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Long ago the Mages of Alasea, beset by a dark and implacable evil, made a last desperate stand to preserve some remnant of their once-beautiful land. Knowing their own destruction to be inevitable, the Mages gathered the last of their magic and stored it away against the need and peril of a distant time. In doing so the Mages gave the people of Alasea a future and a hope -- and damned themselves forever ...
Now, five centuries after their destruction, a young girl, Elena, inherits the powers that the Mages had so carefully hidden from their enemy. But though the Mages are long dead their ancient foe is not -- and when the Dark Lord learns of Elena's power he turns all of his terrible strength against her. Desperate and alone, fleeing from disaster, escaping into darkness, Elena seeks out the allies and knowledge that can help her to master her bitter gifts and cast down the evil that shattered the land of Alasea ...
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'With every new book....Clemens' storytelling expertise becomes more compelling' T. Brooks '(the book) grabs at your heart & tears a little hole, then another & another--a brutal & beautiful ride. I can't put the book down!' R A Salvatore 'I loved every page of this book. Clemens has constructed a world of magic that's never been seen before, with a cast of beings who are so engaging & entrancing that you never want the story to end' John Saul 'The action is lively and a-plenty' SFX 'Clemens holds you gripped with these stories, each thrilling in their own right, and becoming more so as the strands come together. WIT'CH STORM is a romp, but the pace of the tale itself never lets up for more than an instant, just giving you enough time to catch your breathe before it drags you onwards. Masterful and compelling.' STARBURSTFrom the Author:
Welcome to my world!
Hi, my name is James Clemens, and I am about to blatantly promote my first novel, WIT'CH FIRE.
Who am I? For those interested, I was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1961, and raised in the Midwest and rural Canada. I am now a veterinarian living in Sacramento, California, and share my home with two Dalmatians, a stray Shepherd, and a love-sick parrot named Igor. Since I was a youngster, I have always been an avid science fiction/fantasy reader. From Tarzan to Barsoom, from Asimof to Zelazny, I read everything I could get my hands on, and like most avid readers, I also dreamed of other worlds.
In WIT'CH FIRE, I will take you to one of these worlds and introduce you to Elena Morin'stal, the Wit'ch of Winter's Eyrie. Born during the "black age" of Alasea, a young girl will discover an ancient magick and awaken a slumbering evil. With a fist stained in blood magicks, she will fight to free her lands from the demonic overlords and release her people from five centuries of darkness.
It is a distinctly dark tale, and here is what bestselling horror writer, John Saul, said of the novel: "I loved every page of this book. . . A world of magic that¹s never been seen before, with a cast of beings who are so engaging and entrancing that you never want the story to end."
Yet, as dark as the tale is, it is also laced with wonder. As one of my favorite fantasy writers, R.A. Salvatore, wrote: "Wit'ch Fire grabs at your heart . . . a brutal and beautiful ride. I can't put the darned book down!" And I hope anyone who enters the lands of Alasea will not want to leave it either.
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