This segment's featured author is Maxwell Alexander Drake and Farmers and Mercenaries which is the first segment of his epic fantasy cyle - Genesis of Oblivion Saga.
Here is the cover of Farmers and Mercenaries:
Here is the synopsis for Farmers and Mercenaries:
In a sleepy farming stead, a young man, Alant Cor, is found to be one of the few Humans who can manipulate the Essence. And, not simply manipulate it. Alant has more power over this magical force than any Human in known history. Does his younger brother, Arderi Cor, possess the same ability, or something more sinister?
Clytus Rillion, the commander of a mercenary troop, embarks on a quest to cure his dying son, Sindian. Though he doubts he will survive the journey, he will pay any price to save his son’s life.
The beast, known only as Klain, born a slave and now used to entertain the masses in a bloodthirsty sport known as the Games, finds out his true value to those who own him lies with his death.
All are resigned to walk the paths fate has put them upon. Yet, is this of their own accord? Or, is an ancient and powerful race, the Elmorr’Antiens, manipulating the other inhabitants of Talic’Nauth? Change is falling upon the Plane. Some Elmorr’Antiens are making preparations to weather the storms ahead - others intend to use the coming chaos to seize power over all the races.
Follow these seemingly unrelated lives as their paths are set on a course that none can hope to survive. Readers of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga will immerse themselves in the depth of a unique world culture, the grandeur of its civilizations, and the sheer awe of more than ninety-six thousand years of history!
To read the first four chapters of this novel, follow this link:
Alexander's novel is availabe in hardcover, paperback, e-book and as an audio book...here are a few locations where you can purchase his novel:
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You can follow Alexander at: http://www.maxwellalexanderdrake.com/
and on Facebook and Twitter. I will feature the second novel in this cycle Mortals and Deities in the coming weeks.