Five kingdoms face destruction. Two brothers fight to prevent it. Their epic adventure of magic, love, and loss will become an incredible legend.
The five realms of Land, Sky, Ocean, Dream, and Death have been at peace for centuries, but that peace is threatened when dark forces seek to break it. The Gods have chosen a champion to protect the world, yet unexpectedly that champion was born as twin necromancers whose magic was split at birth. Only together would they be strong enough to survive what's to come. But now one of them has died... and his soul became trapped inside his brother.
The coexisting twins embark on a journey across the five realms, determined to be normal again. But their quest of hope turns into a living nightmare when they stumble into an army of undead beasts that have been unleashed on the lands by a vicious sorceress. With the help of new comrades and a mysterious lady Reaper skilled with the scythe, they must fight for more than a new life. Now they fight for the future of the realms themselves.
Polish your armor and sharpen your scythes, this highly immersive fantasy is a deep plunge into a new world where magic is abundant, death has new meaning, and nothing is quite as it seems.
Multi-Award winning series:
- 1st place winner of Writer's Digest 7th Annual Self-Published eBook Awards (Willow of Ashes)
- Silver Medal for Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, Fantasy (Blossom of Gold, NecroSeam Book 5)
- Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, Fantasy, Honorable Mention (Willow of Ashes)
Judge, 7th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards
"This book is an incredible step into another world...I was very impressed by how much Raine was able to accomplish well in this book. Her characters are fascinating, relatable, and interesting. The world-building is so creative and original and I really appreciated how it is shown to the reader. Instead of information being dumped on, it is revealed slowly and cleverly but with enough at a time to create an excellent pacing and sense of wonder. For a system so complex, that was an awesome accomplishment.
I was fascinated by the story as well, and enjoyed the journey that the characters have to go on to figure out what has happened. It was delightful, exciting, and managed to hook me from beginning to end without making me feel like what I was reading was unrealistic. I love when fantasy can do that and this was story worked so well.
I thought the plot was paced expertly, as it's a first in a series I didn't think that too much was left hanging at the end; rather it hit that sweet spot of feeling satisfied from the story we've been through but also with enough questions and momentum to propel the reader into the next book. I really enjoyed this one and appreciated the cleverness of the darker subject of necromancers being the heroes. It was very enjoyable."
Midwest Book Review
A brilliantly scripted and entertainingly original fantasy saga, Willow of Ashes is the first volume in author Ellie Raine's epic new Necroseam Chronicles series. A riveting read from beginning to end, Willow of Ashes is unreservedly recommended, especially for community library Fantasy Fiction collections.
About the Author
Ellie Raine grew up in a family of book lovers, comic readers, and video gamers in the suburbs of Atlanta Georgia where she always dreamed of making the next explosive game series that would catch fire like the Final Fantasy games, except hers would have darker themes that put the spotlight on her favorite fable: the Grim Reaper. Her ongoing Scythe-and-Sorcery book series, The NecroSeam Chronicles, was originally intended to be that explosive video game series, but she's found that the book adaptation is far more fulfilling and exciting.
The first three books in the NecroSeam series were published in 2018: Willow of Ashes, Orbs of Azure and Pearl of Emerald. Ellie Raine's latest book, Princess of Shadow and Dream, is a Fantasy Novella in the universe of the NecroSeam Chronicles. Her other works include a supernatural-noir novella titled Nightingale that was published with Pro Se Productions in early 2018.
Now she writes like mad while at home with her wonderful husband, their two cats, and their darling daughter: the Dragon Princess Felicity.