Hatred, distrust and conflict divide the nations of the world of Emeran – at a time when an apocalyptic threat is rising.
Hordes of demonic warriors swarm from beyond the great Wall of Light. They crush opposing armies. They eradicate towns and villages. They have already slaughtered the Unseen Gods... This is an invasion like no other. Their purpose is not to expand their territory, to instil their doctrines on other people or to plunder the riches of their prey, but simply to destroy every living thing...
Experience the rising conflict through the lives of characters across Emeran... Inside the walled city of Tremok, the Human princesses Lar and Pec suddenly find themselves in command of a Kingdom, even while they mourn the loss of their father. Lar, a trained warrior, must lead the defence of the city; her mystic sister sets off on a suicidal quest against their enemies... The traveller Cu’si’war returns home to warn his people of the oncoming threat and to urge the pacifist Graex to revert to their former warrior ways... In the Callis lands, a condemned coward named Corfel struggles frantically to save his family... The Callis Captain Plynn and the Human Captain Ku are unaware of the invasion – and are about to engage their armies in a great, futile battle of their own... And The Death, a member of the hunted and now-rare Vere race, continues on a solitary mission of vengeance...
Plunge into a realm facing annihilation: Epic battles and gritty action. Dark magic and horrendous monstrosities. Soul-crushing choices. Impossible odds, defeat and despair.
Witness the fall of the Wall of Light and the first encounters with the invading hordes. Be at the centre of conflicts erupting all over Emeran: in the forest townships of the Callis; at beautiful Mesamir, capital of the Graex; on Deshnere Plain where vast armies collide; and inside the city of Tremok, under assault by hundreds of thousands of invaders. Join the desperate mission behind enemy lines. Feel the wealth of emotions embroiled in this war-torn saga – from love and unswerving loyalty, to the bitterest sorrow, to savage bloodlust and unbridled terror.
Against the coming of the Era of Darkness, heroism, desperation and self-sacrifice will surely not be enough...
Extinction is inevitable.
From 5-Star Reviews:
“...intense battles, incredible dark magic... so many twists and turns... I loved it”
“I was completely sucked in and captivated from the first page”
“...mixture of fantasy, mystery, loyalty that make it a one of a kind story”
“Wonderful characters and an even better story”
“Fast and furious paced action fantasy... Great characters... Battles are huge and bloodthirsty”
“I was impressed by the quality of the storytelling... an enthralling mix... a solid read”
Review by Mike Reynolds on Amazon.com - 5 Stars – Magic, Unstoppable Evil, and Brutal, Brutal Combat
"Wow! The world Ian Thompson created for Era of Darkness is immense, and his cast of characters is huge. Luckily, Mr. Thompson is a fantastic guide. He drops you in the middle of the action and leads you through a world bracing itself against its inevitable demise. The action is intense, the battles are brutal, and the characters are complex and very real. What a great story!
"I did thoroughly enjoy this story, and I will be picking up Era of Darkness Volume II: Extinction. If you love heart-pumping action and vicious battles, you have to read this book. However, I must warn. The action is brutal and gruesome. If you're squeamish about blood (or organs exploding or bones shattering), you may want to avoid this one."
About the Author
Ian Thompson is the author of fast-paced, action-packed, unpredictable novels and short stories. His writing style focuses upon vivid characterization, thrilling situations and twisted plots. As a cross-genre author, he has written mystery thrillers, fantasy epics, horror chillers and science fiction. Ian loves to be entertained by stories that set his mind racing (whether in books, movies, TV shows, comics or video games) - well-written, exciting adventures with great characters, plenty of conflict and intrigue, and twists he wasn't expecting. Being taken away into the realm of someone's imagination has always appealed to him and drove him to create realms of his own. The author’s works include: the Ray Hammett Thriller series (beginning with Paradise Exhumed); two action-packed fantasy saga series – Era Of Darkness and Hector Reborn; the chilling horror novel God Of War; his quick-read Short Horror Tales; and a zombie apocalypse series The Earth Bleeds. Visit his website for more information. Sign up for his Newsletter there to receive all the latest news on upcoming releases – plus four free books! http://ianthompson1701.wix.com/authorsite
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Was gifted this and tried it thinking "it might be okay". I was very surprised and loved the book - couldn't put it down. Fast and furious paced action fantasy. Great characters that you really care for. Battles are huge and bloodthirsty. Cool races and well-designed monsters. A cracking-good read... Can't wait for Vol 2!