The Return of the Horde: (Sanctum of the Archmage: Hell Gate, Part I)

The Return of the Horde: (Sanctum of the Archmage: Hell Gate, Part I)

by Tony Andarian
The Return of the Horde: (Sanctum of the Archmage: Hell Gate, Part I)

The Return of the Horde: (Sanctum of the Archmage: Hell Gate, Part I)

by Tony Andarian



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"It's like the hellgate from the legends of the Great War. This isn't just an attack. It's an invasion."

A new constitution prepares Carlissa for an era of enlightenment. The old order fades, and a promise of freedom stirs the air. In the space of one terrifying day, that promise is shattered in a bloodbath of fire and magic.

An ancient enemy returns with the opening of the Hell Gate. Chaos reigns as the people rally to fight a desperate battle for survival, and many wonder bitterly why the gods seem to have abandoned them. Their only hope lies with the magic of the Archmage — and his, with a free-spirited princess who never wanted to rule. She must find the strength to set aside her bard's calling and take up a battle against impossible odds, or surrender her land and people to the Black Magus and his demons.

In Hell Gate I - The Return of the Horde, the Demon Horde returns to Carlissa with the opening of the Hell Gate. Can the land's heroes survive its sudden and brutal onslaught? And even if they do, can they stop it from conquering the world?

The Return of the Horde is the first of four novella length episodes in the miniseries Hell Gate. That miniseries is now also now available as a full length e-book novel of the same name. Hell Gate is the second book in the Dawn of Chaos trilogy, which is now also available as an omnibus volume in e-book and print editions.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160886107
Publisher: Andarian Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2022
Series: Hell Gate , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 194,027
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

I’m Tony Andarian, and I’m the author of the Sanctum of the Archmage epic fantasy novels and games. They are published by my personal imprint, Andarian Publishing.

Invested from a young age with an overactive imagination, I’ve had a life-long love of science fiction, fantasy, computer games, and writing. In my career as a computer scientist I’ve worked in areas ranging from machine and deep learning to applied research in quantum computing.

I’m also an indie computer game developer. As Andarian in the Neverwinter Nights gaming community I released two award-winning, Hall of Fame “adventure modules” based on parts of the Sanctum saga. Their success helped convince me to explore my passion for storytelling in today’s new world of self and e-publishing.

For more information about my writing projects, visit my website at
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