The Age of Dread, Book 1
By Stephen Aryan
The action-packed start to a thrilling new epic fantasy series from the author of the Gemmell Award-shortlisted Battlemage
'Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy.'
Thousands died when mages sundered the earth and split the sky.
It was a war that devastated entire kingdoms.
Now one man believes eradicating magic is the only way to ensure a lasting peace. He and his followers will do anything to achieve his goal - even if it means murdering every child born with the ability.
'Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee'
Taran Matharu on Battlemage
'A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face'
Jen Williams on Battlemage
For more from Stephen Aryan, check out:
Age of Darkness
The Age of Dread
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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05 Oct 2017
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A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face — Jen Williams, on BATTLEMAGE
A great beginning to the new trilogy. Magic — Falcata Times on MAGEBORN
Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy — Den Patrick, author of THE BOY WITH THE PORCELAIN BLADE
Stephen Aryan writes fast-paced action packed scenes to die for — The Bookbag on MAGEBORN
Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the mêleé — Taran Matharu, author of the Summoner novels
Abundant politics, intrigues, double-crossings, and plot twists to keep the pacing brisk and whet readers' appetites for future installments — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on MAGEBORN