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Beyond the Edge

Beyond the Edge

by Blake Hausladen

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This novella is part one of Ghosts in the Yew, also available in a collection.

A banished prince finds redemption within an ancient kingdom.

Barok, a banished prince, awakens an ancient magic.

Dia, a wanted maiden, travels across the known world for the one she loves.

Leger, a drunken soldier, searches for redemption.

Geart, A loyal fool, finds himself a prisoner.

“The shifting smoke and embers swirled up and began to take a shape. The savage thing had arms and eyes. I tried to convince myself I was dreaming while another legless being emerged from the next tree.”

The past is revealed in this epic fantasy steeped in the mystery of old gods, blood magic, and statecraft. Ignited by redemption and conquest, this journey will test their struggles to survive and will put them at odds with their families, their nation, and the very powers that shaped the world. But, this story is bigger than these things.

It’s bigger than all of us.

"I love that the heroes are engaged in building community, in contrast to so many fantasy novels that focus on the hero learning to stand alone, despite the cast of thousands supporting him."Tina, Goodreads

"Ghosts in the Yew presents an interesting take on the battle between good and evil."Runaway Pen

You can read the trilogy in full volumes, or broken up into five novellas each.

The Vestal Series

A tale of violent magic, intrigue, and statecraft, the Vesteal Series is the story of four souls that are banished beyond the edge of the map to a land of gnarled forests, ancient magic, and the site of a terrible murder. Their struggles to survive will put them at odds with their families, their nation, and the very powers that shaped the world.

1. Ghosts in the Yew
Novella 1 - Beyond the Edge
Novella 2 - Opposing Oaths
Novella 3 - Reckless Borders
Novella 4 - Bayen's Women
Novella 5 - Falling Tides

2. Native Silver
Novella 1 - Sutler's Road
Novella 2 - Forgotten Stairs
Novella 3 - Thrall's Wine
Novella 4 - Corsair Princess
Novella 5 - Tanayon Born

3. The Vastness
Novella 1 - Silent Rebellion
Novella 2 - The River War
Novella 3 - The Blinded
Novella 4 - Crimson Valley
Novella 5 - Singer's Reward

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999067697
Publisher: Rook Creek Books
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Series: Ghosts in the Yew , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 165,715
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Armed with an English degree from Ripon College and an MBA from Chicago’s Stuart School of Business, Blake has thrived for many years in the shadowed back-office realms of the financial industry. He currently solves financial crimes in Chicago during the day and gives life to wild fantasies during the blackest hours of night.

When he is not working or writing, Blake enjoys reading some of the best fantasy novels around, written by the likes of Robert V.S. Redick, Glen Cook, Peter V. Brett and Mark Laurence, with a little science fiction from David Brin sprinkled in.

Blake is the author of the Vesteal Series, which includes Ghosts in the Yew, Native Silver and The Vastness.

According to fans, "Blake excels at world-building" which gives "each of the characters their own unique voice" and "ring(s) truer to the human condition". The Draumr Kopa Fantasy Book Blog even exclaimed, "It always amazes me how such an extensive story can sprout from a single human's mind. "

Blake loves to hear from his readers at his events (goo.gl/B7L9HM) or via his newsletter: goo.gl/LaR7Vy.

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