Creativity is magic, with imagination the only limit to its power. Yet others choose instead to channel the power of destruction. Or so the myths say. Neither has been seen in centuries-until now.
Simon Baroba joined the Pazian legions to make a name for himself, rejecting his father's failing business, and his late mother's faith.
Shadush leads the Scentari and lusts for revenge on the Pazian Republic that stole his people's land. And he will have it-through his mastery of the power of dark flames.
In the aftermath of Shadush's slaughter of the legion, Simon stumbles across his own buried creative abilities. As he explores the potential of his Talent with Elysia, the intriguing young woman who secretly creates sculptures of incredible beauty, Simon discovers much more about the evil magic he faces.
In order to save his friends, himself, and the entire Republic, Simon must navigate a treacherous maelstrom of political intrigue and shifting allegiances, torn between ambition and curiosity, duty and love.
ARTS REBORN is a new fantasy series set in the Republic of Pazh, home to diverse peoples and cultures, reminiscent of ancient Rome, Greece and the Mediterranean. It follows the story of the individuals touched by these opposing magical forces of artistic creation and malevolent destruction.
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About the Author
The Arts Reborn series (Book I: Brush With Darkness) goes to a place that isn't Rome in the time of the Republic.
I'd love to connect with you at www.jamiemaltman.com
When I'm not writing or reading, I'm at home in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, spending time with my wife and two young boys, which generally involves playing some kind of board or computer games. Or reading. Or traveling. Otherwise I'm probably reading or watching my Toronto Raptors play basketball. Yes, they're mine.
And yes, I stubbornly refused to write this in the 3rd person.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed Brush With Darkness (Arts Reborn, #1) by Jamie Maltman. When I first started reading it I thought it was going to be a only a military story with a little bit of fantasy thrown in but as the book progressed it became more the story of a young man finding his way with his newly discovered abilities as well as learning how to deal with the problems that those abilities presented. The concept of how the emerging darkness of evil called out the counterbalance of the light of goodness was interesting as well as how the use of art was used throughout the story. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy read and I look forward to the next book in this series.