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Swords and Sorcery fantasy with mystery, horror and romance.
The General of Valendo Book 1
Release date: February 28th, 2018
Paperback release date: February 22nd, 2018

Prince Cory’s inheritance could kill him.
A sword possessed by a spirit, a world of warriors and magic, and a war without end are now his…

Garon, the legendary General of Valendo battled armies, magic, and monsters powered by the souls of the dead to keep a conquest obsessed king at bay. He taught his grandson, Prince Cory, all he could about the ways of a general. But the worst is yet to come.

Cory’s life is changed forever after his grandfather’s death when their enemy strikes at the heart of their kingdom. With the darkest of magic at work, the survival of the royal line and the souls of all in his kingdom are at stake.

Can Cory take up his grandfather’s enchanted blade, become the new general Valendo desperately needs and do the one thing his grandfather never could?

End the war.

The General’s Legacy is the first book in The General of Valendo gripping epic fantasy series that features lifelike characters, magic, romance, horror, and the pace and excitement of a thriller novel.

Pick up The General’s Legacy now because you love to discover action-packed swords and sorcery full of mystery and intrigue with a unique plot you’ve never seen before.

Reviews

An exceptional debut outing which fantasy fans should really know about.
James Tivendale – Fantasy Book Review

Classic epic fantasy that young fans will love!
M. Wanchoo – Fantasy Book Critic

This book took me places – places of danger and bravery and mystery. The author’s voice is intriguing – at times, cold as evil; at times, lyric as an angel. All-round excellent read.
Alexander M Zoltai – author of Notes from an Alien

Wow! Excellent Fantasy with Real People, Vivid Setting, Fast Plot, Plenty of Emotion and Style. Highly Recommend.
Kathy – More Books Than Time

…most definitely entertaining and magical reading.
Dianne – Tome Tender

*****

The General’s Legacy story is also available in two volumes. The General’s Legacy – Part One: Inheritance is just 0.99 and also available as a free gift when joining my readers’ group email list.

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The General of Valendo Book 1 Part 1
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eBook Release date eBook only: November 30th, 2016
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Paperback: The single volume edition of The General’s Legacy is available as a paperback (see above).

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The General of Valendo Book 1 Part 2

eBook Release date eBook only: November 30th, 2016
Paperback: The single volume edition of The General’s Legacy is available as a paperback (see above).

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Ruberan Queen The General of Valendo Book 2
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Estimated release: Mid 2019
Working title: TBA The General of Valendo Book 3
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Estimated release: Late 2020
Working title: TBA  The General of Valendo Book 4
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Estimated release: Mid 2022
Working title: TBA The General of Valendo Book 5
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Estimated release: Mid 2024

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Book Review: Blackwing by Ed McDonald

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“The sky was sobbing, long purrs of sharp, cold nightmare as the dawn broke. At least the rain had abated.” 
This is a description of the dawn sky over the Misery. There are other descriptions of the Misery involving the wind howling through cracks in the sky, bronze and purple bruise colours and more. Descriptions of the Misery are as elusive to their precise meaning as they are evocative. I love it this way and I’m content not to have a full grasp of what the Misery looks and sounds like – I enjoy the sense of mystery and depth.

The Misery is the region of the land left “polluted” after Nall’s Engine does its worst. The engine is a super weapon with an immense destructive power. It is the only thing that can hold back The Deep Kings, beings with god-like power, their massive armies and other magical nightmares such as the Darlings. The Darlings appear as delightful children that are actually horror novel type creatures with sickening magic that can rip through men and other wielders of magic like the proverbial knife through butter. They feel no remorse.

Our hero Captain Galharrow commands his Blackwings, a group of men and women soldiers and a sorceress in the hopeless defence of their land. It’s hopeless because Nall’s Engine is a hoax – it no longer works and the Deep Kings are learning this. Their armies and agents are moving to conquer.

I love Blackwing as it is a hopeless quest full of emotion with a hero who is downtrodden, a drunk, has lost almost everything he cares about (wife, children) and is but a pawn played with by his masters. His great redeeming quality is that he cares deeply about those under his command and will sacrifice almost anything that is his to save them. They are all he has left to cling onto.

For me, the “Holy Grail” of stories is one that gives me an ending I don’t see coming. Blackwing does just that. Great job Ed!

Normally I find stories written in the first person like Blackwing don’t work that well for me as I know the protagonist who’s words I’m hearing must survive the tale or be speaking from beyond the grave. Given how merciless life is on the wall by the Misery death for Galharrow would seem like a gift. I assume he will never get this gift as he is the narrator.

Blackwing is fine grimdark fantasy with plenty of gruesome scenes that will not suit every reader. Lovers of dark fantasy will have a great time in the Misery.

No question, 5 stars from me.

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