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Ghosts in the Yew

Ghosts in the Yew

by Blake Hausladen

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I would recommend “Ghosts in the Yew” to everyone who likes an elaborate Fantasy story full of political intrigue with a splash of magic. Especially if you read “The Pillars of the Earth” and enjoyed it, this will be a great read for you!"Draumr Kopa Fantasy Book Blog

The Vesteal Series has sold over five thousand hardcover copies through hard-earned convention handsales. Now, the story is moving into the digital age with cover art by Hugo award-winning artist, Elizabeth Leggett.

Ghosts in the Yew is a page-turning epic fantasy about a country on the brink of war, surrounded by the mysteries of ancient gods, blood magic, and statecraft. This is the story of four souls that are banished beyond the edge of the map. Redemption, conquest, and intrigue ignite the journey with love, honor, and a crown at stake.

Their struggles to survive 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.

"Like spanish moss or ivy, Ghosts in the Yew grows slowly at first but before you know it you are enveloped into a world with so much beauty and terror that it deserves to be read with an attention to the detail that the author has so carefully written."Stephen, Goodreads

"I found it just a little too easy to get lost in the story that Ghosts in the Yew was telling, which to me, is one of the greatest signs of a good story and author.”The Arched Doorway

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

"Ghosts in the Yew is one of those gems that is a satisfying tale from start to finish, and deep enough to withstand multiple readings. If you yearn for adventure, swordplay, justice, and romance in one story, do not even hesitate before plucking this one up and diving in feet first."Ophelia, Goodreads

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983607120
Publisher: Rook Creek Books
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Series: Vesteal Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 540
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

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.

Table of Contents

Part One – Beyond the Edge

Part Two – Opposing Oaths

Part Three – Reckless Borders

Part Four – Bayen’s Women

Part Five – Falling Tides

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