has it's way. Will either Harath or Grael get what they want? Can AscendentSun help the village? Will the Harbinger have it's way? Your answers await you in A Bright Power Rising. To be perfectly honest. I had a difficult time relating to the characters or their plight. The most interesting character was actually a bad guy. I really tried to have sympathy for the main characters but it fell flat for me. I'm thinking maybe I misunderstood synopsis which is why the book is getting the rating of two stars. I applaud the author for his work. I would consider reading something else by this author in the future.