Law of the Heretic
Immortality Shattered Book 1
by Christian Warren Freed
Genre: Epic Fantasy
The Staff of Life has been lost for a thousand years. Imbued with the powers to dominate all life, the Staff can save or ruin the Free Lands. Many have sought out the Staff. All failed. Until now.
The time of peace is ending. Betraying his oath and bond, the Black Imelin murders former friends and sets out to find the lost Staff of Life. With it he will bring the Free Lands to their knees.
Author Christian Warren Freed brings a new world to life with Law of the Heretic. Filled with dangers, monsters, and creatures hidden for centuries, Immortality Shattered delivers the same intense action and character driven world building combined with his military experience that fans worldwide have come to enjoy.
A small band of heroes assembles but success is far from guaranteed. Life and death hang in the balance and the future is in doubt.
Start the epic journey of two men struggling with what they are and who they were meant to be.
“Daughter, the war has at last begun. Armies of darkness are sweeping out of Suroc Tol. I am too old to provide you with the safety you require. Your cousins on the Twins should be able to help. Galdarath is no longer safe, not for you, not for anyone.”
“But father,” she pleaded.
He held up a tired hand. “There are no buts. You are my life, darling child. I couldn’t stand losing you, not when there is the chance for salvation. Please, child, do as I command.”
She hung her head in resignation. When she spoke, it was a whisper. “All right. I will go, but I fear for you. If this dark wizard is as powerful as everyone believes, you now stand in the most danger. He will certainly come for you.”
He took her hand in his and smiled sadly. “Some things are inevitable. There is no other way, daughter.”
She refused to accept that. “Come with us, father. He won’t be able to find you if you’re not here.”
Aron eased away. Their conversation had nothing to do with him. All he knew was that each moment wasted in discussion, was one in which the Black moved closer. They must act now if anything was to be salvaged.
“I am far too old to turn tail and run. My time is ending. Let me make that end in the way I choose,” he said.
She pulled from his grasp and ran, crying.
“Be strong, Elsyn. You are the future of Galdea. It will be your hand that runs this kingdom. Our people need you. Stand proud for them. They will have need of you during the coming winter.”
The Bitter War of Always
Immortality Shattered Book 2
The war has begun.
The Black Imelin’s campaign of domination spreads across the northern kingdom of Galdea. Legions of darklings, freed from their prison, ravage the Free Lands. All Imelin needs is the Staff of Life to return to Meisthelm a conqueror.
Aron Kryte finds himself in an impossible position. Not only is he the last descendent of the mad Ils Kincannon, the man who once tried to enslave the world, but he is the destined bearer of the Staff of Life. He and his band of heroes secure the Staff before Imelin and flee east. Self-doubt plagues the young lord of the Golden Warriors as he struggles to come to terms with not only his past, but his destiny.
Far to the southeast, former High Counselor Sylin Marth has gone in search of the legendary wizard Elxander. His hopes that the wizard will return to help the Hierarchy put an end to Imelin and the war are mired by doubts. Finding Elxander is easy. Reaching him is another matter, for he must cross the width of the Goblin Lands, face a dragon, and escape capture.
Time is against them all, for the skies darken and the war spreads.
The Land of Wicked Shadows
Immortality Shattered Book 3
Armies rage across the Free Lands.
The Galdeans, led by Field Marshal Dlorn, defeated the darklings at the Crimson Fields and now head south, for word has come that the Black Imelin has turned his aim toward Meisthelm. With the army of the Hierarchy engaged far to the south, Dlorn and his Galdeans are the only force capable of stopping Imelin.
Elsyn and the others reel from the loss of Aron Kryte. His death in the freezing river has robbed them of the will to go on, but go on they must. Exhausted from constant campaigning, Elsyn leads a small group east, toward the city of Hryast, where they hope to evade Imelin’s roving armies long enough to reach the security of Meisthelm. They must protect the Staff of Life at all costs or the war is lost.
Sylin Marth’s quest to discover the wizard Elxander has taken him far across the Free Lands. Hunted and harried the entire way, he and his band of dwarves finally come face to face with what he hopes will prove to be their salvation.
Treachery, betrayal, and determination fill the Free Lands. Whoever wins the war, none of the kingdoms will ever be the same again.
Storm Upon the Dawn
Immortality Shattered Book 4
Chaos rages unchecked across the Free Lands as armies of light and darkness clash.
The High Council has been destroyed. Meisthelm has fallen. Killed in the ultimate act of betrayal, the Black Imelin no longer threatens the world. In his stead, a stronger, more powerful villain has arisen and continues the work he began.
Aron Kryte and his companions struggle with their next course of action. Armies of darklings and Rovers continue to plague the Free Lands. Only by combining the armies of Galdea and the Hierarchy do they stand a chance of defeating the rising evil.
Poros Pendyier and the remnants of the Free Rebellion, combined with the might of the Dagger Trolls, prepare to stop the evil growing in Morthus. It is here the traitorous Arlyn Gert has decided to build her empire from which to dominate the Free Lands. All she needs to do is secure Mordrun Hath, the Forge of Wizards.
The land of Sadith Oom, forgotten by generations, has become a place of unrest. Armies of friend and foe converge upon the desolate kingdom, for it is here that the end of times will begin. If victory is to be achieved, Aron Kryte must destroy the Staff of Life in the wizard fires of Mordrun Hath.
Friends will fall. Heroes will rise. The final hour approaches.
Christian W. Freed was born in Buffalo, N.Y. more years ago than he would like to remember. After spending more than 20 years in the active duty US Army he has turned his talents to writing. Since retiring, he has gone on to publish 17 military fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as his memoirs from his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. His first published book (Hammers in the Wind) has been the #1 free book on Kindle 4 times and he holds a fancy certificate from the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.
Passionate about history, he combines his knowledge of the past with modern military tactics to create an engaging, quasi-realistic world for the readers. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in history and is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Military History from Norwich University. He currently lives outside of Raleigh, N.C. and devotes his time to writing, his family, and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs. If you drive by you might just find him on the porch with a cigar in one hand and a pen in the other.
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