Dark Lord and Soul

Dark Lord and Soul

by John Robin
Dark Lord and Soul

Dark Lord and Soul

by John Robin



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Azzadul, the god-king, the Lord of Light revered by many. When the darkness corrupted him, he became the Dark Lord, feared the world over. His magic, once a gateway to immortality for his people, delved instead into horrors as he sought ever deeper levels of mastery. Children were stolen from their beds, coveted for his blood-rites. When he vanished, it all ended, and the people of the world tried to forget, to move on…

For Jak Fuller, stories of the Dark Lord always compelled him, even if they also filled him with terror. An orphan who grew up in a cruel world, his disappointments have led him in ever-small steps toward a dark destiny.

When he was fourteen winters, he first tasted blood, felt the thrill of it rushing through him, an unnatural heat that burned in his limbs. When he was twenty winters, he fled for his life, a marked man coveted by the one who ruled the Underworld in Azzadul's place. When he was alone and afraid, the Necromancer came to him and taught him of his power. Together, they journeyed into the Underworld, awakening its true master. Side by side, they defeated Talamus the Red. And in doing so, unleashed something terrible...

Jak's soul is bound, so deep. There is no way out but forward, and the horrors of each day will only grow worse. Trapped here, beneath the ice, Jak is becoming something else.

Jak—or what he was—fights to hold onto himself, as fiercely as he fights the call of blood; that call, so unquenchable.

And it knows no bounds...

Dark Lord & Soul is the fifth and final part in the 5-part serial publication of A Thousand Roads.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155916451
Publisher: Dreamsphere Books
Publication date: 12/19/2018
Series: A Thousand Roads , #5
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

It all began when he was an eight-year-old boy, when he discovered Tolkien’s map of Wilderland tucked in the pages of an old, beat-up copy of The Hobbit on his grandmother’s bookshelf.

From that point onward, John Robin knew he was destined to make his own world and tell stories about it. Over a period of twenty years, he read the great fantasy epics, learned the craft of storytelling, wrote three novels just for practice (unpublished), and all the while his fantasy world and unique vision as a writer ripened. Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, the fast change of technological advancement was also a heavy influence on his world-building and magic system, an analog of how mastery over environment can change the human condition. A teenage addiction to horror movies and gritty comic books also added its touches to his work. The result is an epic that channels the same deep, mythic epic notes of Tolkien, but more contemporary and dark.

After working for many years in academia and adult education, John left his job to pursue his dreams as a writer. Having cut his teeth as an editor at a small publishing company, John decided that, while he worked hard to prepare his debut novel, he would build a book production business to help connect self-publishing authors with editing, cover, design, and marketing services based on the traditional model. He presently is the creative director, senior editor, and production manager for his company and oversees a team of twelve.

When he’s not writing, John enjoys reading, listening to educational podcasts, playing chess, recreational mathematics, drawing trees or maps with pen, creating vector graphic artwork (mostly fractals), working with textiles, playing classical piano (especially Beethoven and Chopin), long distance running and strength training, gardening, long walks, serially watching his way through TV series’ in the evenings, board game nights with friends, and of course…pandering to the whims of his cat, Wizard, who is the true muse behind his stories.

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