When idealistic desert trader Athuro Nava helps to land deadly blows on the two men who built the evil Sarmissan Empire, he begins an unexpected journey to establish a Confederation designed to ensure that all lands become free. All the while, forces work secretly against the vision he is trying to realize. This is a fantasy novel set in an original world and is the first of three books.
About the Author
Jeffrey Moss is a finance professional in the healthcare industry. He writes to keep himself sane. Jeffrey lives in the bay area with his wife Geneva, son Bridon, and cat Bandit. If you would like to reach out to the author, feel free to e-mail him at email@example.com. Jeffrey is at work developing an action and adventure novel now that the Pieces of the Empire epic is complete. The tentative title of his current project is "The Forgotten Stone".
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I decided to read this novel just to try something different and I was happy with the purchase. The story is unlike other fantasy novels that I have read, and I really appreciated that. There were occasional grammatical errors in the book which were a little distracting, and the writing does starts off a bit mixed in the beginning. However the writing keeps improving over the course of the story, and the events of the novel were more than enough to keep me reading. The premise is about what happens when an empire falls. Set in medieval times, but in a fictional land, the story follows the main character (and is told first person for the most part) as he attempts to bring something very different for the times into play: a representative government. The story basically follows this character as he attempts to gain support for this idea, with the overall goal of creating a world better than the empire that came before it. Interspersed within the first person narrative chapters are little segments told from various points of view which I thought gave the book a nice variety. This is the first of a trilogy, and I'm excited to read the other stories, especially given how much the writing improved toward the middle and end of this book. Recommended.