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    • Publication date:22 Sep 2015
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Battlemage

Age of Darkness, Book 1

By Stephen Aryan

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An action-packed and magic-fuelled fantasy novel from a British debut author, Stephen Aryan's Battlemage features mages fighting an empire-spanning war for a homeland that fears and despises them. Shortlisted for the 2016 David Gemmell Awards.

'I can command storms, summon fire and unmake stone,' Balfruss growled. 'It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand.'

BALFRUSS is a battlemage, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears his kind.
VARGUS is a common soldier - while mages shoot lightning from the walls of his city, he is down on the front line getting blood on his blade.
TALANDRA is a princess and spymaster, but the war will force her to risk everything, and make the greatest sacrifice of all.

Magic and mayhem collide in this explosive epic fantasy from a major new talent.

For more from Stephen Aryan, check out:

Age of Darkness
Battlemage
Bloodmage
Chaosmage

The Age of Dread
Mageborn
Magefall

Biographical Notes

Stephen Aryan was born in 1977 and was raised and educated in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. After graduating from Loughborough University he started working in marketing, and for some reason he hasn't stopped. A keen podcaster, lapsed gamer and wannabe forest ranger, when not extolling the virtues of Babylon 5, he can be found drinking real ale and reading comics. He lives in the West Midlands with his partner and two cats.

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  • ISBN: 9780356504803
  • Publication date: 24 Sep 2015
  • Page count: 512
  • Imprint: Orbit
A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face — Jen Williams, author of THE COPPER PROMISE
Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy. This is a ground-shaking debut, full of fiery promise — Den Patrick, author of THE BOY WITH THE PORCELAIN BLADE
Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee. Read. This. Book. — Taran Matharu, author of the Summoner series
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