An Ancient Prophecy foretold. An Evil haunts the land. A battle looms against overwhelming odds.
An Evil haunts the land.
A battle looms against overwhelming odds.
Led by a powerful witch, a wild invading army threatens to tear the Soulless lands apart. To survive, the three tribes must join together, but old grievances and hatred divide them. Only Wilky can unite them, but when he glimpses the future, he sees only a glimmer of hope; too much of the future remains veiled in darkness.
As the battle approaches, King Dermot orders his brother, Eamon, to stay behind at the Stronghold and defend against a possible siege. Eamon, who took an oath to fight the invaders, defies his brother, risks everything, and plunges into a desperate race with Aaliss and Wilky to unite the tribes.
Enemies from all sides conspire against them. Only together can they hope to succeed against the witch who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Yet even united, they will need magic to defeat this enemy at their door.
As the battle looms, only one chance at survival remains—the Ghost King—but who is he, and what will be the price of their redemption?
[Dystopian Science Fiction, Sword and Sorcery, Post-Apocalyptic]
"THE GHOST KING" by Jeff Altabef
Evolved Publishing presents the second book in the “Red Death” series of dystopian sci-fi adventures, brought to by the multiple award-winning co-author of the “Chosen” series of YA fantasy thrillers. [DRM-Free]
Books by Jeff Altabef:
- Red Death (Red Death: Book 1)
- The Ghost King (Red Death: Book 2)
- Wind Catcher (Chosen: Book 1)
- Brink of Dawn (Chosen: Book 2)
- Scorched Souls (Chosen: Book 3)
- Fracture Point (A Point Thriller: Book 1)
- Shatter Point (A Point Thriller: Book 2)
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- The Seekers Series by David Litwack (The Children of Darkness; The Stuff of Stars; The Light of Reason)
- The Jakkattu Vector by P.K. Tyler
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About the Author
He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller from Tate Publishing, was his debut novel. Evolved Publishing released his second novel, the thriller Shatter Point, in 2014, and will release his young adult fantasy series Chosen, co-written with his daughter Erynn, starting in the spring of 2015.
Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing, and a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories. You can find his blog, The Accidental Writers' Workshop, on The Chappaqua-MountKisco Patch.
EDITOR: Lane Diamond has over 120 published books to his editing credit, including many multiple award-winners, across many genres and styles.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
[Disclaimer: I received this book directly from the author, so it will not post as a verified review. In no way did it affect my review] "Alliss paused, and her heart sank. As she spoke, she became certain the truth was quite different from what she had been taught, and her stomach turned sour." In The Red Death, Altabef drew a marvelous community of, in a lot of ways, misfits, miscrients and wayward souls that others abandoned. In this, the second book, they begin to come together as their understanding of the Good and the Evil of this world choose sides around a battle that will change their world forever. Fantasy that touches on civility, theology and ethics as well as romance can stall or drive a fantasy. In the case of Jeff Altabef, the brakes are off. A fantastic and challenging read!
I am so happy to be back in Jeff Altabef’s magical world of danger, treachery and betrayal, greed and power, good and evil… We start with Wilky, and what he sees in the future makes him more determined than ever to change it. He will not lose Aaliss, his sister. In this complex world of different ‘tribes’, a war is on the horizon and the misfit group will have to learn to pool their resources and work together to defeat the evil coming at them. OF COURSE, my favorite is Aaliss. I can’t imagine any hot blooded man not falling in love with this bad*** warrior. The cutest one is Pryluck. Love this odd little man, but he is so innocent I can’t help but want to protect him, find him a home. Jeff Altabef has built a fabulous magical fantasy world with characters that had me eating out of their hands gasping when they are attacked, melting with a gently loving touch, yet cheering when they deal evil a violent deadly blow. I think The Ghost King can stand alone, but to get the most out of this wonderful story, I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to grab Red Death too. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of The Ghost King by Jeff Altabef.